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Andrea Mitchell is Stuck on Stupid (Compares Gov. Sarah Palin to Gov. George Wallace)
Wizbang ^ | December 27, 2009 | Charlie Quidnunc

Posted on 12/27/2009 7:44:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The title of this post comes from remarks by Lt Gen. Honore at a press conference following hurricane Rita in 2005, when he was admonishing the press work with him cooperatively to communicate accurate information to the public for a change.

It kind of sums up my view of NBC. This morning brought another example, when Andrea Mitchell was on a panel on Meet the Press spouting unfounded opinions about a vast array of issues. Here's one that really got to me.

MR. GREGORY: Just be a little bit more specific, Andrea, whether we're talking about figures like President Obama or Sarah Palin, who you spent a lot of this year covering as well, as kind of this leading edge of conservatism at the moment. What happens?

MS. MITCHELL: What I noticed when I was out covering Sarah Palin when she was out on the book tour, at 4 and 5 and 6 in the morning on freezing days, when people had been out for hours, camped out with their kids because they wanted to see her, they are so hungry for a symbol for anyone who can give them answers. And in this case, she was just signing books.

All accurate so far, and if she had stopped there, all would have been well. But she didn't.

But there's an anger out there, and I have not seen it since my very first campaign, which was 1968 and George Wallace. And that is the angry populism which is not fact-based, it's just furious at everybody; angry at Democrats, at Republicans. The tea party has higher numbers in our last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll than either of the other traditional parties. And that is what I think this news cycle which you referred to is feeding into, and that is what does frighten me. This spirit of America is so large and embracing, but there is an angry subtext because of economic dislocation that is very, very worrisome.

Tea parties = Ku Klux Klan. Right. Stuck on stupid.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; cluelessindc; enemedia; goingrogue; idiotalert; jourbalism; lamestreammedia; liberals; marchondc; moonbats; nbcnews; palin; pds; sarahpalin; stuckonstupid; teaparties; teapartyrebellion
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Most of the comments are spot-on!
1 posted on 12/27/2009 7:44:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wallace did wear glasses.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 7:46:00 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
. . . and that is what does frighten me.

Be scared, Andrea. Be very scared.

3 posted on 12/27/2009 7:48:05 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah Palin is George Wallce then how she is marry to Alaska native which ancenstry is Asian HELLO Andrea


4 posted on 12/27/2009 7:48:13 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But I’m sure the Rodney King riots were justified, eh, Andrea?

And all of those trashed out American flags after an Obama speech? Just normal Americans, right?


5 posted on 12/27/2009 7:48:22 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This spirit of America is so large and embracing, but there is an angry subtext because of economic dislocation that is very, very worrisome...”

With the MSM you would never know she feels there was a large and embracing spirit in America. The leftists are so nasty about anyone who is not lock-step in sync with their own prejudiced viewpoints. The problem is they are standing inside the forest and cannot see the trees!


6 posted on 12/27/2009 7:49:50 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The tea party has higher numbers in our last NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll than either of the other traditional parties. And that is what I think this news cycle which you referred to is feeding into, and that is what does frighten me.


7 posted on 12/27/2009 7:49:58 PM PST by OCC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These leftists are so afraid of Sarah Palin they can’t see straight! The more they try and discredit her, the more popular she becomes. People KNOW the truth when they hear it and Sarah tells the truth.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 7:50:18 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Wallace was a Democrat.

(needs to be repeated every time some dem tries this)

George Wallace was a Democrat.

So incidentally was the Arkansas governor whose opposition to the integration at Little Rock Central High - led to the standoff with Eisenhower and the National Guard.

And George Wallace was a Democrat.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:21 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah will be the next prez Andrea and you know it. Not only that but she will have a republican senate and house. You and your leftist ilk are so over, you are gonna cry 96 tears....uh..make that 96,000.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:57 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: SevenofNine
Andrea more or less invited Arthur Bremmer in to shoot Sarah Palin down just like he shot down George Wallace.

It's time to lock Andrea up for her own safety and that of others.

