Scarborough Smears Conservatives as Monsters Who Want to ‘Euthanize’ Seniors

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If you believe the smears of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the Trump administration is just about to release a Coronavirus policy allowing for the mass death of the elderly population. Of course, that’s not actually happening, but it didn’t stop Joe Scarborough from sliming conservatives and Republicans as bloodthirsty monsters.

Seemingly basing some of his argument on the disgusting tweet from one lawyer, Scarborough snarled that “these conservatives are making Democrats, who are pro-choice, actually look more pro-life.” The host savaged, “It is senior citizens who they're ready to euthanize because they want Boeing's corporate earnings to not dip too low. They want to make sure that people that own businesses in their district or in their states will keep giving them campaign contributions.”

 

 

Apparently anyone who is concerned about the economy – the unemployment rate just soared past three million – is ready to sacrifice the elderly. Taking the moral high ground, Scarborough scoffed, “I grew up in a Baptist church and I heard a lot about abortion on the front end of life and euthanizing seniors on the other side of life.”

Calling this imaginary policy out, the MSNBC anchor attacked the fictitious pro-killing plan:

If we have scientists and doctors and medical professionals who have spent their lives using their God-given skills to save lives and you have the ability to help them save lives and you are telling the president not to do that, that is killing.

He concluded, “So this argument that we're going to just let senior citizens die because they're no longer productive, that's the argument that is taking hold in the Republican Party.”

How did this become attributed to GOP policy exactly? Well, as The Washington Post reported, some lawyer tweeted out this ugly sentiment:

The fundamental problem is whether we are going to tank the entire economy to save 2.5% of the population which is (1) generally expensive to maintain, and (2) not productive.

Perhaps Scarborough didn’t read the article because the Post noted that the California lawyer in question, Scott McMillian, is a Democrat:

He wishes the anti-Trump people who hate him understood that he’s “an old-style JFK Democrat” who thinks the Trump administration “betrayed us by not taking this seriously much earlier.”

But don’t tell Scarborough. He’s far too invested in the secret GOP plan to kill millions of seniors.

A transcript of the comments can be found below. Click “expand” to read more.

Morning Joe

3/26/2020

6:25 AM ET

JOE SCARBOROUGH: The priorities. I’ve never in my life seen the priorities laid out in such a stark way between one party and the other. Now, as you know, I am not a Democrat. There are a lot of things that Democrats do that drive me crazy. I couldn't -- I watched the first Democratic debate, and I just looked at wonderment at how far left Twitter had pulled the party. But there is no doubt, if you're talking about the party of life right now.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Right.

SCARBOROUGH: As the American Conservative wrote, right now these conservatives are making Democrats who are pro-choice actually look more pro-life because they're only worried about the unborn. It is the born, it is the weakest among us. It is senior citizens who they're ready to euthanize because they want Boeing's corporate earnings to not dip too low. They want to make sure that people that own businesses in their district or in their states will keep giving them campaign contributions. So this -- I don't know what -- I grew up in a Baptist church and I heard a lot about abortion on the front end of life and euthanizing seniors on the other side of life.

BRZESINSKI: I mean, this is insanity.

SCARBOROUGH: Let me just be clear: If we have scientists and doctors and medical professionals who have spent their lives using their God-given skills to save lives and you have the ability to help them save lives and you are telling the president not to do that, that is killing. In fact, that's -- there's no way that you can say, “Well, abortion's bad but killing a senior citizen—" And by the way, it's now -- the nurse that died in the hospital was 48 years old and healthy. Got bad news for you, a lot of 30 and 40-year-olds are getting this and dying of it. So this argument that we're going to just let senior citizens die because they're no longer productive, that's the argument that is taking hold in the Republican Party.

BRZEZINSKI: The president's a senior citizen, Mitch McConnell's a senior citizen.

SCARBOROUGH: They're cloistered. They're protected.

 

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