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Mitchell: Obama Could Be Blamed For Afghanistan, Gas Prices Though He Has 'So Little Control'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/27/2012 6:15:02 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

It must be reassuring to President Obama to know that minions like Andrea Mitchell have his back.

On Morning Joe today, "correspondent" Mitchell fretted that President Obama might be facing electoral challenges for rising gasoline prices and Afghanistan, despite the fact that these are "global events" over which Obama has "so little control." So unfair. I mean, Obama only being President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; andreamitchell; barackobama; bho2012; bhojobapproval; gasolineprices

1 posted on 02/27/2012 6:15:07 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I always forget. Which member of The Elite Ruling Class is Andrea married to?

Alan Greenspan? Jay Carney? Rosa De Lauro?

A little help.

2 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:05 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

So unfair to hold Obama responsible for his record. Andrea Mitchell ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:46 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Michell is right...Obama can only control what Soros authorizes him to.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 6:17:46 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The American Press - they’re like getaway car drivers for bank robbers.
“I didn’t actually kill those people and steal the money, I just helped them get away with it.”


5 posted on 02/27/2012 6:24:26 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

It’s the Koch brothers’ fault.


6 posted on 02/27/2012 6:28:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

7 posted on 02/27/2012 6:30:00 AM PST by Lazamataz (If unemployment helps the economy, like the W.H. says, then CONTRACTING CANCER MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Que the old video of Mitchell blaming Bush.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 6:30:04 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Texas Eagle

I wonder if he likes to watch while Mitchell gets on her kneepads before her sugar daddy Hussein, or if he joins right in.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 6:31:01 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama Could Be Blamed For Afghanistan, Gas Prices Though He Has 'So Little Control'

So we've gone from "I WON!" to "I'm helpless"?

Gimmeabreak!

10 posted on 02/27/2012 6:32:12 AM PST by MamaTexan (I am a ~Person~ as created by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as created by the laws of Man)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s refreshing to watch how the MSM tries to weasel around the point that they finally realize what we conservatives have known all along: Obama is a vapid dork who would be digging ditches were it not for affirmative action.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 6:34:42 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Forgive the crudity... but, 0bama is the anti-Christ’s buttboy.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 6:35:23 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yo Andreovich! His problem is not control His puppet master Soros is calling the shots. Obama is just flat unprepared, inexperienced and flat does not know what he is doing, to be president. Heck, I HAD more experience running troops and directing people that this idiot did! My 20 plus years in the Army gave me the experience to delegate, make decisions, etc. His only big decision today is when is the next vacation and what is my tee time.
13 posted on 02/27/2012 6:36:40 AM PST by RetiredArmy (POLITICIANS: Promise the moon. Deliver the shaft.)
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To: Da Coyote
Obama is a vapid dork who would be digging ditches sitting on his butt smoking week and collecting gov't bennies were it not for affirmative action.

Fixed it. Digging ditches actually takes initiative and hard work, things for which BO has rarely demonstrated a proclivity.

14 posted on 02/27/2012 6:38:02 AM PST by wbill
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To: Da Coyote
week=weed. Or weekly weed, I suppose.

(reaches for coffee cup)

15 posted on 02/27/2012 6:40:03 AM PST by wbill
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To: mrsmel
Gahhhhhhhh!!! My mind's eye!
16 posted on 02/27/2012 6:40:40 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There is no Federal Subsidy for Oil companies. He means raise taxes on them which will raise prices higher.

Pray for America


17 posted on 02/27/2012 6:43:07 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: Da Coyote

I think he’s competent, he’s competent to just what he’s doing-destroy. Destruction doesn’t require much competence, just look at Detroit, Birmingham, etc.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 6:46:17 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: Texas Eagle

Sorry :) I have this trait of being able to say it without visualising it.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 6:47:52 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She’s forgotten-she doesn’t actually even have to defend him, this is just what he said he wanted to do.


20 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:40 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: bray

When your assumption is that government owns everything,
anything the government doesn’t take from an entity
is something that the government has “given” the entity.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 6:49:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: mrsmel

The Muslim said flat out that prices would skyrocket.

He is totally responsible and totally competent. He is getting exactly what he called for.

He has been working at it all along and his work is bearing fruit.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 6:50:51 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Texas Eagle

That would be Alan Greenspan..


23 posted on 02/27/2012 6:52:12 AM PST by PLD
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The media wants us to believe it’s all about the Middle East turmoil, but it’s not, the largest component in the commodity price increases is the devalued dollar due to the print-and-borrow mentality of our current government.

