Gibbs: Can you imagine if, five years ago, protesters had compared our government to Hitler?

posted at 5:54 pm on November 6, 2009 by Allahpundit

You know what? I think I can.

I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.

Two possible explanations: (1) Gibbsy was trying to say something else and it came out very wrong; (2) Gibbsy was in a deep, deep coma for much of the past decade. Either way, maybe “White House press secretary” isn’t the optimal line of work for him. I’m stammering at the moment myself from sheer frustration at deciding where to begin to answer him, but thankfully MKH has pulled the necessary links together to do the job. Just follow the link up top. Meanwhile, dare we ask: Did anyone in the press corps challenge him when he dropped that nugget? Tapper? Bueller?

While we’re on the subject of the idiocy of White House press briefings, here’s Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher asking Gibbs what he thinks of “V”. Which is an awesome question (and not the only one Christopher’s asked lately), and I mean that sincerely. Has any actual news ever come out of one of these briefings? They’re a lot of fun to watch, especially when Tapper asks something inconvenient and Gibbs gets that constipated look, but the actual news value is pretty much zero. (The morning gaggle, which takes place away from cameras, may be more useful.) Offhand, I can’t think of a single genuine scoop to emerge from them; the closest I get is that time Gibbs dopily called Ahmadinejad the elected leader of Iran during the protests, a comment he later had to retract. So why not ask him about “V”, or what he thinks of Windows 7 or whether the Saints are for real this year? Have some fun with it. Follow-up question for Tommy to ask on Monday: On a scale of one to 10, how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is? (Answer: Fifteen.) Click the image to watch.

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So..Robert Gibbs was Born January 20th 2009, or he is an idiot.

You decide.

portlandon on November 6, 2009 at 5:57 PM

How was your nap the last 8 years, Gibbsy? Or did it take the proctologist that long to find your head?

Sekhmet on November 6, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Too dumb to fail.

Caper29 on November 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM

You Lie.

faraway on November 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Baghdad Bob strikes again.

keep the change on November 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Just think, he is the smartest person in the administration.

faraway on November 6, 2009 at 5:58 PM

WOW just WOW. Maybe he’s Rumplestilskin and just woke up from his nap.

Brat4life on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

On a scale of one to 10, how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is?

Uh Oh Allah is in LOVE!

and Gibbsey… needs a haircut and a frontal lobotomy.

upinak on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

What kind of job is this fool going to get after this gig is up? Who in the world would hire him?

sherry on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Convenient memory loss.

dogsoldier on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

I NEVER want this guy fired. He outdoes Baghdad Bob. He is the gift that keeps on giving.

karenhasfreedom on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Either way, maybe “White House press secretary” isn’t the optimal line of work for him.

Thanks Allah. The understatement of the year made me LOL.

SouperConservative on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Gibbs, have you checked u-tube on President Bush when he was in office lately? You are a less than slug slime! Actually, you give us all our daily laugh.
L

letget on November 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM

What rat hole has this guy been living in for the last 8 years? That comment was screamed from the media for years when Boosh was pres.

Kissmygrits on November 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Hmmm, I think Gibbsy was a tad premature in that statement. The government takeover of all media hasn’t totally happened yet so the images are still there. Sorry Gibbs, you can’t rewrite the history that easily!!!

4shoes on November 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Two possible explanations: (1) Gibbsy was trying to say something else and it came out very wrong; (2) Gibbsy was in a deep, deep coma for much of the past decade.

My money is on…coma.

JetBoy on November 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Rumplestiltzken lives!

Rovin on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Zombietime.com, anyone? Hitler was one of the nicer things San Fran Nan’s voters were saying about George W Bush.

Sekhmet on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

I really have to hope that was a misstatement.

No one is that functionally dense.

Techie on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

What kind of job is this fool going to get after this gig is up? Who in the world would hire him?

sherry on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

ACORN.

4shoes on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Hubris…

Don’t believe what you SAW… don’t believe the tape and video you have… believe what I tell you…

Its a pretty consistant story from this administration.

Romeo13 on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Maybe he meant “images of HUSTLER,” non?

robblefarian on November 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Gibbs is a complete dumbass. In thee 8 years of Bush, he had to endure the most constant barage of pure rage and hate that any politician had ever had to endure. This narcisstic eunuch gets his feelings hurt if you ask a question. This is the most pathetic administration since Jimmah Carter and that is saying alot. Having this moron as a spokesman proves it.

volsense on November 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Just a selective amnesia moment – Nothing to see here.

Zorg on November 6, 2009 at 6:02 PM

I vote for the coma. I hope he wakes up someday…

oddball on November 6, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Gibbs is playing the percentages. He knows that the majority of Americans still get their news from the MSM, i.e. the national news at 6:30pm Eastern and the Associated Press which tells the public only what it wants the public to know. I’m sure there are millions of Americans who are blissfully unaware that Bush was labeled Hitler for 8 years.

