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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:08 AM
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Gibbs Apologists are ahead in this WaPo Cillizza Poll 52% say his comments were honest
Pls consider voting & leaving a comment:

Robert Gibbs' comments on the "professional left" were:
1. Honest
2. A mistake
3. A little of both


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/fix-daily-poll/...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:09 AM
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1. Naturally, because the MSM has been villifying the left for decades......
nt


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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:13 AM
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4. Yep. You have to love how 600,000 get no coverage @ Anti-war rallies but 25 baggers
get every network with full coverage. The term "loonie left" is allowed but those who really have a screw loose are treated w respect.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:19 AM
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7. +10. nt
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:11 AM
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2. Consider me a FUCKING GIBBS APOLOGIST and thanks for the tip. . .
. . .I'm going to vote in his favor!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:16 AM
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5. Then consider yourself as part of the problem when progressives
don't show up to GOTV. Alienating the activist wing of the party is really stupid.

Luckily as noted on the Greatest Page, it doesn't seem your sentiments are shared by many here.
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:29 AM
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21. THIS attitude is the problem!
Screw you guys, I'm going home.


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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:34 AM
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11. I'll take that as a "I think you're a crazy drug addict."
Joining Gibbs in the broad-brush smear. Wonderful, but not unexpected.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:46 AM
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13. None of the choices seem particularly favorable to Gibbs.
You can vote that he meant to call liberals drug addicts because that's what he honestly believes, or that it was just a slip of the tongue (Huh? Like he really meant to say right wingers need to be drug tested, but it came out wrong?) or it was a little of both.

Any way you slice it, he looks like a fool.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:27 AM
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19. None of the choices are particularly harmful to Gibbs either
It's a worthless, toothless poll with the wrong focus.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:13 AM
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3. I think the message has been loud and clear
from this Administration since Day One -- their "big tent" does NOT include progressives. The feeling's mutual, there, boys.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:17 AM
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6. we are kicked in the face with that fact day after day
yet continue to return to drink the water
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:24 AM
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:31 AM
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10. I have to admit, I thought Obama was going to be different, that he was sincere.
I thought his background coupled with his popularity (at the time) might make him a force to be reckoned with. One more slap in the face (1st major one that effected me personally was the Democrats failure to act of the stolen election despite evidence). I've learned my lesson and comments like these (and fucking rahm's) make it so much easier for me to say no when the party called to ask me to volunteer. I told them that it was their actions toward progressives that lead me to volunteer activisties outside of politics.

I only learned yesterday that Gibbs was behind that Dean attack. He's even more of an asshole than I previously thought. Fuck him and those who enable his type.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:17 AM
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15. I actually beat you by 2 years
I changed affilitation in 2002 - within 15 minutes of the IWR being passed.
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GreenArrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:28 AM
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20. uh, I don't think that's water...
.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:29 AM
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9. Voted...
Thanks for the link.

Sid
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:36 AM
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12. All of a sudden Robert Gibbs is the new hero of the liberal media
He's been ridiculed all along but now they just love him.

Gee, I wonder why. The administration has been walking the corporate walk for 18 months, now they've finally started to talk the talk as well.

And the liberal media are eating it up.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:15 AM
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14. Not likely that anyone will care, but...
One of the answers was whether people thought the statements were "honest"

Not TRUE...

HONEST

If a person says what he really thinks, then it is indeed honest.


People who want to call Gibbs' supporters "apologists" are jumping on this peculiar bandwagon of hate for some reason, wanting to equate honesty with truth and then using that to denigrate anyone who can tell the difference between honesty and truth.

Gibbs was honest, but did he speak the truth?

How the hell should I know?

Unless it involves things like which direction the sun rises each day, truth often lies in the mind of the beholder, and nobody has the right to inflict their version of the "truth" on everyone else.



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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:25 AM
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16. Oh my so upset you have to try and get people to back up your feelings in a silly internet poll!
Polls that nobody cares about and aren't even scientific to begin with--how silly!
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:25 AM
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17. I hate these multiple choice surveys...
...because I don't agree with the categories.

I don't think it was honest and I don't think it was a mistake. I think it was dishonest and I think it was calculated. And that he had to walk it back when it became obvious it was generating a mini-firestorm in the ranks.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:26 AM
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18. I believe they were "honest". More's the pity.
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:37 AM
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22. I voted "honest"! n/t
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:44 AM
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23. 'Honest' still way ahead.
:thumbsup:
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:46 AM
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24. Of course he was being honest. He is an asshole and he showed it in an unguarded moment
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 11:55 AM by kenny blankenship
He honestly let us know where the Democratic base stands in relation to the center-right "Democratic" administration. I thank him for his candor since it confirmed what I had long suspected about them. Stanley McChrystal and staff were likewise speaking their honest, asshole opinions. Both Gibbs and the disgraced General did us all a service in taking another swig of beer and running their yaps in front of reporters. Maybe we should buy a few more rounds for the WH staff and ask 'em how they really feel. That might just open a lot more eyes around the country and inspire some real change for once.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:05 PM
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25. So internet wide results vary from DU polling and recs
can't say I am shocked in the least
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:28 PM
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28. ...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:07 PM
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26. Well, this professional leftist rarely reads The Compost...they just apologize for Bush and his
policies...the results should not be a surprise.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:13 PM
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27. "Honest?" I'm sure they were honest.
I'm sure that's what he really thinks about the left.

Smart? Correct? No. But honest? Yes.

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