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Democrats still fuming over Gibbs comments ("Members were hot - hot, hot, hot")
CNN ^ | July 14, 2010 | Ed Henry

Posted on 07/14/2010 11:39:29 AM PDT by maggief

Washington (CNN) – As President Obama heads behind closed doors Wednesday evening with House Democratic leaders for a key election-year strategy session, senior party officials said that top lawmakers are privately still fuming about White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' declaration this weekend that Republicans could take control of Congress in November.

The senior officials said that at a private Capitol Hill meeting on Tuesday night, a string of House Democrats - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - expressed deep frustration that Gibbs had played into Republicans' hands by answering a hypothetical question on NBC's "Meet the Press" about whether Democrats may lose their grip on power.

In a statement that senior White House officials maintain was blindingly obvious and really not newsworthy, Gibbs said on Sunday, "I think there is no doubt there are enough seats in play - that could cause Republicans to gain control."

But senior Democratic officials on Capitol Hill said it's one thing for a pundit to state the obvious about the state of play in the election and quite another for a top White House official to offer an assessment that may depress the party's base just as officials hope to start revving liberals up.

"Members were hot - hot, hot, hot," one senior Democratic official told CNN about the private meeting Tuesday where House Democrats directed their anger at Dan Turton, a White House aide who attended the session.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010election; 2010electionbias; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; draintheswamp; familyguy; pelosicongress; robertgibbs

1 posted on 07/14/2010 11:39:31 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Looks like Obama is runiing out of room under the bus. Gonna need a bigger bus.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 11:41:10 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: maggief

Apparently the Congress ‘rats are against any openness and transparency from the get Whitey House.


3 posted on 07/14/2010 11:41:39 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: maggief

If you want to piss off a Conservative, like to him.
If you want to piss off a Liberal, just tell him the truth.


4 posted on 07/14/2010 11:42:08 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: maggief

5 posted on 07/14/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: maggief
“...answering a hypothetical question on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about whether Democrats may lose their grip on power.”

DemonRATs are convinced that power is theirs by divine right, with a little d because they are Godless. What they've lost their grip on - is reality.

6 posted on 07/14/2010 11:42:27 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 507)
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To: bigbob

like=lie, sheesh...I can’t spell even with spellcheck!


7 posted on 07/14/2010 11:42:56 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: maggief

It’s telling that they are more upset about losing seats in Congress than about a black racist wanting to kill ‘crackers’.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 11:43:43 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Chuck Norris wears Jack Bauer pajamas.)
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To: maggief

Maybe Gibbels wants off the crazy train and has decided to start telling the truth.


9 posted on 07/14/2010 11:44:03 AM PDT by nhoward14 (I'm starting The 595 Club... A discount from 700)
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To: maggief

Is Gibbs a loose cannon? Do you think he said this without obamma’s thugs knowledge it was going to said?


10 posted on 07/14/2010 11:44:32 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: maggief
a string of House Democrats - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - expressed deep frustration that Gibbs had played into Republicans' hands by answering a hypothetical question

Oh please Br'er Fox, whatever you do don't throw me into that briar patch.

11 posted on 07/14/2010 11:45:56 AM PDT by Argus
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To: maggief

Well, turnabout is fair play; I lost count of the number of Republican “leaders” who were publicly wailing before the 2008 election about potential losses, leading to what were to some degree self-fulfilling prophecies.


12 posted on 07/14/2010 11:46:53 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: maggief
Obama Midterm Stratergey Session:

1. uh, Um. Well.

2. Dig for dirt on Republicans and Conservative opponents

3. Play Race Card.

4. Invoke / Blame George Bush

13 posted on 07/14/2010 11:50:22 AM PDT by atc23
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To: rawhide

>> Is Gibbs a loose cannon?

More like a loose bowel, I’d say.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 11:51:15 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Huskrrrr
Looks like Obama is runiing out of room under the bus. Gonna need a bigger bus.

It is all a ploy. Lower expectations for the election, and when the Dems barely hold on to both house and senate, they can then claim substantial victory. He said it on purpose. Oldest trick in the book.

15 posted on 07/14/2010 11:51:15 AM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: rawhide

Is Gibbs a loose cannon?

I don’t think so. His remark yesterday was probably one of the most sincere, unrehearsed, adlib responses he’s made recently. IMO.


16 posted on 07/14/2010 11:51:35 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: bigbob
The good lie is that Gibbs and the Dems are not really sure the Republicans are doing all that good. For a number of reasons this is a set up of expectations.
17 posted on 07/14/2010 11:52:48 AM PDT by JSteff (((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)))
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To: rawhide
Maybe the Administration WANTS the GOP to win back Congress.

Then the President will have someone to blame for everything that goes wrong over the next two years.

