As the major implementation date for the Affordable Care Act approaches, conservatives are doing everything they can to prevent the law from coming to fruition. Naturally, this includes Rush Limbaugh, who used a new tack to argue against Obamacare on his radio show Thursday, along the way comparing it to slavery.
Limbaugh’s argument hinged on a term that’s popular with Democrats who want to see Obamacare become a reality: “It’s the law of the land.” The host wondered “what else at one time was the ‘law of the land?’: Slavery!”
“Slavery used to be the law of the land,” Limbaugh informed his audience, noting that the Supreme Court even once upheld it. From there, he listed other things that used to be the “law of the land” but are not relics of the past:
“Defense of Marriage Act.”
“The speed limit used to be 55, now it’s 70.”
“Guns, Second Amendment.”
“Laws against marijuana.”
Limbaugh wanted to know why Democrats are allowed to get rid of “bad laws” they don’t like but Republicans aren’t. “Is that the only way they can defend this?” Limbaugh asked. “Is that the best they’ve got? ‘It’s the law of the land’?”