Disgrace: Gibbs says Ahmadinejad is the elected leader of Iran

posted at 3:50 pm on August 4, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Breitbart. He could have dodged this question a dozen ways. He could have said the election’s irrelevant from our standpoint since we have to play the cards we’re dealt; he could have noted, as Obama’s often done in the past, that true power resides in the supreme leader so it’s only his legitimacy that’s at issue; or he could have told the truth and said that all Iranian elections are shams since true reformers aren’t allowed on the ballot. Instead, so desperate are these tools to get Iran to the bargaining table and show Americans some sort of dividend from Hopenchange diplomacy that Gibbs actually acknowledges Ahmadinejad as the “elected leader” — the same lie the regime’s been telling the world and the same lie Iranians have been dying in the streets to challenge. As a de facto — and entirely gratuitous — endorsement of their corruption, it’s the lowest moment of The One’s presidency so far. And the only thing that’ll take the sting out of it is watching all the dumb liberals who painted their Twitter avatars green two months ago in solidarity with Mousavi’s supporters hemming and hawing now over how our lord and savior really had no choice but to kiss ass here.

Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten, Obama himself has already set a September deadline for negotiations to happen before he starts pushing for a new round of sanctions against Iran. Which means Gibbs endorsed the election result to preserve the possibility of talks for another eight whole weeks. Eight weeks.

Update: Iranian dissident Raymond Jahan has a question: “How can Obama recognize Ahmadinejad as the ‘chosen’ leader? Chosen by the minority & by cheating, yes.”

Update: More Jahan: “It wasn’t an election. It was a one-way road to continous dictatorship. American ppl should question their president.”


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stooge.

wildweasel on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

I think it’s Gibbs Haiku time.

I’m pink and too fat
I talk like my nose is stuffed
I’m Baghdad Bob Gibbs

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

What, that Neda’s dead and was a Muslim? Wouldn’t put it past Ahmadinejad to have a cold one, though not publicly.

Esthier on August 4, 2009 at 4:20 PM

I see you did.

Count to 10 on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Why is everyone surprised, doesn’t this fit his MO, acknowledging illegitimate dictators?

right2bright on August 4, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Disgrace: Gibbs says Ahmadinejad is the elected leader of Iran

Of course Obama will take the side of the mullah’s and terrorist.

This is not a problem for an administration whose only admitted enemy is Bush and Republicans in general.

Ahmadeinejad,Hugo,Castro,and Putin all get the white glove treatment.

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 4:28 PM

I see you did.

Count to 10 on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

It took me a second.

Esthier on August 4, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Someone should ask Mr. Gibbs when he plans to start keeping up on current events.

Blaise on August 4, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Obama has quite a talent for legitimizing dictators.

spmat on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

“American ppl should question their president.”

Oh we do, we really do.

BTW, how do we know today is his birthday without an original birth certificate?

I’m just saying…

therightscoop on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Are you under the impression that those have any hope of succeeding anyway?

Not really. Particularly not with the current Iranian government.

I was reading a really good article about how the Phillipines started off with just this type of protest, over legit voting, and evolved.

So I guess I’m hopeful that this really will evolve into change.

Until then.

Honestly, I don’t have any real sense of what would work or not work in the Middle East.

Probably it doesn’t matter.

AnninCA on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

I’m sure our Iranian-American friends are livid about this statement. They should voice their disgust.

shick on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

progressoverpeace on August 4, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Go back and read amendment 22 again. It does discuss serving as President.

ladyingray on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

shick on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Check the updates.

AUINSC on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Don’t know if you all heard this or not, but I’m listening to Hannity and he said a story just broke that The Annointed One has REMOVED Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald… If you’ll remember, he was the Prosecutor investigating that CREEP Tony Rezko!!!

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Someone get this guy a doctor!

He’s crazy!

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 3:53 PM

Is Dr. Kavorkian available?

farright on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

I think it’s Gibbs Haiku time.

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Was that a question?
You know I don’t answer them.
Be quiet. We won.

Ferris on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Just when I think I’ve been conditioned to the point I can no longer be surprised, then this happens.

