Morning Joe, Michael Steele attack Ted Cruz, says he needs to be more than just a spokesman for the Tea Party

Morning Joe Crew and Michael Steele attack Ted Cruz over mainly two different things he said yesterday on Meet the Press, accusing him of only speaking for the Tea Party and not the American people.

First, Joe attacks Cruz over his use of ‘a single woman living in Anacostia next to a crackhouse’ to defend gun rights. Joe says the Supreme Court overturned the Washington DC gun ban and therefore this analogy is not accurate and derides Cruz, saying that he should know better since he’s a Harvard educated lawyer who has argued at the Supreme Court.

But Morning Joe completely misses the point of what Cruz was saying. Here’s Cruz’s remarks from yesterday:

SEN. CRUZ: Look, I’m going to let people to decide to run what ads they want. I do think there’s a fundamental point here, and that– and there is a point of hypocrisy when it comes to gun control. That many of the proponents of gun control are very wealthy, live in communities where they can outsource police protection. But you have a lot of people that are worried about preserving the safety of their own home. If you’re talking to a single woman living in Anacostia, who– who has the misfortune to– to live next to a crack house, to hell her she doesn’t have a constitutional right to keep and– and bear arms, I think is fundamentally wrong.

Joe is an idiot. Anyone can read this and see that Cruz is attacking the hypocrisy of the proponents of gun control and the liberal elites who enact such gun bans in the first place, using Anacostia as an example of what happens when gun control is enacted. When the handgun ban was enacted in DC, ‘a single woman living in Anacostia next to a crackhouse’ couldn’t get a handgun if she wanted to protect herself – while the same liberal elites and gun control proponents lived in neighborhoods and communities where they could, as Cruz points out, ‘outsource police protection’. A gun for me and not for thee sums it up. So it took the Supreme Court to overturn the unconstitutional law because it violated the second amendment to guarantee this woman’s right to protect herself. It wasn’t done on the part of the liberal elites. That was his point. Again, Joe is an idiot for twisting it into an attack on Cruz when he failed to understand the premise in the first place.

Secondly, Joe, Steele, and the rest of them are all pissy because Cruz said Obama is exploiting Newtown to enact gun control. Sorry Joe, but it’s true. I don’t care if Obama cried for the children or not. This gun ban isn’t going to stop what happened in Newtown and if you think it will then you are as delusional as the president. We tried banning so-called ‘assault weapons’ before and it didn’t stop the massacres. Forget the assault weapons ban, just look at Chicago and tell me gun control works.

What makes all of this worse is that you’ve got the former RNC Chairman bashing Ted Cruz right along with them, agreeing for the need for gun control and agreeing that Colin Powel is right about the Republican Party. Ugh. I’ve never liked Michael Steele and I’m glad they kicked his but to the curb. MSNBC is right where he belongs – with the loons.

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  • Conniption Fitz

    The Leftists attack and lie about the ones they fear. The fact is, Cruz is not a spokesman for the TEA Party, but for sanity and responsibility in government – good strong Constitutional Conservatism.

    Consider it an honor, Senator Cruz, when they start their accusation, name-calling and whining.

    And DON’T follow their advice.

    Romney and the GOP tried that middle of the road, moderate, milquetoast, mealy-mouth stuff and it doesn’t work.

    • marketcomp

      Moreover, they have no idea what they are up against with Ted Cruz. And if I were Joe Scare borough I would not even try to match legal minds with Ted Cruz. Joe, you will lose!

    • Don

      Michael Steele is a black RINO and thus resents the Tea Party and other Conservatives who support the Reagan initatives and what they stand for. The GOP will never be relevant in a national election again and the RINOs don’t have a clue. RINOS are comical in their misguided arrogance

      • Orangeone

        Michael Steele is a Democrat trying to pretend he is a republican.

        • Michael is still miffed he is no longer Chairman of the RNC.

          • KenInMontana


          • LibLoather

            If only he and Debbie Wass.-Schultz would make a suicide pact!

        • warpmine

          Come on folks, he’s from the Union of DemonRat Socialist Republics, you know, Mary-land.

        • You betcha!! ….have noticed we have a lot of “blue stripes” coming out lately? Powell, Christy, Steele, Lindsay….and the list goes on…

          You can give me Cruz, Gowdy, West, Rubio….any day…..these men are the True patriots of our country.

    • Orangeone

      Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ted Cruz does speak for We The People! The RINOs do not, the illegal amnesty lovers do not. We The People believe in our Constitution, believe in the enforcement of our legal federal laws, we do not believe in middle of the night bate and switch laws, illegal EOs, etc.

    • TexasPGRRider

      Heads up Conniption…I`m having more Fitz!!! Law enforcement officials here have been reporting an INCREASING proportion of illegal aliens crossing our southern borders these last few years that have been apprehended are NOT Hispanic, and you can bet your boots they`re not smuggling boxcutters !!!! I can only imagine what is coming across from Canada….

    • LibLoather

      Amen, Conniption!!!

      Ted Cruz is one of my state’s senators, and I couldn’t be more proud!! Its reps like Cruz who are going to revamp the Republican party, not the Democrat-lites.
      In speaking to people I know, many of them said they didnt like Romney because he wasn’t conservative enough, so they stayed home.

      Scarborough, Steele, Gen. Colon Polyp have drunk the koolaide, and they can all go to h*ll!! And that goes double for Karl Rove, who gave us McCain & Romney.

    • 1endtimes2020

      Cruz would make a formidable opponent to Biden, who probably will want to continue Obama’s agenda, as President. Cruz could get much of the Hispanic vote, too. He is articulate, calm and knows his stuff,

    • I’m FURIOUS that Joe and Steele keep saying “we” like THEY’RE republicans. I’m happy to say I voted for Ted Cruz–his opponent was a big RINO, Lt. Gov David Dewhurst whom I’m sure Joe and Steele would have loved. It’s obvious the RINOs are terrified by him!

      Cruz handled Chucky expertly–he is extremely good at keeping his cool and is able to counter the left while being affable! Really liking what I see so far.

      I find it interesting that Steele is apparently looking for a “Rodney King” moment. Really? A crack addicted criminal who was eventually found drowned in a pool with alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana in his system is who he holds up?

  • marketcomp

    What idiots! I understand Andrea Mitchell being ignorant because she is an Obama sycophant and it’s expected. But, Michael Steele is indeed a special case and here is a bit of advice, Mr. Steele. If you don’t want to go by way of Colin Powell being the second Black American to be kicked out of the party then you had better get in line, my friend. Most of us supported your nomination for RNC chairman, even with the claim about the mis use of funds. And unless you show some freak-in support to the Republican party when you go on these propaganda shows then you would have solidified your position in the republican party as a Colin Powell snake and will go by way of Colin Powell where you will be irrelevant and ignored.

  • PhillyCon

    It doesn’t matter what Cruz says, they will attack and twist his words.

    Complete conformity and uniformity of thought is only permitted in this Obama age. Joe and Steele are the useful idiots.

  • Rshill7

    Dear MichaelJoe:

    A gal’s gotta do something for money huh?


  • If these azz-clowns are the future of the Republican Party then I’m headed for the nearest fire exit! Ladder or no ladder I am out of here. If I’m in a car with a bunch of idiots I’m bailing! God bless Ted Cruz! As Andrea said “He is not here trying to get along he is trying to start a fire here.” To which I say Hell Yeah!! He keeps it up and I will contribute to this Senator that is 1400 miles away from me.

    • Orangeone

      Yes he is trying to ignite the love and passion for our country’s foundation and Constitution! When Ted Cruz teams with Tim Scott, the RINOs better watch out because hunting season has begun. We have got to get the Tea Party to get going on 2014 and help vet viable candidates for the US Senate!

  • aposematic

    I’ll second everything Scoop said! Twist and shout, its all these bums know how to do.

  • welltempered2

    Long before he became RNC chairman, I never cared for Steele. Always struck me as a phony

    • TexasPGRRider

      I had never heard of him…

  • M_J_S

    Yes you liberal drones, Cruz will start a fire, and so will we. We’re not going ANYWHERE and we’re not going to go along to get along.

    Civil disobedience and civil unrest is coming.


    PSII: Ask the religious institutions, the citizen who wants NOT to have healthcare, the legal immigrant and citizen who follows the LAWS, the regular Americans who don’t get to do insider trading like Congress, the temp worker who will never go full-time because of bloated government ruing the economy, a legal gun owner who wants to protect themselves and their family, the college grad who can’t find a job, the military on active duty (and the vets) who watched their own get slaughtered in Benghazi and tell me what they say about these punks in public office.

