Video: Losing Andrea Mitchell

posted at 10:01 pm on July 10, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

This has been going on for a while. Today, another installment:

The Free Beacon:

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell’s exasperation with the Obama administration continued Thursday, asking reporter Peter Alexander why the White House had its “feet in cement” on the border crisis.

Alexander acknowledged the White House was being “stubborn” on the topic, although he added aides have told them their approach is about “problem-solving” rather than optics. Obama himself made the humorous claim that he’s “not interested in photo ops” during a Wednesday press conference.

Mitchell then asked Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings whether the administration had underestimated the political significance of the issue, accusing Obama of a reactive nature to every scandal and problem. Colleague Chuck Todd made a near-verbatim argument on Morning Joe Wednesday, and Cummings agreed with Mitchell’s assessment.

“It seems as though they are always reacting to the VA, to this crisis, to that crisis, rather than anticipating that this was developing along the border,” Mitchell said.

Meanwhile in Texas:

AUSTIN (AP) — Pressure on President Barack Obama to visit the Texas border is now coming from the state’s most prominent Democrat, Wendy Davis, who on Thursday echoed Republicans urging him to see firsthand the crisis of thousands of young migrants entering the U.S.

Davis, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor whose campaign has garnered nationwide support, stopped short of criticizing Obama but expressed hope he would make time.

“It’s one thing to hear the number. It’s another thing to see for yourself the people — thousands — who are coming across,” she said.

She spoke to reporters in Austin just blocks from where Obama later spoke about the economy at a downtown theater.

Who knew pink shoes were made for that?


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what would hotair do without msnbc?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Wendy Davis spoke against Obama?

According to that black guy, isn’t that treasonous?

sentinelrules on July 10, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Heard Gov. Perry on Hannity’s radio show today confirm that, over the past seven years, the number of crimes committed by illegal aliens against Texans was: 624,000

ShainS on July 10, 2014 at 10:08 PM

what would hotair do without msnbc?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Get a lot more page views and make more money …

ShainS on July 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

the White House had its “feet in cement”

What a tease …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM

It’s an invented problem; so that people demand action from DC. Thus increasing everyone’s desire for DC to fix the problem it created.

lorien1973 on July 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch

This dude does killer liberal parody…oh wait.

H.E. Pennypacker on July 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Yeah, well, Wendy Davis will say anything, do anything or do anyone to get elected. Ain’t gonna happen either. We do NOT support the slaughter of the innocents here in Texas. Not.at.all.

bimmcorp on July 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Hopey/Changey,

Out Of Touch!!!!!

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:11 PM

If he’s lost Andrea Mitchell, he’s lost… Alan Greenspan*.

the White House had its “feet in cement”

The Chicago Way.

* Actually, I do think the Left is getting a tad antsy that Choomie’s sociopathic tendencies are getting to the critical mass stage.

After all, if he goes down, he may well take them with him.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 10:14 PM

The stain of her mortal sin will be with her for all of her time here and any where else she gets sent to.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Governor Rick Perry on the Rio Grande:

Here’s What Rick Perry Looked Like While Touring the Border on a ‘Badass’ Boat
Jul. 10, 2014 3:30pm
********************

Texas Gov. Rick Perry spent Thursday afternoon with federal law enforcement officials along the Rio Grande, after President Barack Obama declined to visit the border during his trip to the state amid the surging immigration crisis.

Perry traveled the river by Anzalduas Park, an area known for its high traffic of illegal immigrants coming into the United States, with a five-boat tour, law enforcement officials told TheBlaze.
(More…)
=========

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/07/10/heres-what-rick-perry-looked-like-while-touring-the-border-on-a-badass-boat/

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Every now and again, a post is made that strikes at the very heart of the day’s issues. This is one of them. Ironic that Wendy Davis’ name is in this thread as well…

t’s easier for a foreign illegal child to cross our borders and live, than for an unborn child in this country to make it out of the womb.

portlandon on July 10, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I’m going to repost portlandon’s post repeatedly…it needs to be internalized

bimmcorp on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

If Wendy screeches “save one child”…..

HornetSting on July 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Executive Summary: We wanna support you but you gotta throw us a bone.

