The Hillary Principle: Andrea Mitchell channels Doug Mataconis

by Datechguy | February 10th, 2014

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The Hillary Principle: Andrea Mitchell channels Doug Mataconis

Car­pen­ter: You can hardly, you can hardly see dem nipples.

Frank Cross: See? And these guys are REALLY looking.

Scrooged 1988

I was chan­nel surf­ing Sun­day Morn­ing when I stopped at Meet the Press, the sub­ject of the way was Hillary Clinton’s all but cer­tain 2016 run.

After speak­ing to the authors of an upcom­ing book on Mrs. Clin­ton David Gre­gory brought the Meet the Press panel in to talk Hillary 2016. Andrea Mitchell was on that panel. Dur­ing the dis­cus­sion of the poten­tial Hillary run she said some­thing both incred­i­ble and familiar.

No, I don’t mean what she said about donors the that Glenn linked to yes­ter­day. While a tad juicy, that didn’t shock or sur­prise me.

What Andrea Mitchell said con­cern­ing Hillary 2016 that was worth remem­ber­ing was this: (Empha­sis mine)

She’ll also have to show what she achieved as sec­re­tary of state. Yes, Beng­hazi will be raised over and over again. But she has to show some real accom­plish­ments. And that is com­pletely up in the air. We’ll see what John Kerry is doing, we see what nego­ti­a­tions are in play in Iran. We don’t know how that’s going to turn out.

Are you kid­ding me? Who does Mitchell think she is, Doug Mataconis?

Allow me to explain, on July 8th of last year at 6:34 AM EST I began a rather mem­o­rable Twit­ter tete a tete with Doug con­cern­ing Hillary’s accom­plish­ments as sec­re­tary of state. The key tweet from our spir­ited exchange came 20 min­utes in when I asked this question:

That tweet led to many twists, turns and dodges but they ended at 7:16 AM when Doug left the con­ver­sa­tion with­out hav­ing offered an answer proclaiming:

I put the ques­tion open to those read­ing our exchange and noted the lack of responses in my post of the next day

1. In the forty five min­utes my first tweet to his last, an informed, intel­li­gent and pro­lific writer could not name a sin­gle accom­plish­ment in the record of Hillary Clin­ton as Sec­re­tary of State.

2. While my twit­ter steam is alive with tweets from oth­ers agree­ing with me, not a sin­gle tweet from a reader of #p2 @morning_joe or even #hillary2016 showed up to defend the record of Mrs. Clin­ton as Sec­re­tary of state.

3. The absolute need to change the sub­ject from any­thing but Hillary’s record sug­gests her actual record is some­thing that must be avoided at all costs.

Given Ms. Mitchell quote, per­haps I was too hard on Doug in back in July. Not to min­i­mize him as a writer and fol­lower of national events but I’ll wager he’d con­cede his record can’t com­pare to Andrea Mitchell’s.

Con­sider, Andrea Mitchell started as a reporter in the LBJ years when I was five years old. What­ever I might think of her biases her accom­plish­ments in the news busi­ness are impres­sive. She is on Tele­vi­sion on a daily basis, is known to almost every­one in Wash­ing­ton, has access, con­nec­tions and a resume that I can, at this point in my career, only dream of.

Yet one year after Hillary Clin­ton left the office of Sec­re­tary of State, Andrea Mitchell when dis­cussing that record on Meet the Press while eas­ily nam­ing Beng­hazi as a prob­lem declared Mrs. Clinton’s accom­plish­ments were up in the air?

THIS IS Andrea Freak­ing Mitchell! She prob­a­bly sup­ports Mrs. Clin­ton for pres­i­dent stronger than I sup­port the Boston Red Sox.

If her abil­ity to name an accom­plish­ment Mrs. Clin­ton had in four years as Sec­re­tary of State is totally depen­dent on how well John Kerry cleans up after her that means SHE HAD NO ACCOM­PLISH­MENTS, PERIOD!

It also mean the basis for pro­mot­ing Hillary for pres­i­dent in 2016 is the Hillary Prin­ci­ple that I artic­u­lated four days after my exchange with Doug:

If a demo­c­rat is pro­moted to an office beyond their level of abil­ity, the very act of hold­ing said office, regard­less of the lack of suc­cess or degree of fail­ure, will be con­sid­ered evi­dence of suc­cess , par­tic­u­larly if said Demo­c­rat is a mem­ber of a “pro­tected” or “oppressed” group as defined by the party and/​or media.

Given that Amer­ica was will­ing to re-​elect Barack Obama based on one of the worst terms a Pres­i­dent has had in my life­time I regret to say it would not sur­prise me at all that the nation would be will­ing to elect Hillary based on noth­ing other than spin.

Update: Added the Scrooged quote at the top. The Scene is here

I sus­pect those stage­hands star­ing at that solid gold dancer aren’t as moti­vated as Andrea Mitchell is to see a Hillary accomplishment.

I’d bet real money if this post is linked widely or men­tioned on Rush that Andrea will sud­denly come up with some­thing, ANY­THING no mat­ter how convoluted.

Update 2: An inter­est­ing note via Glenn from the NY Post:

A sys­tem of polit­i­cal rewards and pun­ish­ments devised by the polit­i­cal power cou­ple set aside “a spe­cial cir­cle of Clin­ton hell . . . for peo­ple who had endorsed [Pres­i­dent] Obama,” accord­ing to “HRC,” a new book by Politico for­mer White House bureau chief Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes of The Hill.

The most help­ful Clin­ton­istas were rated “1” under the Clin­tons’ rat­ing sys­tem, while turn­coat for­mer allies, such as John Kerry, received “7’s.”

Hmmm if Andrea Mitchell is right John Kerry is safe for now since Mrs. Clinton’s record as Sec of State is based on him.

Then again who said the “Elect Hillary” busi­ness is based on her record?

Update 3: Doug seems a tad miffed at the piece but I think he’s miss­ing the point.

7 months ago in a midst of a twit­ter exchange I asked him a ques­tion he had no idea was com­ing & he couldn’t answer on the fly over the space of 20 min­utes while doing all the things a per­son does in the morn­ing to get ready for the day.

Andrea Mitchell was going on Meet the Press, knew she was going on, knew the sub­ject was Hillary Clin­ton 2016, and had to know the ques­tion of her record as Sec of State would come up in discussion…and still couldn’t name a Hillary suc­cess at State.

Update 4: Glenn Reynolds takes a dif­fer­ent view than Ms. Mitchell on the pur­pose of John Kerry vis a vis Hillary’s Accom­plish­ments as Syria con­tin­ues to explode

As I’ve noted before, John Kerry’s role is to make Hillary Clinton’s unim­pres­sive tenure at State look bet­ter by com­par­i­son. So far, he’s ful­fill­ing it perfectly.

If “Not being as wrong as John Kerry” makes on pres­i­den­tial mate­r­ial I should form my 2016 exploratory com­mit­tee at once.

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Carpenter: You can hardly, you can hardly see dem nipples.

Frank Cross: See? And these guys are REALLY looking.

Scrooged 1988

I was channel surfing Sunday Morning when I stopped at Meet the Press, the subject of the way was Hillary Clinton’s all but certain 2016 run.

After speaking to the authors of an upcoming book on Mrs. Clinton David Gregory brought the Meet the Press panel in to talk Hillary 2016. Andrea Mitchell was on that panel. During the discussion of the potential Hillary run she said something both incredible and familiar.

No, I don’t mean what she said about donors the that Glenn linked to yesterday. While a tad juicy, that didn’t shock or surprise me.

What Andrea Mitchell said concerning Hillary 2016 that was worth remembering was this: (Emphasis mine)

She’ll also have to show what she achieved as secretary of state. Yes, Benghazi will be raised over and over again. But she has to show some real accomplishments. And that is completely up in the air. We’ll see what John Kerry is doing, we see what negotiations are in play in Iran. We don’t know how that’s going to turn out.

Are you kidding me? Who does Mitchell think she is, Doug Mataconis?

