Pro Tip For Joe Scarborough: When seeking to praise Joe Biden, under absolutely no circumstances make mention of the "brain."
On today's Morning Joe, Biden fanboy Joe Scarborough, waxing ecstatic over Biden's meeting yesterday with Xi, asserting the value of Biden's foreign-policy experience, Scarborough made perhaps the most unfortunate analogy possible, comparing Biden to a "brain surgeon."
"I'm so sick and tired of people talking about, oh, we want an outsider to, to run the most important country in the world ...If I'm getting brain surgery, I don't want a guy who's good in action movies. I want a guy who's the best brain surgeon and who's done it a thousand times. And this, this is where we see, as far as foreign policy goes, there's so many flash points that are happening right now. And thank God Joe Biden is in there. I'm just saying that, thank God he's in there."
Seriously, Scarborough: analogizing Biden to a brain surgeon? Putting Biden and brain surgery together in a sentence? Surely you understand that's bound to bring to mind images of Biden not as a surgeon, but as someone on the receiving end of surgery. Remember—a majority of Americans believe that Biden's brain isn't up to the job of president.
For that matter, Biden actually twice underwent surgery for brain aneurysms, and recovered. He isn't a brain surgeon, but he clearly benefited from brain surgeons. Meanwhile, Scarborough was crying "dementia" about Trump back in 2017.
This could be seen as another embarrassing pom-pom moment like yesterday, where Mike Barnicle said of Biden: "He knows how old he is. You couldn’t do it. I couldn’t do it. Someone 45 years of age couldn’t do what he does every day. But he does it." (Barnicle also called Trump and Netanyahu "twin towers of tyranny.")
Meanwhile, Chinese tyrants are great! Footage of Biden and Xi shaking hands cause fawning Scarborough to exclaim "That right there is sexy video, baby!" Scarborough also was thrilled by Xi calling Biden "my old friend."
Well, the Commie dictator did get one thing right about Biden, ka-ching.
Here's the transcript.
6:06 am ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Xi has sort of has echoed what had a lot of foreign policy people have said when he said, "Turning our backs on each other is not an option." And I realize I'm a nerd, but that is a sexy video right there, baby. I want the leaders of the two most powerful nations, who have been at odds, whose military have not been in communication over the last year or so, doing this. It's a starting point. I understand that's all it is, but at least, we're at the starting point of rebuilding this relationship.
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Elise, three, three, three words stuck out to me yesterday. When Xi called Joe Biden, "my old friend." You look at what's happening in Israel, and Biden may have to move another one of his "old friends" off the stage, work with Israelis.
But you know, I've said this for quite some time. I'm so sick and tired of people talking about, oh, we want an outsider to, to run the most important country in the world and the most complicated governmental bureaucracy. We want Rock. We want Trump. We want these people who just, again, have no idea.
No! No, no. If I'm getting brain surgery, I don't want a guy who's good in action movies. I want a guy who's the best brain surgeon and who's done it a thousand times.
And this, this is where we see, as far as foreign policy goes, there's so many flash points that are happening right now. And thank God Joe Biden is in there. I'm just saying that, thank God he's in there.