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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:27 PM
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Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

Press secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted the professional left for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesdays daily briefing and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who havent given the administration its due.

"I dont plan on leaving, and there's no truth to the rumor that I've added an inflatable exit to my office," he quipped to reporters, a reference to the frustrated Jet Blue flight attendant who left his job by swearing at passengers and jumping down the jetliners emergency slide. Gibbs said he "couldve said things slightly differently" during the interview, but he did not apologize for his remarks, which triggered an angry outburst among Obamas allies in print, on cable news channels and in the blogosphere.

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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:30 PM
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1. Professional coward -- Gibbs must go !
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:31 PM
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2. Like this was even a remote possibility
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 03:31 PM by BeyondGeography
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:31 PM
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3. I love Gibbs.
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Political Tiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:34 PM
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4. Good for Gibbs! n/t
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Inuca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:40 PM
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6. Love your quote :-) n/t
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rury Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:10 PM
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18. He should resign only because I want his job!
:fistbump:
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:40 PM
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5. Since when someone needs to resign for telling the truth?
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phleshdef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:41 PM
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7. He should be fired. Only Obama critics from the left are allowed to speak their minds!
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:07 PM
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17. .
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 07:07 PM by Hansel
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suzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:48 AM
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29. +1,000
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BklnDem75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:44 PM
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8. Glad to hear it! n/t
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:47 PM
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27. Hahaha. Nice shades bro! n/t
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BklnDem75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:38 PM
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28. Thanks!
Keeping it cool and sensible.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:44 PM
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9. Getting humid in here.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:53 PM
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10. Ahahahaha! The canonical pre-resignation quote!
I didn't think Gibby's job was in jeopardy before. I do now. :rofl:
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 03:56 PM
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11. :popcorn:
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:00 PM
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12. Good for you Gibbs. I hope he stays for the full 8.
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chowder66 Donating Member (597 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:05 PM
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13. Thanks for the info! Now that it is settled...can we get back to
the issues? Like the fact that there were more votes cast for the losing Republican than were cast for the winning Democrat in Colorado. Now that is upsetting and very scary.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/michael-bennet...



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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:28 PM
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14. Obama should do the planning for him.
Gibbs has too much on his plate to plan on what should be his prompt unemployment.
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uponit7771 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:58 PM
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15. ...he does listen to too many pundints
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:59 PM
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16. Good.
His comment was absolutely correct.
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:11 PM
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19. Good for Gibbs! He has no reason to go anywhere. n/t
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democrat2thecore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:57 PM
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20. And POTUS is again showing no leadership
His press secretary blasts the base of his party and ----- silence. One more slap in the face.

There's not enough words to describe the happiness when he was elected and not enough words to express my sadness at his presidency.
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:14 PM
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21. OMG Obama hates Salt and vinegar chips
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:29 PM by Sheepshank
it must mean he hate all Brits.

Obama hates soft drink...therefore he hates 78% of this country.

Gibbs critisizes a select group...OMG he crapped on the entire Left.

Obama plays b'ball. All other athletes suck.

Obama has hired hispanics, women-folk, openly gay-folks, a couple of Republicans, and some dudes....he must hate everyone else.

The fallacy continues in the rhetoric that Gibbs crapped on the entire base.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:32 PM
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24. BS - the President continues to DO HIS JOB
while some of "the Left" licks their wounds because of a perpetuated mischaracterization of what was said.
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:17 PM
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22. he has no reason whatsoever to leave.
but these people need to consider it:

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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:30 PM
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23. There is a certain outrage that is actually proving his point.
For the record, I have a pretty good idea who this "Professional Left" is, and I am pretty sure it isn't you. ***

and... if it is you, why are you on DU?

*** Just a philosophical question for all those here that are outraged at Gibbs. Are YOU the PROFESSIONAL LEFT?

Do you make money from it?



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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:35 PM
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25. K&R for the Professionalator
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:41 PM
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26. He Gives Professional Assholes A Bad Name
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LittleBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:02 AM
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30. Too bad. He's an idiotic douche costing Obama campaign donations
But will Obama see it before it's too late? Who knows.

Gibbs is a tool of the right. No Republican could have done more to crack the base of the party than Gibbs' idiotic statement.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 01:37 AM
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31. "Crack the base of the party"?
Hardly. A lot of the people calling for Gibbs' head were already saying they were only going to do the minimum for Obama next go-round by casting their (uninspired and unenthusiastic) vote at most. They've hardly been shocked and taken aback; they're just piling more anger at the Administration on top of what they already had going.
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LittleBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:01 AM
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32. I wonder how many of those uninspired people have to stay home for Obama to lose
to some Rethug goon in the election.

He should definitely piss off the maximum number of "professional leftists" so he can find out.
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davidthegnome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:37 AM
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33. Huh
I didn't know Gibbs had a fan club here. As for those defining the "professional left" - we need further elaboration.

In my "professional" opinion, I would have to say that the professional left has been responsible for the vast majority of any real improvement in government policies over the last few decades. If by professional left we are referring to people on the left who earn money through a politically affilated position that happens to be on the left.

"*** Just a philosophical question for all those here that are outraged at Gibbs. Are YOU the PROFESSIONAL LEFT?

Do you make money from it? "

If professional left is determined by people making money due to liberal (left-leaning, left-field, what have you) policies then I'd have to say no, I'm not professional left. I'm unemployed at the moment. If you define professional left as those who do or may profit through liberal policies, then yes, I'm certainly professional left. Unfortunately we aren't really seeing liberal policies, are we? That said, I'd prefer Canadian style health care to ours. I honestly don't care what happens to the Pentagon, I don't consider it particularly useful though. If I was to compare Obama to Bush, the comparison would be only slightly in Obama's favor. Mostly due to the fact that he can speak without sounding like he never graduated the first grade.

So should I be drug tested? Let me know. Thanks.
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 02:40 AM
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34. Whew! I was scared shitless that we were going to lose The Stammerer.
God forbid.
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joe black Donating Member (514 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 09:01 AM
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35. Just like the Bush admin.
Nobody got fired there either.
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laureloak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 10:05 AM
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36. Good. You're the best Press Secretary EVER!
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