MSNBC host Joe Scarborough gave an impassioned defence of Jeb Bush on Morning Joe today, praising the Florida Governor for his recent comments criticising the Republican Party’s hard tack to the right.
Bush’s off-message wandering has drawn the ire of conservative ideologues and Tea Party supporters, including anti-tax pledge mastermind Grover Norquist, who called Bush’s remarks “foolish” and “bizarre.”
But Scarborough, a moderate Republican, had some harsh words for those detractors:
“You can go online, and act like a jackass, and say what you want to say — now everybody’s calling Jeb Bush a RINO [Republican-In-Name-Only],” he said. “Just shut the hell up. You can stay in your mother’s basement, you can eat your Cheetos, you can type on your denty laptop — that’s all you’ve got. So just keep screaming at your walls down there. You are not the future of the Republican Party. You’re day is done.”
“Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is the party of the future,” he added. “Our day is coming.”
Watch the full segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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