Sore loser John Boehner (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner promised
Republican leader Rush Limbaugh that full repeal of the Affordable Care Act was all that matters:
I got a call from Speaker Boehner last Friday,” said Rush Limbaugh on his radio show Wednesday. “He called a lot of people and he was telling us what the Republican plan is. And it was repeal, repeal, repeal. Regardless of what happens. … He made it clear that repeal—and not repeal and replace, but repeal—was going to be the focal point for the House Republicans.
He's doubling down now that Chief Justice John Roberts has abandoned him to uphold the Affordable Care Act. His statement
The president’s health care law is hurting our economy by driving up health costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire. Today’s ruling underscores the urgency of repealing this harmful law in its entirety. What Americans want is a common-sense, step-by-step approach to health care reform that will protect Americans’ access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost. Republicans stand ready to work with a president who will listen to the people and will not repeat the mistakes that gave our country ObamaCare.
Boehner leads the way in the rally cry: "Let 'em die."