Video: Mika Brzezinski takes Obama campaign to task for lying about cancer ad

posted at 11:21 am on August 9, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

As they say, it’s not the disgusting Mitt-murder ad that gets you. It’s the disgusting Mitt-murder ad cover-up. Mika does not approve. Allow Allahpundit to walk you through what the Obama campaign knew when. Short version: I’m Stephanie Cutter and I know nothing about this guy and his story, and it’d really make things easier if people would stop noticing we shot an ad with him and that he was the star of a conference call I hosted. Kthxbai.

Here’s the “Morning Joe” crew getting a little raw on Team Obama:

It’s probably unfair to give you a second shot of Bill Burton before noon, but it’s worth it to hear him stumble and bumble through this genuinely ridiculous justification for yet another CNN anchor not doing his deferential duty to the Obama campaign.

He told Anderson Cooper Wednesday that it would “defy logic” to link Mitt Romney with someone’s death from cancer. Glad we’re on the same page, Bill.

COOPER: You claim — you really claim — you really want people to believe you’re not trying to link in any way even just subtly or not subtly that there’s some linkage between Mitt Romney, Bain campaign, business decisions he made and her death.

BURTON: It would defy logic to do so. Today that community is completely worn down. The whole area, the factory is abandoned. people still don’t have jobs in some cases. many folks still don’t have health insurance. people who do have jobs are being paid much less. And the point is that Mitt Romney’s business experience had a profound effect on the lives of thousands of people. That effect is still being felt, and that’s what this ad tells the story of. That’s what all our ads tell the story of.

COOPER: I don’t want to go back and forth on this, but this ad tells a specific story. More than half the ad is him talking very detailed about his wife.

BURTON: It’s a sad story.

COOPER: It is a sad story. but it truncates time in a way that makes it seem like he got fired, she didn’t have health insurance, which she did from her other job, her primary insurance, in fact –

BURTON: Not at the time when she died, though. She had health insurance for a short time.

COOPER: Because she lost her other job.

BURTON: But ultimately when Joe Soptic needed health insurance for his family, health insurance that had been promised to him by a contract that Mitt Romney helped to negotiate, he didn’t have that health insurance.

COOPER: Right. Because under bankruptcy protection, they were able to do away with the prom—

BURTON: Contract they made with workers. but they made plenty of money. All those workers got screwed.

COOPER: You can make an ad all about that. You’re implying — I think any rational or certainly nonpartisan soeb observer looks at this and says you are linking this. otherwise we would not put this in an ad.

BURTON: I think just the opposite. I think the rational thing to take away here is that — how on earth could you possibly imply that? What we’re saying that at a moment of true anxiety.

COOPER: How can you say how can you imply that? It’s totally disingenuous, Bill.

BURTON: I don’t think that’s true. I think that Mitt Romney had an effect on these people’s lives. And to talk about it is an important part of the story. Because he wants the American people to make a decision on whether or not he should be president based on his business experience. When people take a look at it and hear the stories of these folks they say I don’t want that guy to be president of the United States.

It’s Bill Burton’s birthday today, and his buddy Paul Begala thought it’d be great to commemorate the day by tweeting an embarrassing video clip of Burton’s most inept TV appearance to date. Gee, I know what I’m asking for this year.


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Communications 101: if you have to explain repeatedly what the ad is saying, then it is a bad ad.

Burton is trying to say that everyone is missing the true meaning of the ad. If that is the case, Bill, then it is a horrible ad.
Mallard T. Drake on August 9, 2012 at 11:41 AM

And this is what the LSM should have said to him.
But it is true, say something long enough and people will believe it. Which is what Burton is hoping.
The good news on this ad is it’s running during the Olympics which means people will not recall it as well. They’re focussed on who is winning or how the USA is doing, unlike a regular TV spot where the show may not be that interesting.

Deanna on August 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

It is a safe bet that if it had been the Romney camp that had distributed a false ad like this, there would be howling from every branch of the MSM, not to mention from Capitol Hill, demanding the ad be pulled and those responsible fired and charged!

