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White House's Gibbs has mastered art of speaking with his hand
The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2010 | Dana Milbank

Posted on 01/21/2010 11:59:03 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

For Democrats, the only good thing to come from Tuesday's loss of the Senate election in Massachusetts is this: It could wipe the grin off Robert Gibbs's face.

The Democrats' failed struggle to hold onto Ted Kennedy's seat in the liberal state showed how badly the party's brand had been damaged over the past year. But as the White House press corps challenged President Obama's press secretary on Tuesday afternoon about the anticipated loss, Gibbs answered with his usual mix of wisecracks and insults.

"Broadly speaking, can you talk about the difference between 59 and 60 votes in the Senate and what that means for the president's agenda this year?"

"Broadly, it's one," Gibbs answered.

Will Obama hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss the results?

"Be here around 10 a.m. If we're not here, start without us."

"Is there something you could have done better," asked Sheryl Stolberg of the New York Times, so that "you wouldn't be in the situation that you're in right now?"

"Sheryl," Gibbs replied, "I'll read this transcript and think there's things that I could have done better." No doubt.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gibbs; jackass; media; press

1 posted on 01/21/2010 11:59:05 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

What a jackass!


2 posted on 01/21/2010 12:00:21 PM PST by missanne (That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more?? This is one of those days!)
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To: missanne

i would fire him and start over


3 posted on 01/21/2010 12:01:23 PM PST by gibtx2 (keep up the good work I am out of work but post 20 a month to this out of WF Check)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Oh, that was his hand?

I thought it was his one good eye winking at America from behind the podium..


4 posted on 01/21/2010 12:02:43 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
speaking with his hand

Speaking? Is that what they call it these days??

5 posted on 01/21/2010 12:04:44 PM PST by LaybackLenny (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 - takin' care o' business!)
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6 posted on 01/21/2010 12:06:13 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Note to Wash press corps: fear The Hand, you uns don’t know where it’s been.


7 posted on 01/21/2010 12:07:07 PM PST by boocoowell (Anybody can buy a truck!....)
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To: LaybackLenny

ROFL!!!!


8 posted on 01/21/2010 12:07:44 PM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: missanne

Scoot McClellan looked like a high school poser as Press Secretary. He looked professional in comparison to this joke
Gibbs.


9 posted on 01/21/2010 12:10:54 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (ND LE)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

What a punk. Where does Obama dig up bums like this? But, on those counts, I guess he fits right in with this bunch.


10 posted on 01/21/2010 12:14:26 PM PST by chimera
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To: KeyLargo
And his mentor is...

Charlie McCarthy!

11 posted on 01/21/2010 12:14:44 PM PST by Young Werther ( ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!"))
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To: Cheap_Hessian

They don’t call him Dr. Gibboels for nothing. The lies and obfuscation just come naturally.


12 posted on 01/21/2010 12:14:51 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Comes from the daily WH circle jerks.


13 posted on 01/21/2010 12:15:00 PM PST by Overtaxed Patriot (Lock and load.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Looking forward to the day when this arrogant ass has his balloon popped.

Pass the popcorn!


14 posted on 01/21/2010 12:15:59 PM PST by ushr435
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15 posted on 01/21/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
I am increasingly convinced that evertything the Obama team knows about governance, they learned from watching West Wing. I'm serious about that.
16 posted on 01/21/2010 12:22:36 PM PST by r9etb
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The press has put up with him all this time. Do you think they have had enough of his antics? They should insulted.


17 posted on 01/21/2010 12:22:45 PM PST by Proud of Texas
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To: Cheap_Hessian

This moron appointed by failed POTUS Obama outranks VP Joe Biden as the dumbest human being on the face of the earth. Obama has not made one good appointment to any office since he was elected. These people that Obama surrounds himself never worked a real day in their entire lives!!!! And....they all have one thing in common, they hate America and the common folk that make this country great and number one in the world!!!!


18 posted on 01/21/2010 12:22:50 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Cheap_Hessian
His boss has mastered the art of speaking with ONE FINGER!

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19 posted on 01/21/2010 12:24:10 PM PST by Dick Bachert (N)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Gibbs is a total a-hole. Not just an idiot like Scott McClellan, not just a wise-ass like Clinton’s spokesmen, but a stupid, arrogant, a-hole. I’m surprised even RAT reporters put up with his act.


20 posted on 01/21/2010 12:28:51 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Where is Baghdad Bob? At least he was entertaining. Gibbs is a sock puppet.


21 posted on 01/21/2010 12:30:13 PM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

His comments and behavior accurately reflect the manner in which the administration he represents regards the American People.


22 posted on 01/21/2010 12:37:51 PM PST by Redleg Duke
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The arrogance of Hussein and those around him is boundless. Only a bunch of MSM sock-puppets could put up with it.


23 posted on 01/21/2010 12:39:24 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Most sock puppets do.............

24 posted on 01/21/2010 12:46:35 PM PST by Red Badger (Obama - The first ever elected lame duck..............)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
” Ted Kennedy's seat”
I keep seeing in the press and hearing on the radio & Television how this is Teddy Kennedy's seat. has everyone conveniently forgot that this is JOHN F. KENNEDY'S old seat. I think it really more significant that Brown captured a seat that has been controlled by the Kennedy machine since the 1940s. Two seatwarmers, Kirk & Smith to hold the seat until the approved canidate was elected. I guess the Kennedy Dynasty is finally over.
25 posted on 01/21/2010 1:11:10 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Yes, but does he know the thousand fist of Rumsfeld?


26 posted on 01/21/2010 2:44:51 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: TalonDJ
He has not chance against the thousand fists of Rumsfeld.
27 posted on 01/21/2010 2:48:22 PM PST by TalonDJ
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