Rush Limbaugh made a rare appearance on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, where he discussed, in part, a White House campaign to put a positive spin on President Obama’s 2010 health care reform law.
The conservative radio host predicted the bill wouldn’t be repealed, but would fail on its own. Democrats are still trying to sell the bill, Limbaugh said, because they fear losing in the 2014 midterms.
“It’s going to survive,” Limbaugh said. “It’s the law of the land. I don’t think — it’ll survive, but I think it’s going to implode on itself. It’s just unworkable. It is 2,200 pages of a brand-new bureaucracy that transfers one-sixth of the economy to the government, which doesn’t know how to run anything properly, particularly this one. The idea — why are they selling it? Why are they — it’s the law of the land. I’ll tell you why they’re selling it is because of 2014 midterms. Only 35 percent of the people approve or want Obamacare. 2010, the Democrats lost big. I mean, all the way down the ballot, the dog catcher at the local level, they lost big because of Obamacare. They are salivating at winning 2014 and that is why they’re out there running campaigns for a bill that is already the law of the land that nobody can do anything about. They’re trying to sell it — counter the negatives about it for the 2014 midterms.”
Limbaugh said there was still an opportunity for the GOP to gain ground on the Democratic Party, but warned if the health care law stood, it would be used as a political tool for the Democrats.
“I think it’s golden opportunity for the Republicans to get back in people’s good graces and stand for something the American people actually stand for,” he said. “And that is their dislike for this. Look what’s happening to these exchanges, guys. I mean, you’ve been talking about it on your program this morning — California health exchange. Most people think that’s where you’re going to go to buy your health insurance if your employer doesn’t provide it. Turns out it’s gonna be run by the SEIU, the AFL-CIO, Cover California, NAACP — a Democrat-voter registration group running the California health exchange. You show up to get your health insurance, they’re going to register you as a Democrat. They’re going to get you to the polls to vote on Election Day as a Democrat. They’re using Obamacare and these exchanges to grow the Democrat Party. The Republicans are sitting around, twiddling their thumbs, worried about immigration and whether the Hispanics like them or not and being skunked on issue after issue after issue, like this is classic. The 2014 midterms are really, really important. Democrats win the House then there is no such thing as a lame duck last two years for Obama. He’s going to have clear sailing.”
As for the possibility of a Democratic Party-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, Limbaugh said it was “absolutely” possible since the Republican Party is distracted with its efforts to woo Hispanics.
“You think that’s a possibility?” Kilmeade replied.
“That the Democrats win the House in 2014?” Limbaugh added. “Yeah, because the Republicans are in the process of engaging in policies guaranteed to lose them elections. Absolutely it’s possible.”