Thursday on his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh hammered Republicans in Congress for the handling of the current omnibus spending bill, which Limbaugh said was “rubber stamped” while most of the country was focused on GOP presidential politics.
Limbaugh pointed out that Republicans in Congress have no tools to take on President Barack Obama given they taken the power of the purse and impeachment off of the table, which Limbaugh said was out of fear from congressional Republicans.
“The Republicans squandered that – they gave up the power of the purse,” Limbaugh said. “And the reason they did that is for some inexplicable reason they are literally paranoid, scared to death of even being accused of doing something that would shut down the government. So to avoid even the accusation that they were going to or would even ever think of shutting down the government – they signaled whatever Obama wanted to spend, he would get because they figured that had less damage to them politically than the allegation that they were shutting down the government.”
Limbaugh pointed out the continuing of funding for ObamaCare, Planned Parenthood, climate change and the effort to locate Syrian migrants to the United States in addition to expansion of certain visa programs.
“This is causing some people to wonder if they just dreamed all that stuff about Boehner resigning,” he said. “And then other people are wondering if they dreamed all that stuff about Republicans winning the largest number of seats they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. We had two midterm elections in 2010 and 2014, which were landslide victories for the Republican Party. The Democrat Party lost over a 1,000 seats nationwide in just those two elections. People went to polls in droves wanting exactly what was rubber stamped last night, or what will be, stopped. Instead, they showed up in record numbers and they turned out and they just defeated Democrats down the ballot.”
“In the process, they elected Republicans to stop this,” Limbaugh continued. “And now the Republicans have the largest number of seats they’ve had in Congress since the Civil War. And it hasn’t made any difference at all. It is as though Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is still running the House and Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) is still running the Senate. Betrayed is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad, but it is worse than that. This is out and out in our face lying from the campaigns to individual statements made about the philosophical approach – Republicans had to do all this spending. There is no Republican Party. We don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re going to do all of this. Just elect Democrats. Disband the Republican Party, let the Democrats run it because that’s what’s happening anyway.”