There are a lot of problems I have with Joe Scarborough. The biggest ones are not just disagreements of policy, but his smarmy insistence that he’s the lone Voice of Reason for conservatism.
Some lowlights from the segment:
- Accused LaPierre of “racial overtones” when referring to walking through South Brooklyn after dark during Superstorm Sandy, and for mentioning Latin American drug gangs.
- Accused the NRA of being mouthpieces for gun manufacturers, and not sincerely representing NRA membership.
Bite me, Joe. Let’s see you stroll through Brooklyn during a blackout while lugging a couple bags of groceries. (And who said it was a white guy walking through Brooklyn? Black folks can’t carry for self-defense??) Ever heard of Mara Salvatrucha? Worldwide, they’re seventy-thousand strong, and that’s just one gang. Have you been to Mexico lately, Joe? Wanna take your kids? Ever heard of Fast and…, well, never mind — you probably haven’t given who you work for.
And yes, a lot of us are frightened. We think the freight train we’re on could very well go over the cliff. We’re all the more frightened that your pals are not only flushing the USA down the shitter, but trying to take away people’s only recourse for survival should that come to pass.
Look at the debt, Joe. Look at the debt-to-GDP ratio. Then look at Greece’s. Then consider that the USA is a lot more important than Greece.
Now consider President “We don’t have a spending problem” Obama, and the fact that our idiot brethren re-elected him.
Are we not boned?
And if you want to quote Reagan, Joe, I’ve got one for ya: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.