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Scarborough: 'No One' In GOP Establishment Thinks Romney Will Beat Obama
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/04/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Unemployment stubbornly over 8%. His landmark piece of legislation in dire peril of being dumped by the Supreme Court. The "flexibility" moment with Putin's pawn. Does that sound like an invincible incumbent to you?

It does to Joe Scarborough, and according to him, to every other member of the Republican establishment. On Morning Joe today, Scarborough said that while they won't admit it on TV, "no one" in the GOP establishment believes Mitt Romney will beat Barack Obama in the general election. View the video here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; gop; joescarborough; mittromney; superdelegates
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1 posted on 04/04/2012 5:37:27 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Surprise, surprise! Blowhard Joe is actually right for once!


2 posted on 04/04/2012 5:39:06 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He can’t. Thats why the left picked him.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 5:39:19 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I call for a brokered convention.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 5:42:12 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Dr. Thorne
now that Romney has all but locked up the nomination, the truth comes out. I knew that the insiders couldn't be this stupid. They want to lose for some reason (fear of riots?) The insiders went out of their way to destroy anyone that could have beaten Obama, pushing the one candidate that would lose to him (Romney)
6 posted on 04/04/2012 5:43:00 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The communists at work are petrified of Rick Santorum and of course, of Sarah Palin. They seem to be OK with Romney.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 5:43:26 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
The GOPe are only selfish pigs feeding at a money trough.

Romney will win. Maybe if Newt and Rick stay after him he'll stay fairly conservative.

8 posted on 04/04/2012 5:43:43 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This stooge basically gets paid by leftist MSNBC to make Republicans look bad.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 5:44:35 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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He says what he says to keep his gig

MSNBC gets their talking points directly from the WH

10 posted on 04/04/2012 5:46:22 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Dr. Thorne

I don’t believe the GOP has any intent of taking the white house at this time.

Why would they? The mess is too big and any heavy lifting will come with blame attached. Easier to sit in congress and blame Obama for all their failures. Besides, they’re getting richer by the day and its just us little people who have to suffer.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 5:47:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All

If Joe said this, Romney wins in a landslide.


12 posted on 04/04/2012 5:47:46 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Now that Joe has said it, Mika can let go of his crotch.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 5:48:44 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: jersey117

Seems to me since Mitt is likely the nominee that the media has decided to push this meme.

When I hear things like this, I always think the opposite is true. While I’m not a Romney guy, I will do whatever I need to do to vote for him over the current Regime.


14 posted on 04/04/2012 5:48:52 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: Dr. Thorne

Few Republican voters think Romney has a chance to beat Obama.
It is the GOP “establishment” and the democrat run media that has pushed Romney on us


15 posted on 04/04/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'No One' In GOP Establishment Thinks Romney Will Beat Obama.

There is not many in the NON-Establishment either

16 posted on 04/04/2012 5:51:19 AM PDT by grb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Joe Scarborough is to Hussein Obama as Lewinsky was to Slick Willie!
17 posted on 04/04/2012 5:52:00 AM PDT by texican01
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To: woweeitsme

Like Sarah Palin said “anyone but Obama”.


18 posted on 04/04/2012 5:52:12 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Joe Scarborough is to Hussein Obama as Lewinsky was to Slick Willie!
19 posted on 04/04/2012 5:52:21 AM PDT by texican01
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To: television is just wrong
Joe wants a brokered convention with Jeb Bush as the nominee.
His 2nd and current wife use to work for Jeb, so that will work out nicely for the both of them.
20 posted on 04/04/2012 5:55:39 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Vision; Ballygrl; jersey117
I believe that the establishment Republicans of whom Joe speaks do believe that Obama's re-election is inevitable and are only interested in gaining control of the Senate--or just keeping what they have. They are defeatists at heart . . . one reason for this is their insular life-style which keeps them "inside The Beltway" so that all they hear is the Washington establishment-liberal point of view.

