Limbaugh: No GOP Strategy, No GOP Desire to Win, at Sebelius Hearing

Susan Jones
By Susan Jones | October 31, 2013 | 10:57 AM EDT

( - With every day of chaos, Democrats move closer to their goal of a single-payer health care system -- Medicare for all. "And if the Republicans don't understand that, they can nail Sebelius all day long and they're not going to accomplish anything," Rush Limbaugh told his listeners on Wednesday.

"See, I think this ought to be like shooting ducks at a carnival, this hearing (HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee).

"When this day of hearings is over, the American people ought to be rising up demanding this thing be scrubbed. That's the opportunity we had here, and apparently Republicans don't look at it that way."

Were there any Republicans at the hearing? Limbaugh asked. "Really? They've got a purpose?  They've got a strategy? Is that right? Really?" he asked.

While Democrats are "always moving their ideology forward" and "always have a plan," Republicans are not using the "gold mine" that the Obamacare debacle presents.

Limbaugh said he didn't hear any "ideological questions whatsoever" from Republicans: "I didn't hear any Republican say, 'Look, if you guys can't even launch the website, if you guys can't even get a website up and running, how in the world you gonna run one-sixth of the US economy?'"

But Limbaugh said he did hear one Republican say that his constituents want to be able to buy insurance On the new exchanges. "What are you saying, bud?!"

Limbaugh said Wednesday's hearing shows that Republicans are afraid to challenge Obama or Sebelius. "There seems to be some instruction that's gone out from on high to back off...don't be mean," he said. "I know exactly what's going on. There is no Republican ideology, is what is going on."

If Republicans plan to let Obamacare implode, it's a "big mistake" -- because it moves Democrats "closer to what they want," Limbaugh said.

"Republicans had a chance here to try to convince people, 'We don't want this. We have to find a way to get rid of it. It's hurting too many people,' whatever -- and if the people watching do not have as a take-away that we want to get rid of this, then no damage done, right?  That's my take on it."