With A Spokesperson Like This…

Robert Gibbs is the mouthpiece of the Obama regime. He is supposed to be savvy when it comes to talking with the media and is supposed to be able to spin the information to benefit the regime and garner support from the base. Gibbs is supposed to do these things but he continually steps in the bad stuff and is not particularly good at getting the message out.

Not long ago he said that the Democrats would probably lose the House. This is common thought among the pundits but the WH Spokesperson is not supposed to say that. He is supposed to tell America that with continued support from Democrats, Independents, and supporters the regime should hold onto control of the House though the fight will be tough and they will lose some seats.

Of course it is hard to say things like that when one is busy ticking off the base. Robert Gibbs said that those on the left who say Obama is continuing the policies of Bush need to be drug tested. Set aside that that group is most likely to come back positive and think about what Gibbs did. He insulted the hard core supporters of the regime and of Democrats in general. He basically called them crazy and accused them of being under the influence of mind altering substances (which anyone who voted for Obama had to be anyway). Gibbs was not gentle with his remarks and in my opinion lacked the finesse one would expect from a spokesperson. Hell, Baghdad Bob did a better job than Gibbs. We knew he was lying but he made sure he toed the party line.

The problem with Gibbs is the same that we see with many in the regime, he is thin skinned. The people in this regime have their feelings hurt each time someone breaks wind, they hold grudges (Rangel and Waters supported Hillary…) and they whine and attack over the smallest things. George Bush was a hell of a lot more man than any of this bunch.

Gibbs allowed his thin skin to crawl with what has been said by the regime’s faithful and he insulted them. If you are losing your base or they are upset and telling you so then it is probably best to listen to them.

Gibbs did not do the regime any favors. While Democrats, under instructions from the White House, are ducking the health care takeover law, the financial reform law and other things people are not happy about and instead talking about the economy (which they have destroyed) just to try and get elected Gibbs is out there hurting their chances.

It is unlikely that he party faithful will change parties or vote Republican (some people cannot be saved) but they could very well stay home on election day. The Democrats have lost Independents and swing voters so they can ill afford to lose their base.

If the base stays home on election day, particularly in red areas, the result is the same as if they voted for the other side.

With a spokesperson like Gibbs, does Obama need any enemies?

Source:
Guardian UK

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4 Responses to “With A Spokesperson Like This…”

  1. Adam says:

    “Gibbs was not gentle with his remarks and in my opinion lacked the finesse one would expect from a spokesperson.”

    I tend to agree with the sentiments from FiveThirtyEight:

    I don’t know whether Gibbs was going “off-message” out of frustration, or whether the White House has become so jaded that they actually think this was a good strategy. Either way, it speaks to the need for some fresh blood and some fresh ideas in the White House.

    As somebody who followed the campaign fairly close I was confused as to how Gibbs was given his position. I wouldn’t say I hate what the guy has done but at the time I thought there were much better spokespeople in Obama’s election campaign. If the White House wants to take their spin in a new direction they very well could replace him. It just depends on if Gibbs wants to write a tell-all book or not because that seems to be the pattern with this position.

    “It is unlikely that he party faithful will change parties or vote Republican (some people cannot be saved) but they could very well stay home on election day.”

    I saw an interesting article on FiveThirtyEight as well recently that backs up what you are saying. It was about the difference in 2006 and 2010. In 2006 there was a flood of Republicans voting Democratic to realign Congress. In 2010 there seems to be an enthusiasm gap much more than a party switch.

    • Big Dog says:

      And I think this has to do with the major portion of voters not liking one party rule when those parties (either one) rams things through that are unpopular or when they rubber stamp everything. When they have some checks and balances then things move slowly but there is a lot more restraint.

      As for a tell all book, Gibbs would be called a liar and people whould dismiss it as sour grapes. They hailed Scott McClellan because he bashed Bush so they considered what he said true. The media would never give Gibbs that benefit.

      The other reality is that with the instant access Internet people are more aware and know when the Spokesperson is spinning. People want honesty so they tend not o believe these people.

    • Blake says:

      Considering that the average tenure on the WH staff is about 18 months, I feel Gibbs will go soon.

  2. Blake says:

    Robert Gibbs spins so much, that his middle name should be draedel-
    How can you tell when Robert Gibbs is lying? When his lips move-
    I just love when he is conveniently “out of the loop” on certain subjects- it is the Press Secretaty’s JOB to be in the loop- if he doesn’t want to answer, just say “no comment”- anything else, especially the “I haven’t heard” excuse about the stupidity du jour, just makes him look criminally negligent in his job- just call him “Coverup” Gibbs.