MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough compares ‘red state’ Americans to supporters of Iranian mullahs

It seems that MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has been taking lessons from Chris Matthews.  During Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” Scarborough and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius actually compared “red state” Americans — those who are generally conservative and vote Republican — to those who support the mullahs in Iran.

“David Ignatius, I know you want to get a question in on Michael Schmidt, but before you do that, I want to ask you about what is happening in Iran. Uh, in, in this morning’s column, you have a fascinating line where you say that Tehran, when you visited it a few years back in 2013, was somewhere between — was a mix, uh, between Pyongyang and Los Angeles, uh, which is something really that we saw in 2009,” Scarborough began.

“What I was struck by in 2009, during the protests, was the fact that you had a red state Iran and you had a blue state Iran. It was split down the middle. Red state Iran wanted to keep the mullahs in charge. Blue state Iran wanted to move Iran into the 20th century so they could move into the 21st century. Uh, and you say, because it is so divided, that this is a regime that just can’t keep winning. They can’t keep pushing back the tides of history. Talk about it,” he added.

take our poll - story continues below

What is your top alternative to Facebook? - FIXED

  • What is your top alternative to Facebook?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Conservative Firing Line updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Anti-gun demagogue David Hogg issues ridiculous tweet about illegal aliens, gets shredded on Twitter

Ignatius responded:

They — so, what has been fascinating this last week is that, is that red state Iran–which loves the mullahs–and blue state Iran–young, secular, uh, wanting change, supporting President Hassan Roussani [sic], Rouhani–have both been in the streets, uh, you know, in conservative cities like Mashhad, in the elite areas of Tehran–same thing, same phenomenon. So, uh, Iran has converged, I think, in a frustration with the regime’s inability to deliver. And that’s, that’s why this is important.

Translation: Conservatives and those who voted for Donald Trump are somehow akin to those in Iran who support the tyrannical mullahs running that country.  Let that sink in for just a second.

Here’s video of his comments:

Writing at Newsbusters, Chris Reeves said:

Of course, Scarborough failed to explain precisely how Republicans and conservatives in America are in any way similar to a country whose sharia law-based Islamic government not only executes gay men and allows for marrying girls as young as nine, but even bans women from riding bicycles in public and going to beach volleyball tournaments.

Today was certainly not the first time that the liberal media has casually compared those on the political right in this country to Islamic terrorists and theocrats. Just three days ago on ABC’s The View, co-host Joy Behar continued the show’s tradition of comparing Republicans to jihadis by arguing that Trump was leading America down a similar political path as the “autocratic regime” of Iran.

Keep in mind that once upon a time, Scarborough used to be a Republican.  He’s since left the party and has aligned himself with the Trump-hating left which apparently lives in an alternate universe — one in which freedom-loving Americans are somehow similar to Iranian tyrants.

Related:

If you haven’t checked out and liked our Facebook page, please go here and do so.  And be sure to check out our new MeWe page here.

If you appreciate independent conservative reports like this, please go here and support us on Patreon.

And if you’re as concerned about online censorship as we are, go here and order this book:

Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad
Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad – Source: Author (used with permission)

 

 

 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.