11 posted on 12/27/2009 7:51:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Man50D

Governor Wallace was a life-long Democrat, as were almost all KKK members. Democrats are the party of Jim Crow, the KKK, segregation, the Confederacy, the Copperheads, etc...
Maybe Mrs. Federal Reserve should take an American history course at CUNY.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrea who?


13 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:11 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Well ,she is Right that every one is pissed off and if republicans don’t find an ideology then its 3rd party we go with or without Sarah. Tea Party ROCKS!!!


14 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:53 PM PST by catarac
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To: SevenofNine; hennie pennie; 2ndDivisionVet

The way closet racist liberals use the race card is absurd and polarizing in the worst possible way.

“If Sarah Palin is George Wallce then how she is marry to Alaska native which ancenstry is Asian HELLO Andrea” ~ SevenofNine

Check out this website currenly in development LoL:

http://www.asiansforpalin.com/


15 posted on 12/27/2009 7:52:53 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

WOW that is cool


16 posted on 12/27/2009 7:53:51 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
which is not fact-based, it's just furious at everybody; angry at Democrats, at Republicans.

It is absolutely fact-based, Andrea, your willfully blind nitwit. And now the Tea Party folks and others have even more justification to be mad, and even madder: Obamacare passed the Senate with some of the sleaziest bribes and pay-offs ever, giving special favors to some states and even special favors to some citzens in some states but not others. And the Dims lied shamelessly saying it would not increase the deficit, and further review puts its additional cost at about $2.5 trillion over ten years.

The mad people should be even madder, Andrea. And listening to your nonsense gives them even more justification.

17 posted on 12/27/2009 7:54:30 PM PST by Will88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I compare Andrea Mitchell to National Socialist Magda Goebbels.


18 posted on 12/27/2009 7:54:54 PM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Andrea Mitchell freely shows her bias in favor of democrats/Obama every chance she gets. She should work for the Obama administration and not as a reporter. Yes Andrea, all you do is cheer-lead and play an apologist for the Obama admin. They give you their talking points every morning, its so obvious. You fool no one.
19 posted on 12/27/2009 7:55:02 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: BlueAngel

Controversy during Obama Campaign

During an appearance on MSNBC on June 5, 2008, Mitchell came under fire when she referred to the voters of the southwest Virginia region as rednecks.[6] On June 9, Mitchell apologized for her comment stating:
“ And now, a point of personal privilege. I owe an apology to the good people of Bristol, Virginia, for something stupid that I said last week. I was trying to explain, based on reporting from Democratic strategists, why Barack Obama was campaigning in southwest Virginia, but without attribution or explanation, I used a term strategists often use to demean an entire community. No excuses, I’m really sorry. As they say, when I make a mistake, it’s a beaut. ”


20 posted on 12/27/2009 8:01:16 PM PST by OCC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw this skank bust her ugly scum-mug through the crowd (pushing the plebes aside) to try to goad Sarah into bad-mouthing John McCain. Sarah kept her cool beautifully, while this horrid witch-whore hissed and pissed trying to get the answer she wanted. It was truly a disgusting display of bottom-sucking low-life behavior on the part of the Mitchell skank and truly a display of class and character on the part of Sarah.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 8:01:49 PM PST by samtheman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Democrats are the Party of Slavery who celebrate the Murder of the Unborn.

In Obama’s case, he celebrates the Murder of the Just Born.

Don't want anyone being punished with a Baby when it's so much easier to just kill it.

Andrea Mitchell, the Tokyo Rose of Liberalism.

22 posted on 12/27/2009 8:01:56 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Election 2010. No RATS, No RINOS...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NEVER confuse ignorance with malevolence.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 8:02:05 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrea is far angrier than any Tea Partier.


24 posted on 12/27/2009 8:05:01 PM PST by denydenydeny (The Left sees taxpayers the way Dr Frankenstein saw the local cemetery; raw material for experiments)
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To: SevenofNine

I was looking at Zazzle the other day and found a bumper sticker in Chinese, that I “think” is pro-Palin.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 8:12:02 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Yes Andrea. Wallace on a National scale. What a Moron that hag is.


