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floridablue Donating Member (996 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:10 AM
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"Surgin Joe" is really wound up today
If I talk louder than you and over you, then I must be right. He acts like he is terrified someone will listen to Obama. It was so disgusting this morning I couldn't even make it through the opening segment. And lately they have been having ole mayor "Thug" on for his expert commentary. Thank Gawd for the mute button.
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oviedodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:16 AM
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1. Yeah I should not be shocked but the show has become basically
worthy of fox news now.

It literally opened with trashing Obama, CRITICAL of AC360, Olbermann and anyone who spoke about the McCain gaffe.

Back to local morning news for me.
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:39 AM
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2. He really went off about Olbermann. I was surprised he was so
negative against someone on his own network. I understand they don't agree politically, but I wouldn't think he'd be so vocal against another show on MSNBC.

(He must be soooo jealous and resentful of Keith's popularity and success!) }(

He's being even more of an ass than usual this morning.

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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:01 AM
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8. I missed him defending the McCain gaffe
So, I have to ask, well, which McCain gaffe (there's been, like, seven this week already); and how did Scarborough defend him?
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:18 AM
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11. McCain claimed that the surge started the Sunni Awakening
Obama said the Sunnie awakening started before the surge. Scarborough admitted that Obama was correct but blasted Olbermann and Anderson Cooper for reporting it as a major gaffe on McCain's part. He said regardless of when the Sunni Awakening started it couldn't have been successful if it were not for the Surge.

He was correct but that was not the point. It was another example of McCain not having his facts straight.

He really blasted Olbermann and Anderson for reporting it. He didn't name names but he said (paraphrase), "some on this network reported this".

It was appalling.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:22 AM
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12. Thank you! You know what really gets me...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 08:22 AM by VolcanoJen
... is the media constantly ignoring and/or defending McCain's repeated gaffes. Like the video on Keith of Katie Couric totally editing McCain's gaffe right out of her interview! Can you imagine if she'd "assisted" Obama in a similar manner? Jonah Goldberg's head would explode!!! TEH LIBRUL MEDIA IZ TOTALY INN TEH TANKE FUR BARAK OSAMA!!11!!

It just blows my mind. Again, try to imagine Joe Scarborough's reaction if it was Barack Obama who claimed that Iraq and Pakistan share a common border, for example. Just close your eyes and think about what he'd be saying today.
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:32 AM
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14. So true
It's amazing that they can say with a straight face that Obama is getting more favorable coverage. McCain makes a gaffe every week and there are serious issues in his past that is not widely reported.

I was wondering who was going to have a meltdown first, Scarbourough or McCain. They are running neck and neck.
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Bonn1997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:52 AM
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26. What really gets me is
Obama's group ignoring McCain's gaffes. If you and your surrogates are ignoring something, you can't blame the media for also ignoring it. You know McCain and his surrogates would jump all over a major gaffe by Obama. They wouldn't rely on the media.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:06 AM
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28. Actually, the media is starting to get on top of it
I think Obama's surrogates are doing a good job of "getting out of the media's way" when it comes to McCain's gaffes. They don't want to appear to be "picking" on ol' gramps... you know how sensitive the MSM is. :-)

Critics Pile On As McCain Gaffes Pile Up

Is McCain's Age Showing? Tongues Wag Over Flubs
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PCIntern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 AM
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3. Joey's a thug in a sport jacket....
too much booze has made him manic...and he's scared to death that more info's gonna come out about his little dalliance. No Statute of limitations, Joey...
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:48 AM
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4. He may be finally realizing that he sold his soul to the devil . . .
For chump change. And that once the dems sweep up six or seven new senatorial spots in November, they'll kick his quisling ass out of their caucus and yank all his committee assignments.

After which we can all take pleasure in the sight of him wandering the halls of the senate, ignored by senators, operatives, and media alike, and gradually fading to irrelevant transparency.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:25 AM
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6. They're talking about Joe Scarborough on MSNBC...
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MrModerate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:51 PM
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33. Oops . . . I saw surge, interpreted the OP as talking about "Joementum" . . .
etc, etc., etc.
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:15 AM
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5. He got busted lying about Obama saying the surge wasn't working..
After they showed the Couric clip, he had to changed his tune and try to spin his way out of it. I've sent three emails already this morning setting him straight.

joe@msnbc.com
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:10 AM
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10. Kind of makes you wonder if the McCain Camp sent out the "Anbar Awakening" talking point...
... in their daily Rovian blast-fax, because it sure looks like Scarbourough got caught red-handed repeating a gaffe. :-)
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:00 AM
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7. I liked the part where he claimed the "Sunni Awakening" happened because of "teh surge."
He was set straight in an email (was that you, Kahuna??), and rather than admit his glaring error and disinformation campaign, blathered on about how Iraq is like WWII or something.

Flat-out busted, he was. :-)
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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:09 AM
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9. oooooh, what did he say about Anderson and KO???
KO should get Rachel to kick Joe's ass. Just kidding. I don't think I've ever seen KO and Joe interact with each other. When KO was anchoring on the night Tim Russert died, Joe never called in, even though they got most of every other person on the entire planet. And they always seem separated on election night, no? I can't bear to watch Morning Joe anymore, but now I'm really curious! KO should name Joe worst person in the world.
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RNdaSilva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:24 AM
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13. I switched to CNN after about two minutes...
less puke-able.

I'm compiling a list of persons to be drafted as war correspondents. Their assignments will be the hot spots in the respective regions. Joe ranks about ninth on my hierarchal list -- O'Reilly and Hannity have the number one and two slots nailed down. Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow are exempt from the draft.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:37 AM
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17. Me too, until Beck popped up there (unusual for the morning)
Then I started watching the Movie M*A*S*H on AMC.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:34 AM
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15. Wes Clark is on now
This oughta be good. :-)
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:38 AM
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18. General Clark
is doing well, as expected. Joe doesn't try his loud nonsense approach with Clark.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:39 AM
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19. I have a feeling when Joe is around someone like Gen Clark...
... he has a hard time resisting the urge to roll over onto his back and wee himself. ;-)
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:35 AM
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16. I dislike him so much.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:46 AM
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20. Wes Clark is totally pwn3ing Scarborough vis-a-vis the Anbar Awakening
Wes Clark rules. :-)
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:51 AM
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25. Joes little punk as response in regards to the troops shows how childish he is
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liberalla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:10 AM
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31. He sure does! (rule!)
Loved it!
Joe sucked even more than usual today. He started off first thing this morning being more of an ass than usual. He was particularly snotty, difficult, defensive and arrogant.

He was attacking hosts and bloggers re: Katie Couric/McCain interview and the creative editing they did to conceal McCain's gaffe/fuzzy facts.

He seemed angry, stuttering somewhat, and babbled on and on. This is what I transcribed:

"Let me tell you, and I know a couple of hosts ran this last night, made a huge deal because a liberal blogger picked it up. I will guarantee the host that ran it and were waving their arms, had no idea whether the Sunni awakening or, or, or the surge began at the same time.........They also, anybody that would argue that the Sunni awakening would have survived in Al Anbar province, without the surge... anybody who would make that argument is so ignorant of the facts on the ground in western Iraq, in Al Anbar province, in what the Sunni sheiks were doing throughout 2007, that they are too stupid to be on TV. So I hope they don't carry that argument too much longer because it is laughable."


That's why I was so glad to see the exchange with Wes Clark!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:49 AM
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32. They were trying to bail Joe out by cranking up the "go-to-commercial" music.
But Wes just wouldn't give up. And he wouldn't let that asshat Joe Scar talk over him, either.

Joe looked like he was trying his hardest not to resist the primal urge to roll over onto his back and wee himself in the presence of a true alpha male like Wes. :-)
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:47 AM
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21. He is so extremely nauseating
And so full of himself.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:47 AM
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22. That asswipe is arguing with Wes Clark ! Wes Clark !!
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pdxmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:49 AM
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23. Sarcasm ahead: How the hell did we forget to make Joey Scar
a general in charge of Iraq, since he so obviously knows so much more than Wes Clark? Geez, he's making himself look like an an even bigger idiot than usual.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:49 AM
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24. Wes Clark corrected him again on Anbar and Joe replied with '...so our troops had nothing to do with
...it' type of line.

They're not going to get the 'surge worked' shit out of us, the surge had little to do with what is happening in Iraq right now.
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:52 AM
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27. Typical Reich-wing tactic
Use the troops as political pawns in order to shut the opposition up.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:11 AM
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30. Exactly
Once Scarborough knew Wes Clark had him in a corner, he turned on Clark and tried to make it look like he hated the troops. Uh-huh. General Wes Clark hates the troops. Riiiiiiiiiiiight.

These people are truly sickening, and at their worst and most venemous when caught in outrageous lies.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:08 AM
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29. Joe Scar tried to make it sound as though Wes Clark was crediting The Saudis...
... with the success of the "Anbar Awakening." Which, of course, is what actually happened, and Clark was right to point it out to Joe.

But, of course, Joe in turn tried to make Wes Clark (Wes Clark!!!!) sound as if he hated the troops. Good gawd, they're desperate.
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