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  • Joe Scarborough, apparently serious about 2016 run, gives speech in South Carolina

    02/27/2014 12:19:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 26, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough continues to indicate that he is taking the prospect of running for president in 2016 seriously by giving speeches in more early primary states. Just last week, Scarborough made the trek from New York City to Greenville, South Carolina to speak at the South Carolina Automotive Council’s yearly summit. A schedule for the event indicates that Scarborough addressed attendees during a morning speech at the Hyatt Hotel in Greenville on Feb. 20. Scarborough’s visit to South Carolina, the location of the “First in the South” primary, follows The Daily Caller’s report earlier this month that it’s widely...
  • Who has to drop out to make Scarborough viable for the GOP nomination?

    02/10/2014 5:10:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I was planning to write about this before Ed beat me to the punch so let me ask my two questions belatedly. One: Would this be a bona fide run to try to win the nomination or a niche candidacy a la John Bolton or Peter King? King and/or Bolton won’t run because they think they can win but because they want someone to answer Rand Paul on foreign policy and don’t trust any of the big-name candidates to do it effectively. Scarborough may feel the same way about Ted Cruz’s brand of tea-party conservatism. He won’t do any better...
  • Kristol to Scarborough: You’ll run in 2016 to ‘fill the Jon Huntsman lane’ [VIDEO]

    02/06/2014 7:03:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein, senior editor
    Bill Kristol played the role of mischief maker on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday. Prompted by host Joe Scarborough, Kristol tallied off the nine Republicans he thinks will be finalists for the 2016 Republican nomination — and one of the nine was Scarborough himself. “Why would you put Joe on that list?” show co-host Mika Brzezinski asked. “He’s a former elected official. He’s got a real following out there. He’ll fill the Jon Huntsman lane,” Kristol said with a wry smile, eliciting cackles from Scarborough. After his failed 2016 presidential run, Huntsman has become a punchline for many conservatives. “OK, I’ll...
  • Scarborough to The View: Republicans ‘Too Obsessed’ with ‘Hating Obama’

    11/12/2013 8:38:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 12, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    With his new book The Right Path to promote, there was Joe Scarborough acting as guest co-host on The View Tuesday morning. And the MSNBC host had plenty to say about the current state of his Republican Party, including the belief that the GOP is “too obsessed” with “hating on” President Barack Obama. Scarborough began by laying out the premise of his book, in which he says the GOP needs a new Ronald Reagan-esque figure to lead the party into the future. He said the real problem is that “we’ve been conducting ideological witch hunts in our party. If...
  • Scarborough: Chris Christie is a Man for All Factions; Like Reagan, could unite Republican Party

    11/07/2013 9:37:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 18, 2013 | Former Rep. Joe Scarborough
    You could call him the storm after the storm. First there was Hurricane Sandy, and then, in the far reaches of the Republican Party, there was Hurricane Christie. The former was a devastating act of nature, the latter a desperate act of conservative frustration that came when the New Jersey governor embraced Barack Obama in the final days of the 2012 campaign. To hear the right wing tell it, the PDA between the Republican Chris Christie and the Democratic President should have been as lethal as a Michael Corleone kiss. Romney's campaign sulked. Talk-radio Republicans demanded blood. Tea Party leaders...
  • Scarborough: Obama a ‘deliberate,’ ‘flagrant’ liar (video included)

    10/30/2013 2:53:20 AM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:57 PM 10/29/2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough hammered President Barack Obama for what he called lies during the sales job for his 2010 health care law. Scarborough was asked by Hewitt if he had any idea how many people would ultimately lose their health care coverage because of that law. Scarborough replied by saying many more Americans would be impacted by that law than what then-President George W. Bush had said in his 2003 state of the union speech regarding Iraq trying to procure yellow cake uranium from Niger. “I’m trying to figure...
  • Joe Scarborough Quiet Divorce ... After 12-Year Marriage

    10/10/2013 12:50:37 PM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 36 replies
    TMZ ^ | 10/10/2013 | TMZ
    Joe Scarborough -- host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" -- quietly divorced his wife of 12 years back in January ... TMZ has learned.
  • Scarborough: I Don't Need To Apologize For Branding Zimmerman 'Murderer', I'm Not A Politician

