Scarborough Marks for NewsBusters the Moment Carville Talked of Harry Reid Clubbing Republicans to Death

On Monday's Morning Joe, any notion of civil discourse was banished by welcoming James Carville to the set. Joe Scarborough was moved to declare "To our friends at NewsBusters, let's see, it is 7:14 when we talked about clubbing Republicans to death." Co-host Mika Brzezinski helpfully added "7:14:41."

After some needling from William Kristol about Obama's lack of political skills in dividing Republicans during the shutdown, Carville seemed to want to say Harry Reid (metaphorically) clubbed the opposition to death like baby harp seals. [See video after jump. MP3 audio here.]

See relevant transcript below.


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Morning Joe

November 11, 2013

KRISTOL: You don't think he could have split the Republicans, James, he could have handled that --

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No!

KRISTOL: -- with more deftness?

CARVILLE: I think the best thing they did was let Harry Reid club 'em -- like, like, like -- to death, and let Mitch McConnell walk in and say "Okay, man, you know, we can't do this anymore." It's the only way he could have done that. It couldn't have been done any other way.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis