Thursday, July 13, 2017

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough quits the Republican party many years too late for it to make a difference.

Courtesy of WaPo: 

Joe Scarborough, the conservative co-host of MSNBC’s political commentary show “Morning Joe,” is leaving the Republican Party. 

He made the announcement Tuesday night during an appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” alongside his co-host Mika Brzezinski. A two-minute clip of the segment was teased on the program’s Twitter account earlier Tuesday. 

Scarborough tore into what he characterized as a complacent Republican Party unwilling to stand up to President Trump. 

“You have to ask yourself, what exactly is the Republican Party willing to do?” Scarborough said to Colbert. “How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and our values are they willing to sell out?” 

“Aren’t you a Republican?” Colbert asked. 

“I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore,” Scarborough said to loud applause from the audience. “I’ve got to become an independent.”

First off that was a very weak statement for somebody who is supposedly so fed up with his former political party.

Second if he were REALLY fed up he would register as a Democrat, instead of taking the easy way out and calling himself an Independent.

And third it is really too late for this to matter anymore.

From the time that Scarborough started "Morning Joe" in 2007 he has been almost schizophrenic when sharing his political pint of view.

Sometimes he has obviously been carrying water for the GOP, and other times, mostly when it is safe, he has been a vocal critic.

To his credit Scarborough was an early critic of Sarah Palin, and McCain's decision to pluck her from the wilds of Wasilla and deposit her on the national stage, but he was also an early fan of Donald Trump and provided him with a platform from which he later launched his campaign for president.

If Scarborough were really a man of conviction he would have bailed on the GOP after it became clear that his party members covered for Bush's lie that there were WMDs in Iraq.

Once again Scarborough is playing it safe by supposedly leaving the GOP at a time when literally EVERYBODY with any conscience should be leaving the GOP.

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:06 AM

    How wishy-washy can you be? Big announcement that he's no longer a Republican but, as soon as anyone in the GOP pays him enough attention, he'll repeat their lies for them again. But he's an independent! As if it makes a difference.
    Beaglemom

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  2. Anonymous4:28 AM

    "I've got to" lose twenty pounds.
    Doesn't mean I'm going to.
    Whatever you say, Joe Schmo!

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    1. Anonymous5:53 AM

      So Joe isn't just a dick. he's also a quitter?

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  3. Anonymous4:52 AM

    We have been nonpartisan or undeclared since the beginning. In 2016 I changed my affiliation to Democrat. Initially I supported Sanders, but supported Clinton when she won the nomination.
    I was worried because I knew she was a little beat up as a candidate, but I knew she would represent all Americans interests, even the deplorables. In an alternate universe she could have been great, although she would have had a tough time with this insane clown posse of a congress.
    Instead we have this orange shit gibbon of a nightmare. I'm embarrassed, mortified, and scared for our future.
    America is a world wide embarrassment and I know Putin is laughing his head off, planning his next move to make us look weaker. I just hope he brings the entire RP, Fox News, drudge, and the rest down with him.

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    1. Anonymous6:02 AM


      Don't forget about the networks that helped push dRumpf to where he is today.

      CNN ran hours of a petulant dRumpf empty podium, for example. The consolidation of news media is real and detrimental to an informed population(less than 6 corporations own all of USA media, how's that?). Corporate media is anathema to an informed citizenry, and ALL of them treated dRumpf as a serious candidate, so none are blameless.
      "Keep 'em stupid and they'll vote our corporate-owned candidate in every time."

      Independent media is the way to go. Read it for yourself, and make up your own mind. This scares the shit out of the 1%. How dare us unwashed masses make up our own minds!?!

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  4. Anonymous4:58 AM

    Joe the fraud .If he had bigger balls he would stay a Republican and help fix that once great party?
    No integrity ,another loud mouth.

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    1. Anonymous6:12 AM

      +++++++++!

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  5. Anonymous5:31 AM

    I can still hear joe and mika every morning praising their friend Donald john trump last year. I quit watching the show because of it.

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    1. Anonymous6:12 AM

      I quit watching them back in 2008. and still can't believe the show has enough viewers to remain viable.

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  6. Anonymous5:38 AM

    I have no interest in what Joe does. However, I would be fine if everyone would leave the Republican Party. Most of all those in office, after they purge anything Trump/Pence/Priebus. They are all as nuts as the clown they allow to lead them. They are complicit and I would love to see each one do as much time as Trump needs for justice to be restored to the United States.



    __ Many of the problems come from Trump, who assures his legal team that he understands their advice but then disregards it, several White House officials and advisers said. "They say, don't do this, don't do that, and he then he tweets," one White House adviser said. "And then the conversation happens again." __ By JOSH DAWSEY 07/13/2017 Trump's lawyers try to control unruly White House. Politico


    That is like a mentally ill man I once worked for. He ended up in a care home after a long time of repeating his negative pattern.

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    1. Anonymous5:49 AM

      He has a mental disfunction -- he cannot learn new information. I think it's called cognitive drift...

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  7. Anonymous5:39 AM

    The Independent Party is the largest and without a leader. The party is a wash tub full of voters from both major parties.

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  8. Couldn't understand the applause he got. Do rates leaving a sinking ship get a parade?

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  9. Anonymous6:11 AM

    Joey's still so bitter that the GOP refused to consider him for ANYTHING again because of that little *cough*cough* inconvenient yet mysterious death in 2001 of the young attractive female intern, Lori Klausutis, whose body was found in Joey's office. Joey resigned from office 2 months afterwards, citing he needed to "spend more time with his children", uh-huh. Whenever they resign for 'family' reasons you can be assured the wife found out about the affair and threatened to go public with divorce papers.

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  10. Anonymous6:15 AM

    At what point or insult did joe dislike don that he has known for years?

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    1. Anonymous6:27 AM

      EXACTLY!

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  11. Anonymous8:01 AM

    http://www.laweekly.com/music/henry-rollins-the-trump-dumpster-fire-rages-on-and-we-all-seem-content-to-watch-it-8417783
    If we have a future>
    'Trump Crime Family.'
    "George W. Bush’s use of the English language fascinated me."{SO} Not that there weren’t things to take President Obama to task for; there were. There always are. That being said, at least when the man spoke, you had the idea that he was truly engaged and understood what he was talking about, whether you agreed with him or not. Much of the frustration from “the other side” stemmed from the fact that they knew they were outmatched."
    "
    When grifter Palin spewed her “How’s that hope and change workin’ out for ya?” line, I thought to myself, “Great, actually. How’s being a chew toy for Tina Fey while millions of people all over the world howl in laughter working out for you?”

    “I understand why the comrade uses Twitter,” he writes. “Unless it’s one of those psycho rallies, Trump is simply unable to speak in sentences that can be understood.”

    "We’ll be relying on ourselves."

    Resist
    Peace

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  12. Strangely, this reminds of Richard Chamberlain coming out in his 70s, when he's no one's leading man material anymore, and the announcement isn't gambling a Shogun or a Thorn Birds.

    Muted applause again please for a half-grain of 'bravery.'

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