26 posted on 12/27/2009 8:14:15 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

I think you owe Herr Frau Johanna Maria Magdalena “Magda” Goebbels an apology. LOL


27 posted on 12/27/2009 8:15:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not need to get upset with these Palin displays of hatred and fear - just note them and keep records - Sarah is HONEST, TRUTHFUL and COURAGEOUS - the anti-thesis of Washington Elites - so just by existing she exposes them as they react with compulsive hate attacks.

I don’t want to go too far - but this compulsive, reactive behavior reminds of Our Lord’s words “ ... I come not to unite the world, but to divide the world ... I am the rock that divides ..”

28 posted on 12/27/2009 8:18:50 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Al Greenspan should put a white sheet over her head.


29 posted on 12/27/2009 8:41:24 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is this Tea Party that she refers to?

Pray for America’s Freedom


30 posted on 12/27/2009 9:12:20 PM PST by bray (What ya in for Son? No Health Insurance. Me too.)
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To: SevenofNine; Bob J

Not only that SevenofNine, but if a closet racist liberal ever tries to pull the race card on Palin and the teaparties, remind them that not only does the Palin family have Native American heritage—Native Americans being the most marginalized ethnic grop in our society, but Trig Palin represents by far the most discriminated-against segment of our population: the disabled.

One wonders what liberals would say if Palin picked someone like Bobby Jindal as a running mate.

(Sarah spends a lot of time in her book discussing Alaska’s cultural diversity and her appreciation for Native American traditions and their respect for nature. She also talks about the social and economic struggles faced by people in the Yup’ik community Todd grew up in. This is no rich, white plantation-owning family!)


31 posted on 12/27/2009 9:14:27 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege ("When I survey the wondrous cross...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can remember the first presidential election I voted in. Now, my first real presidential election was 1980. However, back in school we held mock elections and the earliest one I can remember was 1968. I was 6. I voted for George Wallace. All of us did. The only kids who didn’t were the northern transplants. Granted, we all voted for who our parents for us but there was a very real state pride thing going on.

I will say I voted to re-elect Wallace in 1982 when I had the vote. Three times. Primary, runoff and against Folmar and to be honest, I would have done so again in 1986 had he run again. (I ended up going with the hometown guy Graddick and we all saw how that turned out). My father also got us to help put up signs for him in the re-election bid in 1974 and I seem to recall us also being for him in 1970.

Most people who like to use Wallace as an example have no idea what Wallace was talking about. The comparison of Wallace to Palin is a bad one because Wallace always had very strong support from unions. It is also a bad one because Wallace had an extensive record of achievement as a chief executive. In his first term he accomplished things that no governor had ever accomplished before. He brought a lot of jobs to the state.

It is also a bad comparison to draw because Mitchell is trying to draw out the race card and tying that into Palin. Now, the only campaign Wallace ran explicitly on race was 1962. He implicitly mentioned it in 1970 but Wallace’s campaign in 1968 wasn’t based on race.

Then again, Wallace is also the reason that Humphrey was able to become President.


32 posted on 12/27/2009 9:41:50 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, the Democrats that were the party of the Confederacy are nothing like the liberals of today. Just as the Socialists who called themselves Radical Republicans in the 1860s and 70s have no connection to our party of today.

Just as Thomas Jefferson would not recognize the party today that supposedly claims him as their “intellectual forefather”.

In modern politics Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Wade Hampton and Oscar Underwood would all be Republicans and Abe Lincoln, U.S. Grant, Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumner would all be among the most liberal of Democrats.


33 posted on 12/27/2009 9:47:35 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: AzaleaCity5691

Correction. Humphrey was not able to become President.

If Wallace hadn’tve run, based on Johnson’s own performance in ‘64 and Nixon’s in ‘60 it is fair to assume that a majority of Wallace states (and the election) would have gone to Humphrey, not to mentions states Nixon carried like Tennessee and Florida.


34 posted on 12/27/2009 9:49:32 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Them bringing up race actually helps us. I think I saw it posted on this site where right now Obama’s approval rating among whites is below 30%. That’s a damning a statistic.

