Saturday, December 4, 2010

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention, Part 165

Special "Scarborough Fare: Rollins, Bush, Nicole Wallace and Slyme" Edition

James Taranto at The WSJ's Opinion Journal:
"You just have to laugh at Joe Scarborough, the long-ago (1995-2001) Republican congressman turned MSNBC morning host... because, as the Puffington Host's Howard Fineman reports, he plans to 'help headline the launch next month of a new national group dedicated to restoring civility in politics.' ... But yesterday Scarborough published a column on titled 'Joe Scarborough Tells GOP to Man Up and Confront Sarah Palin.' ... It's just one insult after another... Even a string of individually witless insults can be amusing on occasion, although Scarborough's anti-Palin broadside is not such an occasion. But c'mon, Scarborough! Even a drooling buffoon like you should know that if you let loose with the insults one day and deliver a sanctimonious lecture on civility the next, you're going to end up looking ridiculous."
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"About Joe Scarborough's very personal and demeaning screed against Sarah Palin... I'll rest on this response: 'You are the Alan Colmes of MSNBC, and I mean no offense to Alan Colmes.' On second thought, maybe I just insulted Alan Colmes."
Mark Meed at NewsReal Blog:
"Joe Scarborough, former Congressman, current TV personality and more or less perpetual blowhard, has a slight piece in yesterday’s Politico in which he exhorts the GOP to man up and confront Sarah Palin... This is bold new territory for Politico, who haven’t explored the 'Palin Bacillus Infects GOP' theme for … days now and never before from someone who, like Palin, knows what it’s like to resign from public office, albeit for different reasons and a with slightly different body count."
Jim Geraghty at NRO's Campaign Spot:
"I’m not going for Scarborough’s fare..."
Ari Fine at Strictly Right:
"Every candidate claims they are Ronald Reagan, even if they have more in common with Nelson Rockefeller. However, some parallels between President Reagan and Governor Palin are undeniable. The most obvious example would be their respective abilities to drive the establishment of the Republican Party berserk. The establishment is lining up to stop a potential presidential run from Sarah Palin... Now the First Family of the GOP establishment is going on the offensive against Governor Palin... In the same interview the Bushes refused to say a bad word about Barack Obama or Bill Clinton. Democrats are out of bounds, but movement conservatives are fair game. What the establishment fails to understand is that their ganging-up against Governor Palin only improves her chances. It was the 'kinder, gentler' conservatism of George H. W. Bush and the elites in the party that the voters have rejected."
Jeffrey Lord at TAS AmSpec Blog:
"The only one who needs to 'man up' here... is Scarborough. Quite obviously he opposes the Reagan view -- now the Palin view -- that the Republican Party 'is not a fraternal order.' He just appears not to have the courage to say so."
Tyrone at Wake up Black America:
"I can't even refer to Scarborough as a token conservative on MSNBC, because he isn't even a real conservative. His anti Palin talking points might as well have been written by Democratic strategists. I have to ponder on Joe's contribution to the resurgence of the GOP in recent mid term elections. While he was talking about Palin being this wrong and that wrong, she was out attacking Obama, Pelosi and Reid. While he was saying that she is a negative to the Party, Palin was out fund raising and helping to raise money for candidates. When did Joe help to raise money for candidates during the midterm cycle? The old saying goes 'put up or shut up'. Joe hasn't put up nor will he put up anything, so it is about time for him to shut up!"
Pat Austin at And So It Goes in Shreveport:
"Joe Scarborough's Palin Derangement Syndrome is showing..."
Ken Larrey at Big Journalism:
"A day after Joe Scarborough dialed up the phony outrage in a Politico opinion piece, claiming that Palin was insulting and tearing down 'Republican giants' like Reagan and both Bushes to 'build her weak résumé,' Morning Joe brought on Nicole Wallace for a similar discussion... Joe Scarborough, like Peggy Noonan, needed to gin up such a ridiculous pretext like defending the honor of Ronald Reagan from the contempt of Sarah Palin – who idolizes Reagan – in order to attack her... The willingness of Bush loyalists to split the baby has become increasingly suspicious."
Man of the West at Fear an Iarthair:
"Sarah Palin's popularity forcibly confronts some people with a hard reality that... a rather large segment of the population thinks they're full of bovine fecal matter."
Reagan to Palin:
"For more than two years [Scarborough] has found it amusing to make fun of everything Sarah Palin has done, has been perceived to have done, has been lied about doing or plans to do. He’s never given her one moment of credit for all she has done electing candidates, challenging Obama on healthcare and foreign policy or promoting the Tea Party and America’s military... Even the father of his equally vapid co-host, Mika Brzezinski, labeled him as 'stunningly superficial' one morning... Joe Scarborough can make all the cowardly and factually inaccurate remarks he wants but Sarah Palin is out there every day fighting for free enterprise, liberty, our military, against Obamacare and a return to fiscal sanity."
Aaron Goldstein at The IC Blog:
"Methinks Rollins doth protest too much."
William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:
"The attack dogs are out, and they're not Democratic. They are Republicans who 'knew Reagan' and play the phony 'you're no Reagan' or 'how dare you compare yourself to Reagan' or 'how dare you put down Reagan,' or some variation on that theme, against Sarah Palin. The latest is Ed Rollins... who just happens to be Mike Huckabee's former campaign manager, doing his best impression of Joe Scarborough, Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan. Okay, so you knew Reagan. His greatness and class obviously didn't rub off on you."
John Hayward at Human Events:
"What Barbara Bush said about Sarah Palin is... out of touch. Palin’s Facebook page is brimming with substantial essays... The last thing the Republicans should do to compete in 2012 is trot out the latest tired old scion from their own political dynasties."
Mark J. Goluskin at Right View from the Left Coast:
"OK Joe Scarborough. I will 'man up' for you and tell you something about your latest tome against former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. What you accuse her of doing, 'tearing down' people is exactly what your column in Politico did... When people that claim to be on the conservative side spend more time dissing people on our side to prop up their own notions, then we do not win the battle of ideas. And Joe, you did that with this column. And what you have done is solidified those of us that think there is a battle between the Republican establishment and the regular people. The conservatives. You, sir, represent the establishment."
- JP

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