Newsbusters—MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews stumbled upon a thing called reason on Thursday night as he expressed stiff reservations over how Bernie Sanders and the far left argue that health care should be made right alongside, say, freedom of speech.
Discussing what concessions Hillary Clinton should make to Sanders in order for him to endorse her and prevent a messy Democratic National Convention, Matthews predicted: “He’s not going to get all this social stuff that he wants. If Hillary gives him the social stuff he wants like $15 and she gives him health — what do you call it? Medi — Social Security benefits way beyond what people are paying into it and turns it into a welfare program or you know life health care as a right.”
With that thought, the liberal host stopped dead in his own tracks to express his befuddlement at health care becoming a right:
I’m not sure what that means exactly by the way as a right. You force people to go to medical school or nursing school and administer hospitals because you have to do it because we made this commitment. I mean, how does that actually physically work? That right thing. MORE