MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s penned an impassioned rebuke of Sarah Palin’s attempt to compare herself to a young Ronald Reagan and denigrate George H.W. Bush as a “blue blood”. Really Scarborough is attempting to elevate two of his favorite fellow GOPers.
Palin is not a stupid woman. But like the current president, she still does not know what she does not know. And she does know how to make millions of dollars, even if she embarrasses herself while doing it.
That reality hardly makes Palin unique, but this is one Republican who would prefer that the former half-term governor promote her reality shows and hawk her books without demeaning the reputations of Presidents Reagan and Bush. These great men dedicated their lives to public service and are too good to be fodder for her gaudy circus sideshow.
If Republicans want to embrace Palin as a cultural icon whose anti-intellectualism fulfills a base political need, then have at it. I suppose it’s cheaper than therapy.
But if the party of Ronald Reagan, Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio wants to return to the White House anytime soon, it’s time that Republican leaders started standing up and speaking the truth to Palin.
Scarborough is actually equating Obama and Palin’s intellectual rigor.
like the current president, she does not know what she does not know.
Scarborough’s peddling of Obama as arrogant and empty suit meme. He is equating perceived missteps that have arisen under Obama’s governance during two wars and the worst economic climate since the depression to the vapidness of Sarah Palin’s political side show as she appears on reality shows and retweets Jim DeMint’s nonsense.
The bait and switch occurs where the single term president, George H.W. Bush is replaced with Republicans Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio as party vanguards. Rubio and Ryan are Scarborough’s guys, standard bearers of his personal conservative vision. Look for Scarborough to uphold them as “common sense” “states rights” “small government” conservatives (whatever that means) from here on out. Scarborough is more about them than he is not about Sarah Palin.