    08/16/2013 9:59:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 08/16/2013 | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about a hypocritical, mealy-mouthed non-apology apology . . . On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough condemned Republicans who "support[ed] George Zimmerman before they even knew the facts of the case."  Scarborough then added: "you know, I got out early, said some things about George Zimmerman myself, I shouldn't have said, perhaps. I got overly emotional. But I'm not in office. And if I were in office I would have apologized." Scarborough didn't reveal to viewers the "some things" he had said about Zimmerman. In fact, early on in the case, long before the facts were on the table, Scarborough...
  • Scarborough: Let’s face it, new senators like Rubio and Rand Paul are ill-equipped to be president

    08/01/2013 12:01:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via Mediaite, he’s making a point about inexperience. I’m … just not sure which point. It’s true, Obama had little experience as a federal legislator (and zippo as an executive) before running for president, and look how little he’s accomplished. But is that a function of “inexperience” or a function of other variables, like greater partisan polarization and Obama’s disdain for doing the sort of congressional outreach needed to pass bills? Rubio and Paul will each have served a few years more than Obama did in the Senate by election day 2016. They each also have some cred in working...
  • Scarborough Goes After Issa For Calling Jay Carney A ‘Paid Liar’: ‘You Can’t Say Things Like This’

    06/03/2013 11:48:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 06/03/2013 | by Meenal Vamburkar
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) went after the Obama administration hard on Sunday, charging that the IRS targeting was “directly ordered from Washington” and deeming White House Press Secretary Jay Carney a “paid liar.” Responding to the criticism on Monday, Joe Scarborough didn’t approve of Issa’s approach. It’s simply making him look bad, he argued. “Darrell Issa hurts himself and his cause more than Jay Carney or the White House when he calls him a paid liar,” Scarborough asserted. There’s a lot working against Carney right now, so he and Mika Brzezinski agreed that Issa should just let the issue breathe....
  • Joe Scarborough, Piers Morgan: Obama Scandals Prove Gun Advocates Aren't Crazy

    05/18/2013 10:01:27 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 May 2013, 8:53 AM PDT | by John Nolte
    How big of a wake-up call are the Obama scandals, especially the ones surrounding the seizing of phone records from the Associated Press and the IRS's targeting of conservatives? So big that two of the media's most shameful and shameless gun control advocates -- Joe Scarborough and Piers Morgan -- have finally conceded that arguments made by pro-Second Amendment activists against the expanding of background checks might not be so ridiculous. In a roundtable discussion on Friday's "Morning Joe," Scarborough said that because of the IRS scandal, “My argument is less persuasive today because of these scandals.” He added: "People...
  • A tale of two Scarboroughs: From rabid gun rights crusader to gun control advocate

    04/25/2013 4:26:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4-24-2013 | Jeff Poor
    Over the past four months, former Florida Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough has used his “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC as a platform to be an outspoken critic of the National Rifle Association and anyone else standing in the way of what he calls “common sense” gun control legislation. On more than one occasion over the past month, Scarborough has accused NRA-loyal Republicans of putting the interests of “rapists” ahead of other Americans. “I can’t believe those Republicans are going to allow the entire Republican Party to be the party that basically put rapists’ rights over parents’ rights to keep their...
  • Joe Scarborough: Republicans are going to lose “in a big, big way” because of their gun votes

    04/24/2013 6:46:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | AllahPundit
    A fun clip from yesterday’s show via RCP, not just because this little wishcast/harangue is so obviously the product of spite and disgruntlement over losing the big vote but because it’s so obviously wrong. If you saw the new data from Pew this morning, you know why. Ninety percent support for expanded background checks in no way means that 90 percent of the pubic is angry at the GOP over the Senate vote. Rather, the vote on Toomey/Manchin was more of a proxy vote on gun control generally: If you want more GC then you’re angry or disappointed, if you...
  • Scarborough Accuses Former Rep. Chris Cox Of 'Lying' As NRA Spokesman—But Gets Wrong Chris Cox

