Andrea Mitchell is totally looking to get the position of head cheerleader on the Obama squad!

Indeed it does. And you know how we know it’s true? The palace guards known as the lapdog media are covering for Obama. Covering like the wind!

As Twitchy reported, the second half of the Obama/MSM 2012 ticket have been relentlessly hyping The Secret Romney Tape ™.

They started swooning and falling into fits of histrionics even before a full tape was released. Double standards, much?

And the shameful double standards continue. Andrea Mitchell, a fan of false and misleading editing, now has the audacity to say that they won’t run the Obama redistribution remarks because the tape is ‘unauthenticated.’ No, for real. She said that.

Unbelievable. Yet, they had no problem airing the Romney tape. Even prior to a full tape being released. Worse, the subsequently released full Romney tape ended up being edited.

The Obama campaign authenticated it!

More from Mediaite:

UPDATE: The Washington Post reports, “The Obama campaign confirmed that is Obama’s voice on the recording and a spokesman moved to rebut Romney’s criticism of it.”

Okay, to be fair, we suppose the Washington Post isn’t really a credible source. Still, lying liar Carney tries to dodge the redistribution tape.

And lapdogs take their commands from him. Roll over, lapdogs, roll over!

Some media outlets resort to sneer quotes, even!

Oh, just icky, old Drudge stuff! Nothing to see here, move along.

More sneer quotes. Shameless and shameful, alleged journalists. This Twitter user sums it up.

  • Love of Country

    The state run media, both here and abroad, represent everything that is wrong with this world.

  • Elaine

    Wow, I’m so glad Obama hasn’t DIVIDED the country at all.

  • Dio Heerai

    Romney has to LEAD ON THIS!!!!!!! he is back hiding in a corner with his yellow bellied campaign team when he should have come out swinging. He is back hiding behind Ann Romney’s skirt to defend him .
    His campaign has not said a word about the editing or push back with the Obama redistribution video or any of the dozens of offensive Obama videos.
    This rope-a dope strategy has now become no rope and ALL DOPE . The only thing Mitt constantly portrays is WEAKNESS in times of crisis just when this country desperately needs a LEADER

  • Streetiebird

    Romney wants redistribution too, only his kind redistributes wealth from the poor to the super-wealthy. Trickle-down 2012!

    • journogal

      How do the poor have wealth? You don’t make sense.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Oh, don’t even respond to that dingdong. He’s a nickle-a-word hack from Media Matters or Kos or something, and giving him something to respond to only helps him get his next 40 oz or nickel bag or whatever.

        • journogal

          I know…I think, just maybe once posters like this will think for themselves and/or step back and realize what they post sounds so ignorant. And for what, 2, 5 or 10 cents a post?

      • Streetiebird

        See, when poor people have jobs that pay minimum wage, they need social programs to help do things like keep their children fed, or give their children healthcare. Romney wants to take many of those social programs away so he can instead give the money to the richest people by way of removing the estate tax, the capital gains tax, and massively lowering the corporate tax rates.

        • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

          Ha ha ha ha ha. Poor people cannot find jobs in current job market. Nickle a word is way overpriced for you.

          • Streetiebird

            Actually there are a lot of jobs out there, Americans are just too picky and don’t want to work menial low-paying jobs for minimum wage when minimum wage isn’t enough to rent a proper apartment.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

            Nickel’s worth of crack goes a long way with you. Do you get out much? Or do they throw the peanuts at your cage?

          • Streetiebird

            I guess I would be insulted, If I were poor, or smoked crack, or really cared at all what you say about me :) By all means keep thinking that all poor people are Democrats, it’s working out great for Obama.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

            So you are now saying that all poor people smoke crack and vote Obama? Because I never did. I have reason to believe you are inhaling from some type of smoking device, you really are pathetic.

          • Streetiebird

            More insults, is that really all you’ve got? Childish insults? You and your party can dismiss half the country all you want, it really motivates the far-rightwing voters Romney is currently courting.

          • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

            Pointless to argue with you, you have no grip on reality. I do like Obama’s film just an older version of his 2008 speech. As for Romney’s those who brought it to the world’s attention have admitted segments are missing your party really is for the little conscience and little regret for propaganda.

          • Streetiebird

            lol cute :) I’m sure you supported the Breitbarting of Acorn and Shirley Sherrod even though those tapes were actually edited. The Romney comments are not cut away from. Maybe what came before is missing, but there is more than enough context provided, unlike most of the O’Keefe videos that come out of the right-wing fever swamp.

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            Thank goodness *you* never stoop to insults.

          • Streetiebird

            I try not to, but most times someone insults me first, very intolerant people around here.

          • Streetiebird

            I try not to, but most times someone insults me first, very intolerant people around here.

