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MSNBC Host Scarborough Unleashes on Beck: ‘Losing it Before Our Eyes’
The Blaze ^ | 2/25/11 | Scott Baker

Posted on 02/25/2011 1:03:42 PM PST by jobim

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, host Joe Scarborough delivered a scathing rant against Glenn Beck. According to Scarborough, Beck is “losing it before our eyes” and is “bad for the conservative movement.”

“He’s bad for the Republican party. He’s bad for Fox News. It’s that simple,” Scarborough said, referring specifically to Beck’s recent work to uncover the socialists, progressives, and unions to the unrest in Egypt and Wisconsin.

Guest commentator Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives.

Scarborough refers to a recent blog post by conservative writer Peter Wehner calling Glenn, “The most disturbing personality on cable television.” I talk to Pete from time to time and have a good deal of respect for his analysis most of the time. I found his most recent posts on Glenn, however, to be pretty shallow. It’s a popular sport to make dramatic denunciations of Beck themes without really engaging in a discussion of the arguments.

I’ve been involved in mainstream conservative thought and politics for 25 years and I can assure you that Wehner and Scarborough are mounting a very weak case. I’ve worked with many top conservative leaders and politicians. Glenn is about as thoughtful and sincere in his approach to political argument as anyone I’ve met. The depth and range of discussion around the Mercury and Blaze offices is the most interesting and electrifying of any place I’ve worked.

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Without issuing in yet another troubling litany of ad hominem posts against Glenn Beck, two questions: 1) Watch the video and comment on why Buchanan says what he says 2) Are you accepting at this point Beck's thesis that these demonstrations have been largely orchestrated by leftist American (etal) organizations?
1 posted on 02/25/2011 1:03:48 PM PST by jobim
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To: jobim
“He’s bad for the Republican party. He’s bad for Fox News. It’s that simple,” Scarborough said,

As if Joey the MSNBC employee has the best interests of FNC in mind.

2 posted on 02/25/2011 1:06:08 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: jobim

It seems to me that Joe is bad for the TEA Party.


3 posted on 02/25/2011 1:06:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jobim

All I am going to say about this is, since when are PMSNBC hosts concerned what is good for the Republicans or Conservatives?


4 posted on 02/25/2011 1:06:41 PM PST by dwg2
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To: jobim

Joe Scarborough is still on TV?


5 posted on 02/25/2011 1:07:10 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat
Pat Buchanan is still relevant?
6 posted on 02/25/2011 1:10:19 PM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: jobim

He’s bad for Fox News?

Put your ratings up against his, Joe, and we’ll see who’s bad for whom, eh?..................


7 posted on 02/25/2011 1:10:26 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: jobim
Scarborough is an asshole.

The flack is always thickest when you're over the target.

8 posted on 02/25/2011 1:10:26 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jobim

Joe Scarborough is the “Al Bundy” of former Reps.

As Al used to say “I played High School Football”
Joe say “I was in the US Congress”

Get over it Joe. You were a one term loser. The glory days were just that.


9 posted on 02/25/2011 1:11:59 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: jobim

Prove him wrong. That’ll settle it .


10 posted on 02/25/2011 1:12:07 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: jobim
"orchestrated by leftist American (etal) organizations"

Let's just say that I think that the New World Order crowd (all-in, that would include the American Left) funded and encouraged the "YEWTS" via covert operatives.

If you don't believe it; you need to get out more.

11 posted on 02/25/2011 1:12:35 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: jobim

I am not a Beck fan.

I watched maybe three minutes of his Union talk last nite.

I am amazed that the DNC has not let loose one of their Jared Loughner sleepers on him yet.

Maybe they are focusing on Gov Walker first.


12 posted on 02/25/2011 1:14:41 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: jobim

Joe Scarbury is losing it. Didn’t he sing the theme to The Greatest American Hero? hum.... This bozo deserves to be a one hit wonder of news. He’s not republican, he’s liberal.


13 posted on 02/25/2011 1:15:20 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: jobim

Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives.


Yeah right Pat. Pat is so mentally confused he does not know if he, himself, is a leftist,fascist,dictator, or totalitarian to put a few adjectives by his name.


14 posted on 02/25/2011 1:18:26 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: traditional1

“The flack is always thickest when you’re over the target.”

This says it best.

