I think Gibbs should tread a much safer route…

clipped from minnesotaindependent.com
Rep. Keith Ellison called for the resignation of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs after he said the “professional left” would only be satisfied with the Obama administration after “we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon.”

In an interview with The Hill, Gibbs vented further: “I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested.” On people who said that President Obama was too centrist, he said, “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
Rep. Ellison told The Huffington Post, “This is not the first time that Mr. Gibbs has made untoward and inflammatory comments and I certainly hope that people in the White House don’t share his view that the left is unimportant to the presiden. I understand him having some loyalty to the president who employs him, but I think he’s walking over the line.”
Ellison said that Gibbs’ resignation was warranted. “That’d be fair, because this isn’t the first time.
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I must be a member of the “professional left”… and, as such, it looks like the Obama Administration is moving to ward the Republicans on the right… and not the folks that elected him.
I have to admit, though… it WOULD be nice to have Canadian Healthcare and the Pentagon sure spends money on wars we don’t need.

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on August 11, 2010, in Congress, Economics, editorial, Health Care, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Television and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Color me a proffessional lefty! Damn right we want universal health care and no outragious pentagon spending!!!

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