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Five of Six Networks Press Unyielding Gibbs on Crediting Bush; White House Press Secretary.....
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Posted on 08/31/2010 1:00:46 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Five of Six Networks Press Unyielding Gibbs on Crediting Bush; White House Press Secretary Unleashes on Fox & Friends By Rich Noyes Created 08/31/2010 - 15:00 White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made the rounds of the six broadcast and cable morning news shows on Tuesday morning to help set the table for the President’s speech marking the end of major combat operations in Iraq. Of the six network anchors Gibbs spoke with, only CBS’s Harry Smith failed to ask whether President Obama would extend credit to President Bush for the successful surge strategy (a strategy then-Senator Obama denigrated as futile).

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos recited House GOP Leader John Boehner’s dig at politicians who “fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy,” and then rejected Gibbs claim that Boehner’s was “made up history.” NBC’s Matt Lauer recited Obama’s own words to Gibbs: "I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are gonna solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse."

At each stop, Gibbs insisted that no one doubted the surge would improve security, but insisted that the real accomplishment was “an improved political situation.” CNN’s John Roberts followed up, asking whether security improvements credited to the surge were essential to those political improvements, but Gibbs dodged: “John, you asked me the same question I'm likely to give you the same answer.”

When Gibbs reached Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson was met with condescension and mockery when she asked the same question as the other hosts. “I think you've asked me this question twice and I’ve given you an answer,” Gibbs chided, dodging the question.

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KEYWORDS: gibbs; gibbscomedyrevue; gretchencarlson; iraqsurge; robertgibbs

1 posted on 08/31/2010 1:00:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What climbed up the press’s butt? Shoosh, its almost like they are trying to report or something. What in hell got into their heads?


2 posted on 08/31/2010 1:03:35 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Sub-Driver

“OK”, said Gibbs, “it’s all Bush’s fault”.


3 posted on 08/31/2010 1:04:09 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Sub-Driver

My memory is not too sharp these days. So I looked at this list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_House_Press_Secretary

And I’m convinced that there has never been a press secretary as stupid and incompetent as Gibbs.

I hope he stays as long as Obama does.


4 posted on 08/31/2010 1:04:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: Sub-Driver

So the success of the surge in Iraq is the one thing that Obama inherited from Bush that he hasn’t managed to make worse? yet?


5 posted on 08/31/2010 1:06:44 PM PDT by VRWCmember ("All men make mistakes ... married men find out about them sooner" - Red Skelton)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have to give a”Nod”to Matt Lauer though I can’t imagine why he(and The MSM)seem to be trying to”get it right”.They must be reading the polls??


6 posted on 08/31/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Sub-Driver
When Gibbs reached Fox & Friends, co-host Gretchen Carlson was met with condescension and mockery when she asked the same question as the other hosts. “I think you've asked me this question twice and I’ve given you an answer,” Gibbs chided, dodging the question.

I was watching Fox. I spilled the OJ and the dog dived under the table when I yelled at Gibbs on the TV.

7 posted on 08/31/2010 1:12:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (Ten-year anniversary - proudly Freeping since Aug 17, 2000)
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To: bandleader

If the MSM wants to get access to the politicians in power after 11/2 they better start singing off a new music sheet.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 1:13:34 PM PDT by chipper dave
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs is a petulant child. Clinton had some real smart-asses as press secretaries, but nobody as stupid as Gibbs.


9 posted on 08/31/2010 1:14:24 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Sub-Driver

As big an idiot as I think Obama is, I think Gibbs makes him look like a genius.


10 posted on 08/31/2010 1:15:12 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs Carlson Interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBmXjPTL9Gk


11 posted on 08/31/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Sub-Driver

This morning someone on another thread called him “smugly arrogant”. Perfect.


12 posted on 08/31/2010 1:18:58 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey GOP, I have a great idea for a commercial:

Clip 1: Obama speech claiming victory in Iraq.
Clip 2: Harry Reid, “We have lost this war.”
Clip 3: Obama, “I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war.”
Clip 4: Joe Wilson, “You Lie!”
END


13 posted on 08/31/2010 1:19:35 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Sub-Driver
I'll also note (as others have done on other threads):

This troop withdrawal is actually an agreement between the Iraqi government and the Bush Administration two years ago, while Bush was still in office.

14 posted on 08/31/2010 1:21:11 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, like his boss, has been so smug, insipid, and insulting, it is just possible that even the true-blue media whores enjoy poking him with a stick once in awhile.

He is a detestable wretched excuse for a man.

15 posted on 08/31/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sub-Driver

What I notice is that they were asking Gibbs about stuff the media has all but stopped reporting on since zero took office. I notice that when they’re asking Gibbs about Iraq and the surge, they’re not asking about the disastrous unemployment numbers and the dismal state of the economy.


16 posted on 08/31/2010 1:22:52 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Sub-Driver

My opinion of him will go up if he actually admits, without weasel words, that Senator Obama was wrong, and President Bush was right.


17 posted on 08/31/2010 1:23:25 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: twhitak

I hope Gibbs NEVER gets fired. He’s priceless, and he’s also a huge asset to conservatives. Gibbs is THE most ‘transparent’ aspect of the zero administration. :)


18 posted on 08/31/2010 1:25:32 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Sub-Driver

I almost feel sorry for that piss ant Gibbs, almost
His job was to get the meme out that it was NOT the sruge but the political accomodation ( who makes up this crap?) of the Suunis and Shias.

Can you imagine how shocked Gibbsy was the first time one of the networks asked him about the BUSH surge?

