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Joe Scarborough: 'I just don't see Rick Perry surviving past March' (Video)
Daily Caller ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 09/13/2011 7:32:46 AM PDT by Rufus2007

Since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the contest for the Republican presidential nomination one month ago, he has rocketed to the lead in the polls. But that doesn’t impress MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in the least.

On Tuesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Scarborough offered his analysis on why Rick Perry won’t be viable in six months, starting with his stance on Social Security.

“[A]fter listening to him talk last night in detail, I do not know how many levels there are to Rick Perry,” Scarborough said. “But I do know this… The phrase ‘Ponzi scheme’ is not Rick Perry’s biggest problem. The word that he’s going to have to wrestle with during Republican primaries, let alone a general election, is the word ‘unconstitutional,’ because when you call Social Security… unconstitutional… this is about as funny as anything I heard on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’”

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TOPICS: Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: comcast; elections; ge; joescarborough; mediabias; rickperry
It would be nice if there were a way to officially revoke Joe Scarborough claim on conservative credentials.

Come back Joe. It's not too late.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 7:32:56 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
Joe Scarborough: 'I just don't see Rick Perry surviving past March

That's because you are a RINO dufus working for the Nations Best Communists!

2 posted on 09/13/2011 7:38:30 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Rufus2007

The election will be about jobs, not what’s in Joe’s head.


3 posted on 09/13/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Rufus2007
It would be nice if there were a way to officially revoke Joe Scarborough claim on conservative credentials.

There is a way. Remind folks about his dead intern problem that was swept under the rug thanks to 911.

There is a reason this dude resigned in a hasty fashion from office.

4 posted on 09/13/2011 7:39:53 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Rufus2007

So now Joe’s a prophet? LOL! What does he see for ‘the Reagan Era is over’, mrromoneycare?


5 posted on 09/13/2011 7:39:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Rufus2007

Could be Scarborough is auditioning for a spot in a Romney administration.


6 posted on 09/13/2011 7:40:28 AM PDT by al44
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To: Rufus2007

Trader Joe just can’t help himself.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 7:41:11 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Rufus2007
But SSI is a Ponzi scheme. Perry needs to repeat that loud and clear.

The biggest strike against him is the immunization program, which was really contradictory and ill-considered.

The field was always Perry/Palin/Romney - all the attacks on Perry are pure Romney, trying to avoid his own sorry record.

8 posted on 09/13/2011 7:41:35 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: al44

Heard he’s lobbying for a Bloomberg-Scarborough ticket


9 posted on 09/13/2011 7:41:40 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

March 2021.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 7:46:56 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Rufus2007
Heard he’s lobbying for a Bloomberg-Scarborough ticket

Now there's a real winner! /s

11 posted on 09/13/2011 7:52:40 AM PDT by al44
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To: Rufus2007
Pretty bold statement for a guy who was diddling the help and may have off'd her!
12 posted on 09/13/2011 7:54:26 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Rufus2007

He is a sellout. The show used to be somewhat watchable. It became Joe milking his past way too much and Mica rolling her eyes at anything her father would disapprove of.


13 posted on 09/13/2011 7:55:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Rufus2007

You’re being too kind to Joe. It IS too late for him.


14 posted on 09/13/2011 7:59:10 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: wideawake

The biggest strike against him is the immunization program, which was really contradictory and ill-considered.”

No. That is a sideshow. The biggest issue for Perry is what to do about illegals and the border, buit that is also the biggest issue for all of the others. Note that they are all really dodging the issue of what to do about the illegals who are here.


15 posted on 09/13/2011 8:01:12 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Rufus2007

Joe, back in 2004 you were convinced John Kerry’s selection of John Edwards would give him an 18-point lead over Bush. You have the analytical skills of a garden snail, so STFU.


16 posted on 09/13/2011 8:01:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Rufus2007

One really has to wonder what forensic evidence of Joe’s dead intern the Left has in its possession to keep him on such a tight leash. Video? His DNA? Must be powerful stuff.


17 posted on 09/13/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Rufus2007
Scarborough know he's sold his soul already.

Mika, did I ever tell you I was a Former Republican Congressman?

18 posted on 09/13/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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To: Rufus2007
The funny thing is that I don't see him surviving past Palin....
19 posted on 09/13/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Rufus2007
Joe Scarborough is a part-time conservative, full-time inside the beltway, establishment suck-up and he ABSOLUTELY HATES Rick Perry and Sarah Palin. He never misses a chance to attack them and dump on them.

He has too much riding on being accepted as one of the crowd at MSNBC. Besides, from all that I have heard, he is another absolute jerk, like Bill O'Reilly, nasty to all of the people who work for him, arrogant and not terribly bright.

I watch Morning Joe, because it is the only semi-intelligent political discussion program on in the morning. I wish Fox would change from their idiotic Fox and Friends to a format similar to Joe--with a predominantly conservative group of journalists and guests. I hate banal, mindless jabber and that is all I have ever seen on F & F.
20 posted on 09/13/2011 8:07:09 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

I don’t know whether you get the Fox Business Network, but I have switched to “IMUS”. Got sick of Scarborough who’s track record of predictions sucks, along with his Morph into being a West Side Elie.


