Scarborough Brags of 95% Conservative Rating: But What Would He Get Today?

Bashing Ted Cruz on Morning Joe today, Joe Scarborough pre-emptively defended himself against charges that he is an "MSNBC liberal" by claming for himself a "95% ACU [American Conservative Union] rating."  

That might have been true 18 years ago when Scarborough was representing the conservative panhandle of Florida in Congress.  But what would Scarborough's conservative rating be today, given his liberal shift on gun control, immigration amnesty and other issues?  View the video after the jump.



Yes, Joe remains a conservative on economic issues. But for Scarborough to rely on a decades-old rating to portray himself today as the same conservative he was when he represented the Florida panhandle in Congress is a bad joke.

I'll be back with the transcript.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.