On Morning Joe today, Scarborough doubled down on stupid regarding Herman Cain and presidents without the experience to run America, and doubling down by Scarborough creates a lot of stupid. Of course, Scarborough's stupid couldn't match Jeffrey Sachs' stupid when Sachs claimed that Cain is a Koch brothers creation -- Scarborough is not so stupid as to follow Sachs in his shark jumping expedition, and Mark Halperin told Sachs he had gone a stupid too far. But there's not much difference between Sachs and Scarborough when it comes to failure to provide good analysis -- whether you dismiss Cain as a Koch puppet or ridicule Cain like a teenager in a clique, both are immature avoidance of analysis in favor of marginalization through smear and put-down.
Scarborough addressed his critics who say he's off-track ridiculing Cain by saying "You don't know politics." Yeah, right. Scarborough, the insider who understands the fine points of politics, and who said this morning that Obama's lack of experience caused him to miss opportunities when there was a Democrat majority in the beginning of his presidency, is elevating himself above his critics in spite of the fact that his political analysis is comparable to a typical sophomore's essay.
Obama's administration included Larry Summers, Tim Geithner, Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, dozens of czars, Bob Gates, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, etc., and we're supposed to believe that Obama's inexperience canceled out all the experience around him? The Democrat majority congress was filled with political experience, and all they had to do was crank out legislation and have Obama sign it, yet we're to believe that Obama's inexperience canceled out the House and Senate? This doesn't sound like expert political analysis to me -- it's more like what Scarborough accuses Cain of, making it up as he goes along.
Neither Scarborough, Halperin, Sachs or anyone else on Morning Joe have given an analysis of Cain's 9-9-9 Plan -- they've only ridiculed it. The plan might be terribly flawed, but they haven't proven it's flawed, and they haven't asked Cain on the program to explain the plan -- they haven't even pointed to an analysis of the plan. It's easy to sit in a circle jerk and smear, but it's hard to present evidence and intelligent economic analysis.
Oh, but they eventually got to a sophisticated analysis of all the world's problems when Mika's dad, Zbigniew Brzezinski, came on the show. Brzezinski says we need central global control and more control in the US over the economy, and by "we" he means the State. He said not all the players on Wall Street are evil, just the whole bunch of them who made millions and didn't spend their money to promote social justice, or something like that. Brzezinski is a globalist, statist, mixed-economy proponent, but it's obvious that these ideas are what have destroyed the US economy. Brzezinski said that deregulation created an out of control financial romp in America by unscrupulous speculators, and I don't have time to debunk this, but I refer anyone interested to Thomas E. Woods' book, Rollback. Woods, who does do indepth analysis, debunks the deregulation meme, and, unlike the Morning Joe crew, Woods shows exactly how the main influence which caused the housing crash and financial crisis came directly from government intervention.