When the news of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago being raided by the FBI broke, Morning Joe had an absolute field day, pointing and laughing at the former president’s misfortunes like bullies reacting to a mild burn. On Wednesday, it was the same exact thing all over again, except Joe Scarborough and his broadcasting pals went after all Republicans, calling their logic “twisted.” And watch out: Mika Brzezinski is “concerned.”
Host Joe Scarborough pretended he is interested in helping the fate of the Republican Party, despite having publicly left it years ago. He insisted that GOP candidates are “underperforming” in special elections.
“They just can’t seem to connect the dots,” Scarborough states, “they keep careening closer and closer to a cliff of political oblivion.” He furthered his “analysis” by immaturely exclaiming this on national television: “They're going 'This is war, this is war! Let's tan our testicles!’" Real professional, Joe.
He then, as always, labeled the GOP as “extreme,” and that while they’re all up in arms over this FBI search, “They're just fine with riots that Donald Trump let loose on the U.S. Capitol.” It appears that Joe has forgotten that a very large percentage of people were not only nowhere near the Capitol that day, but also do not condone violence in any form.
After labeling all Republicans as extremists, he accused them of “screaming about needing to defund the most important federal law enforcement body in America.” Furthermore, he claimed “they attack any kind of investigations that look into Trump's un-American activities, his un-American actions and they call them witch hunts.”
Again, not every Republican goes to those extreme lengths. Scarborough seems to think you renounce everything connected to Republicans or you fail his morality test. He caters to lefties so much, that he completely sweeps their rioting, whining and complaining about abortion, pronouns, and other petty matters under the rug.
Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough that these “extremists” have “tortured logic,” and that they are “preying upon people who don't have the time or have too much on their hands to deal with whether it's true or not.”
She exclaimed that she is “concerned” this “logic” eventually “will promote violence. And unnecessary, untrue hatred based on lies.
Most Americans are not even close to being affected by these “lies.” If anything, Americans with sense are going about their day, trying to survive this awful economy, something that the liberal media would rather not talk about.
Click "expand" to view the transcript of this outrageous segment.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe
August 10, 2022
6:02:46 a.m. Eastern
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, and you look at how Republicans are doing right now, whether you're looking at the generic ballot, you look at how they're doing in special elections, they're underperforming—wh—what was done in 2020 by five—six points in a lot of these special elections. They continue to fall when you look at what happens in polling -- You look in the Senate races, they're underperforming in a year that should be massive for the GOP, and they just can't seem to connect the dots.
And now, they’re all rushing to the defense to—of a guy who likely broke the law and who's going to be brought to justice. They keep careening closer and closer to a cliff of political oblivion. And Americans can see it. They can see how hypocritical this Republican Party is. Yes, I understand people are upset, because they're going “this is war, this is war! Let's tan our testicles!"
SCARBOROUGH: They're so extreme. And they're hypocritical, and Americans can see through this grift. You see they’re shocked by a legal search of classified documents, a legal search. You read Hugh Hewitt's column yesterday in The Washington Post, a very good column that spelled it all out. He said “Well of course, a former president can be searched, but we need transparency.”
I agree with Hugh on that. But they're shocked by a legal search of a residence by law enforcement authorities. But they're just fine with riots that Donald Trump let loose on the U.S. Capitol. They claim to support law enforcement, but now they're screaming about needing to defund the most important federal law enforcement body in America that protects you, and your family, and all of us.
These Republicans, they attack any kind of investigations that look into Trump's un-American activities, his un-American actions and they call them witch hunts. McCarthy promises, “If you elect us, we're going to once again launch our own witch hunts against law enforcement agencies.” Who were trying to do their jobs, trying to enforce the law and trying to keep Americans safe.
It's tortured logic. These twisted actions, all meant to defend a failed reality host, at the cost of harming America, its Constitution and its promise that no man is above the law. That's not radical, that's not a radical concept. It's sort of at the core of who we are as a nation. And the fact the Republican Party of Washington, D.C. are melting down the way they are, it shows why they're in political trouble right now. And that's going to continue. If they continue to look back for inspiration in their future, it's bad news, Mika.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: It is tortured logic. That's a really good way of putting it. And they're preying upon people who don't have the time or have too much on their hands to deal with whether it's true or not. Taking advantage of people—
SCARBOROUGH: Well, the Jim and Tammy Faye Baker routine, except, they're not exploiting Jesus for gain, for money, for power. They're exploiting people's—well, their sense of patriotism, and lying to them every day, exploiting them for money, for power, for the big grift. Anyway—
BRZEZINSKI: But what I see here, what concerns me about what they're doing and also those who echo it, or trying to torture that logic even more for hours and hours every day, is that this will promote violence. And unnecessary, untrue hatred based on lies.
BRZEZINSKI: And could roil up even more what we've already seen. And it is beyond irresponsible, whether you're a politician or a member of the media.