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Morning Joe Panel Scolds Sorkin For Suggesting Hillary Will Use Grandma-hood to Soften Image
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 04/18/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Who would deny that Hillary could use a little softening of her icy image? But when Andrew Ross Sorkin had the audacity to suggest that Clinton's impending grandma-hood would work to her advantage in that regard, the collective wrath of the Morning Joe panel descended on him.

John Heilemann, as is his habit, sneered. "Republican" Nicolle Wallace actually led the Sorkin scolding, suggesting it was "stupid" to think as he did.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andrewrosssorkin; chelseaclinton; hillaryclinton; morningjoe

1 posted on 04/18/2014 7:08:45 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Granny Hillary ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 7:09:26 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Between the Kennedys and Clintons, it just proves that Democrats really wish we had real royalty in this country.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 7:10:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

IOW this was poll tested to max political advantage.

Of course this must test well with single women and homosexuals. The key democrat party demographics.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m kinda hoping she uses grandma hood to stay out of the race altogether.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 7:11:21 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Delusional. The days of needing to soften her image are over. Now it is the need to prove she remembers to shower in the morning, won’t wander in the Whitehouse and is not going to keel over. She is a mess.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 7:12:48 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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7 posted on 04/18/2014 7:13:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Not that she’ll need it, because she’ll win anyway, but damn right she’s going to milk that “loving Grandma” image for all it’s worth. That grandbaby will be the most photographed child prop since Prince William.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 7:13:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: dfwgator

“Between the Kennedys and Clintons, it just proves that Democrats really wish we had real royalty in this country.”

That wish isn’t isolated to the D side of the aisle.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 7:13:17 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: brownsfan

Yes, the Bushes are the GOP “Royalty.”


10 posted on 04/18/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: brownsfan
That wish isn’t isolated to the D side of the aisle.

Ain't that the truth!

11 posted on 04/18/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No doubt about it, that Mezvinsky kid will be raised by a village. The Clintons have too much important work to do.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 7:17:15 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: ScottinVA

Does anyone remember Tricia or Julie Nixon’s pregnancies being huge news items - or Susan Ford’s, or Amy Carter’s (even possible???) Not even Jenna Bush’s pregnancy was this big a deal.

Why on earth does anyone care about Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy?


13 posted on 04/18/2014 7:20:13 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And so. When the girl delivers up a litter of Heinz 57 pups, how is Granny Hillary to be perceived?

Frankly, this granny thing is a desperate attempt to garner some sympathetic respect from people who have no connection with their progeny. These supposedly sympathetic people have been hell bent for leather on shackling their heirs with government oppression and debt for decades. They have been MURDERING them to the tune of millions with convenient lifestyle choice abortions for God’s sake!

I don’t think it matters one bit to a populace that is steeped in self-interest, leeching and deceit. It’s more useless Democrat pablum that can be spewed to a willing and complicit media intent on helping them.

Lastly, please! No one here tell me that Chelsea is off limits as a target. When she is showcased in a campaign event and in the media as the darling preggers daughter of HillBill, she deserves all the condemnation one can bestow.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 7:21:22 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Bob Beckel said the same thing on The Five.

The other hosts called him out on it and he stood his ground.

15 posted on 04/18/2014 7:22:11 AM PDT 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

Bob Becker, old dem strategist, said as much yesterday on the five. The kids in my house were disgusted and amazed... , well, as they are on a daily basis


16 posted on 04/18/2014 7:25:11 AM PDT by stanne
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To: ScottinVA

As much as she’ll hate doing it, she’ll tote the baby around attempting to look like the loving granny to help her along. That way she can use the poor child to demonstrate why everybody needs “free” health care and “free” education, guaranteed employment, blah, blah, blah. These didiots will stoop to any level to achieve their goals. Disgusting is being too kind. Now, where’s my barf bag?


