On Morning Joe today, in between clips showing Perry's memory lapse during the last Republican debate, the crew, Donnie Deutsche, Eugene Robinson, blah, blah and blah, talked about the Penn State child abuse scandal. If this doesn't show the dangers of protected power, nothing will. Scarborough was ill prepared to talk about the case -- he had to be informed that the PA governor was the one pushing the investigation, after Scarborough had wondered if the governor was in on the cover-up -- oops.
Scarborough and the fashionable liberals on the show then built on the current narrative -- Romney and Huntsman are the only capable candidates -- the other Republican candidates are loose cannons -- the public will learn that extreme can't win -- Scarborough and those who understand politics should be listened to because they know the game -- rightwing bloggers are stupid, except Erick Erickson because he agrees with Scarborough about doing what's necessary to win -- Republican craziness is helping Obama -- Romney is the certain candidate. After this brilliant critique of the Republican primary, without one new-style Republican on to give a fresh perspective, to present an objective and hard-hitting critique of Obama's performance, David Axlerod was brought on the show and grilled by the panel. I kid, of course -- Axlerod was allowed to vomit out Obama talking points and blame Republicans for the current economic mess. You don't have to be a Republican -- you can be an independent or an honest liberal -- to realize how biased this morning's show was toward Obama and the Democrats. MSNBC has found a willing conspirator in Scarborough, someone who pretends to represent the Right but winds up participating in gross bias. Scarborough will say takes like mine are ignorant because I eat Cheetos and blog and don't understand politics. Scarborough made a show of excoriating Donnie Deutsche's praise of Obama, then licked Axlerod's shoes to a brilliant shine. That's balance according the scales at MSNBC.
I do understand that unemployment is high, and the real unemployment numbers are close to 20%. I understand that Obama has escalated mideast military entanglements and that his drone campaign has killed many innocent human beings. I understand that Obama is presiding over green energy scandals which are wasting billions of tax payer dollars. I understand that Obama has crony relationships with giant corporations like GE and Goldman Sachs. I understand that Obama has favored unions and environmental special interest groups over private sector job creation. I understand that Obama's rhetoric on the campaign trail has been less about jobs and more about demonizing Republicans and getting reelected. I understand that Obama's healthcare plan looms over the economy like a large sword, and, although every intelligent analysis shows that Obamacare is a terrible mistake, Obama continues to defend it. I understand that Obama was instrumental in the passage of Dodd-Frank which will likely kill small banks and hurt small businesses in general, while it will favor large banks which he claims are largely responsible for the housing crash. I understand that Obama has done nothing to deal with Fannie and Freddie. I understand that Obama has no economic understanding of free market principles and that his continuation of of our statist system's central planning in conjunction with the Fed is leading the US to financial collapse.
But lets look at the Perry clip again and shake our heads. Perhaps we can show the latest Herman Cain interview and chuckle at his answers. If we can show Jon Stewart trashing Perry, then that's just funny, damn it -- oops.