Who knew that MSNBC's Most Famous Wingnut Fluffer had a gag reflex?
Well it finally kicked in.
40 years too late.
From Squint Scarborough in the Washington Post:
Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions
By Joe Scarborough
But what Mika and I found offensive ended up attracting even more Republican primary voters to Donald Trump’s campaign. His approval ratings kept rising over the next two months, and in last week’s South Carolina primary, 75% of South Carolina’s GOP voters supported that same Muslim ban.
The day I hung up on Donald Trump, I asked on air, “Is this what Germany looked like in 1933?” Later, I warned Republicans that Trump’s rhetoric could lead to a brokered convention where “the party will kill itself.” But it looks like I overestimated primary voters in the early GOP contests. A brokered convention is now just the fantasy of Republican elites and Marco Rubio fans. The harsher reality is that the next GOP nominee will be a man who refused to condemn the Ku Klux Klan and one of its most infamous Grand Wizards when telling the ugly truth wouldn’t have cost him a single vote.
So is this how the party of Abraham Lincoln dies?
No, Joe, the Party of Lincoln died long, long ago. Nixon strapped it to the gurney, Reagan administered the lethal injection and you and every other Conservative parasite here in the Home of the Free have been picnicking on its corpse for decades.
And now here you are, in brand-new digs at Fred Hiatt's House of Failed Conquistadors, blustering through one more hilariously awkward piece of Outraged Wingnut Performance Art for the benefit of rubes who still watch your shitty show and skeevy grifters who fill out the ranks of your background singers, braying your shock!shock! that somehow a buncha racists managed to sneak undetected into the House that Limbaugh built!
Sorry, Joe, but you Conservatives have played this ridiculous faux indignation game for far too long for anyone but your own Beltway circle jerk collaborators to even pretend to be taken in by it any more. From David Brooks back in January of 2006:
For God's sake, Republicans, show a little moral revulsion.
Back in the dim recesses of my mind, I remember a party that thought of itself as a reform, or even a revolutionary movement. That party used to be known as the Republican Party.
I wonder if it still exists.
So speaking as a representative of those despised, America-hating Liberals who you have been mocking and ignoring for the last 25 years as we warned you over and over that this day of reckoning was coming, I plan to cozy up with a bowl of popcorn and watch your party of bigots and imbeciles eat itself alive with grim delight.
Or, to quote Beetlejuice,
I've seen The Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times and it keeps getting funnier EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!!