MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was a guest on this Tuesday's The Daily Show, and sadly host Jon Stewart allowed Scarborough to peddle his new book, where he pretends he's the new savior of the Republican party with all of the answers for how they're supposed to start winning elections again.
Of course what was lacking was the acknowledgment that the likes of Scarborough and his right-wing extremism during his time in office and as a pundit on television is exactly what was wrong with the party then, and now. It's too bad Stewart or his staff did not read Charlie Pierce's recent article on Scarborough and his book tour. If they had, perhaps he'd have asked Scarborough why anyone should take him seriously now.
Here's Charlie's take down of Scarborough: A Gobshite Special Report: Morning Squint:
Joe Scarborough, the mysteriously well-compensated host of a micro-rated morning talk show asylum for disgraced hacks and television historians, has brought out a new book-like product about which we likely will be hearing far too much on our liberal MSNBC teevee network. Anyway, it seems that Scarborough has taken it upon himself to rescue his beloved Republican party and to return it to the values of Ronald Reagan, who gutted civil rights laws, started his campaign talking about "states rights" not far from the improvised graves of murdered civil-rights workers, made up stories about black bucks buying steaks and welfare queens with their Cadillacs, sold missiles to the people who bankrolled the killing of hundreds of our Marines, and then used the cash to bankroll his own terrorists in this hemisphere. Ah, the good old days. Joe is simply agog at what a monkeyhouse his Republican party has become, and he can't stands no more.