On the very day that the Obama administration announced that health insurance enrollments under the Affordable Care Act had reached – and even exceeded – the 7 million goal, Stephen Colbert took a walk down memory lane to show us just how inaccurate the forecasts of Fox News pundits were.
Colbert, in his conservative persona, announced:
The worst imaginable thing has happened: millions of Americans are going to get health care. …Folks, they were never supposed to make it to 7 million!
He followed that with a video montage of predictions as to how that was never supposed to happen. We heard from a slew of Fox News pundits, including “Punchy” Andrea Tantaros, Sean Hannity and my personal favorite, Karl Rove. “There’s no way they’re gonna get anywhere close. It just ain’t going to happen,” Rove said, holding up his signature dry erase board with the figures to "prove it."
Colbert shot back, “I just don’t see how Karl Rove and his life partner, Boardie, could be wrong.” Rove's photo with the white board stayed on the screen. The audience whooped and cheered derisively. Colbert added, “I just don’t get it. I mean, after all, they’re the mathematical wizards that called Ohio for Romney!”
Watch Colbert explain how ObamaCare success means “the terrorists have won.” And his hilarious suggestion for how Republicans can win back the senate and still undo health insurance.
It’s Colbert at his best and much of it is at Fox News’ expense!
P.S. Fox is now saying the numbers are wrong.