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

We’re not worthy.

HornetSting on July 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Get a lot more page views and make more money …

ShainS on July 10, 2014 at 10:09 PM


Excellent point
, but let me expand on it, if I may.

Hot Air is prima facie NOT a conservative web site.

Proof: Find any one of the true conservative sites that spends as much time PUBLICIZING the furthest left viewpoints as Hot Air does. If the Hot Air model was the “best of breed” for making money, the true conservative web sites would be emulating it.

This should be advertised as the GOPe aligned web site. The GOPe LOVES to respond to the furthest left viewpoints so they can then claim they are “conservatives”.

Which is why Noah Rothman was brought on board by Salem Communications – to further that agenda.

Also known as “having a foot in both camps”.

Perversely, the commenters on Hot Air are the best informed, best at documenting their arguments of any group I have found on the internet.

Don’t Worry – Salem Communications will find a way to stamp any excellence that gets in the way of their agenda out of existence.

PolAgnostic on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Losing Andrea Mitchell

I’ve been trying to lose her for years. Yet she keeps on popping up.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Perry just said he wants congress to approve the money Obama wants.

Says he thinks Obama did not know the Border Patrol was working 40 miles from the border.

Tool

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 10, 2014 at 10:23 PM


https://twitter.com/seanhannity

Retweeted by FoxNewsInsider
Sean Hannity @seanhannity · 10h

Earlier in the day with some great people

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/487272470567583744/photo/1

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Sean Hannity @seanhannity · 5h

Thank you for the great boots Francisco Hernandez! They are amazing!

https://twitter.com/seanhannity/status/487343934553608193/photo/1

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:25 PM

https://twitter.com/TexGov

Retweeted by Sean Hannity
Office of Gov Perry @TexGov · 8h

.@GovernorPerry on the Texas-Mexico with TxDPS. #SecureTheBorder

https://twitter.com/TexGov/status/487307936230682624/photo/1

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:26 PM

what would hotair do without msnbc ?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

.
What would MSNBC do without you ?

listens2glenn on July 10, 2014 at 10:27 PM

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Thanks for posting that. Watched a segment on Hannity w/Perry. Nice to see an adult speak about the border issue.

31giddyup on July 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Losing Andrea Mitchell . . . . .

Mary Katharine Ham on July 10, 2014 at 10:01 PM

.
I’ve been trying to lose her for years. Yet she keeps on popping up.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

.
Dittos.

listens2glenn on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

When you’ve lost hagfish Andrea Mitchell and are also losing the almost irrelevant Abortion Barbie, you’ve lost it all or something.

Seriously, though, the optics for Obama aren’t good on this. Neither was his petulant tirade when asked about impeachment at a gathering today. He’s not endearing himself to folks that are hurting in his stagnant economy that he continues to wreck while being confrontational.

The mask has finally come off and the people are witnessing the ugly.

Corporal Tunnel on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Pressure on President Barack Obama to visit the Texas border is now coming from the state’s most prominent Democrat, Wendy Davis,

If Pinky Tennis Shoes is the Lone Star State’s “most prominent Democrat”, the Democratic party there has worse problems than The One giggling his way through his meeting with the governor.

Although the latter strongly suggests dementia praecox.

clear ether

eon

eon on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Bishop:

Oh this I gotta see, frozen urinated ICE cubes jammed into her flats, er, heels!!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

PolAgnostic on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Very well said, PA — especially the part about the commenters (why I come here) …

Someone (sorry, can’t remember who) posted a link to the follwing site a couple days ago — with HotAir featured as Site #1 in their “Trophy Room Wall of Shame”: RINO Blog Watch

ShainS on July 10, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Mr Selfie don’t like photos ?

burrata on July 10, 2014 at 10:31 PM

Oh Sh*t,……….THE FENCE JUMPERS VIRUS is spreading:

2014 World Cup
3m
Newspaper report: Hundreds of Ghanaian World Cup fans seeking asylum in Brazil – @ProSoccerTalk
Read more on nbcsports.com

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

All this Tomfoolery about The Border. Pulease!!
We got bigger problems people!!