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            Are you for real?! Have you not seen the many articles and news programs on how teens can’t get jobs because adults are snapping up jobs at fast-food places? smh!!

          • Streetiebird

            There are plenty of menial low paying jobs in my area for kids to take if they want them.

          • Michael Rice

            Like being an Obama Fact checker, maybe?

          • Streetiebird

            haha, good one! But Obama has enough fact checkers, they’re called FOX News.

          • Streetiebird

            There are plenty of menial low paying jobs in my area for kids to take if they want them.

          • Michael Rice

            Uh no. Those jobs stay minimum wage because illegal aliens are willing to work them. Get rid of the illegals and those jobs would be forced to pay more.

          • Streetiebird

            There aren’t a lot of immigrants in my area, maybe that’s why there are a lot of jobs available…

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Actually, no we don’t, you stupid asshat. Not all poor people are on the government dole. Why should I care if Romney takes away SOMETHING I DON’T ALREADY USE? Stupid idiot.

          • Streetiebird

            You never went to public school? Your parents never had help taking you to the doctor or the dentist? Your family never used medicare or medicaid? You really never used any social programs? They’re all on the chopping block if Romney is elected…

          • Isahiah62

            there are lies, damned lies and and then there are Obamawhoppers which deny reality:

            Obamacare Mandate Tax Overwhelmingly Hits Middle Class arack Obama’s re-election racket has been running
            millions of dollars’ worth of advertisements claiming that Mitt
            Romney’s “plan” will raise taxes on middle class Americans. This isn’t
            true; Romney promises precisely the opposite, and FactCheck.org has called out Democrats for repeated the debunked charge.
            But to paraphrase Bill Clinton’s DNC speech in Charlotte, it takes some
            brass to preemptively criticize someone else for doing what you’ve
            already done yourself.http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/09/20/cbo_obamacare_mandate_tax_overwhelmingly_hits_middle_class
            he Congressional Budget Office has determined that millions of Americans will get socked by the Obamacare mandate tax, 80 percent of whom are middle income citizens:

            cigarette taxes, tanning taxes, and a slew of other taxes embedded elsewhere in his giant healthcare boondoggle. Here’s another fun CBO nugget mined by the Washington Times:

            CBO also said there will be 30 million people without insurance,
            though all but the 6 million will be exempt from the tax. The exempt
            Americans are a combination of illegal immigrants and those with incomes
            too low to pay income taxes.

            Just so we’re clear: Obamacare raids $716 Billion from almost-insolvent Medicare to chip in toward its own $2 trillion price tag, raises premiums on average families, increases national healthcare spending faster than doing nothing would have, swells the deficit, exacerbates the national doctor shortage, is insanely costly and difficult to comply with, and raises taxes by $500 Billion on the backs of millions of middle class families — and the country will still have 30 million
            people lacking health insurance. What a deal! And most of that
            dysfunction doesn’t kick in until 2014. For a review of what a
            logistical migrane the current elements of the program have already
            become, read this sobering analysis…..http://www.aei-ideas.org/2012/09/dont-worry-romney-the-47-will-be-paying-income-taxes-soon-enough/

            Under Obamanomics, the 47% — and everyone else — will be paying more taxes soon enough…aising taxes on just the rich isn’t enough to cover the budget gap… is 90% on the rich FAIR ??irst, Washington raise taxes on wealthy Americans and business. And when
            those tax hikes don’t supply enough added tax revenue, the politicians
            then turn to the rest of America and say, “Sorry, we’ve taxed the 1% and
            business and it still isn’t enough. Now it’s your turn. Let’s talk about what a VAT is …”

          • Streetiebird

            LOL you quote Clinton but then fail to realize what he was talking about? Amazing… the $716 billion was in Ryan’s plan, so was he trying to raid Medicare? Obama’s plan keeps Medicare alive for 8 years longer than Romney/Ryan’s.

            Yes, I think we should return to the 80-90% tax rate on the highest bracket. It still allows the rich to be stinking rich, but also provides much needed balance in our budget. Instead of the Republican tactic of cutting taxes rain or shine and hoping some trickles down. Your side has been giving out money hand over fist to the rich in order to create jobs, and how did that go for you? The rich are richer than ever, shouldn’t there be more jobs created than ever before? Wake up and realize that Reaganomics was a bad idea. And next time you’re copy-pasting, try to not paste things that contradict each other.

