On Morning Joe today they started out with a video clip of Prickly Rick Santorum saying that Romney is the worst Republican possible to run against Obama, but when he was confronted by media whether he really means this, Prickly Rick got prickly and said he meant regarding the healthcare issue. Santorum is a joke, and only because social conservatives are prominent in the south does he stay anywhere close to Romney, but it's only a few states that the social conservatives can out-organize other Republicans, so Santorum is screwed in the rest of the nation except Pennsylvania -- his home state.
Scarborough once again made a big deal about Romney's weakness in the south. As I've said, this is only the last gasp of the Statist Social Conservative Right. The organization of the churches in the south overpowers ordinary Republican voters who are busy trying to make a living and aren't that focused on presidential politics at this point. Once it becomes a general race between Obama and Romney, the south will reject Obama and vote for Romney. Scarborough knows this, so why does he pretend that the GOP is in trouble in the south?
It was reported that an Afghan soldier killed two NATO troops. This situation in Afghanistan is untenable. Graham/McCain/Leiberman have stated lately that we should stay the course. Well, they don't have to worry about the people they are training killing them at any moment. We've spend yearsw training the Afghan soldiers to take over their own security, and now they are killing our troops. This is insane, and it's criminal to keep the troops in this situation any longer.
They also talked about Obamacare with David Walker and the upcoming court decision on the mandate. Scarborough said it will be better for Democrats if the court strikes down Obamacare. Holy cow -- politics are only about perception and winning. If Democrats don't care about their signature accomplish, what was all the hoopla about -- does anyone in DC have a principled core?
It's like Scarborough praising the New Deal a while back, then recently calling himself a "small" government conservative concerned with spending and too much government power. Whatever.