On Thursday’s Hardball, host Chris Matthews and guest Joan Walsh disparaged conservatives who disputed the administration’s ObamaCare enrollment numbers “birthers” and “truthers.”
“What can you say about these guys besides they are health care enrollment truthers right now,” Matthews insisted. “It’s a new firm of birtherism. It’s a new way to say it’s not legitimate, he [Obama] doesn’t belong there,” said Walsh. [Video below the break. Audio here.]
Of course, many of the conservatives Matthews was referring to had a legitimate claim that the White House’s 7 million enrollment figure wasn’t accurate. Blue Cross Blue Shield reported that as many as 15 to 20 percent of its new customers hadn’t paid their first premium. If that is the percentage for the entire ObamaCare market, the enrollment figure would be 6 million or less.
That didn’t stop Matthews from dinging the “right-wing clown car” for Rush Limbaugh referring to the administration as a “regime”: