Gibbs: On second thought, yeah, we could lose the House

Sometimes reality comes along and smacks you right in the old keester. In this case the Real Clear Polls, Charlie Cook and others have been warning about this for months. When you triple the deficit in a year and a half, spend almost a trillion dollars on “stimulus” and you are still bleeding jobs and unemployment stands at 9.5% … you’ve got a problem.

And even the White House is beginning to recognize the implications of failed economic policy.


But make no mistake, it’s not just failed economic policy. It’s a tin ear when it comes to the American people on health care and immigration, and cap and trade. Surprised?

14 replies
  1. chris-os
    chris-os says:

    Gibbs also said that it will not happen if the Dems make their case to the public.

    Quote Gibbs:

    "I think we've got to take the issues to them. Do you want to put into the speakership of the House a guy who thinks that the financial calamity is tantamount to an ant? The guy who is the ranking member of the energy and commerce committee, Joe Barton started his congressional testimony of the CEO of BP by apologizing not to the people in the Gulf but to the CEO. I think that is a perfect window not into what people are thinking but the way they will govern. Joe Barton, John Boehner those are the types of things you will hear a lot both from the president and from local candidates."

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      And the "perfect window" looking into what Democrats are thinking is far from transparent.  Put the "ant" comment in context and try again.  Barton was apologizing for the effectively illegal way the Øbama administration was dealing with BP (illegal as in, no jury has seen the evidence, no court has made any verdict, etc.), effectively making their own slush fund, a la the "stimulus" plan.


      And "make their case to the public"?  Isn't that supposed to happen before they pass legislation?  And what has the complicit media been doing?


      The last thing the Democrats want is transparency and the public knowing what they are really doing.

    • Anne-EH
      Anne-EH says:

      Well the truth is that with having taken well over three months to work to resolve this oil spill mess, this will prove how incompetent the Obama White House has been as well as having been in bed with BP. Gibbs KNOWS the House will go GOP. All I hope is that those that are elected by those with true American principles.

  2. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Well Robert Gibbs speaks outloud what many, many Dems could ONLY say in secret to other Dems this past weekend, that there is a new conservative movement emerging and that there WILL BE a political bloodbath come November 2, 2010 which will mean the WHOLE US House goes into the hands of GOPers who are both conservatives and have American principles. Even this past weekend, Free Republic did a thread on what Robert Gibbs said:
    Thank-you Jim for taking my call today on this artcle. :)=^..^=

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Rush made a superb case for hypothesis that the Dems know they are going to lose, will pass oodles of lame duck crap, and leave the Republicans holding the bag.

    • djt
      djt says:

      dims, this sounds like some kind of rush-baked conspiracy theory, please tell me you're above that stuff. That theory makes so little sense on so many levels. It is ridiculous to think that dems, while they have power for maybe another 5 months, will fritter it away with a defeatist strategy such as the "lame duck" one you repeat. Is it impossible? no, but only because both parties have lowered the bar so far we would be surprised at nothing, but to predict that at this point? it seems foolhardy.

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        From the point of view that they see the handwriting on the wall, and my extensive experience with them (from the belly of the beast (MA), you might say), I can see this as a possibility.  Sure, it sounds crazy, but politicians are capable of anything, particularly when their cushy jobs are on the line.


        The defeatist strategy would not occur now, when they can just ram through things like health care "reform", but after the November elections, presuming (hoping) that they are defeated.  It is not beyond them to act like petulant children, and it is true that while the Democrat controlled Congress is not held responsible for any of its actions, a Republican controlled Congress will.  Particularly with treaties and other irrevocable issues.


        Bottom line: after the things I have seen, I would not put it past them.

  4. chris-os
    chris-os says:

    Seriously, in 2006 the dems took back the house by winning 30 seats. that was at the height of the disaproval of the Iraq war and after Katrina.

    The pubs need 10 more than that. hardly doable as many of the new candidates are a little …ummm..out there (Angle-she's fun).

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Yeah, that's true.  The Democrats are so down to Earth and sensible.  I think dissatisfaction runs a bit deeper than in 2006.  I will settle for a severely weakened Pelosi.

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