Raw Story reports on a White House effort to motivate their base prior to the fall elections: “Those people” ought to be drug tested”. What have you been smoking Robert Gibbs? :
White House: Some ‘crazy’ liberal critics of Obama ‘need to be drug tested’
By Sahil Kapur
The White House is sparing no punches to some of its critics on the “professional left,” describing them as insatiable and unrealistic.
In an interview with Sam Youngman of The Hillpublished Tuesday morning, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs unleashed a series of forceful attacks on some unnamed progressive critics of President Barack Obama.
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
The paper described the president’s spokesman as “simmering with anger” and “visibly frustrated” with some of Obama’s liberal detractors, from whom he has faced regular criticism for not pushing a progressive agenda more authoritatively.
“They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon,” Gibbs retored. “That’s not reality.”
One topic of liberal dissent was the administration’s handling of health care reform, which the Democratic base was underwhelmed by. Gibbs mocked and dismissed them.
“They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president,” he said.
The tone of Gibbs’ interview brewing frustration in the White House over parts of its base. It might hearken back to when White House chief of staff privately and more pointedly described some liberals as “fucking retarded.”
Seems to me like a “f***ing retarded” way to win votes from people who are already unhappy with your lack of performance.
August 10th, 2010