Conservative media behemoth Rush Limbaugh lashed out at the Republican Party on Wednesday, roundly castigating the GOP for failing to up-end the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. According to Talking Points Memo, the talk radio titan blasted Republicans as powerless and “irrelevant.”
“I was trying to think earlier today if ever in my life I could remember any major political party being so irrelevant,” Limbaugh said Wednesday. “I have never seen it. I have never seen a major political party simply occupy placeholders, as the Republican party is doing.”
“There hasn’t been any opposition, no serious opposition,” he complained. “There may have been votes against this or that. But in terms of…a package of principled beliefs of opposition expressed daily by party leaders against what’s happening in this country, there hasn’t been.”
TPM pointed out that just last week, Limbaugh claimed that even if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) don’t succeed in defunding the Affordable Care Act, they have “already succeeded.”
“The defund effort, to me, happened to be attractive because it was led finally by somebody who could articulate conservatism. Ted Cruz,” Limbaugh mused on Oct. 10. “Maybe there’s a point where it’s considered successful even if they don’t reach that specific goal.”
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