Every couple of weeks, Joe Scarborough rebuilds lost conservative street cred by going on a good rant against liberals and the MSM. He did so in spades on today’s Morning Joe, comprehensively crushing libs for their hypocrisy in “freaking out” over Trump’s wait-and-see answer at last night’s debate to the question of whether he’d accept the results of the election.

Excerpts: “the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he is an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America and it’s just another example of the media having to find a little phrase and freak out when as a Republican I have listened to Democrats talk about the only two times we won the White House in like 800 years that we stole both elections . . . hell, even Bernie Sanders supporters just six months ago were saying that Hillary Clinton was rigging the election.”

Note: before Joe went on his impressive rant, Mika Brzezinski narrated a good montage that Morning Joe had assembled of statements by the MSM and Dem candidates over the years, including Al Gore and Howard Dean, accusing elections of being “stolen,” etc.

Note Dos: Things even got a bit chippy between Joe and the mild-mannered Harold Ford, Jr., a Hillary backer. When Ford tried to get Joe to acknowledge that there had never been a presidential candidate who had questioned the election results, Scarborough shot back “Harold, Harold, I’m not on the witness stand.”

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Do you know what? This is an example, the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he’s an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America and it’s just another example of the media having to find a little phrase and freak out when as a Republican I have listened to Democrats talk about the only two times we won the White House in like 800 years that we stole both elections.

I had to sit through Fahrenheit 911 and a lady was sobbing violently behind me on the Upper West Side about the election being stolen from George Bush and I patted her halfway through, I go, it’s all right, it’s all right, ma’am. It’s all right. It’s all a lie anyway.

Democrats have been whining for 16 years, they’re still writing articles about how Bush stole the elections in 2000 and 2004. So this holier-than-thou attitude about this is the first time anyone has suggested that the election is not a sacrosanct process, it’s a joke! So you guys bathe in that hypocrisy if you want to, I’d just like to hear how the debate went. Go ahead, bathe.

HAROLD FORD, JR.: But Joe, you can’t you can’t–the difference is what Michael just said: it’s the candidate himself. You will have spectators, voters, political officials, elected officials all contemplating, writers saying that this didn’t happen this way, they stole it, Bush did this but you never had the presidential candidate do what he did last night —

JOE: So, let me be very specific. My target this morning for my mockery are the very people that are writing articles today on their blogs that are saying [mocking melodramatic tone]: this is a threat to the democracy, the electoral process in America is sacrosanct and if we ever doubt this are we no better than Putin? Those are the people I’m mocking. I’m not comparing him to Al Gore.

FORD: Can you acknowledge there has never been a presidential candidate to do what he did last night?

JOE: Harold, Harold, I’m not on the witness stand here. I am just saying it is rich that the very thing that the Democrats — I had a lady come up to me yesterday who I know very well, she’s a dear, dear friend of the family and she said, oh, Joe, oh, Joe, how horrible will it be if Kate has to grow up in a country with a president that doesn’t respect women any more than Donald Trump? I said, it will be about the same as having middle-school boys grow up in a world where Bill Clinton was President of the United States. It’s pretty bad. And, you know, said —

FORD: I don’t know how that relates to what we’re talking about.

JOE: It relates to the hypocrisy that Democrats forget everything that they’ve been saying on their blogs, in their newspapers, in their magazines over the past 16 years. I’m not even mad about it. It’s very funny and here’s the great thing: it’s all on Google. I ask you to do what Hillary Clinton asked last night. Just Google all of this and you will see that Democrats, who are shocked and stunned and deeply saddened this morning, were the very ones — hell, even Bernie Sanders supporters just six months ago were saying that Hillary Clinton was rigging the election!