PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio host Rush Limbaugh is warning that the Obama administration might continue to force implementation of its health-care law that was ruled unconstitutional yesterday, saying, “We have an increasingly lawless president.”
“We do know that this regime violated and ignored a federal court order on their drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. So we have an increasingly lawless president,” Limbaugh said on his program this afternoon.
Asking himself rhetorically if he meant to say that, he repeated himself, saying that yes, he does: “We have an increasingly lawless president.”
Limbaugh said the Obama administration is “saying they’ll continue to implement this law. … For the gazillionth time, the judge did not say that they can continue to implement it while it’s appealed.”
“I think there is abject panic over this ruling,” he continued. “This is the linchpin. This is the foundation of the new America. They were hoping to sneak in this ability [that] the federal government mandate people have something.”
“What you see is a lawless, statist mentality, in this case unconstitutional behavior if the regime does not comply with the court, plain and simple. They cannot. This law has been voided. It has been ruled unconstitutional.”
In a blog post on the White House website, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Adviser Stephanie Cutter wrote that the case is “is a plain case of judicial overreaching.”
“We don’t believe this kind of judicial activism will be upheld and we are confident that the Affordable Care Act will ultimately be declared constitutional by the courts,” she added.