Skip to comments.Democrats still fuming over Gibbs comments ("Members were hot - hot, hot, hot")
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.
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Looks like Obama is runiing out of room under the bus. Gonna need a bigger bus.
Apparently the Congress ‘rats are against any openness and transparency from the get Whitey House.
If you want to piss off a Conservative, like to him.
If you want to piss off a Liberal, just tell him the truth.
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.
like=lie, sheesh...I can’t spell even with spellcheck!
It’s telling that they are more upset about losing seats in Congress than about a black racist wanting to kill ‘crackers’.
Maybe Gibbels wants off the crazy train and has decided to start telling the truth.
Is Gibbs a loose cannon? Do you think he said this without obamma’s thugs knowledge it was going to said?
Oh please Br'er Fox, whatever you do don't throw me into that briar patch.
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.
1. uh, Um. Well.
2. Dig for dirt on Republicans and Conservative opponents
3. Play Race Card.
4. Invoke / Blame George Bush
>> Is Gibbs a loose cannon?
More like a loose bowel, I’d say.
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.
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.
Then the President will have someone to blame for everything that goes wrong over the next two years.
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!!
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.
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