Cenk Brags That As President He'd Be Tougher With Republicans Than Obama

There's an old saw that every time a senator looks in the mirror, he sees a president.  Could the same be true of MSNBC hosts?  

Twice tonight on his TV show, Cenk Uygur fantasized himself as president.  The muy macho MSNBCer naturally imagined he'd be much tougher with Republicans than President Obama.

View video after the jump.

Watch Cenk fantasize about giving Republicans the old Head & Shoulders brush-off.  Uygur first strutted his stuff to left-wing Dem congressman Xavier Becerra of California, a member of the Progressive Caucus.

CENK UYGUR: I know my strategy, and it's not the one that the president favors. If [the Republicans] said to me "it's unacceptable," I'd say "all right. It's unacceptable right back at you. This is what I think of your criticism," [demonstrating how he'd brush it off his shoulder.]  But that's not how the president operates.

A bit later, Cenk reprised his macho act for the benefit of the Politico's Roger Simon.

UYGUR: Roger, is that a real threat [left-wing revolt] here for the president?  Because I did this [replays shoulder brush off] just a little while ago about what I would do with Republican criticism? That seems to be what President Obama does with liberal criticism, non-stop.


Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.