MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has had it up to here with pessimistic Republican presidential candidates.
In an animated monologue Monday, the MSNBC host criticized the current field of 2016 GOP candidates for too often bemoaning America's supposed demise.
"Listen, we're still the greatest country in the world! Even the Chinese say eight of the top 10 universities are ours. There is an energy revolution that happened despite Washington, it was American ingenuity that figured out how to drill sideways, draw more energy up," he said.
"We totally blew everybody's minds and now we're going to control the next century. We've got Apple, we've got Intel, we've got the tech sector, we've got the smartest, most brilliant people in the world … All we have to do is get Washington out of its way!" he added.
His remarks came after Politico's Mike Allen noted during a "Morning Joe" panel discussion that the current GOP candidates sounded awfully glum in their stump speeches over the July Fourth weekend.
Considering that no one in the Democratic field has the sort of "sunshine, patriotic" view of the United States commonly associated with President Ronald Reagan, Scarborough argued, today's Republicans are only hurting themselves by focusing on "doom and gloom."
"And I'm not even running for anything!" he said. "Why doesn't any Republican believe that the new American century is going to be better than the last? And I'm dead serious, I'm so tired of them whining. Let the Democrats whine!"
"My God, I have never seen a century more lined up to be exploited by American genius and American know-how than a century that's going to be decided on technology and talent!" he added.