Jim-Rose on November 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

I NEVER want this guy fired. He outdoes Baghdad Bob. He is the gift that keeps on giving giving me nausea.
karenhasfreedom on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

FIFY; you can thank me later.

VoyskaPVO on November 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

I don’t really like Morena Baccarin with the short hair. She looks like a Jonas Brother.

Jim Treacher on November 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

What kind of job is this fool going to get after this gig is up? Who in the world would hire him?

sherry on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM
ACORN.

4shoes on November 6, 2009 at 6:01 PM

+1

SouperConservative on November 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

Has there ever been any administration as intellectually bankrupt as Obama and this band of illiterate thugs?

volsense on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

The left is still comparing Bush to Hitler.

Beto Ochoa on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

They did Gibbs, you idiot, I guess you must have had your head in rectal defilade even before you took this job.

rplat on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Can you imagine if, five years ago, protesters had compared our government to Hitler?

Actually, the current administration is easily compared to Mussolini.

If that makes Mr. Gibbs feel any better.

Rebar on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Admittedly, it was a dumb statement by Gibbs, but by pointing out the idiocy of it you’re all tacitly admitting that under Obama now you’re just as deranged as the nutroots were under Bush.

crr6 on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Oh please, seriously?

http://www.zombietime.com

TheUnrepentantGeek on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Gibbs is just saying aloud what a lot of us know – the race fans are getting surlier by the day. Thankfully, they can\’t don\’t have any viable candidates to win national offices. Whew!!

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Five years ago no one, other than the loons on the left, would have compared our government to Hitler. It wasn’t a totalitarian regime then.

orlandocajun on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Remain calm, all is well.

The Ugly American on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Splitting atoms–with his mind!

Christien on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

I can’t decide – is Gibbsy a Dr. Seuss creation or is Beaker, of the Muppets, his real father? Call my sense of humor warped, but I think Gibbsy is too funny.

MayorDaley on November 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Gibbs is just saying aloud what a lot of us know – the race fans are getting surlier by the day. Thankfully, they can\’t don\’t have any viable candidates to win national offices. Whew!!

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

hmmm coming from the mouths of gibb’s babes. So how about that Mao!

upinak on November 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

I can’t decide – is Gibbsy a Dr. Seuss creation or is Beaker, of the Muppets, his real father? Call my sense of humor warped, but I think Gibbsy is too funny.

MayorDaley on November 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM

The swedish chef….

upinak on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is? (Answer: Fifteen.) Click the image to watch.

I don’t care what the Obamunist thinks, I know that any woman named Morena Baccarin has to be hawt!.

elduende on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

The lizard, Gibbs, only crawled out from under a rock last November.

Kalifornia Kafir on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

The adults brain-dead are in charge ( or they’re Trolls at Hot Air).

kingsjester on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

You know this is the mind set of these people. They think their parrot media will not say anything.

tarpon on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Thank you Dr. Goebbels for your cutting edge insight as to how we should view this Incompetent Administration.

ronnyraygun on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Admittedly, it was a dumb statement by Gibbs, but by pointing out the idiocy of it you’re all tacitly admitting that under Obama now you’re just as deranged as the nutroots were under Bush.

crr6 on November 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Sorry,, Gibbs is not that smart.

4shoes on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Shaking head in disbelief….

vcferlita on November 6, 2009 at 6:09 PM

O/T

Tancredo just got through ripping up Shuster on the Republican’s display signs during their rally. The other guest is MarKos. Tancredo said, “David, where were the shout outs from the media when Bush was in office.

Wow, Tancredo just walk off the set while Markos is insulting him…..you got to get the video!

Rovin on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

“All Bushitler and no McChimpler make Homer something something…”

~The Shinning

Christien on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Someone get Gibblets off that podium and get someone up there who actually knows what the hell they are saying!

This guy is a completely incompetent idiot!

pilamaye on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

When asked about V, Gibbs responded: “and I’m a PC
Then he turned into a space lizard people and ate Tommy Christopher.

forest on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Geez, having a pack of worthless a$$-suckers, disguised as journalists, makes for a helluva security blanket, eh Gibbs?

Pity there’s still so many holes in it.

Yeah, yeah. We know you’re working on that.

Happy will be the day I click on my favorite blog and see . . .

File 404.

CPT. Charles on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Of the Assorted Crap Bag of trolls here, you’re the dumbest.

Does you mom upstairs know what you post on this site?

Janos Hunyadi on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

race fans are getting surlier by the day.

