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Old 08-10-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Gibbsy takes it to the Left-wing Nuts.

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left

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The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
Well......technically obama has expanded some programs started by Bush beyond all reason like proposing to imprison people for life with no charges, putting in place mechanisms to assassinate American citizens without due process, intensified the secrecy weapons and immunity mechanisms, and even found new and ingenious ways to deny habeas corpus. But those are just minor, irrelevant details.

Robert Gibbs attacks the fringe losers of the left - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

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You may think that the reason you're dissatisfied with the Obama administration is because of substantive objections to their policies: ...

But Robert Gibbs -- in one of the most petulant, self-pitying outbursts seen from a top political official in recent memory, half derived from a paranoid Richard Nixon rant and the other half from a Sean Hannity/Sarah Palin caricature of The Far Left -- is here to tell you that the real reason you're dissatisfied with the President is because you're a fringe, ideological, Leftist extremist ingrate who needs drug counseling:
Seems obama and his minions are tired of the criticism from the Left.

Scroll down the link to see some of the stories from the "fringe".

Oh no, Gibbsy trying to walk it back.

Another "inartful" comment from the amateurs in the White House.

The Plum Line - Robert Gibbs concedes attack on left was "inartful"

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Robert Gibbs, under fire for his attack on the "professional left," sends over a statement walking it back, conceding it was "inartful," and clarifying that the views he expressed frustration about are not widely held:
How many constituencies does obama think he can lose here? He's already lost the conservatives that voted for him, he's lost the Indies that voted for him, he's losing democrat support daily.

http://www.openleft.com/diary/19769/...he-white-house

This has to be the best headline of the bunch.

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Dear swing voters, you suck. Love, The White House
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert..._b_676895.html

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We've got a huge enthusiasm gap going into this election. The rising Obama electorate -- young, single women, minorities -- is discouraged, disengaged and staying home in large numbers. Across the board, the "professional left" reports that resources are down for voter registration and mobilization.
http://fdlaction.firedoglake.com/201...-robert-gibbs/

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I don’t recall Obama making campaign promises to increase the defense budget and cut Social Security benefits, order the assassination of American citizens without due process, or cut sweetheart deals with the pharmaceutical industry in exchange for political patronage. Where was the bold, inspirational speech where he vowed to give AT&T immunity for operating their own private corporate spy network, tax people’s health insurance benefits, abandon gay rights and throw a party in the rose garden for Bart Stupak’s presidential signing statement? When did he promised to re-appoint Ben Bernanke, protect the bonuses of bailed out bankers and keep shoveling money at Wall Street?
Ouch!

Remember, these are ALL lefties.

Last edited by sanrene; 08-10-2010 at 12:37 PM..
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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"These people ought to be drug tested" . That's a pretty reactionary response. Obaama had no problem taking campaign contributions from the Deadheads, though.

I'd love to see a poll of Obama voters who
a) Voted FOR Obama
or
b) Voted Against Bush

Gibbs is a weenie whoo-er.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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It doesn't make any difference what Gibbs said. Liberals still overwhelmingly like Obama. WAPO will release a poll this week to that effect. Poll data indicates 85% of liberals approve of the job Obama is doing to 12% disapproving. 88% support his health care plan looking back with only 7% opposed. Liberal voters appear capable of keeping two ideas in their heads at the same time. First, Obama does not always live up to their expectations, whether or not he should bear the blame for this unfortunate reality. And second, this isn't grounds to abandon him completely. The important thing to remember is that the dem party doesn't march in lock step like the repubs.

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First, Obama does not always live up to their expectations, whether or not he should bear the blame for this unfortunate reality. And second, this isn't grounds to abandon him completely..

...
Not only are those numbers good, but they're steady. Obama's favor with liberals hasn't been on the decline. In May his approval with liberals was 87/10. In February it was 81/15. In November it was 87/4. Even as his ratings have declined overall he's stayed in that sort of mid-80s range with liberal voters.
The Plum Line - Whatever Gibbs said, liberals still like Obama
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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I have a suspicion Obama is purposely trying to throw the mid-terms - he needs a Republican Congress to get re-elected in 2012.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Gibbsy steps in it even more. I wonder if the pressure is getting to the crybabies in the WH.

AMERICAblog News: Gibbs: People who are upset with Obama don't live in real America, didn't help get Obama elected

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Gibbs: People who are upset with Obama don't live in real America, didn't help get Obama elected
Oh my.

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Let's put aside for a moment Gibb's adoption of a really nasty, and un-American, Sarah Palin talking point in order to smear the Democratic base (has it really come that?).

Gibbs is now claiming, on behalf of the White House, that anyone who is upset with the way President Obama is handling his job clearly did not organize, campaign, or raise money for candidate Obama back in 2008.
Geez, a purely manufactured controversy by the amateurs in the WH cause they can't stand up to the criticism.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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I have a suspicion Obama is purposely trying to throw the mid-terms - he needs a Republican Congress to get re-elected in 2012.
Bingo!
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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It doesn't make any difference what Gibbs said. Liberals still overwhelmingly like Obama. WAPO will release a poll this week to that effect. Poll data indicates 85% of liberals approve of the job Obama is doing to 12% disapproving. 88% support his health care plan looking back with only 7% opposed. Liberal voters appear capable of keeping two ideas in their heads at the same time. First, Obama does not always live up to their expectations, whether or not he should bear the blame for this unfortunate reality. And second, this isn't grounds to abandon him completely. The important thing to remember is that the dem party doesn't march in lock step like the repubs.

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First, Obama does not always live up to their expectations, whether or not he should bear the blame for this unfortunate reality. And second, this isn't grounds to abandon him completely..

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Not only are those numbers good, but they're steady. Obama's favor with liberals hasn't been on the decline. In May his approval with liberals was 87/10. In February it was 81/15. In November it was 87/4. Even as his ratings have declined overall he's stayed in that sort of mid-80s range with liberal voters.
The Plum Line - Whatever Gibbs said, liberals still like Obama
Is this a full and complete acquiescence that Rasmussen is a solidly reliable polling institution? I mean, it's not like the Public Policy Polling is a conservative bastion.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The catfight is on between the Left and the WH.

Twitter / Peter Daou: Good to know: @billburton4 ...
Twitter / Peter Daou: You want petty? @billburto ...

Good old Ben "dem talking points" Smith intervenes,

Twitter / Ben Smith: @peterdaou Take heart! @bi ...
Twitter / Peter Daou: RT @billburton44 @peterdao ...

One liberal congressman wants Gibbsy to resign;

Keith Ellison wants Robert Gibbs sacked - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - The Blotter

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Keith Ellison is none too happy with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs for putting down President Obama's liberal critics in a new interview. In fact, he wants Gibbs fired.
Gibbsy caught a cold;

With Heat Rising Over Comments, Gibbs Has a Cold - Political Punch
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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I wonder if Obama would pass a drug test?
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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Has a cold?

Or was he deliberately benched?
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