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Scarborough to GOP: Punch ‘bullies,’ ‘cowards’ on talk radio in the face

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has a solution for the Republican Party’s electoral woes: take on conservative talk radio.

On Monday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Scarborough likened conservative talkers to schoolyard bullies and suggested Republicans “punch them in the face,” which is something Mitt Romney failed to do during his campaign, Scarborough said.

“What do you do to a schoolyard bully? You punch them in the face. You think any of these people on talk radio, if they’re punched in the face by a Republican nominee, you think they would push back?” Scarborough said. “No, they are cowards. They are bullies. Punch them in the face and they back off. Bullies do that. Mitt Romney, and we’ve said it nonstop, for two years, he would never stand up to these bullies. And so they framed his campaign, and he got his tail whipped … and we started saying this, Mika, in 2010 when Glenn Beck said the president was a racist who hates all white people. We said this is your Sister Souljah moment. And what did he do?”

The “Morning Joe” co-host continued by being very dismissive of voices on talk radio and said they were getting rich while the GOP suffered.

“Why don’t we keep following their pathway to a permanent minority, right?” Scarborough said. “Who are they to say anything about what the future of this party and of this movement is? They’re making tens of millions of dollars. They’re getting rich, and they’re not really hurting this country because they’re irrelevant. They can’t even nominate somebody in the Republican Party. But they are destroying the Republican Party every day.”

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