Slow Joe Scarborough, the faux conservative who co-anchors MSNBC’s morning gossip show, is at it again. In his latest rant, he proclaimed that if the Republicans fail to take the Senate, it will be, you guessed it, Governor Palin’s fault. Via Mark Finklestein at Newbusters:
If only Sarah Palin hadn’t promoted the likes of Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell, Republicans would be on the verge of winning the Senate majority. That was Joe Scarborough’s thesis on Morning Joe today, culminating in Scarborough saying that he hopes Sarah Palin “is proud of herself” for having killed the GOP’s chances.
Scarborough sought to inoculate himself against criticism from the right, insisting he would have wanted to see a “mainstream conservative” in the Nevada and Delaware races. Warned Joe: “right-wing freaks, don’t email me going “you’re a RINO.”
It looks like Barack Obama isn’t the only one shoveling something other than asphalt. Newsbusters has more, including video of Scarborough’s moronic musings here. Scarborough can’t even come up with his own material, as the infamous “Republican insiders” made the same idiotic claim last week in the New York Daily News. We demolished this nonsense here and here. Today Mark Levin decided he too had had enough of Scarborough’s BS and took to his Facebook Page:
Joe Scarborough has become a rash on conservatism’s inner thigh. He poses as the last, great conservative thinker, but he truly is buffoonish. Here he is trashing Sarah Palin, claiming she will cost Republicans the Senate. http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2010/10/27/scarborough-i-hope-palins-proud-herself-killing-gop-senate-majorit
I see Palin campaigning all over the country for candidates. I see her raising funds for them. I see her attending Tea Party events, Republican events, you name it. She’s in the fight. She has put her neck on the line and has exposed her family to outrageous ridicule. And she has done great things that have advanced conservatism and Republican Party hopes next week.
Conversely, Joe Scarborough has done nothing. He sits at his table on MSNBC arrogantly denouncing conservatives, pandering to liberals, and repeating stupid talking points someone uttered days earlier. He has no ideas and, worse, he drags down those who do. Has he campaigned for anyone? Yet he passes judgment on someone who has. Has he raised funds for anyone? Has he used his “celebrity” (such as it is) in constructive ways? He tried radio twice. He failed. His book had minimal sales (he will tell you he was on the New York Times list, but he won’t tell you sales figures). And his cable audience is barely a blip on the ratings chart. The ratings and book figures don’t lie. If challenged on this point, I will go dig them up. So Scarborough’s ego is far bigger than his following. And his following is small because he’s irrelevant.
But when he fires shots into the backs of conservatives, those shots should not be free shots, for he does so knowing full well that he’ll score points with his bosses and colleagues at MSNBC and beyond. That’s his real audience.
Go Sarah. Get lost Joe.
I can’t add anything to that. As usual, “The Great One” has it exactly right. Clearly being associated with MSNBC destroys brain cells, and Joe doesn’t have many left.