On Friday's Morning Joe, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was smearing "his" party with aggression. He mocked Mitt Romney for mutilating himself (rhetorically) -- "He is a cutter, a political cutter" -- and then smart-mouthed a poll result showing the GOP losing by 25 to Obama among women: "I guess that idea of chaining women to a radiator in the kitchen, that the Republicans wanted to put on platform, not going over."
"They should have polled it first," counter-quipped cooperative co-host Willie Geist.
MRC's Josh St. Louis picked this up when they were discussing when the conservative contenders were going to get out and let Romney sail to the nomination:
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: But they do get a slice of the Republican base, that Romney can’t get?
JOE SCARBOROUGH: But, but, but too often Romney slices himself with
these statements day in and day out.
BRZEZINSKI: Well l know–believe me
MARK HALPERIN: He should be looking better running against–
SCARBOROUGH: He is a cutter. A political cutter–
BRZEZINSKI: That’s so stupid.
SCARBOROUGH: No, I mean it’s sad. It's sad when politicians do that.
BRZEZINSKI: Don't say that. That's ridiculous.
SCARBOROUGH: What are you talking about? Willie, you know what I’m talking about, right? He cuts himself when he – I don’t know why.
WILLIE GEIST: I do know what you’re talking about. Terrible problem.
BRZEZINSKI: Okay, but we’re looking now at a double endorsement here for a second time around..
GEIST: But just quickly, Mika, you asked what the problem is. If you look inside these numbers, President Obama leads Mitt Romney among
women by 25 points. So it goes back to that conversation we've been having for a couple of months about the impact of this Republican
conversation on female voters -- 25 points.
SCARBOROUGH: It’s that bad? Really? I guess that idea of chaining women to a radiator in the kitchen, that the Republicans wanted to put
on platform, not going over.
GEIST: They should have polled it first.
BRZEZINSKI: That's a funny way of putting it in.
SCARBOROUGH: They should have put Frank Luntz in the kitchen and poll-tested it. What?
BRZEZINSKI: Can I go on to the endorsements?
SCARBOROUGH: I’m just kind of wondering why the Republicans and my party is doing what it's doing right now. And people are defending it.