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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. Read more

It’s Bush’s Fault … again and again and again

But of course it is. One sure way to determine the state of the Obama Aministration’s policies is by the thickness of it’s political skin. Fun to watch because Gibbs gets sooooooo irritated. Read more

Gibbs and Obama now speaking for Sotomayor

When you see the Drudge headline, you’ll probably assume that Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court to replace Justice David Souter, was interviewed and said that she chose her words poorly. The current Drudge headline, which includes a prominant picture of Sotomayor reads CHOSE WORDS POORLY.

Follow to the Associated Press story and you quickly find out that Sotomayor has been quiet since the nomination announcement, and Obama and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs are now officially speaking for her. My emphasis added.

… “I’m sure she would have restated it,” [President] Obama flatly told NBC News, without indicating how he knew that. …

“I think that when she’s appearing before the Senate committee, in her confirmation process, I think all this nonsense that is being spewed out will be revealed for what it is,” Obama said in the broadcast interview, clearly aware of how ethnicity and gender issues are taking hold in the debate.

The president’s damage control underscored how the White House is eager to stay on message as the battle to publicly define Sotomayor picks up.

Obama’s top spokesman, Robert Gibbs, told reporters about Sotomayor: “I think she’d say that her word choice in 2001 was poor.”

Gibbs, however, said he did not hear that from Sotomayor directly. He said he learned it from people who had talked to her, and he did not identify who those people were. Sotomayor herself has made no public statements since her nomination became official Tuesday and was not reachable for comment.

Look, she’s going to get in unless some early summer surprise comes around, but that does not mean conservatives should shut up about her judicial record and her feelings about the Constitution.

For those of you who state we need to shut up or the Republican Party is going to loose Hispanic votes, what did Bush’s outreach to Hispanics during his administration “buy” the GOP? It’s not about race at all, it’s about political (socialist/liberal/conservative/libertarian) principles.

The Most Torturous Answer Ever About Torture

So painful is this segment from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs regarding the White House sudden reversal about the release of detainee photos that I figured if I had to watch it … so do you. Read more

Fast Times At White House High

Remember when the teacher just lost control of class one day … today was that day for Professor Gibbs. Read more

Did he bow? Powerline has final word

OK, uncle. I will address the bow. Sort of. But why reinvent the wheel when John at Powerline says it all.
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The Caterpillar Flap Continues

It began with a statement by Obama yesterday, when he told reporters that the CEO of Caterpillar would hire back laid off workers as soon as the stimulus passed … and followed with a statement by the CEO of Caterpillar that … well no … he still would likely have to layoff more people. It’s a beautiful thing, from Hannity’s America.

Today ABC’s Jake Tapper followed up on that exchange with Robert Gibbs. Gibbs tries to spin around it. But the Best part comes at the end of this 5 minute exchange when Tapper. Hot Air picks it up so much better than I could.

Yes, it’s Tapper again, mining more comedy gold from that clusterfark of a stimulus “rally” Obama held yesterday at Caterpillar’s plant in Illinois. Sensing his chance to squeeze one measly vote out of the House GOP caucus and thereby sanctify the bill as “bipartisan,” The One tried leaning on new Republican congressman Aaron Schock by putting him on the spot in front of the plant’s employees. Big mistake.

Here’s the Tapper presser:

Waiting For Bad News

I found the White House Press briefing just a little disturbing today. Reporters continued to note throughout the presser that public opinion is turning against the Porkapalooza … as we have noted here. But when it came to the question of changing the bill substantially (perhaps cutting tax rates for people and business or at the very least cutting the size of the stimulus package) Gibbs sounded like a man holding his ground on the Porkapalooza. Why? I think the following bite may explain it all. More than once he told reporters … just wait. The American people will be whistling a different tune on Friday. The key phrase is toward the end.

Here’s what I think they are betting on, a worsening of the economy, which seems to be a pretty safe bet. Congress in the meantime will make token attempts to pare down the bill and some kind of Porkapalooza will pass.

And on a different note. In order to get their policies passed, whether it be the war or the economy, why do Democrats always root for failure?