SC Election Day: Mika Tries To Stop Scarborough From Mentioning Dem's Anti-Haley Slur

On Election Day in South Carolina, as Republican Mark Sanford seeks to regain his old congressional seat, Mika Brzezinski did her best to stop Joe Scarborough from mentioning an ugly slur that the Chairman of the state's Democratic party had made against Republican Governor Nikki Haley.

Former South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian was caught in controversy this week as he pledged to send Haley—daughter of Indian immigrants—"back to wherever the hell she came from.” According to the Morning Joe panel, Harpootlian has apologized for that remark.  But Harpootlian has never apologized for his 2012 remark, comparing Haley with Adolf Hitler's mistress Eva Braun.  When Scarborough began to cite that slur, Mika sought to silence him. Brzezinski actually resorted to the schoolkid technique of repeating "bah, bah, bah, bah" in order to drown Scarborough out, adding "we don't need to repeat it." View the video after the jump.   



Hey, it's Election Day, and Mika doesn't want to allow anything that might hurt Dem Elizabeth Colbert Busch's chances of defeating Sanford. 

 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: And speaking of South Carolina really quickly. You guys talked about that clown that runs the Democratic party down there, right?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Yes, we did. For quite some time. Former clown.

SCARBOROUGH: Did he step down?

MIKE BARNICLE: No, apologized; he fully apologized.

BRZEZINKSI: He stepped down.

BARNICLE:  He's stepping down. He is stepping down.

SCARBOROUGH: But he fully apologized? Because he wasn't going to apologize.

BARNICLE: He apologized.

SCARBOROUGH: He called Nikki Haley Hitler's --

BRZEZINSKI: Oh bah, bah bah, bah.

SCARBOROUGH: -- mistress first.

BRZEZINSKI: We don't need to repeat it.

SCARBOROUGH: I'm wondering why it took so long.

BRZEZINSKI: Because he's not very quick.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.