Two Morning Joe 1st hour notes…

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Two Morning Joe 1st hour notes...

For your dis­cus­sion and debate #1 Some poll results are more per­ma­nent than others

Look­ing at cur­rent polls. Obama is shown in poll with only 40% or so believ­ing he deserves re-​election. Joe points out in per­spec­tive say­ing that his polls were com­pa­ra­ble with Clin­ton 2004 & Rea­gan 1982, can’t make this the last word…

…then in the same poll Obama is shown beat­ing Sarah Palin in a 2012 match up and the Same Joe Scar­bor­ough touts this as more proof that she can sell books but can’t be elected and Mika breathes a sigh of relief.

My take: How is one poll a snap­shot of time and the other set in stone? Joe’s point about the pres­i­dent is right but it applies equally to Sarah Palin. How was Rea­gan polling in 1978 for example?

For your dis­cus­sion and debate #2 Some sto­ries are more rel­e­vant than others

Col­bert took his act to SNL The com­edy con­nec­tion a con­gres­sional hear­ing on Fri­day and Mika’s reac­tion indi­cates she found it just as appeal­ing and appro­pri­ate as lead­ing the day’s news with Paris Hilton. Her com­ment was clas­sic: “Who are these peo­ple who are the 21% that approve of con­gress?” Mark Halperin pointed out Pelosi & Hoyer dis­agreed on the appear­ance not­ing that this should be a big­ger story.…

…yet there was not a word about the other Fri­day Hear­ings on the air DOJ RACISM SCAN­DALS made the Wash­ing­ton Post front page but as of 7:08 Morn­ing Joe hasn’t touched it. I sub­mit that this is not coin­ci­dence. I think democ­rats wanted that cov­er­age off of TV and as far as Morn­ing Joe goes, that’s exactly what they’ve got. As John Nolte put it: Mis­sion Accom­plished.

My Take: I know they had their edu­ca­tion day sched­uled for a while but I’d like to see Mika decide for the 8 a.m. hour to lead with Christo­pher Coates tes­ti­mony instead of Col­bert a-​la Paris. She has 45 min­utes. Will she do it?

For your discussion and debate #1 Some poll results are more permanent than others

Looking at current polls. Obama is shown in poll with only 40% or so believing he deserves re-election. Joe points out in perspective saying that his polls were comparable with Clinton 2004 & Reagan 1982, can’t make this the last word…

…then in the same poll Obama is shown beating Sarah Palin in a 2012 match up and the Same Joe Scarborough touts this as more proof that she can sell books but can’t be elected and Mika breathes a sigh of relief.

My take: How is one poll a snapshot of time and the other set in stone? Joe’s point about the president is right but it applies equally to Sarah Palin. How was Reagan polling in 1978 for example?

For your discussion and debate #2 Some stories are more relevant than others

Colbert took his act to SNL The comedy connection a congressional hearing on Friday and Mika’s reaction indicates she found it just as appealing and appropriate as leading the day’s news with Paris Hilton. Her comment was classic: “Who are these people who are the 21% that approve of congress?” Mark Halperin pointed out Pelosi & Hoyer disagreed on the appearance noting that this should be a bigger story….

…yet there was not a word about the other Friday Hearings on the air DOJ RACISM SCANDALS made the Washington Post front page but as of 7:08 Morning Joe hasn’t touched it. I submit that this is not coincidence. I think democrats wanted that coverage off of TV and as far as Morning Joe goes, that’s exactly what they’ve got. As John Nolte put it: Mission Accomplished.

My Take: I know they had their education day scheduled for a while but I’d like to see Mika decide for the 8 a.m. hour to lead with Christopher Coates testimony instead of Colbert a-la Paris. She has 45 minutes. Will she do it?