This is also not the first time someone like Stephie “Cookie” Cutter has played fast and loose with the truth! The last time was when he got on the air and with a perfectly straight face insisted Obama never made his now infamous “You didn’t build that!” remark, even when the video of him saying it went viral on the Internet!

The truth means NOTHING to people like Burton and Cutter! NOTHING!!!

pilamaye on August 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Has anyone brought up the clip being shown on Fox of Mr. Soptic admitting that he turned down a buy out before the plant closed? No details but it is still another choice he made.

Cindy Munford on August 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

HE chose poooorly.

Quick – find someone else to blame…..

dentarthurdent on August 9, 2012 at 12:11 PM

As much as it grossed me out to watch Bill Burton, it was a good waste of ten minutes. Hard to believe he’s arrogant enough to keep going with it!
BettyRuth on August 9, 2012 at 11:59 AM

If you remember Bill Burton on Fox in 2008 like me then you KNOW how arrogant this guy is. This is nothing new for him. This is par for the course. I watched as he filled in for Gibbs one time as press secretary. It was beyond arrogant. If the press weren’t such Obama lovers it would have been news and the press would have been angry.

Conan on August 9, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Not to be too cynical, but part of me wonders if they’re continuing to talk about this ad as a way to push it out there. Despite the criticism, they’re getting more eyeballs on it just the same.

[changer1701 on August 9, 2012 at 11:38 AM]

No need to question your cynicism. From Lakoff’s The Little Blue Book:

To sum up:

- Be aware of your own language, never use your opponents’ language,
- Be aware of what you believe and repeat it out loud over and over; never repeat ideas you don’t believe in, even if you are arguing against them.

There’s more, but it’s clear they won’t budge an inch on what they believe is the proper moral framing of Romney’s connection to the story, and that’s the key here.

So, yeah, they’re pushing it for that purpose.

Dusty on August 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Cindy Munford on August 9, 2012 at 11:56 AM

They played that clip repeatedly this morning on FOX & Friends. Allison Camerota referred to it as being from “another network” but you could tell it was from MSNBC. Maybe they have it on their website.

UltimateBob on August 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Gateway Pundit has it.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/08/omg-joe-soptic-the-anti-romney-cancer-ad-steelworker-admits-bain-capital-offered-him-a-buyout-video/

Flora Duh on August 9, 2012 at 12:13 PM

But you’d first have to assume that Burton is smart.

GarandFan on August 9, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Burton don’t know Obama from Shinola.

The Rogue Tomato on August 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM

OT: Happy 7th Birthday to NewsBusters.

Del Dolemonte on August 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Who said that this was a failure in Bain’s record (other than Democrats). A private equity company takes a chance on businesses that need an infusion of cash. Sometimes it works well (Staples for example) but that isn’t to say closing that mill was a failure as much as it was to admit it was no longer a profitable business (largely because the unions refused to deal).

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Great argument as to why it wasn’t a failure, but it is still easier for Dems to label it as a failure. I haven’t seen many conservatives defending Bain’s investment in the steel mill. On the other hand, liberals are all on the same page in calling it a failure. I think the public perception is currently in the left’s favor on this one. I don’t agree that labeling this Bain investment as a “success” or as a normal part of doing business is a winner since conservatives are notoriously bad at synchronizing any sort of message lately. This being said with the exception of “You didn’t build that”, which originated from Obama himself.

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

They must have a reason for continuing to push this ad. Why??

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I have seen other analysis and I believe it to be true. The Obama people have a policy of NEVER admitting they are wrong.

Their messiah image is built on being infallible. I don’t agree with this but it seems THAT is Axelrod branding for you.

That is why I think Romney is going to win big. Eventually a Presidnet and campaign that is THIS flawed is a house of cards that can’t be maintained. Anyway what you are seeing is a house od cards where they can even afford to sacrifice one card of the whole thing start to rcask down.

