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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."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhopress; denial; gibbs
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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To: Sub-Driver
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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 08/11/2010 1:19:05 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Sub-Driver

“...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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

*popcorn graphic*


13 posted on 08/11/2010 1:23:51 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Sub-Driver

"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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To: Sub-Driver; All
"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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: Sub-Driver

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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To: musicman

LOL. That’s song is already playing in my head, and I hate it.


21 posted on 08/11/2010 1:33:25 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: musicman

LOL. That’s song is already playing in my head, and I hate it.(yes, I clicked to it too).


22 posted on 08/11/2010 1:33:57 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: boomop1

Gibbs is like that annoying kid on the school playground that says:

Wanna play with me? Wanna play with me? Wanna play with me? and follows you around like a lap dog!


23 posted on 08/11/2010 1:34:12 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: onyx
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24 posted on 08/11/2010 1:36:28 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: Parley Baer

Only in Washington is it a gaffe when someone states the truth.


25 posted on 08/11/2010 1:37:56 PM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: bigbob

Exactly... I think Gibbs is the perfect guy for this job in this administration.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 1:38:11 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: onyx

You can get that song out of your head by thinking of one that you hate more. Works every time.


27 posted on 08/11/2010 1:39:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: ozzsmith

“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.”

Who are you referring to - Gibbs or O’bummer?


28 posted on 08/11/2010 1:39:58 PM PDT by mund1011
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To: ozzsmith

“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.”

Who are you referring to - Gibbs or O’bummer?


29 posted on 08/11/2010 1:40:14 PM PDT by mund1011
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder if one day he’ll lose his temper at the press, b1tch and moan about being picked on, and storm out.

Good old Robert Gibbels. Obama Propaganda Director.


30 posted on 08/11/2010 1:43:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

9,999 gratuitous insults against conservatives and nobody complains, but 1 insult against the left, and they’re screaming for his resignation.


31 posted on 08/11/2010 1:45:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Fibbs, that might work if you were a black congress person but you are a white guy and you just pissed off your own team.

Buh bye.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 1:46:30 PM PDT by RickB444 (Beat your sword into plowshares, but wined up plowing the fields of someone who kept their sword.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Gibbs stays. He reminds me of Bozo the Clown.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 1:51:33 PM PDT by Nosterrex
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To: Sub-Driver

Folks who say, “I don’t plan on leaving” are leaving.


34 posted on 08/11/2010 1:56:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: firebrand

Exactly. All it’s going to take now is for 0 to say that he has 100% confidence in Gibbs.

Gone the next day.


35 posted on 08/11/2010 1:58:42 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sure I've heard of grits. I just never actually *seen* a grit before.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I hope his affairs are in order, his will is up to date and his wishes for final arrangements have been made clear to next of kin. Of course, they probably will never find the body.


36 posted on 08/11/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The naked casuistry of the high priests of Warmism would make a Jesuit blush.)
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To: Ready4Freddy

Knowing these creeps and their fixation on playing every card in the deck to win the November elections, I wouldn’t put it past them to plan this. Gibbs’s remarks will be remembered, and it will shore up the far-left part of the base when he leaves and becomes a sympathetic figure.

Convoluted? Yes. Possible? Definitely! They want those Canadian health care proponents and would-be Pentagon destroyers to vote!


37 posted on 08/11/2010 2:19:01 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Sub-Driver
Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

0baMao's friends and employees never do.

38 posted on 08/11/2010 2:23:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He can share a desk with Charles Rangel.


39 posted on 08/11/2010 2:31:24 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: Sub-Driver

In an administration of incompetents, Gibbs departure would not be missed among the pond scum.


40 posted on 08/11/2010 2:36:26 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2010, the beginning of the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: mund1011

sorry..Gibbs


41 posted on 08/11/2010 2:40:09 PM PDT by ozzsmith
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To: Sub-Driver

I hope Gibbels stays. He has all the skills needed to be a Zero spokesman.


42 posted on 08/11/2010 2:59:35 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Sub-Driver

Were I a carnival owner,
I wouldn’t let Gibbs be a barker,
He’d sully the profession.
He’s to much a low life lying bumpkin.


43 posted on 08/11/2010 3:55:36 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Ya unAmerican p.o.s.)
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