RUSH: Obamacare, Daily Caller: “Fifty-seven percent of Hispanics in the state of Colorado disapprove of Obamacare, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Hispanic disapproval of President ObamaÂ’s health care reform law topped white disapproval by five points. Only 36 percent of Hispanics in the state approve of Obamacare.”
You’re saying, so what? So what? The Republican Party either believes or has been made to believe that they’re gonna have to pander — and let’s just call it what it is — to Hispanics, largely on immigration and amnesty, if they are to ever win anything significant again. Cannot win without the Hispanic vote, at least getting a larger percentage of it than they are. And the Hispanics love Obama, and they love the Democrat Party, and so we’re gonna have to move into the area of their own turf and areas they like.
As you know, the Republican Party’s stated opposition to Obamacare is kind of tepid. They want you to think that they’re opposed to it, but when time comes to actually do something about it there’s very little action behind it. My point, Obamacare has never been supported by a majority of the American people. When it was being debated, you might have had a majority of Democrats that were in favor of it, obviously, but nationwide Obamacare has never had majority support across the spectrum of the population. We’re being governed, and ever since this guy was elected, and nominated, we have been governed by a minority, a liberal minority.
And even population groups who look at the government Santa Claus don’t like this, because it is negatively impacting everybody. We don’t know how many people have signed up. The people that have signed up don’t know what they’ve signed up for. They don’t know whether their payments have been processed. It’s just an absolute disaster. If you drill down deep into the numbers the Regime has admitted, we may actually have a grand total of one million people who have signed up for Obamacare who did not have health insurance. And, remember, we were all told that the reason we had to redo the health care system was ’cause we had 30 million or 46 million uninsured. It just wasn’t right, in a country as big and wealthy as ours, it was not fair, it was unequal. We had to do something about it. So Obamacare was gonna fix it and one million people that didn’t have it now have it, for all of this.
RUSH: No, the point is this. You get two-thirds — and, by the way, I don’t think Colorado is an isolated example. It’s just polling data from Public Policy Polling. And, by the way, they’re a Democrat/liberal-leaning group. If these numbers are this bad for the Democrats, they’re arguably or actually worse. But you have almost two-thirds of Hispanics in Colorado do not like Obamacare.
So the question is: Do you think the Republicans will come up with a way of appealing to those voters? This has been one of the great mysteries, to me, since Obamacare reared its head. It’s this majority of opposition, this majority of people opposed to it. That’s an instant opportunity for the Republicans to reach out and connect with that group of people and make them a constituency and join them in their opposition to Obamacare, which is what political parties ostensibly want to do.
They want to grow. They want to win elections. They want to have more members in the opposition party. But the Republican Party’s not doing that. The Republican Party is “reaching out” to Hispanics the way the Democrats do, with Big Government, with amnesty, and any number of other attempts. In the process, according to this PPP poll, they are missing the true Hispanic mind-set.
Now, I was just informed that Drudge has tweeted a picture of van on the streets of Miami. The van looks like a government van, meaning it has some officialdom about it. And the van that is driving along the streets of Miami is offering free Obamacare. The white van is striped in red, white, and blue. But the rear doors are wrapped in yellow with black text in Spanish, which, translated to English, says:
“You can still subscribe to Obamacare. Apply today,” and they give a phone number, “qualify, and receive Obamacare totally free.” Now, I’m getting a picture of this. I can’t get it ’til the next break. I’m getting a picture of this to show you on the Dittocam. Do you know that you still cannot find a Spanish-language Obamacare website, I don’t think? They know. (interruption) It is amazing when you stop and think about it.
You can’t find a Spanish-language Obamacare website because they know, the Regime knows. Look, two-thirds of the American people oppose this, nearly two-thirds, and every day we could give you one of these stories. Here is today’s Obamacare disaster sob story. It is from the Weekly Standard. Headline: “Pastor Diagnosed with Cancer: ‘No Compassion in the Affordable Care Act.'”
Now, if this isn’t a death panel, I don’t know what you call it.
Are you ready? A preacher, a pastor, man of the cloth, “recently diagnosed with cancer, and who is covered under Obamacare, tells a local Iowa reporter that there’s ‘no compassion in the Affordable Care Act.’ … ‘Back in January, Pastor Angran was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer.”
Preexisting condition stuff. But wait! But wait! We were all told that you were covered with preexisting conditions. The preexisting condition crowd thinks they’re covered, so they show up. So the preacher “was diagnosed with stage three cancer of the esophagus. He had insurance, but because of a previous heart condition, it did not cover the treatments he needed for his cancer,” and do you know when he found out?
He’s in the place to get his chemo.
He’s hooked up, the chemo is soon to start flowing, and they come in and they tell him “just minutes” before the chemo starts. “The pastor says, ‘One of the workers came and said let me talk to you. And so I went to talk to her. She says that we found out that your insurance does not include chemo.'” He was at the chemo place! He was all ready to get the chemo, and then: Whoa, whoa, whoa! Wait a minute. Your insurance doesn’t cover it.
“‘Over the past two months, the Angrans have emptied their savings account and racked up $50,000 in debt. They signed up for [Obamacare],’ says the local reporter, ‘but found it to be anything but affordable. It will cost the couple more than $800 per month, money they just don’t have.’ The reporter adds, ‘As a pastor, Angran has devoted his life to helping others, to being compassionate. He says, ‘There’s no compassion in the Affordable Care Act.”
Now, how many times have you heard the president himself and his Democrat cohorts on television say that we had to do this because you are walking around and you are one illness away from bankruptcy? “We need Obamacare so that you are protected from that reality. You could be one illness away from bankruptcy! You need to sign up for Obamacare.” So the preacher did it, and he is bankrupt.
Now, the obvious solution is this preacher needs to look at his cable bill and his cell phone contract, and he needs to cancel one or both. That’s what the president said the other day to an audience of young skulls full of mush, a Millennial audience. “Well, you know what? Health care, there’s nothing sexy about that, and you may not want to have it if there’s no immediate benefit like your cell phone, your cable TV, but…”
He went on to talk about canceling one or both. This is just one story. I’m sure you’ve heard countless others. They’re everywhere. This one’s two-pronged. The guy is ready to receive chemo, and somebody comes in and says, “Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah! Your insurance doesn’t cover it ’cause you got a heart condition. Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You have a preexisting condition. Ah, ah, ah! Your insurance doesn’t cover chemo.”
Now after signing up for Obamacare, the preacher and his family are 50 grand in debt, and he’s had no compassion from anybody he’s dealt with, and it’s $800 a month that he doesn’t have for all this. And, furthermore, the piece de resistance is the preacher is a liar, according to Harry Reid. Harry Reid says that these stories are all made up, and the people telling these stories are lying about it, and they’re given the stories by the Republicans to tell people.
But there’s no evidence that any of these stories are true.
RUSH: Okay, I’m gonna turn on the Dittocam, folks. I’ve got the tweeted photo of the van driving the streets of Miami. There we go. Okay. See it? Now, what that says is: “You can still subscribe to Obamacare. Apply today.” Then there’s the phone number. Well, call it. I don’t care. Now, be advised, this could be a scam. This van’s made to look official. I haven’t had time to try the number. Hey, look, if they’re a gonna drive around with this, be aware, it could be some guys running a scam. So be very, very careful here. That van is on the streets of Miami. And it says: “You can still subscribe to Obamacare. Apply today.” It gives the number. Qualify and receive calls “totally free.” And at the bottom totally free, gratis, is spread across the bottom of the ad.