Rick Scott Gets Told on CNN -- Again (Video)

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Gov. Rick Scott took his armchair president skills to CNN this morning as part of his belief that he has a say in federal government, and the CNN anchors made him look like a fool -- again.

In early June, the governor went on CNN to defend his advocacy of drug-testing welfare recipients. He was asked three times what evidence he had that those on welfare have a higher rate of drug use -- one time he said, "I don't know," another time he didn't answer, and the third time he invented a scientific study on drug use.

This time around, Christine Romans, one of the hosts of CNN's American Morning, listened to Scott's argument against raising the debt ceiling, and her response was that the governor's opinion "runs counter to what just about everyone from both parties is saying" and against what she's heard from every financial expert.

Romans asked the governor why he believed that raising the debt ceiling wouldn't affect the economy or the states -- which he admitted just the other day he wasn't really sure about that -- and Scott's response was that government should act more like a family.

"Well, what do families do? If one of the parents loses their job, they stop spending," Scott said, apparently unaware that around 75 percent of Americans are in some sort of debt. "They don't just keep borrowing money."

Romans tried to explain to Scott how the debt ceiling worked twice more, and that's when CNN host Ali Velshi decided to interrupt the interview and rip on the governor.

"Governor, I'm not understanding; Christine's probably asked you this four times already -- we're not talking about spending more money," Velshi said. "We're talking about paying the bills you're already committed to. Why is this so difficult for you to understand, governor?"

Scott then suggested that the government outsource things like federal education grants and food stamps -- just like a corporation, he noted -- but said the government doesn't need to do that.

Check out the video of the interview below:




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CHRIS
CHRIS

I can not stand this jerk Rick Scott.....he should be a felon but once again he bought his way out of it. He also bought his way to GOVERNOR....thank god this state is the stuipiest state in the union everyone gets away with crap. Hey me too!! Get rid of this clown, elect a convicted killer and you will be better off. Can't you jerks see he is padding health companies so that when he gets out his companies(owned by his wife) get billions?? wake up and smell the coffee...And Rick you come come after me if you like.....I also have MILLIONS.....I DARE YOU!!

First Hand
First Hand

Hatoraide - Get your Hatoraide here. What an orgy of Hate you Lefties live in.

You truly are the most hateful and least tolerant people on the Planet. 

Eka
Eka

This guy is an idiot.

Motsa
Motsa

The gov talks like a complete a$$hole.  All he does is repeat the same mantra over and over again with no real solutions

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

unbelievable...simply unbelievable....

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

I disagree with everyone here who posits that Scott is dumb. This jackal is merely unskilled in the art of articulating his ridiculous positions. When he becomes skilled in that area, he'll be senatorial material.

I would have more respect for him if he were just dumb.

Mskimmi32
Mskimmi32

I say he's the dumbest man alive, but that would insult dumb men everywhere...he's pathetic, no other word for it.  Get your head out of your a$$ and get a clue.  What were the voters thinking?  

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Come on man.  Stop with the naysaying.

Governor Midnight Oil also thought getting fined nearly $2B is good for business.

Suggestion: Everytime you see a GOP fuck tell you they didn't vote for this shitbird, you are to CALL THEM A FUCKING LIAR.  Also, for good measure, kick 'em squarely in the man sack area.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

"... Scott's response was that government should act more like a family."If we are like a family, then Scott plays the embarrassing uncle. His stupid, unsupportable comments on national TV reflect on those who elected him, and those who failed to vote.

David Kearns
David Kearns

 Gibberish is not a relevant, pertinent nor valid argument. The media keeps juxtaposing fornicated lunacy, idiocy, lies, talking points rambling (stale since the primaries), against logical points. Algebraically this seems to validate what our deranged governor is saying; giving it credence as a "position". It's not. You'd be better served to actually go into a lunatic asylum and ask someone who is in the midst of a conversation with an apparition for their view on our debt crisis, then jot down what they say, and throw it into an article. Here is a sock puppet for the Koch coup d'etat. This is what you get when no federal or state agency is permitted to audit the corrupt process of electronic voting in Florida: the election was bought through Dominion voting systems. Our vote was stolen, likely in Hillsborough County, and this vaguely human experiment, this hatchling of stupidity and queue card reading, is the result.

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

He's dumb. Without a doubt. He is puppet dumb. Who is pulling his strings? Dummies have a habit of blathering when they should just STFU.

Jesse
Jesse

First to say...our daily dose of Scott-hate.  He'll be re-elected.  get used to it.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

Sure sounds like a description of you Republicans.  You are the ones who shoot people  you disagree with...and hate all Americans that are not your kind of Americans and call them traitors and un-American...hate oozes from you 24/7  

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

You're just the second person I know to drop the "Midnight Oil" reference on Scott. I think it's spot on.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Coming for a long line of drunks and leachers, Scott would feel right at home with my clan.

But don't blame us.  We're Irish.

chris
chris

HE WILL NEVER BE RE-ELECTED.....HE WILL STEP DOWN ONCE HIS SCAM IS BROUGHT TO THE PUBLIC. Hey, Jesse are you a high school graduate?

beulahmo
beulahmo

Scott hate??  Dear heavens, man, did you not listen to what he was saying?  He clearly has no idea what's going on.  That is frightening.  He has no business occupying office at that level if he cannot understand what's going on.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

I can see you are studying the polls very diligently. I had a bowel movement the other day that has a better chance of getting elected in in 5+ years.

P.S.  Are we there yet?

nanook5
nanook5

why will he be re-elected exactly? of the dozen or so remaining supporters or rick scott , i can't help but put you under a microscope....can i test you for brain control devices, or are you just rich?

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

The stay-at-home voters will not make the same mistake in 2014. Scott will be history.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

I'm a fucking Genius dood.  Says so on my business card.

BTW, Gonot's sentencing in on Friday at 1:30pm.  I've got a call into the court to get pre-approval to bring my new HD toy.

Aquastar
Aquastar

He is balancing the budget and bringing businesses back into Florida.  The media has been on him from day one so I don't put much stock in what they have to say.  If he has a balanced budget and an economic upturn then he will be reelected  You should worry more about Obama and his prospects if the economy shows little signs of recovery.

And anyone who votes for him again with his pathetic record does need some brain testing.  And no one will be rich when Obama gets through with us.

He wasn't kidding when he said he would bring change to the country.  That's all we are all going to have left in our pockets when he is through with us.

nanook5
nanook5

both of the things you listed are completely worthless for 99% of Floridians. In fact, they're  nothing but euphemisms for cutting jobs, social services, and selling out gov't jobs & services to private contactors, so try again.

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