    • TexasPGRRider

      I concur TONS M_J_S !!! When you get a chance check the link I just posted on this thread…

  • Ted Cruz represents those who elected him (Texans, more importantly Texas)…..he’s not supposed to represent America.

  • 57thunderbird

    Another establishment republican heard from.These so called repubs are progressives.Not a lick of difference between them and the demoncrats.They can all pound sand.

  • jleinf

    Holy crap, the commies are in control and they’re stomping on the misinformation pedal. Pure EVIL!

    • Rocco11

      Don’t forget Bill Ayres, and Bernadine Dohrn are writing the history books …

  • TexasPGRRider

    “Vigilante groups spring up in Mexico to fight cartels” posted on homepage latest news section today. WORTH the read !!!

    • 57thunderbird

      Couldn’t find it.

    • sDee

      “When the people are united, it doesn’t matter if it’s a .22, a 16-gauge shotgun or 20-gauge. It’s that when we are united, not even bullets from an AK-47 can defeat us,” said the self-defense commander in Las Mesas. “They can’t kill us all.”

      Why do I have the feeling this is not who Holder was smuggling weapons to?

  • you know Ted Cruz would gladly have gone on their show, but they don’t have the guts to say that to his face

    • 57thunderbird

      Exactly right.

  • Rocco11

    The Communist Party is buying RINO’s like Colin Powell and Steele left and right, you’d think Jeff Immelt was in bed with Obama, wait a minute…

  • El Infidel

    Joe is worse than an idiot. He is part of the press cabal that favors the Totalitarian dictatorship of the left.
    I doubt they will oppose the coming Caliphate of Barack Hussein Obama.

  • aposematic

    Interesting how they think Cruz represents the Tea Party and not America. Last time I looked the Tea Party were the only Americans still here.

  • sDee

    TRS – best commentary on the web. No word mincing here.

    Joe is an idiot for twisting it into an attack on Cruz when he failed to understand the premise in the first place.
    Secondly, Joe, Steele, and the rest of them are all pissy because Cruz said Obama is exploiting Newtown to enact gun control. Sorry Joe, but it’s true. I don’t care if Obama cried for the children or not.

  • c4pfan

    That just tells me that Ted Cruz is right on target!

  • Nukeman60

    It’s so good to see Joe Scarborough back in the fold. The last time I saw him, I thought that he might be finding a touch of conservatism. I guess Mika complained to the principal because she seemed so much happier today.

    ‘…the Tea Party – a 9% approval rating. I wonder what lens they are looking through?’ – Scarborough

    I personally wonder what lens you are looking through to get those numbers. The Tea Party with a lower rating than Congress? How many Democrats did you have to ask before you got that number? BTW, they are not a political party – yet. They are the American people. So are you saying the American people gave the American people a 9% approval rating?

    I hate these leftist polls and pollsters.

    • c4pfan

      I thought it was that there were 9% that said they were Tea Party?

      • Nukeman60

        I don’t know where Joe came up with these approval ratings for the Tea Party, but then I don’t trust any poll that is out there anymore. It is just a tool of the LameStream.

  • sjmom

    Just shows the caliber of people they are. Not worth discussing.

    • notsofastthere

      I have a strange feeling that we know what they can do with those polls.

  • Dear Morning Joe and Michael Steele, ______________ YOU!!!!

  • armyvet10

    To Joe the Hoe Scarborough (Morning Joe) Obama only cries publicly when it he wants the press behind him.
    Where were the tears for the poor unfortunate people devastated by Hurricane Sandy, who might I add, are still waiting on relief that this faker in chief promised them?

    Where were the tears for the Fort Hood soldiers that died at the hands of a POS officer that was retained on Active Duty in spite of warnings from his superiors?

    Where were the tears for Agent Brian Terry, who was killed by a gun sent to Mexico as the result of an illegal gun purchasing sting that Eric Holder ran, lied about and then had Obama invoke executive privilege to cover it up. (by the way, if Obama had no knowledge of this, or could any connection be made, why get involved?)

