Today as I watched Morning Joe on MSNBC, he spouted statistics and Republican talking points to denigrate the President’s State of the Union speech. He often says that “Obama should own the economy.” This morning he said that we have had the slowest recovery during the Obama administration than at any time during the last fifty years. He forgets to own the Republican disaster of the Bush years that crashed the economy and caused the biggest recession since the Great Depression (Yes, George W. Bush and his administration were all Republicans enacting Republican policies.)
Scarborough invokes the sanctified name of Reagan like a Pentecostal preacher invokes the name of Jesus before passing the snakes around to his uninformed and uneducated followers.
Yes, George Scarborough is going to run for President in 2016. He has not formally announced his candidacy but it is understood by all the regulars on his show, and his campaign rhetoric is only thinly disguised.
Let’s not laugh this man off. He would be a formidable opponent and he has a bully pulpit to garnish support and finance before actually committing.
Scarborough stands against all government social programs and voices unwavering support for ‘free market enterprise’ - which means deregulation and tax cuts for mega-business and unwavering support for the wealthy and Trickle Down Economics.
I honestly don’t know which one is the biggest threat to our democracy - the fundamentalist Islamic Middle East, North Korea or the Republican Party. Two would bring us down through terroristic attack and the later from within by derisiveness toward minorities and women and blatantly ignorant candidates placed in political office.