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Scarborough: 'Michele Bachman Is A Joke'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 08/12/2011 4:45:58 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

In a classic, table-pounding, tell-us-how-you-really feel rant, Joe Scarborough has ripped into Michele Bachmann, calling the Minnesota congresswoman and her candidacy "a joke."

Scarborough's impassioned anti-Bachmann blast came during Morning Joe's opening half-hour post mortem of last night's Republican presidential debate in Iowa. View video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: debates; joescarborough; michelebachmann; projection; republicanprimary
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1 posted on 08/12/2011 4:46:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Scarborough calls Bachmann and her candidacy “a joke.” Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 08/12/2011 4:47:32 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who is laughing at her?
What is humorous about what she says?


3 posted on 08/12/2011 4:48:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘Lean Forward’. KMA, you commie bast*rds...


4 posted on 08/12/2011 4:50:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Michelle Bachmann certainly didn’t do anything for me last night. I was actually disappointed in her.

That being said Joe Scarbrough has three things going against him:

1) He’s a RINO
2) He works for MSNBC (which paid zero in taxes)
and
3) I don’t like him


5 posted on 08/12/2011 4:50:33 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The biggest joke is the two losers in your picture.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 4:51:23 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Lean Forward” and suck a tailpipe Joe.


7 posted on 08/12/2011 4:51:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: tsowellfan

Keep on borrowing, sooner or later we will default. Should it be for us or our kids.? Joe wants it to be on his kids.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 4:54:21 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
This piece of shitraitor, joe, and his rant are, as usual, bullshit.

I'm a Sarah supporter, but Michelle did not say that the gummint should default.

In fact, she said the exact opposite.

She said that the debt ceiling should not be raised, and that the gummint would not default on it's fiscal responsibility but that spending would be cut for real.

The debt ceiling was raised {Michelle voted against it} and S&P lowered our credit rating, the exact opposite of what all the experts said would happen.

The markets are roiling and bouncing like a golf ball on concrete, the 401Ks are getting slammed, and joe is talking about hard times if we didn't raise the debt ceiling.

joe scarface is a total jerkoff.

9 posted on 08/12/2011 4:57:50 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Scarborough really is the only joke in town. He's a fraud and always has been.

Scarborough is having mixed feelings being he's MSNBC’s token RINO pretending to be Conservative.

10 posted on 08/12/2011 4:58:52 AM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She didn’t exactly turn out a stellar performance. I expected better from her.


11 posted on 08/12/2011 4:59:30 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: USS Alaska

Many who now support Bachmann will abandon her if Palin announces. Even without that announcement I believe Michele’s candidacy is on life support.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 5:01:29 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: who knows what evil?
That's quite disrespectful what he said. I mean, she's not just an off the street candidate. She's a US Congresswoman. The job Joe Scarborough once had.

FLASHBACK:

Congressman Joe Scarborough announced his intent to resign claiming it was to spend more time with his children five months into his fourth term in Congress. A special election was held to replace him.

On July 20, 2001, one of Scarborough's aides died after hitting her head on a desk when she fainted while alone in Scarborough's Fort Walton Beach, Florida, office. According to Scarborough, soon after her death, allegations "spread all over the Internet" that he had been involved, although there was no evidence of foul play.

In 2003, he joked about the incident with Don Imus on Imus's radio program.

Now THAT'S a JOKE!

13 posted on 08/12/2011 5:01:29 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

I agree with you totally.

However, Fox News came across poorly last night, as well.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 5:04:09 AM PDT by tirednvirginia ( You)
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To: tobyhill

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

15 posted on 08/12/2011 5:04:40 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: tobyhill

Peter King took Scarborough apart the other day - asking “what happened to Scarborough country??” And telling him he’d become a total elitist.

MSNBC is a professional network devoted to hating women. Except for the amazingly stupid Mika - who, more and more, spends her time gazing lovingly at her own reflection in the tv monitors. If it was a body of water, she’d fall into it. What a freak.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 5:05:54 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Run, Sarah, Run! Please!)
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To: tsowellfan

I’m not for Bachmann, but you pointed out what a joke Scarborough is. I love how they tow the Demonrat line while their policies are destroying the country. They think they are above being affected by it so the propaganda and big push about how great 0bama is continues and anyone challenging him is evil and incompetent and a joke. These people got it coming. Scarborough is a disgraceful, worthless fraud.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 5:06:19 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: tobyhill

Now,Now,he’s our Al Sharpton!


