MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘Archie Bunker’ Trump Can’t Compete With Dreamy Dem

March 21st, 2019 8:15 AM

What kind of weird Republicans does Mika Brzezinski know? On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski claimed that after 'Mayor Pete' Buttigieg appeared on yesterday's show, "I was surprised by the number of Republicans who reached out to me, saying, I'm going to support him. Because I'm looking for someone."

Really? What kind of Republican is "looking for someone" like Buttigieg, who has these straight-down-the-line liberal positions on the issues?



  • "Pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants
  • Endorses Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal
  • Prevented a pro-life group from opening a center next to an abortion clinic
  • More gun control 
  • "All for" single-payer health care

You get the idea. Joe Scarborough chimed in along similar lines, saying that after Buttigieg's appearance, he was "inundated" with texts, calls and emails from people saying, "this guy is the real thing: We love Mayor Pete."

Panelist Jon Meacham cast Buttigieg as an Aaron Sorkin [of The West Wing] figure, in contrast with President Trump, whom he depicted as Archie Bunker. 

This is the kind of gag-inducing, gaga love that we can expect the liberal media to express for any Democrat who can string together a few coherent sentences in support of the far-left agenda. It's going to be a long campaign!

Here's the transcript. Click "expand" to read more. 

Morning Joe
6:04 am EDT

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Mika, yesterday something happened here that was pretty, pretty interesting. We had Mayor Pete on.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Oh, my gosh! That was quite an event.

SCARBOROUGH: And following Mayor Pete, Mika and I, at least, I don't know about you, Willie --


SCARBOROUGH: -- got more texts, more calls, more emails just from [unintelligible] I hadn't talked to since middle school! No, from everybody! This is why I'm not on Facebook, right? No, I don't want to remember what we did in eighth grade. But we just got inundated with calls by people saying, this guy is the real thing. We love Mayor Pete.

BRZEZINSKI: I did. I think there is a hunger for somebody who seems and feels and sounds and looks completely real and connected with what we're looking for: connection to history, A connection to who we are, A connection to faith that is honest and up front. This is who I am and this is what I'm going to bring to the table. And he does it and he -- you know, we did rapid fire with him. Tried lots of different angles, and he was right there for everything. My phone had everything from my Republican sister-in-law to, you know, an extremely far-left best friend, and everybody loved him. And they kept texting me about him all day.

SCARBOROUGH: Got a lot of them. He was so insightful. And I guess the good news is, that actually being insightful, being knowledgeable about the issues, and also having a good, positive spirit, actually still counts for something in politics.

. . . 

WILLIE GEIST: He is so well versed on so many issues. He had some riff yesterday where he was explaining why politics is more like Homer's Odyssey than Finnegan's Wake. And it went on for -- so he's a --

SCARBOROUGH: I do that and Mika falls asleep.

WILLIE: Well, that's true. It's your delivery really.

BRZEZINSKI: I was surprised by the number of Republicans who reached out to me saying, I'm going to support him, because I'm looking for someone. And I can get behind him.

JON MEACHAM: In pop culture terms this is a little bit like Archie Bunker versus Aaron Sorkin. Archie Bunker is president, so we're going to enjoy the Aaron Sorkin-like presentation.