The WWE (you know Rasslin) has a RACE problem!

I KNEW IT!!

Hell, anyone could see Stone Cold Steve Austin was a
beer drinkin Redneck Racist!!

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Here’s the top three headlines at Drudge:

NOONAN: Is nation without borders a nation?
Megabillionaires Buffet, Gates, Adelson Unite for Amnesty…
Populist immigration backlash?

From this snippet of Drudge we infer that what we are seeing is that the elitists, with some good exceptions (Noonan apparently), are uniting in favor of amnesty, but the people are not going to stand for it. When I say “the people” I mean Republicans, Independents, Reagan Democrats and many just plain old Democrats. Amnesty and border security are issues we will win on, big time.

But the shocking thing is included among amnesty favoring elitists somehow is our own Republican leader Boehnhead.

anotherJoe on July 10, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Oh Sh*t,……….THE FENCE JUMPERS VIRUS is spreading:

2014 World Cup
3m
Newspaper report: Hundreds of Ghanaian World Cup fans seeking asylum in Brazil – @ProSoccerTalk
Read more on nbcsports.com
canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Ghanarhea is always a concern in Brazil.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Thank you canopfor!! What would we do without you.

crankyoldlady on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Bloomberg bimbo in video …….

“Senator Menendez says the system is working because we are catching these people as they cross the border, their not dispersing into the rest of the country.”

What a joke. Yeah our border guards are catching them, but our government is personally dispersing them throughout the country on buses, trains and airplanes to cities from coast to coast.

Idiots, all of them. Journalists and lie-in-your-face politicians.

fogw on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

We’re not worthy.

HornetSting on July 10, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I know….those poor Lice.

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

The mask has finally come off and the people are witnessing the ugly.

Corporal Tunnel on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

He is flailing badly. And the worse he flails, the worse his situation becomes.

obladioblada on July 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM

That chick from MSDNC is going to wear lice earrings on her next barely-watched show.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Thanks for posting that. Watched a segment on Hannity w/Perry. Nice to see an adult speak about the border issue.

31giddyup on July 10, 2014 at 10:28 PM

31giddyup: Agreed, yes, unlike Obama, it affects Texas!:)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:41 PM

That chick from MSDNC is going to wear lice earrings on her next barely-watched show.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Bishop: That calls for a Lice Cooking recipe on QOTD:0

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Thank you canopfor!! What would we do without you.

crankyoldlady on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 PM

COL: Anytime————————-:)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:44 PM

what would hotair do without msnbc?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

We’d have a few less Azzes to poke fun of..

What would you do without your bath toy?

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Unfortunately, Andrea Mitchell is like a bad penny…

Galtian on July 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Have Beck’s teddy bears arrived for “the children” yet?

SouthernGent on July 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Is noah contagious?

We keep getting threads on msm snippets.

What they say isn’t what’s on the ground.

I don’t even subscribe to cable TV.

We know who they are.

Don’t phone it in. Write about facts, not what other pundits say.

I don’t want to read an opinion of an opinion.

But maybe that’s just me.

Even if you write an opinion of an opinion, make it someobe of note.

Not some lame hack.

wolly4321 on July 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM

I’m surprised that Wendy Davis didn’t argue that if only those oppressed Third World women had better access to abortion, including third trimester terminations, there would be a lot fewer kids pouring over the border. She could blame pro-life conservatives for causing the immigration problem! She could throw an attack on the Catholic Church in there, and really get some air time.

Joseph K on July 10, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM
Bishop:

Oh this I gotta see, frozen urinated ICE cubes jammed into her flats, er, heels!!:)
(sarc)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Thanks Canada….uuummm, o.k., I’m a….not feeling well…

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Ol’ Wendy is going to take a 12 hour stand against lice.

