Scarborough Drops Truth Bomb On Dems: Your ‘Political Landscape Looks Grim’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough just dropped a truth bomb on Democrats in an op-ed that said their future “looks grim.”

In a piece for the Washington Post Thursday, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” disagreed with liberals who think that 2016 was just a fluke and are still blaming their loss on FBI director James Comey and the Russians. (RELATED: ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Defend Trump Relationship: ‘No One Has Been Tougher’)

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: Host Joe Scarborough speaks onstage during the 'Morning Joe' panel during the NBCUniversal portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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“Progressive road rage is getting in the way of Democratic leaders pulling themselves out of the ditch,” Scarborough wrote. “Despite six years of historic political setbacks, there is little self-reflection from a party that seemed to be on the verge of becoming a permanent majority just eight years ago.” (RELATED: MSNBC’s Scarborough Pushes Back On CNN Report That He Met With Trump Last Week)

“Democratic prospects in the Age of Trump are better than those faced by [former President Franklin] Roosevelt’s GOP opposition, but just give the blue side of the aisle time,” he added. “With the 2018 Senate map stacked dramatically in the Republicans’ favor, and with Democrats unwilling to take a realistic look at their dismal plight, Roosevelt’s party could soon find itself in an overwhelming disadvantage.”

“So the political landscape looks grim for the party of Obama and Roosevelt,” he continued. “Its path back to the majority can’t be drawn up by a former Republican congressman. But I do know this: The Democratic Party’s demise will continue until it stops blaming others for its collapse, and instead looks inward at a party that not so long ago defined hope and change.”

“Clinton insiders have pinned their loss on James Comey, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Fox News, the electoral college and an assortment of other factors. And while all of those played a role in Hillary Clinton’s defeat, explaining her party’s nationwide collapse will prove more difficult. The truth is that Democrats have lost middle America.”