I suspect that Romney, or indeed any Republican candidate will handily defeat Obama and the Democrats know this--thus they have created this narrative that the DC insiders have taken hook, line, and sinker to be the inevitable truth.

If they can break the will of the Republican electorate then they know they might be able to win, but if Republicans refuse to buy the BS they're selling, the election in November won't even be close. IF nothing changes substantially between now and November, I predict a double digit margin of victory for the Republican.
21 posted on 04/04/2012 5:56:25 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: Ballygrl
Like Sarah Palin said “anyone but Obama”.

She endorsed the guy I voted against in my congressional district. (guess I'm just not a good follower)
22 posted on 04/04/2012 5:58:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: woweeitsme
When I hear things like this, I always think the opposite is true. While I’m not a Romney guy, I will do whatever I need to do to vote for him over the current Regime.

Same here. I was a strong Perry supporter and fought for him every step of the way, especially here. If I have to settle for Romney, so be it. At least he's an American and according to his speech last night, he will be reversing all of obama's socialist policies and moving us back to a free market system and will be a strong supporter of business. I'm willing to move on from the past if he is. According to last nights exit polls the number one issue is beating obama followed by the economy. I will not dismiss the primary voters who have been having their say.

23 posted on 04/04/2012 5:59:04 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: television is just wrong

Palin says she would pick Lt. Col./US Rep. Allen West.

Palin West 2012

Sounds like a winner


24 posted on 04/04/2012 6:01:04 AM PDT by mkboyce
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To: woweeitsme
When I hear things like this, I always think the opposite is true. While I’m not a Romney guy, I will do whatever I need to do to vote for him over the current Regime.

Spot on. The left is doing its very best to demoralize the right, since they know they have little to run on when it comes to Obama and his achievements.

If Romney wins the nomination and stays as scathing on Obama as he's been during the primary, we win. I'm still a Rick guy, but I'll be honest and admit I've enjoyed Romney's attacks on our Dear Leader.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 6:01:57 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

What was the real circumstance of Scarborough leaving Congress as he did? Was the truth ever known?


26 posted on 04/04/2012 6:02:26 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Ok, so let me get this straight, When Scarborough says something to confirm his left leanings we all laugh and deride him for drinking the kool aid and following the orders of Liberal NBC to keep his job.

However, when he goes after Romney and says what ant Romney folks want to hear then he is the picture of legitimacy, honesty and infallibility.

Do I have that right?


27 posted on 04/04/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT by getgo
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The Grand Old Plantation relies on fear to chase us back to the safety of the big house. The only problem is that more and more of us choose to face the big bad world on our own terms.

At this point I’m not real concerned about those who choose to cower behind the master, they’re already lost.

Me, I’m seriously considering a run for a local office.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Well then, our incentive to go third-party this fall and make Mitt come in third has just shot up.

I’d rather go down swingin’ than have the GOP establishment take a dive.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 6:07:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ha. Doesn’t matter....Obama is beating himself.

Folks, Obama is multiple times worse than Jimmy Carter. Any notion Romney, as much as he is hated by the far right (with reason, I might add), is as bad or worse than Obama is laughable.

Heck, even Sarah Palin was saying “Anyone but Obama” yesterday....I think that is where most of America is.

We will need a strong Congress to keep Romney’s liberal tendencies in check.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 6:09:33 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Try some coffee instead Joe.

31 posted on 04/04/2012 6:11:10 AM PDT by McGruff (Umm...I'm thinking.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I’d rather go down swingin’ than have the GOP establishment take a dive.

So the voters who got us to this point don't matter?

32 posted on 04/04/2012 6:11:18 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: getgo

I despise Scarborough no matter what he says, he’s a liar and an opportunist IMO, he rode the Gingrich wave to get into Congress, since then he’s done a complete 180.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 6:12:13 AM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: TexasFreeper2009; All
Never forget...