    04/18/2013 6:20:56 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Oh irony, oh hypocrisy! Joe Scarborough opened today's Morning Joe by singing the praises of NBC's Pete Williams for not jumping onto the story that other news outlets were reporting yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing. Scarborough condemned journalists "far more interested in getting it first than getting it right." But mere minutes later, Scarborough accused former Republican congressman Chris Cox of "lying," in his role as NRA spokesman. Just one problen, as Scarborough had to admit later in the show: he had the wrong Chris Cox. Check back soon for the video.
  • “Morning Joe”: Even Al Qaeda thinks our background checks system is weak

    04/11/2013 3:09:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 11, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via Conn Carroll, I can’t tell if they’re offering this as a cautionary tale, to expose a security vulnerability identified by Al Qaeda before it’s exploited (AQ would never buy guns from the black market), or if it’s more of a shaming thing where gun-rights supporters are supposed to feel guilty because even a degenerate like Adam Gadahn thinks our laws need improving. My sense from the clip is that Scarborough’s thinking along the former lines while Mika, predictably, is thinking along the latter. I did … not anticipate having to fact-check Al Qaeda as part of America’s gun debate...
  • U.S. would seek regime change in North Korea if attack occurs

    04/04/2013 11:40:47 AM PDT · by illiac · 130 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/4/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. would oust the communist regime in North Korea if it uses its nuclear weapons or launches an all-out invasion on South Korea and the 28,500 American troops stationed there, national security sources say. The Obama administration has not articulated such a far-reaching retaliation, even as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatens to attack both the South Korean and the U.S. mainland. But national security sources say it is a common assumption within the Pentagon and U.S. Pacific Command that a full-force attack by Pyongyang would put in place a contingency plan of massive retaliation against the North aimed...
  • Scarborough Blasts Ted Cruz as 'Ignorant' Four Times

    03/15/2013 5:29:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/13 | John Nolte
    What would the conservative movement do without MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to set us straight? I just wish he would let us know which side of his mouth we're supposed to listen to. This morning, out of one side of his unnaturally small mouth, Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" crew were all hand-wringy over vitriol in politics, vitriol that sometimes includes -- bum bum bummmm! -- "racial undertones!" But also, this morning, out the other side of that unnaturally small mouth, Scarborough summoned up some phony outrage to accuse TX Senator Ted Cruz of "ignorance," -- and did so four times...
  • Joe Scarborough to Wash Post: 'I don’t Expect to Be Cheering House Republicans Anytime Soon'

    02/12/2013 1:53:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 12, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    The Washington Post's Greg Sargent on Tuesday seemed shocked that Joe Scarborough, who he paints as the voice of moderation, agrees more with Democrats on deficit issues than Republicans. On the subject of fiscal problems and the debt, the MSNBC host told Sargent, "I don’t expect to be cheering House Republicans anytime soon." The left-leaning Post writer asked if, on deficit issues, Scarborough's "views are indeed more in line with Dems than with Republicans." The cable host replied, "yes." He then went on to attack Barack Obama from the left: "I don’t see the Democrats focusing seriously on Entitlements or...
  • Mark Levin: Scarborough 'Can't Hold a Candle to Sarah Palin'

    01/29/2013 12:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Conservative talk radio host and scholar Mark Levin assailed MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Monday for slamming Sarah Palin and implying that Palin--and the Tea Party--was fading away and losing influence. On Monday morning, Scarborough joyously claimed on MSNBC's Morning Joe that Palin and the Tea Party did not represent the future of the conservative movement and implied those like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie did. On his talk radio show, Levin said Scarborough "can't hold a candle to Sarah Palin." Levin said Scarborough's attack on Palin represented "cowardice," was "cheap," and symbolized a co-host playing to his liberal "media...
  • Scarborough: Palin represented a time in politics that is passing us very quickly

    01/28/2013 8:47:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MSNBC's Morning Joe ^ | January 28, 2013 | Drew Katchen
    Former Republican star and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and FOX news ended their partnership on Friday after three years, a source close to Palin told the Real Clear Politics Web site, the Morning Joe panel discussed Palin’s exit on Monday morning. “Sarah Palin represented a time and place in American politics and not 2008 so much as 2010. And that time is passing us very quickly. Party leaders are finally understanding that,” Joe Scarborough told the panel. Palin last appeared on Fox on December 19, 2012 when she spoke with the channel’s Greta Van Susteren about Benghazi and the two...
  • Scarborough Warns: GOP ‘Better Tread Lightly,’ Obama Gun Proposals Enjoy ‘Overwhelming Support’