Clownballoon on August 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Shameful.

gridlock2 on August 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

You’re so bleak, Madison.

Sugar, you don’t know the half of it.

I’m dreaming lustfully of the 2012 Armageddon.

Esthier on August 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Mayan calendar, is it?

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Darn, it’s too bad the Shrub is still not president, we could invade Iran and overthrow this unelected pig.

Monkei on August 4, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Yeah, and the tea parties and outrage over commie-care are fake too.

Gibbsey is really starting to remind me of a song called the Clown by Jean Shepherd (of Christmas Story fame) and Charles Mingus.

Man, there was this clown, he was a real happy guy, and all he wanted to do was make people laugh. That’s all he wanted out of this world, was to make people laugh…

You know, it’s a funny thing. _____ something began to trouble this clown, you know little things, little things once in a while would happen, that would make that crowed begin to howl, but they were never the right things…

And then something began to grow, something that just wasn’t good began to grow inside of this guy…

forest on August 4, 2009 at 4:36 PM

aren’t you supposed to stop breast-feeding your kids at around 2yrs old? He looks like he’s still attached.

poppieseeds on August 4, 2009 at 4:36 PM

shick on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

It is amazing the way the Obamapologists on Twitter are couching what Gibbs said.

Get to it: http://twitter.com/search?q=%23IranElection

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Obama just spit all over the graves of those who died fighting this regime. And frankly, he doesn’t give a crap.

Now ask yourself this. If they don’t care about people dying for freedom and would even go so far as to publicly prop up those who did the killing, why should you ever trust the Obama administration to ever do anything in your best interest?

Low point? You bet. Will they jump all over a chance to go even lower? What do you think?

Thunderstorm129 on August 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM

I think it’s Gibbs Haiku time.

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Bad economy?
Was the last guys that screwed you.
Give me your wallet.

Ferris on August 4, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Not really. Particularly not with the current Iranian government.

All the more reason not to give the current one legitimacy, right?

I was reading a really good article about how the Phillipines started off with just this type of protest, over legit voting, and evolved.

So I guess I’m hopeful that this really will evolve into change.

AnninCA on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

That’s my hope as well, but I see statements like these by Gibbs and Obama himself as serious barriers to that. The more they grant Ahmadinejad legitimacy, the harder it will become for the protesters to gain any traction. And without serious weapons, I don’t see how they can be anything but sitting ducks who will either learn to play by these invented rules and sacrifice their freedom, or just die.

Esthier on August 4, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Democrats are as quick to say Ahmadinejad is an elected leader, as they were to say that elections were stolen from Gore and Kerry.

It seems that recognizing the “election” a dirtbag dictator is more palatable to them that the idea that a Republican can win an election. It’s the new bipartisanship – democrats and dictators.

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Don’t know if you all heard this or not, but I’m listening to Hannity and he said a story just broke that The Annointed One has REMOVED Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald… If you’ll remember, he was the Prosecutor investigating that CREEP Tony Rezko!!!

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

I heard it, too, and immediately got on the computer to find out more. I can’t find anything about it anywhere.

StephC on August 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I think it’s Gibbs Haiku time.

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Ahmadinejad
Is not the legitimate
“Elected leader”

/simple as that
//hire me Obama…

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 4:40 PM

More Gibbs Haiku

Pillsbury Doughboy,
You make us hate the White House.
Mission Accomplished

gridlock2 on August 4, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Mayan calendar, is it?

MadisonConservative on August 4, 2009 at 4:34 PM

And Nostradamus, I believe.

I’m sure they’re wrong, but seeing Obama in action makes me less sure.

Esthier on August 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Don’t know if you all heard this or not, but I’m listening to Hannity and he said a story just broke that The Annointed One has REMOVED Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald… If you’ll remember, he was the Prosecutor investigating that CREEP Tony Rezko!!!

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Haiku just off the wire:

The prosecutor?
He was digging too deeply.
It has been handled.

Ferris on August 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM

the weakened global position we occupied about 100 years ago.

