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Hagel Hearing: Scarborough So Contemptuous Of Ted Cruz, Won't Mention Him By Name
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:40:09 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Sure, Chuck Hagel might have been a bumbling, stumbling mess at his confirmation hearing yesterday. But the real story was how awful were the Republicans who questioned him. That was the collective judgment of today's Morning Joe panel.

For example, so contemptuous was Joe Scarborough of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, that the Morning Joe host announced that he would not even mention him by name. "Clown show" was the panel's operative phrase for the Republican performance. Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle et al. joined in the Republican roasting.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; deadinternjoe; joescarborough; joesdeadintern; loriklausutis; senatehearings; tedcruz
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1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:40:18 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Scarborough won’t even mention Ted Cruz by name, such is the contempt he has for him. Engine-starter ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:41:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I know MSNBC does not have the largest audience but this same messaging will stretch across other networks, Internet reporting and other media. I just do not see how we succeed in this environment. The conservative movement is going to have to get very smart and very creative to overcome the media situation


3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:42:41 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ROTFLOLOLOL.
Senator TED CRUZ ROCKS!


4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:43:04 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Joe Scarborough is a RACIST!!

5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:45:57 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Well, if the kid from "Deliverance" on The Morning Schmoe won't mention Cruz's name, he must have been great!


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:18 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Absolutely, “clown show” is the right term when applied to Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle, and Scarborough!


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:20 AM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched a lot of the hearings, and I am very proud of our new Texas Senator!

IMO, we have a real winner here!

The fact that the MSM is going after him in such a way, so soon after he has taken office, tells us a lot!


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:34 AM PST by basil (basil)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Republican kabuki theater.

After schmoozing Kerry into the SoS post, some Pubbie’s pretend to grow a spine and question Hagel?

Why didn’t Cruz “get tough” with the man who lied to congress about his fellow soldiers in Vietnam?


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:44 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Is Scarborough really that anti-conservative?

At one time, while in congress, he voted conservative.

I can’t help but feel he has either been blackmailed, or his compensation is based on how savagely he attacks conservatives.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:44 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough sure ought to know what it takes to be seen as a clown.LOL.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 6:48:46 AM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: ilgipper

I caught part of the Hagel hearing on CSPAN last night with McCain questioning him. Much of the time Hagel wouldn’t have known his own name, if asked. He forgot which side the US was on regarding Iran and regarding Israel.

Some talkshow host (Levin or Limbaugh) mentioned a couple of days ago that McCain and Hagel were BFFs in their early Senate careers. But, apparently, when Hagel endorsed Obama over McCain in 2008, the lovefest ended.

McCain was lobbing volleys non-stop at Hagel and Hagel’s responses were very lacking. Hagel seemed very unprepared, considering the responsibility of the post he is being considered for.


12 posted on 02/01/2013 6:49:43 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I detest Morning Joe and everything I hear about Ted Cruz makes me like him more. I voted for him for senator from Texas and will vote for him again.


13 posted on 02/01/2013 6:49:46 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

yep - theater...

How they could possibly approve Kerry - He met with commies in paris during the war. He was still in the reserves at the time.

If that is not grounds for Senate rejection, what is?

(watch - hagel will get confirmed also.)


14 posted on 02/01/2013 6:53:31 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Ditter

My opinion of Ted Cruz just went up yet again.

Very nice.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 6:54:00 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: G Larry

http://www.bing.com/search?q=joe+scarborough+intern+death&FORM=AWRE&adlt=strict


16 posted on 02/01/2013 6:54:22 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: ilgipper

“The conservative movement is going to have to get very smart and very creative to overcome the media situation.”

Start a weekly broadsheet in your town. Find a web press printer who will pound out a 12-page publication for $150 per thousand.

Hire little old ladies to attend local village meetings and write up stories about the local American Legion, school plays and flower shows. They’ll do that for $50 a month and love it.

Take away business advertisers from the local liberal rags to fund the operation.

As publisher, you’ll bring in $500 to $1,000 monthly profit.


