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Is it time for Gibbs to move on?
Washington Post ^ | 8/11/10 | Scott Wilson

Posted on 08/11/2010 12:23:03 PM PDT by Kartographer

The truth hurts.

This may be something for the White House to consider as midterm fatigue sets in and personnel starts to churn. Are White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' recent bouts of truth-telling a sign he should move on?

For months, speculation has abounded that Gibbs will eventually move from his current post to become a less-visible senior adviser to President Obama.

He already essentially plays that role, sitting in on virtually every major meeting regardless of subject matter and receiving rare bureaucratic carte blanche within a disciplined West Wing to jump from policy lane to lane. After seven years with Obama, Gibbs is also one of the president's longest-serving advisers.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: familyguy; obamalaise; robertgibbs; underthebus
The sad and sordid tale of the two Bobs (Beltway Bob and Baghdad Bob) separated at birth, but each doomed to hold positions spinning the lies of evil despots.

1 posted on 08/11/2010 12:23:06 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

Maybe he should get the Bee Gees back together and do a tour of the Indian casinos.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 12:25:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: Kartographer

Gibbs is the most sane guy in the Obama administration.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 12:26:25 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Kartographer
Even with so many members of the self-proclaimed political elite on the left available, it will be difficult to find anyone who can tell so many lies, distortions, and alibis with such a straight face.

I would suggest posting the job on ‘journolist’.

4 posted on 08/11/2010 12:27:17 PM PDT by maine yankee
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To: Kartographer

I can’t stand looking at him. He has a sickening smirk.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 12:27:43 PM PDT by youngidiot (Shut up)
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To: Kartographer

There is nothing we could add that would be as profound as your post. Nicely done.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 12:27:48 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Kartographer

YES AND TAKE “IT” WITH EM...


7 posted on 08/11/2010 12:28:46 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Kartographer
Well, I can see where this latest media meme is going - "It's not Barack Obama's fault his popularity is in the toilet - it's Robert's Gibbs' fault."

Gibbs may very well be the worst press secretary, ever. But Obama's problems are substantive, not cosmetic - Gibbs is the cosmologist of the Administration. Blaming him is ridiculous.

8 posted on 08/11/2010 12:29:29 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Kartographer

It’s time for Barack, Joe, Nancy, and Harry ALL to move on.

DRAIN THE SWAMP!


9 posted on 08/11/2010 12:30:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: youngidiot

I don’t think he’s the brightest bulb in town, but he’s right about the professional left not being happy even if they had Kucinich.


10 posted on 08/11/2010 12:30:28 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
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11 posted on 08/11/2010 12:30:54 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer

Did he say MACACA? That, to the WAPO, is the only reason someone in politics is ineligible to serve. So to answer the WAPO’s question, no, not until he says MACACA. My guess is the WH will feed a bunch of their monkeys to the press after November to spin the truth of what the elections mean. This will probably include the gibbtard.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 12:31:09 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Kartographer

Move on?

Oh no. We’re just starting to know him.

Keep Gibbs around for the rest of Obummer’s term.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 12:32:08 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: pissant
" 'Inartful,' Gibbs later called his comments . . ."

Wordmeister forgets the word is "inoperable".

yitbos

14 posted on 08/11/2010 12:32:25 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: pissant

> Gibbs is the most sane guy in the Obama administration.

You might be on to something. Gibbs knows he’s lying and has a hard time faking it.

All the other members of the team Obama (except Joe Biden) really believe the surreal fictions they espouse.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 12:32:32 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Kartographer
After seven years with Obama, Gibbs is also one of the president's longest-serving advisers.

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You gotta have somethin'
if you wanna be with me
Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
You gotta have somethin'
if you wanna be with me

I'm not tryin' to be your hero
'Cause that Zero
is too cold for me, Brrrr!
I'm not tryin' to be your highness
'Cause that minus is too low to see, yeah

Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'
And I'm not stuffin', believe you me
Don't you remember I told ya
I'm a soldier in the war on poverty, yeah
Yes, I am

16 posted on 08/11/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: mbarker12474

I think if he does move along, I think the press should have daily briefings from his excellency, without the teleprompter, so they can get a good look and feel for what they gave us.