America’s emergence as a world power, Rough Riders in Cuba, San Juan Hill, Panama Canal, lessening the Berber influence in Tangier and Morocco, hosting international peace negotiations.

Teddy Roosevelt intervened in the Dominican Republic and began negotiations for the Panama Canal Zone. In 1904 he easily won election in his own right as President, gaining more than 7.6 million votes to just over 5 million for his Democratic opponent. The following year, he brought Russian and Japanese delegates together in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to produce a peace treaty ending the war between the two countries. He played a role in bringing Germany and France together to resolve the issue of Morocco. For his work, he later received the Nobel Peace Prize.

It all depends on who leads from the Oval Office.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM

I think it’s Gibbs Haiku time.

I’m pink and too fat
I talk like my nose is stuffed
I’m Baghdad Bob Gibbs

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

That’s an art form I can appreciate!

Jeff from WI on August 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Look, of course Obama is going to stand beside his little dinnerjacket buddy – they are the same.

Don’t believe me …

DINNER JACKET: “The Protests in Iran are not genuine – they are sponsored by the evil Americans!!”

OBMAMA: “The Protests at the townhalls are not genuine – they are sponsored by the evil insurance companies!!”

Evil is … as evil does.

HondaV65 on August 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM

With Obama,if you want to know where he stands,you don’t listen to what he has to say, you look at the positions and policies of the people he appoints.

Obama’s foreign policy team is anti-Israel and full of appeasement and capitulation to the dictators and terrorist around the world:

Samantha Power and Obama’s Foreign Policy Team
By Richard Baehr and Ed Lasky
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/02/samantha_power_and_obamas_fore_1.html

Over the past month, controversy has erupted over the issue of Senator Obama’s foreign policy advisers and the impact that they might have on a future President Obama’s policies toward Israel, and on American foreign policy in the broader region. Articles in the Washington Post, Newsweek, American Thinker, New York Sun, Politico, Commentary Magazine, The New Republic, CAMERA and other publications have precipitated this controversy.

Who are Obama’s Foreign Policy Advisors?

Newsweek published a list of Senator Obama’s foreign policy advisers that included Zbigniew Brzezinski and Robert Malley. A few weeks later, the Washington Post on October 2, 2007 published a list of foreign policy advisers for all the major candidates, which list included the names of Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert Malley, Samantha Power and Susan Rice as advisers to Senator Obama. Subsequently, Martin Peretz — an Obama supporter — wrote at the end of December that he got the “shudders” when thinking about the foreign policy influence of “Zbigniew Brzezinski… Anthony Lake, Susan Rice and Robert O. Malley”.

—————————————————
The most horrific name on Obama’s list, however, is Malley’s.

It is true that Malley was on Bill Clinton’s staff at Camp David when Ehud Barak had all the juice squeezed out of him to satisfy Yassir Arafat. But he was the only American in attendance to blame the failure of the negotiations on Israel, not least in The New York Review of Books, whose prior experts on the conflict were Noam Chomsky and I.F. Stone, afterwards to be replaced by George Soros, “oich mir a maven” or also an expert, and Henry Siegman. Don’t blame yourself if you don’t recognize Siegman’s name. (Anyway, he hasn’t appeared in the NYRB in some time. Maybe he even embarrasses Bob Silvers by now, as Chomsky came to embarrass him.) Malley also showed his colors with his attempt to coin a new nomenclature for the Israeli villages and towns in the West Bank, from “settlements” to “colonies.” Why would Obama name Malley to his team? You ask me. I ask
him.

———————————————————
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Here is one small example of the idiocy this “liberal genius”brings to the table:


I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot…. Pol Pot was an abomination. We could never support him, but China could.

[Blum, 1995; Z Magazine, 1997]

Brzezinski interview:

Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself
desired this Soviet entry into war and looked to provoke it?

Brzezinski: It isn’t quite that. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we
knowingly increased the probability that they would.

Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight
against a secret involvement of the United States in Afghanistan, people didn’t believe
them. However, there was a basis of truth. You don’t regret anything today?

