Limbaugh: Obamacare Is Republicans' 'Golden Opportunity'

By Susan Jones | July 2, 2013 | 9:18am EDT

Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh (AP File Photo/Chris Carlson)

( - Yes, the Democrats could win the House of Representatives in 2014 -- "because the Republicans are in the process of engaging in policies guaranteed to lose them elections. Absolutely, it's possible," conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh told Fox & Friends on Tuesday.

While politicians are tied up with immigration reform, Obamacare is imploding and "unworkable," Limbaugh said. "It is 22-hundred pages of a brand new bureaucracy that transfers one sixth of the economy to the government which doesn't know how to run anything properly."

Limbaugh said Democrats are selling Obamacare with an eye on the 2014 elections. "Only 34 percent of the people approve or want Obamacare. In 2010, Democrats lost big...because of Obamacare. They are salivating at 2014, and that is why they're out there running campaigns for a bill that is already the law of the land that nobody can do anything about."

Limbaugh said the Democrats are trying to sell the plan to minimize its negative aspects ahead of the midterms.

Republicans have a "golden opportunity to get back in people's good graces" -- by capitalizing on their dislike of Obamacare.

Limbaugh noted that Democratic constituencies -- labor unions, the NAACP -- are running the healthcare exchanges in California. "You show up to get your health insurance, they're going to register you as a Democrat, they're going to get you to the polls to vote on election day as a Democrat -- they're using Obamacare in these exchanges to grow the Democrat Party.

"The Republicans are  sitting around twiddling their thumbs, worried about immigration and whether the Hispanics like them or not, and they're being skunked on issue after issue after issue. Like this is classic: The 2014 midterms are really, really important. If the Democrats win the House, then there's no such thing as a lame-duck last two years for Obama. He's got clear sailing."

Under Obamacare, people who don't sign up for health insurance will be fined by the Internal Revenue Service. Limbaugh said those fines -- and the anticipated increase in insurance premiums under Obamacare -- are "another golden opportunity for the Republicans" -- but only if they can "get out in front of it."

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