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MSNBC's Thomas Roberts on Iraq: "How do you invade the willing?"

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Yes, you read that right, MSNBC's Way Too Early (and of late some disturbing pageant hosting fame) host and Morning Schmoe Scarborough and Mugging Mika regular, Thomas Roberts, was sarcastically thrown a "What is your next move in Iraq" question by King of the Asshats, Joe himself - and killed it.

Which proves a lot about liberal journalists. If you aren't familiar with him, Thomas Roberts is as openly gay as he is tall, dark, handsome and provenly erudite. He answered the sarcastic shot handily, then tossed it to David Ignatius of The Washington Post (he of yesterday's Meet the 'Press' Mitt Romney-thon Father's Day Roundtable, link here).

Mark Halperin, the smug 'Game Change' and 'Double Down' jerk, tried to Bogart the convo with his conservative drivel, but Thomas masterfully took it right back … "we cannot enter every conflict in the world any longer. We can't afford it, in blood, treasure or national will." {Paraphrasey.}

Roberts made the ultimate moral point. Who are we to invade the willing and lay our democratic will firmly on the "Iraqi" people like Neo-Con Papa G.W. Bush41 would have done in his sleep?

Thomas Roberts gets it - the appetite for war, Iraq or Iran invasions and flexing our Juiced Up musculature is no longer the will of most Americans … and the locals battling out their centuries-old issues in the Persian deserts simply don't need more of our boots on the ground.

schmoe

Or to, as (Laffy's term) Grampy McBombBombs would prefer, finally get a shot at neighboring Iran through our little Persian proxy, Iraq. The Military Industrial Complex must be getting pretty hungry by now, and it needs some new prey to soothe that voracious rumbling tummy.

Scarborough lives to denigrate President Barack Obama for 'leading from behind', stated not just pithily, but with scorn and enough derision that I know I'm not the only one reaching for the nearest shoe to wing at the tee vee machine. [Happily our bedroom set is a behemoth Panasonic antique and can take a lot of size 7 1/2 hits.]

 

Discover your own inner liberal rage, here's the footage. Is it a wonder those of us on the East Coast don't require much actual caffeine when Joe and Mika and NeoCon Cohorts babbling about Iraq are in bed with you??!

And damned if Thomas Roberts didn't then get a fantastic Round Two punch in when former Ambassador and conservative defender Paul Bremer showed up at the set to declare we never tried to impose Democracy in Iraq. Roberts quickly queried, repeatedly because of a supposed audio glitch, the question "We took Saddam Hussein OUT, didn't we?"

Bremer visibly recoiled, got enraged, and spit out a typically insulting GOPper reply. Defended by Scarborough all the way, he scampered off the set with some lost indignity, trailing the mic pack behind him.

We have got to vote these BushCo Legacy asshats out of Congress, out of American politics, and apparently keep a firm eye cast on the really egotistical ones that took their slime to television.

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Video- Morning Joe Asshats Get Thumped By Thomas Roberts, Mika Brzezinski Over "Duck Dynasty" Kerfluffle

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Video- Thomas Roberts EPIC Takedown of RNC's Reince Priebus On Shutdown

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The man is just slime. Condescension wrapped up in talking points, then attached to a strong man and dipped in sarcasm. You can tell Priebus wants to get nasty and has a hard time restraining himself. HUGE congrats to Thomas for sticking to the point and keeping his sense of humor.

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Video- Thomas Roberts, Hell Yes!! GOP Men Fixate Over ‘Sanctity Of Sperm’

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I think I got the vid right, but if I didn't it starts about 2:14. Mediaite says "MSNBC Anchor Stuns Morning Joe Crew", but I don't see anyone stunned, just dancing to get around the bald f'ng truth Roberts speaks.

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Video- President Obama calls Prop8 Plaintiffs live on MSNBC

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All sorts of fun stuff happening today.

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VIDEO: "When you find your voice, you do not want to shut up about it."

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Melissa had a lovely show today, so elegant in so many ways. Many of us needed that touch of class after such a brutal election cycle.

If only she and Chris Hayes could move to weekdays, enlarge their audiences, and open a few eyes.

Melissa Harris-Perry:

"There are many other fantastically loving, wonderful, creative, fulfilling and healthy ways to make family. Even Jesus was born to an unwed mom and raised by a doting stepfather."

MSNBC anchor and newlywed Thomas Roberts:

"Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California flew in to marry us. it was epic, so special, the best night of our lives by far. I highly recommend it to everybody out there. Go get married, whoever you want to marry. In certain states now, if you are part of the lesbian and gay community, you have that option to be able to do that. And it was so fulfilling. I grew up pretending a lot to fit in, pretending to be straight. And I find now ... when you find your voice, you do not want to shut up about it. I have found my voice. I feel very privileged to have found it. Patrick and I were together 12 years up to the point where we got married, and we deserved that opportunity."

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Martin Bashir MSNBC Show Debuts Feb. 28; Thomas Roberts to Anchor 11am Hour

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I had heard that Bashir was hired by MSNBC a while ago, and wondered if it had anything to do with Keith's leaving. Doesn't look like it. Oh, and congrats to Thomas Roberts, he's been surprisingly good.

Martin Bashir‘s MSNBC show will finally hit the airwaves Monday, February 28, at 3pmET. The network also announced that Thomas Roberts, who has been filling in at 3pm, will now anchor the 11amET hour which means “Jansing & Co.” is scaled back to one hour at 10amET.

MSNBC announced Bashir’s hire last July. He joined the network in September and his show has been in development since.

Roberts, a former Headline News anchor, joined MSNBC as a fill-in host last April anchoring MSNBC’s “First Look” and NBC’s “Early Today.” In December, the network brought him on full time. Chris Jansing, who also remains a correspondent for NBC News, has been tapped to helm MSNBC’s coverage of the Royal Wedding this Spring.

OMG, it's going to be Royal Wedding 24/7 soon. Time to stock up on "happy pills".

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