Style or substance? Sometimes Beck has turned me off with the way he’s presented things, but it’s style, not substance. He’s right on many things before anyone else, and he doesn’t ask any more that you check the same sources as he does. Beck’s substance, that he educates and informs, accounts for his high ratings, I think.

If he’s ‘disturbing’ it might be that sometimes the truth is disturbing to comfortable people who’d rather ignore bad news until it can’t be ignored anymore.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” - Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)


15 posted on 02/25/2011 1:18:30 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Jealousy is an ugly trait, Joe.


16 posted on 02/25/2011 1:19:38 PM PST by VeeP22
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives.

Shut up, Pat.

17 posted on 02/25/2011 1:19:53 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: jobim

“Are you accepting at this point Beck’s thesis that these demonstrations have been largely orchestrated by leftist American (etal) organizations?” ~ jobim

Do your own homework.

http://biggovernment.com/laborunionreport/2011/01/31/workers-of-the-world-unite-the-american-lefts-role-in-leading-mid-east-regime-change/

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My Google search key words: What was Trumka doing in Egypt and other middle east countries?
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ADRA_enUS399US414&q=what+was+trumka+doing+in+Egypt+and+other++middle+east+countries%3f

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Pop Quiz:

By his own admission, how often does AFL-CIO head Richard Trumka either visit the White House or speak with somebody in the administration?
A) One time per week
B) Two times per week
C) Four time per week
D) Every day
You probably guessed it already:

VIDEO HERE : http://michellemalkin.com/2011/02/22/afl-cio-white-house/

But Obama didn’t meet with half-dozen Cabinet members at all in first two years
­ not even so much as a phone call:
VIDEO: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/01/25/video-obama-didnt-meet-with-half-dozen-cabinet-members-in-first-two-years/

The violent legacy of Richard Trumka
violent legacy of AFL-CIO thug-in-chief Richard Trumka:
Trumka and Obama will cast Big Labor as an unassailable force for good in American history. But when it comes to terrorizing workers, Trumka knows whereof he speaks.
Meet Eddie York. He was a workingman whose story will never scroll across Obama’s teleprompter. A nonunion contractor who operated heavy equipment, York was shot to death during a strike called by the United Mine Workers 17 years ago. Workmates who tried to come to his rescue were beaten in an ensuing melee. The head of the UMW spearheading the wave of strikes at that time? Richard Trumka. Responding to concerns about violence, he shrugged to the Virginian-Pilot in September 1993: “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned.” Incendiary rhetoric, anyone?
A federal jury convicted one of Trumka’s UMW captains on conspiracy and weapons charges in York’s death. According to the Washington, D.C.-based National Legal and Policy Center, which tracks Big Labor abuse, Trumka’s legal team quickly settled a $27 million wrongful death suit filed by York’s widow just days after a judge admitted evidence in the criminal trial. An investigative report by Reader’s Digest disclosed that Trumka “did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local.”
In Illinois, Trumka told UMW members to “kick the s**t out of every last” worker who crossed his picket lines, according to the Nashville (Ill.) News. And as the National Right to Work Foundation (pdf), the leading anti-forced unionism organization in the country, pointed out, other UMW coalfield strikes resulted in what one judge determined were “violent activities … organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.”

Trumka washed off the figurative bloodstains and moved up the ranks. As AFL-CIO secretary, he notoriously refused to testify in a sordid 1999 embezzlement trial involving his labor boss brethren at the Teamsters Union. No surprise. Thugs of a feather: Trumka’s violence-promoting record echoes the riotous Teamsters strikes dating back to the 1950s, when the union organized taxicab companies to target workers with gas bombs, bottles and fists.
And now, Trumka is spearheading a Democratic Party get-out-the-vote campaign by far-left groups ­ publicized in the revolutionary Marxist People’s World ­ to “energize an army of tens of thousands who will return to their neighborhoods, churches, schools and voting booths to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November and begin building a new permanent coalition to fight for a progressive agenda.”

Take those as literal fighting words. The bloody consequences of compulsory unionism cannot be ignored.

Flashback: SEIU and the “persuasion of power;” Update: St. Louis thuggery on tape

Flashback: Caught on tape: SEIU thuggery

Flashback: The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010


18 posted on 02/25/2011 1:20:51 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Trent Lott on Tea Party candidates: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them" 7/19/10)
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To: jobim

It’s sad that people like Buchanan are so corruptable that they change just to fit in with a tv network. I’m not a big Beck fan, but he has a lot more importance than Buchanan or Scarborough combined. It’s the Glenn Beck show, the RNC show etc. Scarborough doesn’t have talent.


19 posted on 02/25/2011 1:22:14 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: nolongerademocrat

I was about to type the same thing. I honestly did not know Joe was still on TV.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 1:23:13 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: jobim
Poor Joe
21 posted on 02/25/2011 1:23:18 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: jobim

Wow! He must really be on to something for them to be this worried. Sorry MSNBC I would believe Glenn in a heartbeat over you. He may be right, he may be wrong but at least he LOVES this country!


22 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:07 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: jobim

LOL - He must have been reading FR.


23 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:17 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: OldNewYork
...and he doesn’t ask any more that you check the same sources as he does.

...should have been, 'and he doesn't ask any more than...

24 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:17 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Politics4US

Pat Buchanan is the Kathleen Parker of MSNBC.


25 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:35 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Politics4US

“It’s the Glenn Beck show, the RNC show etc.” I meant It’s the Glenn Beck show, not the RNC show etc.


26 posted on 02/25/2011 1:24:39 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: jobim

hey joe...if Glen is so bad for the conservatives and the republican party...why would YOU care? I would think you would be sitting back shrugging your shoulders???? Gosh, you SURE give him a lot of attention dont’ you? Why not stay with your own show and make sure micha knows what SHE is talking about befor eyou talk about someone else. Half the time she shifts in her chair, looks left or right with some sort of just plain stupid expression on her face and makes stupid statements that mean nothing. At least Glen is telling it like it is. Go Glen...as for morning joe and java coffee and the rest of that crowd...I’d like to see all of THEM off the air as their show is plain silly.


27 posted on 02/25/2011 1:25:16 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: jobim

“...Are you accepting at this point Beck’s thesis that these demonstrations have been largely orchestrated by leftist American (etal) organizations?”

I’ve been watching Beck’s shows the past month: I don’t recall his ever saying that these demonstrations have been largely orchestrated by leftist American organizations. He has also emphatically said everyone should do their own research and not take his word for any of this information.

Demonstrations specifically in the United States? Perhaps, by and large, Soro’s financed groups have been heavily involved, as Beck showed yesterday, Thursday Feb.25th.

He has maintained that many groups - Communist, Islamist, Socialist, Progressive, Green - whether domestic or international, are involved world-wide perpetrating ‘the perfect storm’ with which to collapse Western Civilization and create a New World Order.

I suspect he is building up to what happens after that collapse. It is horrifying for anyone to imagine, but I know from past historical examples the above groups will turn on one another, and summarizing it as the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse run rampant globally is an understatement.


28 posted on 02/25/2011 1:26:40 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: paulycy

RE: “Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives.”

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Shut up, Pat.

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Yes, by all means shut up, Pat — truly, I thought he had passed away long ago. So very NOT relevant!!!


29 posted on 02/25/2011 1:26:47 PM PST by CaliforniaCon
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To: traditional1

Saw him once in an airport. I looked over and said to my husband...there’s mornnin’ joe. We both roared at the fact he was probably thinking he was so important and FAMOUS. Ha,ha. We still laugh about it when we hear his name or some outragously silly thing that comes out of his mouth. We sat at our gate and he at his. We just kept laughing he just struck us so funny. Couldn’t help it...we really couldn’t.


30 posted on 02/25/2011 1:27:43 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: Paladin2

Does anyone watch his show, or MSNBC for that matter? He’s of no consequence.


31 posted on 02/25/2011 1:28:46 PM PST by Starboard
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To: LaineyDee

LOL! I didn’t even get far enough into the article to see Pat Buchanan’s name...


32 posted on 02/25/2011 1:29:02 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Starboard

I’ve seen a few YouTube clips.


33 posted on 02/25/2011 1:30:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jobim

If I were Joe and Pat...I don’t know if I’d go there.


34 posted on 02/25/2011 1:31:11 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Mr. Mojo
Joey has come a long way since the Whitewater/Clinton Impeachment days.