    01/17/2013 12:49:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 59 replies
    mediate.com ^ | 1/17/13 | Andrew Kirell
    After reviewing President Obama‘s 23 “executive actions” signed into law yesterday, Joe Scarborough said Thursday morning that his Republican Party had better proceed with caution, seeing as how he believes the policy proposals have the “overwhelming” support of the American people. The president’s plan included universal background checks on gun purchases, which Scarborough said has the support of at least “85% of Americans.” The president’s call for a
  • Did MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Murder A Young Intern He Was Having An Extramarital Affair With?

    01/15/2013 5:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 1/15/13 | Pat Dollard
    Related – WATCH: Joe Scarborough Goes Off On Mika Brzezinski Excerpted from LegalSchnauzer: Many Americans probably have forgotten, or never knew, that a 28-year-old female staff member was found dead in the summer of 2001 in the office of U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-FL). Officials in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, determined that Lori Klausutis died from an accident. The mainstream press largely ignored the case, but our review of several investigative reports indicates the official finding is highly questionable. Does that mean Joe Scarborough is a murderer? No. But we suspect someone who had access to Scarborough’s office in 2001...
  • Nate Silver Ups The Ante On Historic Wager Offer With Joe Scarborough (Who will win the elections?)

    11/01/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/01/2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Punditry vs. numbers! Old school journalists vs. data-driven wonks! Scouts vs. Moneyball! Nate Silver (who has become increasingly embattled for his confident assessments of Obama's chances) just offered Joe Scarborough a wager that will redefine the future of journalism.
  • MSNBC Host 'Lucky' to Get Paid Half as Much as Her Male Co-Host

    10/20/2012 10:02:01 AM PDT · by StevieRay20 · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/19/2012 | Daniel Halper
    This morning, as MSNBC's Morning Joe came to an end, co-host Mika Brzezinski had some praise for colleagues and the company she works for. "We've been talking a lot this week about women and equal pay and all these issues," she said. "I have to say, in all seriousness, I'm very lucky to be working with you [co-host Joe Scarborough] and for a company [MSNBC] who has actually dealt with this problem transparently." Which basically amounts to Brzezinski saying that she is "lucky" to get paid half as much as Joe Scarborough. After all, according to the Daily Beast (whose...
  • Joe Scarborough attempted to dig himself out of a hole this morning, only dug himself deeper.

    10/01/2012 9:16:07 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 22 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/1/12 | John Nolte
    In a dishonest and misleading attempt to defend yet another one of his unrelenting, arrogant, smug, anti-Romney attacks -- but one that blew up in his face over the weekend -- Scarborough claimed this morning that MSNBC did not doctor audio to make it sound as though a crowd chanting "Romney" was chanting "Ryan." And what Scarborough committed in doing so was a lie of omission. What Scarborough was referencing was a clip MSNBC broadcast all of last week that made it look as though an arrogant, hapless, and insecure Mitt Romney attempted to change a "Ryan" chant at a...
  • MSNBC Caught--Again--Twisting Video to Attack Romney

    09/28/2012 8:03:58 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    Once again, the Democrat propaganda network known as MSNBC has been caught editing video to slander Mitt Romney. This morning on Morning Joe, co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough featured a video of a rally with Romney and running mate Paul Ryan in Dayton, OH. The crowd chanted "Romney! Romney!" but MSNBC added a caption to make it seem that the crowd was chanting "Ryan! Ryan!" and rejecting Romney.
  • Scarborough: Romney 'Didn't Allow Us' In MSM To Cover Obama Libyan Security Failures

    09/14/2012 7:32:55 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 52 replies
    Newbursters.org ^ | September 14, 2012 | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has blamed Mitt Romney for the MSM's failure to cover the Obama administration's failure to heed intelligence warnings of a planned attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Speaking on Morning Joe today, Scarborough said Romney "didn't allow us" in the media to report on the Obama administration's failures because he gave a "horrific, irresponsible press conference" criticizing Obama administration policy. View the video after the jump.
  • Scarborough Tweet-Taunts Romney: 'A Real Conservative Would Be Winning Now'

