Imagine how the Left will use this dictatorial-type power.
Rush: We cannot defeat Obamacare if we do not explain how it destroys the current health care system and the individual. You saw what they asked for. They asked for a mandate that would allow them to tell us what we have to buy or don't buy and penalize us, tax us, whatever. Forget the penalty. Forget the tax. Think about just that. And then take a look at the news of the day. Okay, what will they do? The AP has a story that the fires in Colorado and these high temperatures prove global warming. Prove it! Prove it.
What do these wackos say about all this? It's our fault. They, if this law stands, are going to have the power to dictate every aspect of your life they want to, to make sure these fires "never happen again," quote, unquote, or the temperatures never go up again. And you know how lunatic they are. If they believe that you eating a Big Mac is leading to fires and high temperatures, then they are going to find a way to make sure that you don't.
Or if they conclude that eating a Big Mac adds an additional $1.50 to your health care costs every month, and we can't afford the buck-fifty, they're gonna tell you that you can't have the Big Mac. I'm not exaggerating. And that's chump change compared to the power they're gonna have with this. And it stands! It was just declared constitutional. Individual choice is gonna go by the wayside. Individual health decisions are gonna go by the wayside. You've heard the audio sound bite of Obama telling a woman that his government would not allow her mother to live!
I still, to this day, cannot believe that the country has become that in my lifetime. I was watching a primetime show on ABC and a woman asked this. The fact that she was even asking the question sent me into a tailspin. A citizen of the United States actually had to ask the president, "My mother is 102 and she has a really great will to live, she's got a lot of spirit, but she needs a pacemaker." "Well," Obama said, "I don't think we can factor things like 'spirit' into whether or not your mom gets a pacemaker. Maybe it be better just to give her a pain pill."
I said, "This is United States of America?"
And nobody thought that there was anything unusual about that. A citizen was essentially asking the president, "Will you let my mother live?" And he said, "no!" And we moved on to the next question. In the United States? Folks, that's the tip of the iceberg. We've spent two years detailing what's in the health care bill, and you know it. It's why you oppose it. But I really... As I listen to this whole thing being discussed on television and read various blogs, debating John Roberts right now is not the point. Debating his decision -- whether there's a silver lining, whether it's a penalty or a tax -- is a distraction.
If they can tax us for not buying insurance, they can tax our carbon emissions. Just takes a special piece of legislation. Nothing special, actually, because the Supreme Court has just broadened Congress' taxing power to be essentially limitless, and there is no silver lining in that. Now, listen to a couple things Obama has said. You've got to put daily events, the news of the day, you have to put it in context with this decision and then you have to associate everything you know about liberalism with this decision and you will fully understand the consequences.
Obama says we cannot drive our SUVs -- and eat as much as we want, and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times -- and just expect other countries are gonna say, "Okay." That's Barack Obama in May of 2008. Okay, so what's the big deal of that? It tells us who he is. He doesn't want the best of life to exist in the United States. He doesn't want the highest standard of living in this country because to him that's immoral and unjust. What the rest of the world thinks is more important. We can't drive our SUVs. We can't eat as much as we want, and we can't keep our homes at 72 degrees all the time, because the rest of the world is just not gonna accept that. Well, if this guy is the president, and he's got a Congress that's corrupt, and a court willing to back him up on the exercise of dictatorial-type powers, how long do you think you're gonna be driving an SUV, or paying through the nose for it?
"If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It's just it'll bankrupt 'em because they're gonna be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted." January 17th, 2008. Barack Obama, presidential candidate. You want to know why West Virginians are not going to the Democrat convention, there it is. Their state is coal. And Obama has promised he's gonna put it out of business. How? By making it prohibitively expensive to do it. That's authoritarianism, that's statism, and he now has the power to do this. And even if he doesn't have the power, such as granting amnesty to a million people, he's still going to do it. This is the reality of what we're up against, and have been for three-and-a-half years.
Barack Obama to Latinos in October of 2010: We're gonna push our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us. Yeah, he does that. You and I know the state of the solar industry in this country, do we not? There is no solar industry. It doesn't exist, right? I mean, it's bankrupt. Everybody that gets into it loses. There's no real power being generated. It's not helping these people in the DC area that have lost their power, right? So I'm reading this morning a tech blog about gadgets, and there's this big, long piece from this young kid on all the solar energy being created out there and how you can tap into it. There isn't any.
This kid has been lied to his whole life, believes the lies, really thinks that there's all this brand-new clean energy out there. It's already there and he's excited. There isn't gonna be any more pollution. He has no more awareness of the real world he lives in than somebody who's not yet born. So we face a monumental task here. It's one of education.
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