Joe Scarborough Gets Male Chauvinist Award Of The Day


[h/t Scarce]

Joe Scarborough needs some sensitivity lessons. You don't snap your fingers at someone, talk over them, verbally barrage them with accusatory nonsense, and then claim you're not a chauvinist.


Joe Scarborough is trying to do the right thing. He is trying to get Barack Obama to hire more women. That is good! GOOD FOR YOU JOE SCARBOROUGH. (It is also somewhat akin to the Republican mouthpieces foaming that Chuck Hagel is too mean to gays, but baby steps.) Unfortunately, then Mika calls him a chauvinist, and he tries to make the point about how not-chauvinist he is by yelling over all the women, and snapping his fingers in their faces. This is … problematic.

I think the whole "more women in the Cabinet" idea is concern trolling on MSNBC's part right now anyway. It isn't as if this President doesn't have a strong record of putting women in high places. Ahem, Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, Kathleen Sibelius, and Hilda Solis, anyone? Please.

There's no question there's a pipeline problem, as panelists on Alex Wagner's show pointed out this morning. Speaking strictly for me, I'll take the most qualified candidate regardless of gender, sexual preference, or skin color. Shoot, they could dye their hair purple for all I care if they're qualified.

That doesn't stop Scarborough from being outraged over the lack of women appointees, and in his outrage, demonstrating that Mika was absolutely correct to call him a chauvinist.

You know what happens to a man who snaps his fingers in my face? You probably don't want to know. Suffice it to say, I hear nothing of what they might say after that. Nothing. Zero.

Funny how he fails to mention the savaging of a very qualified Susan Rice by his guys, isn't it?


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