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Scarborough: Trump Reminds Me of ‘Scumbags’ Who Accused George W. of 9-11 Complicity

Scarborough: Trump Reminds Me of ‘Scumbags’ Who Accused George W. of 9-11 Complicity

Strange Way for Scarborough to Elevate the Level of Political Discourse

For a guy who regularly decries the debasement of the political culture, Joe Scarborough sure has a funny way of elevating the dialogue . . . On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said that Donald Trump reminded him of “scumbags” who said that President George W. Bush had something to do with 9-11.

Scarborough was steamed over Trump’s comments yesterday on the campaign trail that when it comes to Islamic terrorism, President Obama either is not tough enough, or “has something else in mind . . . there’s something going on.” Asked later to clarify his statements, Trump said he would let people “figure out” their meaning for themselves. Scarborough sidekick Mike Barnicle was only too happy to jump on Joe’s bandwagon, claiming that Trump’s statements were a “disqualifier” for his presidential aspirations.

Scarborough- Trump Like ‘Scumbags’ Who Accused Pres. Bush of 9-11 Complicity from Mark Finkelstein on Vimeo.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: It’s a good thing he’s grown, Mike. It’s a good thing he’s grown. It gets worse by the day on the campaign trail. Yesterday, a suggestion, a suggestion, on several channels that Barack Obama was somehow implicated, implicated in these terror attacks and then saying, well, I’ll let people just try to figure out out what I said. It reminds me when a lot of scumbags said that George W. Bush had something to do with 9/11. But to have those on the internet, the standard bearer, Paul Ryan’s candidate, Mitch McConnell’s candidate, the Republican party’s candidate saying that Barack Obama may have been complicit in the killings of Americans is, is beyond breathtaking.

MIKE BARNICLE: Joe, yesterday, what he said on TV early in the morning is basically a disqualifier to be President of the United States because he accused the sitting President of the United States, Barack Obama, of a treasonous act.

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Transcript, H/T Hot Air

Donald J. Trump Addresses Terrorism, Immigration, and National Security | Donald J Trump for President
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-addresses-terrorism-immigration-and-national-security

Memo to Morning Joe: There are a lot of scumbags on the left I’ve seen this week.

For the sake of historicity, T-rump WAS one of those scumbags who accused W of complicity in 911.

And again just months ago. Nice lil’ Code Pinkie you have there…

Humphrey's Executor | June 14, 2016 at 10:13 am

The something that’s going on is the policy of appeasement.

It’s an interesting technique, one of several the press and politicos use to keep the intellectual quality of American political discourse at a very low level. Pretend to misunderstand someone’s statement, then force him to explain the part you’re pretending to misunderstand. Soon he’s tangled up in the tar baby, and while dithering over the imaginary minor parts of the statement suck up all the air time, the important parts of the statement will never be discussed.

Remember how everyone pretended they didn’t understand Rumsfeld’s “known unknowns” statement? Clear and succinct though it was, they all managed to play dumb. And they’re doing the same now. But it won’t work as well as it usually does; Trump recognizes it and simply sidesteps, and the blow falls on empty air. They know they’ve been outmaneuvered, and they’ll piss and moan about it, but that show will only fool those who want to be fooled. (of course that may be enough; the fooled have the same vote as anyone else. Ah yes, universal suffrage, gotta love it…)

Exactly, Rags. Of course, Joe didn’t care about it then.

buckeyeminuteman | June 14, 2016 at 11:26 am

Trump blamed W for the 9/11 attacks, as they happened on his watch. And during the Republican debates at all places. Jeb jumped in and stood up for his brother. That was probably my turning point when I came to the conclusion that Trump is nothing but a Republican-In-Name-Only.

    healthguyfsu in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | June 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Again, blaming him for letting it happen is not the same as saying he was involved.

    Further, Trump made no insinuation that Obama was involved in this attack. He merely stated that Obama is inept to deal with terrorism or deliberately appeasing a pet interest group of his party.

Funny. trump didn’t say anything that hasn’t been said here many times. In fact he said far less.

Common Sense | June 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm

JOE SCARBOROUGH has truly gone nuts…………
He and Mika are in attack mode and that is all you will see till the election.

He did nothing but praise Trump during the primary over and over. State what a great person Trump is. What a giving person he is. Lots of people were piss that Joe was supporting Trump. Joe had to on air state that he was not supporting Trump but just telling the truth.

Strange what has happened… wink, wink!

Jerkfoff Joe: the truth hurts, doesn’t it?

(Who the hell watches that irrelevant, useful idiot other than anyone watching MSNBC?)

All I know is there is a lot of really weird sh.t going on. Has been for a while, far more so under current potus, far more than simple corruption as it has a single ideological direction. I think we’ve long been sold out to the highest bidder. A nasty, evil, islamic mf.

The only way to elevate the current “Political Discourse” is to remove Trump from the GOP and replace him with #ScottWalker2016 & #TedCruzSCOTUS2016.

Can’t we all just get along? Rodney King

    healthguyfsu in reply to Old0311. | June 14, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Wasn’t Rodney King that said that.

    Rodney King mumbled something about pay me, so I can buy more drugs and drown in my backyard swimming pool.

While I agree with Trump that the Washington Post was wrong to state that Trump said that Obama was “connected” to the terrorist attacks, the fact is Trump’s own ambiguity in his statements opened the door for others to interpret what he meant. He said “we’re led by a man [President Obama], who’s not smart, not tough, or he’s got something else in mind”. That’s a heck of an either or. And he followed it up with “there’s something else going on”, implying that the third alternative, the “something else” was the correct one.

The simplest and most rational explanation in my mind is that Obama cares about terrorism only up to the point where it impacts his own social and economic agenda and other than that, its just not a priority for him. He’s mentioned before that the US could “absorb” another terrorist attack. If Trump has said that, or something equally clear, nobody would be trying to parse his statements or accusing him of veering into conspiracy land. The Great Communicator, Trump certainly isn’t.

    Barry in reply to tyates. | June 14, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    “The Great Communicator, Trump certainly isn’t.”

    How ’bout GWB, “Great Communicator”?

    McCain?

    Romney?

    Dole?

    Bush1 “read my lips”?

    Name any republican candidate whose words were not misconstrued by the media.

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