Andrea Mitchell: People with insurance who oppose ObamaCare “may not know what’s good for them”

posted at 3:35 pm on July 31, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart, consider this a video companion to Karl’s post. She’s totally right, incidentally: It’s certainly possible that we halfwit proles with private insurance might have misjudged where our true self-interest lies. But the same could be said of virtually any group involved in any issue — e.g., anti-war types “may not know what’s good for them” in opposing the effort to counter jihadism with democracy — and yet, curiously, it isn’t. To think, Megan McArdle was worried about elitist liberals using health care to dictate to the masses what’s in their best interest.

As for the current state of the House bill, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Last night liberal Democrats were warning the Blue Dogs they’re prepared to join the GOP in torpedoing a center-left compromise. Then, a few hours ago, Waxman announced a compromise on the Energy and Commerce Committee by which Blue Dogs would get to keep subsidies for middle-class families to buy their own insurance in return for liberal Dems getting lower premiums for the uninsured and a floor vote on a single-payer government takeover (which won’t pass). Meanwhile, in the Senate, Reid and company are preparing for “plan B,” i.e. abandoning the GOP entirely and ramming the bill home on a strict party-line vote, which is fine by me. Will Snowe, Grassley, etc., blink anyway? The only thing that’s certain at this point: If, as Krauthammer said, you’re young and healthy and not interested in paying for insurance right now, you’re about to get soaked. But that’s what you get for not knowing what’s good for you.


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Thank God for clowns.

MES401067 on July 31, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Good Lord. The elitism is sickening.

skree on July 31, 2009 at 3:38 PM

I’d say she’s stuck on STUPID!

Eyvonne on July 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

They don’t know what’s good for them.

That statement is liberalism boiled down to it’s core essence.

MarkTheGreat on July 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

The adults are in charge now.

Del Dolemonte on July 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Just another of a mirade of reasons of why I would rather chew a roll of aluminum foil before I would pay attention to one single solitary thing Andrea Mitchell had to say about anything.

pilamaye on July 31, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Did you see Mika shoot a glance over at Scarborough when Mitchell made the “…they might not know what’s good for them…” comment.

Even Mika knows an elitist dolt gaffe when she hears one.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Alan Greenspan’s wife is an idiot.

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Same philosophy exhited by some in the “Southerner” thread.

kingsjester on July 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Take your rationed medicine, it’s good for you.

NickelAndDime on July 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

Ya know,your just too stupid to grasp what where trying to do for you,and someday,you’ll thank us for what we did for you,you bunch of ingrates!(Sarc).

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:42 PM

I’m so glad the intelligentsia are there to protect us from ourselves……….

Vashta.Nerada on July 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Elitist thought process: You may not know what’s good for yourself, so I will impose it on you.

My thought process: I do not know what is good for you, so I will not enfringe on your freedom.

WashJeff on July 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Coming straight from the smart assed elitist, who with other elitists, will probably NOT have to go on the public sham of health care.

capejasmine on July 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM

I thought that the Geneva Conventions specifically prohibited the public self-humiliation of brain-damaged people like Andrea Mitchell?

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 3:43 PM

Andrea, feed us! Wipe our arses!

Upstater85 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

“They’ve got a real problem”

She’s right about that much.

forest on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

I got a twenty that says Andrea keeps her gold plated health insurance.

jukin on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Andrea Mitchell is OK with any government plan as long as it doesn’t get between her and her acne treatment.

Mark1971 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

We are finally distilling the true essence of liberalism, aren’t we?

“We know what’s best for you.”

lorien1973 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

They think you’re stupid.
— Laura Ingraham

TXUS on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

FOAD, Mrs. Greenspan.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

…meanwhile Andrea’s husband is telling us we still don’t know what’s best for us…

Upstater85 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

It appears Andrea Mitchell is almost as brain dead as
Maxine Waters,just a little more kool-aid,and she’s there!

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

They don’t know what’s good for them.

That statement is liberalism boiled down to it’s core essence.

MarkTheGreat on July 31, 2009 at 3:40 PM

“their lives should be run by us , for their own best”

the_nile on July 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Why doesn’t she make better use of her time by, oh, say… counting the pock marks on her face?

D2Boston on July 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

We are finally distilling the true essence of liberalism, aren’t we?

“We know what’s best for you.”

lorien1973 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Involuntary volunteerism.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

People with insurance who oppose ObamaCare “may not know what’s good for them”

Andrea Mitchell: “Just a spoonful of strychnine helps ObamaCare go down. In the most delightful way…

The electorate are seen as children by the media elite.

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Yep definitely stuck on stupid.

tarpon on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

It’s the same old liberal arrogance Barry let slip in his “bitter clingers” remarks.

They just can’t help themselves.

AZCoyote on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Alan Greenspan’s wife is an idiot.

portlandon on July 31, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Only an idiot would stay in the same bed with such an idiot.

bayview on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I know what’s good for Andrea Mitchell … Obama communist health care.

She’s what? 80? Yeah … she’ll get some fine treatment.

darwin on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Upstater85 on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

Oh shut up and eat your cupcake.