    09/09/2012 12:55:08 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 47 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-9-12 | Tim Graham
    The Huffington Post is happy: "MSNBC's Joe Scarborough offered some harsh words for Mitt Romney via Twitter on Saturday night." "Romney will lose if he doesn't dramatically change his strategy," he said. "Negative ads won't substitute for conservative ideas." The 'Morning Joe' host continued: "The Romney campaign is not conservative. It is just as cynical and risk-averse as Team Obama. A real conservative would be winning now." ..Scarborough also on Saturday criticized Romney for his vague policies. "Romney has been clear he will avoid specifics on balancing the budget and shrinking government. Not the Reagan and Thatcher way," he said....
  • Santorum Slaps Down Scarborough

    03/19/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some audio sound bites. John McCain, on Meet the Press, was asked by David Gregory: "You're worried about tone of the campaign. You've been in some nasty fights yourself politically. Do you think this is having a toll, this Republican primary?" MCCAIN: This is the nastiest I have ever seen. It's a result of the worst decision the United States Supreme Court has made in many years, the Citizens United decision where you have naivete and sheer ignorance, uh, the majority, uh, of the Supreme Court, uh, just unloosened all mo -- released all money now. RUSH:...
  • Scarborough: Hey, Why Would Romney Want To Listen To Generals About Afghanistan? (Video)

    03/19/2012 7:53:49 AM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 3/19/12 | Joe Scarborough
    Talking to noted foreign policy expert Willie Geist.
  • Military gay group growing, aiming for more rights

    02/20/2012 9:19:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 20, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    An association of gays in the military has more than doubled its membership since last year, is setting up more on-base chapters, and plans to hold its next national conference at a Defense Department resort at Walt Disney World. The expansion of the group OutServe in the five months since the repeal of the Pentagon’s ban on open gays shows how a steady stream of service members are coming out of the closet and are becoming better organized to achieve demands for more benefits. ~snip~ Elaine Donnelly, who heads the Center for Military Readiness and worked to keep the ban,...
  • Morning Joe: Obama Sees Our Democracy As 'Stumbling Block To His Greatness' (video)

    Morning Joe remains the home of the overwhelming ratio of liberal to conservative guests. Even so, in recent weeks a narrative unflattering to Barack Obama has emerged around the table: Obama doesn't like his job. He doesn't particularly like people and is in the wrong line of work. An even more damning appraisal was offered today: Obama doesn't think he has failed America. He thinks America has failed him. Or as Joe Scarborough encapsulated the concept, Obama believes our version of democracy is a "stumbling block to his greatness." JON MEACHAM: I think it's, if you think about it from...
  • Scarborough Lashes Out at Cain and Bachmann (Establishment lashing out against conservatives)

    10/18/2011 1:33:14 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 22 replies
    MRC ^ | October 18th | Scott Whitlock
    JOE SCARBOROUGH: What's wrong with a political party that Michele Bachmann takes the lead and Herman Cain takes the lead and we could go through all the other people that have taken the lead? ... I don't mean to insult anybody here, but it's very obvious watching Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann-- not Michele Bachmann quite as much as Sarah Palin-- and others that have gone to the top of this race. They don't even understand basic policy, basic economics, basic foreign policy. You watch them in the debate and you can figure that out. But, they're in first place....
  • MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: ‘My Republican Party Has Lost Their Way’

    10/18/2011 12:42:06 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 46 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 10/18/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    As the Blaze reported yesterday, GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain seems to be Joe Scarborough’s newest electoral target. In speaking about the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO on Monday, Scarborough said, “Herman Cain and this 999 thing is just an absolute joke.” Now, he has an equally negative opinion about the entirety of the Republican Party.
  • Joe Scarborough says "I just don’t see Rick Perry surviving past March"

