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  • Michelle Obama a "Private Citizen": White House Tells US MYOB on Luxury Spanish Vacation

    08/05/2010 9:14:10 AM PDT · by kristinn · 156 replies · 2+ views
    Thursday, August 5, 2010 | Kristinn
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters yesterday, in answer to a query about First Lady Michelle Obama's Spanish vacation where she is protected by 70 Secret Service agents, 250 Spanish law enforcement officers, will meet with Spain's king and queen and is staying at a luxury hotel where she has reserved 60 rooms, that it is none of the American people's business because she is a "private citizen."Lynn Sweet reported at the Chicago Sun-Times that Gibbs was asked about "the appearance" of Obama's vacation and that Gibbs blew it off by asserting Michelle Obama is a "private citizen":"The...
  • Robert Gibbs Asked About Obama Not Being Invited To Campaign For Some Democrats (Video)

    08/03/2010 5:22:21 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 26+ views
    hap ^ | 8/3/10 | hap
    CBS's Chip Reid asks Gibbs why it is that Democrats don't want Obama on the campaign trail...Reid: "In 2008, just about everybody wanted him to come to their districts"..Gibbs has no answer
  • Robert Gibbs and the Mosque at Ground Zero

    08/03/2010 10:07:42 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 19 replies · 9+ views
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    When Robert Gibbs was asked today about the White House's position on the Mosque that is seeking to be built at Ground Zero, he responded basically by saying it is in the hands of the local authorities. If that statement doesn't tell you where the White House stands in it's support of America and the Americans who lost their loved ones as a result of Islamic Terrorists, nothing will. What a total OBAMANATION!
  • Robert Gibbs Predicts Dems Will Retain Control of House and Senate in 2010 Midterm – Video

    07/30/2010 9:05:54 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today predicting that Democrats will retain both the House and Senate in this Fall’s Midterm Elections. Gibbs thinks Americans will want to continue making the “progress” we’ve been making under Obama’s leadership. Of course they will! Obama’s “progress” is breaking out all over (like a bad case of chickenpox). Can’t you see it?
  • White House's Gibbs Blasts Rush Limbaugh to Defend Federal Automaker Takeover (Video)

    07/29/2010 4:33:30 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 56 replies · 3+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 29, 2010 | Katie Bell
    What is it with this White House and publicly calling out conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh? If you recall, back in January 2009 President Barack Obama told Republican congressional leaders to quit listening to Limbaugh if they wanted to get things done. It's happened once again. During the White House daily press briefing on July 29, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took another couple of jabs Limbaugh - this time over the auto manufacturer bailout. In responding to a question concerning charges of "socialism," Gibbs went right after Limbaugh. "Look, I'll say this - Rush Limbaugh and others wanted to...
  • Gibbs Tells Media to Grow “Thicker Skin”; Media Says They Could Tell Him the Same – Video

    07/28/2010 9:12:02 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 28, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Robert Gibbs telling the White House Press Corps they need to grow skin that is "thicker," after he had a testy exchange with CBS News' Chip Reid. The Obama White House are the last people who ought to belecturing anyone about growing “thicker skin.”
  • Robert Gibbs Asked if Obama has Assurances Hillary Won’t Run in 2012 – Video

    07/26/2010 12:58:18 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs being asked today at the White House Daily Briefing, about what “assurances” President Obama has received from “his Secretary of State” that she will not run for President in 2012! Gibbs was caught flat-footed by the question, and after a pause, said he was “unaware of any assurance that this President needs about his Secretary of State.” That question goes to the heart of the nightmare scenario for Obama and his team. They barely beat Hillary in 2008. If things continue to worsen, and Obama’s numbers fall into the mid...
  • Image Of Impotence: Obama Admin Can't Get Sherrod On The Phone

    07/21/2010 1:02:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Operator, oh could you help me place this call? You see the number on the matchbook is old and faded. -- Jim Croce 'Operator,' 1972 The Obama administration, the folks that want to run our health care and who knows how much else of our economy and our lives, can't get a simple phone call through to one of its former officials. In this afternoon's press conference, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs repeatedly said that the Obama administration, through the person of its Agriculture Secretary, has tried but failed to have a phone conversation with Shirley Sherrod, the USDA...
  • Gibbs: WH Expects Unemployment Rate To Be Same Three Months From Now

