On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough attacked CPAC by trashing what he saw as false populism. He repeatedly ripped President Trump, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Tom Cotton for criticizing elitism while being elitist Ivy League alums themselves.
Scarborough also repeatedly mentioning that he hadn’t gone to an Ivy school. Boasting of his matriculation at the University of Alabama, he worked in several “Roll Tides.”
But Scarborough got in some snobbery of his own, twice letting it be known that he’s had Ivy Leaguers working for him since he was “23, 24.” So who’s the elitist now? He’s also sitting next to his wife, who graduated from fancy-pantsy Williams College in Massachusetts. They like to summer in Nantucket, where Mika told the local magazine Joe has been “bringing his family….for fifteen years.” But hey, Joe’s had some moments of MAGA rebellion there, like sitting around maskless with Mike Barnicle last summer. Roll tide.
Note: Scarborough somehow failed to mention that that great anti-elitist, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was a Harvard man, as was another member of the Democrat pantheon: JFK. In more recent times, there’s that great man of the people, John “Can I Get Me a Hunting License Here” Kerry, a proud Yale graduate. Not to mention Hillary “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” Clinton, a Yale law alum.
Bonus Coverage: When Cuomo Loses Kasie
On her Way Too Early show that precedes Morning Joe, Kasie Hunt took a real shot at Andrew Cuomo, indicating that, when it comes to the sexual harassment claims that have been made against him, Democrats must hold him to the same standard to which they held Republicans like Brett Kavanaugh. Video at tweet.
“The reality is that when it was Republicans who were accused of these things, the mantra was: believe women. And that consistency is incredibly important.”.”
Here’s the transcript of the Morning Joe segment.
6:00 am ET
TED CRUZ [at CPAC]: As we stand together: defend liberty, defend the Constitution, defend the Bill of Rights of every American. In the immortal words of William Wallace: freedom!!
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: [as Joe Scarborough laughs] Oh my gosh! What was that? We watched CPAC so you don’t have to?
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You know, they obviously didn’t have acting school at Harvard, or at Princeton for Ted Cruz.
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Let’s see: you had Ted Cruz, Mr. Anti-Elitist, who went to Princeton and Harvard. And then you had Josh Hawley, Mr. Anti-Elitist, who went to Princeton–who went to Yale–and then Stanford. And then you had Tom Cotton — Tom Cotton, a Harvard boy. And then you have Donald Trump: he went to an Ivy League school [University of Pennsylvania.]
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I went to the University of Alabama: Roll Tide. I went to the University of Florida: Go Gators. So I don’t know this, but I’ve heard that Ivy League people can really be elitists, and look down their noses at the end of, at working-class people, middle-class people. I mean, I don’t know because I didn’t go there.
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From a young age, Ivy League people, they’ve all worked for me. They’re pretty good workers. Roll Tide.
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So, they’re all Ivy League boys. They’re all, they’re these Ivy League types. I understand Ivy League, you get into Ivy League I guess: I don’t understand it, because I went to Alabama, Roll Tide. But I guess you go to Ivy League, you start thinking you’re smarter than everybody else and everybody else is dumb.
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You’re all Ivy League brats!
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I went to Alabama and I’m proud of it. I love Ivy League schools cause, you know, like I said before, I’ve had people at Ivy League schools, they’re pretty good workers. They’ve been working for me since I was 23, 24.