This Week on Book Chat...Former Republican Congressman shocked to learn Republican Party is full Republicans!
On "Meet the Press" Joe Scarborough tries to turn a buck by Suddenly! OMFG! Noticing! 30 years too late --
-- that the political movement which furnished him with an entire, lucrative career has been rotten from crotch to crown with degenerates, demagogues, bigots, anti-science bible-thumpers and assorted other dregs of Western Civilization since Little Joey Scarborough was in short pants.
Instead, Mr. Scarborough pushes the Mainstream Media Party Line that the madness of the GOP is of very recent vintage:
SCARBOROUGH: We've had this ideological witch hunt for the past three, four years, where you're either insufficiently conservative or else you're a member of the Tea Party and you're too ideologically driven.
Because prior to 2010, the Party of Personal Responsibility was doing just great!
Mr. Scarborough also neglects to mention that the aforementioned degenerates, demagogues, bigots, anti-science bible-thumpers and assorted other dregs of Western Civilization which now run his political movement are there because two of his greatest political heroes -- Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan -- fucking well put them there so that people like Joe Scarborough could win elections.
Of course since every member of David Gregory's Morning Zoo has something to sell, none of them is going to risk getting kicked off the party boat by socking Scarborough in the throat when he passes off bathtub, turpentine pop-skull like this as gen-u-wine, cask-aged veritas:
SCARBOROUGH: Well, listen. I try not to be partisan. I really try not to. And as Republicans, they will tell you, a long list of Republicans on Capitol Hill will tell you I succeed in not being partisan.
While I have no doubt that outright cross-burners, Kenya-shouters and various other Gohmerts who dwell in the lightless bottom quintile swill of Party of Personal Responsibility give a run-of-the-mill fraud and dirtbag like Scarborough some shit for not using his 3-hours of daily teevee time to run tape loops of the ravings of Jerome Corsi and Alan Keyes...
Apparently we have no time tie to parse the absurdity of a con man bragging that he looks credible compared to a zombie because we must quickly! quickly! whoooooosh on over to Mark Halperin, who is fresh from pimping his book on every teevee show on NBC/MSNBC and busy debating with himself over whether Chris Christie gives him a regular boner or the rare superboner!
HALPERIN: ...And Chris Christie is someone who is magical in the way politicians can be magical, like our last three presidents. People like having them on T.V.. He's a good talker. He won. Joe said winning is really what matters. He wants to win. He's going to take over the Republican Governors Association and see if he can win there.
Which, like all acts of obsessive public onanism, was just creepy and embarrassing to watch, except we have No!Time!No!Time! to reflect on how Mark Halperin has somehow managed to monetize masturbating on teevee for we must quickly! quickly! whoooooosh over to Doris Kearns Goodwin who wanted to make absolutely sure she pissed absolutely no one off during the infomercial for her book, "Ballsy Puppet", or "Billy Parrot", or "Bolshoi Parapet"...or whatever it's called.
And how does one make absolutely sure to piss off absolutely no one except a few stray hippies bitterly watching the whole idea of honest public discourse immolate like a fart in a firestorm?
By serving your bookvertisement up between two, thick, rancid slices of Both Sided Do It (h/t Heather at Crooks and Liars):
Here's your supposed "neutral journalist" carrying water for Republicans with the Villagers favorite game of false equivalencies, where you pair up a nonexistent Democrat with actual Republicans and their bad behavior. I'm not sure who Meet the Press guest Doris Kearns Goodwin was supposedly talking about here, since no one bothered to ask her, but I don't recall any Democrats cheering for the Republican's hostage taking where they decided to shut down the government and cause billions of dollars worth of damage to our economy...
It was all so bad.
So very bad.
And it will go right on being the same awful, drumbeat repetition of the same awful lies until sitting behind a desk and lying to the public starts to carry some pretty dire economic consequences.