Joe Scarborough's got one thing right: Al Sharpton, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren are all on the liberal side!
On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough went all kumbaya with the left, depicting them as fellow warriors for democracy. It began, in the context of oh-so-eminent Liz Cheney's imminent ouster from House GOP leadership, with Joe claiming that he and others are in a battle for liberal democracy with Liz Cheney. The Reverend Al Sharpton managed to keep a straight face while unleashing this side-splitter:
"Absolutely. We’re on the side of democracy, and truth!"
Tell that to people wrongly accused by Tawana Brawley. Scarborough circled back to that theme later in the show, expanding his platoon of warriors for liberal democracy to include some of the most extreme elements in the Democrat party:
"I just support liberal democracy. Liz Cheney just supports liberal democracy. Bernie Sanders just supports liberal democracy. Elizabeth Warren just supports liberal democracy."
It's ridiculous that Scarborough could lecture about how people refused to accept valid election results when they spent the Trump years insisting that his ascent to power was a vicious Russian plot against democracy...enabled by "Moscow Mitch" McConnell.
It's also tough to swallow the notion that the likes of Sanders and Warren—who would so greatly expand government's reach while concomitantly shrinking individual freedom—are on the side of liberal "democracy."
Politics can make strange bedfellows—but this was a Posturepedic too far!
Here's the transcript.
6:17 am EDT
JOE SCARBOROUGH: This is a battle now. We are in a political fight, and it’s between those who believe in democracy and those who believe in illiberal democracy . . . Those of us who believe in free and fair elections and don’t want to lie about American democracy, and lie about American institutions, and don’t want to lie about the last election being stolen, we’re all on the same side. Whether some progressives writing for the New York Times like it or not.
AL SHARPTON: Absolutely. We’re on the side of democracy, and truth!
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SCARBOROUGH: People, like on Twitter, when I will say something conservative idealogically about the budgets being too big, or talk about how we need to toughen things up at the southern border. They're all: "oh! You’re just the same as you’ve always been! I thought that [angry roaring sound.]"
Well Willie, I never said I changed. I just support liberal democracy. Liz Cheney just supports liberal democracy. Bernie Sanders just supports liberal democracy. Elizabeth Warren just supports liberal democracy . . . And today, Liz Cheney and Democrats are all fighting this same fight.