Joe Scarborough Carries His Deficit Rope-a-Dope to the Next Level

By: Friday March 8, 2013 7:53 am

Joe Scarborough is apparently feeling emboldened by his exchange with Paul Krugman on the Charlie Rose show and is doubling down on his confused anti-deficit tirades. He is back with an oped in the Post, co-authored with Jeffrey Sachs, who should know better.

The piece is a cornucopia of confusion.


Joe Scarborough’s Attack on Stimulus

By: Friday February 1, 2013 6:52 am

Most people know that the deficit whiners live largely in a fact free zone, but every now and then it is worth trying to throw a few in their direction in the quest for intelligent life. The immediate motivation is Joe Scarborough’s latest tirade after having Paul Krugman as a guest on his show.

I Shot My Mouth Off And You Showed Me What That Hole Was For

By: Thursday January 10, 2013 10:55 am

Hey kids, let’s watch ladykiller Joe Scarborough go all, “oh no, you’ dit’int!” and ‘snap snap snap’ at his abused teevee wife, Mika Brzezinski, for getting all lady-uppity and challenging Joe’s dominion on his morning caffeinated conventional wisdom idiot show.

Let’s Play With Some Numbers, Social Security Edition

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Of course, everyone that was on that show this morning (it included Harold Ford, Steven Rattner, Michael Steele, Disco Dave, Tweety, and Chuck Todd) as well as everyone on all the various talking head shows watched by the Beltway Village Idiots Courtiers are people who will never have to worry about living on Social Security as the only thing keeping them from poverty and homelessness, so they are all fine with most any and all changes being discussed. After all, they are all Very Serious People, often wrong but never in doubt. Why, we could almost call them all “economists” they are wrong so often.

Sunday Late Night: Conservatism Is Being Failed

By: Sunday September 9, 2012 8:01 pm

As Digby says, conservatism cannot fail. It can only be failed.

So now that we have one of the most conservative major parties ever to present a presidential nominee, running on one of the most conservative platforms ever presented by a national party, that nominee, Mitt Romney, is in danger of failing.

Body Spray Dave: You’re Fired! — if you call Romney “weird.”

By: Friday August 12, 2011 5:07 pm

Keeping a meme aloft is hard work in America’s constantly shifting political landscape. David “Axe” Axelrod must have thought the “Mitt’s weird!” message was in danger of sinking below the waves of Minnesota Not-Nice during yesterday’s FOX/GOP (but I repeat myself) debate in Iowa.

So Body Spray Dave did what all good campaign advisers do: he went on Morning Joke to “tamp down” the rumors that the Obama campaign, bereft of a decent economy or a motivated base, would organize itself around Mitt’s weirdness.

MSNBC Fines Scarborough for Campaign Donations; Democracy Safe

By: Friday November 19, 2010 3:10 pm

Democracy is now safe. Neither Keith Olbermann nor Morning Joe, who are real persons/citizens, can contribute insignificant, puny amounts to political campaigns without asking their daddy’s permission.

“Just Say Now” on Morning Joe

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 9:30 am

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Rolling Stone Executive Editor Eric Bates discussed Ari Berman’s latest article on marijuana legalization, appropriately entitled “Just Say Now” (catchy, isn’t it?).

Obama, Geithner Still Dancing Around the Core TBTF Question

By: Thursday April 22, 2010 4:00 pm

Ever since the terms “too big to fail” entered the political discourse, the most obvious question has been, if a financial institution is too big, to dangerous to the economy to allow it to fail willy nilly, isn’t it too big to exist? Why aren’t we breaking up these threatening monsters?

Media incompetence, explained in a few seconds

By: Friday January 15, 2010 1:30 am

Those who forget history are doomed to talk about it on television.

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