17 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:17 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Why don’t you get your facts straight before you attack Cruz? Senator Cruz is NOT on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and actually voted against Kerry.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:33 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Is there a doctor in the house?

Serious question: look at the way Hagel's lip droops in the photo below. Could it be a symptom of something?


19 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Even dumb liberals know when one of their own is illiterate. Problem is, they can’t admit it so they blame the ones responsible for outing them.


20 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:58 AM PST by Toespi
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah it’s called chronic lieatoxicosis.


21 posted on 02/01/2013 6:57:49 AM PST by Toespi
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Scarborough,is coping Glenn Beck..Glenn and the guys on the blaze started a jar that they have to put money in ever time Obamas name is mentioned..So now the liberal kiss a$$ is coping Glenn..so far he has no jar but wait he will..

Ted Cruz scares the mess out of these liberal morons.he tells the truth so now they are going after him..

22 posted on 02/01/2013 6:58:30 AM PST by PLD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I have never watched this show nor do I intend to. Why punish myself?


23 posted on 02/01/2013 6:58:35 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Scarborough’s not the only one. How about this from Brit Hume?

Fox News’ Brit Hume, criticized Cruz’s tactic, tweeting Thursday “Ted Cruz is bullying Hagel. He needs to let him finish his answers. Unimpressive round of questioning.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/02/clinton-and-koch-a-day-of-departures-the-note/


24 posted on 02/01/2013 6:59:33 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I saw Sen Ted Cruz last night when a friend posted a video on FB. Cruz rocked. I watched the whole segment and enjoyed it a lot. Cruz had facts....the Scarborough Clown show are fools. Sad that the low info voters will never hear the common sense that came from Cruz. Cruz on youtube. Worth watching, if you missed it.
25 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:14 AM PST by tioga
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"The MSM is completely FILLED with our liberals posing as "conservatives".
What difference does it make?"


26 posted on 02/01/2013 7:03:50 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I saw it. Cruz was uber-prepared and brilliant.

2016 calls...


27 posted on 02/01/2013 7:05:38 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ilgipper

I listened to NPR coverage this morning. For NPR, the Cruz questioning never happened. ;-)

They really are pitiful. And funny.


28 posted on 02/01/2013 7:07:04 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: G Larry

“He who pays the fiddler picks the tune”

Joe knows who signs his checks.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 7:08:07 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: cuban leaf
Bret Hume's popularity is no longer important...there was a day I looked forward to his commentary...no longer...

but the more I read and see of Ted Cruz the more I like the man...we need more of his caliber.

30 posted on 02/01/2013 7:11:25 AM PST by haircutter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They hate it when that can’t just pull the racist card...


31 posted on 02/01/2013 7:13:19 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ilgipper
I know MSNBC does not have the largest audience but this same messaging will stretch across other networks , Internet reporting and other media.

Yup. That's how the left uses Joey Scab and turncoats like him. When the Democrats are having a rough go of it, they turn to media whores like Scarborough to get the "fair conservative" point of view. Of course he sides with the liberals and it is then reported that even reasonable Republicans like Scarborough think the GOP was out of bounds.

I just do not see how we succeed in this environment.

I don't know at this point. The left so dominates the education, media and entertainment establishments that conservatives/Republicans are always stuck swimming against the tide. It's even worse now, the left has managed to turn even the words "Republican" and "conservative" into derogatory terms. Even people that agree with us often wish to avoid being tagged with either label. During the previous election I had occasion to talk to many young people that seemed to be reasonable, traditional type people and they didn't even feel like Republican was an option.

32 posted on 02/01/2013 7:15:18 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: G Larry

Stockholm Syndrome.
Chokin’ Joe should just cross over.


33 posted on 02/01/2013 7:16:37 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Heart condition ?
High blood pressure ?

Stroke ?


34 posted on 02/01/2013 7:17:33 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: tioga
wait........that was Cruz on gun control....here is the correct one...Cruz/Hagel
35 posted on 02/01/2013 7:18:01 AM PST by tioga
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To: G Larry

his compensation is based on how savagely he attacks conservatives.


