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Scarborough Demands That Warren Attack Labor Unions; Blames Them For Amtrak Crash

Joe Scarborough wants some hippie punching from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and he wants it now.
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Joe Scarborough wants some hippie punching from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and he wants it now. He went on another unhinged rant this Thursday while discussing her comments at the Re/code conference this week.

Scarborough: Elizabeth Warren Isn’t Serious Until She Takes on Unions:

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough went off on Senator and non-2016 hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Thursday morning, arguing anybody could call for more funding of things like infrastructure and health research, but a real contender would also call for reforms unpopular with her own party.

“There are special interests that Elizabeth Warren needs to stand up to,” Scarborough said. “She loves standing up to the rich and powerful and the people that create jobs. Let her stand up to the people that stop reform.”

“I’m all for infrastructure funding,” he continued. “But is Elizabeth Warren going to be all for reforming stupid workforce practices that make us unproductive and make us waste so much money? Is she going to be for reforming the union stranglehold on Amtrak reform?…Are you willing to make the reforms that maybe your special interests in public education won’t like? Are you willing to make the reforms that your unions that run Amtrak won’t like? The answer’s always no.”

What they failed to mention is that Scarborough also blamed the recent Amtrak crash on the labor unions, claiming that the "union didn't want to do a cheap fix." He never explained what that "cheap fix" was or how it would have prevented the crash, so we can't fact check him because he didn't specify what the hell he was talking about. I haven't read about the unions being opposed to additional safety measures that would have prevented that crash, so it's probably safe to say that Scarborough is lying, but we'll see.

And we all know what Scarborough's idea of "reform" means when it comes to public education -- more charter schools and lining the pocket of his buddy, Eva Moskowitz, who he and Brzezinski have been happy to have on for some free infomercial time and to bash New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Someone let me know when Scarborough goes on a similar rant about Republicans and demands they stand up to the Koch brothers if anyone is going to take them seriously. I don't expect we'll see that happening any time soon.


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