It’s all your getting!

ladyingray on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

pilamaye on July 31, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I think there are many painful things I’d rather be doing than listening to her…..

Rightwingguy on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

If Andrew Mitchell knows what’s best for me, I’m eating a f***ing bullet.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

This from the woman who could barely contain her revulsion at actually having been inside the Republican National Convention, to the point of appearing excessively intoxicated.

“So many mouth-breathers…..and they really do cling to those bible-things…..”

I was expecting her to, at any moment, don latex gloves to protect herself from conservative cooties.

BobMbx on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

That’s easy for a millionaire to say. Most of the MSM clowns are rich douche-bags who won’t have the problems that normal everyday working people will.
The politicians and the talking heads are hanging together on this. We need to bust up the relationship.

izoneguy on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Damn straight. Don’t forget that we (limited little people) elected them (magnanimous demi-gods) to decide what’s best for the universe (and field mice).

One Against Many on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Give her props for articulating the true essence of liberalism(whether she intended to or not). Libs believe they know what’s best for everyone else and if they have to restrict our freedoms in order to impose their vision, so be it. The ends justify the means.

Doughboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

ladyingray on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Pleas submit your credit card information so you can be billed for that cupcake, by the way. We can’t have any whiff of impropriety here.

Rightwingguy on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Elitist B**CH!! Nothing more needs to be said.

RWLA on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

For the record, I hate anyone and everyone who thinks I am incapable of making decisions for myself or knowing what is best for myself.

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

I’m scaaaaaaaared of competition. Keep the Govn’t out of my health care /sarc

gatorboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

poor alan…

gatorboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

<blockquoteIt’s the same old liberal arrogance Barry let slip in his “bitter clingers” remarks.

They just can’t help themselves.

AZCoyote on July 31, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Or that dwarf Robert Reich telling Congress it was important that the Porkulus bill must not benefit white construction workers.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

What an arrogant old bitty!

GFW on July 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

For the record, I hate anyone and everyone who thinks I am incapable of making decisions for myself or knowing what is best for myself.

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Uh…buddy…um…those socks don’t really go with those pants.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Oh thank God!

I don’t have to think for myself anymore. It is such a tiring experience….

/s

Hog Wild on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Arrogance such as hers is one of the BIG reasons why I think this nation is well on its way to be irreparably split apart.

newton on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

poor alan…

gatorboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Ummm…apparently she has an oral talent but it’s not talking and she can’t talk while…..

Wethal on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Uh…buddy…um…those socks don’t really go with those pants.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:50 PM

And to think, I was going to miss you if you ever got the ban hammer…

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

When Andrea Mitchell loses her insurance after NBC drops their coverage and switches to the government option she’ll find out what’s good for her.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Those who drink Kool-Aid should keep
their nose out of others business.

elderberry on July 31, 2009 at 3:53 PM

word of advice to SKANKY WHORE: I work for a living and don’t give a rat’s you know what about anything you say or do….PLEASE shut up and go away like the rest of the State Run Media…..

SDarchitect on July 31, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Andrea Mitchell

peggy noonan’s best friend.

peacenprosperity on July 31, 2009 at 3:53 PM

And to think, I was going to miss you if you ever got the ban hammer…

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Come on, you know you love it when I get atheling and jenfidel so pissed off that they start TYPING IN CAPS

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

This reminds me of that ridiculous comment by Richard Belzer a few years ago on Bill Maher’s show. He claimed he knew more about the war in Iraq than the troops who were actually there because he read newspapers.

These people really do live in a bubble. Watch for a lot more stories in the weeks to come about how crazy and out-of-touch all the town hall attendees are(much like people at McCain/Palin rallies were smeared last year).

Doughboy on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

That right you A** H**E we dumb stupid people don,t know what.s good for us we should all get down on our knees and thank God for people like you and Obama.

thmcbb on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Socialized healthcare is coming. Democracy is coming.

greggish on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

How does Greenspan do it?

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Oh thank God!

This is the only line in “Wateworld” worth quoting, and is apropos to the impending ObamaNation.

Remember the old guy, way down in the tanker in a row-boat floating on top of the crude oil?

What did he say when the white-hot flare dropped into the oil?

“Oh, thank god!”

BobMbx on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

How does Greenspan do it?

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

He closes his eyes and imagines she is Michelle Obama.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Rightwingguy on July 31, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Nice to meet you, Appearances Czar.

ladyingray on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Dear Andrea Mitchell:

Go tell hubby to devalue the dollar as an anniversary present and STFU.

Percy_Peabody on July 31, 2009 at 3:56 PM

I will have to find insurance come September.

I don’t want obarfycare

K THNX
BI

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM

How does Greenspan do it?

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

He closes his eyes and imagines she is Michelle Obama.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

I think he closes his eyes and thinks about how he totally screwed Ayn Rand’s legacy.

myrenovations on July 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Did anyone watch the whole show? I’m assuming that since it’s not included in the clip scarbrough didn’t jump all over that like a true principled conservative should. She should have left the set in tears.

peacenprosperity on July 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM

I want every talking head on MSNBC to go on Obamacare first right after they trade in their clunkers….

Caper29 on July 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Hey Andrea – the GOOD thing about living in liberty is that we can make our own decisions, even bad ones.

Take your tyranny and stick it where your head already is.

Daggett on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

we dont know whats good for us ……………thats why we need big brother to decide …….as a matter of fact we should voluntarily close this site ….it isnt good for us

coninnyc on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

We don’t know what’s good for our tonsils.

LibTired on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

This is mean, but Andrea Mitchell is a dog. I mean, she is one ugly female. And made up for TV is probably the best she gets.

BigD on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

She looks a lot like Abe Lincoln.

Ted Torgerson on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Andrea may not no what she needs.

An effin’ ball gag… for starters.

TXUS on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

He closes his eyes and imagines she is Michelle Obama henry paulson.

peacenprosperity on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Were these people this crazy a few years ago? Seems like the nutcases are coming out of the woodwork lately. They are feeling mighty smug that American “chose” change. Ignorant, uninformed bottom feeders chose him, I did not.

TXMomof3 on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

andrea, go home and change alan’s depends.

DrW on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

FOAD, Mrs. Greenspan.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on July 31, 2009 at 3:44 PM

F right Off, you saggy dumbass bitch

LimeyGeek on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

This is mean, but Andrea Mitchell is a dog. I mean, she is one ugly female. And made up for TV is probably the best she gets.

BigD on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

It’s because she’s a lib. Are there any attractive left-wing women on TV not named Kirsten Powers(and she’s moderate on a lot of issues)?

Doughboy on July 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Arrogance such as hers is one of the BIG reasons why I think this nation is well on its way to be irreparably split apart.

newton on July 31, 2009 at 3:51 PM

You know, I wouldn’t even mind the typical lefty’s arrogance so much if s/he actually had more than a few brain cells, but nothing is more infuriating than an arrogant moron. You have to look at these idiots, who can’t think their way out of a paper bag, and just wonder how they can act as if they are able to understand anything, let alone lecture those much smarter than themselves. It’s really amazing to watch, like someone wiffing at bat over and over and over again, but still acting tough and screaming about how the pitchers are so scared of him … just to whiff again. It’s embarrassing to watch.

progressoverpeace on July 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Were these people this crazy a few years ago? Seems like the nutcases are coming out of the woodwork lately. They are feeling mighty smug that American “chose” change. Ignorant, uninformed bottom feeders chose him, I did not.

TXMomof3 on July 31, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Yeah, they’ve really thrown off the masks.

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

No cupcakes for Andrea,and no soup either!!

canopfor on July 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Ditto

PappaMac on July 31, 2009 at 4:01 PM

BigD on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM
Doughboy on July 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Come on, guys. There’s no need for that. The woman is dumb as a stump. Attack that.

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Come on, you know you love it when I get atheling and jenfidel so pissed off that they start TYPING IN CAPS

guntotinglibertarian on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 PM

I absolutely enjoy your posts.

TXMomof3 on July 31, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Andrea Mitchell may well be right that people with health insurance don’t know what is good for them. Indeed, there are many insured people that probably lack even the first clue.

Memo to Andrea: What many Americans realize is that regardless of how good or bad their insurance is, OCARE WOULD BE BAD FOR THEM!

EconomicNeocon on July 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

She looks a lot like Abe Lincoln.

Ted Torgerson on July 31, 2009 at 3:58 PM

You mean then, or now?

virgo on July 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Ummm…apparently she has an oral talent but it’s not talking and she can’t talk while…..

You don’t really believe those two have sex? I’d bet good money it took them a couple of weeks to consummate the marriage and probably have not repeated the act since.

peacenprosperity on July 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Terrific!

Andrea Mitchell pontificating on whether people know what’s good for them.

If Andrea knew what was good for her, she’d be on radio and not Televisison.

there it is on July 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Have a cupcake! You’ll feel better.

ladyingray on July 31, 2009 at 4:03 PM

I’d hit it….
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with a two by four.

BPD on July 31, 2009 at 4:05 PM

F**k you to Hell Ms. Mitchell.

I know what is good for me.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Where is AnninCA to tell us that euthanasia is good for us?

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 4:07 PM

BPD on July 31, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Thank you…
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For that clarification. I was reaching for the air sick bag.

PappaMac on July 31, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Fortunately, she never reproduced.

bw222 on July 31, 2009 at 4:09 PM

F**k you to Hell Ms. Mitchell.

I know what is good for me.

Sapwolf on July 31, 2009 at 4:06 PM

Obviously you don’t, if you’re considering f***ing Andrew Mitchell.(See, be more subtle!)

MadisonConservative on July 31, 2009 at 4:09 PM

I could swear she’s a man in drag. If she were not married to Greenspan, she would not be on TV.

BigD on July 31, 2009 at 4:09 PM

How does Greenspan do it?

Chuck Schick on July 31, 2009 at 3:55 PM

I smell an assumption here….

BobMbx on July 31, 2009 at 4:10 PM

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