MSNBC employee Joe Scarborough continues to follow that well-worn path to Beltway respectability.
First, establish your personal brand as a reactionary loud-mouthed Conservative asshole.
Second, after the Bush Administration completely collapses and turns your swaggering reactionary Conservative blabber to ash in your mouth, find a corporation willing to pay you lots of money every week to jerk off to Ronald Reagan in public and pine for the Good Old Days before Both Sides fucked everything up.
Third, use the clout from your unearned media gig to snag an unearned op-ed position in a Respectable American Newspaper, where you can jerk off to Ronald Reagan in public and pine for the Good Old Days before Both Sides fucked everything up.
We join Mr. Scarborough in yesterday's Washington Post positively wallowing in Step Three (emphasis added):
...Says the meatbag who has spent the last 20 years making a very fine living shoveling wingnut bullshit.
But just as Republicans lost all sense of political perspective during the Obama presidency, Democrats did the same during the Bush years. And before that, Republicans like me sometimes lost their better judgment during Clinton’s stay in the White House.
I make this sparklingly bipartisan observation while believing that Obama’s foreign policy has been the most disastrous of my lifetime, somehow even worse than George W. Bush’s atrocious run as commander in chief...
Maybe that’s why I am so exhausted by decades of screamers on talk radio and cable news, and the legions of angry partisans who spend their days and nights predicting America’s collapse. These nattering nabobs of negativism that pollute our not-so-new-media landscape have embarrassed themselves for 30 years...
Mr. Scarborough goes on to explain how Barack Obama and Donald Trumo are actually very much alike --
Comparing Trump to Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini only helps the GOP front-runner in much the same way Obama was helped by Republican leaders who had their brains scrambled and fried by his success. The 44th president has masterfully played off his political opponents’ exaggerations, as has Trump...-- and then, for the Big Finish, the host of a show that bears his name and brags that it's "where America’s news makers begin their day" can't help but bitch about how "most political and media elites" are morons.
But most political and media elites are in no mood to hear about the legitimate reasons millions of Americans are standing in long lines to vote for Trump. It’s far easier to call those voters white supremacists, drug addicts and losers. And it makes many of these elites feel morally and intellectually superior...Those other political and media elites.
Over there somewhere.
Says MSNBC employee Joe Scarborough.
MSNBC... Wingnut pornographers by day, fiery sermons on the dangers of wingnut pornography by night, and making a tidy profit from both ends of the deal.
Like PAGAN in Dragnet, but without the hot beats: