Morning Joe and MSNBC almost had a moment of self-awareness. Almost.
Yesterday, Mark Finkelstein reported for Newsbusters.org that…
The morning after a huge electoral loss by the left, be it here or abroad, conservatives enjoy tuning into liberal networks to savor the collective weeping, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments.
But in the wake of Labour/Jeremy Corbyn’s absolute demolition in Thursday’s UK elections, Morning Joe, rather than donning sackcloth and ashes, offered something unexpected: a dose of hard reality for Democrats.
NBC reporter Keir Simmons said:
“I’ve got to say, watching this, many Democrats should be scared to death because what you saw here was a populist leader taking those left — people who have been committed to the left for decades, and bringing them on board with him and now will be able to push through Brexit.”
And Joe Scarborough then approvingly cited Andrew Sullivan, who tweeted:
“One lesson from UK: if Democrats don’t stop hard-left slide, they’ll suffer same fate as Labour. If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they’re toast. Ditto the wokeness. Left Twitter is not reality.”
Of course, Morning Joe’s reaction should not be taken by any means as joy at the news of Boris Johnson’s smashing victory for Conservatives. Rather, it should be seen as the liberal media trying to learn the lessons from the UK election so that their beloved Democrats don’t repeat Labour’s mistakes.
Note: this isn’t the first time Simmons has strayed from the liberal script. As our Bill D’Agostino noted, Simmons disappointed Trump-hating Nicolle Wallace by refusing to trash the president’s North Korean summit.
Here’s the transcript.
6:25 am ET
KEIR SIMMONS: It is a completely changed landscape. What you’ve seen is working-class British people in those former industrial areas of the Midlands and the north of England turning away from the Labour party, from the left. And I heard what Katty Kay had to say earlier, all of the caveats, you have to be careful about lessons for the Democrats in the US.
But I’ve got to say, watching this, many Democrats should be scared to death because what you saw here was a populist leader taking those left — those people who have been committed to the left for decades and bringing them on board with him and now will be able to push through Brexit. And another interesting point on that. What you saw with the Labour party, Joe, was a kind of young Twittersphere, believing that they had momentum, believing that they could push Boris Johnson out of office. And one left-wing commentator this morning saying let us never forget that Twitter does not represent the country. So I think, there are lessons for Democrats from what’s happened here. And you’ve got to remember, back in 2016, Britain voted for Brexit and some months later a populist leader named Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Andrew Sullivan also saying, Democrats have to get real really quickly or else they’re going to re-elect Donald Trump. He said: “One lesson from the UK, if Democrats don’t stop their hard-left slide, they’ll suffer the same fate as Labour. If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they are toast. Ditto the wokeness. Left Twitter is not reality.
WILLIE GEIST: Yeah, Twitter is not real life.
Gee, DiNozzo. Ya think?
I find it funny that the geniuses at “Morning Joe”, who have had as big a part of pushing the Democratic Party to the Fat Left as anyone with their hateful Rhetoric and Democratic Socialist Propaganda, are now attempting to lasso the monster which they have helped to create.
Evidently, Joe and Willie, like the rest of the Democratic Party lackeys whom we refer to as the Main Stream Media, learned nothing from the Presidential Campaign and Election of 2016.
If you will recall, the MSM spent hours upon hours, days upon days attempting to drag Hillary Clinton’s Far Left cantankerous old as…err…self across the finish line.
In fact, they were so certain that Hillary’s victory the evening of November 8, 2016 was a fait accompli, that the look on the faces of the anchors and pundits on Joe’s own network, MSNBC, and the other Liberal News Channels was one of utter shock and disbelief when the returns started pouring in and states that were supposedly in Hillary’s back pocket went to Trump.
My bride and I stayed up and laughed out loud.
But, I digress…
All of these Cable News “Political Pundits”, including Joe Scarborough, still have no clue as to why they lost, even with Joe finally admitting that the Democrats have moved too far Left.
Nor do they understand whom it was that elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America and continue to stand by him today with no hesitation.
Hey, Joe…let me explain a little concept I like to call “reality”…
Here’s a clue: It’s not found on Twitter, where Far Left Trolls and Bots run rampant.
Between the states that butt up against the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there is a massive area of land where average Americans live in major cities, suburbs, and small towns, known as the “Heartland of America”.
We average Americans live our lives quite differently than you guys in the areas of the Northeast known as the Beltway and the Big Apple and the area on the other side of the nation known as the Left Coast.
We were brought up to believe in a system of Traditional American Faith and Values and in morality and ethics.
We were taught to stand up and place our hands over our hearts during our National Anthem.
We were taught to respect others by using phrases which are probably foreign to you such as “yes, sir” and “no, ma’am” and “please” and “thank you”.
We were also raised to be proud of America and what she stands for and to honor those who protect us at home and abroad while sacrificing their lives in her defense.
We are a Constitutional Republic created by Founders who pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” in order to fight a war which freed us from tyranny and which created a country that would not be governed by mob rule.
So, Joe…as you asked back in July of 2018, “who the Hell” are we?
We are the people whom you and your co-members of the Democratic Party forgot about in your zeal to bow to special interest groups and to take this nation on a path which it was never meant to go on….one of “Democratic Socialism”, i.e. “Marxism”.
We are average Americans and WE, not the Russians, elected Donald J Trump the President of the United States of America.
And, we will continue to stand by him as long as he continues to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
He’s doing fine so far.
Your Party’s second attempt to drive him out of the White House and to nullify our votes from the 2016 Presidential Election is about to epically fail in the Senate…if it gets out of the House.
Advising your fellow Democrats to turn “Moderate” Will not do any good at this point.
Average Americans already know who and what they are.
Now, we’re just waiting for Durham and Barr to start handing down indictments.
Will you “broadcast journalists” be covering THAT live on MSNBC?
I doubt it.
Until He Comes,