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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:21 PM
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Rep. Grayson wants Gibbs fired, calls him 'Bozo the Spokesman'
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Rep. Grayson wants Gibbs fired, calls him 'Bozo the Spokesman'
By Jordan Fabian - 08/11/10 04:46 PM ET

Rep. Alan Grayson (Fla.) Wednesday became the second congressional Democrat to call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' ouster, using colorful moniker to describe him.

Gibbs raised the ire of liberals Tuesday when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested." Grayson, who is known for his boisterous comments, called Gibbs "Bozo the Spokesman."

"I don't think he should resign, I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job," Grayson said on MSNBC. "People I know refer to him as 'Bozo the Spokesman.'"

On Tuesday, Grayson's colleague on the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) said that Gibbs' resignation would be "fair" considering the "inflammatory" nature of his comments.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/113827...
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:26 PM
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1. Calling Gibbs "Bozo" is a tad tacky IMHO.
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:28 PM
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2. so would *retarded* have been better?
After all, the WH is familiar with that term and has used it in the past. :shrug:
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virgogal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:29 PM
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5. I was responding to the OP,nothing else.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:39 PM
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19. It depends on the politics of the person doing the name calling. eom
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:29 PM
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4. I think Grayson was being to kind IMHO. n/t
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:36 PM
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9. I know. Bozo was at least competent in his job.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:42 PM
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12. Beat me to it.
n.t.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:34 PM
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24. Yeah! What did Bozo ever do to US?
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:27 PM
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29. I have actually met Bozo the Clown, many years ago.
He was much nicer than Gibbs, a gentleman - better looking too.
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Lucky 13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 03:16 PM
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33. So is calling anyone "retarded" or insinuating they are on drugs.
Fuck him. Bozo is the nicest thing I can say about him.
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 03:30 PM
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34. And calling crazy those who thought a Dem Pres. would pass legislation for the left - not for the RW
Olberman said it right: Obama comes into every fight starting at center-right. Like healthcare, he removed single payer before the bill was drafted, instead of using it as a bargaining chip to get the public option that we should have ended up with. Remember that the house passed their bill with a public option in it. The Senate dropped it. Why?

Just one of many examples.
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:28 PM
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3. Well, whatever plan the administration had
for this outburst backfired miserably.
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fogonthelake Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:38 PM
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11. I think you are right...
:toast:
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:32 PM
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6. The most dangerous place in Florida?
Between Alan Grayson and a television camera
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:34 PM
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7. Oh no he dint!
:spray: :rofl:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:35 PM
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8. Good, this is what Congressional Democrats need to do if they
want to win in November. Grayson is smart, Pelosi et al should request an apology from Gibbs and/or a resignation. And if that is not forthcoming, then Congress will have no choice but to distance themselves from the WH in order not to be affected by this constant drumbeat of insults against the people they are going to be asking to vote for them.

Grayson will now have to squeeze under the already over-crowded bus or wait to be thrown there.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:36 PM
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10. Sigh. I'm not impressed with Gibbs, even though he generally speaks the truth.
He's just not eloquent enough. There are subtle ways of taking jabs. Suggesting drug tests sounds like something the rethugs would do.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:44 PM
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13. Like any Press Secretary, he speaks what they tell him to.
Except maybe Dana Perino. She couldn't remember it.
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:48 PM
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14. But no outrage for Obama?
I seem to remember him throwing the left under the bus on Fox news to get his health care reform bill passed. I'm thinking this is how the current administration feels about the professional left.

-p
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:53 PM
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15. I requested my Congress Critter to join Ellison and Grayson
Braley seems like a pretty decent fellow so hopefully he'll do just that.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:03 PM
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16. It would be good if all the Dems spoke like Grayson!
Trouble is, the vast majority of them are entangled in a web of ownerships that keep them mute when they might otherwise show similar outrage as Grayson and Wiener do!
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:06 PM
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17. The comments following the Hill piece are worse... n/t
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 05:06 PM by Liberal_Stalwart71
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:27 PM
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18. Grayson reminds me again why I love him.
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:59 PM
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20. Gibbs is doing a great job, IMO.
Grayson is way out of line.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:47 PM
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21. Grayson was being kind.
Gibbs' smug performance today was nauseating.
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bloomington-lib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:00 PM
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22. I like the way Grayson speaks his mind but that's not professional at all
If he wants him gone he could go through the appropriate channels to have him removed, but to call him Bozo on tv....
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Wilber_Stool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:01 PM
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23. This guy cracks me up........n/t
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:44 PM
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25. Grayson For Prez!
:patriot:
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:50 PM
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26. and in so doing, grayson only is establishing his lack of clout
Grayson's demand that Gibbs be fired will be ignored and that doesn't exactly help establish Grayson's position as a person with any real power. He can be something great if he actually learns how to play the political game.
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:51 PM
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28. Carlos he isn't playing and it is not a game. n/t
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onenote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 01:54 PM
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37. Carlotta the ship sails at midnight pass it on n/t
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Corey_Baker08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:24 PM
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27. I Believe Gibbs Will Resign At The Begining Of President Obama's 2nd Term!!!
I would almost put money on that as well...if I had any lol :hi:
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:55 AM
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30. Bozo had some discernable talent.
Gibbs just sucks at his job.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 04:51 AM
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31. This is an insult to Bozos everywhere!
Edited on Thu Aug-12-10 04:52 AM by JustABozoOnThisBus
And if we'd just legalize the drugs, there wouldn't need to be any testing.

:hi:

edit to add: Or is it spelled "bozoes"?
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:33 PM
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32. Agreed. Btw, people attacking Grayson aren't helping Obama. (nt)
Edited on Thu Aug-12-10 01:35 PM by w4rma
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 03:44 PM
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35. Grayson is the man
And he's right 99% of the time. He's right on Gibbs, fire the sob.

Obama had better remember who brought him to the White House. It damn sure wasn't the right wing he seems to want to be chummy with all the time.

Solution to Obama's hatred of the liberals and progressives: Hillary/Biden 2012
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okieinpain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 04:04 PM
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36. bozo is a title for gibbs. n/t.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-13-10 08:11 PM
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38. Gibbs must be doing something right. He's angered both sides of the aisle
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-14-10 02:35 AM
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39. Please, can the DNC find more people like Grayson and get them elected...
Pretty please???
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