17 posted on 04/18/2014 7:26:58 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

There was a charmingly cheesy fantasy movie years ago, called “The Sword and the Sorcerer” (1982), in which, at the start of the movie, the bad guy, a king, decides to resurrect a hideous, evil sorcerer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBDPMXFvKkA

I think it would be hilarious to do a gif of selected frames from this scene, but with Hillary’s head pasted over that of the demon sorcerer.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 7:27:13 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The weird thing is that Chelsea once lamented that her great-grandmother did not have access to abortion services when she became pregnant as an unwed teen. She gave birth to the child that would become Hillary’s mother.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 7:30:14 AM PDT 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

It’s hard to say how they’ll play this. They might want to avoid the “Grandma Hillary” image because it may create the perception that she is too old to be President - especially if this is coupled with another medical incident that can’t be hidden from the public.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 7:31:10 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Nahh. Hillary and her supporters would never do that any more than they would conduct a nationwide campaign to intimidate those who are off-put by her abrasive demeanor disguised as a movement to aid bossy little girls.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 7:32:44 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Does Hillary! realize there will be Jewish blood flowing through the veins of her first Grandchild?

Hasn’t she said some VERY nasty things about Jewish people?

*SMIRK*


22 posted on 04/18/2014 7:33:26 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Texas Eagle
For once, I agree with Beckel. Those with short memories forget that during the 1996 campaign, the Klintoons floated the bogus rumors of adopting a child to swoons all around. From philly.com:
Posted: May 26, 1996

* Hillary Rodham Clinton says that ``it would be terrific'' if she and President Clinton had another child and that they also have been discussing the possibility of adoption, according to a published report. Hillary Clinton in the past has acknowledged difficulties having children and has been a strong activist on behalf of adoption. But in an interview with Time magazine, she said that she continues to hope for a sibling for Chelsea, 16. Clinton, 48, said she and the President also ``continue to talk about'' adopting a child, but that those talks aren't likely to get serious until after the November election. Neel Lattimore, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, said yesterday that her general interest in adoption is nothing new and that she and the President have discussed it ``in abstract terms,'' but ``are they working on adopting a child? No.''

Source: http://articles.philly.com/1996-05-26/news/25627362_1_hillary-clinton-adoption-neel-lattimore


23 posted on 04/18/2014 7:33:36 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Dahoser
Excellent find.

FReepers rock.

24 posted on 04/18/2014 7:35:19 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Thank You Rush

Can you just see the campaign commercials the Clinton campaign will make out of this? You’ll see Grandma Hillary walking hand in hand with the little toddler and playing with him/her. There will be some warm, sappy music in the background and a voiceover of Hillary proclaiming she’s running for the presidency to make America a better place and she’s doing it “for the children”. The low info crowd will see that and melt like butter on a hot griddle and it’ll give Hillary the image of being a loving and caring person instead of the cold, calculating political machine that she is in reality.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 7:37:21 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Seems to me they dragged that baseball cap wearing, errant husband of hers off the ski slopes kicking and screaming or on drugs, for a conjugal

Just the way it looks.

My kids got a quick lesson In clintonology

Worse that Obama.

Never forget


26 posted on 04/18/2014 7:38:45 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Gaffer

Chelsea Clinton is playing in the big leagues & has not ruled out seeking political office. Her public statements are not off limits to criticism.

And yes, the apple seldom falls far from the tree, & sooner or later daughters come to resemble their mothers.

BTW why does everyone keep assuming that Webb Hubbell is dead?


27 posted on 04/18/2014 7:39:34 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Yeah, this is a soft image! /S


28 posted on 04/18/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It's not too late to change her mind.

I'm sure they are poll-testing which would bring Hitlery more votes; a grandchild or a daughter who exercised "choice".

29 posted on 04/18/2014 7:40:39 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: elcid1970

The ‘nose’ NEVER lies! :0)


30 posted on 04/18/2014 7:41:49 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Pelosi used the same scheme.