Now is actually the perfect time to talk about affirmative action. Because really, now that Obama’s president, it isn’t needed. And more importantly, it is another way we can remind the middle class that he’s not on their side.


35 posted on 12/27/2009 9:51:57 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course this silly b!tch doesn’t bother to ask why people are angry.


36 posted on 12/27/2009 9:52:01 PM PST by blake6900
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To: BlueAngel
She should work for the Obama administration and not as a reporter.

Same thing these days, hadn't you noticed before this?

37 posted on 12/27/2009 11:08:47 PM PST by Bernard Marx (I don’t trust the reasoning of anyone who writes then when they mean than.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Andrea is out to get Sarah like all the other leftist cocktail party crowd. She is also jealous.


38 posted on 12/28/2009 2:41:42 AM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 12/28/2009 2:46:11 AM PST by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik
there is an angry subtext because of economic dislocation

What! Andea! You're not saying people of America are ANGRY that Barry the Boy King took his private 747 to spend the holiest Christian holiday at a $3500/night getaway, closed beaches for his private deal with Bruno Not-Proud-Of-My-Country, and pulls down four hundred large for playing golf.

And Wallace, Andrea--he was a DEMOCRAT, you know, like ROBERT BYRD THE KLANSMAN.


40 posted on 12/28/2009 2:54:10 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: potlatch

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Mitchell is still CYAing and pimping for her crooked ex-FED Chair husband’s books


41 posted on 12/28/2009 9:10:44 AM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Haven’t read the article yet. Was searching for my Andrea slideshow and haven’t found it yet, lol.


42 posted on 12/28/2009 9:27:56 AM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: devolve
Lol, maybe I was just remembering this photo. I make so many slideshows that I lose track of them.


43 posted on 12/28/2009 9:32:14 AM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: PhilDragoo

Very attractive graphics Phil!


44 posted on 12/28/2009 9:33:08 AM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

Good pic!

Moron ambusher Andrea Mitchell looks like she is pretending she is not angry that she is being restrained from harrassing Sarah Palin

Going out a bit after 2pm here - stocking up on stuff


45 posted on 12/28/2009 10:44:24 AM PST by devolve ( . . . . . . . . . woodpile alert - "My muslim faith....." - "Kobe" Osama . . . . . . . . . . . .)
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To: devolve

Stock up. A bottle of wine to relax the spirits, lol. Think the ‘spirits do the relaxing’. Snowshoes or ice skates may be needed....

Make a list, and check it twice!

Remember Mitchell and all the balloons thrown at her during the convention? She makes a good target.


46 posted on 12/28/2009 10:52:12 AM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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To: teletech

Andrea actually said after interviewing Sarah right after Sarah resigned.............”Her political career is over”...............I saw it on TV...........

So,Andrea has drawn a line in the sand...and she is wrong of course, but she has to make this work and show how right she is................


47 posted on 12/28/2009 12:42:53 PM PST by RRTJSP...........
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To: Fester Chugabrew

It is amazing to me, that anyone would listen to any of these news people.

Who died and made them experts on anything?

Sarah has a degree in Journalism, and she doesn’t even act like these morons............


48 posted on 12/28/2009 12:50:24 PM PST by RRTJSP...........
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To: potlatch

First I love Sarah’s Jacket

And Second I want to see Sarah punch that creep about 20 times................I want to see teeth on the floor............................LOL

It will never happen but I would pay, and by the way, I have given away a dozen of Sarah’s books....

I would pay to see that, Sarah would kick her ass.................Gosh I would love to see it..............


49 posted on 12/28/2009 12:57:33 PM PST by RRTJSP...........
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To: RRTJSP...........
[I want to see Sarah punch that creep about 20 times................I want to see teeth on the floor]

Lol, you must be a man!

Sarah is smart and beautiful and composed. She knows just how to shoot a little arrow at her detractors with a cute ‘zinger’ remark and wink of the eye.

Believe me, that can infuriate them WORSE than anything. She is classy, and resorting to violence isn't.

Great about you giving people her book!!

50 posted on 12/28/2009 1:09:39 PM PST by potlatch (~~ COGITO ERGO SUM~~)
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