On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart welcomed Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, to discuss the current state of disarray in the GOP and whether former presidents such as Dwight Eisenhower or Ronald Reagan would be able to cut it in the modern Republican Party. According to Scarborough, the GOP could gain back their popularity if they would just stand up and condemn some of their more extreme views.
Scarborough claimed that Mitt Romney had several chances in 2012 to convince moderates who disapproved of the outrageous views of some GOP-ers, but failed to do so. Stewart pointed out that these were the views that they created themselves. In contrast to Republicans of old, the Tea Party declares their disbelief in the functionality and power of what the government can offer the people, comparing their control and actions over the GOP to atheists gaining influence of the Vatican.
Scarborough admitted that the rise of the Tea Party had a lot to do with former President George W. Bush bankrupting the country.
“The creation of the Tea Party in 2010 was a creation of what happened in 2009 and 2010, not just with Barack Obama, but with George W. Bush, a very big spending republican who spent us into debt,” said Scarborough.
But Jon Stewart interjects with the statement that “[the Tea Party] don’t ever talk about it in that manner. They don’t ever say ‘Oh yeah, a lot of that deficit is from Bush.’”
“It pisses me off,” Scarborough announced in defense that he was talking about these atrocities created back in 2004 and nobody seemed to take notice.
In a joking manner, Stewart said, “So these past ten years have all been because we didn’t listen to you?”
Joe Scarborough may pretend he’s middle of the road when it comes to politics, and that he’s pissed about the current extreme GOP positions. But judging from his past record in congress, it appears that the only thing he’s pissed about is that republicans are losing elections. And we are happier for it.
Watch The Daily Show segment below: