When I used to take forced days off last winter I would occasionally turn on MSNBC in the morning to see if Joe Scarborough was still on the air and still being a jerk. He still was and still is.
Now he’s got a book to peddle and he’s making the rounds to all the other talk shows — it’s almost like there’s a clause in the MSNBC contract that requires their talking heads to crank out something resembling research and then shill it mercilessly at every chance. (On that score, Joe’s got a ways to go to catch up with Chris Matthews.)
This book of his is a guide to his fellow Republicans on how to repair the party and win back the nation. Apparently he thinks that their extremism is too much and he’s tut-tutting over it. Seriously. The pot is not only calling the kettle black, it doesn’t like the paint job.
Over to you, Charlie.
The only problem Joe Scarborough has with modern day Republicanism is that it has started to lose elections. If the meddling in the Schiavo case had worked out the way conservatives like Joe Scarborough thought that it would — and now he has the solid-gold gall to criticize the Romney people for being unrealistic? — we wouldn’t be hearing fk-all from Joe Scarborough about the problem the party has with “far-right positions” on social issues and about the dangers of incivility in our politics. This is Machiavelli for morons, and, quite simply, there is no bigger phony on the political stage right now than Joe Scarborough, who is attempting to teach table manners to the monster he helped create.
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