Mika Brzezinski Objects To Op-Ed Depicting Obama As ‘Orating Your Way Into Janitorial Work’

This morning’s Frank Bruni column on President Obama was not a fave of Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, who, holding the op-ed in her hand with visible distaste, said she was being “forced” to read it. In the op-ed, from this morning’s New York Times, Bruni describes Obama’s path from “poetry to drudgery,” saying directly to the president, “you got stuck with the mess. That’s your cinching, suffocating, unjust reality. Your campaign had all the romance of history in the making; your presidency has all the drudgery of a toxic cleanup. You orated your way into janitorial work.

Bruni argues the debt crisis seems destined to “taint” Obama’s presidency, no matter the result:

But if the country winds up there, and even if it doesn’t, it’s hard to see how this embarrassing mess doesn’t taint you. There will be questions about whether you put your marker down at the right time, with enough specificity and force. There will be assertions that you didn’t make a persuasive and coherent enough case to voters.

Brzezinski said “the reality is depressing…I don’t think it’s completely fair to hang it all on (President Obama).”

Watch it here, from MSNBC:

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