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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:18 PM
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I am led to the conclusion that Robert Gibbs should resign or be fired
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 04:19 PM by bluestateguy
I am known here as pretty unapologetic supporter of this president. I still am. As someone who values teamwork in politics, we have made many demands upon the liberals that they compromise on numerous issues from health care to financial reform to the stimulus and many others. With very few exceptions, they have obliged. The liberals in Congress have proven to be some of the MOST pragmatic and compromising people in the political arena today. Again, with very few exceptions, the liberal bloggers and interest groups have also obliged, even when the legislation that emerged fell short of their ideal expectations. The unions and Moveon.org for example, loyally campaigned to push the health care bill across the finish line, even though the public option was killed. Even Howard Dean supported passage of the final bill. They do not deserve to be called "retarded" (Rahm) or have their intelligence insulted by a mediocre press secretary. This type of disrespect for constituents should not be accepted. Teamwork is a two way street, demanding loyalty from the team's leaders and the followers.

To avoid making the matter into a media frenzy, I would have Gibbs exit sometime right in the middle of Labor Day weekend. And Rahm should be canned too.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:19 PM
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1. Fired
:mad:
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golddigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:25 PM
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2. Fired and take Rahm with him.
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:03 PM
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25. + 1
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:27 PM
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3. K & R nt
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:31 PM
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4. Whichever as long as they leave.
Although I think of myself as moderate, apparently I prefer liberal positions, not because they meet ideal expectations but because I think they would work better and cost less.
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Liberalynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:34 PM
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13. Resignation or Firing
either way works for me too. I have some moderate opinions but I am far more of a liberal
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Spheric Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:37 PM
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5. K&R Thanks. /nt
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:39 PM
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6. Agreed - they should both be replaced. nt
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:39 PM
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7. Let's see if we can get Glenn Beck to call for his resignation.
That oughtta do it.
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:44 PM
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8. KNR (nt)
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cordelia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:13 PM
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9. K&R nt
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PufPuf23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:19 PM
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10. If Obama cares about the good of the Democratic Party especially
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 05:20 PM by PufPuf23
leading into midterms, he fires them both pro-actively and pointedly and ASAP.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:29 PM
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11. As you are one of the president's staunchest defenders on DU I am
I know it was hard to have to write this but your clarity and ability to sperate loyalty from competance is much appreciated. Robert Gibbs does much damage to this WH and desertves to be dismissed.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:32 PM
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12. Thanks bluestateguy.
It has gotten pretty sad from our perspective. Nobody has our backs. But we are always asked to have their's covered. I don't know who they are trying to impress.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:35 PM
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14. Your thoughts actually made me weep with gratitude.
Thank you for acknowledging us. :grouphug:
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:36 PM
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15. As a critic of administration policy , I thank you and agree
Gibbs did not serve Obama with those words, he served himself, and that is the problem with the way he does his job, it is for him, about Gibbs, not about Obama. It is a hard job, and it takes a very special person to do it. He is not that person. He should be fired.
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:43 PM
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16. Somewhat stunned to read this -- thanks for the thread, bsg!
Yes, as we head into election season, if this administration wants to give its foot soldiers anything other than the "golden trickle down" feeling that's been dampening so many spirits, Gibbs needs to go.

He was one of the too-many uninspired choices for staff/cabinetry anyway...

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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:56 PM
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17. K&R
Quite well stated. :thumbsup: Thanks for this post.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:19 PM
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18. The Freudian slipped on a banana peel and busted his ass. Poor Gibbsy
couldn't help it. He'd been around so much Liberal-bashing that it just slipped right out of his mealy little mouth without the six-second delay catching it.

Great post, bluestateguy.

RECCED for sure.

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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:33 PM
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19. I give him a thumbs up.
about time he called out these assholes that get paid to theatre their crap whenever the wind changes in their favour or disfavour - or whenever anything anti-Obama is good press for them.

fuck 'em.
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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:40 PM
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20. OK but I don't think anyone in power will ask your advice or cares about your opinion
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:51 PM
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22. lol nt
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 06:52 PM by BootinUp
oh chrissakes yer killin me.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 PM
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30. We should be so lucky.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:02 PM
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32. no doubt I like to challenge the groupthink. nt
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 PM
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29. Here you go bluestateguy.
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 PM by Forkboy
This is how you're really thought of. Despite your hardcore support for Obama here, you dared utter a single criticism, and hence you're now useless.

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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:31 PM
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31. It's a familiar story. n/t
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:50 PM
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21. Firing Gibbs is like changing your shirt, the tell tale stain is out of sight
but the same sloppy eater will make another stain any moment.

He said exactly what was intended but forgot the sugar coating is all.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:53 PM
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23. The difference in how Gibbs, who screwed up big time and we saw it all
and Shirley Sherrod, who had edited video shown by RW hacks, then got not so much as a question before being canned says some rather unflattering things about this administration.

Fire a black woman who has served the public well for years without even getting the whole video. Fire her because she was going to be on TV and a lot of comments would ensue.

Shrug off Robert Gibbs when the whole nation/world saw the blatant disregard he has for the Democratic left.

Yeah, Gibbs should be canned, along with Tim and Rahm. There are some very rotten apples stinking the WH up.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:01 PM
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24. K & R (and thank you) nt
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:11 PM
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26. K&R
What you are saying is so true. That is most likely why there is so much talk about it. Most people can see that it was a low blow, an incredibly low blow, and uncalled for.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:06 PM
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27. knr. very brave of you to state your opinion. Very respectful post.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:19 PM
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28. More time with his family around labor day sounds about right
:thumbsup:

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