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After mercilessly mocking Rubio during primaries, Scarborough now a big fan

After mercilessly mocking Rubio during primaries, Scarborough now a big fan

Because Rubio criticizing Trump over Charlottesville.

During the Republican primaries, Joe Scarborough’s favorite object of ridicule was Marco Rubio. Scarborough dismissed Rubio as a “school council president,” called him the “emptiest of suits,” and attacked his supporters.

In a particularly personal shot, Scarborough devoted much of a show to mocking Rubio’s wearing of boots with large heels.

But suddenly, Scarborough has become a huge Marco admirer. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough repeatedly praised Rubio and his “courage.” So what shifted Scarborough from Rubio antagonist to fanboy?

Simple: Rubio, in tweets and elsewhere, has sharply criticized President Trump by name for his remarks about Charlottesville. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Or in Joe’s case, his hero.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I’ll just say: Marco Rubio, in the forefront. If every Republican would show the courage that Marco Rubio’s showing right now, I think the Republican party might even be okay . . . You’ve got to be courageous enough to do, I said Marco, but John McCain, several others . . . Again, look at Marco Rubio’s tweets . . . I talked about Marco Rubio, I saw a tweet Marco Rubio, in February of last year, saying we can’t, basically we can’t elect a racist.


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basically we can’t elect a racist.

Obama’s elections sailed through on schedule, so what’s the problem? As well as Wilson’s and LBJ’s. Blatant racists all, as well as Presidents.

It doesn’t take courage to pander to the left. I’ve never been a fan of Rubio, and this doesn’t make me inclined to change my mind. He’s a RINO and has always shown a lack of fortitude. He tries to straddle the fence, and we all know how well that turns out for his cojones.

casualobserver | August 17, 2017 at 9:23 am

I have never watched that show big have I spent much time over the years watching anything on that network. But it surely gets its share of attention within the media and political classes. 4 or 5 years ago I recall reading that it not only didn’t get top viewers for its time slot, but that the majority were coming from the NYC area and DC markets. By comparison the other cable news channels had a much broader market.

So it’s no surprise to me that Scarborough is inconsistent or really not committed to his ideas. He is more of an entertainer trying to keep progressive media and bureaucratic eyeballs returning.

What a disappointment Rubio’s turned out to be. Florida would be better off with a moderate a Democrat than him.