Joe Scarborough To Those Calling Jeb Bush A RINO: ‘Just Shut The Hell Up,’ You’re Not Future Of The GOP


On Tuesday, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough had a thing or two to say to those who would criticize former Florida governor Jeb Bush as being a “RINO” for recent comments he’s made about the GOP in general, and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in particular.

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“Let’s see,” mused Scarborough over his coffee (brewed by Starbucks, in case you were wondering.) “If i’m going on intrade and trying to figure out whether the future of the republican party belongs to Grover Norquist, who I know and like, or the Jeb Bushes of the world, I’m pretty confident Jeb wins.”

I will tell you: Jeb Bush’s Republican party is the party of the future. I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man, I am a mere servant of the “Jebular,” but Joe Scarborough’s Republican party is the future of the Republican party. You know, I’ve had people come up to me hysterically over the past couple of years, screaming and yelling. And I say put your hair out. I guarantee my way foward is the future, not yours. Your Republican party is in the past, my Republican party is the future. You know what we’re going to do? We’re going take care of long-term debt. We’re going to be responsible on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Our goal is going to be to have GDP 19% of how much we spend on government. We’re going to try to keep taxes as low as possible. But I’ll tell what you we’re not going to do, we’re not going to cut infrastructure for the next 50 years, we’re not going to cut R&D for the next 50 years, we’re not going to cut education for the next 50 years. We’re going to hold government accountable. We’re not going to let teachers unions to keep wrecking public classrooms. And Mika will tell you, we’ve been these speeches to the most conservative groups in America as well as the most liberal and they all agree.

You know, you can go online and act like a jackass and say what you want to say. And now everybody is calling Jeb Bush a RINO. Just shut the hell up.

You can stay in your mother’s basement, you can eat your Cheetos, you can type on your dinty laptop, that’s all you got. But you are not the future of the Republican party, so keep screaming at your walls downstairs, your day is done. Jeb did something very important that I wish Mitt Romney would have done couple of years ago when Glenn Beck was calling the President of the United States a racist and a bigot. Jeb is speaking out. I think other Republicans are starting to speak out. Mitt Romney doesn’t have the courage to speak out against this type of hatred, but our day is coming, Mike. Our day is coming. When that party reemerges, oh, my god. The following they will get from swing voters.

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