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Offline happyg

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Sources close to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough think he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016.

Last week, Scarborough was all smiles — even letting out a laugh — on “Morning Joe” when Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on the air that Scarborough could represent the “Jon Huntsman lane” in a 2016 GOP primary. (RELATED: Kristol to Scarborough: You’ll run in 2016 to ‘fill the Jon Huntsman lane’)

But behind the scenes, those who know Scarborough are not laughing.

It’s widely believed at MSNBC — including among network brass — that Scarborough is actively mulling a presidential bid, sources said.

Meanwhile, some of Scarborough’s guests are beginning to talk him up as a possible candidate. Mark McKinnon — the former adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain who co-founded the group No Labels and appears on Morning Joe regularly — said he has talked about the prospect of a White House campaign with Scarborough “ever since we first met years ago, but always in the abstract.”

“On paper, he’s a great candidate,” McKinnon told The Daily Caller. “He has the kind of confidence, ideas and media savvy required to make it on the big stage. And he’d be a lot of fun to watch because he wouldn’t be afraid to mix it up with anybody on any topic. I think it would be highly entertaining and good for the party.”

Added McKinnon: “I think Joe looks at the potential field and thinks, ‘I could compete.’ And I think there are potential donors and supporters who think the same thing.”

Another Scarborough friend — a Republican who has appeared as a guest on Morning Joe many times — said the notion of a 2016 campaign is no joke: “I definitely wouldn’t fall in the laughing category.”

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sigh

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I've heard, but don't know the details, that it's financially lucrative to run for president, even if you don't have an ice cube's chance.

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This is as much of a joke as Trump running.


What would people say if Rudy ran for POTUS 2016?

Or Jon Voight?
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Scarborough is studying the careers of Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and thinks he may have discovered how to get a promotion and raise from the dregs of MSNBC:

Become a perpetual possible "candidate"

The term "low information" has origins,  with people unable to realize the boundaries of politics and entertainment.

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This could possibly disrupt ralph naders plans

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The word "delusional" comes to mind ...
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we're a hop and a skip away from President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, aren't we?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd32mevlLNE" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd32mevlLNE</a>
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

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we're a hop and a skip away from President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, aren't we?

Idiocracy is disturbingly prophetic.

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we're a hop and a skip away from President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, aren't we?


Should be required viewing.  Some would get it.  Hopefully enough to make a difference.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Should be required viewing.  Some would get it.  Hopefully enough to make a difference.


If you have a few minutes, this is the story that the movie was (loosely) based on.

http://mysite.du.edu/~treddell/3780/Kornbluth_The-Marching-Morons.pdf
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

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If you have a few minutes, this is the story that the movie was (loosely) based on.

http://mysite.du.edu/~treddell/3780/Kornbluth_The-Marching-Morons.pdf


It's been many years. Is this the movie where the guy says water the crops and he is said to be so SMART he is elected President?

Yes, we are headed there.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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If you have a few minutes, this is the story that the movie was (loosely) based on.

http://mysite.du.edu/~treddell/3780/Kornbluth_The-Marching-Morons.pdf


thanks, I'll check it out
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It's been many years. Is this the movie where the guy says water the crops and he is said to be so SMART he is elected President?

Yes, we are headed there.

In the movie, the crops are dying because the government gave a contract to an energy drink company to water the crops with their drink.

The short story is quite different, but based on the same premise.

This is from the movie.

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Narrator: As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.
“[Euthanasia] is what any State medical service has sooner or later got to face. If you are going to be kept alive in institutions run by and paid for by the State, you must accept the State’s right to economize when necessary …” The Ministry of Fear by Graham Green (New York: Penguin Books [1943] 2005, p. 165).

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he can select gary condit as his running mate

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he can select gary condit as his running mate

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he can select gary condit as his running mate

i didn't want to go there ....
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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i didn't want to go there ....

that's what you have us for........


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