Ed Schultz Blasts Conservatives for 'Jihad' Against ObamaCare
In the latest of countless hate-filled smears, venom, and name-calling towards conservatives by his MSNBC colleagues, Ed Schultz accused right-wing radio on Thursday of launching a "jihad" against ObamaCare.
Announcing the new ObamaCare enrollment numbers, Schultz touted, "to me, I think this is amazing, when you consider the countless hours on right-wing radio, 600 stations across the country that basically did a jihad on Obamacare." [Video below the break. Audio here.]
Schultz also singled out Fox News and House Speaker John Boehner for their opposition to the law, saying Fox spent "hundreds of millions of dollars" to convince Americans it wouldn't work and that Republicans spent "countless hours" "just jamming the law."
Below is a transcript of the segment:
5:01 p.m. EST
ED SCHULTZ: We're going to start with a number tonight, because it's a number that very few people in this country thought we were going to reach. The breaking news at this hour is that the Affordable Care Act has reached six million sign-ups. To me, I think this is amazing, when you consider the countless hours on right-wing radio, 600 stations across the country that basically did a jihad on Obamacare. Fox News, segment after segment after segment, how bad Obamacare is, hundreds of millions of dollars have been thrown at the American people about how bad it is and it's not going to work. The negativity coming from Boehner, and the countless hours that have been spent on the House floor just jamming the law. And of course the bad roll out. Let's go back to the bad roll out. Let's go back to October 21st when President Obama said this:
BARACK OBAMA: Nobody's madder than me about the fact that the website isn't working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed.
SCHULTZ: Well, it got fixed. Who would have ever thought at this point in time we'd be at six million sign-ups? Call this what it is. It is an amazing turnaround and I will tell you what, President Obama's got major credibility with a lot of Americans. He said it was going to get fixed, it did. I think it might even hit seven million.