Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Robert Gibbs is our Douchebag of the Month!
Bipartisanship at its best, once again. The Obama White House has taken time out of it's day to bash former Vice-President Dick Cheney for giving America economic advise. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, playing the part of President Obama's attack dog went after Cheney, referred to him as part of a "Republican Cabal". Why does Gibbs feel the need to bash anyone who takes a stance contrary to the current administration (see previous post on Gibbs' Robert Santelli bashing)? Well, there are a few reasons, in my humble opinion.
First, the guy is a tool. That is why he was chosen for this job.
Second, he works in an environment where arrogance, childishness, pettiness and rudeness are encouraged (i.e. The White House).
Third, since there is no way to truly defend the amoral, reckless and illegal policies that this administration has enacted, and will enact, the only way to deal with criticisms is with anger and accusations.
Just like the Wizard of Oz, we are pressured not to look behind the curtain. Why? Because the person behind it is juvenile, ineffective and totally out of his depth in his current job.
From Fox News- WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration issued a scathing response on Monday to criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney, calling him part of a "Republican cabal" and saying his economic advice should be ignored.
The White House has already pegged Rush Limbaugh as the leader of the Republican Party, so who does that make No. 2 in the GOP? Why, Dick Cheney, of course.
That was the essence of the sarcastic remark President Obama's press secretary offered Monday when he was asked to respond to criticism from the former vice president.
Cheney, interviewed Sunday on CNN, said Obama was making the U.S. less safe by reversing Bush administration policies toward terror suspects.
"He is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack," Cheney, in Sunday's interview, said of Obama.
Gibbs defended Obama, saying he is keeping the nation safe while dealing with problems George W. Bush's administration did not.
"Well, I guess Rush Limbaugh was busy," Gibbs said to laughter during his daily briefing with reporters. "So they trotted out the next most popular member of the Republican cabal."
In response to Cheney's suggestion that the White House is trying to take advantage of the economic crisis to expand government, Gibbs said, "I think not taking economic advice from Dick Cheney would be maybe the best possible outcome of yesterday's interview."
Since becoming president, Obama has ordered the closing of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and banned certain methods of interrogation for suspected terrorists.
"The president has made quite clear that keeping the American people safe and secure is the most serious job that he has each and every day," Gibbs said in defending Obama's decisions.
The press secretary said his sarcasm shouldn't mask the serious policy differences between Obama and the Bush-Cheney team.