I am not a big fan of Joe Scarborough‘s morning show, mostly because I found it unsettling how quickly he jumps from one bandwagon to another, going from a cozy relationship with candidate Trump in 2016, and definitely easing his path to the White House, to being virulently Anti-Trump after the Orangeutan showed exactly who he is, which Joe and Mika should have already known.
But when he loudly denounces the pro-insurrection, Trump loving Southern Evangelical prig Mike Johnson for his description of America as “dark and depraved” he has my attention:
“MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough rebuked House speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and other Republicans who seem to “hate” American values.
Video has surfaced of the Louisiana Republican taking part in a prayer call early last month with far-right Pastor Jim Garlow with the World Prayer Network, and the “Morning Joe” host was troubled that Johnson suggested the nation deserved God’s wrath for its “dark and depraved” culture.”
Because it seems to me that if that truly represents the Speaker’s worldview than he is definitely in the wrong line of work.
The Representative from northwest Louisiana should be in Congress looking to help the people of his district rather than tossing around rhetorical bombs at an Evangelical Conference.
“He ran the big lie on Capitol Hill,” Scarborough said. “Preach about that, Jimmy Swaggart, right? Go to your motel room and start faxing around, you know, conspiratorial documents. There’s so much hypocrisy. Whether it is Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart. There’s so much hypocrisy to go to here, about a guy, again, trying to undermine our institutions. The guy who led in the House of Representatives the attempt to undermine the United States Constitution in an attempt to end democracy. Suddenly, this great prophet, this Jeremiah of our times, went quietly silent, as mobs rushed the people’s house where he was, and battered and abused police officers with American flags that our soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen took into battle over 200 years to defend this country. The hypocrisy, in the words of, I think Homer Simpson when someone accidentally threw communion water in his eyes, it burns. There’s so much hypocrisy.”
Exactly right Joe, it’s almost as if he knows a good part of his constituency in their hearts truly hate America and are willing to put Dotard drumpf back into office to punish us all for our belief in an egalitarian, multi-ethnic and socially just society.
“Johnson specifically cited the growing acceptance of LGBTQ people, specifically teenagers, and the decline in church attendance as deserving of divine judgment, and Scarborough suggested that the apparent turn away from conservative values had much to do with Donald Trump.
“I have to go back to the question I asked yesterday, I’m serious – why do Republicans hate America so much?” Scarborough added. “I’m an evangelical. I believe, whether people think it’s crazy or not, I believe, you know, what the Gospels say. I believe what the Sermon on the Mount says. I believe in Jesus. We’re all sinners, we’re all fallen, right? But I’m very optimistic about America’s future. I see the good in people, I see the good in the country. It is interesting, he is trying to dig statistics about, I don’t know, drag queen shows or something. What I see is that, not so long ago, teenage pregnancy at an all-time low in America. That’s something we always heard about, you know, in the Southern Baptist Church growing up. Child poverty over the last year, like a 50-, 60-year low. Our economy is doing well. A lot of things going in the right direction.”
Right again, Joe.
If you keep talking like this I might have to reconsider my viewing and tune in occasionally.
Here’s the discussion: