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Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair
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Posted on 10/02/2010 7:29:54 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair By: Mike Allen October 2, 2010 09:41 AM EDT

Democratic insiders are taking the temperature of some top party donors about the possibility of naming White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee heading into President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, senior officials tell POLITICO.

Under the scenario being tested, Tim Kaine, the current DNC chairman and former governor of Virginia, would be named to a top administration post, perhaps in the Cabinet, the officials said.

Donors’ response has been positive, according to people who have been consulted.

Gibbs, one of the president’s closest confidants, already had been planning to leave the podium next year, perhaps to become a White House senior adviser.

Gibbs joined Obama in April 2004, as communications director for his U.S. Senate race, and later was his Senate communications director. Gibbs was communications director of Obama’s presidential campaign before becoming “senior strategist for communications and message” during the general election.

The logic for a Chairman Gibbs, according to one official: It would “put the Obama imprimatur on the DNC, once and for all,” and install a “great partisan fighter” as the face of the national party for the reelection campaign. “It’s a brilliant idea if he ends up deciding he wants to do it,” said one official who has been consulted.

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


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Brilliant!
1 posted on 10/02/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

That would be just to rich.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 7:31:18 AM PDT by svcw
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To: Sub-Driver

I had to check the source if it was The Onion..


3 posted on 10/02/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Sub-Driver

HAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s a good one.


4 posted on 10/02/2010 7:32:54 AM PDT by dwg2
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh please please he is perfect to lead morons over cliff.


5 posted on 10/02/2010 7:33:42 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh please please he is perfect to lead morons off cliff.


6 posted on 10/02/2010 7:34:15 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: Sub-Driver

That would be perfect!


7 posted on 10/02/2010 7:34:38 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: boomop1

I vote for Gibbs to become DNC chair!


8 posted on 10/02/2010 7:34:43 AM PDT by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Sub-Driver

and the idiocy continues......=.=


9 posted on 10/02/2010 7:34:45 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Sub-Driver

oops oops


10 posted on 10/02/2010 7:35:18 AM PDT by boomop1 (S)
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To: Sub-Driver
Donors’ response has been positive, according to people who have been consulted.

Morons. You gotta be kidding me. Otherwise it's a great idea. Go Gibbs! Did I really say that in public?

11 posted on 10/02/2010 7:35:31 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

Good move on the democrat side don’t try to find anyone with brains just another idiot will do..


12 posted on 10/02/2010 7:38:54 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think he would be an excellent choice!


13 posted on 10/02/2010 7:40:13 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: numberonepal

So why would they promote Kaine? He couldn’t even bring his own state now? Yes, Virginia has 2 Dem enators but those guys are toast.


14 posted on 10/02/2010 7:41:52 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: svcw
That would be just to rich.

Talk about a comeuppance......Fibbs presiding over the impending collapse of the DemocRat party. That would indeed be rich beyond imagination......

15 posted on 10/02/2010 7:42:44 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Sub-Driver; hoosiermama; Liz; STARWISE; onyx; penelopesire; SE Mom

PING!


16 posted on 10/02/2010 7:42:59 AM PDT by maggief
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To: Sub-Driver

Little Chrissy is tingling all over at the prospect of the “presidential” spokesman position coming open.


17 posted on 10/02/2010 7:44:09 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I thought that they could never get anyone dumber than howeird dean... I was wrong.

LLS


18 posted on 10/02/2010 7:44:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I started laughing early in the morning here in L.A. Absolutely made my day...this is priceless LOL.


19 posted on 10/02/2010 7:50:03 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s like watching Gilligan become Admiral of the Navy.....


20 posted on 10/02/2010 7:51:20 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Sub-Driver

Could we actually be that lucky?


21 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:09 AM PDT by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Sub-Driver
I hear its a 2 man race...Gibbs vs Nathan Thurm!

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22 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:16 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: Sub-Driver

This is absolute proof that God exists.


23 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:23 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Sub-Driver

Please, please, please make this happen. If you are looking for a fool who is more inept than Tim Kaine, then Gibbs is your man.


24 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:47 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“How low can you go”?


25 posted on 10/02/2010 7:52:58 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

These people are delusional.


26 posted on 10/02/2010 7:53:28 AM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: Sub-Driver

ha ha!
Too good to be true - Baghdad Bob in for the Unibrow


27 posted on 10/02/2010 7:53:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (The lesser of two evils is still evil.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gibbs out, Rick Sanchez in. Who says it does not pay to diss the Jooes.
28 posted on 10/02/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: max americana

It truly is... a shot of the dnc chair picking at belly button lint... priceless!

LLS


29 posted on 10/02/2010 8:03:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think someone senses a potential primary challenge coming on.


30 posted on 10/02/2010 8:05:15 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d love to see an MRI of these people’s brains.


31 posted on 10/02/2010 8:05:20 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: Rebelbase
Good question, who would replace Gibbs?

Christine Matthews?
Keith Uberdork?
Rachael "I want to be a man" Maddow?
Ed "Sgt" Schultz ?
How about that Sanchez fellow? Just keep him away from the Jews.

32 posted on 10/02/2010 8:07:03 AM PDT by csvset
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Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee

I say GO FOR IT GIBBS. Brilliant move.

I wonder if Gibbs realizes he being set up as the fall guy!!!

33 posted on 10/02/2010 8:08:05 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Sub-Driver

According to people who have been consulted.


34 posted on 10/02/2010 8:08:20 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Send in the Clowns...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA6YXuagiuU


35 posted on 10/02/2010 8:09:29 AM PDT by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: Sub-Driver

That would be a gift that just keeps giving!


36 posted on 10/02/2010 8:11:10 AM PDT by cohutta
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To: Sub-Driver
...naming White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee heading into President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, senior officials

Interesting that Zero is setting up an inside man in a very important position that basically controls the dollars.

From the DNC website

The Democratic National Committee plans the Party’s quadrennial presidential nominating convention; promotes the election of Party candidates with technical and financial support and voter mobilization; and works with national, state, and local party organizations, elected officials, candidates and constituencies to respond to the needs and views of the Democratic electorate and nation.

I guess Obama isn't happy with being a one term POTUS. I guess he never figured out it would take two full terms to destroy the country

37 posted on 10/02/2010 8:21:02 AM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: csvset

The excitement will be so great I bet Chrissy has to wear a diaper between now and the time Gibbs leaves.


38 posted on 10/02/2010 8:24:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Go for it!


39 posted on 10/02/2010 8:32:00 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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That would be something to watch...ineptness run amok! He
could rival Dean in that!


40 posted on 10/02/2010 8:32:46 AM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: Sub-Driver
And I thought after Dean, that the DNC Chair couldn't get any stoopider. Proves me rong again. /s
41 posted on 10/02/2010 8:33:22 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Sub-Driver

In other words, Another Top Administration Official is looking to put distance between himself and the Great American Failure.


42 posted on 10/02/2010 8:42:12 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: max americana

Reminds me of Michael Moore’s pointers to the Obama administration-!


43 posted on 10/02/2010 8:42:37 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: Sub-Driver

Gibbs has the qualifications Obama craves.... he will do or say whatever he is told to do or say.


44 posted on 10/02/2010 8:50:00 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: mad_as_he$$
Gibbs out, Rick Sanchez in. Who says it does not pay to diss the Jooes.

Rick Sanchez as White House Press Secretary? LMAO - It keeps getting better and better. Bloomberg at Treasury, Kaine at some TBA cabinet post, Gibbs as DNC Chair, and Sanchez as Press Secretary. Maybe they'll assign Debbie Stabenow as his new Economics advisor.

45 posted on 10/02/2010 8:54:30 AM PDT by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Brilliant!


46 posted on 10/02/2010 9:04:49 AM PDT by mike-zed
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It’s not just “rich donors” who want this.

This is King Hussein’s move; that’s why this is being floated.

King Hussein wants one of his loyalists at the DNC. And Gibbs is his choice.

Brilliant. Go Barry!


47 posted on 10/02/2010 9:11:33 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh, yes! Please, please...Beltway Bobby as DNC chair is a sweet thought.


48 posted on 10/02/2010 9:16:59 AM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Hoodat

World Class Clowns one in all.


49 posted on 10/02/2010 9:20:17 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: tirednvirginia

Denial of reality.


50 posted on 10/02/2010 9:32:05 AM PDT by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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