Brzezinski: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of
drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the
Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter: We now have the
opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war. Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow
had to carry on a war unsupportable by the government, a conflict that brought about the
demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.

Q: And neither do you regret having supported the Islamic fundamentalists, having given
arms and advice to future terrorists?

Brzezinski: What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the
collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Moslems or the liberation of Central
Europe and the end of the cold war?

Q: Some stirred-up Moslems? But it has been said and repeated: Islamic fundamentalism
represents a world menace today.

Brzezinski: Nonsense!
. . .
Real genius here,”yea I helped start and supported radical jihadist and to think they would be a problem later is just
“NONSENSE”.


Here is some of the other colossal mistakes this liberal genius and his buddy Carter were a part of:

Profile: Zbigniew Brzezinski
http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=zbigniew_brzezinski

Certainly no friend of Israel.


This can only make the mullahs happy.

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM

LOL!!! Nice one Ferris!!!!

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM

AUINSC on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Thought they would.

shick on August 4, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Come on Mr. Pundit. Of course Ahmadinejad is the elected leader of Iran. He was elected by the people with guns, the only votes that count.

Skandia Recluse on August 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Yes and don’t forget it!

heshtesh on August 4, 2009 at 4:44 PM

This is an outrage! Iranian people took to the streets, knowing they would be slaughtered, yet they went willingly to protest the fake election.

People. Were. Slaughtered.

I am ashamed of our government. We used to stand for freedom and democracy. Today, our president stands for tyrants and dictators.

This is truly a sad day for America.

TN Mom on August 4, 2009 at 4:46 PM

He WAS elected….in a Mugabe/Castro/Chavez sort of way!

Princeps on August 4, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Oh, I had forgotten. Gibbs reminds us that it was a debate.

A debate with one side using AK47′s and the other bare hands.

highninside on August 4, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Neda and Mary Jo were unavailable for comment

Wade on August 4, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader are both actually only puppets of The One — you watch.

Green Muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Delaware Vol

Wow.
Patrick Fitzgerald Plame Gamed Scooter Libby to jail.
He’s most recently been involved prosecuting a lot of Chicago political thugs.

pursuing Illinois Governor George Ryan, media mogul Conrad Black, several aides to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in the Hired Truck Program, and Chicago torture detective Jon Burge. His office is currently investigating an alleged conspiracy to sell Barack Obama’s vacated U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. This led to the arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on December 9, 2008.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Zbigniew Brzezinski involved a son in each of the 2008 POTUS campaigns; one DNC, the other RNC.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Who really is surprised that the COIC (Community Organizer in Chief) would have a problem with any fixed election? After all, what they did in Iran was merely ACORN the vote… Chicago-style.

And if you get another dictator out of it, so much the better.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Dirty, this administration is DIRTY!!!! Question, how many segments will it take Keith Over-bite to report this story on Countdown to No Ratings???

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Brzezinski has been blamed as THE root cause for McCain’s sorry campaign and the excruciating treatment towards Palin.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Green Muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:48 PM

More likely, you have that backwards. Obama’s the marionette.

maverick muse on August 4, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Sort of like Al Franken is the democratically elected Senator of MN.

Christian Conservative on August 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Get to it: http://twitter.com/search?q=%23IranElection

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Thanks for the link. I don’t understand Twitter yet. This link and the one the other commenter posted are the first I’ve seen of Twitter.

shick on August 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Gibbs Haiku time.

Jaibones on August 4, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Robert Gibbs is a
F^cking, f^cking, f^cking, f^ck-
-ing, f^cking disgrace.

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Don’t know if you all heard this or not, but I’m listening to Hannity and he said a story just broke that The Annointed One has REMOVED Federal Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald… If you’ll remember, he was the Prosecutor investigating that CREEP Tony Rezko!!!

Delaware Vol on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

OH THAT’S IT.

Fitz was the only hope I had of fixing IL so I could eventually move back to my home state.

Any conservative in IL should now realize any hope of reforming IL is now futile.

Chaz706 on August 4, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Looking at Obama’s foreign policy crew,it should be no surprise that Obama has only made demands of Israel and pretty much kissed the Mullah’s butts:


This is a little background on his Advisor’s Rice and Powers.