Conan on August 9, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Today that community is completely worn down. The whole area, the factory is abandoned.

That community is Kansas Freaking City, Missourri, where the unemployment rate is 1.5% lower than the national average. 750 jobs lost a decade ago means what, exactly, to the economic well being of Kansas Freaking City? If it’s “completely worn down” it’s because of Obamanomics, not GST Steel.

Pablo on August 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Burton don’t know Obama from Shinola.

The Rogue Tomato on August 9, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Damn – neither do I.

NeoDawg on August 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Who said that this was a failure in Bain’s record (other than Democrats). A private equity company takes a chance on businesses that need an infusion of cash. Sometimes it works well (Staples for example) but that isn’t to say closing that mill was a failure as much as it was to admit it was no longer a profitable business (largely because the unions refused to deal).

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Great argument as to why it wasn’t a failure, but it is still easier for Dems to label it as a failure. I haven’t seen many conservatives defending Bain’s investment in the steel mill. On the other hand, liberals are all on the same page in calling it a failure. I think the public perception is currently in the left’s favor on this one. I don’t agree that labeling this Bain investment as a “success” or as a normal part of doing business is a winner since conservatives are notoriously bad at synchronizing any sort of message lately. This being said with the exception of “You didn’t build that”, which originated from Obama himself.

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Happy Nomad is 100% corrrect.

These companies that Bain took over were failures due to their own bad decisions often due to bad union deals.

That’s why I was so mad at Newt and Perry for using Obama tactics to attack Romney during the primary.

To clarify: I did not support Romney in the primary but it wasn’t right to attack capitalism and smear him over Bain Capital.

LevinFan on August 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

The flip side of this,
You’re on the Company plan
From cradle to grave.

They are suggesting here that once an employee is convered by a company’s health insurance plan, that responsibility extends for the rest of that employee’s life, and for the life of that employee’s dependents, even if the employee is terminated or the company goes bankrupt.

If that were the case, it would massively increase the cost and risk of hiring a new worker. If you want to see hiring grind to a halt and unemployment at 30%, enshrine this principle in law.

Haiku Guy on August 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Maybe they are setting up a ‘SuperPACs are bad’ scenario.

All in an effort to undercut the legitimacy of upcoming GOP ads.

faraway on August 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

750 jobs lost a decade ago means what, exactly, to the economic well being of Kansas Freaking City? If it’s “completely worn down” it’s because of Obamanomics, not GST Steel.

Pablo on August 9, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Well if it’s true that it is Kansas City proper why is the guy claiming the only job in town was as a janitor? Not that that this isn’t a lie but you can see the confusion. I am more of the belief this steel mill is located where you would locate a steel mill on the outskirt of KC where the mill was the main economic engine.

In addition the Obama campaign has gone ON and ON how it devasted his whole “town”. A bizarre claim for all of KC. Not that they couldn’t do it but it invites another set of criticism they could see coming by saying GST steel closed down KC.
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Conan on August 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

That screencap with Burton head-in-hand is a classic.

KS Rex on August 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

That screencap with Burton head-in-hand is a classic.

KS Rex on August 9, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I don’t think this guy was the lead on this or any of this crap. The order AND approval came from high up and he is trying (unsuccessfully) to be loyal and his realization at failure is showing.

Conan on August 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

All who voted for Obama are mentally crippled (un-PC on purpose).

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

And obozo’s solution to her not having health insurance is to fine her. That would’ve saved her life.

Flange on August 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Of course it would have, because, Shut Up! That’s how.

Lost in Jersey on August 9, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Good point. I stand corrected. :-)

Flange on August 9, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Alinsky Alinsky Alinsky Alinsky Alinsky…………………

mkenorthshore on August 9, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Notice the process by libs on this. They refuse to say the ad was a lie, so the media continues to cover it. Meanwhile, the standard response from the Libs is “Bain shut down GST, Romney couldn’t make it successful. If Romney can’t turn around GST how can we trust him to lead the country.

