Joe Scarborough - Television Personality & Complete Unadulterated Sell-Out
I'm not proud to say it, but I watch Morning Joe on a regular basis. I've sworn the show off more times than I can count, but I keep coming back for some unknown reason. I know I should look away, but I just can't help myself. It's like a train wreck and Joe is the conductor.
The show has a familiar MSNBC theme. Blithering idiot hosts and a slew of liberal guests, with the occasional conservative thrown in for appearances. However, what makes this show a completely revolting affair is Joe's continual claim to the conservative mantle. If he's a conservative, he's the Judas Iscariot version.
If nothing else, Joe's act is consistent and generally follows this theme: If Joe criticizes a Democrat, he always criticizes a Republican for the same offense:
- "Yeah, Barack Obama shouldn't have done that, but George Bush did the same thing."
- "Democrats are spending way too much money, but Republicans are just as bad."
- "Obama could have reacted more quickly to the Gulf oil spill, but his response was far superior to George Bush's during Katrina."
The same can't be said for his criticism of Republicans. They generally stand alone at Joe's whipping post.
In my view, his act is one of complete dishonesty. He tells the audience five to ten times a show that he is a small government conservative, but never misses an opportunity to bash and slander the party that most represents those values. Conversely, this charlatan seemingly never misses an opportunity to praise the most liberal politicians of our era.
I've come to the conclusion that Joe is just not that smart. In fact, he's dumb enough to think this act is fooling anyone with an IQ above 80. It's not. Everyone (Left & Right) sees him for what he is. A guy who sold his soul for a paycheck.
Joe stooped to new lows this week. His commentary around the Arizona shootings was nothing short of dispicable. He piled on the purveyors of right-wing rhetoric with as much vim and vigor as any liberal talking head. Watching him and his idiot counterpart attempt to tie the discourse of conservative talkers and politicians to the heinous act was enough to make me wretch.
Seriously, what true conservative takes that position? NONE!
I honestly don't know how the guy looks at himself in the mirror. He can't think we're all stupid enough to buy this act, but he's definitely stupid enough to be our Liberal Idiot of the Month.