RUSH: Remember what Bill Clinton said about the entire Obama presidency, about the entire Obama campaign? Clinton famously dismissed Obama's entire candidacy by saying (Clinton impression), "Give me a break. This whole thing's the biggest fairytale I've ever seen." This is back when it was gonna be his wife and the media abandoned his wife for the young, attractive messiah, instead of the old and aging whatever. Clinton was upset they were playing the race card on him, he said (Clinton impression), "Give me a break. This guy's the biggest empty suit I've ever seen. This is the biggest fairytale I've seen," and that's what this is. This is a fairytale. This cannot be fixed.
Folks, the damage is more than done here. Already millions of Americans have been made to pay higher premiums. They have lost their jobs. Look at all the people who've been converted from part-time to full-time. We got 91.5 million Americans not working. Forty-eight million Americans on food stamps and climbing. People have had, for the past month, their health insurance policies canceled, but all of a sudden today, with the waving of a magic wand, the insurance companies have to somehow make those canceled plans available, even though they are in direct conflict with the existing law called Obamacare.
Just yesterday those canceled policies were substandard, and now that's what Obama wants you to have, because you want it, you didn't want to have to get rid of it, he lied to you, and the Democrats are in electoral trouble for November of 2014. It's unfixable. Even McCain said this is never gonna work. The only thing we can do is repeal this. I've got the sound bite. McCain, folks. I don't know if he squared that with Chris Christie before he said it, but nevertheless this is what Senator McCain is now suggesting, the only fix is repeal. It was just a month ago that Ted Cruz was an extremist, radical, hostage-taking, ransom-demanding wacko for suggesting this.
The AP headline on the Obama press conference today sums it all up. "Policy Cancellations: Obama Will Allow Old Plans." What is this, "will allow"? He might think of himself as one, but he is not a dictator. We are not a banana republic yet. This is not an authoritarian form of government. This is a constitutional republic, and the president doesn't allow or disallow. The president can't buy or purchase. Congress must do that. All this talk about, "Well, Obama, he'll just come along and offer subsidies if he has to." Obama can't do that legally. Only Congress can approve that. Right here you have it, right from the AP, "Obama Will Allow Old Plans."
You wonder why I'm using the language I'm using about him pretending, playing dictator? The media already thinks he is. "Obama Will Allow Old Plans." The fact of the matter is, in our form of government, Barack Obama did not have the power to do any of this in the first place. And that's what's wrong with it, and that's why it needs to be repealed, because it does not jibe with our form of government. This is an affront to the very founding of this country. Every aspect of Obamacare is an affront to the founding.
Let me grab a call before the hour wraps up. Jason in Dayton, Ohio. Hello, sir. Great to have you on the program. Hi.
CALLER: Thanks for having me, Rush. Longtime listener, first-time caller. Hey, I want to know, when are we gonna see a shred of accountability from this administration?
RUSH: You did. You did, today. That's what you saw.
CALLER: Well, I think that's laughable. I mean, from the beginning of this health care rollout to all the issues that they've had with the website and down to today it's a lot of finger pointing. Whereas I feel like had any of it been successful, it would have been Barack saying, "Oh, you know, I did this, I did this." But we haven't seen a shred of accountability.
RUSH: See, here's the problem. Jason, it didn't ever have a chance to be successful.
RUSH: It couldn't be. This is the point. This was a fantasy. This is a bunch of liberal theoreticians, smug, arrogant, condescending intellectuals sitting around the faculty lounge for years and years planning and dreaming of how, if they ever got control, how they would fix the horrible inequities of capitalism, and they would make it work simply by the force of their intellect. They are smarter than anybody. This is exactly what you get when you have a bunch of pseudo-intellectuals who arrogantly think they're smarter than anybody else, putting themselves in the place of people who've got experience and knowledge when they have none.
There is no accountability for socialists, for communists, for liberals. It's always somebody else's fault. In this case, it's gonna be the insurance companies that screwed this up. It's gonna be the governors that screwed this up who didn't do the exchanges. Obama, as far as he's concerned, he went out and said, "I'm sorry you misunderstood." And that's as much accountability as you're gonna get. In his mind, he hasn't done anything. Everybody else is just too stupid to figure out how to make this work. It's just insulting, is what all this is.
RUSH: I have a prediction. I have a prediction. I think the Democrats in the Senate are not gonna go for this. They're gonna want Landrieu 'cause it's permanent. They don't want just a one year fix. Let's see if this doesn't satisfy the Democrats.