21 posted on 09/13/2011 8:13:58 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Sudetenland

Rick Perry has some explaining to do and it’s not over the ‘Ponzi’ scheme/ss issue. Since last night, charges of free trips, being in the hip pocket of donars, are spreading faster than the Texas wildfires; in addition, that comment on in-state tuition was a shot in his foot. If he doesn’t address these issues, Scarborough is right; he won’t last.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 8:14:37 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (GOD 2012 because no one else will do)
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To: Rufus2007

Let’s hope he’s right, Perry is not a game changer, he will not do what needs to be done. Only a true tea party person can change Washington, and if we don’t, we’re done.


23 posted on 09/13/2011 8:16:14 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Lazlo in PA
Interesting, not aware of the story. The media was covering Chandra Levy-Gary Condit story nonstop, but not this. From quick search:

...Meanwhile, that same summer, star up-and-coming Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough, recently divorced under charges of infidelity, had unexpectedly decided to resign from office six months after being re-elected. Shortly thereafter an intern on his Florida staff was found dead --in the office --under mysterious circumstances with allegations of cover-ups by the local authorities and the quack medical examiner. And nobody in DC even raised an eyebrow.
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24 posted on 09/13/2011 8:17:41 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: wideawake

I respectfully disagree. The immunization issue is moot. That’s been thoroughly explained and is not even law. That issue is over. Gov Perry has more serious issues to address today. The charges being leveled at him by Politico, Sarah Palin etc and the in-state tuition remark he made are going to sink him if he doesn’t adequately explain them or dispute them.


25 posted on 09/13/2011 8:19:18 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (GOD 2012 because no one else will do)
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To: Rufus2007

I don’t trust Perry with the presidency...but I don’t trust Scarborough with milk money.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 8:23:38 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Rufus2007

Well, I guess. Nearly all of these primaries are over by the end of March. I think the last GOP primary season to go to the convention was 1976. If his point is Perry will flame out, that’s dumb. Whatever you think of Perry’s politics, he’s well-financed, and he’s pretty well known. He isn’t going anywhere. He’ll either be the last man standing or the 2nd to last man standing.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 8:26:46 AM PDT by Big E
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To: opentalk

The infidelity spoken of refers to wild orgies in FL with massive amounts of coke on hand. There are many eye witness accounts of Joe being a full participant in both. He is a POS and skated where he should have been jailed or at the very least publicly disgraced.


28 posted on 09/13/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Outlaw Woman
He was absolutely right about in-state tuition. Texas doesn't have an income tax, so illegals pay as much in taxes as any citizen pays. There is no downside to allowing industrious children of illegals to attend out universities at in state rates and a lot of upside if we can turn them into good tax paying citizens.

I love how all of you people in other states like to tell Texans how to run our state, especially when you don't know a thing about our state.

All residents of Texas pay state taxes. All services of the state are paid for by all residents, legal and illegal. We have a sales tax and we have property taxes. Those who own a home pay property taxes directly, those who rent, pay property taxes indirectly. Those taxes pay for our state universities and schools as well as all other state services.

Now I would like to see the elimination of "bi-lingual" education and government, and a few more changes, but there is nothing notionally wrong with the children of illegals attending state universities at in-state rates. Unless you think illegals are coming to the state for that reason alone, which is laughable.
29 posted on 09/13/2011 8:29:35 AM PDT by Sudetenland (There can be no freedom without God--What man gives, man can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

Get with it man, where you been? Arizona is the new Texas, don’t mess with Texas, ya right, more like don’t mess with Arizona. You guys lost the title down there, sorry ...


30 posted on 09/13/2011 8:33:48 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: opentalk
The main differences:

(1) Scarborough resigned days after Klasutis died, Condit held on for months.

(2) Klasutis' body was found hours after her death, while Levy was missing throughout the whole controversy.

(3) Klasutis was almost 30 and married and her family had no desire to drag her through the mud and do interviews, while the Levy family was happy to talk to the media as long as they held out the hope that their daughter was still alive.

(4) The Condit story had been running for months during a slow news summer, while 9/11 happened less than a week after Scarborough's resignation.

All that being said, Klasutis death was pretty mysterious and convenient, and the press did not pursue it very actively.

31 posted on 09/13/2011 8:40:43 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Sudetenland
Perception is reality...it's unfortunate but true. The only point that I was trying to make is that Governor Perry will have to address these issues in a clear, succinct manner; very much the way you have written in your terrific response/post.

Governor Perry has to address it with the actual reasons and those that you listed are absolutely reasonable.

I was just discussing with my brother that Texas is quite different from all the states in that there has always been a significant Hispanic presence. Texas has a rich history with Mexico and there are valid and logical reasons for the various programs regarding immigrants. However, other states/citizens are not taking that into consideration. The only thing everyone sees is illegals poring into our country and destroying things. Drugs, murder etc are the things that are making the news and it appears that Gov Perry is not addressing those things and/or is ok with it, by his blanket statements. But he's not addressing only Texans now; he is addressing the entire nation and so he must clarify.

That's the only point I was making. I apologize if it seemed that I was one of the ones telling Texas how to handle the immigration issue/problems.

Rick Perry is a fine Governor and, at this point, he has my support. I still want to see the clarification on the accusations of 'trips, gratuities, etc' that he allegedly accepted during his tenure and hope he clarifies that as well.

32 posted on 09/13/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (GOD 2012 because no one else will do)
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