Mika Brzezinski: 'I'm Hoping' Blaming Bush Will Work

We've gone from "hope and change" to hoping blaming Bush will work.  As Joe Scarborough said: at least Mika Brzezinski's honest about it.  Asked whether she believed that President Obama's attempt to continue to blame George W. Bush for the country's economic woes will work as a campaign strategy, a seemingly dispirited Mika Brzezinski replied: "well, I'm hopin'".  Scarborough burst into laughter.

The Morning Joe panel was responding to a clip of President Obama from yesterday in which he analogized Republicans to people who had ordered an expensive restaurant meal, left just as Obama was sitting down to dinner, and then finding himself accused of running up the tab.  View the video after the jump.

Watch Mika's forlorn response.  Looks like we've gone from "hope and change" to Dems listlessly hoping that a pass-the-buck, blame-the-other-guy strategy might work for President Obama. After playing the clip of President Obama's restaurant analogy, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle expressed skepticism that it would be a successful campaign strategy for PBO.   Joe Scarborough then turned to Mika.
 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: What do you think, Mika?  Do you think, do you think it'll work: blaming George Bush?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI:  A-h-h-h, well, I'm hopin'.  But I think it's a tough sell.  And I still don't know what the freakin' metaphor is --

SCARBOROUGH [bursting into laughter]: At least she's honest about it!

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.