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Limbaugh’s response to the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision was predictably bold.
He declared, “Our freedom of choice just met its death panel: the Supreme Court of the United States.”
“What we get today with the Obamacare ruling,” Limbaugh continued, “is the largest tax in the history of the world, [and it] is going to be paid by the uninsured, the very people Obama is supposed to help” (FREE audio).
Many were shocked to learn that Chief Justice John Roberts had cast the deciding vote in favor of Obamacare. However, after talking to a friend who also happens to be a neurologist, Michael Savage thought he had an explanation: “It’s well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication.”
Savage said, “If you look at Roberts’ writings, you can see the cognitive disassociation in what he is saying. He said the law is a tax, but if the law wasn’t written as a tax, how can he say it’s taxation?”
Savage offered advice for conservatives that came straight from the pages of his bestseller, “Trickle Up Poverty”: use religious freedoms to challenge Obamacare.
Savage noted, “Obama has made religious exemptions for healthcare insurance,” including the Amish and Christian Scientists.
“If they can make exceptions for these religious groups,” Savage continued, “let’s find other religious groups that they’ll have to find exceptions for until there are so many people exempted from the system, they won’t possibly be able to pay for it.”
Hannity joked that once again, he found himself trying to “coax conservatives off the ledge,” this time following the Obamacare ruling (FREE audio).
“I am far more resolved now than I have ever been,” he told listeners. “The Supreme Court essentially ruled that while it believes Obamacare is constitutional, it also validated that the president’s bloated health-care law is indeed a tax increase on the citizens of the United States.”
Klein aired another exclusive investigation this week, reporting that China is embedding products throughout America’s telecommunications infrastructure that may threaten national security.
Klein also asks: Are European-funded NGO’s complacent in the appalling situation that now sees Palestinians facing death simply for doing business with Jews?
Then former New York mayor Ed Koch came on to defend the city’s Board of Health’s suggestions that popcorn be banned along with extra large sodas (FREE audio).
Constitutional scholar Mark Levin walked listeners through the SCOTUS Obamacare decision. He condemned Chief Justice Roberts as an activist judge and called the latest decision “a brutal assault on individual sovereignty” (FREE audio).
He also criticized those conservatives who were “bending over backwards to pretend this was a great victory. They’re dead wrong.” Levin added, “I would go so far as to call this decision absolutely lawless.”
Ingraham believes that the Obamacare decision is an assault on freedom, essentially granting Washington, D.C., power over individuals and their doctors, because Obamacare grants an “independent medical advisory board” the power to decide which types of treatments should be reimbursed by insurance. This means that, inevitably, medical care will be “rationed” to keep the system afloat while taxpayers suffer.
Also this week, Laura talked with Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Min., and moderated a debate about atheism between when Dr. Richard Land and David Silverman. Silverman, the president of American Atheists, became so frustrated, he hung up in the middle of the debate! (FREE audio)
Beck was infuriated by the Obamacare decision, but reserved much of his wrath for “establishment Republicans” who’d done little to fight creeping progressivism in the first place (FREE audio).
“I’m sick and tired that they’re cowards,” said Beck. “They’re all cowards. They won’t come out and tell you what they really are. They won’t tell you what they really mean. They try to convince you we’re just like you. Bull crap. Bull crap. Tired of it.”
He invited listeners to attend FreePAC, his proposed alternative to the more established annual CPAC conference. Beck says he is “sick and tired” of going to CPAC and saying, “Hey, brothers … progressivism is the disease and the people in the room all going, ‘yes, yes,’ but the power players behind the scene saying, ‘never again.’”