It was just a brief statement, but said so much about Joe Scarborough's separation from reality. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough said:
You look at -- unfortunately on college campuses, some of the twisted views about Hamas. That ain't coming from law professors or history professors. It's coming straight off of social media. So it's a battle that needs to be waged, a battle for ideas."
What? Twisted pro-Hamas views are not coming from professors?
Let's start with my alma mater of Cornell, where Russell Rickford, a history professor, said at a Pro-Palestinian rally that he found the Hamas attack "exhilarating" and "energizing."
Then there's Yale professor Zareena Grewal, who on the day of the Hamas slaughter of civilians tweeted that "Israel is a murderous, genocidal, settler state and Palestinians have every right to resist through armed struggle."
Staying in the Ivy League, let's not forget Professor Joseph Massad at Columbia, who hailed the Hamas attack as “astonishing,” “astounding,” “awesome,” and “incredible.”
The list of professors professing their support for Hamas' atrocities against civilians goes on and on, as seen here.
Scarborough is either ignorant, or willfully oblivious.
Scarborough went on to say that the issue of abortion will be important to young people. He mournfully observed that young people don't have the same rights that their mothers and grandmothers had. And Scarborough scoffed at the notion that Donald Trump will be able to campaign on the platform of being moderate on abortion, and capable of finding a solution that pleases everyone. The show rolled a montage of Trump boasting about having killed Roe v. Wade, with Scarborough suggesting that the Biden campaign will be bombarding the airwaves with such footage.
Question: how, when, and why did Joe Scarborough go from being staunchly pro-life [100% rating from the National Right to Life Committee] to now virtually breaking down in tears over the reversal of Roe? Did Scarborough have a sincere come-to-Planned-Parenthood conversion, or, as a creature of MSNBC and the elitist liberal culture in which he operates, was his metamorphosis born out of sheer opportunistic cynicism?
Here's the transcript.
6:11 am ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You look at -- unfortunately on college campuses, some of the twisted views about Hamas. That ain't coming from law professors or history professors. It's coming straight off of social media. So it's a battle that needs to be waged, a battle for ideas.
But, you know, when it comes to young voters, abortion's going to matter! The fact that young women don't have the rights that their mothers and grandmothers had for half a century? That's going to matter.
Donald Trump though, here's the good news though, for Republicans. Donald Trump, he's gone to thecenter. He's now saying, oh, we could make everybody happy. And it's so great! I'm so happy for him! Because if I were running against him, I'd show this!
DONALD TRUMP: President Trump is going to make a determination what he thinks is great for the country, and what's fair for the country, but the fact that I was able to terminate Roe v. Wade after 50 years of trying -- they worked for 50 years. I've never seen anything like it. They worked -- and I was even -- I was so honored to have done it.
Well, I did something that nobody thought was possible. I got rid of Roe v. Wade, and by doing that -- [applause] And by doing that, by doing that, it put pro-lifers in a very strong negotiating position.
Nobody did a job like I did, including Roe v. Wade, bringing it back to the states.
What I did by killing Roe v. Wade, which everybody said was impossible --
SCARBOROUGH: Okay, Jackie, Donald Trump said -- I'm wondering how this is going to play with voters 18-29? The ones Joe Biden is supposed to be losing.