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Gibbs Up for Reinvention?

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

He’s been the Obama administration’s press mouthpiece for nearly two years now, but speculation has it that Robert Gibbs could be heading for a career shift. Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?

The Washington Post:

First, Gibbs infuriated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) by acknowledging something that is true every two years - that the party in control of the House could lose control of it after the midterm elections.

[...] Then this week Gibbs unloaded on the “professional left” - that is, the cable television punditry disappointed that Obama has not lived up to their more-liberal-than-he-is expectations. In an interview with The Hill, he called for some of them to be “drug-tested.”

Was he right, in his way, that the left has at times judged Obama’s record more by its failures than its successes? Almost certainly, yes.

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By glider, August 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm Link to this comment

I found it refreshing that Gibbs would admit how the Obama administration truly feels about the agenda of Progressives and how they absolutely take their vote for granted.  Why get pissed off at the messenger telling you the obvious?  Is it supposed to be surprising that Obama’s team has contempt for the Canadian Healthcare System, and is expanding the MIC?  My problem is his contention that the Administration has accomplished a lot by virtue of passing a lot of corrupt softball legislation.  But what do you expect from a “Professional” Apologist?

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By doublestandards/glasshouses, August 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment
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His comments were worthy of Richard Nixon: “Progressives are nothing but a bunch of niggers and jews.  We don’t need them.”

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By gerard, August 12, 2010 at 10:15 am Link to this comment

“Was he right, in his way, that the left has at times judged Obama’s record more by its failures than its successes? Almost certainly, yes.”
  Obama’s successes are noted more by the
“intellectual” press where careful analysis reveals
some of the less obvious manipulations of power and psychological factors that work against political
  The public has little patience for this kind of reasoning. It has been made impatient by long-term delays and unfulfilled promises.

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By Leefeller, August 11, 2010 at 8:55 pm Link to this comment

Gibbs, should be able to jump right into becoming a Lobbyist like most good Congressmen!

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By knute, August 11, 2010 at 6:28 pm Link to this comment
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This guy is helping Obama about as much as Ozzy Osborn…time to dump Gibbs. Get Jesse Ventura.

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By Amon Drool, August 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm Link to this comment

“Might that have something to do with his recent truth-telling tear?”

jeebus christ!!!!!  who the hell at TD wrote the intro to this washpo piece?  truth-telling!!!!  at least u could have enclosed those words in scare quotes.

and for a good laugh, google ‘Inartful, but Honest’.  it’s a blog posting by TD sweetie ruth marcus.

monday morning we had chris hedges reaching MLK heights.  we’ve recently had bob scheer skewering ambitious, unprincipled dems. (when will he acknowledge that obama is that breed of cat?)  ruth marcus given space on a ‘progressive’ site!!!!  TD is schizo.

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By ofersince72, August 11, 2010 at 2:24 pm Link to this comment

I love this kind of news…

  I mean I thrive on ......My sides will be hurting for
weeks on this one…


P.S. President of Obama , if you want a real professional
press secretary,  go get DANA P.  she was damn good.

But if your looking for just someone to tell THE truth,
Get the former Press agent.  you know, HELEN…
she would make a damn good press secretary and she would
tell those damn journalists to ask more serious and
honest questions.

Just trying to help you BARRACK

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By Richard Nixon, August 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm Link to this comment

I’m glad he said it actually. It is getting more democrats to finally see that the
supposed ‘left’ new democrats don’t care for them.

We are starting to see a huge division between the party and I’m hoping for more
3rd party votes out of it.

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By ocjim, August 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm Link to this comment

Keith Olbermann provided the perfect commentary in response to Gibbs and Obama on last night’s program. I couldn’t have said it better.

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