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Et Tu, Andrea? Even Mitchell Mocks SOTU
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/26/2011 6:05:43 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

How can a Dem president tell that his SOTU was a for-real floperewski? When even Andrea Mitchell pans it. Yet that's precisely what NBC's chief foreign affairs correspondent did on Morning Joe today.

What was particularly unkind about Andrea's cut was that she criticized both the form and the substance of the speech. After observing that Pres. Obama's oratory lacked "energy" and "passion," Mitchell opined that "it doesn't add up. The dollars and cents don't add up." Ouch.

Before Andrea's assessment, the rest of the panel, with the notable exception of Howard Dean who managed to defend the speech, took turns lampooning it, with Joe Scarborough contributing a particularly scathing basketball analogy.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; barackobama; bhojobapproval; bhosotu; morningjoe; msnbc; snoozefest; sotu
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1 posted on 01/26/2011 6:05:47 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

How bad was Obama’s SOTU? Even Andrea Mitchell didn’t like it! Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/26/2011 6:06:50 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mrs Alan Greenspan weighs in on the “dollars and sense”
These people are shameless

I saw Cokie Roberts on ABC give the speech a “B”- that’s an “F” to anyone who is not an affirmative action selectee


3 posted on 01/26/2011 6:08:08 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I heard a Democrat say it was a boring speech at best.


4 posted on 01/26/2011 6:08:44 AM PST by Dante3
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

5 posted on 01/26/2011 6:10:03 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Dante3

I heard a Democrat say it was a boring speech at best.

....................................

What, no tingles???


6 posted on 01/26/2011 6:10:42 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You know how an old loved one with Alzheimer’s will, at times, have a moment of sterling clarity of mind?

This must be what happened to Andrea.

Look, for all the so-called critique of Obama’s show last night, the media are still madly in love with him and his agenda. They will never EVER wander or stray from their lover.

They may pout, be snide, turn a cold shoulder for a day or two, but LEAVE him? Not a chance. Not a chance in hell.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 6:10:52 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There’s no rational reason for this speech to be received any differently than any other Obama speech. These people are all ankle-biters.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 6:12:08 AM PST by Huck (The antifederalists were right.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The real reason they don’t like it was because it didn’t pass the liberal agenda smell test. They’re upset he’s trying to appear to move to the center.


9 posted on 01/26/2011 6:13:44 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Americans must realize enmasse that we do not have a POTUS, a leader, a head of state, other then a total empty suit, socialist Democrat buffoon!!! He is killing our economy, our jobs, and on his watch, we are losing in Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Eygpt, the whole Middle East has become or is becoming radical Muslim. Actually, that is just what this America destroyer has wanted. Best wake up America, time is running out for our once great nation!!! SOTU address, the worst ever!!! The man is useless and anti-American from head to toe!!!


10 posted on 01/26/2011 6:14:34 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The dollars and cents don’t add up.

The dollars and cents don’t add up.

The dollars and cents don’t add up.

Bachmann showed the chart


11 posted on 01/26/2011 6:15:22 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: SoFloFreeper

True.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 6:18:48 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama's oratory lacked "energy" and "passion,"

I refused to watch it last night so can't comment but if she's saying this then can we hope he'll soon be stepping down from exhaustion or some other lame excuse?

13 posted on 01/26/2011 6:19:47 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

They haven’t been adding up since Zer0 started running for President...why the concern now from libs?


14 posted on 01/26/2011 6:20:20 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I think its pretty humorous that the “find a Democrat buddy” seating system that many in here were so vociferously opposed to here actually helped make the speech MORE of a flop.

Because Obamas supporters were spread out as opposed to concentrated, the energy on his side was significantly diminished. The Republicans accidentally stumbled upon a pretty good tactic (at least for this speech)


15 posted on 01/26/2011 6:21:25 AM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And to top it off, while obie has been supported by TelePrompTer now for over two years, yet he still does not know how to use it. His tennis-match Timmeh style is annoying. How about trying to look directly into the camera for just a single second, obie?


16 posted on 01/26/2011 6:25:51 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“What, no tingles???”

Tingles called it JFK-esq. Unfortunately for him the rest of the MSM thought that was a bridge to far. Bwaa haa!