They continually get the platform to push the message that Romney’s company failed to turn around GST as long as they don’t admit that the ad was a lie. Win-win.

weaselyone on August 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Spot on. Reminds me of the movie Disclosure.

Solve the problem Mitt.

Tenwheeler on August 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM

All who voted for Obama are mentally crippled (un-PC on purpose).

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Oh man. That one is awesome!

“I said, ‘Oh I’m so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded.”

lorien1973 on August 9, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Happen to notice that “libfree” is curiously absent from this string?

heh…he was beating his chest yesterday with new “confidence”

LaRepublican on August 9, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Isn’t the ad demeaning to women? I mean, the woman did have health care coverage, but somehow it’s the man’s responsibility to provide it when she loses it? Therefore it’s Romney’s fault? I thought women were supposed to be capable of being independent in Obama’s world.

COgirl on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

a contract that Mitt Romney helped to negotiate

That’s an outright lie and he should have been called on it.

Romney had absolutely nothing to do with the contract negotiations.

Also, what those fools fail to tell you is that the union at that facility went on strike for over 3 months over the contract. They wanted higher wages and a more robust pension and ultimately got some of their demands.

In the end, the high wage structure and other operating costs couldn’t compete with foreign steel even with the Bush administration placing tarriffs on imports. There were several steel producers that either went out of business completely or declared bankruptcy to shed debt and reorganize their operations and clean up their balance sheet during the same timeframe.

If they’re going to tell the story, let’s hear the rest of it. Another union shop success where they made their own operation uncompetitive through strikes, high costs and other union tactics. Then, when the shit hits the fan they wonder why it all went wrong.

BacaDog on August 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Let me see if I got Bill Burton’s point correctly….

Romney’s company, Bain, after he left, took over a steel mill and shut it down, causing its ex-employees to lose their health insurance, so when Mr. Soptic’s wife, many years later, lost her job and health insurance, she did not have her husband’s insurance to cover her because he previously lost it when Romney’s Bain fired him, so she did not have any insurance when she was diagnosed with cancer and died.

Its so obvious now, Romney’s actions affected Mrs. Soptic’s life (i.e. caused her death.) Why is Bill Burton saying it defies logic to blame Romney for her death? /S

Side question… Burton’s logic rests on this statement:

But ultimately when Joe Soptic needed health insurance for his family, health insurance that had been promised to him by a contract that Mitt Romney helped to negotiate, he didn’t have that health insurance.

So… bottom line then… did Romney have anything to do with the contract negotiations that supposedly promised Joe Soptic perpetual heath insurance? (Short answer – NO)

AverageJoe on August 9, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Mika, the usually stupid bust, just there for decorum, said something true, to please Joe.

Then Joe “these are people we know and like”…really?

None held Obama accountable or asked him to get out of the latrine he lowered the country into.

Obama has NO decency and he has made the land a toilet.

Vote him out or live in the stench, and fully deserve it.

Schadenfreude on August 9, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Geez Mika, don’t you realize that every time you depart from the DNC party line it makes it harder for daddy to get you those media patronage jobs?

CNN is sinking. MSLSD is losing the MS. Dingbat Angria Mitchell doesn’t even pretend sanity anymore… even PBS has a waiting list for hiring washed-up Democrat hacks. C’mon Mika, you aren’t paid to question Marxism or it’s corrupt mechanisms.

viking01 on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I haven’t read all the comments so if someone has already made this point I apologize. But, what if this is a preemptive strike to make sure our side can’t run an ad about agent Terry with his parents. If MSNBC is crying foul about the “Mitt is a murderer” spot, they’d pitch a holy fit about that. We know they are apples and oranges, but we also knew that Swiftboaters were truthful.

tj4osu on August 9, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I thought women were supposed to be capable of being independent in Obama’s world.

COgirl on August 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Independent? Like needing freebie handouts of condoms (1000 a year) and everything else?
I assume you had an implied sarc tag….

dentarthurdent on August 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM

The new angle on this story is the nasty things people are saying about this Soptic guy and that he is being called Septic online.

