The reason why I don’t liveblog Morning Joe anymore is stuff like this.
Republican Joe Scarborough purported to have his finger on the pulse of Republicans across the country today when he declared that they were uniformly rejecting Sarah Palin and her “hard, hard, hard right” conservative views.
Conservatives for Palin elaborates:
The Democratic controlled Senate Finance Committee didn’t seem to think the “death panels” were so ridiculous when they removed the provision from the Senate version of the health care bill.
Is there an agenda here?
Joe Scarborough ignored Governor Palin’s meticulously cited statements and thoughtful arguments, and went directly to the same false stereotypes that are frequently repeated on liberal blogs…
Scarborough’s agenda became clear when he said, “She ain’t going to burn up Iowa anymore”. He would like to present himself and his political philosophy as the correct alternative to “extreme right wingers” like Sarah Palin.
Well lets see if his book is the alternate opinion based on his Amazon Sales rank today
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #28,738 in Books
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #31 in Books
That’s after 5 months, how about Dick Morris who I’m not a big fan of myself:
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #47 in Books
Dick’s book came out two weeks after Joe, How about Michelle?
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #14 in Books
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #9 in Books
That one came out within 3 days of your book didn’t it Joe?
Well it’s not as if she can stay on offense against this administration since the people don’t support her, oh wait:
For years, states rich with an abundance of oil and natural gas have been begging Washington, DC politicians for the right to develop their own natural resources on federal lands and off shore. Such development would mean good paying jobs here in the United States (with health benefits) and the resulting royalties and taxes would provide money for federal coffers that would potentially off-set the need for higher income taxes, reduce the federal debt and deficits, or even help fund a trillion dollar health care plan if one were so inclined to support such a plan.
So why is it that during these tough times, when we have great needs at home, the Obama White House is prepared to send more than two billion of your hard-earned tax dollars to Brazil so that the nation’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, can drill off shore and create jobs developing its own resources? That’s all Americans want; but such rational energy development has been continually thwarted by rabid environmentalists, faceless bureaucrats and a seemingly endless parade of lawsuits aimed at shutting down new energy projects.
Update: Joe I hate to tell you this, you have the symptoms of Sullivan’s Syndrome. Seek help now
Update 2: I’ve added some links to coverage of Palin’s latest facebook and will continue to do so as the day goes on.
Update: 3 Marx doesn’t compete too well either