18 posted on 08/12/2011 5:06:26 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough lied about what Bachman said. She opposed raising the debt ceiling; but she never said the U.S. would or should default. Based on that lie, he then describes her as a joke and says anyone who votes for her is stupid.
Her reasons for opposing the debt ceiling extension are logical and informed and go the heart of the issue: we need to cut federal spending first and foremost.

Ironically, the real “joke” here is Scarborough’s deceitful and ignorant rant. Sounds like a drunk to me. In a sane world, he would be fired.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 5:07:50 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: tsowellfan

Ah, yes...poor Lori Klausutis...


20 posted on 08/12/2011 5:09:55 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jersey117

I agree Michelle was not great and just the opposite of the last debate. She seemed very tired and stressed out.

Her exchange with Pawlenty was uncomplimentary. Of course Pawlenty was even worse in that confrontation.


21 posted on 08/12/2011 5:10:21 AM PDT by tirednvirginia ( You)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; mickie
This swamp turkey Scarborough is as desperate and unhinged as Matthews.

He's the one who's a "joke"....a sick joke.

How do these diseased minds remain on the public airwaves and rake in big bucks?

We, the people, are being enveloped in TV propaganda and verbal violence. With the passage of every night, we're a half-step away from explicit sex depicted on the screen. Even with poor ratings, the perpetrators march on unchecked.

It's truly frightening how the TV media has been taken over by the new fascists/commies.....just like academia, entertainment, journalism, corporations, our judiciary, many religious denominations, foundations, etc....all are infiltrated or already controlled.

Are the radio waves our last and only hope for truth, morality and civility?

Americans better wake up from their Rip Van Winkles and start voting with their pocketbooks on the advertisers.

Leni

22 posted on 08/12/2011 5:10:49 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough being a bloody liberal is so stupid it’s funny.
His show sounds like a Biden speech every day.


23 posted on 08/12/2011 5:12:09 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: tsowellfan

You left out dead girl in the office.


24 posted on 08/12/2011 5:15:42 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: tirednvirginia
However, Fox News came across poorly last night, as well.

In what way?

25 posted on 08/12/2011 5:20:38 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: tirednvirginia

I’m losing respect for Chris Wallace too.

I think he was trying to get Bachmann and Pawlenty in an on TV live fight for news footage they could use for promotions. Manipulating the candidates.

And mostly gotcha questions.


26 posted on 08/12/2011 5:24:14 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan; governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough announced his resignation May 2001. The intern died late July. If I recall it correctly Scarborough verifiably was not in town at the time. No connection between the events.

Insinuations someone may be involved in a homicide because they don’t take some floundering political candidate seriously is rather low. Just sayin.


27 posted on 08/12/2011 5:24:46 AM PDT by tlb
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To: lonestar

FoxNews was the biggest loser in the debates last night.


28 posted on 08/12/2011 5:24:59 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
We agree. It was clear Bachmann was well coached and ready. That said I could almost see the gears running in her head to “Answer 9”. She did not hide it very well when she was surprised. The one question about “submissive” I thought she was going to wet herself AND she did not answer the question.
29 posted on 08/12/2011 5:26:20 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: USS Alaska
She said that the debt ceiling should not be raised...

Yet IIRC, she voted FOR Cut, Cap and Balance which included a RAISED debt ceiling!

30 posted on 08/12/2011 5:29:19 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: tlb
Insinuations someone may be involved in a homicide because they don’t take some floundering political candidate seriously is rather low.

So is calling the US Congresswoman a joke.

Those insinuations are not a first and not mine. It's a suspicion among the general public.

Furthermore, joking about the dead girl on Imus's Radio Show like Joe Scarbrough did is what I would call "LOW". And to think her family had to listen to that!

31 posted on 08/12/2011 5:29:25 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Who? Scarborough? Wasn’t he a congress whore?


32 posted on 08/12/2011 5:35:56 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: tsowellfan
Michelle Bachmann certainly didn’t do anything for me last night. I was actually disappointed in her.

I had the complete opposite take on her last night. I found her to be cogent & decisive. Firm in her convictions.

Admittedly, I only watched the first hour of the debate.

I am curious, what made you disappointed?

33 posted on 08/12/2011 5:36:38 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: tsowellfan
FoxNews was the biggest loser in the debates last night.

How so?

I thought Newt cut Chris Wallace down to size.

Bret was OK, IMO.

Are the other 2 Fox contributors? I like B York...never heard of the woman.

34 posted on 08/12/2011 5:37:03 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I was impressed with Michael Steele this morning. He's the one who set Scarborough off with the truth that Scarborough has become a NY City republican.

Steele also defended Michelle Bachman's Freedom of Choice Lightbulb bill which the others seemed not to even know about. Just giving mocking sneers. Good job Michael.