    09/13/2011 8:41:18 AM PDT · by martosko · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13 | Jeff Poor
    “[A]fter listening to him talk last night in detail, I do not know how many levels there are to Rick Perry,” Scarborough said. “But I do know this … The phrase ‘Ponzi scheme’ is not Rick Perry’s biggest problem. “The word that he’s going to have to wrestle with during Republican primaries, let alone a general election, is the word ‘unconstitutional,’ because when you call Social Security … unconstitutional … this is about as funny as anything I’ve heard on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’”
  • Joe Scarborough says Rick Perry is "a dime store conservative"

    08/31/2011 10:50:11 AM PDT · by martosko · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Jeff Poor
    Yesterday, after a 1993 letter from then-Texas Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry commending then first lady Hillary Clinton and her efforts to reform health care surfaced, some Republicans are questioning 2012 presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s conservative credentials. The letter and his support for Al Gore in 1988 have fueled Perry’s detractors who suggest the Texan is all style and less substance when it comes to principles. And MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is one of those detractors. On his Wednesday “Morning Joe” program, the former Florida congressman launched into a near 15-minute rant, complete with faux southern accent, ripping Perry’s...
  • 'Not Any Single Reporter At Any Media Organization Thinks Palin Should Be President'

    06/14/2011 5:24:03 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 68 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    People know that the MSM despises Sarah Palin. Still, it was shocking to hear the dirty little secret so openly stated . . . Jim Vandehei of Politico, on Morning Joe today: "If you talk to any single reporter at any media organization that we're aware of, I don't think that anyone thinks she can be president or should be president." View video here.
  • 'Just Shut Up': Scarborough Shouts Down RNC Chairman's Words On Weiner

    06/13/2011 5:03:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 55 replies
    When on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski tried to report the comments of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on Weinergate, Joe Scarborough shut her down and shut the comments out. "It's just stupid. Just shut up," said Scarborough of Priebus. View video here.
  • Defiant Morning Joe Defends Burying Weiner-gate

    06/08/2011 5:20:08 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, this column jibed Joe Scarborough & Co. for blacking out, during Morning Joe's first half-hour, coverage of Anthony Weiner's epic news conference of the day before. Today, a defiant Scarborough dismissed the criticism the show received, boasting "we'll talk about what we feel like talking about." When the show opened today, it at first seemed that Scarborough was about to make amends for yesterday's poor news judgment. But Joe's mock contrition was just a set-up for a joke. View video here.
  • Weiner-less: Morning Joe Buries Coverage Of 'Anthony' For First Half-Hour

    06/07/2011 6:53:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I began watching my DVR recording of Morning Joe today, I was of course wondering which clip from yesterday's Weiner press conference Morning Joe had chosen to open the show. When instead a clip of Jon Stewart mocking Sarah Palin appeared, I literally wondered if I was playing the recording of the wrong day's Morning Joe. But as the first half-hour unfolded, it became obvious that Morning Joe had made a conscious decision to black out any mention of Weiner-gate during today's first half-hour. Hat tip NB reader Matthew E. View video here.
  • Morning Joe Hearts Huntsman

    05/23/2011 8:32:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "He's a Morning Joe candidate." That could be the kiss of death among Republican primary voters, but Mark Halperin meant it as a compliment. Today's Morning Joe panel was unanimous in its praise for Huntsman's performance in New Hampshire over the weekend. More from Mark Halperin: "As impressive as any couple I've seen . . . I was pretty blown away by how effective he was . . . more [comfortable in his skin] than Barack Obama and George Bush, and they for me in my career have been the gold standard . . . One of the liberal trackers...
  • Buchanan: Newt Is 'Out On Left Wing Of Republican Party'

    05/16/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 81 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Newt Gingrich came in for some serious criticism on today's Morning Joe for his attack on Paul Ryan's health care proposal. Reacting to footage of Newt on Meet the Press alluding to Paul Ryan's health care proposal as "radical," Joe Scarborough accused Gingrich of being in "the mushy middle." Pat Buchanan came with the unkindest cut of all, saying Gingrich is "out on the left wing of the Republican party." View video here.
  • Donald Trump doesn't give a damn