Samantha Power

POWERS ON ISRAEL:

“alienat[e] a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import; it may more crucially mean sacrificing…billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the state of Palestine.”
Pretty much Powers wants us to cut off support(especially military)to Israel and invest in Palistine,basically she wants us to support the jihadist side of this conflict.
It gets better:

We have already given Hamas over 900 million dollars since Obama was elected.

We have cut off arms sales to Israel including not shipping the black hawks they utilize so well in protecting their boarders.

Power made her most problematic statement in 2002, in an interview she gave at Berkeley. The interviewer asked her this question:

without addressing the Palestine-Israel problem, let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events there? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?
Power gave an astonishing answer:

What we don’t need is some kind of early warning mechanism there, what we need is a willingness to put something on the line in helping the situation. Putting something on the line might mean alienating a domestic constituency of tremendous political and financial import; it may more crucially mean sacrificing — or investing, I think, more than sacrificing — billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine, in investing the billions of dollars it would probably take, also, to support what will have to be a mammoth protection force, not of the old Rwanda kind, but a meaningful military presence. Because it seems to me at this stage (and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which were seen there), you have to go in as if you’re serious, you have to put something on the line.

Yes, pull our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and insert them into Palestine to protect them from the EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEvil Jews.

Is that Ahmadinejad laughing in the background?

This woman here is a real genius:

Susan Rice:
This is all you need to know about her to come to the conclusion of how dangerously stupid she is:

According to multiple sources, including former Clinton official Mansoor Ijaz and Richard Miniter, author of the bestseller Losing Bin Laden, it was she who was a major opponent of accepting Sudan’s offer to turn over the world’s most wanted mass murderer(Bin Laden). At the time, Rice was the Clinton Administration’s Secretary of State for African Affairs and a former assistant National Security Advisor under Sandy Berger.

According the both Ijaz and Miniter, Rice’s personal beliefs on the Sudan’s credibility led to her convincing Berger to reject their offer to turn over Bin Laden, overruling the advice of Tim Carney, then ambassador to Sudan. Her partner in this colossal error in judgment? Bush hater Richard Clarke. Sadly, a little more than a year later, Bin Laden’s murderers blew up the African embassies, killing U. S. soldiers and citizens.

Now these are the same people who whined and criticized Bush about Tora Bora where we had thousands of troops putting their lives on the line to get Osama.

Here is one of the many times that the democratic leadership could have had Osama handed to them on a silver platter but turned it down.

“Smart power indeed”

She is one of the few people still vouching for Joe Wilson’s credibility long after everyone else realized that not even vultures could find any shred of credibility on the Wilson carcass.


Talking to Hamas is going to escalate into Green Tea parties with Hezbollah,Iran,and Syria.

They will rejoice together saving the “innocent civilians” in Palistine from the EEEVVVVIIIILLLLL genocidal Zionist.
This cut off of support and appeasement coming from the Obama administration will force Israel to deal with their Iranian,Hamas,and Hezbollah problems with military strikes and possibly all out war.

How can the so called “smart ones” be so dangerously ignorant when it comes to the lessons of failure that appeasement has been throughout history.

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 4:59 PM

The One is only feigning idiocy. I believe he is actually very conniving and dangerous… e.g. “The Bow”

Green Muse on August 4, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Robert Gibbs is a
F^cking, f^cking, f^cking, f^ck-
-ing, f^cking disgrace.

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 4:55 PM

COTD

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM

I am Robert Gibbs
Failure is my name
Hello pork sandwich

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM

To Jahan: some of us ARE questioning our President. I’m sorry your election couldn’t have happened while a strong U.S. President was around to provide encouragement and recognize the validity of your struggle.

hawksruleva on August 4, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Iran is legit
Hallowed be thy name
Health care is coming

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:06 PM

“But we’re not going to congratulate him, so there!”

bspoogeferd on August 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Who needs enemies
When Gibbs legitimizes
their deadly regime.

portlandon on August 4, 2009 at 5:08 PM

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:03 PM

the second line needs 7 syllables; try this

I am Robert Gibbs
SHAME AND failure is my name
Hello pork sandwich

Janos Hunyadi on August 4, 2009 at 5:09 PM

That “No preconditions” statement comes to mind right now.