35 posted on 08/12/2011 5:38:11 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: All

All I want to know is if Scarborough was dropped on his face at birth. If so it must have affected his brain because he appears to be bi-polar when it comes to politics. Mika is the token blonde( by choice it seems) and if you watch her facial movements,she appears like obammma, way over her head.


36 posted on 08/12/2011 5:41:07 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Did Joe go on his usual rant about the winning the I9 corridor? Did he throw in the special elections in Pennsylvania and New York for good measure? The guy is a complete fraud. A sanctimonious SOB. He keeps going on about this 3-to-1 or 4-to-1 deal as if those cuts were actually real or would ever materialize. At least Mika doesn’t hide the fact she’s a liberal. The problem with Joe is he pretends he’s a conservative when he’s anything but.


37 posted on 08/12/2011 5:44:28 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: lonestar

This was the entire debate. 95% of the questions had a “but” in the middle:

FoxNews: Candidate #2 “You once said_____ but in 2005 you________.”

Candidate #3 “You once said a woman should submit to her husband but if you were President today how would....?”

Gotcha questions! They were all like that.

Very few if any policy questions like: “How would you deal with this situation___?

They were all questions to contradict the candidate’s own words from one point in their life with words or actions from another point in their life. That was 95% of debate!


38 posted on 08/12/2011 5:46:06 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: miss marmelstein
If it was a body of water, she’d fall into it.

LOL!

39 posted on 08/12/2011 6:02:01 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (ChelseaHandlerZapeezda2)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She will wear that as a badge of honor.
The assembled MSM called Ronald Reagan a joke for the years
1975-1980 inclusive.


40 posted on 08/12/2011 6:07:33 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: McGruff
Oh, don't dare compare that dope Joe and that snarly bird brain Mika to two of the most fantastic performers EVER! (Although your caption did make me laugh!)

Anyone know the “dead” aide story in a nutshell? I know I can Google it...but I figure somebody here can relate the salient points in a few sentences. How does a young girl die like this? ALONE in his office? THEN he resigns to be with his “family”? Sounds almost Kennedy-esque. He should have just turned Dem and run for US Senator.

41 posted on 08/12/2011 6:07:47 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Dr. Ursus

Joe is no Sharpton! At least Al is funny even if he doesn’t intend to be.


42 posted on 08/12/2011 6:09:40 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough, the Uncle Tom of MSNBC . . .


43 posted on 08/12/2011 6:12:12 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: tsowellfan

Is that why Mika doesn’t sit anywhere near the corner on a table when Joe’s around?


44 posted on 08/12/2011 6:14:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: All

Joey Scar borrow is and has been the biggest joke since he tried to put out a book....

...nobody read the damn thing because he is of little consequence.

He merely enjoys sniffing the underbelly of the Upper Manhattan.

HE really IS a joke.


45 posted on 08/12/2011 6:15:46 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Hannity is a moron. Done with him. Casey...watch out for Karma you murderous sociopath.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wish she would have smacked down Chrissy (like Newt did) when he asked her the ‘submit to your husband’ question. She could have buried him once and for all. Opportunity missed.

She seemed to consider it for several econds, before deciding to take the high road, and her answer was actually quite good.

Chrissy’s little crap-eating smirk after his gotcha questions makes me wanna kick his wimpy a$$.


46 posted on 08/12/2011 6:16:08 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe Scarborough is the joke!

I stopped paying any attention to him in the first year of his show.

I haven’t decided who I’m supporting for 2012 but I am certain that Joe’s sage (sic) advice will never be relevant.


47 posted on 08/12/2011 6:17:52 AM PDT by Enchante (9 year cancer survivor (ME) this month - last surgery Aug. 2002)
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To: tsowellfan
I’m losing respect for Chris Wallace too.

I thought Wallace was the biggest loser last night, followed by Ron Paul. Santorium has no chance of winning, but I like his morals.
48 posted on 08/12/2011 6:23:43 AM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: tlb

http://www.americanpolitics.com/20010808Klausutis.html ~ see if you recall things this way.


49 posted on 08/12/2011 6:23:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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My wife is conservative but not real political. She mentioned there was something she didn’t like about Bacnmann and how she spoke. She like Palin says she has ‘IT’.

I thought about this. Bachmann was a lawyer/prosecutor it comes across in her demeanor. She has a negative edge in how she communicates. Palin OTOH speaks with an optimistic POV that can inspire. This is how Reagan moved people. While Bachmann is good on the issues she lacks the ‘IT’ factor as well as the lack of executive experience.


50 posted on 08/12/2011 6:26:26 AM PDT by Leto
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