The media will lap this up as it refocuses the story on how bad conservatives are, which was the purpose of the ad in the first place.

Jvette on August 9, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Today Rush said Romney shouldn’t on defense with this ad. Go on offense with an ad like: ” You’re the killer, Mr. Obama, a job killer. Bain capital saved and created jobs……etc

gracie on August 9, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The ad wasn’t made for the country club Washington pundits. The ad definitely wasn’t made for CNN or the upper westside morning joe elites.
It was made to target the middle class American who has had a similar experience or knows someone who has. There is a reason why Obama is constantly up in the polls. Two more above 100k jobs report and this thing is virtually over. Sorry Ann, no decoration plans for the WH.

Uppereastside on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

“So Burton is either a complete idiot or a lying sack of sh1t, or both.”

I’m pretty sure I know the answer to this one.

ncjetsfan on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Holy Hell — take a look at this RACIST anti-Allen West ad out of Florida. They’ve got hm punching out white women, robbing innocent families, and smiling with a gold tooth on his grill!! Man, liberals are such nasty racists. Un-freaking-believable.

Rational Thought on August 9, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Just saw a new RNC ad challenging the ‘dead wife’ ad, on FNC… still hunting for it online.
Started well.. they didn’t show it all.

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Here it is …… WOW.. LOL Love it !!

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

BREITBART LIVES ! Give them more rope !!
LOL

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Here it is …… WOW.. LOL Love it !!

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Ha! LOVE Mika being unable “to move on.” Hilarious.

Rational Thought on August 9, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Highlarious
politico has a report on this….the posters there are calling mika and joe and arm of the RNC

Lol….do they not know that they get regular emails from Valerie for cripe sakes

cmsinaz on August 9, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Darn i wished i saw thus in real time

cmsinaz on August 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

cmsinaz on August 9, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Slacker !
;-) xoxo

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Pambi

Today i was :)

cmsinaz on August 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM

cmsinaz on August 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM
We’ll chalk it up to a ‘mental health day’.
One can only watch so much of THAT cr*p and stay sane !

pambi on August 9, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I think that maybe the Democrats went too far this time..of course they do not know that….they have no sense of going too far. No such thing as far as they are concerned.

Terrye on August 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM

New racist attack ad:

Col Allen West beating up elderly white women

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/too-far-new-attack-ad-targeting-allen-west-depicts-him-beating-women/

Yeah, you just thought Mitt killed my wife was bad….

Imagine a Republican ad using Obama robbing and beating up white people….

Resist We Much on August 9, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Debt 08.03.12: $15,904,628,648,096.12

Debt 01.20.09: $10,626,877,048,913.08

An increase of: $5,277,751,599.183.04
.
.
Public debt on 01.20.09: $6,307,310,739,681.66

Public debt on 08.03.12: $11,121,816,561,855.34

Obama has increased the debt held by the public by 76.33% – SEVENTY-SIX & 33/100 in 1,292 DAYS.

Resist We Much on August 9, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Romney is back on top in Rasmussen tracking poll…47 to 43…maybe the ad is already working its magic.

Terrye on August 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

There is a reason why Obama is constantly up in the polls. Two more above 100k jobs report and this thing is virtually over.

Uppereastside on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Or, maybe not…

The president enjoyed a bounce immediately following release of last week’s job report. However, the bounce has faded, and the race is back to where it was just before Friday’s report.

IamDA on August 9, 2012 at 4:12 PM

So even Mika, along with Wolfie and Andy, is rolling her eyes.
When you’ve lost the three blond bimbette airheads….well..enough said.

drowningpuppies on August 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Who said that this was a failure in Bain’s record (other than Democrats). A private equity company takes a chance on businesses that need an infusion of cash. Sometimes it works well (Staples for example) but that isn’t to say closing that mill was a failure as much as it was to admit it was no longer a profitable business (largely because the unions refused to deal).

