RUSH: The Obamacare rollout has been an absolute disaster. It doesn’t work; only 51,000 people have signed up. Let me give you some of the headlines in the Obamacare Stack. “Small Businesses Sound off on Obamacare Definition of ‘Full Time’ —
“At a House hearing Wednesday on health and technology, small-business owners joined Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) to sound off on the law’s definition of ‘full-time employment.’ The Affordable Care Act defines full-time employees as those who work 30 hours or more per week.” They changed the definition so as not to take any criticism. So Sebelius technically was right. There are all kinds of new “full-time jobs,” because Obama defines them as 30 hours a week. It’s BS.
Folks, I can’t tell you, this is so… Yesterday in Pittsburgh at “Catsup” Field where the Steelers ostensibly play, the owner of the Steelers, Dan Rooney, and Kathleen Sebelius sent out this big press release. There’s going to be a big, big rally at Heinz Field and they’re going to tell people all about how wonderful Obamacare is and they’re going to have ways you can sign up for Obamacare.
“You, too, can finally have affordable health care and keep your doctor,” and every other lie they have been telling about it. Everybody that was going to show up was going to be a retired Steeler, meaning a good one, and do you know how many people showed up at 60,000-seat Heinz Field? One hundred people. One hundred people. The headline: “Sebelius Visit Fails to Reassure as Health Care Website Glitches Persist —
“Sebelius and Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney were at an enrollment and education event on Thursday at Heinz Field to promote HealthCare.gov, but people who showed up encountered problems in signing up for coverage on the website. … Sebelius, who is making similar trips to cities across the country to spread the word about the website, told the audience of about 100 people that HealthCare.gov was ‘open for business.'”
Folks, do not believe the crap that you are hearing in the media? One hundred people show up in Pittsburgh at an event headlined by the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. One hundred people! And the beloved Kathleen Sebelius. You could get 5,000 people to pay to get into Heinz Field if you would put a scrimmage in there that was going to last five minutes.
You might even be able to put 50,000 people in there paid to watch that, but only 100 people show up for this. There isn’t this groundswell, folks. There isn’t massive, unconditional love for Barack Obama and the Democrat Party, and they know it, and so does the NBC/Wall Street Journal polling unit know it, which is why they had to put out a rigged, rushed, hurried-up poll. “UK Daily Mail: 51,000 People Complete Obamacare Application.” Just 51,000 people!
RUSH: This idea that Obama’s universally loved and everybody loves Obamacare, that’s a crock!
A hundred people show up in Pittsburgh at an event that was promoted by the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know the team’s, what, 0 4, 5, whatever, but still. It’s the Steelers, the owner Dan Rooney. He’s going to be profoundly respected no matter how the team plays. One hundred people in a seminar on how to sign up for Obamacare and how wonderful Obamacare is, and, of course, with that big star, Kathleen Sebelius. I’m just telling you that all of Washington is being seen in a very ugly light right now and my point to you is that can’t be all bad for those of us who like limited government.
This Obamacare episode and the way Obama has handled himself, there is no better evidence against big government than what is happening with the rollout of Obamacare. And it’s only going to continue because they’re not ready for it. They’re not capable of dealing with any kind of serious onslaught. I didn’t mean to be yelling, if I was. I don’t like doing that. I just got passionate.
Get this. This is from Fox News: “A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students –” Listen to this. If you think that we’re losing, listen to this. “A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels. The assignment was part of a sociology unit for freshmen and sophomore students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, just east of Champaign. … The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis.”
Unless they get it, they will die. And the classroom of 14 and 15 year olds was assigned the task of deciding who among those fictional characters got treated. The 14 and 15 year olds were shown an aspect of Obamacare, death panels. This is not 2009 where back then these same kids would have been singing “Barack Hussein Obama, mmm, mmm, mmm.”