In one insulting swoop, Joe Scarborough managed this morning to impugn the intelligence of his viewers and of Republicans.
According to Scarborough: "I know a lot of people aren't really smart out there." As for Republicans, Scarborough said he felt sorry for them "because they should have paid more attention in school. They wouldn't be so easily confused by 140-character statements." All this was preface to his suggestion that President Obama accept the Republican proposal to fund such things as NIH, taking the issue of kids with cancer off the table. Ironic, given that earlier in the show, Scarborough said "if I were the President I wouldn't negotiate." View the video after the jump.
Watch Scarborough engage in his favorite pasttime: ripping Republicans.
ROBERT GIBBS: You could simply put a clean funding resolution at Republican spending levels on the floor right now. And I bet you think that would pass.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Oh, it would pass. There's no doubt about it.
GIBBS: So let's do that. How come that's not cooler heads prevail?
SCARBOROUGH: That's not happening today though.
GIBBS: Why is it not happening?
SCARBOROUGH: Because the Republicans. Because of Ted Cruz. You're not getting an argument from me on causation. You're just not. And I know there are a lot of people who aren't really smart out there that will see a five-second clip here and suggest that -- I'm not blaming the Republicans and I feel sorry for them because they really should have paid more attention in school and they wouldn't be so easily confused by 140-character statements. But in this case, Democrats have a chance to take care of those children with cancer that Democrats were talking about two days ago. They got a chance. I just think it shows flexibility and actually shows the President to be the bigger man in Washington.