Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Score one for Joe Scarborough, who lambasted his fellow Republicans for their demagoguery on the proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan on his TV show.

Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they’ve opposed a mosque — known as Cordoba House or Park51 — that’s planned near Ground Zero, according to one conservative host.

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough told Republicans Monday that they should “speak out against Newt Gingrich and the voices of hate.” While he was at it, Scarborough threatened to leave the GOP for a party “that actually believes in small government.”


“This is demagoguery of the first order,” Scarborough said Monday. “And people in the Republican Party need to separate themselves from these voices.”

“And I talk to you, my Republican brethren,” he said into the camera. “I don’t know how much longer you’ll be my brethren. I’ll be honest. I’m looking for a conservative party that actually believes in small government and not engaging in Wilsonian wars but that’s another discussion.”

“I’m just talking, you know, as a friend,” Scarborough continued. “I promise you this. You’re going to be embarrassed. You’re going to look back two, three, four years from now and this is going to be dark blot on your record if you don’t speak out against New Gingrich and the voices of hate.”

“This is an embarrassment and you need to speak out against it,” he said.

But it’s working, and that’s all that matters to them. Here’s the video: