Limbaugh: Government Shutdown Would Be Obama's Fault
Monday, 19 Aug 2013 04:27 PM
By Wanda Carruthers
Talk show host Rush Limbaugh said if there was a government shutdown over Obamacare funding, it would be Obama, and not the Republicans, who would be to blame.
"The Republicans cannot shut down the government," Limbaugh said. "Conservatives want to keep the federal government open. They just want to shut down Obamacare."
"So if Obamacare is defunded, why would Obama shut down the government?" Limbaugh asked.
President Barack Obama, in his radio address last weekend, accused Republicans of wanting to confuse people and of wanting to shut down the government.
"The Republican party has nothing to say about this. The Republican party cannot stop anything. And they can't propose and make anything happen. They don't have the votes. They do not have the support," Limbaugh said.
Several Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, have been spearheading efforts to see that any budget passed by Congress does not include funding for Obamacare.
"Funding the federal government, with the exception of Obamacare, would force the president and his supporters to explain why they would shut down the government to fund an unfair, unaffordable and highly unpopular law," Limbaugh said.