Gibbs on next week’s elections: I don’t think they portend much

posted at 7:31 pm on October 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

The easiest question he’s gotten all week elicits the easiest answer. I’m amazed that the White House has taken such ownership of the three races everyone’s watching right now given the growing likelihood of a Republican sweep. Biden’s on his way to NY-23, one of Obama’s top advisors is managing Corzine’s campaign, and The One himself was in Virginia just this past week stumping for Creigh Deeds, who’s a dead man walking. I guess they figured they’d be blamed whether they campaigned for the Democratic candidates or not, but some of Obama’s own cachet is on the line now in a way it wouldn’t be if he and Biden had simply disengaged. If the GOP sweeps — and do note that Rasmussen’s new poll of likely voters has Chris Christie up three — I don’t know how he expects to muscle the Blue Dogs on ObamaCare, say.

Here’s Gibbs in damage control mode. For an expanded take on this same argument, read Peter Beinart. (Sample quote: “The more confident right-wing Republicans become, the more likely they will nominate a Palin-like zealot in 2012.”) And for a conservative rebuttal, read Michael Gerson, who thinks the looming landslide in Virginia may have less to do with the economy or federal spending than with the growing realization that our post-partisan Hopey/Changey president is actually managing a nasty, thin-skinned, hyperpartisan administration. I’m skeptical but I hope he’s right, because while the economy and spending may change, The One’s tone isn’t likely to. Click the image to watch.

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Wishful thinking, Gibbsy.

Battlecruiser-operational on October 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

What a PUD..!

dangitt on October 30, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Quitter!

fiatboomer on October 30, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Is it just me or has everyone noticed how he has to think and hem and haw too much? When you have to think about your answer that much, you’re lying. It’s as simple as that.

gopmom on October 30, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Hmmmm, so the emerging leftist talking points seem to boil down to “we had our Mao worshipping asses handed to us in 2009 but we won in 2008 so full speed ahead Nancy!”.

Sounds like a keeper. Will play well in 2010.

elduende on October 30, 2009 at 7:36 PM

If at first you don’t succeed….lower your standards.

29Victor on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Gibbs is a fool.

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Mr. Gibbs that long view you speak about may not be as long as you think.

fourdeucer on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Hey Gibbs, when is Obama going to help with Afgahnistan and … err I forgot, it’s tee time.

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Of course Gibbsy will say they do portend a lot if any of the Dhimmis win…..

sandee on October 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM

This administration doesn’t know what the truth is.

Beck’s show tonight just destroys the global warming hoax — Which now has no valid science backing it up.

tarpon on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

They seem unhappy which gives me HOPE for CHANGE.

aigle on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Robert McClellan Gibbs.

Monica on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Here’s Gibbs in damage control mode. For an expanded take on this same argument, read Peter Beinart. (Sample quote: “The more confident right-wing Republicans become, the more likely they will nominate a Palin-like zealot in 2012.”)

You know, on this point I would tend to agree with Beinart…

…except…

… Following Bill Clinton’s victory in 1992, the GOP won a historic victory in 1994. One could easily have expected the triumphant Republicans to nominate a real fire-breathing conservative to try to unseat BC. And the GOP proceeded to nominate Bob Dole. While one might (or might not) call Dole a conservative, he certainly wasn’t a fire-breathing right-wing zealot.

On this point, history appears to disagree with Beinart’s assumption.

JohnGalt23 on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

I’m skeptical but I hope he’s right, because while the economy and spending may change, The One’s tone isn’t likely to.

He certainly doesn’t seem capable of learning from experience, does he?

Jim Treacher on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM

O/T nice post on Palination you wrote.

fourdeucer on October 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM

D’Nile ain’t just a river in Egypt…

Kafir on October 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

So Baghdad Bobish!

Muahahah!

NTWR on October 30, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Gibbs is a fool tool.

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

FIFY

cmsinaz on October 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

You,(democrats), can just dig so deep into peoples pockets before you finally come up empty. And the American taxpayer has already said enough is enough. The tax and spend liberals of the 70′s and 90′s have just reversed their trend. Spend first, and tax the hell out of everyone later.