    07/19/2010 2:08:12 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 20 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 19, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed that the White House believes the unemployment rate will remain the same three months from now. When asked if the White House anticipated on asking for another extension on unemployment benefits in three months, Gibbs said the following: "If the unemployment rate stays where I think we all expect it to, it is, it may be, we may need to extend those benefits."
  • Democrats still fuming over Gibbs comments ("Members were hot - hot, hot, hot")

    07/14/2010 11:39:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2010 | Ed Henry
    Washington (CNN) – As President Obama heads behind closed doors Wednesday evening with House Democratic leaders for a key election-year strategy session, senior party officials said that top lawmakers are privately still fuming about White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' declaration this weekend that Republicans could take control of Congress in November. The senior officials said that at a private Capitol Hill meeting on Tuesday night, a string of House Democrats - including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - expressed deep frustration that Gibbs had played into Republicans' hands by answering a hypothetical question on NBC's "Meet the Press" about whether...
  • Gibbs Explains Why Obamas Won't Vacation In Gulf

    07/13/2010 1:27:32 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 71 replies · 1+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 13, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Why not vacation down there if they are encouraging others to do so?," asked CBS' Chip Reid. "I think the key is ... I have friends that email me also from Panama City that they have been down just this past week and have not seen oil, not dealt with oil on the beach and I think sometimes the pictures have led people to believe that oil may be where they were planning on going," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said. "I think the First Lady's message is that the Gulf is a beautiful place," Gibbs added.
  • I Hope To Someday Wake Up To This News About Robert Gibbs

    07/12/2010 6:53:28 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-12-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
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  • White House: Muslim Outreach Is Not The Mission Of NASA

    07/12/2010 11:25:39 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 12, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs denies the NASA administrator was not tasked with improving Muslim relations.
  • Gibbs: Obama Not Headed to Israel this Year; Won’t Rule Out Trip to “Another Muslim Capital” – Video

    07/08/2010 6:44:09 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Robert Gibbs saying a visit by President Obama to Israel is “NOT on the books” for this year. But when asked, he would not rule out the possibility of Obama speaking in “another Muslim capital” before he visits Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu extended an invitation to Obama earlier this week to visit Israel.
  • Robert Gibbs Clearly Rattled by Question on “Sanctuary Cities” – Video

    07/08/2010 5:19:40 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 54 replies
    Here is priceless video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs getting “owned” by a question as to why President Obama the Obama Department of Justice are not going after “Sanctuary Cities” for violating Federal Law, as they claim Arizona is doing. Gibbs was clearly rattled by the question, and immediately began to say he would try to get some information on that. The truth is, he knew he had been had! I’m not sure who that reporter is, but let her ask more questions.
  • Gibbs: Lack Of Immigration Reform Progress Due To Republicans

    07/01/2010 5:17:32 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Says the man who is from the party that controls the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS ... "If there is a will on the Republican side of the aisle, there will be a way forward on comprehensive immigration reform," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said.
  • Robert Gibbs Dodges Question on Obama Lobbying for Jarrett to Get Senate Seat – Video

    06/30/2010 12:11:37 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dodging a question from ABC News’ Ann Compton on whether President Obama called to lobby for Valerie Jarrett to be appointed to fill his Senate seat back in 2008, just ahead of his election. Compton was referring to testimony during the Illinois Blagojevich trial by Thomas Balanoff, that Obama made such a call to him. Gibbs refused to comment at all, and when Compton reminded him that he had previously said Obama never got involved in the process of filling his Senate Seat, he again brushed her off by saying...
  • Robert Gibbs Mocks GOP Sen. Jon Kyl in Answer About Border Conversation with Obama – Video

    06/30/2010 7:09:11 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 30, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs giving an answer that mocks and insults Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl about his assertion that President Obama told him in a one-on-one meeting that he would not secure the border because “you guys” (Republicans) won’t support Comprehensive Immigration Reform if we do. Gibbs has said Obama never made the statement, while Kyl has steadfastly stood by his account. Gibbbs tried to make out like Kyl had retreated from his assertion, and mocked Kyl for having three opinions on the matter. Actually, Kyl only said he meant that “the Left” is...
  • Press Bill Press to Earn his Press Credentials