          • Isahiah62

            “under Obama the rich got richer and the poor got poorer” yup your guy your results. Read and weep- OBAMA made the RICH richer- his corporate and private RICH donors outspent R’s 7 to 1 to get him elected- I KNOW R&R can do better for EVERYONE

          • Streetiebird

            Yeah, because the Republicans won’t allow the massive tax cuts for the rich to expire. Check this handy chart to see where we’d be debt-wise without Bush’s rampant spending: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/files/2012/08/Debt-graph-CBPP.jpeg

          • Isahiah62

            really- the R’s fault?? – that is as tired as “blame Bush” and “racist”
            excuses for Prez Excuse pardon my laughter– since you obviously did not read any of my post or my links for a more complete picture I will return the favor- look at your link? HELL to the NO

            Obama in 2009: If I can’t fix the economy in three years, you can call me former President Obama

          • Streetiebird

            I don’t recall seeing any links from you, if you post them again maybe I’d click…
            And look at what Obama has done, doubled the DOW, rescued the auto industry from the Bush economy, turned around the hundreds of thousands of jobs being lost per month, passed the affordable care act even though the Republicans defeated the public option. As opposed to Bush turning around a surplus and spending money like it was going out of style, all the while giving out tax cuts to the already-wealthy. If you muster up the courage to click my link, you’ll see why Bush policies are a bigger influence on our debt than all the things Obama has done combined.

          • Michael Rice

            Yeah, herescued them with that cash for clunkers and buying up all teh unsold Chevy Volts. Job turn around…bahahahahaha….news to me. Afforable ehalth care…lol….man you have some neat terms.

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            Actually, I got a nice letter from my husband’s retirement program about all the tax cuts that are set to expire. We aren’t even middle-class, let alone “rich,” and if those tax cuts lapse, it will seriously (and negatively) impact us. Go peddle your wares somewhere where people don’t know how to read, Streetie.

          • Streetiebird

            My retirement program is good to go, even if the tax cuts expire.

          • Streetiebird

            My retirement program is good to go, even if the tax cuts expire.

          • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

            Public school *should* be on the chopping block. No, my parents never had help taking me to the doctor or dentist, nor do I have any help there. (However, ObamaCare did lead to a hefty increase in my insurance premiums, and we had to switch insurances and now have less coverage.) No, we’ve never used MediCare or MediCaid. The chopping block is fine with me. Do you have any other attempts at threats?

          • Michael Rice

            Amen, I went to public school and that was it. My parents paid their own bills, because they lived within their means.

          • Michael Rice

            Yeah, he is going to clsoe public schools…you’re an idiot..The point is there are to many programs. TO many people who don’t even pay taxes getting them. TO many not paying taxes period.

          • Streetiebird

            Too*

        • Michael Rice

          In other word he want to give people back money they earned. See, you are a typical liberal. You act as if that money belongs to the poor. It doesn’t. THis from someone who is on food stamps and hates it

          • Streetiebird

            You would rather starve to death? Seems like maybe the food stamps help…

      • Streetiebird

        See, when poor people have jobs that pay minimum wage, they need social programs to help do things like keep their children fed, or give their children healthcare. Romney wants to take many of those social programs away so he can instead give the money to the richest people by way of removing the estate tax, the capital gains tax, and massively lowering the corporate tax rates.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        Yes, I can’t wait to see all the capital investment firms that pop up in
        the poorer sections of America. I mean, shit… I’m poor, and I can
        hardly invest in 3 meals a day, let alone some other project,
        somewhere. (I’m also white, female, and steadfastly refusing to cave to government hand-outs. If I can’t afford it, I don’t need it.) Gas prices are through the roof, so even if I got a better job than I have now, which currently doesn’t require driving, all the extra money I’d make would go into the gas tank. Trickle-up, middle-out MY ASS. You’re a moron, Streetie. Obviously, you’re not poor.

      • Aestro

        Let’s rephrase that “they’re mooching off the government and need to pay their fair share”. Same idea, different language tailored to your party.

        • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

          I think you mean, “Give people who actually work their money back.” You know, kind of like Robin Hood. (Go read the book before you comment…please!)

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    I thought the Romney vid taught us that it didn’t matter how long ago something was said! Redistribute THIS, leftards.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Yeah, Baraka went back to Romney’s high school days. How was that relevant?

    • Aestro

      The Romney vid is from May while campaigning for the presidential election. The Obama vid is from 1998. If you really don’t know the difference there, I don’t know what to tell you.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Well that’s too bad because unless someone specifically refudiates such an alarming sentiment, I would have to assume it’s something he stands by, particularly something said in a PUBLIC forum.

      • http://www.facebook.com/d0nna.ac0sta Donna Acosta

        That’s okay, because I know what to tell *you.* It’s clear from everything Obama has said and done in the past 4 years that what he said then is still entirely relevant to him. So…Why don’t you go find yourself a Sharpie and have one of the other kids write on your hands, dear?