17 posted on 01/26/2011 6:26:29 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama revealed his strategy.....sit back and do nothing, letting Congress take the lead.

Yes, it is not a new strategy for him, but he is just burning time until 2012.

If the budget and economy get better, Obama can take credit and get re-elected.

If the budget and economy get worse, Obama can run against the Republican Congress. The media will mask the Democrat Senate.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 6:28:09 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let’s face it. You can put lipstick on a pig and it is still a pig. I am not just describing Andrea Mitchell, but Obama’s speech. What could Obama say that could hide the obvious reality? High unemploymentm huge deficits, an unpopular healthcare bill, and getting creamed in the mid-terms have reduced him in stature and exposed the fact that his policies haven’t work. Instead, they have made things worse. He has no solutions.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 6:31:05 AM PST by kabar
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL.....now that Rahm dead fish is gone there is no one in the White House to email Morning Joe with their talking points.

Oh woe, Oh woe, poor Joe.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 6:34:46 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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“Obama says one of the advantages of High Speed Rail is they are a faster way to travel because there’s no TSA pat-downs” Napolitano has already gone on record saying that they’d have to look at putting these measures in for mass transit as well.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/130549-next-step-for-tight-security-could-be-trains-boats-and-the-metro-


21 posted on 01/26/2011 6:35:04 AM PST by anglian
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

From the Obama/Soros media machine: cBS article

Poll: High Marks for Obama’s State of the Union Speech

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20029581-503544.html


22 posted on 01/26/2011 6:36:11 AM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Obama's supposed jokes flopped BECAUSE all watching know he has done nothing but destroy our economy. It was a joke when Obama said he was ordering such and such to practice transparency like he does on his fightthesmears I mean WH web site. Maddow dissed CNN for airing the Bachmann Response

Bachmann Response

Unemployment Map

23 posted on 01/26/2011 6:37:09 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I was shocked to hear Obama acknowledge that the private sector had some value in our nation's greatness.
24 posted on 01/26/2011 6:38:02 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Obama's supposed jokes flopped BECAUSE all watching know he has done nothing but destroy our economy. It was a joke when Obama said he was ordering such and such to practice transparency like he does on his fightthesmears I mean WH web site.

Maddow dissed CNN for airing the Bachmann Response

Bachmann Response

Unemployment Map

25 posted on 01/26/2011 6:39:31 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Mitchell opined that “it doesn’t add up. The dollars and cents don’t add up.” “

Guess her hubby told her that


26 posted on 01/26/2011 6:39:48 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Huck
These people are all ankle-biters.

Correct, but you need to move them up about two feet or so.............

27 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Abathar
They’re upset he’s trying to appear to move to the center.

Can you show me anywhere in that speech where Obama has indicated that he is moving anywhere but left? What specific thing did he say that would suggest to you that he is more moderate than he was 3 months ago? And would you believe anything he read last night?

28 posted on 01/26/2011 6:42:46 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: bgill
I didn't watch either. This was probably the first SOTU address that I purposely missed in about 30 years. I can't stand to watch/listen to him anymore. I can't stand how lib media defends and applauds him. And I can't stand what is and has happened to our country since BO moved into the White House. People are more and more at each others throats over politics, people walk around with chips on their shoulders expecting the govt. to do everything for them, and people are angrier on both sides of the political line. I have never lived in such a hateful time in America that I recall. Maybe it was like this before at times, but perhaps I was not old enough to notice.

To me it just seems that Obama has not done anything to make people "HOPEful" but has done a lot to make people HATEful. He has destroyed America from within, and has reduced our status internationally.

I know there are plenty of people, like me, who know the American spirit of optimism, morality, values, etc. is still alive...the Tea Party movement is an example. But, I still have never seen so much negativity and anger on the side of the left. And the formation of the Tea Party movement, its growth, its appeal...is testimony to how much negativity and government control is being resented and unacceptable to the America loving patriotic citizens.

BO in the White House does not represent anything good in America, and has done nothing good for Americans. So I just don't listen to him anymore. He does what he wants no matter what critics and/or advisers tell him.

His agenda, no matter what he says in any speech, is just to destroy the financial and military strength of our country, allow a stronghold of fanatic Islamists to develop here, and make everyone dependent on government hand-outs and assistance...thereby controlling the populace. That is all he wants, nothing else matters...no other problems or incentives get his real attention.

29 posted on 01/26/2011 6:43:01 AM PST by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: kabar

ABC did a poll of 500 after the speech. 92% gave a very favorable............


30 posted on 01/26/2011 6:44:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Andrea’s a CPA ?


31 posted on 01/26/2011 6:45:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Andrea may retire earlier than she planned, should this keep up.


32 posted on 01/26/2011 6:47:06 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Abathar
They’re upset he’s trying to appear to move to the center

Surely, they could take solace in knowing that he 'lies'. . .

33 posted on 01/26/2011 6:50:09 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I am surprised it wasn’t 100%. Where was it taken, Harlem?


34 posted on 01/26/2011 6:53:02 AM PST by kabar
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To: silverleaf

GWB had it right when he spoke of “the soft bigotry of low expectations”. No more affirmative action Presidents, ever!


35 posted on 01/26/2011 6:53:49 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
”a tinkling bell,

full of sound and fuzzy,

signifying nothing.”

36 posted on 01/26/2011 6:56:09 AM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: kabar

My guess the Memphis Projects that is in Rep Steve Choen’s district.


37 posted on 01/26/2011 7:02:41 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: SoFloFreeper
..the media are still madly in love with him and his agenda.

I heard some of the SRM's critique of zero's show of the onion last night. I can't believe the love they have for this idiot in chief. There was a "focus group" in Austin [mostly liberals] last night and most of them thought he struck out as well. I don't think 92% thought it was a good speech.

38 posted on 01/26/2011 7:05:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I love Rush’s impersonation of Andrea. I get a good laugh every time I hear it! LOL!


39 posted on 01/26/2011 7:09:11 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

As I posted on the SOTU thread ... Unicorns and rainbows officially stopped flying out of Obama’s butt last night. Nobody’s buying it anymore. Apparently, not even Andrea.


40 posted on 01/26/2011 7:13:03 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

http://www.reporternews.com/polls/2011/jan/SOTU_poll/results/

This is what Abilene folks thought of it.


41 posted on 01/26/2011 7:23:07 AM PST by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: Liberty Valance
The Kenyan is worried about more important things. Like what is he going to do when Arizona tells him he has to cough up his birth certificate in order to be on the ballot for 2012.




42 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:09 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What happened to the 90% approval of Obama’s speech I heard about on the radio?


43 posted on 01/26/2011 7:32:35 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All
"... with Joe Scarborough contributing a particularly scathing basketball analogy."


44 posted on 01/26/2011 7:39:42 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: wilco200

Matthews ought to keep it up. The more he talks, the fewer the number of people who think he has any credibility.


45 posted on 01/26/2011 7:47:38 AM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: CitizenM

Agreed. I’ve seen more negativity lately, too. And count me in with the rest of the negatives. I can’t stand anything about this administration and that includes those on this side of the aisle who look the other way and pander to the little brat. There are many people who are nervous about what’s coming down the road - inflation, war, civil unrest, unemployment. I’ve never seen so many worried and feel it’s going to get worse, much worse in the coming months.


46 posted on 01/26/2011 7:49:57 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ahhh, perfect morning: Starbucks while reading your piece. Serenity now !!!



47 posted on 01/26/2011 7:53:42 AM PST by Allthegoodusernamesaregone (Here I come to save the day! - Barack Obama, Jan. 14th 2011)
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To: SoFloFreeper
“They may pout, be snide, turn a cold shoulder for a day or two, but LEAVE him? Not a chance. Not a chance in hell.”

The Nazis used to claim, “Germany is Hitler and Hitler is Germany” Our MSM can claim, “Obama is the media and the media is Obama”. Like Siamese twins they are inextricably joined.

48 posted on 01/26/2011 8:21:34 AM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
0bama's SOTU Traveling BullShit Show needs to get "organized."

"What we have here. Is failure to communicate."

49 posted on 01/26/2011 8:24:00 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: CitizenM
I didn't watch either. This was probably the first SOTU address that I purposely missed in about 30 years.

Same here. The man had nothing to say that I wanted to hear.

Nothing.


50 posted on 01/26/2011 8:39:32 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (ohhh, right there, that's it. Yeaaa!!)
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