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Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'
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Posted on 08/11/2010 1:12:08 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

By: Matt Negrin August 11, 2010 03:30 PM EDT

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted “the professional left” for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesday’s daily briefing, and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who haven’t given the administration its due.

"I don’t plan on leaving, and there's no truth to the rumor that I've added an inflatable exit to my office," he quipped to reporters, a reference to the frustrated Jet Blue flight attendant who left his job by swearing at passengers and jumping down the jetliner’s emergency slide. Gibbs said he "could’ve said things slightly differently" during the interview, but he did not apologize for his remarks, which triggered an angry outburst among Obama’s allies in print, on cable news channels and in the blogosphere.

"I watch a lot of cable TV, and you don’t have to watch long to get frustrated by some of what's said, and I think that’s what that answer was born out of," he said.

In an interview with The Hill’s Sam Youngman published Tuesday, Gibbs said liberals who have relentlessly criticized Obama for what they see as compromises and unkept promises – such as the lack of a single-payer system in the sweeping health-care overhaul and the addition of 30,000 troops to the war in Afghanistan – would rather complain than give the president his due for a long list of favorable accomplishments. Those critics, Gibbs said, "will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon. That's not reality."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhopress; denial; gibbs
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The wheels on the bus go round and round........
1 posted on 08/11/2010 1:12:10 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“I don’t plan on leaving.”

And do you think any of Zero’s former friends planned to be thrown under the bus, Gibbsy?


2 posted on 08/11/2010 1:14:32 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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Sorry Gibby, maybe you'll be replaced by your doppelganger.

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3 posted on 08/11/2010 1:14:36 PM PDT by newheart (History is an outbreak of madness--Ellul)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good, this idiot serves the conservatives well.


4 posted on 08/11/2010 1:14:44 PM PDT by boomop1
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I sure hope he stays. He is almost as funny as the nutjobs on Whale Wars.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 1:14:57 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: Sub-Driver

Famous last words...


6 posted on 08/11/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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7 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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“...there’s no truth to the rumor that I’ve added an inflatable exit to my office,” he quipped to reporters, a reference to the frustrated Jet Blue flight attendant who left”

I dunno, Robert Fibbs-—you look kinda swishy like that guy.


8 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So he is leaving, then.


9 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:24 PM PDT by firebrand
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Give it up Lefties, we been trying to get rid of this clown for over a year now.

On the other hand, what would we do for entertainment if he left?


10 posted on 08/11/2010 1:20:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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On what day will Gibbs borrow a Secret Service submachine pistol and let loose on the Press Pool? Getting closer and closer to possibility.


11 posted on 08/11/2010 1:21:24 PM PDT by bvw
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Just remember, Baghdad Bob was still delivering the crap while General Frank’s troops were beating down his door.


12 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:40 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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*popcorn graphic*


13 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by ColdOne
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"I don’t plan on leaving, and there's no truth to the rumor
that I've added an inflatable exit to my office."

14 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: FormerLib
If Rahm can stay after calling liberals ‘F-in retards’ I can't see Gibbs being forced out.

Gibbs doesn't say anything but what Obumbler tells him to say.

15 posted on 08/11/2010 1:28:51 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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"Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'"

"Under My Thumb Bus" Song

16 posted on 08/11/2010 1:31:05 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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tick tock


17 posted on 08/11/2010 1:31:43 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting as Gibbs can say pretty much anything he wants against Conservatives but say just one thing against “the professional left” and all hell breaks loose with the media.


18 posted on 08/11/2010 1:32:05 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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I am 48 years old and have never seen a bigger idiot in Washington than this guy. Something about him makes me wanna
puke.
I think lying, pandering, and being so out of touch with reality is what does it.


19 posted on 08/11/2010 1:32:28 PM PDT by ozzsmith
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To: boomop1

Good, this idiot serves the conservatives well.
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EXACTLY!


20 posted on 08/11/2010 1:33:11 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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