While swooning over President Biden throughout MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Wednesday, co-host Joe Scarborough laughably claimed that the ineffectual Democrat was one way or the other the “mirror image of Ronald Reagan.” He desperately argued that any Republican criticism of Biden would in the end fall flat as a result of individuals simply love “good old Joe.”
Scarborough gushed to viewers: “…we’re starting to see a really interesting dynamic take place here, I think, where Joe Biden, seems to me, to be a mirror image of Ronald Reagan.” After explaining how Reagan was “seen as temperamentally moderate, you know, everybody’s granddad” who “passed very conservative legislation,” the anchor fawned over gaffe-prone Biden supposedly being equally beloved:
Here, we now have with Joe Biden, a man who’s temperamentally reasonable. A man that Republicans and discuss radio bashes, means that he’s simply horrible or out of his thoughts and he’s simply good previous Joe. But he’s passing actually progressive laws right here….I feel a lot of it has to do with Joe Biden’s temperament. You can’t paint him out to be a radical as a result of he’s good previous Joe and he seems to be beating the Republicans on a regular basis on these items.
Moments later, Scarborough bragged to spouse and co-host Mika Brzezinski that the President was “lapping” Republicans and “lapping them everyday.” Brzezinski chimed in: “Without even trying.” Scarborough sneered in settlement: “Yeah, not even trying.”
Politico’s White House editor and longtime liberal hack Sam Stein argued conservative racism was the explanation the GOP was unable to successfully counter Biden:
I feel a part of the issue right here is that Republicans are having numerous problem determining find out how to go after Joe Biden. He is just not Barack Obama. Well past points that relate to coverage, he’s a white male. Barack Obama was a historic president, he was black, and it was uncomfortable for a good variety of voters.
Scarborough fondly recalled how he boosted the Biden marketing campaign main as much as the 2020 election: “I remember during the campaign calling him ‘Teflon Joe’ because none of the attacks from the left seemed to stick and Donald Trump, who could label everybody and get under everybody’s skin, he never laid a glove on Biden. This is a guy that for some reason Republicans just can’t demonize.”
In response, The Washington Post’s Eugene Scott proved what Biden groupie he was:
Joe Biden is just not a rookie, he’s a veteran. And many of those Republicans are conscious of him not simply from the Obama administration however from his time within the Senate. And they’re conscious of his private story and his narrative they usually’re drawn to that. And they imagine he’s an honest man, genuinely invested in passing coverage that advantages them. He’s not involved about these tradition wars or the politics that dominate conservative media most nights.
Not solely does Scott assume Republicans imagine Biden is “investing in passing policy that benefits them,” the partisan shill ridiculously claimed the President – who openly lied in regards to the Georgia voting regulation being “Jim Crow on steroids” and demanded Major League Baseball transfer the All-Star Game out of Atlanta – is “not concerned about these culture wars.” Someone must be utterly indifferent from actuality to truthfully assume any of that’s true.
This is the fact-free, left-wing bubble that these skilled pundits stay in – the place they function Democratic Party doormats, not journalists.
Here is a transcript of the April 7 dialogue:
6:42 AM ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: David Drucker, we’re beginning to see a very attention-grabbing dynamic happen right here, I feel, the place Joe Biden, appears to me, to be a mirror picture of Ronald Reagan. Reagan, who was seen as temperamentally reasonable, you understand, everyone’s granddad. People appreciated Reagan. He wasn’t threatening. He was all the time being, you understand, accused of being a fascist and accused of being threatening. People would see Reagan on TV they usually go, “He’s my granddad.” Right? And he handed very conservative laws, it was a conservative revolution. And but, once more, remarkably fashionable.
Here, we now have with Joe Biden, a man who’s temperamentally reasonable. A man that Republicans and discuss radio bashes, means that he’s simply horrible or out of his thoughts and he’s simply good previous Joe. But he’s passing actually progressive laws right here. He’s passing laws that’s – he’s going actually huge in a manner that even Larry Summers and Steve Rattner and individuals who’ve been lifelong Democratic economists or enterprise individuals are saying, “Wait, wait, we’re spending way more than we need.” And but, the general public is supporting these – this laws overwhelmingly.
And once more, I feel a lot of it has to do with Joe Biden’s temperament. You can’t paint him out to be a radical as a result of he’s good previous Joe and he seems to be beating the Republicans on a regular basis on these items. They can whine all they need, however my god, it’s arduous to beat 70, 75% once you’re speaking about this huge laws, whether or not it’s on COVID reduction or the transportation invoice.
DAVID DRUCKER: Yeah, Joe, it’s been attention-grabbing to look at as a result of what Joe Biden, I feel, has carried out up to now that’s been strategically very sensible is he has stayed targeted within the opening days of his presidency on the issues that voters would is most necessary to them, whilst stress to cope with different fledgling crises and priorities are looming over him. I imply, there are overseas coverage points to cope with concerning China and Russia. There’s a disaster of a border surge on the Mexican border with unaccompanied minors. There’s the reopening of colleges and coping with the trainer’s unions. And what has Joe Biden actually been targeted on? And a few of this does get to a few of these matters. But what has he saved his eye on and talked about probably the most? COVID reduction, along with his preliminary $2 trillion package deal, and now what he’s calling a jobs package deal with numerous fashionable infrastructure. We simply heard the polling numbers from Sam.
