Despite House Republicans forcing a government shutdown and causing consistent delays in reopening the government in order to raise the country’s debt ceiling all for the ideal that the Affordable Care Act is somehow infringing on the rights of individuals, Rush Limbaugh is not happy with his party.
Speaking on his radio show, Limbaugh took a turn against the Republicans, claiming that they have not done enough in order to take a serious stand against Obamacare and the ways in which it threatens to change the country.
"I was trying to think if ever in my life, I could remember any major political party being so irrelevant. I have never seen it. I have never seen a major political party simply occupy placeholders, as the Republican party has been doing. There has not been any serious opposition...against what's happening in this country. The Republicans have done everything they can to try to make everyone like them and what they've ended up doing is creating one of the greatest political disasters I've ever seen in my lifetime...I was pondering if I could ever remember...a time when a political party just made a decision not to exist, for all intents and purposes,” Limbaugh said on his program.
Many Congressmen would likely disagree with Limbaugh’s statements. Sen. Ted Cruz made headlines when he spoke for hours on end about how Obamacare needed to be stopped in any way possible. House Republicans have been incredibly stingy while negotiating deals with the opposition (who has been equally as stingy). The government is at a stalemate, and that’s why it has been shut down for three weeks, and the actions of members of the Republican party despite its effects on the government demonstrate their commitment to the cause.
Still, there are other more pressing issues that threaten citizens of the country, such as tomorrow’s deadline to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. If Republicans and Democrats finally are able to reopen the government, they wont be “try[ing] to make everyone like them,” as they’ve already missed that opportunity. They’ll be attempting to salvage something from the wreckage they’ve created.