Monday night on his show, “Politics Nation” on MSNBC, Rev. Al Sharpton put all the cards on the table.
“There has been an Obamacare sabotage campaign from day one,” said Sharpton as he began the segment on his show, drilling the Republicans in Congress for what he called a “sham” attempt to help fix the problems plaguing the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s more commonly known.
“The right-wing isn’t attacking on substance,” Sharpton continued, “it’s attacking out of hatred for the president.”
He then played a montage of clips from the likes of Bill O’Reilly and Rush Limbaugh excoriating the president over what they call a “lie” that Obama told. The “lie” of course is the line that the president used many times about being able to keep your health care coverage if you liked it. It is undeniable by either side that the reality has turned out to be more of a mixed bag for individual market consumers of health care, but the hyperbolic reaction of Limbaugh in particular, to invoke Richard Nixon and say his lies and crimes against the country were less serious than a broken campaign promise is absurd, and that’s what Sharpton’s overall message was.
Watch the full clip below, courtesy of MSNBC.