Kimberly Schwandt | August 10, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs found himself again having to clarify and backtrack comments he made about his own party after bashing the left in an interview.
This is the second time this summer he’s had to explain statements he made and avoid furthering alienating his political base after first predicting last month that Democrats could lose the House in the mid-term elections.
In an interview published in “The Hill” newspaper Tuesday, he unleashed on the left, saying they would never be happy with what the president has done.
He called them the “professional left” saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.”
Gibbs has now called the statements “inartful” and called for greater unity within the party.
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Damn it, I knew I should have saved that Taiwanese animation for a separate post.
Laugh if you want, but even after the queen’s royal excursion to Spain, it’s still a no-brainer to have her out on the trail in October. Who else are they going to send out there? Captain Wonderful’s approval rating is halfway down the toilet and Bill Clinton’s more likely to turn out Clinton-haters than Obama fans. You’ve got basically two options for big name, widely popular Democrats: Hillary, who almost certainly won’t campaign, and FLOTUS, who was pulling a 66 percent favorable rating as recently as last month. Even assuming that she’s taken a hit from her recession-defying luxury vacation, she’s still the only game in town.
In fact, her plans to campaign for Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections are still on schedule, White House aides say. Obama would be making appearances on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates, they acknowledge, stopping shy of announcing exactly where and when the first lady would hit the trail…
“In my opinion, I don’t see any reason why the first lady would pull back,” McBride said. “As far as the political effort goes, she is the first lady of the United States and she is going to be very popular particularly with the party faithful. Her presence at any of these events guarantees a good turnout.”
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