Baghdad Bob 1 – White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs 0
Being a press secretary for a one-term President must be a hard and stressful job. In a recent interview with The Hill, White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, left his true feelings about those who disagree with the Administration’s policies. Gibbs was referring to those on the left, who have disagreed with the President’s dealings on Iraq, working towards the middle by bargaining on ObamaCare, and the stimulus plan, which some on the left feel should have been larger (any more and we would be clinging to the government’s hip).
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
Wow…did he just say that those on the left who have been critical should be drug tested for having an opinion on the President’s dismal service? Whatever happened to the freedom of speech and having your own thoughts?
Is it me or has Robert Gibbs become kinda blah recently? Maybe, he “invented” new media. I think Obama would have been wise to utilize the services of one “Baghdad Bob.” At least, Baghdad Bob actually did a better job in his capacity as Press Secretary.
The White House must be feeling like they have a lot to fear, if they want people to turn in those who happen to disagree with the health care proposal. It’s a shame that our President would rather keep track of the truth behind his proposals by monitoring free speech than handling the real issues that affect each and every American in a way that embraces common sense.
There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
Is President Obama being paranoid? If so, what does he have to fear? Perhaps, it is the millions of Americans who want the freedom to choose their own health care coverage to meet their needs, not the government’s.
This has been a question on the minds of some, as President Obama chose to have a beer summit yesterday with Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley. The Associated Press reports that the meeting was productive, as President Obama with his watered down Bud Light, Vice President Joe Biden sipping on his non-alcoholic brew, Gates with his Sam Adams Light, and Crowley with a Blue Moon (wise choice IMHO) sat down to place aside the arrest issue and discuss how to move forward.
The problem with the beer summit (*kegger*) is that this is not the wise choice to solve the problems or conflicts that face us. Rather, this is an issue that President Obama should have stayed out of. It is not in the President’s job description to interfere in these types of issues. He has much larger and complex issues facing him, like health care reform, improving the economy, etc. Right now, Obama has made our country look like a joke with this beer summit.