Bishop on July 10, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Bishop:

OH Crap,…..I read you wrong,….I blame me eyes,

its L-I-C-E,…not ICE,…..I will flogg myself for
da stupid———————:0

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Well we can hope Obama takes any and all advise Wendy Davis offers.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 10, 2014 at 10:48 PM

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Thanks Canada….uuummm, o.k., I’m a….not feeling well…

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 10:47 PM

ToddPA:Lol,… Ya,…ahems,…LICE,….not ICE,..ugharoo’s!!:)

canopfor on July 10, 2014 at 10:49 PM

Now Hannity is enabling the Catholic Church get donations to feed the new anchor baby crop.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 10, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Maybe the news agencies that have been whining about not getting to take their own pictures of The Won, might want to demand to take pictures of the sheer numbers Ms. Davis alludes to. I know they are using the privacy angle but these folks are expecting us to take them to raise, they can’t demand anonymity.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Number one problem in all South America.

Over population.

Number one cause of the over population the Catholic Church.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on July 10, 2014 at 11:01 PM

DEMOCRATS ARE RACIST!

How DARE they criticize The Obamassiah!

GarandFan on July 10, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Poor Andrea has yet to figure out that Obama does not see himself as President.

He is just a community organizer using the levers of power available to him as President.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Obama Stands With Wendy.

Unless she’s standing at the border.

soundingboard on July 10, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Video: Losing Andrea Mitchell

…what’s there to lose?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 11, 2014 at 1:13 AM

Again… They’re just upset that their messiah isn’t looking good. If he declared himself emperor tomorrow, they’d line up to support him.

They’re upset that he’s handing the GOP an issue with the bad optics. They still support his Stalinist agenda, his power grabs and his assault on the Constitution. No movement to the right… Which is what the country needs from the press. He’s just hastening their move to the Hillary campaign (or some other Leftist).

mankai on July 11, 2014 at 6:44 AM

They’re upset that he’s handing the GOP an issue with the bad optics. They still support his Stalinist agenda, his power grabs and his assault on the Constitution. No movement to the right… Which is what the country needs from the press. He’s just hastening their move to the Hillary campaign (or some other Leftist).

mankai on July 11, 2014 at 6:44 AM

WaPo this morning’s front page had a story about how he’s feeling more relaxed and willing to break the constriction of office by walking out to lunch and playing pool. In other words they are taking the fact that the filthy bastard is just phoning it in and making into Obama being Obama- but in a good way not the stupid corrupt and lazy monster that he clearly has become.

Happy Nomad on July 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Oh no MSNBC questioning President Obama- that’s treasonous!

sissi212 on July 11, 2014 at 11:03 AM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on July 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

♫ Some day you’ll find it, the liberal connection, the Soros, the Steyer, et al. ♫

On a serious note, what is with MSNBC’s recent random acts of real journalism? First Matthews, then Mia, now Andrea? Could it be they are so shellshocked at their least trustworthy poll rating of all networks that they are changing their tune… a little?

Perspicacious on July 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Hot Air is prima facie NOT a conservative web site.

Proof: Find any one of the true conservative sites that spends as much time PUBLICIZING the furthest left viewpoints as Hot Air does. If the Hot Air model was the “best of breed” for making money, the true conservative web sites would be emulating it.

This should be advertised as the GOPe aligned web site. The GOPe LOVES to respond to the furthest left viewpoints so they can then claim they are “conservatives”.

Which is why Noah Rothman was brought on board by Salem Communications – to further that agenda.

Also known as “having a foot in both camps”.

Perversely, the commenters on Hot Air are the best informed, best at documenting their arguments of any group I have found on the internet.

Don’t Worry – Salem Communications will find a way to stamp any excellence that gets in the way of their agenda out of existence.

PolAgnostic on July 10, 2014 at 10:22 PM

You do realize that this Noah Rothman (If that’s his real name) Was foisted on Hotair by the same GOPe, NSA. FBI, CIA, MTV, KGB, NAFTA, ISIS, SPECTRE, illuminati, trilateral commission, Mossad, Bilderburg, Jooooo conspiracy to rob decent Americans of their purity of essence by use of fluoridated water HAARP and chemtrails? How else do you explain how Mr. Howell brought a trunk full of money on a 3 hour tour?
Hot Air is obviously working for Salem Communications, George Soros and the Rothschilds and they hire Mary Katharine, even though the Jooooos can’t stand Ham, to keep a foot in both camps.

V7_Sport on July 11, 2014 at 7:22 PM