Why is gold so high? Why is every commodity higher than it should be? It’s certainly not the threat of oil supply disruption, is it?


24 posted on 02/27/2012 6:54:55 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: Venturer

Yes. I wish some person with a media megaphone would quote him on this repeatedly. I don’t know why they’re not. Out of his own mouth...


25 posted on 02/27/2012 6:56:16 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”It must be reassuring to President Obama to know that minions like Andrea Mitchell have his back. On Morning Joe today, “correspondent” Mitchell fretted that President Obama might be facing electoral challenges for rising gasoline prices and Afghanistan, despite the fact that these are “global events” over which Obama has “so little control.” So unfair. I mean, Obama only being President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States

Boo-Hoo-Hoo,
Andrea Mitchell is one of the ‘The economy is moving in the right direction’ crowd that has been glowing over Obama’s recent approval ratings. Why are Reid and Schumer and Kerry not on all the Sunday shows calling Afghanistan a failure and demanding immediate withdrawal?? as they were in 2007 with Iraq?

Let me spell it out for you in MSMSpeak:

Moving in the 'right' direction = Obama’s doing
8% unemployment= Obama’s doing
GM making a ‘profit’ = Obama’s doing (forget that 23B$, the rich can pay that back)
Capturing Bin laden, Mission Accomplished= Obama’s doing

1.5 T$ deficit = The rich and Republicans fault, just 'tax the rich'.
High gas prices =Chinese and Republicans fault, tax the oil companies
Any slowing of the economy, ie moving in the 'wrong' direction = Europe and Republicans fault, tax the rich
Endless costly War with no hope in sight=Bush's fault, how do we blame this on 'the rich'?

Look, Obama has lots of great ideas for fixing these things(all involve raising taxes on 'the rich'), they may take a little time to work, but those mean Republicans are blocking them all to protect those 'millionaire and billionaires', Obam just needs a chance, he tried tax cuts and drilling and proved it didnt work. ‘ Four More Years! Give obama's ideas a try!

26 posted on 02/27/2012 6:59:45 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: wbill

Dontcha just hate it when that happens? You fix something and screw it up so bad it make you look bad.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 7:20:07 AM PST by crz
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To: mrsmel
Well, you beat me to the knee pad comment.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 8:52:00 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: sickoflibs; governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; B4Ranch

20% unemployment/under-employment
Obamacare = rotten heathcare/death panels/unconstitutional as hell
No drillie/no low pricey!

MORE than enough ammo for impeachment.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 9:01:36 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”MORE than enough ammo for impeachment

You mean by the congress that pretty much caved to Obama on every spending and debt limit bill? How's that repeal of Obama-care coming? Maybe they could start with that.

30 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
RE :”MORE than enough ammo for impeachment

You mean by the congress that pretty much caved to Obama on every spending and debt limit bill? How's that repeal of Obama-care coming? Maybe they could start with that.

31 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:17 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If the suck-up press can't find a Republican to blame, they'll say it's "no one's fault".

What's amazing to me is journalists wonder why they're being laid off in droves - why fewer people are reading newspapers, why 'news' viewership is down, and why fewer people believe what they say anyhow...

I suspect it's not the Internet - it's their bias and lack of trustworthiness...

32 posted on 02/27/2012 9:36:59 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: sickoflibs; governsleastgovernsbest; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl

Congress exempted themselves from Obamacare......


33 posted on 02/27/2012 9:41:46 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Andrea Mitchell will be the first of the suck-ups to give credit to Obama if gas prices go down.

Here's how it works with journalism's 'teacher's pets': If gasoline doubles in price - it's 'beyond the control' of the President ( if he's a dem). If the price of gasoline goes up and a Republican is President it's the fault of greedy Texas Republicans, friends of Dick Cheney or Haliburton. If kids can't read and all their teachers are liberal democrat union members, the 'problem' is they need more money. Democrats are NEVER AT FAULT. Don't believe me? Ask a journalist.

There's thousands of examples - but they all come down to this: democrats are given an excuse - no matter how lame - and all journalists believe it. Republicans are held to the highest level of accountability - and are never offered an excuse.

I wish some enlightened academic would do a mock up of the average liberal paper and switch the bias - then ask the editors if they would subscribe to such a paper.

34 posted on 02/27/2012 9:48:44 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m sure Mitchell was giving Bush a pass too by saying he had very little control over Afganistan and Iraq too, right?


35 posted on 02/27/2012 10:13:32 AM PST by what's up
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