Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that the Supreme Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell was a ruling that “words, and therefore laws, have no meaning” on Thursday.
“I mean, the chief justice took it upon himself to interpret the law again. He took it upon himself to say, ‘This is not what they meant. What they wrote, they didn’t mean this. What they meant by the state was the full-fledged federal government. Because our job here is not to disrupt things, and that would be a huge disruption.’ … The chief justice, however, taking it upon himself to interpret this law politically, not reviewing it judicially. That equals the full politicization of the court.”
Later he said, “So, we’ve got the government that the left has always wanted. We’ve got an authoritarian megalomaniac ruling like a monarch. The opposition of Republicans more often than not just bend over. And according to the highest court in the land, words, and therefore laws, have no meaning. What does that mean for the rule of law? If the law doesn’t mean anything other than what the highest judge ruling on it says it means, then what is it worth?”
Rush continued further on, “So, here’s what the left completely understands. They understand completely the optics of succeeding and getting something to become part of society and to having it accepted. And that happens to be socialism’s great appeal. And then once something is in place, such as Obamacare, to use that as an example here, once it’s in place, people generally don’t complain. They don’t know how to. They don’t care. That’s why not a single entitlement — well, Medicare — only one entitlement has ever been repealed. That was another thing arguing against the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare, it just doesn’t happen. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, nothing, except one tiny part of Medicare back in the eighties has ever been repealed. And so, what that means is that the entire conservative movement becomes, tell me if I’m wrong about this, the conservative movement then becomes an entity which focuses on making social programs more efficient rather than debating whether or not we should have them.”
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