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Scarborough Rips Conservative "Rackets," Says To "Punch" Bullies In The Face

The Morning Joe panel – including Mike Barnicle, Random House's Jon Meacham, and Willie Geist – discusses the latest in the fiscal cliff negotiations and a recent Bill Kristol Weekly Standard column on why the conservative movement is in "deep disarray."

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said he agreed with Kristol that some conservative organizations are rackets that have no interest in winning elections.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: We saw a couple this past week, a couple of Republican consultants got paid tens of millions of dollars. And then it becomes a racket. And that's where you have a lot of people running around saying harsh things that sell books and push ratings and lose elections. And that's where we are. Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich. With no thought of winning elections.

Scarborough also called on Republicans to push back against "bullies" on conservative talk radio and "punch them in the face."

SCARBOROUGH: What do you do to a school yard bully? You punch them in the face. Do you think any of these people on talk radio, if they’re punched in the face by a Republican nominee, do you think they would push back? No, they’re cowards. They are bullies. Punch them in the face, and they back off. Bullies do that.

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