Joe Scarborough Smacks Down Mika Brzezinski: 'Stop the Apologizing' for Obama!

As NewsBusters previously reported, the gang on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday got into a serious discussion about whether or not Barack Obama actually likes his current job.

In the middle of this exchange, when Mika Brzezinski - who appeared uncomfortable with all the criticism of her beloved president - started defending him, co-host Joe Scarborough smacked her down saying, "Stop the apologizing" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

MIKE BARNICLE: It appears off of what Tina said, you just said, it appears that you could make a case that Barack Obama doesn't like politics.

TINA BROWN: Right. I absolutely feel that.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: I don’t think he does.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well who would today? I mean, I think it's great that you all say he doesn’t like the job.

SCARBOROUGH: Oh come on.

BRZEZINSKI: Who would like…

SCARBOROUGH: If you don't like medicine, don't be a doctor. If you don't like politics, don't put yourself out there to run the free world, Mika.

BRZEZINSKI: You know what? Politics today needs to be changed.

SCARBOROUGH: No, no, no, no. Stop the apologizing!

BRZEZINSKI: I'm not apologizing.

SCARBOROUGH: You're apologizing. [Sarcastically imitates Mika's voice] Who would like politics today? You know what?

BRZEZINSKI: Who would? Why don’t you answer that question.

SCARBOROUGH: He is running the free world. He better know a lot of people love politics. Bill Clinton loved politics. FDR loved politics. Ronald Reagan loved politics. Great leaders love what they do.


It seems Brzezinski might be one of the last people on the planet other than Michele, Malia, and Sasha that will ever be able to admit that Barack Obama just isn't cut out for this job.

Without question, Scarborough, Barnicle, and Brown were 100 percent right. To be good at anything, you have to like it.

As Scarborough said, Clinton and Reagan loved being president, and that's why they were so good at it irrespective of their ideological differences.

By contrast, Obama since his defeat in last year's midterms has behaved like a spoiled brat who didn't get what he wanted for Christmas, and continues to look less and less pleased with his role as America's chief executive.

Maybe it's time he and all his supporters - especially those in the media like Brzezinski! - started realizing this.

Readers are encouraged to review the entire exchange concerning this matter.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.