    06/26/2010 10:57:41 AM PDT · by jbjd · 6 replies
    jbjd ^ | 06.26.10 | jbjd
    ...Knowing Bill Press is an award winning interviewer and a Democratic insider; and given your knowledge about the myth of the ‘birth-certificate-cum-COLB,’ when he asked Robert Gibbs, “Is there anything you can say to make the Birthers go away”; and Mr. Gibbs replied, “A year-and-a-half ago, I asked that the birth certificate be put on the internet. Because Lord knows, if you got a birth certificate, and you put it on the internet, what else could be the story,” I'll bet you now think more likely Mr. Press would have followed up with questions/comments like these... (Chuckling.) ARE YOU SAYING...
  • CAT FIGHT: Gibbs Responds To Olbermann: "Real America" Doesn't Live Within "Pulse Of Cable TV"

    06/16/2010 1:29:57 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 43 replies · 1,864+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 16, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Gibbs To Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews & Jon Stewart: "I appreciate the pulse, the hand on the pulse of America by those who live on cable table TV. I don't actually think that's where all of real America lives."
  • Reporter To Gibbs: Was There Any Ass-Kicking At Obama's Meeting With BP?

    06/16/2010 1:18:11 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 38 replies · 1,845+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 16, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    CBS' Mark Knoller asks White House press secretary Robert Gibbs if any ass-kicking took place at today's meeting between President Obama and BP.
  • Gibbs 'amazed' at SSN question (Beltway Bob goes off the deep end)

    06/10/2010 5:15:19 PM PDT · by milwguy · 93 replies · 4,820+ views
    politico ^ | 6/10/10 | p
    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs confronted WorldNetDaily correspondent Lester Kinsolving in the White House briefing Thursday, challenging the reporter to say whether he believed President Obama is a U.S. citizen after questioning the authenticity of Obama's Social Security number. In the last question of the day, Kinsolving asked Gibbs "why the president is using a Social Security Number reserved for Connecticut applicants" – alluding to a popular conspiracy theory among some who question the president's citizenship. Gibbs began to reply, saying he was "amazed" by the question, before interrupting himself to ask directly: "Do you think the president was...
  • White House: Helen Thomas' Remarks "Offensive and Reprehensible" (Under the bus goes Helen...)

    06/07/2010 8:42:38 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies · 115+ views
    CBS ^ | 6/7/10 | Stephanie Condon
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said today that journalist Helen Thomas' recent remarks about Israel were "offensive and reprehensible" and "certainly" do not reflect the views of the Obama administration.
  • Robert Gibbs Says Obama Did Not Know Jobs Offered to Romanoff - Video

    06/03/2010 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 336+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs telling the Press that President Obama knew nothing about White House offers of three possible jobs to Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Andrew Romanoff to get him to drop his primary challenge to incumbent Democrat Sen. Michael Bennet. Gibbs said those kinds of things are done all the time to prevent primary challenges. When asked if he believes the White House has been “transparent” on the Sestak and Romanoff Job Offers, Gibbs actually said with a straight face, he believes they have.
  • BREAKING VIDEO: Gibbs: White House Has Been "Transparent" On Job Offers

    06/03/2010 12:01:22 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 24 replies · 872+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 3, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    White House Press Secretary Gibbs: "The president as the leader of the party as an interest in supporters not running against each other in contested primaries."...
  • Robert Gibbs raises the Sestak stonewall

    06/02/2010 7:09:54 AM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 789+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 6/2/10 | Byron York
    The White House’s self-exonerating report on the Joe Sestak affair has given spokesman Robert Gibbs a new way not to answer questions. Now, when asked about the offer of a federal position to Sestak in return for Sestak’s agreement not to challenge Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary, Gibbs simply refers reporters to the White House report. When reporters respond that the questions are not answered by the report, Gibbs freely acknowledges that — and then refers them to the report again. And so on. Tuesday’s White House briefing was Gibbs’ first since the report, prepared by White...
  • Robert Gibbs Says Obama and U.S. Support U.N. Statement that “Condemns” Acts of Israel - Video

