In disagreeing with Robinson’s claim that Pres. Barack Obama is being attacked exceptionally more by his detractors than past presidents, he said he turned on MSNBC prime time last night and “my head almost blew off.”
Robinson was discussing his recent Washington Post column, “The right-wing, blinded by its own hysteria.” He said of some Republicans like Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, “They’ve treated this as a way to kind of say to the American people, ‘you’re being victimized by this President, by the Democrats, by the Muslims. You’re the victim, and you’re under attack. You should be resentful and afraid.'”
And that’s when Joe Scarborough cut in:
Gene how is that any different, because I made the mistake of turning on this network in prime time last night and my head almost blew off, how is that any different from what Democrats did to George W. Bush from day one, from what Republicans, I will say this, did to Bill Clinton in 1992. I can read you the columns that were written before George Bush was sworn in by Washington Post columnists that you work with, talking about how George W. Bush has no legitimacy.
We’ll see what, if anything, comes from this.
Here’s the key exchange:
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