You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #14: Scarborough [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
Ino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-19-08 05:16 PM
Response to Original message
14. Scarborough
This morning "Regular Joe" Scarborough kept saying he thought the speech was historic, exceptional, blah blah... BUT also thought "OMG, he just threw his grandmother under the bus to score a political point." Then he put HIS thought into the minds of Youngstown Ohioans.

Scarborough wants us to think HE's intelligent enough to get it but the REAL Regular Joe's are a bunch of knuckledraggers. Today I'm seeing this faux grandmother outrage all over DU from Clinton supporters, as if this one horrific remark negates the whole speech. Just like 3 remarks from decades of Wright's sermons & service negate the worth of the man.

Was Joe being insightful about how Regular Joe's think, or simply providing an EXCUSE for them (and himself) to indulge their prejudices?

Any of the backfire issues are issues only to those who wouldn't support Obama no way no how, who are looking for any "reason" to slam him.

Any time I hear a politician/pundit say "America thinks/feels/wants/etc" I assume that's what HE/SHE thinks/feels/wants, but is too cowardly to say so.

These are just random thoughts.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Pretty much every media response to Obama's speech: Orrex  Mar-19-08 08:19 AM   #0 
  - You must be watching Faux.  babylonsister   Mar-19-08 08:21 AM   #1 
  - You take that back!  Orrex   Mar-19-08 08:24 AM   #3 
  - Insight is not a hallmark of American journalism.  baldguy   Mar-19-08 08:23 AM   #2 
  - Their air of superiority is showing.  BadgerKid   Mar-19-08 08:57 AM   #11 
  - They all miss the point.  mac2   Mar-19-08 08:25 AM   #4 
  - Not a bad point, but...  Orrex   Mar-19-08 08:29 AM   #5 
     - What they have their religious leader as part of their  mac2   Mar-19-08 08:36 AM   #9 
        - Look--in my perfect world, we'd have a moratorium on all religious speech in politics  Orrex   Mar-19-08 08:43 AM   #10 
           - If it's a Constitutional issue...I won't compromise.  mac2   Mar-19-08 03:47 PM   #13 
  - HOGWASH -  Sandi_4_Edwards   Mar-19-08 08:31 AM   #6 
  - No need for such language!  Orrex   Mar-19-08 08:33 AM   #7 
     - Well, there may be children reading this site ;-)  Sandi_4_Edwards   Mar-19-08 09:25 AM   #12 
  - My local paper ran a fantastic story from the NYT.  femmedem   Mar-19-08 08:35 AM   #8 
  - Scarborough  Ino   Mar-19-08 05:16 PM   #14 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC