Readers have likely already seen montages of major Dems lavishly praising FBI Director James Comey after he announced in July that he wouldn’t be recommending the indictment of Hillary Clinton. Those same Dems turned on Comey with a vengeance when this past Friday he announced that the FBI was looking into newly-discovered emails that could be pertinent to its investigation.

Morning Joe took the flaying of Dem hypocrisy to another level today, setting its montage to Barbra Streisand’s “The Way We Were.” And when the camera cut back to the set, there were Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, overcome by mock emotion, wiping their eyes. The pair, along with Willie Geist, proceeded to sarcastically scald the way the praise expressed by the Dems was “unconditional,” how “it is a love that a mother has for a child,” etc.

Singled out for particular mockery was congressman Elijah Cummings, his voice filled with emotion, telling Comey at a hearing “I don’t know whether your family is watching this, but I hope that they are as proud of you as I am.”

TIM KAINE: What I do know is this, that there was an extensive, as you know, Brett, investigation by the FBI under the direction of a wonderful, and tough, career public servant, Jim Comey. He’s somebody with the highest standards of integrity.

BARACK OBAMA: I think Director Comey could not have been more exhaustive.

HILLARY CLINTON: I am grateful for the professionalism of the FBI and the Department of Justice.

NANCY PELOSI: This is a great man. We are very privileged in our country to have him be the Director of the FBI.

HARRY REID: No one can question the integrity, the competence.

ELIJAH CUMMINGS: I don’t know whether your family is watching this, but I hope that they are as proud of you as I am.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I love that part. I love that part, Willie. I hope — that they are — I can’t even say it.

WILLIE GEIST: You know, that kind of love is unconditional

JOE: It was unconditional —

WILLIE: — no matter what happens, I’m with you.

JOE: It is the love that a mother has for a child. It is a love that endureth forever. That is actually more moving than when Redford and Streisand see each other at the end, and she just [gestures.]

MIKE BARNICLE: And that was moving.

JOE: And I cried there! But this? And Harry Reid, oh, my God. You couldn’t write that in a movie.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Harry, I didn’t know you had such deep feelings.

JOE: That’s too painful to remember.

BARNICLE: And it doesn’t change! It’s locked in.

JOE: You know what? They simply choose to forget.

MIKA: I know [laughs.]


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