RUSH: The White House understands full well what’s going on. They have a press secretary there named Earnest, Josh Earnest. And the regime is now referring to Obamacare as “a bipartisan bill,” and they’re calling the individual mandate “a Republican idea.”
But the way they are rebranding the mandate is to call it the “individual responsibility clause.” Josh Earnest said, “The Affordable Care Act is a bipartisan plan and one that we think is constitutional.” The problem is it’s not. He’s just making that up. “Bipartisan” means members of both parties voted for it, and not one Republican voted for the Affordable Care Act on final passage. Not one! It barely eked through, because they misled Bart Stupak when they told him that abortions would not be paid for in Obamacare.
(chuckling) Ha ha! Not only are abortions gonna be paid for, so are birth control pills! So it was not “bipartisan,” and it was not “a Republican idea.” But they are rebranding the individual mandate as individual responsibility, “the individual responsibility clause.” Now, why are they doing that? Well, it’s very simple. This is still a conservative country. They know — despite their best efforts, they know — that personal responsibility is still a foundation of this country. And so they’re trying to score points by using a term almost exclusively used by conservatives now: “Individual responsibility.”
Liberals don’t believe in individual responsibility!
All of a sudden they do?