Americannodash on August 4, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Gibbsy is a dolt
This administration is
Pure jackassery

ICBM on August 4, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Janos Hunyadi on August 4, 2009 at 5:09 PM

No, no, no, Janos
I think you’re totally wrong
These thugs have no shame

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM

Gotta love liberals:

“Bush stole the election from Gore!”

“Ahmadinejad is like totally the elected leader of Iran”

gwelf on August 4, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Janos Hunyadi on August 4, 2009 at 5:09 PM

that’s right! i forgot — thanks for the reminder

I am Robert Gibbs
Failure is my middle name
Irans regime — fun

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:13 PM

Robert Gibbs is fail
His mother hated him much
He was despised then

blatantblue on August 4, 2009 at 5:14 PM

I guess we know what the 2012 election results will be, and there will be no arguing!

Sheerq on August 4, 2009 at 5:14 PM

Just a note that July 12 marked the anniversary of the death of Tony Snow. How far we’ve fallen.

Sowell Disciple on August 4, 2009 at 5:20 PM

Disgusting. Horrific. Hope and Change. This is what happens when the masses are willing to elect someone who does not love America and all it stands for — someone who secretly (but obviously) hates America and thinks its a mean, mean country. Someone who will use his election as a chance to finally punish America for being that mean country and remake it in his image. The city on a hill is no more and I hold every single soul that voted for Obama accountable. Stupid fools.

Simona on August 4, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Shut up all you fools
You are like little children
We know what is best
___________________

Healthcare for people
Granny must sacrafice much
To help save others

bloggless on August 4, 2009 at 5:25 PM

Hey Gibbs,

Tell your Boss he tries that s**t here in 2012 we won’t be sitting ducks. Will be exercising the 2nd Amendment

VIGOROUSLY!

Sapwolf on August 4, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Abby Adams on August 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM

You’re probably right, and I like your haiku better than mine: Shame is more ‘external’ than guilt, but a bootlicker like Gibbs likely can’t feel either.

To feel shame or guilt, one needs to be aware of having done wrong……..

Janos Hunyadi on August 4, 2009 at 5:29 PM

Robert gibbs spewer
Obama will save the world
Billary fight back

bloggless on August 4, 2009 at 5:34 PM

Dinnerjacket is the duely elected president of Iran.Juet like Bambi is in the USSA.

DDT on August 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Disgrace: Gibbs says Ahmadinejad is the elected leader of Iran

Probably some kind of warped Libtard mentality where they see this as payback for Bush “stealing” the last two elections.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Uh, the last two before the last one (edit button around here?)

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 4, 2009 at 5:37 PM

One for Obama:

My Teleprompter!!!
It is shattered on the floor!!
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….. Who wants a beer?

Ferris on August 4, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Obama’s Secretary of State is absolutely unfit for the job
according to…..THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ITSELF!!.

How about Mrs. 3 am phone call herself.
Lets let the Obama administration break down Hillary’s credentials when they were running against her in the primaries:

Senator Clinton’s Claims of Foreign Policy Experience Are Exaggerated
By Greg Craig
To: Interested Parties
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/clintons_exaggerated_experienc.html

When your entire campaign is based upon a claim of experience, it is important that you have evidence to support that claim. Hillary Clinton’s argument that she has passed “the Commander- in-Chief test” is simply not supported by her record.

This bitc# slapping of Hillary is coming from democrats,not Rush or Coulter.

I guess we can all be thankful she survived that sniper fire in Bosnia.

Then we have the sage of international policy.
The smartest man in the room according to democrats from all over Capital Hill.
The man that was brought on as VP for his intelligence (according to liberals of course) and vast knowledge of international affairs MR. JOE BIDEN himself:


“I’m sorry I’m not an economist,” Biden said as he was describing the methodology. “My background is foreign policy and the constitution. “


Of course, that’s why Barack Obama put Biden in charge of the economic stimulus project. 


