To you Baldrick the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people wasn’t it?
Rowan Atkinson Blackadder 2 1986
Remain Calm, all is well!
Keven Bacon Animal House 1978
It’s the week of te 4th of July and Joe & Mika have the week off so the panel today is Donnie Deutsch, Mike Barnicle, Jonathan Capeheart Mark Halperin and Alex Wagner..
As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’m a regular watcher of Morning Joe and being a full-blown conservative I’m pretty hard on Joe Scarborough and Mika, particularly Joe as are a lot of my fellow conservatives.
I tend to think however that he is VERY important because he is the one conduit that brings conservative thought to MSNBC viewers.
That truth is never more apparent than on the days he is not there such as today when the above mentioned panel talked about the Robert’s ruling and the effects on the election.
To the Morning Joe panel the only story was Romney had no plan, they were convinced that the lack of a solid Romney plan is the only issue and nobody is going to care about it in a few week. All during this harangue Mark Halperin sat there and quietly interjected the idea that this is going to have political consequences for the left.
It was as if I was watching the show two years ago, when until the Stewart Rally failed the message was all “the GOP needed to move to the left to win“. The lack of reality was so pronounced you even had Tim Kaine suggesting the purging of some of the Blue Dog Democrats would be a positive.
When Luke Russert came on set during the 6:30 half hour and bluntly said if the Republicans keep the house and win the Senate & White House, they WILL, not might, WILL repeal Obmaacare using reconciliation the entire group suddenly looked as if they were hit on the head, but only for a moment as they pivoted away from his opinion and Russert faded into the background.
What is going on? Well I see two possibilities which aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive:
1. The Obama White house understand that their only prayer is to keep the base believing so any suggestion that the Obamacare ruling is going to hurt badly in November can’t be expressed and the table is acting accordingly.
2. The people around the table are so insulated, and are so removed from the reality of the election they can’t conceive that the average voter or small business owner sees Obamacare in general and Obama in particular as a disaster.
If it propaganda or is it delusion, or is it just servicing that niche market that writes their checks? We will find out closer to election day when it becomes harder and harder to ignore reality as it approaches.
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