She’s still a hag.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 7:42:03 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chelsea was told to produce a baby in time for Hillary to take an adorable toddler on the campaign trail with her so voters could be told they would be electing the benevolent Gramma next door.
The poor child will be a political chess piece from the moment it’s born. If the mere presence of this child doesn’t do the trick for her and her polling numbers aren’t great I predict all sorts of cynical ploys from a possible life threatening illness(Thank you Obama for Obamacare) to a threatened kidnapping (OH! That poor woman!)
That poor child. All four of it’s grandparents are criminals.


32 posted on 04/18/2014 7:44:12 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Thank You Rush

“Not even Jenna Bush’s pregnancy was this big a deal.”

I never knew Jenna had become a mom.

God help us in 2016. The pregnancy probably was planned to provide a prop for PIAPS. (Didn’t plan the alliteration, but there you have it.)


33 posted on 04/18/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: riri

I do hope you are joking. Hillary is two years younger than me and I don’t have a problem with remembering to shower or wandering around anywhere.


34 posted on 04/18/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The alchemist has a better chance of success.


35 posted on 04/18/2014 7:52:32 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

She won’t make cookies for the little ones, however. Maybe sell/trade them for shoulder fired missiles though.


36 posted on 04/18/2014 7:57:50 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

and will Adopt it during Hilary’s run for President


37 posted on 04/18/2014 7:57:56 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: dfwgator

“Between the Kennedys and Clintons, it just proves that Democrats really wish we had real royalty in this country.”

By 2016 the baby will be old enough to appear with Hillary as perceived needed. As blacks were pathologically drawn to vote for Obama, so too will be women, especially moms and grandmoms. Just pray we (GOP) have both Houses...


38 posted on 04/18/2014 8:00:41 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

39 posted on 04/18/2014 8:03:30 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Thank You Rush
Why on earth does anyone care about Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy?

It's an LSM cabal thing. Currying favor with the desired next possible regime.

I doubt any of them will be presenting Shrillery with "Proud Granny" bumper stickers, or those passe' "Baby on Board" thingies.

40 posted on 04/18/2014 8:16:12 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Thank You Rush
Why on earth does anyone care about Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy?

Because the "media," bought and paid for by the democrats, WANT us to care. Ergo, most will.

41 posted on 04/18/2014 8:19:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Texas Eagle
I'm sure they are poll-testing which would bring Hitlery more votes; a grandchild or a daughter who exercised "choice".

Democrats are firmly in her camp... if Hillary needed to pull in more moderates and some conservatives (as if... she's got this thing wrapped...), playing the role of matriarch would get it done.

42 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Do these people seriously like this woman?


43 posted on 04/18/2014 9:07:23 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Her husband blind, or just have a Howdy Doody fetish? Maybe that’s the next Demwit agenda item — puppet rights, puppet marriage, a logical step after puppet in the White House.

Thanks governsleastgovernsbest.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 9:39:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hillary looks just like Harry Reid these days. The grandma look wont help.

Amazing how all evil looks alike.


45 posted on 04/18/2014 9:47:23 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Bushbacker1

I don’t think Hillary will even run in the primaries. She’s old and looking worst each passing day. Her health is declining and I think she will have an “event” that will preclude her from running.


46 posted on 04/18/2014 10:37:29 AM PDT by freedom1st
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To: easternsky

You bet they do. They have no idea why, but they adore her.


47 posted on 04/18/2014 11:24:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Wiser now
No, I am very serious.

Everyone ages differently. I know someone who started to develop dementia in their 50s. By 70 they were no longer walking. It was alcohol induced.

Conversely I know people who were into their 90s and more active and together mentally than a 30 year old.

48 posted on 04/18/2014 11:30:28 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: freedom1st

I think you’re correct. Can only hope you’re correct because the progressive sheeple will vote like mad for her.


49 posted on 04/18/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I predict she isn’t even pregnant and then some time down the road they will conduct a fake miscarriage to generate sympathy for the she-devil and give her a big political boost.


50 posted on 04/21/2014 9:54:31 AM PDT by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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