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Andrea Mitchell Complains About Obama Using Word 'Crusades' At Prayer Breakfast

Mrs. Greenspan kept herself busy playing the good little water-carrier for the wingnuts who have been freaking out over President Obama's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on this Sunday's Meet the Press.
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Mrs. Greenspan kept herself busy playing the good little water-carrier for the wingnuts who have been freaking out over President Obama's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on this Sunday's Meet the Press.

While the majority of the other pundits (with the exception of host Chuck Todd who wondered a little bit earlier in the show if President Obama just likes to troll the event) had no issue with what President Obama said, Andrea Mitchell was terribly upset that President Obama said the word "crusades" at the breakfast. The horror! Obviously the Republicans just had no choice but to attack him.

President Barack Obama’s remarks at last week’s National Prayer Breakfast, in which he advised other religions not to get on their high horses about Islamic violence given their own bloody histories, started some predictable controversy. One slightly less predictable critic: MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell, who excoriated Obama for the comments on Meet the Press Sunday morning.

“You can’t really go back to 1095,” Mitchell said. “It’s so out of context. It is so much in passing.”

“You don’t use the word crusades in any context right now, it’s just too fraught,” Mitchell added. “And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don’t lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that’s in front of you or don’t deal with it at all. Talk about faith.”


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