"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

White House Press Secretary Gibbs Spins Republican Win

This is the money quote of the article from the White House Press Secretary interview on Fox:

"More people voted to express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him," said Gibbs.
Was Gibbs watching Baghdad Bob for pointers during the build-up to the Iraqi War because he is beginning to sound like him in so many ways. How anyone could do an interview and with a straight face say that the Massachusetts win by Scott Brown for Senator was support for Obama is beyond comprehension.

Exit polling showed voters not only repudiating Obama and the Democrats on healthcare but on Obama and his Administration handling of National Security. Two biggest issues in the campaign and Gibbs said it showed support for Obama? Maybe someone needs to tell Gibbs that Brown is a Republican not a Democrat. We wondered if Obama and members of his staff would understand what the MA Senate win by Brown meant and obviously they don't have a clue.

Bill Clinton understood what the defeat of healthcare meant and after the 1994 elections and Republican takeover he moved more to the center but then he never was as far left as Obama -- not even close. In fact without Hillary, we doubt if he would tackled healthcare like she did.

Obama gets more stubbon and angry with the Brown win in MA in addition to the GOP wins in NJ and VA Governor's races. Now his press secretary just spun a whopper on it was a 'win for Obama' which defies reality. Guess when you work for someone who acts like a spoiled brat when he (Obama) doesn't get his way, you will say and do anything to make Obama feel better because he got his feelings hurt that people actually didn't vote for his agenda.

Decided to look into Gibbs background and found out he worked for the Kerry for President campaign. What is interesting is what he did after there was a shake-up and he says he quit. He joined a 527 political group to stop the 2004 presidential campaign of Howard Dean. Did he quit Kerry or was his new job for Kerry to take control of the 527? With the way he spins, who knows!

Early in the 2004 presidential campaign, Gibbs was the press secretary of Democratic candidate John Kerry. On November 11, 2003, Gibbs resigned. Mr. Gibbs emphasized in an interview that he left the Kerry campaign, after a staff shake-up that left many embittered.

In 2004 after quiting Kerry, Mr. Gibbs became spokesman for a 527 political group, Americans for Jobs, Health Care and Progressive Values. formed to stop the 2004 presidential campaign of Howard Dean which launched attack ads against Dean, sponsored by the new Democratic group,
In this 'transparent' White House we have one of the biggest spinners ever as Press Secretary which seems fitting because Obama and his White House Chicago cronies are anything but transparent.

White House Still Weighing Whether to Push Health Care Through Congress
Fox News Updated January 24, 2010

The White House is evaluating whether to take a breather on health care or try to push for passing legislation, but is not convinced Massachusetts voters were trying to block health insurance reform by voting last week to send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday.


The Senate election Tuesday in Massachusetts gave Republicans the victory they needed to block the Democratic health care bill from passing the Senate as Brown becomes the critical 41st vote in procedural moves to end debate. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi conceded she did not have enough votes in the House to pass a Senate version that already has made it through that chamber. Doing so would avoid bringing Brown into the equation.

Gibbs said that Brown may have campaigned on stopping the health care bill but that's not why voters elected him over Democrat Martha Coakley.

"More people voted to express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him," Gibbs said.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com

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