        • Aestro

          I don’t think it’s exactly a secret that the government engages in wealth redistribution. Taxes are higher on the wealthy in part to fund programs that aid the poor. That’s fact. I was responding to @IceColdTroll:disqus above who seems to think something actually said during the election campaign trail is too old to be relevant. I get that Mitt changes his position more often than the sun, but come on.

          • Michael Rice

            Obama takes it a lot farther. Saying you beleive in redistribution of wealth is not the same as saying you believe in taxes and you knwo it. Roll over now and be a good lap dog.

          • Aestro

            What else is there? Do you think he’s hijacking armored cars full of money or something?

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “Andrea Mitchell is totally looking to get the position of head cheerleader on the Obama squad!”

    I’m willing to bet that if she were told to slap on the kneepads to demonstrate her qualifications for the position, she wouldn’t be able to buckle them on fast enough.

  • cbinflux

    Typo? Excerpt, not except.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Well don’t expect me to authenticate it. I’m not wasting 5 seconds listening to any more from that halfwit than gets fed to me on the radio.

  • http://twitter.com/MObeso71 M.O.

    Just saw a great movie “President Evil- Redistribution” 47% zombies will vote for the one handing out (so called) brains.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Oh God bless our president! Here are another 1200 poor people who will have a lower burden under the income tax this year!

    “…1,200 coal-mining jobs have been eliminated across central Appalachia has sparked renewed cries that Obama administration policies are crippling domestic-energy production and jobs — and is already factoring into the 2012 presidential race. ”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/19/romney-pro-business-groups-blame-obama-polices-on-recent-mine-closings/?intcmp=trending#ixzz26wfI1TVe

  • tjp77

    Obama believes in redistribution. Romney believes that the people on the receiving end of that redistribution will vote for Obama. These are facts.

    HOW IS ANY OF THIS CONTROVERSIAL??

    I swear, the most controversial thing about any of it seems to be that people are so used to hearing nothing but scripted talking points that as soon as an unguarded remark leaks everyone freaks out. Meanwhile the entire substance of the discussion goes right out the window.

    Thanks, media. You’re doing a fantastic job as usual.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Speaking of the “47%” video, didn’t the DNC just spend a week in Charlotte with victim after victim on stage?

    What was it Romney said that wasn’t true, other than the number being 49% instead of 47?

  • Isahiah62

    when will the lamestream journolistas OUT the person who illegally taped Romney’s private meeting?? I guess being ‘authenticated” by a third rate leftard tabloid makes it “news”

  • Isahiah62

    when will the lamestream journolistas OUT the person who illegally taped Romney’s private meeting?? I guess being ‘authenticated” by a third rate leftard tabloid makes it “news”

  • Isahiah62

    on CNN today Blitzer inadvertently spilled the beans- while trying to say Romney hates the poor and loves the rich- he said “under Obama the rich got richer and the poor got poorer” isn’t that the scare meme they say will happen under R’s??

  • Chip

    Didn’t she win the Kentucky Derby? No maybe it was Seabicuit, or maybe Sarah Jessica Parker. (yeah, being mean.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    I will forever have the video in my head of live dramatic action news and the reporter who bravely sits in a boat to dramatize the flood waters and then two men walk in front of the camera showing the water is barely up their shins. Although to be fair that reporter had a paddle. Dear MSM, has he called you yet? Short of seeing the fingerprints on their ankles, the moaning and shame are keeping me from watching the ” news ” anytime soon.

  • Paul C.

    We need a video of that audio and with Joe the plummer and also a portion of 2016 Obama’s America.
    This is a great read only a couple of paragraphs http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/09/20/the_fallacy_of_redistribution

  • Allan Smith

    Well, that cinches it. She’s a lock for Captain of the Spin Team this year!

  • BeautifulAmerica

    It’s wonderful to have a place like Twitchy to discuss and react to the outrageous.
    Do we want to be effective?
    Then WE have to make time to email/call/write the news sites and our congressmen, and pour out our comments there.
    Thanks Michelle, for providing this forum and showing us your example.

  • BeautifulAmerica

    It’s wonderful to have a place like Twitchy to discuss and react to the outrageous.
    Do we want to be effective?
    Then WE have to make time to email/call/write the news sites and our congressmen, and pour out our comments there.
    Thanks Michelle, for providing this forum and showing us your example.

  • $23639361

    andrea is trying hard, but she’ll NEVER take over as captain of the obama “fluffer” team from chrissy mattews

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    I told my parents I wanted to go to Clown School. My dad argued that there was no living to be made by being a clown. So, I went to college and struggled to find decent employment. Now I find out that Chris Mathews rakes in 5 million a year. I told you Dad, I should have gone to clown school!

  • Michael Rice

    Honestly, I would not consider it as authenticated, just because the Obama camp says it is him. THey are nto teh most reliabel source, you know…