Rush Limbaugh used his Thursday radio show to weigh in on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a critical piece of the Affordable Care Act. Limbaugh has been a long-established critic of the major reform to health care, and declared today that the ruling was a complete disaster that puts the government right where the left wants it.
Limbaugh’s segment echoed Antonin Scalia‘s scathing dissent, where the justice bemoaned that though the government’s case should not have held up under the Constitution, “interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court.”
To this, Limbaugh had to ask, “What does that mean for the rule of law? If the law doesn’t mean anything other than what the highest judge ruling on it says it means, then what is it worth?” Limbaugh also agreed on the implications of judicial activism, stating that Chief Justice John Roberts was “taking it upon himself to interpret this law politically, not reviewing it judicially. That equals the full politicization of the court.”
Limbaugh also assumed that some members of the GOP are secretly relieved by the ruling, saying that since Republicans haven’t offered an alternative health plan, they have had to “[bend] over backwards” to keep up the fight while making sure they can’t be caught up in the media fallout:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a lot of Republicans breathing huge sighs of relief over this, because they have been totally beaten down and they think that anything that makes the American people unhappy is going to be blamed on them, and they would rather do whatever it takes to avoid that. So in this sense, the outcome probably isn’t any different regardless what the decision was. But that does in no way mitigate what’s happened at the Supreme Court. That is an absolute disaster.”
You can listen to the segment of Limbaugh’s show here:
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