Biden Has Served As Obama’s Top Foreign Policy Critic, Even Saying Obama Is Not Ready To Be President:

Biden Said Obama Is Not Ready To Serve As President. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “You were asked is he ready. You said ‘I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.’” Sen. Biden: “I think that I stand by the statement.”

(ABC’s, “This Week,” 8/19/07)

 
Biden On Whether He Would Meet Unconditionally With The Leaders Of Rogue States As Obama Said He Would:

Absolutely Positively No.

Biden: “Would I make a blanket commitment to meet unconditionally with the leaders of each of those countries within the first year I was elected president? Absolutely positively no.” (Sen. Joe Biden,

Remarks At The National Press Club, Washington, DC, 8/1/07)

Obama apparently did not share many views within the democratic party concerning the supreme intelligence of Biden:


Obama Attacked Proponents Of The Iraq War As Having “Helped To Authorize And Engineer The Biggest Foreign Policy Disaster In Our Generation.”

Obama: “Well, look, I find it amusing that those who helped to authorize and engineer the biggest foreign policy disaster in our generation are now criticizing me for making sure that we are on the right battlefield and not the wrong battlefield in the war against terrorism.”

(Sen. Barack Obama, MSNBC/AFL-CIO Democrat Presidential Forum, 8/7/07)

Of Course Biden felt this way about Saddam before it became politically expedient to be anti-war…you know…after voting for war:


Biden Called Saddam Hussein “An Extreme Danger To The World.”

Biden: “This is a guy who’s used weapons of mass destruction. This is a guy who’s destabilized the whole neighborhood. This is a guy who in a war with the Iranians, over 800,000 people on both sides were killed. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world. And this is a guy who is in every way possible seeking weapons of mass destruction. That case, in and of itself, ought to be sufficient.”

(NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/4/02)

Biden: “We Have No Choice But To Eliminate The Threat.”

NBC’s Tim Russert: “If the president of the United States was saying four years ago clear evidence of mass destruction, do we have any choice but to eliminate Saddam Hussein and the threat?” Biden: “We have no choice but to eliminate the threat.”

(NBC’s “Meet The Press,” 8/4/02)

How in the world the difference’s of such serious issues came together so quickly that they could run on the same ticket revels that politics trumps policy and what’s best for this country concerning these two poseur’s.

I guess it was Biden’s incredible genius when it comes to international affairs that sealed the deal.
Like:

In a vignette at the end of the article, Biden ponders mightily over how the US should respond to 9/11:

At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: “I’m groping here.” Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we’re not bent on its destruction. “Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran,” Biden declares. He surveys the table with raised eyebrows, a How do ya like that? look on his face.


The hits just keep coming:


Biden Suggests That Dividing The Iraqi Population Will Bring Unity To The Region. Biden:

“The idea is to maintain a unified Iraq by decentralizing it and giving Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis their own regions.

How do the people who are in touch with reality feel about slow Joe the Plagiarizer’s plan:


Saudi Prince Turki Al-Faisal Said Biden’s Plan Would Be “A Disaster.”

“Prince Turki told a conference on Washington’s relations with the Arab world that dividing Iraq into three regions, reflecting its Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish populations, would be a disaster.” (Voice Of America, “Saudi Envoy Says Dividing Iraq Will Cause Mass Killing,”

Press Release, 10/30/06)

Ouch!!

Biden Says Violence May Cause Disengagement From Iraq (Update1)

July 4 (Bloomberg) — Vice President Joseph Biden told Iraqi leaders that the path to a secure peace lies in uniting ethnic and sectarian groups and said the U.S. might disengage from their country if it reverts to sustained violence.

Absolute genius!!!!

All the terrorist have to do is go all out on a campaign of death and destruction thus insuring their No.1 enemy,the US, will abandon Iraq to their brutality and terrorist leadership.

