Scarborough: GOP's Obamacare 'Freak Show' Has to End

Wednesday, 07 Aug 2013 11:10 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

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Talk-show host Joe Scarborough Wednesday called out conservative members of the Republican Party who want to defund Obamacare, blaming them for continued GOP election losses.

"This freak show has to end," Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

"You are too stupid to be a member of our party. How much more blood do you want to take from the conservative movement, from the Republican Party? How much more damage do you want to cause?" Scarborough asked.

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Efforts to defund the health care bill, which could threaten a government shutdown, have been spearheaded by Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and other tea party-backed lawmakers in both houses of Congress.

Scarborough described right-wing efforts as a "spectacle" and a "side show," saying, "it is never going to have the desired effect."

Repeating the word "stupid" multiple times, Scarborough said a threatened shutdown could have disastrous effects for the GOP.

"When do you realize that your stupidity is getting in the way of conservatives winning national elections? Do you want to keep losing? You have lost the popular vote five out of six times in presidential races.

"Do you really want Hillary Clinton to be the next president for the next eight years? Are you really that stupid? Are you really that dumb? Are you really in that much need of being angry and resentful that you just stop caring about winning elections?

"If so, you are not a Republican," Scarborough said. "You are not a conservative. You're a nihilist and you have no place in our party. Take your stupid act somewhere else, because I, for one, am tired of losing and having stupid people like you defining my party."

Calling the Republican infighting "the best thing that can happen for the Democrats," Scarborough praised moderate Republicans such as Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn and North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, who are resisting efforts to defund the healthcare-reform law.

"This shutdown show budding on the Senate side is causing real problems with the most conservative members of our representatives, who know Harry Reid is not going to let it defund."

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