Best of Morning Joe 2012: Part 1

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By Morning Joe staff
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It was an eventful year for Morning Joe. The primaries, the debates, the election–and our show turned five years old!

Here’s a look back at memorable interviews and discussions from the first half of 2012:

January

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“At this stage, I think it’s hard to predict exactly what’s going to happen.” – Mitt Romney on January 3, 2012 at Java Joe’s in Des Moines, Iowa.

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“Herman Cain is my main man. He’s my main man with a tax plan so fine they called it 9-9-9.” – Stephen Colbert on January 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina.

February

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Morning Joe panel discuss his vetoing of a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in New Jersey.

March

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If anybody watching this show–either live or on the Internet -doesn’t believe that if an African-American shot a 17-year-old white boy walking through a neighborhood carrying ice tea and Skittles…if they do not believe that an arraignment would be scheduled by the next morning for the African-American shooter and that the white boy’s family would be called immediately…that an office would actually drive to the white boy’s home and sit down with the parents on the couch and console them because they have lost a 17-year-old son. If you don’t believe that this case and the handling of this case by the people in Florida has nothing to do with race, you are living in a fantasy world. – Joe Scarborough on March 21, 2012

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“This week this is one of the most significant weeks for our federal government in years…in decades.” – Joe Scarborough on March 29, 2012 regarding the Supreme Court’s hearings on the Affordable Care Act.

April

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“You have to understand about Augusta National, they view America as visitors for one week and one week only. And they don’t care what you think of them.” – Willie Geist on April 6, 2012 regarding the policy of Augusta National Golf Club not permitting women as members. The club later reversed the policy in August of 2012, admitting former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore as its first female members.

Best of Morning Joe 2012: Part 1

Updated