Skip to comments.White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’
Posted on 08/10/2010 5:46:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left By Sam Youngman - 08/10/10 06:00 AM ET
The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.
During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.
I hear these people saying hes like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested, Gibbs said. I mean, its crazy.
The press secretary dismissed the professional left in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and weve eliminated the Pentagon. Thats not reality.
Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: They wouldnt be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.
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You have to give them credit. They are doing everything they can to get Obama to 30% approval faster than any President in history.
Well DUH!! - those are part of the people who put your boss in office & you can't win without loons like this
Ticks you off doesn't it Gibbs?
Mo Bama costas da mony...
Liberals who feel like they have been mugged by the thug in the WH. Breaks my heart....
If he were anywhere near Bush.......he does not have the capability.
What-—Gibbs and company didn’t expect that the monster upon which they rode into the White House would turn on them?
They would only cheer him if he declared himself Dictator for life and picked Chavez for his VP.
Gibbs is right - it is crazy to compare Obama to Bush. Bush never had the unemployment rate over 9.5%. Bush protected this country by going after the terrorists. Bush respects this great country.
Gibbs is right - Obama has not and can not do any of those things.
What a waste of time. Of course they are on drugs, they are loons.
ha ha......Barry has finally awoken to discover that his hard-core base is INSANE and that there is basically NOTHING he can do to placate them. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!
He's just a jug-eared chimpy bushitler war criminal.
I’m really not that convinced that he disagrees with them.
It’s only that reality has hit him and he has realized that our system was set up by the founders with the worst of human nature, which he epitomizes, in mind.
He and they are THWARTED by dead white men who studied the Bible and understand the reality of the human condition.
PS, I only included “white” in “dead white men”,
because that is the term the left uses to disparage and dismiss
I agree with the drug testing.
They must be referring to the part where he screws his base just before mid-term elections.
The ‘professional left’ could have:
1) a gun to their head
2) held by a Khmer Rouge communist,
3) with Mao banners all around
4) a whole crowd quoting Karl Marx
5) a Stalin look-a-like giving the firing orders
6) witnessed by a crowd including Norm Chomsky, Bill Ayers and Fidel Castro
....and still bitch that the bullet just entering their head wasn’t ideologically pure enough.
The truth is the vast majority of American's reject all of Barry's socialism. The progressive mission is going to suffer a huge rejection this November and they no it. The post-election analysis will be "moderate" Obama has been attacked by "Tea Party crazies."
“ha ha......Barry has finally awoken to discover that his hard-core base is INSANE and that there is basically NOTHING he can do to placate them. And it couldnt happen to a nicer guy!”
Yeah, well, Obama is insane also. If he could get away with it, he would do everything the “professional left” (the loonies) want done. He’s one of them. Only political reality (the opposition) stops him. He’s certifiably nutz, just like his base.
Funny, but I can’t think of a better house to be divided against itself.
You are right there Gibbs your president is a classless moron and know nothing about running a flee market much less a country..
Look at his classless wife she looked like a wash woman when she met with the President of Spain..Does she do this stuff on purpose or is it she just can't squeeze another buck out of the people of this country for a wardrobe..
cry me a river.
America will be a better place when Gibbs and his litte tin god boss are unemployed.
Obama is trying to slap his base back into line, by hitting his media critics who represent that opinion. This has every chance of backfiring.
"That's not reality," as in, "we wish we could do it, but at this point we could never get away with it," reality???
The founders, those “dead white male slave owners”,
are thwarting them. They want to do everything the hard core left wants to do, because they ARE hard core leftists,
but the system, even with their control over it, is providing checks on their power.
I heard it a little differently: complain about lead from the bullet being environmentally unsafe.
Oh, reeeeeeeeally, Bob?
0bozo is the same, but does 10Xs more of it, except he lets taxes increase.
So, we have a Chocolate W who spends and taxes more. Lots more.
How's that Hope and Same working out for you?
Think about it. The best TV ad conservatives could run would be a video of Obama’s face turning into Bush’s face. Overlay that with a graph showing Obama’s diminishing poll numbers and talk about the dismal economy. This would infuriate Obama loyalists, and influence the apolitical. (with later apologies to GW)
You’re right about the effectiveness but you wouldn’t have to apologize to W. He never took offense at anything and he would understand the purpose of it. Many of his policies made me angry but he has a remarkably forgiving personality and a balanced view of life in general. Actually he could have been a little testier at times for my taste. lol
I’m not sure if this is just a tactic by the professional left to make him look more centrist, or if they really believe it.
If they do, it’s absolutely incredible how insular their ranks are.
Obama is the professional left.
If these people turn on him, what friends does he have left?