And once you try this, particularly mixed – and I feel you’re proper about this when it comes to his reasonable temperament, a lot in order that Republicans are struggling to show Joe Biden right into a boogie man. I imply, they’ll’t – they’re making an attempt all the things, each which manner they’ll to show Joe Biden into one other Barack Obama, one other Nancy Pelosi, [coughs] excuse me, they usually simply can’t do it. But Joe Biden – [coughs] excuse me – is just not making it simple for them as a result of proper now he’s staying targeted on issues voters like probably the most and assume must be carried out probably the most.
And so finally this can in all probability come to a head as a result of nothing lasts ceaselessly. But if stays targeted on infrastructure and if he can get round a number of the ancillary components of the invoice that aren’t coping with infrastructure, however which are in there, then he’s gonna have an excellent first six months.
And I’ll simply point out this, one of many issues that harm Barack Obama, no matter you consider recalcitrant Republicans on the time, is as soon as he handed his preliminary stimulus invoice that was designed to assist the nation dig out of the Great Recession, which was an enormous precedence, he pivoted to well being care reform. Voters on the time, they just like the invoice now, voters on the time didn’t assume that was a precedence and they didn’t assume it ought to have been handled. They thought the President, on the time, ought to have continued to cope with jobs and financial restoration. And I feel had he carried out that, he may need come out in a special place in competitors with Republican opposition.
6:49 AM ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: They’re going to need to provide you with a brand new technique as a result of the “just say no” technique that they’ve employed in opposition to Barack Obama, the “just say no” technique that the Republican Party has employed on well being care over the previous 11 years, not placing ahead a single unifying well being care plan for the Republican Party, that’s not working in 2021.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No options.
SCABOROUGH: No options. They’re proper now the know-nothing social gathering. They want to determine – you understand, I do know it irritates you once I say this, and I say there’s all the time a deal to be made, there’s all the time a approach to get from no to sure. They have gotten to significantly work out find out how to get from no to sure. Not for Joe Biden’s sake. Not for the Democratic Party’s sake. But for their very own sake. They’re hurting themselves now. If they wish to hold doing that, it’s their enterprise, it’s their social gathering. I imply, they did flip it over to Donald Trump for 4 years in spite of everything, so it’s not like they made good decisions previously. But Joe Biden is lapping them and he’s lapping them on a regular basis.
BRZEZINSKI: Without even making an attempt.
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, not even making an attempt. Don’t imagine me, simply have a look at the polls. The numbers don’t lie.
6:52 AM ET
SAM STEIN: Just to return to David’s level, I feel a part of the issue right here is that Republicans are having numerous problem determining find out how to go after Joe Biden. He is just not Barack Obama. Well past points that relate to coverage, he’s a white male. Barack Obama was a historic president, he was black, and it was uncomfortable for a good variety of voters.
But the opposite factor is you may inform how tough it’s by how they’re concentrating on their assets and push-back. They’re not pushing again on Joe Biden. They’re pushing again on firms for meddling in state voting points, they’re pushing again on firms for limiting what kind of books are of their catalogs primarily based on illustrations. And they’re pushing again on firms who make Mr. Potato Head dolls. The targets usually are not the politicians, they’re company America. And it’s simply – you understand, possibly it would work. I imply, there’s some Democrats who really feel just like the social gathering must take this tradition struggle stuff extra significantly. But possibly it gained’t. Maybe they are going to find yourself trying like they have been targeted on facet points when Joe Biden was rebuilding again the nation from the COVID pandemic.
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, Mr. Potato Head and Dr. Seuss’s family, by the way in which, deciding to not publish their very own books. Probably not going to chop it on Election Day as points that matter as a lot as rebuilding America’s infrastructure and really getting cash in individuals’s pockets to get this economic system roaring.
Eugene, I needed to only circle again to you on one thing that Sam mentioned right here, and that’s that Democrats haven’t but found out – or Republicans haven’t but found out a approach to nail Joe Biden. I bear in mind through the marketing campaign calling him “Teflon Joe” as a result of not one of the assaults from the left appeared to stay and Donald Trump, who might label everyone and get below everyone’s pores and skin, he by no means laid a glove on Biden. This is a man that for some cause Republicans simply can’t demonize.
EUGENE SCOTT: And there are a pair causes for that, Joe. One is the truth that, you understand, Joe Biden is just not a rookie, he’s a veteran. And many of those Republicans are conscious of him not simply from the Obama administration however from his time within the Senate. And they’re conscious of his private story and his narrative they usually’re drawn to that. And they imagine he’s an honest man, genuinely invested in passing coverage that advantages them. He’s not involved about these tradition wars or the politics that dominate conservative media most nights. And he’s exhibiting that and he’s proving that and has been capable of level to these outcomes. And as you famous, voters see that they usually recognize that they usually respect that.
Another factor that’s actually making it very tough for these items to stay with Joe is that Republicans simply have a messaging drawback. And they’re involved in regards to the conservative media way over they’re involved about conservative voters. And in order that they take heed to those that are sure to assault them and criticize them for taking stands, even when that in the end doesn’t assist them with the individuals who despatched them to Washington. And till they work out what it’s that they’re about and what they do finest, they’re gonna have a really tough time remaining fashionable. And that’s why you see these numbers exhibiting how unsupported their concepts are on the subject of these points that Joe Biden is making an attempt to maneuver ahead.