MSNBC's Hayes: 'Republicans Sabotaged Healthcare.Gov'

On Wednesday's All In on MSNBC, during a discussion of how to deal with conservative relatives at Thanksgiving dinner, host Chris Hayes at one point seemed to claim that Republicans "sabotaged" the ObamaCare Web site, Healthcare.Gov.

CBS contributor Nancy Giles also complained that she "hates" it when people who "hate government" get into power and then "dismantle" government.

After a clip of right-leaning FNC contributor Charles Krauthammer asserting that the failure proves that "liberalism doesn't work," Giles made fun of his clothing, and then griped:

What I hate more, well, I hate so many things and for some reason this food is making me feel really free to explore those hatreds. It really irks me when people who hate government get elected into government to then dismantle the government and then say, "Look at how bad government is."

Hayes responded:

But in this case, but in this case, though, here's the thing. In this case, though, right, it wasn't, there were all sorts of ways in which Republicans sabotaged Healthcare.Gov.

After Giles injected, "Absolutely," the MSNBC host seemed to put some of the blame back on the Obama administration as he continued:

I mean, there is, but they also, like, one thing I would say is, if I am encountering this conversation, like there's no reason to defend Healthcare.Gov. Like, they screwed it up. That was not like some Fox myth. That was not Benghazi. Like the Web site was a real wreck. Like it really didn't work. It was bad.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Wednesday, November 27, All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC:

CHRIS HAYES: Okay, so I want to play this clip of Krauthammer talking about this idea of that, you know, this just shows government, this is liberalism, this, liberalism, this shows that liberalism doesn't work. Government can't run anything. Take a listen.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST: We have not just ObamaCare unraveling, not just the Obama administration unraveling, not just the Democratic majority of the Senate, but we could be looking at the collapse of American liberalism.

LIZZ WINSTEAD, CREATOR OF THE DAILY SHOW: What is with the turtleneck and the jacket to start with?

HAYES: I don't know, you know, sartorial.

GILES: I have a problem with (INAUDIBLE).

HAYES: I'm not one to speak about sartorial choices.

GILES: I will, I will for you. But, you know, what I hate more, well, I hate so many things and for some reason this food is making me feel really free to explore those hatreds. It really irks me when people who hate government get elected into government to then dismantle the government and then say, "Look at how bad government is."

HAYES: But in this case, but in this case, though, here's the thing. In this case, though, right, it wasn't, there were all sorts of ways in which Republicans sabotaged Healthcare.Gov.

GILES: Absolutely.

HAYES: I mean, there is, but they also, like, one thing I would say is, if I am encountering this conversation, like there's no reason to defend Healthcare.Gov.

GILES: No.

HAYES: Like, they screwed it up. That was not like some Fox myth. That was not Benghazi. Like, the Web site was a real wreck. Like, it really didn't work. It was bad.

WINSTEAD: Yes. But I say, then, run with that as a common thing.

HAYES: Yes, exactly.

WINSTEAD: We can all agree that that thing was a big craptastic disaster that happened.

SEDER: That gets you inside the circle. But I'll tell you what is missing, though. What is missing and Krauthammer is on to something insofar as the problem is, is that what we need to see is some either, I don't know, progressive Senators, progressive columnists, whatever, some voices out there saying, okay, here's a solution.

Because people have lost their health insurance, government has taken away from you, they should make up for it, those people are allowed to buy into Medicare. I mean, put aside the technical aspects of it from a rhetorical standpoint, there has to be some type of balance on the left. And then what is the Republican response to that?

--Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow Brad Wilmouth on Twitter.