MSNBC's Joe Scarborough had some tough words this morning for Michele Bachmann, the state of Iowa, and anyone who believes that the congresswoman has a fighting chance at "winning anything." Watch his comments, below:
While discussing his take on last night's GOP debate, the "Morning Joe" host spouted off, unleashing several attacks on the GOP Rep. and calling her a "joke" several times and in many different ways and also targeting Iowans who are thinking of voting for her. NewsBusters has the transcript:
Michele Bachmann's first answer, Mark Halperin, was "I wish the federal government had defaulted." Had defaulted, a week after Americans had lost--some of them perhaps lost half of their pensions. Lost half of their 401(k)s, when trillions of dollars went down the drain [pounds the table] with Americans suffering, she said that and got applause, and if anybody thinks that guys like my dad are going to be voting that way when this rolls out of Iowa and New Hampshire and South Carolina, in the early stages, and really gets going, they are out of their mind and they are too stupid not only to prognosticate, they are too stupid to run Slurpee machines in Des Moines. I'll let you go now. I got it off my chest.Michele Bachmann is a joke. She is a joke. And now I will pass it on to you. Her answer is a joke, her candidacy is a joke, and anybody that sits here and says she has any chance of winning anything is out of their mind. Take your straw poll, take your caucus, but Iowa, if you let her win, you prove your irrelevance once again.
Scarborough's comments are stark contrast to his reaction to Bachmann after the first GOP debate. Back then he defended her from attackers and said she looked "in command:"