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Robert Gibbs

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Robert Gibbs, former Obama White House press secretary and commentator for MSNBC, talks about what happens behind-the-scenes in the press briefing room and news of the day, from the Obamacare rollout to the next budget battle.

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Comments [15]

Mr. Gibbs is a poor spokesman for a poor position - the Clinton/Corporatecrats & their false "centrism." His poor advice& that of other DC "experts" helped the Dems lose the House in 2010

Oct. 23 2013 11:23 AM
ivan obregon from nyc

Gibbs proves how and why neoliberalism has lost the trust and confidence of the democratic socialist/"progressive" democratic left even if necessary allies.

For Obama, a contradiction too many | David Rohde - Reuters
blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/.../for-obama-a-contradiction-too-many/‎
Sep 6, 2013 -

Oct. 23 2013 10:47 AM
sophia

Run along back to MSNBC Gibbs. This isn't the Obot channel.

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Oct. 23 2013 10:45 AM
fuva from harlemworld

Please. It's telling that he stumbled all over his answer to the racism question...There needs to be a dedicated examination of the race effect on O's presidency. He'll probably have to leave office first.

Oct. 23 2013 10:45 AM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Somebody please fetch Mr. Gibbs some smelling salts! I mean to suggest that after blah blah blah it was just a big handout to the insurance companies!

And WELL, I NEVER! It's just.... I mean the thought, the very idea that it was some sort of gutless political ploy? Is that what you mean, errr uhmm errr uhmmm ....

Oct. 23 2013 10:44 AM
jf from REALITY

NOT AFFORDABLE. HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A MOTH EXTORTION. RANSOM FOR OUR LIVES. WE DIDN'T CHOOSE TO BE BORN. FORCING PEOPLE TO PAY PRICE GOUGING IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. OUR DUTY WAS TO NEVER PAY HOSPITALS IF THEY WOULD CHARGE SO MUCH. IF THEY CHARGED REASONABLE PRICES THIS WHOLE EXTORTION RACKET WAS NEVER NECESSARY.
I WILL NEVER EVER PAY. IT IS AGAINST MY RELIGION TO PAY. MY RELIGION IS UTOPIAN!

Oct. 23 2013 10:43 AM
Carla Nordstrom from Franklin NY

Can Mr. Gibbs explain the comment that he made about Anwar al-Awlaki's Son who was killed By a US drone strike? He said that he needed a far more responsible father.

Oct. 23 2013 10:43 AM

Ugh

Oct. 23 2013 10:40 AM

we didn't have a mandate we had a system where people just go along

Oct. 23 2013 10:40 AM
Robert from NYC

Oh here comes the baloney. You got caught Bobby, huh? Well I certainly didn't support term 2, didn't even vote. And what you're a "progressive" a watered down liberal? Almost as bad as the wishy-washy center, the mediocre.

Oct. 23 2013 10:38 AM

Why did President Clinton cancel all research in new nuclear power plants - and would President Obama consider reinstating this research?

Oct. 23 2013 10:31 AM

Mr. Gibbs -

Clearly the President tailored the plan to attract GOP votes for ACA...None came. Should he have gone back to the drawing board and made a plan more to his liking at that time or was the train to big to stop at that point? What has Mr. Obama demonstrated to have learned about brinksmanship with the GOP that he did not know in 2001.

Oct. 23 2013 10:25 AM
John A

What tricks do Robert and you, Brian, what tricks do you use to prevent embarrassing reactions under pressure? Have you eliminated all profanity from your life for this purpose, to name one?

Oct. 23 2013 10:22 AM
jen lynch from manhattan

I would like to know: What does Valerie Jarrett actually do and how come the press never writes about her?

Oct. 23 2013 10:19 AM
antonio from baySide

When President Obama was advocating for the ACA, he mentioned in the 2010 SOTU address, if he was starting from scratch he would like a single payer system. Why didn't he ever advocate for a 'public option?'

I mean after the 2012 election he came out like a Jedi advocating for a tax on the wealthy, over and over. Just wondered why not the same kind of fire with the ACA? Can Mr. Gibbs give us the inside dope?

Oct. 23 2013 10:07 AM

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