By Ava Lowery - Picture 10, CC BY 2.0,

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took aim at fans of GOP Governor Ron DeSantis comparing them to ‘Cletus the Slack Jawed Yokel.’

As The Daily Wire reports:

On Thursday, Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” mocked fans of Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, saying that someone who listened to DeSantis was “Cletus the slack-jawed yokel,” ostensibly referencing the “stereotypical redneck” character from “The Simpsons.”

 As Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters reported, Scarborough criticized DeSantis for standing up for parents making the decision as to whether their children should wear masks in schools, somehow turning the issue inside out and hilariously claiming that DeSantis, by letting the parents decide instead of virtually everyone else, was a “socialist”

MSNBC’s clip conveniently left out DeSantis saying“He doesn’t believe the parents should have a say in that,” as well as saying, “But let me tell you this, if you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not going to let you get away with it.If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in -person education, I’m going to stand in your way and I’m going to stand up for the kids in Florida. If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way and I’m standing for the people of Florida.”

Scarborough continued, mocking, “I mean, who, who was he talking to? Cletus the slack-jawed yokel?”

It appears that Scarborough has decided to stoop even lower than usual when trying to mock and persecute conservatives.


  1. Who cares what this communist has to say. If he doesn’t like the American way of life FREEDOM, then move to one of his precious little socialist countries where he will quickly find out what the lack of freedom (especially freedom of speech to belittle political leaders), gets him. Essentially he will get a one way trip to the gulag!

  2. Joe Schmoe has zero credibility. I wouldn’t know that he even said that garbage if it wasn’t for reading this article so how many other people even viewed his show?

    1. Agree I never watch the news anymore so one sided you can’t get a true read. Sadly u less your there to see it for yourself you don’t know what to believe

  3. Slack Jawed is a perfect description of scarborough and his ilk . What a pompous elitest a-hole . He probably can’t get it hard so he lashes out with put downs of everyone else .

  4. The leftists will always attack what they fear and can’t control! It means that Governor DeSantis and his supporters are doing something right!

  5. it is so democrat to name call. it’s like the saying: if a tree falls in a forest, does anyone hear it. America 1st doesn’t. we don’t hear quasi insults of our values from the village idiots that HRC raised. That covers the modern media and its socialist leadership.

  6. I have to seriously wonder what Turn Coat Joe’s final price was. Not all that long ago his show was very popular among Conservatives then – POOF! – he turned on his own support and went wa-a-ay LEFT. What did they PAY him, or what do they have ON him?

    Joe and turn coats like him are among the lowest forms of scum on the planet. They get rich by building a base of trust among one group, then richer by turning on them.

    Joe, the day of retribution is coming and it won’t come from the direction you might expect it. Enjoy.

  7. Words spoken by the Intern Killer. Anybody remember Sandra Levy???? Anybody? Joe Scarborough should be in Prison for that crime, not spewing his shiite on tv.fuq him.

  8. We’re talking about msnbc – why listen to anything they have to say? They’re not a news station, they’re activists paid by the socialist elites who want to take over this country!

  9. Steve Chess
    Totally without scientific reasoning. Viruses will be with us forever. Viruses mutate. The vaccines will only work and give us time to flatten the curve. That has been accomplished. After that it would seem the only way out is herd immunity to include vaccination and individual’s natural immunity. Good news is almost every person survives after having the sickness and all its variants. Best news is that with school children the survival rate is almost 100%. Fear not…. resist stupidity.


  10. I’m old enough to remember when Trump was a threat to a ‘free press.’ Well, heads up to Scarborough & the rest of them, he tried to shake the Stockholm syndrome out of fake news, enemy of the people. They wake up every morning enslaved to the handful of shareholders that own them, used like the Khmer Rouge to demonize & create fear of people who kinda like their Constitutional freedoms, & the governors that uphold them. They despise that Desantis drops a truth bomb on the little tyrants daily, & that Communist, Democrat-run states are bleeding taxpayers by about a thousand a day for Florida.

    1. How are Democrat run states bleeding Florida taxpayers “about a thousand a day”? I’m not sure what you mean.

  11. Scarbourgh and his lover, Mika, are just hopeless libs seeing their network, MSNBC, sink like the Titanic. Desantis is classy enough not to go into a peeing contest with a skunk like Scarbourgh and go into the cold case with the aide.

  12. When the stock market crashed in 1929, it was slack jawed yokels who rolled up their sleeves and put the country back on its feet while the college educated elites were jumping out of office building windows because they couldn’t face the prospect of being poor. Plus, it was the educated elites who caused the Great Depression to start with. It seems like every generation or so, common working class Americans, aka the slack jawed yokels have to bail the elites out of the messes they created.

    1. How did “slack jawed yokels” put the country back on its feet during the depression? I thought it was FDR + WWII. Please expound.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *