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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:06 AM
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Gibbs did a stupid thing, he should have known better, but he told the truth. -KOS
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/8/10/891907/-Bei...

Gibbs did a stupid thing, he should have known better, but he told the truth. And those who actually read all his comments know that he was NOT talking about the grassroots, about people who worked hard to get Barack Obama elected, not to mention the 90% approval he's got among Liberals - it's a bad spin - he talked about the same people Michael Moore once called "The Professional Left", those who makes very good money from their job as "Lefties", regardless the reality, regardless the damage they inflict.

It's about joining the Right Wing in creating a narrative of failure around a very good Liberal president. It's just amazing. In 18 months of some of the most toxic political environment in history, the man did more to promote the progressive cause than anyone but two other presidents, and he's "Like Bush"?

You can't just criticize him ALL THE TIME, never have his back, and then insist that it's about keeping his feet on fire. No one except Rachel Maddow even bother to mention most of the great progressive stuff that he has done. There's a whole new criteria for this president - Do twice the job for half the credit.

When the most Liberal president in decades is labeled as "Bush" 24/7 by the "Liberal media", when Right Wing talking points being used as weapon against him from the left - then it doesn't matter much who will win this November. Or in 2012 - and i'm almost ready to bet that it won't be Barack Obama, that he'll take the family and go home. I'm pretty sure that Bill Maher can win the election.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:09 AM
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1. That second paragraph is puzzling
I don't get the references.

3/4 of the last posts on DU were about Gibbs. Can we "Gibbs it a break"?
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:19 AM
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3. There's still 24 hrs. left of Gibbsgate
until the next news spectacle, ideally a Republican sex scandal!
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:14 AM
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2. Which talking head is comparing him to Bush, asking for Canadian style healthcare
And advocating the firing of everyone in the Pentagon? That doesn't sound like any of the "professional left" I've been listening to. Sounds more like criticism of the grassroots.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:21 AM
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:10 AM
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5. Great post. Should be read by all the hysterics on DU.
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flamingdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:38 AM
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6. Copy that!
:crazy:
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:41 PM
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7. K&R
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:51 PM
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8. Nope. Sorry
He DID'T mean just those who get paid. Because in the end, all our fortunes depend upon this Administration's lack of perspicacity.
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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:58 PM
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9. Spin....not buying it. eom
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:14 PM
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10. "It's about joining the Right Wing in creating a narrative of failure around a very good Liberal
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 03:16 PM by midnight
president."

The White House joined Bipartisan teams to create policy from health care to economic policy. So I don't think that the author of this post should claim this idea about joining in a right wing fashion should garner all that much amazement.

It is my belief that President Obama is stronger than what this D.K. Post is suggesting. That perhaps, Obama is not coming back because the left are using right wing talking points? Really??? We have 18 year olds who are being blown up right now. I sure hope we remember that things are a lot tougher for our soldiers, homeless, and yes those without access to health care. But then we have to remember that perhaps President Obama never intended to run a second time. I do recall hearing that from him shortly after being elected. So I don't think this poster can be so self assured that the left is to blame.

However this poster is close to putting his finger on the bigger problem of Mr. Gibbs-He did a stupid thing. Mr. Gibbs is lucky to have a job, home, food, cadillac health care, and a powerful position. He has lapsed into a coma of comfort that many don't operate from.




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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:41 PM
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11. "a very good Liberal president"
Now there is a knee slapper.

:rofl:


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savalez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:24 PM
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12. I agree. All the bitching is tiresome.
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