David Shuster, appearing on Morning Joe on MSNBC, decided to continue on with Chris Matthews insane diatribe from his visit to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Matthews was comparing different GOP presidential candidates to rivaling tribal factions in Iraq. He said that Huckabee and Thompson are like "the fanatics, the Shia wing", while Rudy Giuliani and John McCain are "the more moderate Sunnis", with Romney as "the Kurd". Ridiculous on its own already, especially the "moderate" McCain and (huge laugh) Rudy Guiliani part, Shuster decides to go one better. He blurts out, "I think it's a great analogy, I mean Ron Paul is the Al Qaeda wing of the Republican party". This smug asshole just grins while saying this and you can see a very uneasy Joe Scarborough immediately after the comment. Check it out.
If this kind of shit pisses you off as much as me, regardless of which candidate it is, then email MSNBC. I did. Here's what I sent em'.
I am completely sickened by the comments of David Shuster on your show about Ron Paul being the "Al Qaeda wing of the Republican Party". This is beyond low and completely uncalled for. This is the kind of crap that gets people canceled. You not only need to apologize to Ron Paul but to all of America for cheapening the politics even more than some of these horrible candidates already do by themselves. This is why people are leaving television "news" for the internet. I liked a lot of what you had to say, Joe, but now just can't even stomach to watch even a clip of your show on You Tube. Sad, really.
Ron Paul is a class act,and that's pretty obvious. Its funny how he chose to compare the peace candidate to a terrorist organization. I guess "War IS Peace", "Freedom IS Slavery", "up IS down" and "Black IS White". Matthews, by the way, sounds like he needs a vacation. He's completely lost it. First, the whole "Life is a campaign" thing, and now this? Whether you like Paul's positions or not, he does not deserve this kind of treatment.
...and you guys know it.
If there's any of the "good" Joe Scarborough left in you, then I'd hope you'd get mad about this too and do something about it. I know I'd be ticked off is somebody tried to soil my show and my name with this kind of obvious transparent hackery.
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