    04/05/2011 8:56:46 AM PDT · by The Big Boo · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/5/11 | Joe Scarborough
    I called Trump last Friday to see if he would back off his claim that the president of the United States might be constitutionally prohibited from holding his office. “I’m not finished with that issue by any stretch of the imagination,” Trump told me. “You mock me for that, but his own grandmother says he was born in Kenya and says she was there.” The New York real estate mogul didn’t stop with questions about the birth certificate. Trump also claimed the president’s first book was ghostwritten by a domestic terrorist.
  • Republican courts TV's Morning Joe for Florida Senate challenge (NRSC wants Joe Scarborough to run)

    03/10/2011 9:17:04 PM PST · by Qbert · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/10/2011 | Bob Cusack
    Republicans in Washington are trying to recruit Joe Scarborough to run against Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) next year. Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), who heads the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), told The Hill on Thursday that he has talked to Scarborough a couple times about a Senate bid. And he indicated he’s still working on persuading the MSNBC host to run for the upper chamber. “I’d be delighted to talk to him a third time,” Cornyn said. In 2005, Republican campaign operatives tried to get Scarborough to challenge Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) in the Senate GOP primary. Scarborough passed, and...
  • Joe Scarborough: Scott Walker's Stand Against Collective Bargaining 'Seems Kind of Un-American To

    02/28/2011 3:42:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/28/11 | Matt Hadro
    Joe Scarborough's "intuitive gut reaction" to the mess in Wisconsin is that Gov. Walker's holdout against union pleas for collective bargaining "seems kind of un-American" to him. It supposedly pained the self-described small-government conservative to say it, but he held to his opinion on Monday's "Morning Joe." "I'm going to get killed for saying this," Scarborough hesitantly prefaced his confession. "I'm going to get so killed for saying this – I hate to say this, but the concept of telling people that they
  • MSNBC Host Scarborough Unleashes on Beck: ‘Losing it Before Our Eyes’

    02/25/2011 1:03:42 PM PST · by jobim · 88 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/25/11 | Scott Baker
    On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, host Joe Scarborough delivered a scathing rant against Glenn Beck. According to Scarborough, Beck is “losing it before our eyes” and is “bad for the conservative movement.” “He’s bad for the Republican party. He’s bad for Fox News. It’s that simple,” Scarborough said, referring specifically to Beck’s recent work to uncover the socialists, progressives, and unions to the unrest in Egypt and Wisconsin. Guest commentator Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives. Scarborough refers to a recent blog post by conservative writer...
  • Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training

    02/24/2011 9:39:57 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 92 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Rowan Scarborough
    American combat troops will get sensitivity training directly on the battlefield about the military’s new policy on gays instead of waiting until they return to home base in the United States, the senior enlisted man in Afghanistan said Thursday. The Pentagon is launching an extensive force-wide program to ease the process of integrating open homosexuals into the ranks, including into close-knit fighting units. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the top enlisted man in Afghanistan where 100,000 U.S. troops are deployed, said that the sessions on respecting gays’ rights will go right down to the forward operating bases, where troops...
  • Scarborough: Beck Had A Guest On Who Suggested Obama Was The Antichrist (Video)

    02/25/2011 10:39:02 AM PST · by careyb · 27 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 2/25/11 | Joe Scarborough
    Well if he did, I sure missed that episode.
  • SCARBOROUGH: You Need To Question Obama's Birth To Be Considered A Real Conservative These Days

    02/16/2011 9:32:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 16, 2011 | Steven Loeb
    Joe Scarborough may be a morning talk show host now, but from 1995 to 2001 he was a Republican Representative from Florida, and a very conservative one at that. So when he comes out and takes aim at his former party, it really makes you wonder how far they have fallen. (Especially considering it's not a ratings grab.) When asked last night by Chris Matthews why Sarah Palin did so poorly in the straw poll at CPAC, which she did not attend and only got 6% of the vote, Scarborough did not beat around the bush, blasting her for her...
  • Video: Scarborough says Palin’s political career over

    01/14/2011 5:03:01 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/14/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Joe Scarborough and Donny Deutsch consign Sarah Palin’s political career to the ash heap — certainly not the first time anyone’s done that — after her video response to the slanderous accusations of the media regarding her supposed responsibility for the Tucson shootings. Wasn’t that the conclusion media analysts had been flacking before her response, too?