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Thursday night's videos
Maddow broke down how Cruz and his team in Congress have been saying for months that "you are only a real Republican, only a real conservative, if you are willing to go! all! the! way! to burn Washington down until you get your way."
She wondered if the country is at risk of becoming "collateral damage" for a Republican proxy war. Republican Nicolle Wallace said the whole idea of defunding Obamacare is a "mirage" promised to the base by Cruz, admitting she's rather bored with him at this point.
Maddow and Wallace agreed that to a certain extent, the fight is about who is the true conservative here, with Wallace noting how people like Cruz "enjoy being vilified by th
"The only reason consumers are getting notices about their current coverage changing is because the ACA (Affordable Care Act) requires all policies to cover a broad range of benefits that go beyond what many people choose to purchase today."