Rush Limbaugh: Elections could end thanks to Obama
‘The Constitution has been ripped to shreds, so why is anything safe?’
Posted: March 22, 2010
2:14 pm Eastern
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
Talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh today suggested the existence of U.S. elections are now threatened by a move he expects President Obama to pursue – a mass amnesty for illegal aliens – following the passage of his historic health-care reform plan.
“The next big push will be amnesty for … millions of illegal immigrants who are here,” he said on his radio program.
“Obama’s gonna need their votes in 2012. The Democrats are going to need their votes in every election from now on – if we have elections, and I’m not joking.
Limbaugh told radio listeners Democrats “must be hounded out of office.”
“Every single Democrat who voted for this needs to know, safe district or not, that they are going to be exposed and hassled and chased from office. We now have leftist radicals in charge of your health care decisions rather than doctors. I got up today and I said, “We’re hanging by a thread,” and there’s a difficult balancing act on this program today: Dealing with the reality of what has happened, which can’t be candy coated, with the need to fight on. The need to fight on and the urging to fight on must have some substance to it and not just be rhetoric and language and lingo. It has to have some substance behind it, because we really are facing the prospect that our country will never be the same after yesterday, if this stands. It will never be the same, and a majority of the American people understood it.
“They won because they held Congress and the presidency, and therein lies the lesson: We need to defeat these bastards. We need to wipe them out. We need to chase them out of town. But we need to do more than that. We need to elect conservatives. If there are Republican primaries, elect conservatives and then defeat the Democrats – every last one of them – and then we start the repeal process.”
Limbaugh’s comments followed House approval last night of the president’s strategy for a government takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy. The legislation includes a requirement that every citizen purchase government-specified health insurance or face financial penalties.
Already, a long list of challenges are being prepared – from states whose officials say the government doesn’t have the authority to issue such demands to activist organizations who say Washington’s plan is unconstitutional on a number of levels.
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., boasted, “We’re doing something that ranks with what we did with Social Security or Medicare. This is a day of which we can all be proud.”
The approval came after Obama issued an executive order essentially banning the use of federal funds for abortions, even though analysts contend Sunday’s decision effectually will be reversed when Obama signs the program into law Tuesday.
Obama’s move was to secure the support of a handful of House Democrats who objected to government funding for abortion. Without their support, the proposal would have died.
Promoters of the bill have long touted the millions who will be added to health-care rolls and claimed that long-term, the trillion-dollar bill will eventually lead to deficit reduction.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Critics say that the bill’s supporters have used accounting tricks to keep hundreds of millions of dollars in expenses out of the fine print. They cite several strikes against the reform attempt, from the cost of yet another taxpayer-funded entitlement to the general principle that nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – which sets limits on the federal government’s powers – is there an authorization to force people to buy the health-insurance program a federal bureaucrat picks out.
Limbaugh said Obama is getting what he wanted – a complete makeover of the U.S. into a country with bureaucratic control over individual lives.
“He has come to divide. He has come to conquer. He hasn’t failed. He has succeeded,” Limbaugh said. “The Democrat Party has been co-opted and is being led by a far-leftist faction who admire and envy people like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro.”
Then he explained what be believes Obama’s next move will be: padding voter rolls.
“The next thing that’s going to happen is a major push for comprehensive immigration reform. It will be called amnesty,” said Limbaugh. “None of this should have been a mystery to anybody.
“He will divide this country even further. We can’t stop it. We deal with a president who doesn’t care how many votes he loses in November,” he said.
He also suggested Obama soon will slash the U.S. military, increasing the danger to Americans.
“He’s not interested in your freedom, he’s interested in taking it,” he explained. “The only way that Obama will ever be able to come close to paying for this spending is to practically get rid of the U.S. military.
“He can’t wait to slash that and use the money for domestic spending,” Limbaugh said. “The days of the United States projecting its power in defense of people in bondage will likely come to an end.
“He will continue his crusade to forever alter this country,” he said. “Rome is burning, and instead of putting out the fire, we have too many people looking for a bag of marshmallows.”
Republicans in Congress voted in a bloc to oppose the measure that many argue grants the federal government far too much power at far too much of a cost. They blasted the bill during the debate as the “mother of all unfunded mandates.”
“The American people know you can’t reduce health-care costs by spending $1 trillion or raising taxes by more than one-half trillion dollars. The American people know that you cannot cut Medicare by over one-half trillion dollars without hurting seniors,” said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich. “And, the American people know that you can’t create an entirely new government entitlement program without exploding spending and the deficit.”
Tens of thousands of people descended on Washington on Saturday, lining up in circles around the Capitol, in protest of Obama’s trillion-dollar plan.
Actor Jon Voight joined the protests and was blunt in his assessment of the plan and of Obama.
“It is a runaway train for him. And he has no way to put on the brakes. It is very clear that he will turn this country into a socialist America and his bullying and his arrogance can’t stop,” Voight said.
Several states and a multitude of rights organizations have also committed to challenging “Obamacare” in court on issues ranging from the basic unconstitutionality of a requirement to buy health insurance to the secret meetings Obama has held with his supporters such as Planned Parenthood.