Mika Brzezinski, the daughter of a very close foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama, also doubles as an MSNBC morning show co-host. That’s what makes her exchange (replete with body language) with co-host Joe Scarborough take on an added dimension. The topic of conversation here involves whether or not House Speaker John Boehner was right to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint session of Congress.
Where Scarborough must have struck a nerve with Mika was when he ripped President Obama for refusing to call Islamic terrorism by its name. Mika’s father – Zbigniew Brzezinski – has been a very prominent voice in Obama’s ear when it comes staying away from telling the truth about Islamic terror:
To illustrate the point, here is Mika’s father appearing on her show in the wake of the Paris attacks. Notice that he is advocating for exactly the kind of thing that Scarborough is upset with Obama about:
Back in October, when ISIS was dominating the news Brzezinski again appeared on Morning Joe and said this:
“…it seems to me the last thing we want at this stage is to make the conflict with ISIS an American conflict against increasingly fanatical Islam. I notice today even in the paper, references to jihadists and so forth. We ought to lay off that kind of language. We’re dealing with criminals who are themselves threatening the world of Islam and therefore our allies are Islamic states.” – Zbigniew Brzezinski, October 10, 2014
The truth is that Zbigniew Brzezinski is a major source of Scarborough’s frustration with Obama not referring to Islamic terrorism for what it is. It’s also becoming increasingly apparent with each passing day that Zbigniew’s strategy is failing massively, which has also got to be a huge sore spot for Mika. In the exchange above, she clearly had to bite her tongue.
h/t Hot Air