Bingo


36 posted on 02/01/2013 7:20:43 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: ilgipper

If the media likes our guy or gives him (her) any recognition, then he’s the wrong guy.

That Scarborough won’t look at him tells us he’s irritating something in them.

WHy would we want it any other way?

DId you see the video.

Check it and the one from the day before on gun control.


37 posted on 02/01/2013 7:21:53 AM PST by stanne
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I don’t know if anyone has responded to your comment about Senator Cruz vis-a-vis John Kerry...if they have, excuse the redundancy.

Senator Cruz was on the committee at the hearings at which Hagel appeared, therefore he was able to question him and bring forward video evidence of his past misdeeds.

In the case of John Kerry, I don’t believe Cruz was on the committee that questioned Kerry, however Cruz was one of only THREE United States Senators to vote AGAINST Kerry when the roll was called.

He has been very critical of Kerry in explaining in interviews why he voted against him.

Kudos to Cruz.


38 posted on 02/01/2013 7:22:24 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: onyx

These a-wipes coming out against Cruz is one of the best things that could happen to Cruz.

I am already thinking of him as Presidential material.


39 posted on 02/01/2013 7:23:24 AM PST by Venturer
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To: G Larry
I can’t help but feel he has either been blackmailed, or his compensation is based on how savagely he attacks conservatives.

Maybe he is simply an unprincipled whore. . . .

40 posted on 02/01/2013 7:24:04 AM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe S is a troll and a joke. F Him


41 posted on 02/01/2013 7:25:28 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OH, MY: NBC blacks out Hagel's disastrous confirmation hearing


42 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:06 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Perdogg

“Senator Cruz is NOT on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and actually voted against Kerry.”

Thank you for your correction to Cletus. He is obviously one of the “low information voters” that Rush talks about.


43 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:06 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Venturer; All

Wait until the Birthers here about your idea.. I like Cruz and I hope he runs..


44 posted on 02/01/2013 7:26:44 AM PST by KevinDavis (And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Kerry was a shoe-in. Duh.

He has more money than . . . well, anyone. The position was purchased. We don’t have to like this but it’s what we have. Kerry is a disgrace, no doubt.

Plus, who else is OB oging to put at State? Someone with morals? Patriotism?

But this Hagel guy.

Did you see the video?

I’ve spoken with men more alert and coherent at one in the morning in a downtown bar.


45 posted on 02/01/2013 7:27:08 AM PST by stanne
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What's the matter Joe. Does Ted Cruz remind you of yourself before you sold your soul to MSDNC?

46 posted on 02/01/2013 7:27:17 AM PST by McGruff (You know they can't post anything on the Internet that isn't true.)
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To: cuban leaf

I saw it. Cruz was uber-prepared and brilliant.

2016 calls...


Agree. We will need someone like him , when Mr. Krispy Creme ( Christie) makes
his run either as a Rep or Dem.


47 posted on 02/01/2013 7:27:49 AM PST by patriotspride
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To: ilgipper
"The conservative movement is going to have to get very smart and very creative to overcome the media situation"

You do not need to be very smart to figure ridicule is a potent weapon to counter other ridicule. The key is putting your opponent in a defensive posture.

Since rabid collectivist can't stand facts, they resort to belittling the opponent. To get the argument back on tract, you *dominate* (Take no quarter and be violently bombastic) your opponent using the same tactics, but with subtle facts thrown in the mix.

"Scarborough and the rest of the Democrat groupies at MSNBC have a perpetual case of butthurt because their totalitarian heroes, who they wish to live through and control human behavior hence the butthurt, keep tripping over their own hypocrisies during these hearings."
48 posted on 02/01/2013 7:28:39 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The PMSNBC crowd is OBVIOUSLY racist against Hispanics, favoring the Lily White Chuck Hagel.


49 posted on 02/01/2013 7:29:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: stanne

Kerry was a shoe-in. Duh.

He has more money than . . . well, anyone. The position was purchased. We don’t have to like this but it’s what we have. Kerry is a disgrace, no doubt.


Agree. This was , in my opinion, also payback for not making it as President...


50 posted on 02/01/2013 7:30:19 AM PST by patriotspride
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