If the Majority of the American People are Against Obamacare, Why are the Republicans So Afraid to Oppose It?
July 31, 2013
RUSH: In one hour, we're gonna have Utah Senator Mike Lee on the program to explain in detail and in an understandable way what he's trying to do. As you know, Mike Lee is leading the effort to defund Obamacare in the United States Senate. The entire Republican establishment has aligned against him. Consultants, establishment bigwigs, party bigwigs, even some donors have aligned against him because they are convinced that attempting to defund Obamacare at the next negotiation, the end of September, on a continuing resolution will lead to a government shutdown, and that will destroy the Republican Party.
Now, a couple of things. I'm not gonna get into this too much now. I'll wait for Senator Lee to get here, but at some point, don't we have to start paying attention to the Constitution and have an actual budget? This continuing-resolution technique of funding the government is a Democrat wet dream. It is made to order for limitless spending increases. But more than that, it turns the Constitution upside down. This is not how the federal budget and this country is to be funded. It's not how this budget process is supposed to work. We haven't had a budget in four years, I don't know how many continuing resolutions we've had.
The second thing is, this government shutdown will destroy the Republican Party. I have to opine that the Republican Party is doing that already. They're already imperiled because of the strategery they have adopted of capitulation with the Democrats and calling that victory, capitulation on amnesty, and now there's a desire on the part of some to capitulate on Obamacare. And I've heard the objections to it. Some have said, "Show me where you're gonna get 51 votes in the Senate for this. Even if you could make a move on this to defund it, show me where you're gonna get 51 votes to win this in the Senate. Where you gonna pick up five or six Democrats to make it happen, and how you gonna get all the Republicans?" That's interesting to hear that, because what that really means is that people don't even want to try.
What that means so that people do not want to even stand up and declare their opposition to Obamacare. Let's take as a hypothetical -- it's not actually a hypothetical. I mean, it may be reality. Obamacare, no way to stop it, let's say that Lee's wrong, can't stop it, can't be done. There's still an opportunity for the Republican Party to identify itself, to distinguish itself, to draw contrast with itself between themselves and the Democrat Party, which is leading the transformation and, in the view of many, the destruction of this country certainly as founded.
At some point what's the harm in standing up and saying, "no"? What's the harm in standing up and saying, "I don't support this"? No matter what poll you look at there isn't a single poll that shows a majority of the American people in favor of Obamacare. Every poll you look at, a majority -- and it's sizeable -- oppose Obamacare. The Republican Party wants votes from people, I assume, they want to grow. There is a majority of the American people waiting to be connected to.
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