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Joe Scarborough To Akin: Think About ‘Destroying The Republican Majority’ When You ‘Do Your Little Commercial’

On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough directly took on Todd Akin over his remarks on “legitimate rape” and also praised Republicans — politicians and pundits alike — for coming out against Akin’s comments.

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“I thought the entire Republican establishment got suitably aggressive for once,” he said, before giving Akin some direct advice:

Congressman Akin, you’re in denial. You’re going to lose if you stay in the race. And, by the way, your loss could make the difference between a Supreme Court justice that could make all the difference in the issues you claim you care about and having a Barack Obama fifth appointee for majority. So you think about that today when you do your little commercial. And think about destroying the Republican majority. Good on ya.

Later, Scarborough said that his biggest complaint about the GOP is the party’s inability to “look inward,” and to stand up against members of its own party when thy say offensive comments (he name-checked Glenn Beck in particular). “Even Hannity,” he said in surprise, spoke up against Akin.

Have a look, courtesy of MSNBC:

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