RUSH: Here is Andrew in Minnetonka, Minnesota, on the Rush Limbaugh program. Hello, Andrew. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hello, sir. Thank you so much. Rams fan dittos. Two quick points, sir.
CALLER: Why is it that during the Democrats’ primaries they never brag to their constituents that they should, “Vote for me because I can work with the Republicans”?
RUSH: I’ve made that point over and over again, and it is brilliant. You never hear them say they can work with us. They never tell their voters, “I can work with the other side and get things done. I can cross the aisle.” Why do you think that is, Andrew?
CALLER: Well, because they have no intention of working with the other aisle.
RUSH: Not only that. They have an attitude of superiority. They’re on offense. We are defensive all the time. Our people, McCain and people that talk like that, start out every day thinking, “We’re in the minority, we’re really chump change, and we’ve gotta show the big clique, the majority, that we can work with ’em and that we’re willing to cross the aisle and meet and compromise.” It’s an automatic admission of second-class status, I think, to even say that. And the Democrats don’t think of themselves as second class, even though they… Yeah. That’s an excellent point.
CALLER: And, of course, they know much better than we do, so what could we know? My second point to you is further proof that Obama knew that Obamacare would never work is during your montage last week of Obama’s lies in his run-up to selling of the law. He’d go back and forth between saying that families would save an average of $2,500 a year and saying “as much as” $2,500 a year. Well, which is it? It can’t be both.
RUSH: And that is classic distortion and confusion, and that’s having it every which way. So if somebody comes back and calls you on it, “No, no! I didn’t say definite. I said, ‘up to,’ ‘might be,’ ‘as much as.'” It’s a clever way of avoiding being locked into something. He knows that a low-information crowd is not gonna hear all of that. They’re gonna hear $2,500 and cheaper, and they’re gonna vote on that basis, and that’s all Obama cared about.
He doesn’t care how many people get the details.
In fact, there’s a piece here, Andrew, that you will appreciate. It’s Joseph Curl writing in the Washington Examiner and it’s not a thought that nobody else has had. I just really enjoyed seeing the headline: “We Overhauled US Health Care — to Insure 4.2 million People?” That is his way of illustrating how few people have actually enrolled. We had a $2.7 trillion health care system that was judged to be bad and insufficient and unequal and unfair.
So we’ve done all of this. We’ve basically blown it up. We basically made it unworkable, all to sign up 4.2 million people. Obama said in August of 2009, “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance today. In the wealthiest nation on earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage. That’s unacceptable.” Well, they still don’t. It’s an absolute outrage, what has happened.