Rovin on October 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

This egg head knows his ride on this tidal wave is getting a bit foamy. Oh well, I bet he’ll write a great book.

PaCadle on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Beck was right about Barry being a racist. He hires really stupid white folks. Anita Dunn anyone?

Gibbs is like Barry, a snarky juvenile. Unfit for anything in the big leagues. He’s obtuse, mean spirited and looks as though he would pee on your roses if you didn’t like him walking across your garden. Barry knows he’s just another white guy who can’t jump.

Sheesh…. this administration is so perverse

Cody1991 on October 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM

It’s a great country we live in that a man like Gibbs can get a job that doesn’t require a paper hat.

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

The One’s tone isn’t likely to

you got that right…

cmsinaz on October 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

And for a conservative rebuttal, read Michael Gerson, who thinks the looming landslide in Virginia may have less to do with the economy or federal spending than with the growing realization that our post-partisan Hopey/Changey president is actually managing a nasty, thin-skinned, hyperpartisan administration.

I certainly think the negative and extremely combative tone of this administration and Congress is energizing and boosting the opposition. You can’t call people “Nazis” and “brownshirts” and “un-American” and think they’re gonna abandon their beliefs and fall in line with yours.

But that’s merely the straw that broke the camel’s back. The foundation of this movement is the resurgence of the fiscally conservative mindset that makes us a center-right nation. And that’s gonna be a tough obstacle for Obama and the Dems to overcome in future elections. Especially with the economy and deficit in the shape they’re in.

Doughboy on October 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

What a dink.

Dr Evil on October 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Gibbs on next week’s elections: I don’t think they portend much

Much more accurate.

red winger on October 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

A dry run for next year’s Congressional bloodbath.

JammieWearingFool on October 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

It took 6 years before people wanted Bush to stop stumping for them. Hopey Changey did it in less than 1! Let’s see how many reps want him next year on the stump with them.
I can’t wait to see Air Force One landing in Vegas to stump with Dingy…..
Popcorn in 3….2…..1…..

JeffinOrlando on October 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM

I can’t wait for the tell all books come out when the rats start jumping ship.

Caper29 on October 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM

Don’t kid yourself, Gibbsie. The War Room in the WH is all wee-wee’d up at the moment. (It’s too bad that the War Room re Afghanistan isn’t more engaged though. Dare I say, “Par for the course”?)

onlineanalyst on October 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Taking out my trusty at arms reach thesaurus handbook,
portends offshoots are,

betoken
bode
forbode
foreshadow
foretoken
indicate
presage
procrastinate
signify
threaten
=================
So,Gibbs and Liberals,are foretoken,betoken(We Weeded UP)
and threaten(union goon thugs),and procrastinate(Afghanistan)!!

Perfect theme for Halloween,me thinks!!

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Gibbs is a fool stool sample.

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM
FIFY

cmsinaz on October 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

thomasaur on October 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

thomasaur on October 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

LOL…even better…

cmsinaz on October 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

It portends too loudly.

The people voting yes, will be thinking maybe not on pelosi care.

nondhimmie on October 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Good rule of thumbs – anything Gibbs says means the exact opposite. That’s right, it’s ALWAYS Opposite Day with the White House Press Corp! =D

Orange Doorhinge on October 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

What a disingenuous putz, his stammering stuttering halted delivery is really getting on me nerves, just goawaygibbs and take the rest of em with ya.

NY Conservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

A dry run for next year’s Congressional bloodbath.

JammieWearingFool on October 30, 2009 at 7:46 PM

JamieWearingFool: Waterloo baby!!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

The similarities to a High School Class President and his student council are simply uncanny.

Tim Zank on October 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

I can’t wait for the tell all books come out when the rats start jumping ship.

Caper29 on October 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM

I can’t wait for the revelations to emerge about what it was like to work in the WH with the Obies living there.

That will be revealing but not surprising. Nouveau riche entitlement grifters “living large.” Can’t wait. The hillbilly Clintons did it in true Dem style. But the Obies? This should be rich and even too rich for die hard liberals.

