Morning Joe Looks At Romney Backlash From The Right: Right Isn’t ‘Angry’ At ‘The 47 Percent’
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took a look at the backlash Mitt Romney is facing from his “cohorts” on the right in the wake of comments he’d made to donors at a fundraising event in Florida.
In a Weekly Standard column, Bill Kristol writes that Romney’s remarks were “arrogant and stupid,” reminding the candidate that a “good chunk” of his supporters happen to come from the 47 percent he disparaged as “dependents” who view themselves as “victims.” Kristol also posed the following question in his column:
Has there been a presidential race in modern times featuring two candidates who have done so little over their lifetimes for our country, and who have so little substance to say about the future of our country?
Scarborough later criticized Romney for not knowing how to “speak like a conservative,” and shared that he agreed with the Wall Street Journal‘s assessment that conservatives aren’t angry at the “47 percent” and do not look at them as the problem, but rather realize that they are the victims of bad economic policy that results in people being too dependent on the government.
Brzezinski then noted Peggy Noonan‘s call for an intervention for Romney’s “incompetent” campaign.”
Watch, courtesy of MSNBC:
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