Morning Joe Claims Buttigieg 'Mainstreams' Democrats, Ignores Hard-Left Positions

NewsBusters | 5/20/2019 | Staff
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Has the liberal media ever met a Democrat it couldn't characterize as a centrist? Take Barack Obama. He had the most liberal voting record in the Senate. But that didn't stop Politico, for example, from in 2008 publishing "Obama’s steady centrism."

That same kind of false advertising was on display on today's Morning Joe regarding Pete Buttigieg. The panel was gaga over Buttigieg's town hall performance of last night on Fox News, leading Joe Scarborough to declare:

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"This guy is going to play an important role in the mainstreaming of the Democratic Party for many years to come. And believe you me, that is exactly what he does, regardless of ideology, Mayor Pete mainstreams [the] Democratic Party."

Wait a second: mainstream "regardless of ideology?" Yup—that is exactly what Morning Joe did: it totally disregarded Buttigieg's policy positions. Not one of his agenda items was mentioned. Because to consider them would be to admit that the only "mainstream" Buttigieg's in is that of the left-wing of the Democratic party. Among Mayor Pete's positions:

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Note: Scarborough also hilariously tried to associate himself with Buttigieg's comment that he doesn't care about Trump's tweets. Joe said that people ask how he and Mika "do it" regarding Trump's "bleeding badly from a facelift, Psycho Joe" tweets. Claimed Scarborough: "we don't care." Sure. Right. That's why you just mentioned it again. And it's fair to surmise that those tweets were important factors in converting Morning Joe into a non-stop stream of Trump-hate. Joe even contradicted himself, admitting that in contrast with Buttigieg, he and Mika do get angry at Trump "from time to time." Correct -- if 24/7 qualifies as a "time."

Here's the transcript.

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PETE BUTTIGIEG: If it’s hard to figure out what’s going on right now, it’s because we are living on one of those bland pages in between chapters...
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