Cody1991 on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I think Gibbs is hte perfect spokesman for Obama…perfect

Sorry to be so dense but what is the story with Baghdad Bob?

What is a PUD?

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

If all three races were breaking as hard for the Democrats as it would seem it is for the Republicans at the moment, Gibbs would be thumping his chest telling the assembled syncophants that it was a validation of the strong leadership of The One (PBUH).

That the opposite seems true – it means nothing.

Therefore:

Gibbs is a fool full of stool sample.

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM
FIFY

:)

turfmann on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Of course, a Dem sweep would be proof that Obama-magic is still strong.

But it’s not, so sad.

thebrokenrattle on October 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

syncophants = sycophants

(someone get me another martini, please)

turfmann on October 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

(Sample quote: “The more confident right-wing Republicans become, the more likely they will nominate a Palin-like zealot in 2012.”)

That’s the Daily Beast I know and love.

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2009 at 8:02 PM

What a disingenuous putz, his stammering stuttering halted delivery is really getting on me nerves, just goawaygibbs and take the rest of em with ya.

NY Conservative on October 30, 2009 at 7:57 PM

NY Conservative:Gibbs speech pattern is starting to morph
into Obama’s search and grasping words
problem,hehe!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

They don’t mean anything. Unless the Dems do well, in which case they’re vitally important.

Daggett on October 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

What is a PUD?

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I always knew it as Planned Unit Development, but maybe not…

mimi1220 on October 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Gibbs reminds me of a blob fish. They even have the same mouth.

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

What is a PUD?

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Just google it and look for skin.

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 8:08 PM

I have watched many Press Secretary’s in my life over a few decades and this guy has to be the worst on either side of the aisle!! He is so arrogant and thinks he is witty. He is very condescending and acts childish but then again that is how the current resident of the WH acts. BTW when will Obama realize he is President of all of us and get out of campaign rally mode…just wondering??

g2825m on October 30, 2009 at 8:09 PM

I think Gibbs should think about starting a singing career now that he is at the top of his game….

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

What a dink.

Dr Evil on October 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

This says it all for me!

Jenfidel on October 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Has anyone else noticed how when he is asked a question about “the administration” he answers with “I think what the president ment/said…” Isn’t he the press secretary? I mean should he know what the president said or ment? I find it irritating.

milwife88 on October 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Toady!

ultracon on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Baghdad Bob: Former Iraqi Information Minister
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

Hero worshipped and emulated by White House Press Secretary ‘Beltway Bob’ Gibbs.

ROCnPhilly on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

milwife88 on October 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

meant

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

“The more confident right-wing Republicans become, the more likely they will nominate a Palin-like zealot in 2012.”

Peter Boner should spend a little more time looking at the libturds when talking about zealots.

jdkchem on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Gibbs reminds me of a blob fish. They even have the same mouth.

upinak on October 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

upinak: If Gibbs is a blob fish,then what is that yellow
goop on its mouth,er lips,er sumpin!:)

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 8:19 PM

I think Gibbs should think about starting a singing career now that he is at the top of his game….

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Seven Percent Solution: The singer is a dead-ringer for
Gibbs!hehe:)

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM

you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Gibbsy.

John the Libertarian on October 30, 2009 at 8:24 PM

OmahaConservative on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Thanks, the medication for the sinus infection is kicking in. Well that and a public school edumacation.

milwife88 on October 30, 2009 at 8:24 PM

You could park a bus on that forehead.

tatersalad on October 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM

I worry what this administration will do if ObamaCare doesn’t pass.

d1carter on October 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Of course they don’t mean much, I mean Obama, Biden and Billy Jeff just came here a few times a piece in the last week, they always do that type of stuff for unimportant elections.

There are times ya gotta feel sorry for Gibbs, he’s like the crapkeeper, having to bundle up everything that goes on in Obama’s warped world and spin it into something that can be explained without the media pool laughing.

Rbastid on October 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Foolish
Unintelligent
Cocky
Klutz

Yellow
Obtuse
Unbelievable

Gibbs
Is a
Blithering
Belligerent
Simpleton!

