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White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’
The Hill ^

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 he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s 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 we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: keithellison; professionalleft; robertgibbs
This is rich.........
1 posted on 08/10/2010 5:46:45 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush.

Ouch!

That hurts BamBam more than mention of his big ears.
2 posted on 08/10/2010 5:49:24 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sub-Driver

You have to give them credit. They are doing everything they can to get Obama to 30% approval faster than any President in history.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 5:49:58 AM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

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?

4 posted on 08/10/2010 5:51:44 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mo Bama costas da mony...
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/costa_del_solace.html


5 posted on 08/10/2010 5:54:01 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sub-Driver
"Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

Liberals who feel like they have been mugged by the thug in the WH. Breaks my heart....

6 posted on 08/10/2010 5:55:30 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: TomGuy

If he were anywhere near Bush.......he does not have the capability.


7 posted on 08/10/2010 5:57:02 AM PDT by DooDahhhh
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To: Sub-Driver

What-—Gibbs and company didn’t expect that the monster upon which they rode into the White House would turn on them?


8 posted on 08/10/2010 5:57:21 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Sub-Driver

They would only cheer him if he declared himself Dictator for life and picked Chavez for his VP.


9 posted on 08/10/2010 6:01:41 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


10 posted on 08/10/2010 6:01:57 AM PDT by GOPRaleigh (It's gonna be a loooonnnggg 4 years...)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said.

What a waste of time. Of course they are on drugs, they are loons.

11 posted on 08/10/2010 6:03:24 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (2010, the beginning of the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


12 posted on 08/10/2010 6:03:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver
Man, what a bunch of whiney little babies. The immaturity of this White House bunch is astonishing.
13 posted on 08/10/2010 6:04:33 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: TomGuy
I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush...Ouch!..That hurts BamBam more than mention of his big ears.

He's just a jug-eared chimpy bushitler war criminal.

14 posted on 08/10/2010 6:06:50 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Have you been drug tested Mr Gibbs?”
15 posted on 08/10/2010 6:10:07 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (I believe in man-made political climate change.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


16 posted on 08/10/2010 6:10:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

PS, I only included “white” in “dead white men”,
because that is the term the left uses to disparage and dismiss
the founders.


17 posted on 08/10/2010 6:11:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree with the drug testing.


18 posted on 08/10/2010 6:13:32 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush

They must be referring to the part where he screws his base just before mid-term elections.
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19 posted on 08/10/2010 6:19:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Only criminals, dictators and democrats fear armed citizens.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 6:20:07 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Sub-Driver
This sounds like WH spin. They couldn't ignore the criticism coming from the true believers. So they claim it's because Barry's rolled up his sleeves and gotten things done. Alas, not ideologically pure leftism, but 70-80 percent is better than nothing.

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."

21 posted on 08/10/2010 6:26:15 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“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!”

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.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 6:26:57 AM PDT by flaglady47 (To bastardize Samuel Johnson, tyranny is the last refuge of scoundrels)
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To: Sub-Driver

Funny, but I can’t think of a better house to be divided against itself.


23 posted on 08/10/2010 6:29:26 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

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..

24 posted on 08/10/2010 6:33:04 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Sub-Driver

cry me a river.

America will be a better place when Gibbs and his litte tin god boss are unemployed.


25 posted on 08/10/2010 6:34:14 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 6:34:38 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Sub-Driver
“They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.” [Gibbs said.]

"That's not reality," as in, "we wish we could do it, but at this point we could never get away with it," reality???

27 posted on 08/10/2010 6:42:10 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Obadiah

Exactly.

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.


28 posted on 08/10/2010 6:43:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
....and still bitch that the bullet just entering their head wasn’t ideologically pure enough.

I heard it a little differently: complain about lead from the bullet being environmentally unsafe.

29 posted on 08/10/2010 6:51:09 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator ( Who is John Galt?...heck...Who is Hugh Series?)
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To: Sub-Driver
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

Oh, reeeeeeeeally, Bob?

OK, Mr. Gibbels, let's compare W's policies with 0bozo'a policies.
What is the real difference?

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?

30 posted on 08/10/2010 7:09:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye

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)


31 posted on 08/10/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh

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


32 posted on 08/10/2010 7:37:15 AM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


33 posted on 08/10/2010 8:31:46 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is the professional left.


34 posted on 08/10/2010 9:33:41 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: Sub-Driver

If these people turn on him, what friends does he have left?


35 posted on 08/10/2010 9:37:02 AM PDT by dr_who
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