Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One for the Gibber

Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman, is gibbering about the “left” and their criticism of The Obama (May he flounder on) for not pushing a more progressive agenda whatever progressive is, that is. Progressive, liberal, it’s all gibberish to me. In this modern world names and symbols fuse and fission freely where meanings drift or are forgotten completely. If you tell me you are liberal you have told me nothing because I still would not know what you are as a human being.

The gibbering Gibbs on “those” liberals:

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

Ah, so that’s it. If you don’t appreciate The Obama and all the grand and wondrous things he has wrought why you must be just crazy and probably because you are on drugs. And worse still, you are probably a liberal. The connotation is inescapable for you liberals out there. Which is, if you are a lefty liberal The Obama and his administration find you …disgusting.

Then, ol’ “Gibbering” Gibbs tells us that he, and he only, as a duly appointed mouthpiece for the Grand Obamatola, knows what reality is, and then generously lets us know what reality is, or at least, what it isn’t:

The paper described the president's spokesman as "simmering with anger" and "in furious disbelief" over some of Obama's liberal detractors, from whom he has faced regular criticism for not pushing a progressive agenda more authoritatively.

“They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon," Gibbs retorted. "That’s not reality.”

Oh yoo-hoo, Mr. Gi-ibbs, you seem to have forgotten that that is not really what the left wanted when they were suckered into voting for Obama. Even so, what your charming boss did give Americans was the gift of being sold into slavery to the insurance industry who is laughing all the way to the bank. Also what the left wanted was an end to the Iraq War (even if they have forgotten that themselves) but that isn’t exactly what they are getting now is it? Not with 50,000 combat troops still there, and they are combat troops no matter what ridiculous name you concoct for them, assistant secretaries to the first cause of the fifth order of Round Table Pepperoni Pizza, or whatever, but they are still combat troops. Still more is revealed regarding how liberals are regarded from on high upon mighty Mount Olympus:

One topic of liberal dissent was the administration's handling of health care reform, which the Democratic base was underwhelmed by. Gibbs mocked and dismissed them.

“They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president," he said.

Gibbs clarified that the "professional left" is not representative of the progressives "in America" and outside Washington, who organized and mobilized in favor of Obama.

The tone of Gibbs’ interview signals brewing frustration in the White House over parts of its base as midterm elections approach. It might hearken back to when White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel privately and pointedly described some liberals as "fucking retarded."

Get that part about mocking and dismissal? And do you think that Emanuel is the only member of the Obama administration to feel that way? You know, that you are “fucking retarded”? I’ll bet you five bucks that Obama feels that way as well and not without reason for he certainly snookered the left because Obama isn’t really just like Bush, Obama is worse than Bush. At least with Bush you knew what he was and what he would do, not so with The Obama for many.

Clearly the Democratic Party is worried about the upcoming election. As for myself, I’m not worried a bit. I’ll probably sleep through it anyway. Frankly I cannot see what Gibbs has to be “simmering with anger” over. He and his boss have gotten away with murder, literally. Oh, and you conservative Republicans out there have nothing to feel smug about because the people you support find you to be disgusting morons as well.


At August 10, 2010 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shorthand Gibbs:

Agree with me, Merit-Libs, and thereby agree that you are superior not only to Evil Rethuglicans, but also to those who disagree with Our Obamessiah!

At August 10, 2010 7:31 PM, Blogger AlanSmithee said...

Hey, don't leave out the 100,000 mercs we've got stationed in Iraq, too.

But, really, look at this way. Gibbs has given a great gift! The pwogs have been frothing at the keyboard all day. Visit any of the pwoggie blogs and you'll find vast comedic riches.

I should really write Mr. Gibbs a nice 'thank you' note.

At August 10, 2010 9:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said...


That’s about the size of it, that, and the fact that the Dems are panicking.


Geez, I can just imagine. Progressives are soooooo self important that any slight cannot be ignored. It really doesn’t take much to set them off. I found that out from personal experience.

At August 12, 2010 12:53 PM, Blogger micah holmquist said...

What context did Gibbs make the initial remark in? All I could find on the WH site was yesterday's press secretary transcript where he is asked about making the comment. It seems a bit odd to just say something like this out of nowhere. Then again, it could be Team Obama's way of solidifying net roots support by acknowledging their existence.

At August 12, 2010 1:30 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

I hate to say it, but the netroots will lap up vomit just so long as they're assured it's donkey vomit.

Micah, Glenn Greenwald has some more info about the Gibber.

At August 12, 2010 4:20 PM, Blogger Mimi said...

It just kills me to hear dems say how "disappointed" they are in O. They voted for him, of course, but then he "turned against them." They were blind-sided, you understand, they didn't realize... they thought he'd...well, he said...and so on. THE INSTANT HE PICKED BIDEN FOR HIS RUNNING MATE, THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. Hmm--Gibbs may be right about the crazy part.

At August 13, 2010 10:38 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

The link, which stopped working for me for a while, is working again so you can read the article yourself. It was in an interview with The Hill that Gibbs is quoted from in the Raw Story article.


Oh you just don’t understand, they forced Obama to be president at gunpoint, he didn’t want to be president but bad people and eve-eel forces made him be president against his will.


They may be disappointed but they’ll vote for him again.


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