Newsbusters: The morning after a huge electoral loss by the left, be it here or abroad, conservatives enjoy tuning into liberal networks to savor the collective weeping, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments.
But in the wake of Labour/Jeremy Corbyn’s absolute demolition in Thursday’s UK elections, Morning Joe, rather than donning sackcloth and ashes, offered something unexpected: a dose of hard reality for Democrats.
NBC reporter Keir Simmons said:
“I’ve got to say, watching this, many Democrats should be scared to death because what you saw here was a populist leader taking those left — people who have been committed to the left for decades, and bringing them on board with him and now will be able to push through Brexit.”
And Joe Scarborough then approvingly cited Andrew Sullivan, who tweeted:
“One lesson from UK: if Democrats don’t stop hard-left slide, they’ll suffer same fate as Labour. If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they’re toast. Ditto the wokeness. Left Twitter is not reality.”
Of course, Morning Joe‘s reaction should not be taken by any means as joy at the news of Boris Johnson’s smashing victory for Conservatives. Rather, it should be seen as the liberal media trying to learn the lessons from the UK election so that their beloved Democrats don’t repeat Labour’s mistakes. read more