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Awesome nugget Nomad. I was listening to Bill Handel this morning and he made a great point. It’s more important to keep a failing business going just to pay for employees? Just so you won’t be considered “mean”?
Another example of how the libs have ZERO CLUE on how basic supply, demand, economics, and the suspension of contracts during bankruptcy proceedings work. SHEESH!

RadioAngel on August 9, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Oh my! If Obama has lost Mika….

Happy Nomad on August 9, 2012 at 11:23 AM

She’ll still vote for Obama. She’d rather vote for a dogcatcher with a (D) next to his name than any Republican.

Decoski on August 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM

It was made to target the middle class American who has had a similar experience or knows someone who has. There is a reason why Obama is constantly up in the polls. Two more above 100k jobs report and this thing is virtually over. Sorry Ann, no decoration plans for the WH.

Uppereastside on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

If Obama were really a couple of tepid jobs reports away from the brass ring of reelection, he wouldn’t be running ads like this because he wouldn’t need to. Like it or not, the election will be about whether the voters want four more years of Obama-like results – and make no mistake, even Obama’s team knows that his scorecard is weak, hence this silly ad.

volnation on August 9, 2012 at 5:38 PM

The ad wasn’t made for the country club Washington pundits. The ad definitely wasn’t made for CNN or the upper westside morning joe elites.
It was made to target the middle class American who has had a similar experience or knows someone who has. There is a reason why Obama is constantly up in the polls. Two more above 100k jobs report and this thing is virtually over. Sorry Ann, no decoration plans for the WH.

Uppereastside on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

What? They’ve been lied to? Absolutely.
Liberals think the middle class, middle America, are stupid.
It backfired.
You need to own this lie and stop trying to spin it.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The ad wasn’t made for the country club Washington pundits. The ad definitely wasn’t made for CNN or the upper westside morning joe elites.
It was made to target the middle class American who has had a similar experience or knows someone who has. There is a reason why Obama is constantly up in the polls. Two more above 100k jobs report and this thing is virtually over. Sorry Ann, no decoration plans for the WH.

Uppereastside on August 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

What? They’ve been lied to? Absolutely.
Liberals think the middle class, middle America, are stupid.
It backfired.
You need to own this lie and stop trying to spin it.

AllahsNippleHair on August 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM

So what the ad is working and doing its job, Mitt remains silent

Conservative4ev on August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM

The silver lining in all of this is, as MKH has pointed out, Mika Brzezinski is right there openly saying that “they knew.” If they’ve lost Mika, the whole house of cards has fallen on this particular vile sham. Lanny Davis one might have guessed would react. But not Mika! Just think about it.

At times we have all witnessed her openly reading White House talking points on the air at MSNBC, as though they were some newly discovered legitimate research source that she somehow just stumbled across, for crying out loud! So, it is not as if Mika is herself without the capacity for fawning complaisance in towing the White Housee “line.” It is true that she appears craven and sort of pathetically stupid whenever she does it. But she does it.

And yet, here she is, almost sounding articulate as she reacts, her eyes involuntarily dropping down perhaps from some deeply rooted sense of shame, having realized that Stephanie Cutter and the Obama campaign having stooped so low as to intentionally blame a woman’s unrelated death on Mitt Romney.

So now we know that Mika Brzezinski, a hitherto stalwart media volunteer on the Obama White House cheering squad, has blanched.

She simply could not go there! Is that a sign of a possible breach in the hold? We’ll see. It’s only early August, and Obama just spent a huge load in an effort to kill Mitt off early. This was a key part of that effort, and in the polls he’s gaining a momentary boost. But if it backfires, as it appears to be doing, then the advantage will shift to Mitt.

Trochilus on August 10, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Big deal, this kind of honest criticism of Romney happens all the time on Fox. Just the other day Dobbs laid into Romney..oh wait that was Obama. But there was Cavuto talking to Governor Palin and taking Romney to task..Uh that was Obama too. Hannity that’s who it was. No.. Well it happens all the time.

plewis on August 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

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