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MSNBC's Scarborough: Bill Clinton 'So Much More Conservative' Than DNC Delegates He's Been 'Adopted' by Repubs

President Barack Obama, left, walks off stage with former President Bill Clinton, right, at the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C.Credit: AP

On the last day of the Democratic National Convention, TheBlaze caught up with "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough to get his take on former President Bill Clinton following the beloved Democrat's keynote address Thursday evening. The former Florida congressman astutely observed how the Democratic Party and platform has changed considerably since Clinton's time in office.

He is "so much more conservative than the delegates that are here," Scarborough told TheBlaze. Clinton is so different from the new wave of Democrats(like the president and Elizabeth Warren), the media personality said, that Clinton has even been "adopted by Republicans."

Scarborough noted that when he served in Congress, Clinton was the Republicans'  "sworn enemy," but that now, looking at the delegates present at the Democratic National Convention, it is clear the former president "does not have a lot in common ideologically with delegates on the floor."

"[If you] compare his speech to Elizabeth Warren's," Scarborough began, "it was two visions from two different parties."

"Clinton is not anti-business, Clinton talks about cutting corp tax rate," he said before adding that the Democratic icon has even condemned the Left's attacks on Bain Capital.

The "Morning Joe" host ceded that while Clinton was simply "being a good soldier" on Thursday, it was "fascinating" to listen to him address delegates who disagree with him on Bain Capital, tax cuts and business.

Before departing, Scarborough marveled at how Democrats criticize what they consider to be a new, far-right GOP shaped by the Tea Party, but that never since the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco, has there been a more liberal Democratic Party.

 

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