The Blowjob that Shall Not Be Named

By: Thursday April 28, 2011 10:43 am

Politico has a festival of stupidity on yesterday’s release by Obama of his long form birth certificate. The varieties of stupid in the article include: Ignoring the real precedent of the blowjob that shall not be named Blaming birtherism on the InterToobz, and not cable TV Conflating correct doubts about Bush ignoring warnings about al [...]

WH Press Corps Demands Photo Ops of Them Asking about Egypt

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 10:42 am

I don’t see much purpose behind the letter the White House press corps just sent outgoing Robert Gibbs: We recognize that the crisis in Egypt is a quickly evolving story and you are working to get us the information we need in a timely manner, but we are concerned about several access issues on Tuesday [...]

Has the Obama Administration Backed Off Its Plan to Reconsider Aid to Egypt?

By: Sunday January 30, 2011 7:26 am

In a press briefing on Friday, Robert Gibbs said several times the Administration would be reviewing its aid to Egypt in the upcoming days. Q    You say these legitimate grievances have to be addressed.  I’m wondering:  Or what?  What can the President do if these matters are not –MR. GIBBS:  Well, look, first and foremost, [...]

Robert Gibbs: Basket of Individual Freedoms Includes Freedom to Access the Internet

By: Friday January 28, 2011 1:14 pm

In a press briefing on the situation in Egypt (and probably his last briefing ever), Robert Gibbs made a stunning, but important statement. We believe in the basket of individual freedoms includes the freedom to access the Internet and the freedom to use social networking sites. Gibbs did not say (and none of the reporters [...]

On Gate-Keepers and Pragmatists

By: Friday January 7, 2011 6:09 am

At the beginning of Obama’s term, when he talked about governing as a pragmatist, I perhaps foolishly believed he meant not pragmatism as DC understands it–as a principle-less squishy middle–but as the Pragmatist school of philosophers would mean it–as someone fundamentally open to and respectful of the ideas and viewpoints of all. Mind you, it [...]

Robert Gibbs to Leave White House, Will Join “Professional Left”

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:18 am

Robert Gibbs has made it official: he’s leaving the White House. (Applause!!!) Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside political adviser to the president and his re-election campaign. [snip] Mr. Gibbs will remain part of the president’s inner [...]

An Awfully Painful Way to Convince the President Our Economy Is Not Moving

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 8:25 am

Remember when Robert Gibbs justified his attack on the professional left by suggesting that they didn’t understand–but the rest of the country did–that Obama had gotten our economy moving again? Remember Recovery Summer, Obama’s effort to convince Americans that the economy had turned around? Well, we’ve already seen that voters don’t take their understanding of [...]

Administration Inches Closer to Rule of Law on Foreclosure Crisis

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 8:06 am

…with this statement from Robert Gibbs: As institutions are determining their next steps in addressing these issues, we remain committed to holding accountable any bank that has violated the law. In addition to strongly supporting the investigation by the state attorneys general, the administration’s Federal Housing Administration and Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force have [sic] [...]

The Anonymous Coward Returns

By: Friday September 3, 2010 6:02 am

The White House was okay with Robert Gibbs attacking the Professional Left and their Catfood Commission Co-Chair attacking, well, everyone. But they wouldn’t let Steven Rattner’s claim that Rahm Emanuel had attacked the UAW go unanswered. Rattner depicts White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as a force to be reckoned with who disparaged unions [...]

Nothing To Be Done But Blame Republicans

By: Tuesday August 31, 2010 7:37 am

Jake Tapper hammered Robert “a recovery that got our economy moving again” Gibbs yesterday on whether the Administration is not doing more for the economy because of political paralysis. After four attempts to avoid answering the question or focus exclusively on blaming Republicans, Gibbs finally suggested there wasn’t all that much the Administration can do [...]

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