    06/01/2010 3:29:54 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 494+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Robert Gibbs saying Obama and the U.S. support a U.N. statement which “condemns” acts that led to the loss of life on a Pro-Palestinian ship trying to run an Israeli blockade. The White House is telling reporters like Jake Tapper of ABC News that the U.S. worked hard to keep the U.N. Statement from being much harsher against Israel, which is why the U.S. supported the more generic watered down statement.
  • Robert Gibbs Asked Why White House Waited 3 Months to Give Answer on Sestak Job Offer – Video

    06/01/2010 1:41:38 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 1,091+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today being asked why it took the White House three months to answer questions on the Sestak Job Offer if it really did not amount to anything? Robert Gibbs response is classic! He told the reporter he would “have to ask counsel for a better answer on that!” There is no doubt there is much more to this story. Gibbs gets very uncomfortable every time he is asked anything related to the Sestak mess.
  • Scandal at the White House

    05/27/2010 7:48:57 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 19 replies · 674+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 05/27/2010 | Chris Bounds
    (Several videos are embedded in the article on the site. Drop by if you want to check them out.) The Obama Administration seems to all but beg for questions of conspiracy. As if there were not enough questions shrouding the White House already, scandal has now filled the air in Washington, which if true could be an impeachable offense. This story starts with Arlen Specter. Remember, he is a Pennsylvania Senator who jumped from the Republican Party to the Democrat Party last year. He was a RINO (Republican in name only) anyway, but the jump shifted power to the Democrats...
  • Dem lawmaker urges White House to release details on Sestak job

    05/24/2010 9:13:09 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 34 replies · 1,032+ views
    The Hill ^ | 05/24/10 | Michael O'Brien
    Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.) called on the White House Monday to detail conversations it allegedly had with Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) to try to convince him to drop his Senate bid. Weiner said allegations that White House officials had offered Sestak an administration job in exchange for his dropping his primary bid against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) had become a growing political liability. "I think what the White House should do is, to some degree, say, 'Here are the facts,'" Weiner said Monday morning during an appearance on MSNBC. "If there's not a lot [to] what's going on here,...
  • An Uncomfortable Robert Gibbs Refuses to Answer Questions on Sestak Job Offer - Video

    05/20/2010 6:26:45 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 703+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 20, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refusing to answer a question as to whether Rep. Joe Sestak was offered a job by the Obama Administration in order to get him to drop his run for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania against Sen. Arlen Specter. Gibbs hemed and hawed, but would not really give an answer.
  • All the President's (Hench)men

    05/11/2010 5:02:25 AM PDT · by jbjd · 280+ views
    jbjd ^ | 05/10/10 | jbjd
    Robert Gibbs: Communications Director for Obama’s Presidential run, he oversaw the launch of the candidate’s on-line political advertising campaign platform, “Fight the Smears." The ad copy accompanying the launch explained this site was designed to neutralize mounting public concerns Obama was Constitutionally ineligible for the job. Two images created for this purpose were posted on the site as part of this electronic ad campaign. The first, conceived by Mr. Gibbs, was an image of a document captioned on its face “Certification of Live Birth” (“COLB”), while ad copy on the ‘page’ called this the candidate’s “Birth Certificate.” The second was...
  • VIDEO: Gibbs Evades Question About Obama's Use Of "Teabagger"

    05/06/2010 4:40:49 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 33 replies · 1,027+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 6, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    REPORTER: Are you able to get an answer on Fred's question about the teabagger quote, if the President is aware that people are offended? GIBBS: Again, I have not seen the book. I can't imagine I'm going to ask the President that, but I will -- I will entertain it. I will check.
  • Neil Cavuto Responds To Robert Gibbs Slamming Fox News (Video)

    05/05/2010 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 7 replies · 783+ views
    Cavuto: Nowhere in that interview did Michael Brown say that this White House was behind this spill...That is beyond laughable...From today's Your World..(Video)
  • Robert Gibbs Spars with Les Kinsolving About Obama Press Conferences (WorldNetDaily reporter)

