Skip to comments.Scarborough: Newt 'Not Fit To Be President Of The United States'
Posted on 12/01/2011 5:42:15 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
If Newt Gingrich is the Republican presidential candidate, will Joe Scarborough abstain on election day? The question arises because on Morning Joe today, Scarborough flatly declared that Gingrich "is not fit to be the President of the United States."
It was Newt's acceptance of $1 million-plus in fees from Freddie Mac, while subsequently suggesting that "politicians who profited" from the environment surrounding Fannie and Freddie should go to jail, that set Scarborough off.
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Newt’s acceptance of Freddie Mac fees while suggesting politicians who profited from Fannie-Freddie should go to jail leads Scarborough to say Newt “not fit to be President of the United States.” Ping to Today show list.
And while Newt certainly has a lot of baggage, no one ever found a dead assistant in his office.
And what's with Mika B - is she trying to look like a boy?
Neither is 0bama.
Joe Scarborough is not fit to be a serious analyst. Then again, no one takes him seriously. He is tool of the left and totally irrelevant to the right.
And he has had “Newt envy” for years.
So whether or not Newt is fit, Scarborough’s opinion does not matter and by the way Joe — what about the current occupant!!!!???? Is he fit?
Who doesn’t know yet that the talking-head-harrumph’ers on msnbc have a staff meeting prior to moourning joe where they agree which Republican candidate to eviscerate on any given day?
These bits of human sewage are beneath contempt. In fact, sewage should be offended that I threw them in alongside.
How obvious is it? They have taken it upon themselves to run interference for their still-unvetted, communist boy-king?
I watch for a few moments every day just to get a whiff of their drift; but it’s painful theater, kind of like watching Sartre’s “Nausea” or “No Exit”. But thank God, there is an exit, it’s called “The Remote”, and I leave with most of my sanity intact.
They are beneath contempt.
Newt is under their skin, though; and he will trounce their obominator. I cannot wait for him to undress the already naked emperor.
Who is Lori Klausutis?
...and Scarborough isn’t fit to shine even MY shoes.
Hey Joe, any updates on the dead woman found murdered in your Florida office? Just wondering.
Hey Mika, any updates on how your father along with Carter almost brought us to the brink of war with the Soviet Union through his cowardly and weak-kneed Socialist musing? Just wondering.
So until YOU answer these questions, STFU!
Sounds like a bad virus to me.
Unfit, no. I do think nominating Newt would be the triumph of hope over experience.
Joe is no different than Ed Schultz or randy rhodes
Well, except he’s thinner than Schultz and less masculine than Rhodes.
What qualifies this pseudo-intellectual token “not-liberal whacko” working for a Liberal, partisan hack democrat pr mongering “news” network to be the arbiter of fitness for electability or service any office???
That’s my reply for any lefty that says “candidate X is not qualified/fit to be president”.
“And somehow 0bama IS?”
You’ll have to forgive Joe. He is subject to ideological rape every day by his liberal overlords. His mind is not right.
Hey Joe. try coffee for breakfast instead.
Obama isn’t fit to be President of an All Boys Singing Quarter, but look where he is now. I have more faith in Newt than Obama. And between the two, when American lives and business is at stake, I know which one isn’t going to throw us to the wolves.
You mean “Molly” Brown—but your comment still holds water!
Amen to your Post #5.
Two nitwits whose brainpower couldn’t light a soon to be outlawed 100 watt bulb.
Note the “Newt vs. Non-Newt” screen banner. The left is trying to shove Gingrich into the “anybody but *him*” place that is currently occupied by Romney.
It seems several of those that served with him feel that way. I am sure they know where more untold dirt is on newt, I expect one of them to leak before long.
I don’t know what “fitness to be President” means. Certainly, I have argued that the current occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is unfit for the office (and I am not resorting to Constitutional questions).
Mr Gingrich was magnificient as an opposition leader when the Republicans were in the minority in the House of Representative, and I give him great credit for the results of the 1994 election.
However, when Speaker of the House, he reportedly would have a grand idea on a daily basis which then was the top priority. The next day, he would have a new grand idea which became the new top priority.
I think that the president needs to be a little more focused. I think highly of Mr Gingrich, but I shudder at the thought of him as president of the Republic.
Interesting—didn’t know that.
Next April 15th will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
SCARBOROUGH RESPONDS: OBAMA RECORD ‘DISASTROUS,’ WON’T BE VOTING FOR HIM EITHER
In response to an inquiry from this NewsBuster, Joe Scarborough has clarified his comments, making clear that his criticism for Newt shouldn’t be interpreted as support for Obama.
“Anyone who watches the show or reads my Politico column knows that I believe Barack Obama’s economic policies have been disastrous as they pertain to the issue I have fought for over 20 years: reducing the national debt. I have also consistently expressed grave misgivings about the president’s foreign policy for years. So while I respect the president and am confident he is doing what he believes to be best for America, his views are dramatically different than mine.
“The assumption of some Gingrich supporters that my critiques of their candidate can somehow be twisted into support for Barack Obama suggests a knowing ignorance of my political beliefs over 20 years. I was more conservative than Gingrich while in Congress (95% ACU rating) and have remained more conservative than Mr. Gingrich since leaving Congress. Unlike the former speaker, I have supported the Ryan Budget, didn’t get rich off of Freddie and Fannie, criticized Ethinol and never bragged about being a Rockefeller Republican.”I have nothing personal against Newt. He’s just not consistently conservative enough to win my vote. Barack Obama is also obviously not conservative enough to gain my vote.”
In short, he must be an arrogant elitist with Marxist tendencies... according to any lib you would talk to.
How dumb is this guy? The ONLY untainted guy to be President is Jimmy Carter as far as I know. We have had nothing but fornicators and liars as President and just a little research would prove it out.
Scarborough says that Newt isn’t conservative enough for his vote, and Scarborough’s been attacking the Tea Party for being radical since they started.
JoeSchmoe running interference for RINO Romney...
So did you, Mr. Scarborough.
"The assumption of some Gingrich supporters that my critiques of their candidate can somehow be twisted into support for Barack Obama suggests a knowing ignorance of my political beliefs over 20 years. I was more conservative than Gingrich while in Congress (95% ACU rating) and have remained more conservative than Mr. Gingrich since leaving Congress.
That's not saying much.
Unlike the former speaker, I have supported the Ryan Budget, didn't get rich off of Freddie and Fannie, criticized Ethinol and never bragged about being a Rockefeller Republican.
Unlike the former Speaker, who only sat on a couch with Pelosi Galore, you co-host a show on a loathsome network and let your co-host spout insane far-left ravings, and many times, espouse views that skirt right up to them.
You can sugarcoat excrement all you want, Scarborough. I'm not bitin'.
Did he really misspell ethanol? Under the Dan Quayle standard I guess that makes Joe unfit for office too. ;-)
What’s new? There has never been a “fit” Republican or conservative nominee, candidate or President. The only acceptable Republicans have been beaten in an election or they are dead.