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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:19 PM
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But WHY does Gibbs not go after the right?
Gibbs rips Fox News for hosting Michael Brown to push oil rig conspiracies: "It didn't appear to be pushed back on real hard": http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201005040047

Gibbs knocks down Palin's charge that Obama's response to oil spill is connected to donations: http://mediamatters.org/blog/201005230009

Gibbs highlights false distinction between Fox's opinion and news programs: http://mediamatters.org/research/201004190025

Gibbs Accuses Senate GOP Of Playing Politics With 14th Amendment Campaign: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/03/gibbs-accuses-...

Gibbs Takes on Rush Limbaugh: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2010/07/29/gibbs-takes-on... /

Gibbs slams Fox News' coverage of Obama's nuclear policies: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201004180011

Gibbs to media: You should "ask individual Republicans whether they agree with what Rush Limbaugh said. Do they want the president's economic agenda to fail?": http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200903020023

Gibbs responds to Limbaugh's "sad," "really stupid" Haiti remarks: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201001140036

Gibbs on Robertson's Haiti remarks: "utterly stupid": http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201001140034

Gibbs calls Limbaugh's comparison of Sotomayor to David Duke "offensive": http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200905290037

Gibbs ridicules media's teleprompter obsession: http://mediamatters.org/blog/200903270019

Gibbs on Fox News: I hope viewers watch "reality of what's going on in America" than reality show "distraction" on FOX-TV: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200909090002

Gibbs: Media cover "food fight" between Obama and right-wing talkers but don't fact-check commentators' claims: http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201004180010

Gibbs Fires Back At Chief Justice Roberts Over Obama Criticism: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/09/gibbs-fires-ba...

Gibbs Mocks Palin, Reads Grocery List Off His Hand: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/09/gibbs-mocks-pa...

Gibbs Slams Cheney's "Dithering" Charge Over Afghan War: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/22/gibbs-slams-ch...

Gibbs: GOP Approval Rating 'Only Slightly Above The National Drinking Age': http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/04/gibbs-gop-appr...

Gibbs Slams Key GOP Health Care Negotiator: He's Walked Away From Table: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/31/gibbs-slams-ke...

Gibbs Mocks Steele's Speaking Fees, Calls Him Delusional: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/22/gibbs-mocks-st...

Gibbs: Cheney Just Another Member Of The "Republican Cabal": http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/16/gibbs-cheney-j...

Gibbs: Is Steele Rooting For Brazil To Get Olympic Games?: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/gibbs-is-steel...

Robert Gibbs Rips Erick Erickson Over Census Comments: 'Remarkably Crazy': http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/07/robert-gibbs-r...

Robert Gibbs Confronts Hannity Over Anti-Semite Guest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/08/robert-gibbs-c...

Gibbs swipes at Republicans for double standard on handling of terrorist trials: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/80703-...

Gibbs to Sen. Bond: Apologize to law enforcement, White House for leak claim: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/79799-...

Gibbs takes swipe at Cantor for saying Dems will lose House for using health maneuver: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/84261-...

Gibbs slams McCain, compares to six-year-old: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/88983-...

Gibbs tweets disbelief at Barton's apology: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/103965...

Gibbs calls Cantor a hypocrite on stimulus: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/blog-summar...

Gibbs: Barton apology 'a perfect window' into how Republicans would govern: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/108043...

Gibbs says Bond is 'confused' or 'ignoring the truth' about Brennan: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/80767-...

Gibbs blasts GOP critics of Obama czars: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/59081-gibbs-...

Gibbs calls out Cantor on Afghanistan: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/60969-gibbs-...

Gibbs slams opposition to school speech: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/57333-gibbs-...
:shrug:
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:20 PM
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1. DLC enables the right; they don't go after them.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:22 PM
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4. apparently you didn't actually read the OP.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:51 PM
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14. But it's the ~DLC~! Be scared...be VERY VERY SCARED!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:48 PM
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13. Did you ever miss out on the information
provided.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:20 PM
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2. Truth and facts don't matter to the far right or the far left. Ideology or nothing!!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:21 PM
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3. There are probably a handful of :"Far Left" posters on this site
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:35 PM
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:47 PM
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26. We lost an election over a handful of votes in Florida.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:35 PM
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6. Indeed!
Thanks NYC Liberal. :thumbsup:
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:37 PM
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7. Show me a list of Bush Administration officials mocking the right's base.
Of course Gibbs criticizes Republicans in his job. Did you REALLY think that list of links was a counter-argument?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:38 PM
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8. This is the correct answer. -nt
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:41 PM
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11. It's a counter argument to the claim that he has done
no such thing. And there is plenty of such claims today.

What makes you think this post was a response to Gibbs' comments that has gotten some all riled up? It's not.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:39 PM
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9. What's that have to do with his attack on the left?
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:42 PM
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12. Nothing.
Why would you think this post is addressing his "attack on the left"? It isn't. :shrug:
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:31 PM
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20. The way you began your wording.
Why not start with something like Gibbs has a history of attacking the right or Gibbs attacks right wing?
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:47 PM
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25. Now you're reduced to parsing the WORDING of his OP title? It was spot-on, given all the "why
doesn't he attack Republicans?!?" shrieking we've heard around here lately.

And while we're on the topic, why don't you address the content of the OP, instead of focusing on the (apt) OP title?
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:39 PM
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10. Because Obama's 2008 voters are not likely to be influenced by them. n/t
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:52 PM
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15. Excellent research, NYC Liberal..
Gibbs is the good guy..he had a right to call them out..just as he does the rwhacks for their disingenuousness.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:58 PM
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16. Thanks! The facts are always helpful
:hi:
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SpartanDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:58 PM
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17. Nice research
the belief in the meme that Gibbs and/or Obama never call out the right/GOP has reached ridiculous levels they do it constantly. Hell, they do it numerous times in a week for the stupid things the GOP is saying/doing.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:10 PM
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18. Mostly talk, not walk
Tweeting disbelief at Barton or taking swipes at Hannity is great -- but at the end of the day, has the administration creeped further right?

When it comes to certain issues, they're creeping right.

Like Afghanistan. The Patriot Act. Gay marriage. The War on Drugs. Blocking independent science. The Public Education mess. Throwing another $33 billion to the MIC.

I want to see a stronger stance against failed Bu$hCo policies -- why are they validating Bu$hCo by continuing lots of the bullshit he forced on us from 2000-08?
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:15 PM
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19. Problem is, when they speak out, it's "actions speak louder than words."
Then they get criticized for "not using the bully pulpit" and "not speaking up."

When they take action, it's: "too little, too late," "they were FORCED to," "that's great but there's still x,y, and z," etc.

Not everyone does this. There are issues that I disagree with Obama on. But I don't let those disagreements consume me and ignore the accomplishments.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:50 PM
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21. I give Obama credit for and admire his accomplishments
Obama is without doubt a far greater president of the people than Dubya was.

I think he'd be even more popular if he moved further left instead of right, and didn't bring the proverbial knife to their gun fight or let them frame the message all the time.
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:35 PM
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22. BTTT
:kick:
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:42 PM
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23. Excellent post with great facts.
:thumbsup:
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:44 PM
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24. Excellent - and irrefutable. I'll bet that's just the tip of the iceberg if one wanted invest the
time.

Good work! :thumbsup: Kick & Rec.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:53 PM
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27. Great. Now we know who thinks that "Canadian health care" is just as bad
--as the OP list of Repuke BS.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:54 PM
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28. Unbelievable that *ANYONE* on DU would UnRec this OP - it attacks no one, simply provides useful
links to instances where Gibbs went after the Right instead of the "professional Left" - and the former far, far, far outweighs the singular incident of the latter.

What kind of so-called "progressive" or "liberal" could possibly have a motive to UnRec this OP? :shrug:

It would be very fascinating to hear an explanation that wasn't rooted in sheer bitterness and/or contempt for the current Democratic administration. There is none, not one other legitimate explanation, in fact.

Anyone? Anyone? :shrug:

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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:57 PM
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29. totally agree, maybe because the right has
100 minions, and 1,000,000 media outlets and the left has 1,000,000 minions and 5 media outlets.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 05:03 AM
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30. ...
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 05:12 AM
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31. Where's the attack?
This is all defense, in response to direct, specific attacks on the President. And it's mostly mild defense, at that.

When has he, unprovoked, called members of the right wing "professional critics" and drug addicts?
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 05:14 AM
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32. Baloney - have you even bothered to read through the links?
:eyes:

Did you UnRec this thread? If so, why? :shrug:
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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 05:26 AM
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33. Gibbs is clearly a sensitive genius--thank you for the clarity
Edited on Thu Aug-12-10 05:27 AM by Snazzy
Hey what has he got to say about military tribunals at Gitmo, the USA torturing people and that now being a fine and acceptable part of the process of military justice?

Oh right, never mind, we're all talking about this bullshit instead.

Carry on!

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