October 30, 2013

On what it will take for Republicans to defeat Democrats politically…

The only way they can be defeated is to understand their ideology. If you do not understand their ideology, meaning their liberalism, meaning their devotion to Alinskism -- if you don't understand that -- you're never gonna be able to beat them. If they're just a bunch of incompetent Democrats, for example, you're never gonna beat 'em. Not if that's what you think they are. Not if they're just a bunch of well-intentioned, "Oh, God, look what they're doing!"

October 28, 2013

On the shock many Obamacare supporters feel when their own health insurance policies are cancelled because of Obamacare…

You're damn right I'm mad! For five years we have been telling people the truth about Obamacare on this show and elsewhere. For five years! You know what? The problem is, these people own it. I have no sympathy for 'em, but the fact of the matter is they have doomed this country with their stupidity, with their blind loyalty and their stupid hatred of conservatives drummed up by a media that knows what it's doing.

October 25, 2013

On the political impact of the failures of Obamacare…

A lot of people getting these cancellation letters are people that voted for Obama. A lot of people getting their cancellation letters are people that believed him, that their premiums are gonna go down $2,500, and that their access to actual health care was gonna increase. They believed all of this. I think there is already -- it's just not reported on -- I think there is already a level of rage and anger out there over this.

October 23, 2013

On the ultimate unworkability of Obamacare…

How is a system gonna work when the doctor doesn't get paid, when the pharmacy doesn't get paid, and the patient doesn't think he or she has to pay? How does that work? And the answer is, it can't.

October 21, 2013

Mark Steyn is guest-hosting for Rush today… On the necessity for Republicans to offer an alternative to Obamacare…

As disastrous as Obamacare is, if Republicans don't have a sane model that regular people can understand without all the mumbo jumbo stupid jargon, if they can't come up with a system without 'doughnut holes,' then people are going to be fleeing and clinging ever more fiercely to the Big Government nurse.

October 18, 2013

On Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and their supposedly grave tactical errors in combating Obamacare…

Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, they did run for election, and they did win, and they campaigned on getting rid of Obamacare. So they went to Washington and they did exactly what they were elected to do. The people that elected Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are very happy. Finally, candidates who campaigned on an agenda went to work on it when they got to town. This is what's expected of any candidate who gets elected on a specific platform.

October 16, 2013

On how the American people at large will learn the truth about Obamacare…

The Democrat Party and their buds in the media have lied to the American people about Obamacare. They have purposely kept from them the truth about it, and they are going to learn the truth simply by living their lives and doing what the law requires them to do. They are going to learn the truth about it from the actual interaction with it, not from hearing somebody tell them about it that they might not believe.

October 14, 2013

On how well Republicans understand the nature of today’s Democrat party…

When are the Republicans going to understand, and I'm dead serious about this, when are they going to understand that the objective here is to wipe them out. When are they going to understand that the pure, the only purpose of all of this is to effectively eliminate the Republican Party as anything viable, nothing more than a placeholder is all it's going to be if Obama and the Democrats get their way.

October 11, 2013

On criticisms of Senator Cruz -- from Republicans -- that he is knowingly misleading people by promising something -- the repeal of Obamacare -- that cannot possibly be achieved...

My question is, "Why isn't that said about Obama?" You want to talk about misleading people and setting them up for major disappointment and shock? How about a guy who's promised people will "get to keep their doctor," and they don't. How about a guy who's promised that their premiums come down $2500, and they won't? How about all the promises Obama's made with his stimulus and all the shovel-ready jobs? None of it's happened. How come the same standard is not applied to Barry? How come it's not said of Barry that, "Oh, God, what a mean guy! He's really using us. He's setting people up. He's promising all these wonderful things that are not possible really, and they're going to be so disappointed." Why is that not said, folks?

October 9, 2013

On President Obama's press conference yesterday in which the President excoriated Republicans for the partial government shutdown...

That press conference that Obama did, it was juvenile. It was something that a spoiled rotten kid would do. It was petulant. It certainly was not presidential. He called that press conference for one reason: to use the words "hostage," "bomb thrower," and "extremist" for an hour. That's why he did the presser.

October 7, 2013

On the long-term financial and social crisis created by Democrat-supported entitlement programs…

You've got 90 million Americans not working. Ninety million not working. Some of them are lying about disability… They're faking a disability because they've run through their unemployment. We have made it profitable and productive to not work, the Democrat Party has. Now all of a sudden on a dime you turn around and say to these people, "Guess what. Your only hope is to go get a job." I just wonder if it can be done, if the debt can ever be repaid. I don't think it can.

October 4, 2013

On Republicans holding firm politically as the government shutdown continues...

If Republicans would just stop enabling that bullying and intimidation by stopping being afraid of it, there would be a sea change. That's what Cruz is demonstrating, if you ask me, fearlessness, and look at how they're reacting to that. They don't know how to deal with it. They don't know how to deal with people that aren't afraid of 'em. They don't know how to deal with people they can't manipulate or bully into shutting up and going away. There's a lot to learn here, folks – a lot to learn.

October 2, 2013

On the terrible performance of the Obamacare exchanges during their first day of operation…

If a private firm spent billions on internet infrastructure, saw 25 locations fall apart within minutes of opening for business, the entire team responsible would be given walking papers. Immediately. Heads would roll, no questions asked, no excuses accepted. Because in the business world, results are what matters, not good intentions.