Angry Rush Limbaugh: ‘Disband The Republican Party’ For Compromising On Spending Bill (AUDIO)

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh angrily denounced the GOP and wants to “disband the Republican Party” for compromising on issues and passing the omnibus bill and avoiding a government shutdown. He described it as a Republican failure because it is a bill that funds Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, and visas for foreign workers. But the bill itself required that both Democrats and Republicans compromise on tough stance issues in order to avoid a government shutdown:

The so-called omnibus bill is a bill that incorporates legislation from the 12 appropriations subcommittees was the product of months of negotiations between party leaders and nearly a year of work from appropriators. The House passed the bill 316-113, with 150 Republicans supporting the measure and 95 opposed. Among Democrats, 166 voted for the legislation and 18 voted against it.”

Limbaugh – being Limbaugh – does not see the bright side of the fact that at least the government was able to be responsible and actually avert a government shutdown. Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said:

“The package reflects a hard-fought, fair compromise.”

Instead, Limbaugh is furious that Republican lawmakers and Democrats  compromised in order to avoid shutting down the government. The disgruntled Limbaugh said:

“It is as though Nancy Pelosi is still running the House and Harry Reid is still running the Senate. Betrayed is not even the word here. What has happened here is worse than betrayal. Betrayal is pretty bad — but it’s worse than that.”

He then went on to whine a bit more, saying that Republicans haven’t been this powerful in generations yet have not been able to use their power:

“You know, we don’t even need a Republican Party if they’re going to do this. Just elect Democrats, disband the Republican Party, and let the Democrats run it. Because that’s what’s happening anyway.”

However, a closer and  less emotional look at the agreement tells us that both sides actually compromised on major issues. The Republicans lost on the perceived overspending of $1.1 trillion, their failure to halt the Syrian refugee resettlement program, and on extending wind and solar subsidies. They won on $680 billion in tax breaks, postponing two major Obamacare taxes, and ending the ban on crude oil exports.

Instead of reading the facts and looking at the larger picture, Limbaugh propagates a divisiveness that has led to an all-too dysfunctional government where the country ultimately pays the price.


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