More outstanding leadership from Obama’s No. 1 man:


Biden to Zapatero: Hey, thanks for all that help in Iraq

Barcepundit catches Joe Biden in Spain doing … well, what Joe Biden does best.  Joe Biden remembered to thank Spanish Prime Minister Jose Zapatero for all the help he gave us in Iraq, except that the only thing Zapatero gave us in Iraq was the finger:

As everybody knows, the first decision Zapatero made after his unexpected win in 2004, right after the Madrid train terrorist attacks, was to abruptly and unilaterally pull out from Iraq. So either Biden made a gaffe, or he was thanking Zapatero for angering Bush…

On and on and on the idiocy and naiveté of the Obama administration and their foreign policy team is on display.

There is no one on this team that shows any ability to make sound judgments that deal with some of the most dangerous leaders and terrorist elements known to man.

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

A post that long should be a bannable offense.

Scrappy on August 4, 2009 at 5:48 PM

How many ways can Hussein slit the throat of Israel? Here’s another one.

And to any Jewish readers of Hot Air who may have voted for The Chosen One… are you happy now?

madmonkphotog on August 4, 2009 at 5:52 PM

Update: Iranian dissident Raymond Jahan has a question: “How can Obama recognize Ahmadinejad as the ‘chosen’ leader? Chosen by the minority & by cheating, yes.”

Are you saying Ahmadinejad wasn’t elected? Proof?

Sounds like a crackpot conspiracy to me. Are you a 9/11 truther, too, AP?

2Brave2Bscared on August 4, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Baxter Greene on August 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM

If posts this long are allowed at HA, any problem with me dropping in my newest novel? It’s about a mutant five-legged dog who finds his soulmate in a three-legged bitch and their trials and tribulations while being hunted down by aliens flying around in spaceship shaped like a taco. Only 646 pages.

TXUS on August 4, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Hope and change, oh yeah
The Jug-eared One ascending
Disgraceful bastard

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Robert Gibbs tells lies
The Jug-eared one is silent
Iranians weep

hillbillyjim on August 4, 2009 at 6:19 PM

All that hokum about the 2012 Mayan/Nostrodamus revelation is that the liberals will claim the world has ended when a true Reagan conservative takes the White House.

John the Libertarian on August 4, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Obama even gets the easy obvious issues wrong!!

jeffn21 on August 4, 2009 at 6:35 PM

“American ppl should question their president.”
Oh we do, we really do.

BTW, how do we know today is his birthday without an original birth certificate?

I’m just saying…

therightscoop on August 4, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Awesome.

javamartini on August 4, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Falling poll numbers for Obama
Diplomatic efforts completely failed
Iran ain’t stopping
Israel need not wait

Now…when Israel and Iran go at it, unless the Israelis notify the US or fly through Iraq instead of Saudi, then the time from the first bombs to the first retaliatory strikes will be less than 30min. That’s not enough time for MSNBC to sort out who shot first, and it’s not enough time to nuance a way for the US to NOT defend her troops/ships as Iranian missiles fly overhead. So…how’s Obama gonna explain to the left that they need to support a war w Iran, a war without end from the Mediterranean to India?

How’s he gonna get re-elected on that platform?

Shoulda taken the easy route and spurred insurrection in Iran. Nope. Gotta be a 2-move chess player instead of a winner.

37 days till we can say, “It happened on Obama’s watch”

scottm on August 4, 2009 at 6:53 PM

Go back and read amendment 22 again. It does discuss serving as President.

ladyingray on August 4, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Not really. It says:

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

I have bolded the important clauses. All this amendment does is prohibit someone from being elected. Someone can serve as President an unlimited number of times, so long as they don’t get there by way of being elected as President (more than twice).

Like I said, this a moot point with The Precedent, as he is going to destroy things long before he even gets a chance at a second term.

progressoverpeace on August 4, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Bozo is a disgrace. Gibbs is just the mouthpiece, nothing more.

It wasn’t an election. It was a one-way road to continous dictatorship. American ppl should question their president

We do, but we must be careful or the Leader’s brownshirted, jackbooted thugs will destroy us as they have some few already.

dogsoldier on August 4, 2009 at 7:16 PM

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