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

34 posted on 04/04/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama is beating himself.

BINGO. It should be a cakewalk. But he does have MSDNC and most of the media on his side.

35 posted on 04/04/2012 6:14:30 AM PDT by McGruff (Umm...I'm thinking.)
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To: woweeitsme

Yup. I am with you. We MUST stop O from getting another term. We MUST do everything we can to ensure conservatives get elected to the House and Senate


36 posted on 04/04/2012 6:17:50 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cripplecreek
Besides, they’re getting richer by the day and its just us little people who have to suffer.

I was thinking along the same lines.... no one in the GOP establishment CARES if Romney will beat Obama.

They're still padding THEIR nests either way.

37 posted on 04/04/2012 6:18:17 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama is multiple times worse than Jimmy Carter

This is a fact. It is not going to be pretty when the term ends.

38 posted on 04/04/2012 6:20:03 AM PDT by alrea
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

. . . and no one thinks Joe Scarborough will ever say anything intelligent or relevant.


39 posted on 04/04/2012 6:21:21 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: MamaTexan

The way I see it, constitutionalists in congress are the only thing that will bring a constitutionalist to the white house.

My primary reason for voting this time will be to rid my state of Debbie Stabenow.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 6:22:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They want to lose for some reason (fear of riots?)...I think they don’t want to be blamed for the ENTIRE economic meltdown coming.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 6:23:18 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
What a croc!!! Romney is not who I would have picked but he is certainly capable of beating the Kenyan idiot. granted there are some who will sit it out but there are enough of us who will keep our eye on the prize. 8.3 unemployment(and that's low ball) and $5 gas means this bozo is probably toast!!!
42 posted on 04/04/2012 6:23:31 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Vision

The Race has not started yet. Just wait until the “debate” between Romney and Obama. Its going to get ugly really quick.


43 posted on 04/04/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Safetgiver

Being the opposition party is always easier, all you have to do is bitch and complain and not have any real responsibility, but you still get all of the perks of being in Washington, DC.


44 posted on 04/04/2012 6:26:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ha. Doesn’t matter....Obama is beating himself. Folks, Obama is multiple times worse than Jimmy Carter. Any notion Romney, as much as he is hated by the far right (with reason, I might add), is as bad or worse than Obama is laughable. Heck, even Sarah Palin was saying “Anyone but Obama” yesterday....I think that is where most of America is. We will need a strong Congress to keep Romney’s liberal tendencies in check.

If Romney wins it will be because Democrats have voted for him. Why would ANY Republican be content with four years of a President and his policies whom DEMOCRATS are happy voting for?! This makes no sense unless what you call a Republican and what I call a Republican are two different things.

45 posted on 04/04/2012 6:26:58 AM PDT by .30Carbine (God bless you with the spirit of wisdom and understanding)
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To: the invisib1e hand
He can’t. Thats why the left picked him.

The left also is putting their energy, funds and skills of deception into keeping Republicans divided.

46 posted on 04/04/2012 6:27:17 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Safetgiver

That’s on my list of possible reasons also.

I honestly can’t think of anyone worse to be our nominee than Romney. Heck, even freaking Joe Liberman would have been a stronger candidate.

The only thing that could make Romney worse is if he got caught having an affair before November.

I am slipping into depression.


47 posted on 04/04/2012 6:31:15 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: .30Carbine

SO mark Levin is no republican???


48 posted on 04/04/2012 6:33:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Safetgiver

I think they don’t want to be blamed for the ENTIRE economic meltdown coming.
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There’s your answer. Far better to let President Obama and the party he (nominally) heads to take the rap for a tanked economy and a Second Great Depression. It is a calculated risk; hold out until 2016 and in theory, the country should be ready for a Republican President.

In theory.


49 posted on 04/04/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The Harlem Globetrotters need the Washington Generals, and the Democrats need the Republicans for the same reason.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 6:35:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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