PatMac on October 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Robert McClellan Gibbs.

Monica on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

Kindly tell General McLellan that, if he does not wish to use the Union Army, I should like to borrow it….

– Abe Lincoln.

massrighty on October 30, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Gibbs!

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=8998

canopfor on October 30, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Sorry to be so dense but what is the story with Baghdad Bob?

What is a PUD?

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

CCRWM,

You already got a direction to look for answers to you questions up above, but I suggest you go here to see the definition of “Pud”.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pud

While there bookmark the *Urban Dictionary“. It will forever be your friend while poking around in posts where you see so many strange thingies. Just pop-up the site and type the term in the box at the top center-right.

For Bagdad Bob simply go to Wikipedia and type the name in the search box. Take everything you see on WiKi with a grain of salt, but it is easy to learn the basics you need to find:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagdad_Bob

Yoop on October 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Well just goes to show you what an idiot he is. Seems everyone else knows what it will mean if the Dems lose these elections. It is that attitude again, we say it and so it is true. the peasents will believe it. I would love to be fly in that war room, I would hate to be the messenger on Nov. 3rd and 4th.

bluemarlin on October 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM

And the GOP proceeded to nominate Bob Dole. While one might (or might not) call Dole a conservative, he certainly wasn’t a fire-breathing right-wing zealot.

On this point, history appears to disagree with Beinart’s assumption.

JohnGalt23 on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

… and we all know how successful Dole’s campaign was. One wonders what would have happened had the Republican been a fire-breathing right-wing zealot. It certainly couldn’t have been worse and would have demonstrated that the Republican party has a real foundation.

AZfederalist on October 30, 2009 at 8:54 PM

I swear I do not understand people these days. A year ago VA voted 52/48 for Obama. And now all of a sudden they will vote 55/45 give or take for the anti-Obama. So this means that 10% of the voting public has absolutely no values, morals or quite frankly a clue.

I get that over time people change political philosophies. Some become more liberal, some more conservative. But how the hell do you make a 180 in 12 months? These people are political airheads.

angryed on October 30, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Baghdad Bob: Former Iraqi Information Minister
http://www.welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com/

Hero worshipped and emulated by White House Press Secretary ‘Beltway Bob’ Gibbs.

ROCnPhilly on October 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Gosh that seems like years ago!

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 9:01 PM

I worry what this administration will do if ObamaCare doesn’t pass.

d1carter on October 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

I’m more worried about what we are going to do if it does!

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 9:03 PM

You already got a direction to look for answers to you questions up above, but I suggest you go here to see the definition of “Pud”.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Pud

While there bookmark the *Urban Dictionary“. It will forever be your friend while poking around in posts where you see so many strange thingies. Just pop-up the site and type the term in the box at the top center-right.

Yoop on October 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Hum… how they came up with that …thanks… bookmarked

CCRWM on October 30, 2009 at 9:07 PM

They don’t portend much. Losing eh?

4shoes on October 30, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Sarah’s comin’ for ya. The battle has begun.

Kissmygrits on October 30, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Baghdad Gibbs is in full BS mode. If all three races were won by a Democrat this would PROVE that the public is behind Obama, the Democrats, AND THEIR PROGRAMS 100%. The realization that they may LOSE all 3 races has them in spin mode. Therefore the outcome of all 3 races is a mere “distraction”. Can’t wait for the spin on the 2010 elections. Or do they hope to have ACORN rehabilitated by then?

GarandFan on October 30, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Gov. Palin is wiping ‘Bama’s butt all over the mat… this grudge match is getting interesting.

WordsMatter on October 30, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Gobbs can add himself to the unemployment lines very very soon.

suzyk on October 30, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Tiny Dancer Emanuel must be spinning faster than Linda Blair’s head in The Exorcist.

onlineanalyst on October 30, 2009 at 9:22 PM

I would like to kick his ass, just once!

