RUSH: Patty Murray, senator from Washington, on the Senate floor yesterday urged people to stop listening to me ’cause I am, along with Fox News, part of the cabal spreading lies about all these people who are suffering after Obamacare. She says like Harry Reid, it’s all lies. There are no problems. Nobody’s having a problem. Nobody’s been cancelled. Nobody. Harry Reid’s actually out there and said that: It’s all lies. Here grab the sound bite. This is Patty Murray on the Senate floor speaking about Obamacare yesterday.
MURRAY: I hope that everybody can turn off the Fox News for a little while and not listening to Rush Limbaugh and really listen to some real stories of real-life Americans who have been impacted by this law.
RUSH: I’ll tell you what’s happening. There are massive amounts, massive numbers of victims of Obamacare. You know them and I know them, and they’ve been all over television and all over the news. People have lost their policies. People that have lost their doctors. There are cancer patients who can’t get treated. Remember the story about, what was it, 200 young kids with cancer who are unable to get treatment? Of course it’s not true.
It just is not true! It’s me and Fox News making all that up. What you really have here is the Democrat Party assaulting the victims of Obamacare, saying they’re liars. You have Harry Reid and now Patty Murray basically attacking ordinary people, claiming that all of these stories of suffering have been invented by Rush Limbaugh and Fox News. Here’s Dingy Harry. This is Wednesday in Washington on the Senate floor.
REID: (whispering) There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue, but they’re being told all over America — tales, stories made up from whole cloth, lies, distorted by the Republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements.
RUSH: Honestly, I don’t know that anybody knows how to deal with this. I mean, the numbers are in the tens of thousands of people who have been harmed to one degree or another, some seriously, by Obamacare — and here comes the Senate majority leader just saying it’s all lies, all made up by the Republicans. You people in the audience, you need to understand this. This is not the Democrats attacking me. It’s not the Democrats attacking Fox News.
They’re calling you liars.
All of you people who claim that you have been harmed or un-serviced or somehow mistreated or left out in the cold because of HealthCare.gov, you’re making it up. The Democrat Party is attacking you. They’re calling you liars. This morning on Fox News Fox & Friends, the cohost, Elisabeth Hasselbeck interviewed Eileen Benthal, a mother whose daughter has had 89 operations in her life, is now facing uncertainty because of Obamacare.
First Elisabeth Hasselbeck played a clip of Dingy Harry saying — well, you just heard. Everybody making this up. It’s all lies and these stories are not true. After playing Dingy Harry, Hasselbeck then said, “Your daughter was born with congenital malformations in her brain. She has undergone 89 surgeries in her life. Thanks to Obamacare, your family is stuck on an insurance roller coaster. I could feel you breathing and holding your breath watching Harry Reid make those remarks. How did you initially hear them, and what was your reaction?”
BENTHAL: I was so offended. You know, here I was sitting at my daughter’s bedside, and I’ve spent the last three months, it’s been more than a part-time job for me to secure insurance after our termination that happened in the fall. So I’ve worked diligently and advocated for the health care that we once had which we don’t have anymore, and it’s taken a lot of effort, a lot of time, a lot of difficulty. We have lost one doctor. We lost all coverage for out of New York State.
RUSH: “She’s lying! She’s lying! This woman is a reprobate who listens to Fox News. Look where she is! She’s ON Fox News. She’s making it all up. She probably doesn’t even have a daughter — and 89 surgeries? This is the kind of mean stuff the Republicans and Fox News and Limbaugh gin up ’cause she’s lying.” That’s what Harry Reid’s saying. Her name is Eileen Benthal. So Hassleback said, “Well, what do you have to say to Harry Reid? Chances are he might be listening right now. Do you think he owes you an apology?”
BENTHAL: Before I got the call from Fox News, I actually posted to my Facebook page, and I said, “Really, Senator Reid? I would like you to come to PICU and say those words to my face.” What I would like Harry Reid to do, if he has any ounce of regret for the words that he has said and the offense that he has made to Americans like us who are struggling, I challenge you to make a donation to the Angioma Alliance in honor of Johannah Benthal.
RUSH: Right. Fat chance. The only way Harry Reid will make a donation is if somehow I do and he tries to glom on to it as his idea. Remember that, the phony soldier letter? Anyway, she’s lying. “She’s making it all up. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is lying and helping her lie about it, and her daughter is lying about 89 surgeries and a cancelled plan last fall because of Obamacare. Those things are not happening! It’s all untrue.” That’s what Harry Reid is saying, and Patty Murray, and they’re blaming it all on me and Fox News.