    05/04/2010 4:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 953+ views
    Mediaite ^ | May 4, 2010 | Tommy Christopher
    Now, there’s something you don’t see every day. At yesterday’s briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs turned the tables on World Net Daily correspondent Les Kinsolving, grilling Les for nearly five minutes over what constitutes a press conference. Even stranger, about halfway through their exchange, Kinsolving actually drew applause from the press corps. I haven’t seen a reaction like that since Gibbs suggested holding a briefing in the Rose Garden. Les started out by asking why the President hasn’t held a press conference since last July, at which point Gibbs decided to get into the weeds about whether the...
  • Pooh-poohing Pulitzer

    05/03/2010 8:16:27 PM PDT · by jbjd · 121 replies · 1,005+ views
    jbjd ^ | 05/03/10 | jbjd
    ...The other day, azgo sent me the portion of the U.S. Code that deals with federal campaign spending and disclosure. Sure enough, the campaign spending and disclosure requirements in the law correspond to changes in Mr. Obama’s legal status (candidate vs. nominee vs. President) which are reflected in the evolving ‘credit’ language we previously noted in the FTS footer. azgo summed up the federal requirements perfectly: “So, therefore, is it safe to say the OFA/DNC BC page is just a paid advertisement?” Yep; that’s exactly what FTS is. And Mr. Gibbs confirmed as much, in a line from the ABC...
  • Robert Gibbs Gets Defensive When Pressed Why Obama has Held No Press Conferences Since July - Video

    05/03/2010 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 19 replies · 1,195+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | May 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs getting very defensive today when asked by reporter Lester Kinsolving why President Obama has not held a Presidential Press Conference since last July. Gibbs actually tried to make the case that Obama's answering a few questions at select events is the same thing as having a full Presidential Press Conference. Gibbs, to deflect the question, went on and on about how many questions would constitute a "press conference." He was mocking the reporter, and avoiding the real question. What a smart-aleck jerk Gibbs is. How pathetic too that Kinsolving got...
  • Problems on the Arizona Border

    04/26/2010 9:05:49 PM PDT · by mainstreetradical.com · 3 replies · 481+ views
    Main Street Radical ^ | 4/26/10 | James Devere
    Incursions from the Mexican Army, Murders of American Citizens, and the Inaction of Our Government. Following Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s signing of a controversial immigration bill, media outlets, President Barack Obama, and even the Government of Mexico all jumped in to disparage not just the law but Arizona in general. What has not made it to the debate are some of the conditions along the border that lead to action by the state legislature.
  • Robert Gibbs Says Obama believes New AZ Law is a "Fundamentally Unfair Law" - Video 4/26/10

    04/26/2010 2:53:40 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 33 replies · 629+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video showing key parts of Robert Gibbs' White House Briefing today, where he said President Obama views (1:30 mark of the video) Arizona's new Anti-Illegal Immigration Law as a "fundamentally unfair law." This after saying repeatedly the White House would wait until after a Department of Justice review to comment! He also said the President has a good relationship with GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, and he sympathized with Graham's difficult position in trying to work with Obama and the Democrats. If Graham would stop trying to help the Democrats with their agenda, he would not be in a...
  • Reporter to Robert Gibbs: Have the Birthers Hurt Obama's Muslim-American Outreach? (Video)

    04/21/2010 10:50:18 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 11 replies · 664+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 4/22/10 | HAP
    Gibbs: "If after I asked that the President’s birth certificate be put on the Internet hasn’t dissuaded you from where he was being born, I’m almost positive that no argument is somehow going to dissuade you"..."We don’t spend a lot of time here worrying about what to do about people that don’t think the President was born here" (Video)
  • Fox News Asks Gibbs: Have Birthers Harmed Obama’s Muslim-American Outreach? (video)

    04/21/2010 9:24:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 1,103+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2010
    Propaganda Minister Gibbs: "We don’t spend a lot of time here worrying about what to do about people that don’t think the President was born here."
  • Robert Gibbs Attacks Former GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo for His So-Called "General Lunacy" - Video 4/19/10

    04/19/2010 8:07:16 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 402+ views
    TPM Video via Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 19, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacking former GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo, saying "I won't respond to the general lunacy of someone like Tom Tancredo." Gibbs was asked about a remark Tancredo recently made. The reporter quoted Tancredo as having said, "The President should be sent back to Kenya," which brought about Gibbs' attack on Tancredo. Of course, both the reporter and Gibbs were not addressing what Tancredo actually said: "If his wife says Kenya is his [Obama's] homeland, why don't we just send him back?" Tancredo was referring to Michelle Obama's own statement made recently....
  • Gibbs Says Obama is NOT "Proposing" a Value-Added Tax, "Nor is it Being Considered" - Video

    04/19/2010 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 25 replies · 396+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 19, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs saying President Obama is not considering a "Value-Added Tax." Gibbs was asked if it was under consideration "at any level" in the administration, and Gibbs repeated twice that the President has "not proposed" such a tax, nor is it being considered. This denial, of course, means very little. Obama has appointed a "bi-partisan" debt commission that will report to him after the Midterm elections on what needs to be done to deal with our massive debt. It is likely that group will be the vehicle to propose such a Value-Added...
  • VIDEO: White House: "Not Everything The President Does Is For The Cameras And For The Press"

    03/24/2010 11:40:10 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 17 replies · 498+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 24, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on President Obama's meeting with Netanyahu.
  • Robert Gibbs Asked About Whether The Fate of Obama's Presidency Hangs On Health Care (Video)

    03/18/2010 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 3 replies · 326+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/18/10 | HAP
    Gibbs: "I've not asked him...I have not talked to the President on whether or not he said that"...Here's Gibbs, who knows all the details of the CBO numbers, hasn't talked to the President about the story that is out there of Obama's presidency hanging on health care...Major Garrett challenges him...(Video)
  • Robert Gibbs Can't Answer the Question When Asked About 'Deem and Pass' (Video)

    03/16/2010 2:55:10 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies · 485+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/16/10 | HAP
    Simple questions about how they plan to pass health care reform gets filibustered by Robert Gibbs, "There's going to be a vote on health-care reform this week. You're going to know where people are on health-care reform." he said repeatedly..(Video)
  • Robert Gibbs: By Next Week Obamacare Will Be 'Law of the Land'

    03/15/2010 1:19:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1,385+ views
    National Review ^ | 03/15/2010 | Daniel Foster
    On Fox News Sunday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs predicted the Democratic health-care reform plan will be passed and signed into law by next weekend. "We'll have the votes when the House votes, I think, within the next week," Gibbs said, and by next Sunday claimed we "will be talking about healthcare not as a presidential proposal but, I think, as the law of the land." Gibbs also said that Democrats look forward to campaigning on the passage of the health-care bill in the 2010 midterm elections. "[O]nce it passes, we're happy to have the 2010 elections be about...
  • Obama Machine Sticks With Straw Man Strategy

    03/14/2010 10:35:29 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 395+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/14/10 | CaroleL
    Yesterday it was President Obama's lead pollster employing a straw man fallacy to argue with the American people over Obamacare. Today it was two of the president's top advisers who were sent onto the Sunday morning talk shows to use the same strategy against the Chief Justice of the United States. This embarrassing, third-world style dust-up between two branches of government (with the third cheering one branch on like a bunch of drunken soccer fans) began during the president's State of the Union Address in January.
  • Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Walks Out Wearing a Canadian Hockey Jersey (Video)

    03/12/2010 11:35:43 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies · 637+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/12/10 | HAP
    Gibbs in a Team Canada Hockey Jersey that he had to wear for 15 minutes, the reason is a lost bet with Gibbs's Canadian counterpart, Demitri Soudas, the spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (Video)
  • VIDEO: White House On Massa: His "Excuse" Is "Silly And Ridiculous"

    03/09/2010 5:15:15 AM PST · by ianschwartz · 18 replies · 77+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 9, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    AP: Interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America," press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about the assertions Rep. Eric Massa made Sunday in a radio address in his home district in western New York. Gibbs said, "I think this whole story is ridiculous. I think the latest excuse is silly and ridiculous." He accused Massa of continually changing the reasons for leaving Congress. Massa, a Democrat whose resignation took effect Monday, is facing a harassment complaint from a male staffer.