Gingrich ‘a delusional loser’ says ‘Morning Joe’ co-host Mike Barnicle

Remember earlier this year when civil discourse was en vogue in the wake of Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting in Tucson? That theme has eroded somewhat over the past several months.

On Thursday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Mika Brzezinski asked her co-host Mike Barnicle if former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s run would “reignite hope” for the Republican Party.  And that led Barnicle, the once-accused plagiarist who resigned his position at the Boston Globe in the wake of those charges, to go off a diatribe about the former House Speaker.

“Well, they better hope not,” Barnicle said. “He is a delusional loser with an intellectual chip on his shoulder. That might be his biggest handicap in terms of the public. He has this habit, this way of prattling on about all of the ideas, all of the new ideas that he comes up with for our political system. And it’s because probably he went to like East Overshoe College or something and wants to prove that he’s smarter than anybody from the Northeast – from Harvard. He is just ridiculous. This is ridiculous. His candidacy is a joke.”


  • tonyukiah

    another hard hitting un-biased journalistic endeavor from the crew at Morning Joe. It is no wonder they do so well in the ratings. Just another group from that joke of a network. Owned and operated by GE (government electric) and the Obama white house. What a total joke.

  • gadsdengurl

    And Barnicle would be… CORRECT!

  • votersofny

    Barnicle? Who the eff is this hypocrite? Didn’t he get fired for plagerism and making up stories when he was a columnist?

    I agree that Gingrich is a moron for thinking that all his scandals aren’t going to be plastered all over the media. This guy is dumber than sand if he thinks people want him for president.

  • edwardo

    This guy is a disillusion journalist: he plagiarizes any idea he ever had, I wish they had new ideas, rather than just demonrat ranting! Morning Joe and cast is a joke of the airways. They are all over paid, including the stupid blond who cannot figure out, she has no experience, and no personality, just another kiss axx Obamaphile.

  • erick1740

    The delusional loser is at present in the white house. Not for much longer, one and done.

  • borntoraisehogs

    Who did he steal that from?

  • oldguy5

    WOW, I’m scared now. Liberals think that anyone running against ODUMBO is dillusional. Maybe they should take a look in the mirror.

    My vote will go to ANYONE running against ODUMBO – anyone. If thats Newt, he will get my vote. ODUMBO and his boyz have done enough damage.