Limbaugh: Republican Leadership 'Caving In' on Obamacare

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Monday, 29 Jul 2013 04:31 PM

By Wanda Carruthers

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"Capitulation is now strategic wisdom," Rush Limbaugh said Monday about the "higher-up" Republicans who are "caving in" on efforts to defund Obamacare through the appropriations budget process.

Though not mentioning names, Limbaugh instead referred to Republicans who did not support defunding Obamacare as "higher ups," "leadership," "high ranking," and "establishment."

Last week Republican Sen. Mike Lee wrote a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, telling him of his intention to thwart efforts to fund Obamacare — a move that could threaten a government shutdown. The Utah senator said he had the support of several other senators, but was met with criticism from others within the Republican party.

Regarding the Republican critics, Limbaugh said on his radio show, "They want no part of Mike Lee's effort, and they're out laughing at it or making fun of it or saying it doesn't have a prayer or it's dumb or it's stupid or what have you."

"I don't think they were ever serious about repealing health care — the Republicans," Limbaugh said, referring to when the law when was first passed. "I think that it has been lip service from the get-go."

"The votes to stop — I mean, the leadership — House and Senate — I don't think they've ever really been serious about repealing Obamacare, especially since the Supreme Court decision," he added.

Limbaugh questioned why a party once zealous for repeal of Obamacare is now capitulating, saying, "We surrender before we even take a stand."

"The energy has gone from the opposition and something's happened. Something has changed that has taken the wind out of the sails of all these Republicans who opposed it," Limbaugh said, though not explaining further.

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