RUSH: I have a companion story here. I had this in the Stacks all week, waiting for the right opportunity to use this. Folks, do you think…? Since Dingy Harry and Patty Murray are out there saying that all these stories about Obamacare being a disaster are just lies, none of ’em are true, do you ever ask yourself why you haven’t seen a whole host of success stories with Obamacare? I mean, why isn’t the media even making ’em up in the midst of all this?
Why don’t they go out there and find, you know, average John Q. Democrat to say, “Oh, man! I didn’t have health insurance. I was on the verge of dying, and then HealthCare.gov went live, and I went on and I logged on and in 30 seconds I had a policy, and now I’m cured.” Where are those stories? There aren’t any, are there? You seen any Obamacare success stories? You donÂ’t seen anybody. Have you seen any patients buying ads, “Hey, hey! I logged on, I got through, I got an insurance policy.
“Furthermore, I just got cured from Alzheimer’s, thanks to Obamacare!” Have you seen any of that? You haven’t seen anybody say, “I got on, I made it through, I got a policy.” Forget being cured. You haven’t seen a never-ending series of videos from people loving Obamacare, right? Don’t you think if there were some of those, that that’s all we would be seeing? (interruption) “We’ll see them next week,” exactly right.
They’re out there listening to me and saying, “You know what? He’s right, damn it! We need to make some.” So this weekend they’ll go into the studio, come up some fake patients, and next week we’re going to see a rollout of successful stories. Now, the Washington Examiner had a story earlier this week: “While Julie Boonstra of Dexter, Mich., struggles to survive leukemia, she now also has to cope with being called a liar by the Democrat who wants to be her next senator.
“And the campaign of Rep. Gary Peters is also going after television stations airing ads in which her story is featured, threatening their licenses. The ad by Americans for Prosperity features Boonstra talking about how her insurance was canceled under Obamacare and saying that Peters’ decision to vote for the law ‘jeopardized my health,'” in her words, there. “The ads are airing in Michigan as Peters seeks the Democratic nomination to replace Sen. Carl Levin,” who is one of the many Democrats retiring ’cause he doesn’t want to be in the minority.
So this Democrat, Gary Peters, is accusing this woman of lying and is threatening TV station licenses over running the ad. Once again: Pure authoritarian, dictator-like, Stalinistic tactics. So here you have a guy seeking the Senate seat of Carl Levin, going after TV stations for running an ad bought and paid for, which happens to tell the truth about Obamacare. Now, folks, it’s kind of conflicting ’cause there’s been bunch of things going on, here.
The left is having overwhelming success in corrupting this country. It’s not arguable. It isn’t denial. They are corrupting the culture, it seems, at will. For example, a Breitbart story: “Girl Scouts Hire Lesbian as Chief ‘Girl Experience Officer’ — As millions of moms consider digging into pocketbooks for Girl Scout cookies this year, they may be interested to know about the hiring of Krista Kokjohn-Poehler in the Girl Scouts executive office in New York City.
“Kokjohn-Poehler is an out lesbian married to a woman named Ashley Kokjohn,” and she’s the girl experience officer for the Girl Scouts now. So, I mean, they’re just… But at the same time, there’s an all-out jihad, I think, being conducted on the culture. It’s undeniable. At the same time that I think they’re in the throes of a… I know it sounds conflicting, but they’re melting down at the same time.
I mean, they’re leaving Congress in the Senate left and right, all these people. Dingy Harry’s claiming everybody’s lying! It’s a meltdown. This guy is threatening TV station licenses and others are running around calling people (many of them probably voted for Obama) who tried to sign up with Obamacare and couldn’t, and got their insurance policies cancelled, liars. So what I mean by meltdown is, while they’re having this success, they’re not happy.
It’s the most amazing thing to watch.
They’re angrier than ever.
They win this situation in Arizona by totally misrepresenting what the bill was, and then after the victory, you go to the media and listen to the advocates, and they’re just fit to be tied. They are enraged. They’re incapable of being happy. Whatever they get, it’s never enough. So by “meltdown,” I don’t mean they’re in the middle of losing it. I do think that it’s gonna be massive shock to their system in November, the election, but that’s only half the story, ’cause it really matters who wins as much as who loses.