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Mika Mortified By Criticism of Carter's Kennedy Bashing
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/17/2010 9:32:12 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Mika Brzezinski is no poker face, regularly letting her feelings show as she reacts to the stories of the day. But when it comes to emoting, the Morning Joe co-host outdid herself today, reacting to the criticism the panel leveled at Jimmy Carter for his ungracious bashing of the late Ted Kennedy.

In a 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, a clip from which Morning Joe aired, an embittered Carter flatly says the failure to get national health care during his administration was Ted Kennedy's "fault." Carter accused Kennedy of "deliberately blocking" Carter's proposed legislation, in order to deny him a major legislative achievement.

Mika, daughter of Carter's National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, has a history of defending Carter on the show. Check the video as Mika grimaces in discomfort, and interjects various rebuttals, as her fellow panelists unload on Carter.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jimmycarter; mikabrzezinski; tedkennedy

1 posted on 09/17/2010 9:32:15 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not very Christian of Jimmuh.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 9:33:42 AM PDT by AU72
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Will anybody care when Carter finally dies?


3 posted on 09/17/2010 9:33:57 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism and Patriotism cannot coexist.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Teddy killed Mary Jo AND HEALTHCARE!!


4 posted on 09/17/2010 9:34:51 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Will anybody care when Carter finally dies?

Nixon. You've probably heard that there's a special place in Hell. Well, until Carter dies, Nixon has to stay there.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 9:37:18 AM PDT by Nick Danger (Pin the fail on the donkey)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Republicans bash other Republicans while they are alive.
Democrats bide their time and then speak ill of the dead.
6 posted on 09/17/2010 9:38:14 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
an embittered Carter
A constant state of mind for the second worst president in history.
7 posted on 09/17/2010 9:38:30 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Good entertainment value ping to Today show list.


8 posted on 09/17/2010 9:38:33 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not surprising when you remember the vitriol of the 1980 Dem primary. It was apparent that Carter and Kennedy hated each other. It hasn’t abated, I see. I later heard the rumor that Joe Kennedy, Sr. had met Lillian something like 9 months before Jimmah was born. I don’t believe those rumors, but I think that one was born to try and explain that primary animosity.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 9:38:56 AM PDT by twigs
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When two detestable people are throwing feces at one another, what is the proper reaction? When one is a dead man and the other a nearly dead man, then what should the proper reaction be? Given that it is Carter and Kennedy, I’m guessing we need a couple extra truck loads of feces to keep the pot boiling. You would think someone in the entertainment world would understand this? Mika, too dumb even for TeeVeeee!


10 posted on 09/17/2010 9:39:03 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Cowboy Bob
Will anybody care when Carter finally dies?

How shallow of you! Have you forgotten about the millions of state and federal employees that will get a day off with pay?!?

11 posted on 09/17/2010 9:41:06 AM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: Ann Archy

Nixon is dead but you can speak ill of him any day of the week on MSNBC. But a slob like Kennedy is spoken of in hallowed whispers.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 9:42:54 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Perhaps we owe Kennedy a big thank you if Carter is right. Can you imagine how broke the country would be by now if health control had passed in the ‘70s?


13 posted on 09/17/2010 9:48:46 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Carter accused Kennedy of "deliberately blocking" Carter's proposed legislation, in order to deny him a major legislative achievement.

"I could'a been a contender"

14 posted on 09/17/2010 9:53:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Jimmah is wasist!


15 posted on 09/17/2010 9:57:41 AM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: SaxxonWoods

about as broke as it is now??


16 posted on 09/17/2010 9:58:32 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Carter did a few things right.
He brought Egypt back into a more western posture, as you might have noticed , Egypt and Israel stopped waging war on each other.
His support of Habitat for Humanity helped many people. And it's a good model for assisting people that need help, You work, we help you. And it doesn't depend on tax dollars. He blew Iran, but if you look at the weapons systems he authorized ( M1, M2/M3, Ohio class, ect) They are the backbone. As he get older, he gets more outspoken, but he's not the first elderly American to go that way. And he didn't promise the voters one thing and do another. You saw what he was, and he did what he said.
17 posted on 09/17/2010 10:09:52 AM PDT by Waverunner (")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

C’mon, all Carter is doing is demonstrating his ecumenicism. After going after the Jews, he’s now going after the Irish...


18 posted on 09/17/2010 10:14:44 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Will anybody care when Carter finally dies?

I will. Peeing on his grave is one of very few items on my "bucket list".

19 posted on 09/17/2010 10:16:02 AM PDT by cayuga (Can the US survive an electorate stupid enough to send 0bama to the White House?)
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To: cayuga

Was at Arlington this spring and walked past Ted’s grave. You have no idea how hard such an action is to resist.


20 posted on 09/17/2010 10:47:23 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Can I now complain about the 2006 Democrat House and Senate blocked everything positive in the Bush administration to keep him from getting any credit and heaping on all the blame?


21 posted on 09/17/2010 10:49:29 AM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Springman

Scarborough looks like Mika has his cojones in a lock box. She just might.

22 posted on 09/17/2010 10:51:08 AM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing! Just Vote the Bums Out!)
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To: pacpam

not that it will do any good, but feel free


23 posted on 09/17/2010 10:55:00 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Quel surprise!


24 posted on 09/17/2010 1:50:29 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
To the media, Camelot never ended and if its a Kennedy, then its a Saint.

Full disclosure, I am NO admirer of Jimmie, the ego, Carter.

That does not mean he is incapable of getting SOME things right and telling the truth - when telling the truth is in his interest.

With regard to:

"But when it comes to emoting, the Morning Joe co-host outdid herself today, reacting to the criticism the panel leveled at Jimmy Carter for his ungracious bashing of the late Ted Kennedy."

"In a 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, a clip from which Morning Joe aired, an embittered Carter flatly says the failure to get national health care during his administration was Ted Kennedy's "fault." Carter accused Kennedy of "deliberately blocking" Carter's proposed legislation, in order to deny him a major legislative achievement."

Carter is right, and every Democratic insider in Congress at the time knows it.

Ted Kennedy worked for himself and his Presidential ambitions, full time, once he obtained his own Senate seat and believed the Presidency to be a legacy that rightfully belonged to him.

Having subverted Carter legislatively in Carter's last term, he, Teddy, went to the Democratic Convention - for Carter's second term - hoping to rest the Dim Candidacy from Carter. I know, I was a "guest" there at Madison Square Garden, with my Reagan campaign button on, the night before and the night of the voting of the delegates. There was no hiding who Kennedy was going after when he spoke and even though Carter had a majority of the delegates by the primary process, Kennedy worked to get delegates that Carter won in the primaries to switch to him. When you believe the Presidency is your personal, inherited legacy, there are no rules worth keeping.

Sure, Carter had enough going against him, but if anyone was going to lower the Democrats enthusiasm for the eventual nominee - Carter, at the polls, it was Kennedy.

Is Carter justified in still being bitter towards Ted Kennedy today. Sure he is.

Not that it mattered. It was going to be Reagan anyway. Maybe it would have been better for Carter, and for the country, if it had been Teddy that Reagan roundly defeated that year.

At least, for Carter, he wouldn't have had that personal defeat festering in his bruised ego.

25 posted on 09/17/2010 3:20:30 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: tina07

“about as broke as it is now??”

Much worse than that I fear, tina07. 34 years of health control would have wiped us out by now. We are still hanging on by our fingernails, though some are broken.


26 posted on 09/17/2010 5:36:54 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Gone Galt and loving it)
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To: McGruff

To me they look like they are married and Mika gave Joe “The Look”!!!


27 posted on 09/17/2010 7:46:20 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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