October 6, 2009

Republican: "Republicans have gone off the deep end"

Via Media Matters, The Hate America First Party of No hates America, our troops. Except for the few, the proud, that don’t:

The blog Little Green Footballs responded to [conservatards] celebrating Chicago's defeat by stating that "they're openly celebrating when America loses, just because Barack Obama is President. And even though this Olympic bid was also promoted by George W. Bush. This completely puts the lie to the excuse that those who say they want Obama to fail really mean they want his policies to fail. No, they want Obama himself to fail, and if that means America fails too, they're just fine with that."

Joe Scarborough on the October 5 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe: "What would have happened if liberals had cheered against the United States getting the Olympics?" Responding to a clip of Limbaugh celebrating that "the world has rejected Obama," Scarborough added, "I would like Rush Limbaugh to tell me ... who's he helping there other than Rush Limbaugh? Because I will tell you, middle Americans that swing elections see that, they go, 'My God, the Republicans have gone off the deep end.' … The fact President Obama failed makes me respect him more for taking the chance, and the fact many right-wing figures opposed the President's mission shows just how narrow-minded partisanship makes us all. [W]hat we saw from some conservative corners regarding the President's failed Olympics bid was just plain stupid."
Word. And thank you.


shartheheretic said...

The kool-aid must wear off every now and again for Joe Scarborough.

big em said...

What Scarborough said is obviously the truth - - the same truth that many Dems/Liberals/Progressives have been saying for a long time. I'm cynical enough to believe that Scarborough -- who has often said a lot of crazy Reich-wing things in the past -- is just trying to hedge his bets.. sailing with the prevailing winds. He probably doesn't believe deeply in most of the crap he peddles and is just being opportunistic. That being said, it's still good to see the really crazy rhetoric (and it's expounders) being marginalized as it/they should've been long ago -- like before Reagan got elected.