18 posted on 07/14/2010 11:55:46 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Paladin2

Anger, panic and general uncontrolled emotion — This is the normal reaction of the Left/members of the Democrat Socialist Party to the truth, especially if it is spoken outright — not shaded or accompanied by a 10-minute rationalization — by one of their own. Ya gotta love it!!


19 posted on 07/14/2010 11:56:41 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: maggief

lol.

Few things suck as much as the instant one recognizes that one’s argument is not only wrong, but that it’s about to all come crashing down upon ones head.


20 posted on 07/14/2010 11:57:45 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: maggief

This going to be fun to watch.

21 posted on 07/14/2010 12:00:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: maggief

All together now, Media Pukes, let’s go galloping down the Gibbs’ sidetrack.


22 posted on 07/14/2010 12:00:55 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: maggief

A political scandal of the highest order; someone told the truth!


23 posted on 07/14/2010 12:03:43 PM PDT by IamConservative (I don't tweet, I toot...)
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To: maggief

Turton was born in Bangor, Maine, but grew up mostly in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He moved back to Connecticut as a sophomore to attend high school. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a degree in government.

After college, Turton landed a job with then House Majority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Miss.). He stayed with Gephardt for more than 20 years, moving from a receptionist to a key player.

Turton left Capitol Hill in 2003 to work with the powerful lobbying company Timmons & Co. He worked with 41 clients, including many corporate ones like the American Council of Life Insurers, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Chevron, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Rifle Association and Unocal Corp, according to Roll Call.Crabtree, Susan, “Days before Nov. election, three Dem aides departed,” The Hill, Jan. 25, 2007(4)Crabtree, Susan, “Days before Nov. election, three Dem aides departed,” The Hill, Jan. 25, 2007

In 2006, Turton returned to Congress to work for Slaughter as majority staff director for the House Rules panel

The move surprised many inside the Beltway, particularly because Slaughter had previously used harsh words to describe lobbyists. “Watching Washington be taken over by these little sleaze merchants is not only expensive and repulsive — it is destroying America,” she said on the House floor in 2005.


24 posted on 07/14/2010 12:05:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: maggief

Like I told my friends earlier today, this is classic: Gibbs lies his ass off for a couple years, and the Democrats are silent. He TELLS THE TRUTH ONE TIME and then they get pissed.


25 posted on 07/14/2010 12:18:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Like I told my friends earlier today, this is classic: Gibbs lies his ass off for a couple years, and the Democrats are silent. He TELLS THE TRUTH ONE TIME and then they get pissed.
Funny! What do you think caused him to tell the truth?
26 posted on 07/14/2010 12:19:37 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: kcvl

(cont.)

http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Dan_Turton

The Network

Turton’s work with Gephardt has tied him to a slew of prominent Democrats and Obama advisers like campaign manager David Plouffe, and spokesman Bill Burton. He is also connected to former Clinton aides like ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Paul Begala.Timmons and Co. Web site(2)Timmons and Co. Web site

Turton also has ties to top Hill staffers like Matt Gelman, who answered phones with Turton. Now Gelman is working for House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.). Bernie Raimo, who is chief counsel to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sean Kennedy, who is chief of staff to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Miss.) were also Gephardt staffers.O’Connor, Partrick, “Six degrees of ... Dick Gephardt?,” Politico, July 24, 2008(8)


27 posted on 07/14/2010 12:33:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

ANd to think a general of our military was fired for a few of the cuff remarks about this admin.


28 posted on 07/14/2010 12:53:16 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: maggief

The Dems have Gibbs & We have Steele. I’d almost be willing to trade with them.


29 posted on 07/14/2010 12:55:04 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: Bratch
True. If the GOP wins back Congress and fails to stop Obamacare immediately, then the painful stuff will go into effect under GOP control. And the general population who get their news from the MSM will be led to believe it was the GOP that caused the problems. And, sadly, I think they will fall for it.
30 posted on 07/14/2010 1:01:00 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: maggief

When the Dems lose the Huse, Pelosi will no doubt say “It’s all Bush’s fault”


31 posted on 07/14/2010 1:36:32 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: maggief

The only time the smarmy bas**** tells the truth and the Dimwits are all over him! The truth hurts I guess.


32 posted on 07/14/2010 4:35:05 PM PDT by calex59
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To: maggief
....and I think we need to be focused on what we've done to create jobs and move the country forward."

Oh yeah. Good luck with that!

sw

33 posted on 07/14/2010 6:25:08 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife )(Redemption Day Nov. 2nd 2010)
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34 posted on 07/14/2010 6:28:58 PM PDT by Cyber Ninja (Rebuke, Renounce, Repeal, Repeat,...)
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