MSNBC's Scarborough and Geist on IRS Scandal: 'This Is Tyranny'
As NewsBusters has been reporting all morning, the folks on MSNBC's Morning Joe almost unanimously came down on the Obama administration for using the Internal Revenue Service to intimidate its political opponents.
Putting an exclamation point on the outrage late in Monday's program were co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist who shockingly agreed, "This is tyranny" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
WILLIE GEIST: One other point to make: there's been many overblown claims of tyranny and abuse of power from the government over the last two years. We’ve heard those, when it comes to, “We’re coming for your guns.” That kind of thing. This is tyranny.
JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: This is.
GEIST: If this is the government, a nonpartisan agency coming after specific groups, this time it's real. That’s tyranny.
SCARBOROUGH: I can’t, I’ll just be honest with you, I can’t imagine much, Mark Halperin, worse than this.