Monday, February 02, 2009

What, a Democrat goes after the press? Am I dreaming?

I'm pretty sure I'm hallucinating or something. Because in my vision I see this article by Sam Stein, Obama White House Losing Patience On Stimulus Huffington Post 02/02/09. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, he says, was backing off the "bipartisan" talk and saying we need to hurry up and get the recovery bill passed. And he even challenged the press for being so airhead gullibe!

Gibbs stressed on several occasion that the areas of difference between the president and Republicans in Congress were minor, noting that if one accumulated the spending provisions that the GOP objected to you would get $669 million, or "7/100ths of 1 percent of a piece of legislation."

But when pressed later why the debate seemed to be revolving around that 7/100ths of one percent, he said to the inquiring reporter: "They clearly have gotten you to do that."

At another point, when asked whether he thought the Obama White House was losing the debate on the legislation, he called the question/critique "gratuitous."
I like it, I like it. Plus, it sounds like Obama may be ready to make the Grand Old Party pay a price for negotiating in bad faith on the recovery bill. I like that even more.

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