The answer is, no. In fact, I have been reading blogs and other commentary and opinion on this Limbaugh quote ever since the Supreme Court decision about Obamacare came down. (Read the full ruling here.)
I went to Limbaugh’s program website and found the excerpt–now handily posted–from the transcript of a followup show two years ago when he clarified his position on packing up and heading to Costa Rica. The headline reads: “No, I am not moving to Costa Rica.”
“If I have to get thrown into this massive government health care insurance business and end up going to the driver’s license office every day when I need to go to the doctor, yeah, I’ll go to Costa Rica for treatment, not move there.”
My opinion on Limbaugh and other controversial shock jocks is based on how he does his job. And as a shock jock, he is supposed to be a highly politicized, ultra-opinionated, oftentimes offensive, entertainer. In the world of talk radio, he is not alone. Slapping on the descriptor “not politically correct” is supposed to make him more appealing to the masses, but his schtick–politics aside–is not that different than others in his field, such as Don Imus, Howard Stern, and Sean Hannity.
And, love him or hate him, he actually does his job quite well.