Joe Scarborough feigns outrage over Sen. Jay Rockefeller pointing out the obvious at a hearing the previous day and insists that racism must not exist if he hasn't experienced it first hand.
May 23, 2014

I have to wonder what other things MSNBC's Joe Scarborough thinks don't exist if he hasn't experienced them first hand? I also don't believe for one minute he's telling the truth. He put on quite a show this Friday feigning outrage over Sen. Jay Rockefeller's remarks during a hearing on Thursday and twisting what the senator said to make his arguments.

He got some push back from Eugene Robinson and later Ezra Klein as well, but it was tepid at best: Scarborough: I've Never Heard Anyone Object To Obamacare Over Race:

Joe Scarborough said Friday that he doesn't understand what evidence Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has to back up his claim that opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health care law is driven by his race.

"I must say, I have been behind closed doors with thousands of conservatives through the years. I have never once heard one of them say in the deep south or in the northeast or in South Boston, 'Boy, I really hate Obamacare because that black president' -- no, I've never heard anybody come close to saying that," Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "And I have spoken to some wildly right wing groups. I have never heard it once."

Scarborough was reacting to a tense exchange between Rockefeller and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Wednesday during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on health care. Johnson took offense when Rockefeller suggested that some of those who oppose the Affordable Care Act don't like the President because he's "of the wrong color."

"He's the only Republican in the room, and Sen. Rockefeller suggested that millions and millions of Americans who opposed the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as the President likes it to be called, have racist reasons for doing that," Scarborough said. "That's one of the stupidest, most offensive things I've heard a sitting senator say."

"He owes Ron Johnson an apology," he added. Read on...

If Scarborough really believes that's the most offensive thing he's ever heard a senator say I'd like to know what he's been smoking.


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