Joe Scarborough believes Islamic State terrorists will be intimidated by President Barack Obama’s golf game just minutes after his statement on beheaded journalist James Foley, perhaps thinking to themselves, “Wow, that’s one cold bastard.”
The “Morning Joe” host unveiled his alternative explanation to the “horrifying” images of Obama grinning ear-to-ear on the golf course right after a sober statement condemning the execution of an American journalist by Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq.
“I think there are probably one or two terrorists in ISIS — because this is how they make their money, right?” Scarborough said. “This is how al-Qaida funded their operations, by kidnapping Europeans and getting ransom money, right?”
“And so they are negotiating with Spock with a pitching wedge here,” he quipped, referencing the emotionless alien from Star Trek. “No, they really are. He is Spock. And I’m sure there may be one or two terrorists over in Syria looking at him going, ‘Wow, that’s one cold bastard.’”
“By the way, people might be watching going, ‘Are you criticizing the president or not?’” Scarborough continued. “I don’t know what I’m doing. I just know that this is how terrorists fund their organization. And if the president were in the White House wringing his hands and weeping and holding press conferences — but no, he’s out golfing!”
“I’m sure Barack Obama would say that if we can’t go golfing at an exclusive golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, then the terrorists have already won,” he asserted. “These are horrible, horrible optics domestically. But internationally, for terrorists, it’s basically like ‘screw you. We’re not going to live by your rules.’”