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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:33 PM
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Good for Gibbs for not backing down.
He's an idiot for what he said and should be fired, but, you know what, if he believes what he said, then he should act like a woman and stick by it (unless he believes he was wrong; then he's just being hubristic and should apologize).

I wish more dems. did this. I'm tired of apologies because one is fearful of offending a certain constituency. Say what you mean and then you don't back down. What's the saying, a faux pas in politics is saying something you believe to be true?

So he should have the moral courage to stick by his statement, and then he should be fired. If Rahm weren't such a DLC triangulatin' fool, he'd most certainly sack him. Methinks Rahm et al. see something positive here for the midterms. It wasn't pre-meditated, mind you, but there isn't a ton of damage control for the midterms.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:37 PM
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1. Your comments are inartful
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 04:37 PM by Renew Deal
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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:38 PM
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2. I'm nothing if not inartful.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:39 PM
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3. I agree, rec'd.
'The devil you know is better than the one you don't know' is an old but true saying. I've learned a lot about Gibbs as a result of his statements and would never trust him again as a result no matter how much apologized.

Obama should fire him and hire Dean ... that would energize the base and assure a win for Democrats in November.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:41 PM
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4. But shame on him for believing the bullshit he sees on CNN
Like the "professional left" whatever the fuck that is actually wants to abolish the Pentagon.

I think he actually believes that most Amurkins think (1) Obama is a "socialist" and (2) that's a bad thing.

These people really are in a bubble.
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ithinkmyliverhurts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:41 PM
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5. "But shame on him for believing the bullshit he sees on CNN"
You'll get no no argument from me.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:53 PM
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7. I mostly agree, but I think he's been watching too much Fox
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 04:54 PM by sabrina 1
A lot of DLCers have stated in the past their admiration for the scorched earth tactics of Karl Rove. Gibbs appears to be one of those faux democrats. I say faux because no real Democrat would do what he did to Howard Dean. Dean certainly wouldn't do it.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:49 PM
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6. Can you imagine if he said something similar in tone about Fox news?
Oh man would Obama and Rahm have his head on a fucking platter before they had time to order out for lunch.

I'm not saying he hasn't made some moderately snarky jabs at Fox, but they're always much more "wink-wink, nudge-nudge" good natured ribbing than the out and out derision he directed at "his side"(so to speak).
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:03 PM
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8. He lost my respect
When you're job is to speak to the public in the name of the President and the Administration you need to use more diplomatic language. I can't even imagine Obama saying those words. And if he had said something similar it wouldn't have sounded so insulting.

To me he sounded like a Republican. I would expect such a statement from Ari Fletcher about Democrats. I certainly didn't expect it from a Democrat against Democrats.

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