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MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Says Hillary Clinton Is 'Out Of Touch,' Lacks 'Self-Awareness'

Posted by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Says Hillary Clinton Is 'Out Of Touch,' Lacks 'Self-Awareness'

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton during an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press" Sunday.

Mitchell told host David Gregory that Clinton is "rusty" and "out of touch," to judge by recent comments the former secretary of state made during her ongoing book tour.

"She is a little bit out of touch," Mitchell said, "despite all of her work and all of her connection to hardworking people in the middle class."

Mitchell's criticism is a response to recent comments Clinton made to ABC's Diane Sawyer that her family was "dead broke" when they left the White House in 2000. Those remarks have made Clinton the target of tough media criticismthis month, in which Mitchell is now the latest participant.

"It's a little bit of lack of self-awareness when she talks about being dead broke and she then tried to fix it, but still not getting the language, you know, politically correct," Mitchell said.

Mitchell may have been referring to Clinton's later statement that calling herself "dead broke" "may have not been the most artful way of saying that Bill and I have gone through a lot of different phases in our lives."

In an exclusive interview that also aired Sunday, Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton, sat down with Gregory and defended his wife's claims about the family's financial situation, stating that they were indeed millions of dollars in debt at the time. He also argued that Clinton has a record of supporting middle- to low-income Americans.

"She's not out of touch," he said. "She advocated and worked as a senator for things that were good for ordinary people."

Watch the video above for a clip from "Meet The Press."

(h/t: Real Clear Politics)

by on Jun. 29, 2014 at 8:25 PM
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buttersworth
by Bronze Member on Jun. 30, 2014 at 3:17 AM

People need to stop propping up these politicians and political candidates as persons who can swoop down and save them.

Our economy sucks, period. Few are going to dispute that. Everything else, every other issue is up for grabs. Some people hate the ACA, some love it, some think we need all this security crap here there and everywhere, other people think its overdone with the cameras and the NSA and all that. 2nd amendment, people are torn about that..but everyone knows the economy sucks.

And here comes Hilary (and Bill) trying to make everyone feel like they can empathize. It doesn't wash with me. First of all because look where they were living when they were "dead broke" and the perks they could still enjoy; nobody's gonna let the president go hungry.

But isn't this a horrendous thing anyway?  A president who can't even manage his own money? And he must've had personal accountants! What kind of a bafoon would he have to be? Reminded of this info in hindsight should make us all cringe.

So HIlary can't even keep herself out of debt. But forget her. Why do we always think we can elect someone whose going to magically turn into a knight in shining armor?

No president acts alone, he's got congress and the senate. He's got rules to follow. And when he does try to act alone, like Obama with all his executive orders, that's not necessarilly representing what people want done. SO he acts alone and decisively, but it might be something we all hate, or is not in our best interests.

There's no president that's gonna come in and save us all. THere just isn't. We can vote for the best, then hope for the best. Unfortunately they seem more self interested in the last few presidencies than altruistc towards the cause of America and freedom. THey certainly aren't our supermans.

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