Skip to comments.Hagel Hearing: Scarborough So Contemptuous Of Ted Cruz, Won't Mention Him By Name
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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Scarborough won’t even mention Ted Cruz by name, such is the contempt he has for him. Engine-starter ping to Today show list.
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
Senator TED CRUZ ROCKS!
Absolutely, “clown show” is the right term when applied to Andrea Mitchell, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle, and Scarborough!
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!
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?
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.
Scarborough sure ought to know what it takes to be seen as a clown.LOL.
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.
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.
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.)
My opinion of Ted Cruz just went up yet again.
“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.
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.
Serious question: look at the way Hagel's lip droops in the photo below. Could it be a symptom of something?
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.
Yeah it’s called chronic lieatoxicosis.
Ted Cruz scares the mess out of these liberal morons.he tells the truth so now they are going after him..
I have never watched this show nor do I intend to. Why punish myself?
Scarborough’s not the only one. How about this from Brit Hume?
Fox News Brit Hume, criticized Cruzs tactic, tweeting Thursday Ted Cruz is bullying Hagel. He needs to let him finish his answers. Unimpressive round of questioning.
I saw it. Cruz was uber-prepared and brilliant.
I listened to NPR coverage this morning. For NPR, the Cruz questioning never happened. ;-)
They really are pitiful. And funny.
“He who pays the fiddler picks the tune”
Joe knows who signs his checks.
but the more I read and see of Ted Cruz the more I like the man...we need more of his caliber.
They hate it when that can’t just pull the racist card...
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.
Chokin’ Joe should just cross over.
Heart condition ?
High blood pressure ?
his compensation is based on how savagely he attacks conservatives.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe he is simply an unprincipled whore. . . .
Joe S is a troll and a joke. F Him
“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.
Wait until the Birthers here about your idea.. I like Cruz and I hope he runs..
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.
What's the matter Joe. Does Ted Cruz remind you of yourself before you sold your soul to MSDNC?
I saw it. Cruz was uber-prepared and brilliant.
Agree. We will need someone like him , when Mr. Krispy Creme ( Christie) makes
his run either as a Rep or Dem.
The PMSNBC crowd is OBVIOUSLY racist against Hispanics, favoring the Lily White Chuck Hagel.
Kerry was a shoe-in. Duh.
He has more money than . . . well, anyone. The position was purchased. We dont have to like this but its what we have. Kerry is a disgrace, no doubt.
Agree. This was , in my opinion, also payback for not making it as President...