When you can't argue against the message, that the Unions in the country are organizing against the effort of States' reigning in out of control pay and pensions, paid out of the public coffers, then attack the messenger! In this case, Glen Beck.

To this reader and listener it is more than obvious that Union leadership at the National level, combined with their only political ally, the Democrat Party, are indeed pulling the strings to get members out to rail against the obvious solution to the States' financial woes ... that being "the overhead". The states either need to roll back the insane pay and benefits public sector workers enjoy or cut drastically back on the number of public workers that exist. That is obviously clear to any conservative.

Personally, I think Glen Beck is right on the mark. Either way "he" does get "their" attention though.

35 posted on 02/25/2011 1:32:35 PM PST by ImpBill ("America ... where are you now?" signed, a little "r" republican!)
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To: jobim

“Pat Buchanan added that Republicans have a “responsibility and a duty” to make sure Beck isn’t speaking for conservatives.”

I’ve never understood the logic behind labeling people as spokesman for a given group without the slightest indicia of authority or association. Beck is not a spokesman for white males, talk show hosts or recovering alcoholics any more than Al Sharpton speaks for all blacks or all obese people with weird hair. Beck speaks for Beck, and we are all free to agree or not agree with what he says. Pat Buchanan damn sure doesn’t speak for me or for Republicans, any more than the moron Joe Scarborough does. No one can speak for anyone without their consent.


36 posted on 02/25/2011 1:33:47 PM PST by Spok
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To: jobim

The name of that fringe show should be called Morning Vomit.


37 posted on 02/25/2011 1:36:25 PM PST by RetSignman ("It's about saving our Republic, STUPID")
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To: jobim

Pat and Joe... one Neo-Con and one Rino...and that’s the kind of people that elected us Obama and had Bush pass the tarp bill. Prefect examples for fakes infiltrating the party.


38 posted on 02/25/2011 1:37:14 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: jobim

Joe has gone over to the dark side 10 years ago.


39 posted on 02/25/2011 1:39:56 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: jobim

Bad for conservatives?? Well you should know something about that, shouldn’t you Joey.


40 posted on 02/25/2011 1:40:01 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
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To: Mr. Mojo

Joe is very familiar and has intimate knowledge of “what is bad for conservatives.”


41 posted on 02/25/2011 1:43:23 PM PST by Tweeker
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To: jobim; All

Hey Joe, at least people aren’t fonding DEAD INTERNS in Glenn’s offices like they did in yours!!!

Is that the REAL reason you LEFT DC when you did Joe???????

http://www.americanpolitics.com/20010808Klausutis.html


42 posted on 02/25/2011 1:44:46 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

fonding = finding

Sorry....


43 posted on 02/25/2011 1:49:20 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: jobim

Joe & Pat are “hasbeens.” Their days are behind them...can’t even say “better days.”


44 posted on 02/25/2011 1:50:41 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Politics4US

As far as I’m concerned Joe and Pat can have the republican party. But, since when did these two “has beens” get put in charge of the gop?


45 posted on 02/25/2011 1:53:38 PM PST by Terry Mross (We need a SECOND party.)
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To: jobim

Beck went odd the edge when he equated Reform Judism to Radical Islam.

Only a nut would make such a comparison.


46 posted on 02/25/2011 1:54:24 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: jobim

‘Losing it Before Our Eyes’

Could be MSNBC’s motto instead of Fall Forward.

47 posted on 02/25/2011 1:56:38 PM PST by McGruff (Is it time to Drill Baby Drill yet?)
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To: jobim

I listened to the tape and I agree with all of them. Beck’s going over the edge, he’s not stable and it worries me no end. I really mean that- it’s not insincere or sarcastic .

And please save yourself the trouble of calling me a “concern troll”- I’m not. I can’t stand Joe Scarborough either :)

I have several friends who loved him on CNN Headline (as did I) and were thrilled when he came to FOX- but after a few months- they quit watching him.

The man has become a caricature.


48 posted on 02/25/2011 1:56:48 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: traditional1

“Scarborough is an asshole.”

Joe will say whatever he is told to say. He’s just trying to pull down a paycheck.


49 posted on 02/25/2011 1:57:06 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: jobim
Joe, you lost a long time ago. If you don't like the way things are now, switch to the marxist party.

Or maybe you already have.

50 posted on 02/25/2011 2:00:04 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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