-Little Enos Burdet

liquidflorian on October 30, 2009 at 9:25 PM

I swear I do not understand people these days. A year ago VA voted 52/48 for Obama. And now all of a sudden they will vote 55/45 give or take for the anti-Obama. So this means that 10% of the voting public has absolutely no values, morals or quite frankly a clue.

I get that over time people change political philosophies. Some become more liberal, some more conservative. But how the hell do you make a 180 in 12 months? These people are political airheads.

angryed on October 30, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Personally, I’m not sure where it’s coming from, I’m guessing it’s got to be the more rural areas, I’m in Northern VA and everyone around me is stuck on hopenchange, neighbors, friends and relatives.

4shoes on October 30, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Bahgdad Bob Robert McClellan Gibbs.

Monica on October 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

FIFY

Sam Adams on October 30, 2009 at 9:30 PM

liar.

Yellowdog12 on October 30, 2009 at 9:31 PM

The possibility of some losses is that steaming piece dog feces in the corner of the room that Bobby doesn’t want to acknowledge.

Jeff from WI on October 30, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I get that over time people change political philosophies. Some become more liberal, some more conservative. But how the hell do you make a 180 in 12 months? These people are political airheads.

angryed on October 30, 2009 at 8:55 PM

No, I think many of them just got to know Obama.

DrStock on October 30, 2009 at 9:51 PM

Out: Elections have consequences
In: Elections don’t have consequences

LibTired on October 30, 2009 at 9:59 PM

It’s a great country we live in that a man like Gibbs can get a job that doesn’t require a paper hat.

Chuck Schick on October 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

That’s. Just. Devastating. And hilarious.

tastes like chicken on October 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM

One wonders what would have happened had the Republican been a fire-breathing right-wing zealot. It certainly couldn’t have been worse and would have demonstrated that the Republican party has a real foundation.

AZfederalist on October 30, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Remember, even though Dole lost, we held onto the HOR rather convincingly, and in fact increased our majority in the Senate.

No, in fact it could have been much worse. That’s not to say a fire-breathing right-winger couldn’t have won. But there’s no doubt that they could have lost much worse than Dole, and dragged the congressional party down with them.

JohnGalt23 on October 30, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Hmmm those talkin points sure do get around. This confirms it, they think is gonna be a sweep and they’re already trying to spin it.

dogsoldier on October 30, 2009 at 10:37 PM

The writing is on the wall

CWforFreedom on October 30, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Here is the problem in NJ….
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVpOelhWIwE

Add this…
http://www.redstate.com/soren_dayton/2009/10/29/nj-gov-jon-corzines-absentee-ballot-slush-fund/

And guess who likes it?
Mr. Acorn voter fraud himself…I’m fired up and ready for both Corzine and Obama to go.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWjeIozYjM

njpat on October 30, 2009 at 11:49 PM

Notice all the Corzine signs in the NJ vote from home video? And democrats too.

njpat on October 30, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Rbastid on October 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Crapkeeper Gibbs
I can stop laughing, it perfect…

Gracelynn on October 31, 2009 at 12:17 AM

Dana Perino was more articulate… And a lot hotter.

Tony Snow was WAY smarter.

Gibbs is not the best press secretary ever.

wildcat84 on October 31, 2009 at 1:10 AM

LOL

Even when the issue isn’t about Palin, because Allahpundit hates God, there’s the Palin invective Allahpundit can’t resist:

“Palin-like zealot”

From a quote from a guy who obviously doesn’t believe in conservatism. Allahpundit always has to find a way to spew his God-hate….

Danzo on October 31, 2009 at 1:49 AM

Gibbs on next week’s elections: I don’t think they portend much
Hummmmmmmmmmm?

Gibbs on next week’s elections: I don’t think they portend much
That’s better!

DSchoen on October 31, 2009 at 4:36 AM

Gibbs makes Baghdad Bob look like the epitome of a well informed, intelligent diplomat. Who would have believed this country would sink to these depths?

rplat on October 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM

This Gibbs is so weak I’m surprised he’s lasted this long, even with an Obama-adoring press. I would think they’d see him as an embarrassment.

petefrt on October 31, 2009 at 10:11 AM

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