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Gauche Scarborough: 'Shape-Shifter' Kissinger vs. Resolute Brzezinski

November 30th, 2023 4:23 PM

On Morning Joe, on the occasion of the death of Henry Kissinger, Joe Scarborough makes an invidious comparison between Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski, the late father of Scarborough's wife and co-host Mika Brzezinski. Scarborough described Kissinger as a "shape-shifter" who retained influence for 50 years after leaving the White House because he was good at "ingratiating" himself with…

Did Mika Brzezinski's Dad Collude with the Russians?

April 27th, 2019 9:28 PM
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have a dramatic double standard when it comes to campaign advisers visiting with Russians before they move into the White House. Former Soviet diplomat Anatoly Dobrynin had some stories about meeting with Mika's father, Zbignew Brzezinski, before Jimmy Carter was elected president. 

Morning Joe Reveals: Zbigniew Brzezinski Voted for George H.W.

December 3rd, 2018 7:27 AM
On Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough reveals, and Mika Brzezinski confirms, that Mika's father, the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, voted for George H.W. Bush And that was the one and only time Brzezinski voted for a Republican presidential candidate. Scarborough explains that what inspired Zbig was the kind of leadership and discipline that H.W. demonstrated in…

Zbigniew Dismisses Bibi Criticism of Iran Deal: 'Not a Serious Person'

July 15th, 2015 9:16 AM
Zbigniew Brzezinki is the man who infamously advised President Obama to shoot down Israeli warplanes should they attempt to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. So when David Ignatius asked him on today's Morning Joe what he thought of Bibi Netanyahu's condemnation of the Iran deal, Zbigniew knew he was being teed up to unload on the Israeli PM. By Zbigniew's vituperative standards, his response was…

Radical Islam: Zbigniew Brzezinski Advocates Appeasement

January 9th, 2015 8:27 AM
Zbigniew Brzezinski, the man who advised President Obama to shoot down Israeli planes, now argues for the appeasement of radical Islam. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser criticized some of the satire directed at Islam as "unnecessarily nasty" and "extraordinarily provocative."  He said that it was very important "to avoid becoming the number one…

Zbigniew Blames 'Disgustingly Destructive' Netanyahu

July 22nd, 2014 9:48 AM
The man who suggested that the US shoot down Israeli airplanes is at it again.  Surveying the Israeli/Hamas conflict, Zbigniew Brzezinski couldn't summon up one word of condemnation for Hamas' intentional targeting of Israeli civilians with thousands of rockets and mortars. Instead, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser had harsh words for only one person: Benjamin Netanyahu. Appearing on…

Zbigniew Zings Obama's Weakness On Ukraine: 'Can't Win Military Confli

April 15th, 2014 8:47 AM
Q. How do you know when Barack Obama has set a dubious new record for presidential weakness?  A. When Jimmy Carter's former top adviser mocks his anemic response to an international crisis. On today's Morning Joe, Zbigniew Brzezinski argued that the US needs to discuss with Ukraine the provision of defensive weapons in the face of the Russian threat.  He then mockingly observed: "the…

Zbigniew Brzezinski: 'Accommodating' Iranians Willing To Abandon Nucle

November 22nd, 2013 9:39 AM
Sure, he was careful to couch it.  But the bottom line is that Zbigniew Brzezinski believes that Iran is willing to abandon its goal of acquiring nuclear weapons. Jimmy Carter's former national security adviser offered that opinion in response to questioning by former RNC Chairman Michael Steele on today's Morning Joe.  Brzezinski also claimed that the recent round of negotiations have been…

Another Day, Another All-Liberal Lineup at Morning Joe

April 9th, 2013 11:42 AM
On a day largely devoted to remembering Margaret Thatcher, one of the 20th century's greatest conservatives, would it really have been too much for Morning Joe to have had on at least one conservative guest to discuss her legacy?  Apparently, yes. Morning Joe's lineup of political guests today leaned 100% left: Jon Meacham, Al Hunt, Cokie Roberts, Sen. Tim Kaine, former Obama aides Robert…

Zbigniew Brzezinski: 'I Literally Feel Embarrassed as an American' by

February 25th, 2012 2:26 PM
Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski had some harsh words for the Republican presidential candidates this weekend. During an interview to be aired on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS Sunday, Brzezinski said, "I must say I literally feel embarrassed as an American when I see those people orate" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Carter Advisor: Lists of Rich People Should be Published to Force Mone

October 17th, 2011 11:20 AM
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street protests, former Jimmy Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski said Monday that lists of citizens "who make largely through speculation enormous amounts of money" should be created and made public in order to "pressure some of those people to give some of it back, back to society." "I think public disclosure by the mass media could go a long…

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Obama The New Mr. 'Malaise

July 16th, 2010 8:35 AM
Can you hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth emanating from 1600 Pennslyvania Avenue?  It's Pres. Obama & Co. reacting to Zbigniew Brzezinki pinning on Barack Obama the word that doomed Jimmy Carter: "malaise."On Morning Joe, Carter's former national security adviser said there "is a sense of pervasive malaise" in America. What's worse, suggested Zbig, Pres. Obama hasn't been able to…

Zbig Brzezinski's Brainstorm: Invite Iran To Kibitz On Afghanistan

June 24th, 2010 9:16 AM
Great idea.  While we're at it, let's invite al Qaeda to a conference on Israel's future . . . On Morning Joe today, Zbigniew Brzezinski recommended that the US organize an "international conference" on Afghanistan's future—and invite Iran to participate. The former Carter National Security Advisor didn't say what positive contributions he might expect from a country working in defiance of…

Zbig Brzezinski to Scarborough: 'So Stunningly Superficial, It's Almos

December 30th, 2008 9:17 AM
Could this be the most unvarnished insult to someone's intelligence in the recent annals of major network television?  Here was Zbigniew Brzezinski, speaking to Joe Scarborough on today's "Morning Joe." [H/t reader Melody.]You know, you have such a stunningly superficial knowledge of what went on that it's almost embarrassing to listen to you.It was Scarborough's exposition of the widely accepted…