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Sideshow Bob

What a witty guy:

The White House says former Vice President Dick Cheney is the second most popular member of the "Republican cabal," behind only talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Monday brushed off Cheney's criticism of President Barack Obama's new administration. Cheney said Sunday that Obama's decisions are threatening the nation's safety.
Obama reversed many of his predecessor's executive orders, including how the country treats suspected terrorists.

Gibbs says Obama is keeping the nation safe and dealing with problems George W. Bush's administration did not.

Gibbs says his sarcasm shouldn't mask serious policy differences between Obama and the Bush-Cheney team.

Robert Gibbs may be the worst Press Secretary ever to hold the position.

Does he realize just how petty he sounds when he lowers the Office of the Presidency down to bickering about a private citizen?

Instead of trying to explain the difference between Cheney's viewpoint on the matters invoked, he resorts to goofy comparisons between Cheney and Rush?

"Obama is keeping the nation safe"? Just how is he doing that? No more "War on Terror"? Closing Guantanamo? Affording terrorists constitutional rights? Wanting to talk with "moderate" Taliban members? Not responding to sabre rattling of Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, and Iran? And just what do we call "enemy combatants" now that you've eliminated that phrase from your lexicon?

These people must not be too confident in their message if they need to constantly attack the most successful talk radio personality in the history of the medium.

This boob is most unprofessional, and he doesn't deserve the position he has been afforded.


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We elected a boob who could... (Below threshold)
Old Coot:

We elected a boob who could fit his resume on a postage stamp; seems fitting that he has another boob as a press secretary.

Cripes, you guys are tightl... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Cripes, you guys are tightly wound. Go watch an average session of the British House of Commons jeering at their Prime Minister and get back to me.

Parth, I wish we actually h... (Below threshold)

Parth, I wish we actually had that British tradition where the XO has to show up before the lower house and take questions. I think we're the poorer for it.

How is Ospama keepin the co... (Below threshold)
914:

How is Ospama keepin the country safe You might wonder?

By freeing terror suspects, defunding our military while simutaneously funding Hamas..

Thats how.

Robert Gibbs may b... (Below threshold)
Robert Gibbs may be the worst Press Secretary ever to hold the position.

Heh. You may not remember when George Stephanopoulos was Clinton's press guy at the beginning of his administration. Whew! He totally sucked, and Clinton wisely moved him elsewhere after a couple of months.

And to show you what a bi-partisan guy I am, I'll admit that Scott McClellan was pretty sucky, too.

Robert Gibbs may be the ... (Below threshold)
RFA:

Robert Gibbs may be the worst Press Secretary ever to hold the position

Bamma's answer to Scott McClellen.

OneBigAwful<b... (Below threshold)
Kat:

One
Big
Awful
Mistake
America

Cheney is the Rush of Vice ... (Below threshold)
joh:

Cheney is the Rush of Vice Presidents. Biden's more like the Bob Gibbs of Vice Presidents, or is it Gibbs who's the Joe Biden of Press Secretaries?

Cheneys calm cool and colle... (Below threshold)
914:

Cheneys calm cool and collected. Bidens the pig who pinches the waitress butt and gets slapped silly.

Billions for more bailouts!... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:

Billions for more bailouts!
Cut the military
Expand SHIPS for children (child being up to 25 years)
Free Health Care for illegal Aliens. (AKA Undocumented Americans)
Tell the military they need to pay for their own care.
Create the New Civilian Military.
Then no one can question the Obama because his brown shirts will come for you.
That is how he is protecting America, by protecting himself, because the Obama is America!
Raise your hands and Roman Salute
Hail Victory!,
Hail Victory!
Sieg Hiel!

All the left has is the tac... (Below threshold)
LenS:

All the left has is the tactics of Saul Alinsky -- they can be useful in winning an election, but they are horrible in the long run if you actually want to get anything done.

Anyone compared Gibbs to Ba... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Anyone compared Gibbs to Baghdad Bob yet? The comedy is priceless.

Go watch an averag... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:
Go watch an average session of the British House of Commons jeering at their Prime Minister and get back to me.

I know this is a too subtle distinction for a liberal to make, but everyone in the House of Commons is an elected official, and they're criticizing each other's policies and positions. They don't stoop to vituperating private citizens. (Obama please note.)

Obama wouldn't last five minutes as PM in Question Time in the House of Commons before he burst into tears and ran from the room. No media to run interference, no handlers, no afore knowledge of the question, no nothing, just Obama and his interlocutor, mano a mano. Obama couldn't vote "present," couldn't invoke the race card, wouldn't have time to mobilize his Communist puppetmasters to smear his questioner, couldn't cheapshot the guy by releasing his divorce records, and saying "uh uh uh" wouldn't make it. He'd have to speak extemporaneously to defend his policies and positions.

"Will the Honourable Gentleman kindly explain to this House ..." and it would be all downhill from there.

I'd buy a ticket to that...

For all his faults, GWB kep... (Below threshold)

For all his faults, GWB kept us safe from these goons after 9/11. Obama just invited them to try again and Cheney is pointing it out.

When the High Anointed One has to come before the country and take responsibility for an act of war against us, there won't be much forgiveness. Obama will probably blame Gibbs since he won't be able to blame Bush.

Cripes, you guys are tig... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

Cripes, you guys are tightly wound. Go watch an average session of the British House of Commons jeering at their Prime Minister and get back to me.

Maybe you didn't notice, Parth, but we don't have a sodding parliamentary system!Furthermore, the President is not the equivalent to the majority party Prime Minister, whose leadership is determined by the MPs, and not by public by-elections.

The President (and his staff) are supposed to represent US, the citizen though his (and his staff's) actions, and such pettiness from his Press Sec (his mouthpiece to the public) is rather an astounding cock-up as to not be believe.

However, it probably won't be long before he joins the ever-increasing mass of bodies under the HopeAndChange express bus.

I know this is a too sub... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I know this is a too subtle distinction for a liberal to make, but everyone in the House of Commons is an elected official, and they're criticizing each other's policies and positions. They don't stoop to vituperating private citizens. (Obama please note.)

Moreover, there would be no "I won" attitude...the PM is simply the majority leader of the currently formed government (which, in a trice either by HRH--it is HER government--or by a vote of no-confidence) be dissolved and EVERYONE sent back to stand for office again.

That's one part that should have been included in our Representative system (the no-confidence vote and dissolving, not the dissolution by the Soverign)

Cheney is 3x the man the cu... (Below threshold)
Trump:

Cheney is 3x the man the current Punk in Chief is, but he should pipe down. The previous admin. is unpopular enough, they do more harm than good when it comes to making these types of points

I wish we actually had t... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I wish we actually had that British tradition where the XO has to show up before the lower house and take questions. I think we're the poorer for it.

Can you imagine how long QT would take with all the "uh...uhs" and no Magick TelePrompter?

Cheney is 3x the m... (Below threshold)
jp2:
Cheney is 3x the man the current Punk in Chief is, but he should pipe down

I know. Until Gibbs shoots someone in the face, I'm not listening to a word.

Until Gibbs shoots someo... (Below threshold)
John Irving:

Until Gibbs shoots someone in the face, I'm not listening to a word.

He's too busy shooting Obama in the foot. This adminstration suffers from nothing more than self-inflicted wounds.

The libs have run out of ar... (Below threshold)

The libs have run out of arguments. Now they are acting like school children.
http://www.rightklik.net/

These are all exam... (Below threshold)
gracecurl Author Profile Page:

These are all examples of what is so fascinating about "conservatives" or republicans or what ever it is you people imagine yourselves to be.

The inane ability to absolutely ignore facts in submission to Bush/Cheney and the masterful art of imitating whining, crying, blubbering four year old girls while doing it.

What incisive wit. Absent y... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

What incisive wit. Absent your dripping sarcasm, your message is what? You disagree or something?

What Mr Mallow and the cons... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

What Mr Mallow and the conservative commenters here fail to realize is that this schtick is WORKING for Obama and the Democrats.

When new 18 year old voters go to register, and are asked which party they want to identify with, do you think they'll go GOP?

"Republican? Isn't that the guys who are led by that fat gasbag my Dad listens to on AM radio? No way, dude!"

Ours for a generation.

Brucy, as lesser and lesser... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Brucy, as lesser and lesser children become eligible to vote, the older democrats that are starting to make serious money will start voting republican. That is the way it works. GOP reaches out to youth, but it has always been a democratic vote, like blacks.

I agree with the Post (which the lefties ignore). Obama's staff is cheapening the presidency. They are taking very valuble face time to squabble with private citizens. It's as if they do not recognize we are in an economic crisis. ww

Cousin Brucey:That... (Below threshold)
epador:

Cousin Brucey:

That fat gasbag was part of the conservative movement that attracted young college types that helped create the Reagan Administration. IT could happen again, but likely with new blood sorely needed.

Moreover, there would be... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Moreover, there would be no "I won" attitude...the PM is simply the majority leader of the currently formed government (which, in a trice either by HRH--it is HER government--or by a vote of no-confidence) be dissolved and EVERYONE sent back to stand for office again.

You don't have a very good grasp of parliamentary democracy, James. Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, has only ever had a minority government and yet has ruled like his 35% electoral support is equivalent to a majority mandate. He dares the other parties to hold a vote of confidence, and the public's general dislike of frequent election campaigns (such as your perpetual campaign in America, which people are pretty sour on by the time they have to actually cast a vote) means that opposition parties usually shy away from challenging even the more vulnerable Prime Ministers--like Harper, or Netanyahu. Leaders who are totally without charisma are highly vulnerable, like Joe Clark who failed to pass a budget and limped off while Trudeau reclaimed his throne.

The personality of the leader of the dominant party--whether it be minority or majority--dictates the tone of debate in the House of Commons. This is true in Canada, Britain, and Israel. I'm not too familiar with other parliamentary democracies but don't think they would be too different.

epador:The Reagan ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

epador:

The Reagan Revolution was 28 years ago. Those 18 year olds who voted for Reagan (mainly because Carter was such a pussy, or seemed to be) are 46 now. They're almost all white, a shrinking demographic. And they are what my generation would call "square." I'm not sure what the hip-hop generation would call them, but "cool" isn't it.

Look, Ronald Reagan was what this country needed AT THE TIME. But policies designed to address the problems of the 1970s won't work in the 21st Century.

Willie:"Brucy, as ... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Willie:

"Brucy, as lesser and lesser children become eligible to vote....."

WTF does that even mean?

Bruce i really don't apprec... (Below threshold)
Trent:

Bruce i really don't appreciate your irrational hatred of fat people so please take your irrational hatred into the nearest ocean




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