17 posted on 08/11/2010 12:34:27 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Kartographer
A great comment posted on the source site:

Who really cares? Is this position really necessary? The White House press corps, no matter which president is holding office, is a bunch of poodles that, on most days, try to gin up stories where there aren't.

The WHPC sits around in their little mini-offices and desks, takes a briefing, makes phone calls, and generates 500-word stories and 5-minute news segments that no better capture the world in which we live than moths' wings can beat out a fire.

18 posted on 08/11/2010 12:38:02 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (I've been ionized, but I'm okay now.)
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To: Notary Sojac

Why is there such a thing as the White House press corp?

If I was (a conservative) President, or the press secretary, I’d leap over the vermin assigned to the White House and meet weekly with the press in every Podunk town of America.

I’d invite them to the WH for briefings and interviews.

Every time I traveled, I’d meet with the local press (one-on-one or in a group) in whatever small city I visited.

Why on earth does a conservative President even give Sam Donaldson or Helen Thomas or Wolf Blitzer the time of day?


19 posted on 08/11/2010 12:46:24 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: Kartographer

Ideally Obama would want to can Gibbs after election day to show the voters he has heard them and made a change but what Gibbs said was really very offensive to Libs so Obama will need to boot Gibbs in about a month so it don’t look so bad otherwise Obama risks angry Libs not voting at all.

(I know that is one sentence I am watching soccer.)


20 posted on 08/11/2010 12:46:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Chump Obama promised "Change" and we got chump change.)
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To: Kartographer

Chief Propaganda Minister Gibbs is a paid apologist for the an individual that many believe to be the AntiCHRIST. ANY career move is a step up.


21 posted on 08/11/2010 12:46:56 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Kartographer
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Gibby?

22 posted on 08/11/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

“Chief Propaganda Minister Gibbs is a paid apologist for the an individual that many believe to be the AntiCHRIST. ANY career move is a step up.”

I agree! Up to and including unemployment!!! ;-)


23 posted on 08/11/2010 12:52:12 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

It’s been time for Beltway Bob to move on since November 30, 2008.

I would have said November 5th, but I think we have to give him a chance to prove how incompetent he is.

We did.

And, he is!


24 posted on 08/11/2010 1:13:32 PM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: Kartographer

Gibbs is doing great for Republican chances in Nov. Only one who I think would be better would be Anthony Weiner.


25 posted on 08/11/2010 1:17:23 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kartographer

Gibbs is doing great for Republican chances in Nov. Only one who I think would be better would be Anthony Weiner.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:29 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Kartographer

“Are White House press secretary Robert Gibbs’ recent bouts of truth-telling a sign he should move on?”

Amazing. The Washington Post is actually openly admitting that they think it’s a problem that the press secretary is overly truthful. They are probably troubled by the fact that too much truthfulness might hinder the Obama agenda. Of course, this way of thinking from the WAPO is only applicable when a Democrat is in the Oval Office. When a Republican is President, they cry bloody murder over even the slightest hint of any embellishment of the truth.


27 posted on 08/11/2010 1:40:10 PM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Kartographer

Leave him right where he is. It is “entertaining” (beneficial to conservatives) to watch the democraps fight amongst themselves.


28 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:30 PM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: Kartographer

29 posted on 08/12/2010 9:31:06 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pissant

I second that. And no one exudes incompetence like Gibbs. We need him to continue on as the chief spokesperson for the Obama Administration.


30 posted on 08/12/2010 9:40:58 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Hoodat
imho, he does as well as can be done in his situation. B. Hussein Obama’s far out acts and incompetence are difficult to spin.
31 posted on 08/12/2010 9:43:44 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: pissant

That is damning with faint praise.


32 posted on 08/12/2010 10:03:08 AM PDT by billhilly
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