Scarborough Bashes Tea Partiers as 'RINOs'
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough parroted a talking point used by Bill Maher to slam conservatives on Tuesday, calling Tea Partiers "RINOs" (Republicans In Name Only) who cannot be "reasoned with."
After using the quote of a local Tea Party member in Kentucky that compared moderate Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Scarborough went off, saying, "Those people can’t be reasoned with."
"They are RINOs," he continued. "They don’t understand what it means to be a Republican, they don’t understand what it means to be a conservative. They don’t understand what it’s like to win elections. They don’t get it.”
Scarborough's remarks echo talking points from former CBS News insider Bernie Goldberg and the subject of a blog post by Bill Maher.