    Where were the tears over the brave Americans in Benghazi? (this administration is no longer denying this as the so call inquisitive press has stopped…wait they never asked any question)

    To Michael Steele; who should know a thing or two about being dumped, how can you sit with individuals who will turn their backs on you the minute they feel you have served your purpose? Remember Sandra Fluke; we haven’t heard anything about or from her from these so called caring people.

    To Andrea Mitchell, if we want to bring someone’s law credentials into play, the current Pretender in Chief supposedly was a law professor and yet is trying to circumvent the strongest and oldest law document of this country, the Constitution of the United States. How does he attack this? Not with a trial or case law, no this coward and his minions resort to executive orders completely ignoring due process of law.

    And to the entire cast on this show. Obama has been the front runner in politicizing everything he does that will give him the approval of mindless sheeple. From immediately announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, to standing up for Sandra Fluke’s need for massive quantities of money for birth control. Taking credit for anything that the media can use to pump up fictitious numbers.

    Good show Mr. Cruz, and to these clowns, the circus is calling and you need to get into makeup, oh wait, you already are in makeup and of course you are already at home at your own circus.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Agreed Scoop.

    Michael Steele had a lot of problems as the RNC Chairman… and for many reasons, he sucked at his job and deserved to be fired. What’s funny is he’s doing what so many other turncoats and posers do… they move on over to the left so the flaming liberals can exploit the “former” Republicans and try to squeeze a little credibility out of them to go along with their insanity by getting these phoney’s to say stupid things right along with them. Michael Steele is a natural.

    And Joe has been known to say a few reasonable things according to my wife… who, inexplicably, against all reason, watches their show from time to time. You’re right, Joe is an absolute idiot… and so is anyone else who is part of or is a regular on MSNBC.

    The left fears Ted Cruz because a Hispanic who is so spot on conservative really breaks their molds. Same goes for Allen West… they lose a HUGE part of their lying power if people of color start waking up and see the light.

    Ted Cruz will keep right on rolling just fine, in spite of these twits and their stupid little comments.

    • TexasPGRRider

      I may be jumping the gun here Sober but how does West/Cruz 2016 sound ?

      • Sober_Thinking

        Like conservative porn… to quote Glenn Beck.

        Based on what I know about those two men, I could back that team in a second. I wouldn’t mind a woman on the ticket – Mia Love, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin… but the one you propose is VERY hard to beat.

        Time for a cold shower now. 😉

  • Steele is FIRST black and – because of that – bho’s butt kisser…
    a Republican?….idiots at GNC were trying to show their love of minorities and made him a chair…too bad they didn’t sit on him. 😉

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Twice Joe said that obama “…broke down in tears…” over the murdered children in CT. As I recall obama paused and touched his eye with a finger….there wasn’t any visible evidence of a tear that I could see. So I believe he was exploiting that tragedy for his own political purposes.

    • Joe was thinking of a certain, controversial “cowboy” movie when he said that.

  • 1endtimes2020

    I watched the Sun News Network today out of Canada, and their former head if NCIS, the Canadian version of the CIA, Mr. Harris, said a spokeman from Al Quada had said they will immigrate to western countries and infiltrate into every aspect of society, including broadcasting, police, engineering etc to be in the position to attack the infrastructures when the time is right.
    This was on a show called Michael Coran and I think it will be repeated later on later tonight.
    This was quite a revelation. So it just goes to show how sneaky those people are, to use the freedom we provide to enslave us. God help our women and girls if the time ever comes that they would take over. They have an average of 4 children and don’t abort. It doesn’t take that many decades to make a big difference. While we become older, they are producing young persons. How North America could have let this happen, and keep happening, that we continue to allow immigration from hateful people who hate our culture, is so dysfunctionl that it boggles the mind.
    Now our leaders want to disarm us. Isn’t there any Republican, other than Michel Bachman that wants a full investigation of that Obama government?

  • Its just amazing to me how the inside beltway republicans are so afraid of the tea party being unleashed.

  • deeme

    Let’s talk hypocrisy..No one is allowed to speak for our side without having a supposed news show cut them down..I would like to know why when Americans are killed over seas and a Democrat is President especially this one, no one blames him for anything..can you imagine the non stop talk if 23 hostages were killed under a Republican President ..??? When a Republican is President everything that happens anywhere is his fault.

  • If Morning Joe and Michael Steele are considered legitimate representatives of the republican party, then the pubs are definitely no longer relevant. I see democrats taking the house in 14′ via fraud, and people like this setting it up to be legitimate.

