John Sununu Laughs at Andrea Mitchell Defending Obama's Use of Bogus Romney Outsourcing Claims

It really has been hysterical watching the Obama-loving media the past few weeks defend the President using bogus information reported by the Washington Post falsely accusing Mitt Romney of outsourcing jobs while at Bain Capital.

This has become so comical that former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu (R) couldn't hold back the laughs as Andrea Mitchell did exactly that Tuesday on the MSNBC program bearing her name (video follows with transcript and commentary):

ANDREA MITCHELL, HOST: Isn't it a winning issue for the White House fundamentally, granted that the Politifact folks and the Washington Post pointed out that the President's campaign ad on that issue had a lot, a lot of questions and a lot of questionable attack lines...

JOHN SUNUNU: No, they said it was wrong. A lot of questions is not right. It was wrong.

MITCHELL: Okay, if, but the point is that doesn’t, isn't Mitt Romney more vulnerable than the President on this issue because there still is, the whole question of private equity of outsourcing? You could argue about when he left Bain Capital, and, you know, whether he was still getting money from Bain Capital and what some of the companies in Bain were doing, companies that did end up working overseas and sending jobs overseas.

SUNUNU: [Laughs]

MITCHELL But isn't it a bigger problem for Republicans than for the White House?

SUNUNU: No. When you've sent $500 million to Fisker and it goes to Finland immediately. When you send the solar money and it goes to Mexico. When you send the turbine money and it goes to Denmark. And we can go on all day. There is $29 billion worth of purchases that came out of this administration, outsourced jobs to foreign countries. Mitt Romney outsourced zero. Obama outsourced 29…

MITCHELL: Zero?

SUNUNU: Zero. He wasn't there when those issues came up.

MITCHELL: Well, first of all…

SUNUNU: [Laughs]

MITCHELL: …the $29 billion are not all outsourced from the administration because...

SUNUNU: Sure they are.

MITCHELL: A lot of those jobs still remained here. There are jobs, when you do a grant, Governor, there are jobs here as well as overseas.

SUNUNU: [Laughs] You're struggling, Andrea. You're struggling. [Laughs]

MITCHELL: Well, first of all…

SUNUNU: [Still laughing]

MITCHELL: …these are competing claims and we will get back to you with all of the numbers.

SUNUNU: Sure.


I'd say that Mitchell ought to be ashamed, but any self-respect she had went out the window last month when she not only aired a selectively-edited video of Romney to make him look like an out of touch moron, she chose not to apologize when she got caught.

One has to hope reelecting one president is worth the diminishment in credibility Mitchell is suffering from her astonishingly unprofessional behavior.

(HT NB reader Tim Gargana)

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.