Allow me to explain, on July 8th of last year at 6:34 AM EST I began a rather memorable Twitter tete a tete with Doug concerning Hillary’s accomplishments as secretary of state. The key tweet from our spirited exchange came 20 minutes in when I asked this question:

That tweet led to many twists, turns and dodges but they ended at 7:16 AM when Doug left the conversation without having offered an answer proclaiming:

I put the question open to those reading our exchange and noted the lack of responses in  my post of the next day

1. In the forty five minutes my first tweet to his last, an informed, intelligent and prolific writer could not name a single accomplishment in the record of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

2. While my twitter steam is alive with tweets from others agreeing with me, not a single tweet from a reader of #p2 @morning_joe or even #hillary2016 showed up to defend the record of Mrs. Clinton as Secretary of state.

3. The absolute need to change the subject from anything but Hillary’s record suggests her actual record is something that must be avoided at all costs.

Given Ms. Mitchell quote,  perhaps I was too hard on Doug in back in July. Not to minimize him as a writer and follower of national events but I’ll wager he’d concede his record can’t compare to Andrea Mitchell’s.

Consider,  Andrea Mitchell started as a reporter in the LBJ years when I was five years old. Whatever I might think of her biases her accomplishments in the news business are impressive. She is on Television on a daily basis, is known to almost everyone in Washington,  has access, connections and a resume that I can, at this point in my career,  only dream of.

Yet one year after Hillary Clinton left the office of Secretary of State,  Andrea Mitchell when discussing that record on Meet the Press while easily naming Benghazi as a problem declared Mrs. Clinton’s accomplishments were up in the air?

THIS IS Andrea Freaking Mitchell!  She probably supports Mrs. Clinton for president stronger than I support the Boston Red Sox.

If her ability to name an accomplishment Mrs. Clinton had in four years as Secretary of State is totally dependent on how well John Kerry cleans up after her that means SHE HAD NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PERIOD!

It also mean the basis for promoting Hillary for president in 2016 is the Hillary Principle that I articulated four days after my exchange with Doug:

If a democrat is promoted to an office beyond their level of ability, the very act of holding said office, regardless of the lack of success or degree of failure, will be considered evidence of success , particularly if said Democrat is a member of a “protected” or “oppressed” group as defined by the party and/or media.

Given that America was willing to re-elect Barack Obama based on one of the worst terms a President has had in my lifetime I regret to say it would not surprise me at all that the nation would be willing to elect Hillary based on nothing other than spin.

Update: Added the Scrooged quote at the top. The Scene is here

I suspect those stagehands staring at that solid gold dancer aren’t as motivated as Andrea Mitchell is to see a Hillary accomplishment.

I’d bet real money if this post is linked widely or mentioned on Rush that Andrea will suddenly come up with something, ANYTHING no matter how convoluted.

Update 2: An interesting note via Glenn from the NY Post:

A system of political rewards and punishments devised by the political power couple set aside “a special circle of Clinton hell . . . for people who had endorsed [President] Obama,” according to “HRC,” a new book by Politico former White House bureau chief Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes of The Hill.

The most helpful Clintonistas were rated “1” under the Clintons’ rating system, while turncoat former allies, such as John Kerry, received “7’s.”

Hmmm if Andrea Mitchell is right John Kerry is safe for now since Mrs. Clinton’s record as Sec of State is based on him.

Then again who said the “Elect Hillary” business is based on her record?

Update 3: Doug seems a tad miffed at the piece but I think he’s missing the point.

7 months ago in a midst of a twitter exchange I asked him a question he had no idea was coming & he couldn’t answer on the fly over the space of 20 minutes while doing all the things a person does in the morning to get ready for the day.

Andrea Mitchell was going on Meet the Press, knew she was going on, knew the subject was Hillary Clinton 2016, and had to know the question of her record as Sec of State would come up in discussion…and still couldn’t name a Hillary success at State.

Update 4: Glenn Reynolds takes a different view than Ms. Mitchell on the purpose of John Kerry vis a vis Hillary’s Accomplishments as Syria continues to explode

As I’ve noted before, John Kerry’s role is to make Hillary Clinton’s unimpressive tenure at State look better by comparison. So far, he’s fulfilling it perfectly.

If “Not being as wrong as John Kerry” makes on presidential material I should form my 2016 exploratory committee at once.

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