MSNBC's Joe Scarborough went on a patriotic tirade Monday morning about the promise of the next American century, castigating Republicans for not being positive about the coming years and telling them to let the Democrats be the whiners.
During a discussion of a Politico report on what the publication called a GOP mood of gloom and doom over the weekend, Scarborough got red in the face about his country.
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"I think the problem with the Democrats, certainly with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is they don't really project a positive, sunshine patriot view of America," he said.
Then he got really heated, hitting the table for emphasis and actually yelling as he listed off American strengths.
"Here's the great news," Scarborough said. "We're still the greatest country in the world. Even the Chinese say eight of the top ten universities on the planet are ours. There's an energy revolution that happened despite Washington. It was American ingenuity that figured out how to drill sideways, draw more energy up. We totally blew everyone's mind and now we're going to control the next century. We've got Apple. We've got Intel. We've got the tech sector. We've got the smartest, most brilliant people in the world. Da da da da da da! All we have to do is get Washington out of its way, and I'm not even running for anything! I'm saying it because I believe it! Warren Buffett believes it! He doubled down on America when everybody else was running for the exits, and he made gazillions of dollars! Why doesn't any Republican believe that the new American century is going to be better than the last? And I'm dead serious! I'm so tired of them whining! Let the Democrats whine! They're the whiners who say we're such an awful people to everybody else! We have fed and freed more people than anybody else in the history of the globe, and we do it whether there's a Democrat in office or a Republican in office! And my God, I have never seen a century more lined up to be exploited by American genius and American know-how than a century that's going to be decided on technology and talent!"