Joe Scarborough - former Republican congressman and the always insightful host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe - takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. Dominant in national politics for forty years under the influence of the conservative but pragmatic leadership of Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan, the GOP, Scarborough argues, is in a self-inflicted eclipse. The only way forward? Recover the principled realism of the giants who led the party to greatness.
In this groundbreaking book, Joe Scarborough tells Republican Party bosses what they don't want to hear, explains why Democrats are making matters so much worse, and then shows leaders of both parties the way forward. The Last Best Hope draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country.
"Donald Trump's Chicago Scam" is from the March 13, 2016, Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joe Scarborough and narrated by Sam Scholl.
I don’t judge Donald Trump if he did in fact avoid paying income taxes for up to 18 years. Nor do I consider Mitt Romney a man of lesser character for paying a 14 percent tax rate. Nor should anyone attack President Obama for paying a measly 18.7 percent tax rate while his staff members are charged far more.
"Trump's Feigned Ignorance about the KKK Raises Disturbing Questions" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joe Scarborough and narrated by Sam Scholl.