  • It’s time for the tired, outdated, no-growth, flat-earth, big government wing of the GOP, like Steele, the Bush’s, Rove, Condi, etc., to get out of the way. They don’t speak for us, nor hardly anyone in America. Thank the Lord we have Ted Cruz, Louie Gohmert, Herman Cain, Alfonzo Rachel, Allen West and countless other Patriots stepping up to lead the restoration of America.

  • NJK

    So, the Tea Party isn’t the American people? They’re just the ones paying the bills, for the slobs that support Obama.

  • The takeaway quote is: “Joe is an idiot.”


  • aposematic

    So when Cruz speaks he’s speaking for the TP and not the American people. It in turn then must mean that when Obuma speaks he’s speaking for the Marxists/Islamists and not the American people? Just wondering how circle jerks work!

  • Ray

    AGAIN, the republican party is NOT the conservative, small government party.

  • Oh, Shadup Steele. You’re getting annoying as Powell now.

  • John3_3

    When he was head of the RNC I said he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing…..guess I was right.

  • syvyn11

    Steele and Murdering Joe. These two belong together.

  • Charm4sure

    Yeah, Andrea, Obama responded to the shooting crisis, with useless solutions that just further his personal agenda. Mitchell says this like BO’s responding is above and beyond the call of his duty. Of course in his mind it probably is since he seldom seems to work.

    Steele and Joe: So glad they found each other along with Colin Powell, Frum and the rest of the “call me a Republican even though everything I do benefits the Dems”. Joe and Steele have never had, nor will they ever have, the class, the intelligence, the articulation, nor the integrity that Cruz has demonstrated in his very short time on the national political scene. You’ve got to know when you are part of the cast for that network, that you are the bottom of the bottom feeders.

  • There should be no getting along when the other side wants to violate the Constitution.

    • It’s good that you and I understand that, but why can’t these hapless fools? Why don’t more people care about the attacks that they’re making on the Constitution?
      I personally consider Joe and Steele to be on the other side pretending not to be since they’re Soros pets.

  • I’ve always thought Steele was annoying, embarrassing, weird, and incompetent. Coulter thought he was the bomb, though. He reminds me of a considerably more annoying version of Donkey from Shrek, that’s just a vibe I get. He’s also a total fruit and a nut all in one.
    As for Joe, don’t get me started. Their token “conservative” and he threatens to punch out conservatives but cries and lectures us on “civility” to justify his love for Obama!
    They’re both moonbats spiteful towards the right, neither is conservative and neither is particularly sane.

  • Terrenceor

    If you want to pick up a paycheck from MSNBC you had better abandon your beliefs and get right with Obama agenda. Ask Pat Buchanan. He wandered a little far of the plantation and was cut loose as fast as Obama can spend a buck.

  • russva

    Joe and Michael need to relax, the MSNBC lefties love them. And Colin Powell votes for Obama twice and he’s a Republican. I think that moniker’s fallen off.

  • 2hairs


  • Just like Obama needs to be more than a representative of the downtrodden, gimmes, entertainment industry – pick a few more. If Ted Cruz can use this to rally his base, like Obama uses rhetoric to rally his low-info voters, then good for Ted Criz.

  • RINOs = Vichy French……..those who collaborate with the Obama Regime

  • giomerica

    Ted Cruz ran on the principles in which he he believes. He was elected because of those principles, and now that he’s in Washington, he’s sticking to them.

    We need more people like Ted Cruz in office.

  • mikeinidaho

    Steele is just another of the many RINO go-along-to-get-along traitors who infest the Republican Party. He’s another example of the slimeballs who are looking to line their pockets as the country goes under. And you wonder why Repubs can’t get elected to national office? a pox on both Partys and almost EVERYONE in DC. We the People have NO effective representation above the State level. American Revolution II coming soon.

  • TickedWhiteDude

    I wish I was important enough to go on these shows….I would let them have it.

  • If ted speaks for the Tea Party, great! Our great Republican Party does not have balls to raise their voices….

  • Keep going Ted. Apparently Joe isn’t smart enough to realize that you won in a landslide with the “changing demographic” he griped about. Joe is a moron. The rifle was not used in the shooting. The police found the rifle locked in the trunk of the car.