Love me some Gretchen


19 posted on 08/31/2010 1:28:20 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: antiRepublicrat

He might say it, but he won’t mean it.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 1:31:37 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: struggle

Hey GOP, I have a great idea for a commercial:

Clip 1: Obama speech claiming victory in Iraq.
Clip 2: Harry Reid, “We have lost this war.”
Clip 3: Obama, “I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war.”
Clip 4: Joe Wilson, “You Lie!”
END

I would add in the one where Obama is explaining that the surge is such a bad idea and that the 20,000 troops will “do more harm than good”.


21 posted on 08/31/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: hinckley buzzard

You said: He is a detestable wretched excuse for a man.

....which, IMHO, makes him perfect for this job for this administration.


22 posted on 08/31/2010 1:35:37 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver; struggle; Melchior; tractorman; VRWCmember

Here is the letter I sent to about 40 papers and talk shows.

Obama’s War on Terror Deception

The Presidential website announces “Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq to participate in a Change of Command and Change of Mission Ceremony, fulfilling the commitment made by the President in his first month in office….. The Vice President’s visit at this juncture will reinforce the long-term U.S. commitment to Iraq”. This announcement is untrue.

The November 2008 Status of Forces .Agreement (SOFA), not Obama’s speech, defined the endgame for Iraq military involvement. Obama did not choose timelines for U.S. combat brigade departures. SOFA required withdrawal from cities, villages, and localities by June 30, 2009. SOFA, not Obama, required all U.S. forces withdrawn from Iraq territory by December 31, 2011. Iraq and U.S. as sovereign and coequal countries, and without Obama, devised SOFA strategies implementing U.N. principles.

July 2007 heralded Obama’s last noteworthy Iraq involvement when he, Biden, Clinton, etal co-sponsored the Levin-Reed Amendment requiring most troops leave by April 2008. Passage would have precluded achievements he now embraces. Beginning in 2007 with the “Al Anbar Awakening” and throughout 2008, Iraqi people and leaders experienced deliverance from lives dominated by assassins stalking them and their families. Iraqis witnessed the ascendance of national institutions providing personal and material security.


23 posted on 08/31/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by Retain Mike
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs makes Baghdad Bob look like a real scholarly fellow.


24 posted on 08/31/2010 1:38:52 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: hinckley buzzard

Gibbs is like a teflon parrot:

He keeps saying the exact same thing & he expects anything thrown at him to roll off.


25 posted on 08/31/2010 1:40:34 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: twhitak

Gibbs is actually smarter. He doesn’t need the TOTUS.


26 posted on 08/31/2010 1:44:00 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: preacher

thanks for the link


27 posted on 08/31/2010 1:48:21 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Sub-Driver

I was surprised he’s back. Has there been any explanation as to where he was those few days? Vacation?


28 posted on 08/31/2010 1:48:56 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Sub-Driver
only CBS’s Harry Smith failed to ask whether President Obama would extend credit to President Bush

That dependable 80 yr. old crack whore.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

29 posted on 08/31/2010 1:51:29 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Sub-Driver
Gibbs insisted that no one doubted the surge would improve security, but insisted that the real accomplishment was “an improved political situation.”

LOL! Improved political situation!

Ha Ha!!! Good one Gibbsie!

30 posted on 08/31/2010 1:51:55 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: bandleader
They must be reading the polls??

More likely the ratings.

31 posted on 08/31/2010 1:58:01 PM PDT by giotto
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To: preacher
Great interview! He is such a weasel!
32 posted on 08/31/2010 1:58:55 PM PDT by Shelayne (He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly" Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! *Rev 22:20)
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To: Sub-Driver

All but rabid leftists see right through this incompetent buffoon of a President and his smug and arrogant mouthpiece.


33 posted on 08/31/2010 2:02:06 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only reason the media would turn on obama is so they could support hillary


34 posted on 08/31/2010 2:02:33 PM PDT by edzo4 (You call us the 'Party Of No', I call us the resistance.)
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To: struggle

Hey GOP, I have a great idea for a commercial:

Clip 1: Obama speech claiming victory in Iraq.
Clip 2: Harry Reid, “We have lost this war.”
Clip 3: Obama, “I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war.”
Clip 4: Joe Wilson, “You Lie!”
END
***************************************************
((((((MOST EXCELLENT!!))))))


35 posted on 08/31/2010 2:10:12 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: chipper dave

You Betcha!I just heard”The Toesucker”on Hannity.He believes The Pubbies are good for at least 11(Senate),and 60-80(House)!


36 posted on 08/31/2010 2:35:48 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Sub-Driver
Photobucket “I think you've asked me this question twice and I’ve given you an answer,”
37 posted on 08/31/2010 2:48:05 PM PDT by RetSignman (Tea Parties ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs:

Had Surge,
Will Babble


38 posted on 08/31/2010 2:49:21 PM PDT by bunkerhill7
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To: Sub-Driver

Talk about being brazen:

Obama:
“I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq are gonna solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse.”

Gibbs:
“I think, Mika, then-candidate Barack Obama said that adding 20,000 men and women into Baghdad and into Iraq was likely to improve the security situation....”


39 posted on 08/31/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lets see...economy: it took ten years to get in this mess, Bush’s fault. Iraq: I secured victory in 18 months, nothing before I got here mattered.

Pathological


40 posted on 08/31/2010 2:56:08 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
He is a detestable wretched excuse for a man.

Thank you. Somehow, it's insufficient to think of Gibbs as a "detestable, wretched press secretary". Or a "detestable, wretched political hack."

The truth of the matter is that he really isn't much of a man!

41 posted on 08/31/2010 3:03:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: bandleader
I would think smart reporters would realize there is no future in supporting the libs fairly soon.
42 posted on 08/31/2010 5:18:44 PM PDT by chipper dave
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To: chipper dave

They’re not”SMART”!They have an”AGENDA”!!


43 posted on 09/05/2010 7:56:06 PM PDT by bandleader
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