Joe Scarborough was really on a tear this morning. This clip is about his third rant in 45 minutes about how those poor Wisconsin children aren’t learning a thing because the selfish, piggish teachers are protesting at the Capitol.
REALLY, JOE? THE TEACHERS ARE SELFISH & PIGGISH? Right on cue with the Republican talking points.
All morning long, he framed the issue as a benefits issue. This is not — I repeat, NOT — a benefits issue. It is a question of the governor of a state spending that state’s surplus in order to create a crisis for the sole purpose of breaking unions.
When it was clear he wasn’t getting traction with his rants on the selfishness of teachers with regard to benefits, he ramped it up when he laid down an ultimatum: Public workers can live by the same rules as private workers or be unemployed.
Funny how Joe is so upset over workers protesting in Wisconsin, and places the blame squarely on them instead of the overreaching reactionary governor who manufactured a crisis to break unions. Back in the days of the health care town hall protests, he couldn’t wait to blame President Obama, calling him “the most polarizing President in history.”
Oh, I forgot to mention this, too. Joe just thinks these protests make Democrats look terrible, awful. Au contraire, Joe. It makes Democrats look like…Democrats. Which I suppose would look terrible to a conservative.
Full MSNBC transcript follows:
“Do those kids in the streets really think Andrew Cuomo or Jerry brown are doing this for their health.
The teachers ought to be in classrooms today.
Children are not learning in Wisconsin today because teachers don’t want to pay the same benefits — same money for benefits that rest of Americans have to pay. How sick is that? Far less.”
You can view the complete segment of Smarmy Joe’s bullshit here.
Joey Scar, you’re a REAL “LADY KILLER.”