During his radio show on Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh made the case that President Barack Obama and his administration's handling of Obamacare goes "way beyond deceit."
"Barack Obama and his minions are recklessly manipulating and deceiving the entire private health insurance industry," he said. "What has happened and what is happening to the best health care system ever developed in the history of man is more than a shame. It is simply outrageous. And it is being done purposefully, and with a level of deceit that is apparent to anyone who wants to be open enough with themselves to admit it and see it."
Limbaugh went on to argue that it's not just the health insurance industry that has been duped, American citizens too have been "misled" about Obamacare.
"This goes beyond deceit, and all of it in the name of gamesmanship. All of it in the name of achieving political power over the Republicans and conservatives. And, again, without regard to consequence," he explained. "Will there be lapses in health care coverage for people? Will some Americans be forced into bankruptcy? Will some be paying fines or go to jail? Will health insurance be contracted at all? Will the American taxpayer foot the bill for the destruction of the health insurance industry that started when the first dollar was spent on this quicksand website?"
"There has been stone-cold lying about readiness. Nobody — I don’t care who they are — nobody is this stupid," he added.
Further, Obama misled the American people about being able to keep their own doctors and health care plans, Limbaugh said. He also "lied" about "having your premiums reeducated by $2,500."
The radio host continued: "The level of lying willfully, knowingly lying, and now the best they can do is to say, 'Well, Obama was so busy with the shutdown, he didn’t know.' Well, that’s some president. That’s some CEO. That’s some chief executive. That’s some messiah."
Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo: