Obama’s Divided House

[ “A divided house will not stand.” Amen: Let it be so. Here “Baghdad Bob” Gibbs complains that even some liberal fascists are complaining that Obama isn’t radical enough…. May the LORD God of Israel give them all confusion and further division within their ranks… ]


Robert Gibbs says leftwing critics of Obama ‘ought to be drug tested’

The Obama administration’s most public face, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, has tried to climbed down from angry remarks he aimed at leftwing critics, calling them “crazy”.

In an interview with The Hill newspaper in Washington DC, Gibbs revealed frustration at attacks on the administration from liberal Democrats and others on the left, in terms likely to make relations even worse:

“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”

The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”

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    Keith Ellision Claims Gibbs Insulted the “President’s Base”

    Rep. Keith Ellison (gag – D-Minn.), an active member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Gibbs went too far. “This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has made untoward and inflammatory comments and I certainly hope that people in the White House don’t share his view that the left is unimportant to the president,” he said. “I understand him having some loyalty to the president who employs him, but I think he’s walking over the line.”

    Ellison said that Gibbs’s resignation would be an appropriate response. “I think that’d be fair, yeah. That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time. And, again, people of all political shades worked very hard to help the president become the president. Why would he want to go out and deliberately insult the president’s base? And why would he confuse legitimate critique with some sort of lack of loyalty. Isn’t this what the far right does? Punishes people who are not ideologically aligned with President Bush?”

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