Scarborough On Obama Tax Cut Compromise: ‘George Bush Has Won’
I have literally hated Joe Scarborough on the Bush Tax Cuts issue because for one he assumes extending tax cuts cost us money and two, he’s Joe Scarborough and is only likable half of the time anyway.
Today, however, it seems he really enjoyed butchering the Democrats on the issue and the fact that all the Bush cuts are going to be extended (most likely anyway). As Scarborough put it, ’George Bush has won.’
The Morning Joe host repeatedly made the point that whereas Dems continue to control the White House and massive congressional majorities, they now are looking at the Bush tax cuts, which for years they vilified, as their last best hope. When it comes to Republican and Dem support for the tax cut deal, Joe—concerned about the $1 trillion being added to the deficit—has been in pox-on-both-their-houses mode. He seems to side with opponents of the bill including Jim DeMint, Rand Paul… and even Bernie Sanders.
But Scarborough took particular delight today in skewering the Dems. As he put it, they are still in charge, and thus “own” the bill. Summed up Scarborough: “George Bush has won.”