Rush Limbaugh’s Ridiculous Claim: Obamacare Has Been the “Biggest Presidential Lie in Our Lifetimes”

limbaughI rarely write anything about Rush Limbaugh, mostly because he doesn’t say much of anything worthwhile.  I damn sure don’t listen to his radio show because I think more than ten minutes of hearing him spew his hate, paranoia and fear would just make my ears bleed.

Between him, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin, I’m not quite sure whose voice irritates me the most.

In other words, I detest Rush Limbaugh.  There are bums, scumbags, parasites, whack jobs—and then there’s Rush Limbaugh.  A racist, sexist, pile of  human garbage.  How he’s still on the air honestly baffles me.  Then again, he panders to the tea party mentality which thrives on fear, ignorance, propaganda and hate—all cornerstones of who Rush Limbaugh is.

But nevertheless he remains highly influential within the Republican party, so when he says something completely outlandish about President Obama or Democrats, you can be sure far-right Republicans eat it right up.  As I’m sure they did recently when he said, “These are lies. They are calculated, purposeful lies. And this is really, really bad. This may be, and I’m not exaggerating and I’m not trying to do anything for effect here, this may be the biggest presidential lie in our lifetimes.”

I mean, seriously?  President Obama not being completely forthcoming in the details about the Affordable Care Act might be the “biggest presidential lie in our lifetimes,” that’s what this idiot is trying to say?

I could go back to Watergate — you know, that “little” thing in American history which occurred during Rush’s lifetime — but I’m not even going to go back that far.  There’s no reason to.

All it takes is four simple words to showcase what a total buffoon Limbaugh truly is:  Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Now, I’m not here to excuse President Obama for what he promised.  But let’s be at least a little honest here.  The people losing their existing health insurance represent a very small percentage of our population.  Though if you listened to Republican rhetoric you’d think 70% of the country was losing their health insurance.  We’re talking somewhere around 5% of Americans with health insurance will have to find a new — and for most, better — health plan.  That means 95% of Americans with health insurance will be allowed to keep their current insurance.

So that is what Limbaugh feels might be the “biggest presidential lie in our lifetimes.”  Not the lies we were told about weapons of mass distraction to get us into war in Iraq which resulted in over 4,000 dead American soldiers.

Oh, no.  That’s small time when compared with President Obama lying to 5% of Americans about their ability to keep their existing health insurance plan.

It’s stuff like this which makes it impossible for me to take Republicans seriously.  An entire political party up in arms over this “Obamacare lie” (and what a lie it is, how dare these people be forced to purchase better health insurance plans—-for shame!) but they had no problem electing a man in George W. Bush (twice) who ran the most corrupt and deceitful administrations since Nixon.

Torture, wars, record deficits, historic recessions, advanced NSA spying — I could honestly just keep going and going — all these things started under George W. Bush.  A man Republicans supported for eight years.

But, when it comes to President Obama, his “lie” will ultimately lead to many Americans getting better health coverage and Republicans want to act as if that’s the end of the world.

It all goes back to a saying I’ve used for a few years now, “If you voted for George W. Bush twice, you should probably just stop talking.”  And Mr. Limbaugh would do us all a favor if he did just that.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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