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Wow! Another “Nascar” comment from PimpleSimon. It’s getting old little pr*ck.

ronnyraygun on November 6, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Maybe someone should e-mail MKH’s article to him?

katiejane on November 6, 2009 at 6:13 PM

The swedish chef….

upinak on November 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

“The fluum is okey-dokey”

Well, that Gibb’s conveniently forgot the last decade isn’t new. When’s the last time a liberal Dem owned up to their own sordid past?

The One is here! Hope and Change erased it.

JetBoy on November 6, 2009 at 6:13 PM

I really think Morena Baccarin looks hot with the short hair, but someone on Big Hollywood pointed out that she kind of looks like Michael Cera.

I don’t care. She’s hawt!

Kensington on November 6, 2009 at 6:13 PM

Who in the world would hire him?

sherry on November 6, 2009 at 5:59 PM

He and Scott McClellan will co-author a book blaming Dubya, Palin and the tea partiers for all Obama’s failures. I understand that they’ve already received a $10 advance.

Oldnuke on November 6, 2009 at 6:14 PM

I don’t really like Morena Baccarin with the short hair. She looks like a Jonas Brother.

Jim Treacher on November 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM

A smoking hot Jonas Brother, thank you.

Kensington on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Hard to believe this worthless tool still has a job. What a maroon.

califcon on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

We have always been at war with Eurasia don’t you know?

angryed on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Wasn’t even MSNBC talking about ‘V’?

Count to 10 on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.””

Joseph Goebbels.

rbj on November 6, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Corrupt Cabal of Liars. That simple.

marklmail on November 6, 2009 at 6:16 PM

A smoking hot Jonas Brother, thank you.

Kensington on November 6, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Smoking hot alien lizard person Jonas Brother.

forest on November 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

He’s so nice. Not very smart though.

kahall on November 6, 2009 at 6:17 PM

They DID!

johnnyU on November 6, 2009 at 6:18 PM

Two possible explanations: (1) Gibbsy was trying to say something else and it came out very wrong; (2) Gibbsy was in a deep, deep coma for much of the past decade.

(3) Gibbsy is a Visitor…

JusDreamin on November 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM

On a scale of one to 10, how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is? (Answer: Fifteen.)

Too late to get in the Morena Baccarin line…..I’m way ahead. I’ve been in love with her since she was Inara on Firefly! Although I’m not a fan of the short hair I can always make an exception or two when comes to her……BTW 15 is way too low of a number.

VikingGoneWild on November 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM

LOL!

Theworldisnotenough on November 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM

It’s getting old little pr*ck.

ronnyraygun on November 6, 2009 at 6:12 PM

You need to relax. You’re one of the surly ones that Gibbs and I were referring to.

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM

On a scale of one to 10, how hot does the president think the head alien in “V” is?

Does it look anything like a Star Wars Lieutenant?

farright on November 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Of the Assorted Crap Bag of trolls here, you’re the dumbest.

Janos Hunyadi on November 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM

Thanks for the compliment Janos! You’re the best.

By the way, could you find me some of my more astute posts from mid October? I know you diligently save everything I post on your computer, and I don’t feel like searching through the archives myself.

Go ahead, hop to it.

crr6 on November 6, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Shhhh shhhhh shhhhh Gibbsy. Go back to mama’s teat now. Shhhhhhhhh

capejasmine on November 6, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Thin skin is confirmed.

The leftists called Bush Hitler for YEARS!!!!

Get over it Gibbsy…..BTW your boss isn’t making you look good!

Rndguy on November 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM

I loved it when someone in the press core yelled out…

“What about Squidward?”

I think the slogan for our uprising has just been born.

Seven Percent Solution on November 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Does it look anything like a Star Wars Lieutenant?

farright on November 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Trek, even?

Count to 10 on November 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

What about all of the
Traitorous leftists who
Tried to ARREST Vice president dick cheney in public
Tried to ARREST members of our own military
Tried to Block troop shipments
Carried signs comparing
Bush to hitlet
Dick cheney to hitler

How about all of the WAK Jobs
who DARED to call our own soldiers
mass murders
Even on the senate floor (the God Damed Traitors called democrats) called our soldiers mass murders, rapists, child molesters and genocidal maniacs

All on the house and senate floor..

Personally if i was there i would have been hard pressed
to not go down there and put my foot up their lying democrat ass’s

veteranoutrage on November 6, 2009 at 6:24 PM

You can tell when he’s lying by how pink/red/maroon his face gets.

Sure hope he doesn’t play poker.

tru2tx on November 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM

Baghdad Bob strikes again.

ctmom on November 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM

The left compared Bush to Hitler because Bush invaded two countries. But that is not what fascism is about. Fascism is not manifested in foreign excursions. Hitler may have been infamous for starting WW II, but those invasions were not what made him a fascist. Fascism is implicitly a product of domestic policy. Fascism is about corporatism, leader worship, socialization of industry, and control (not ownership) of the media. By the definition of fascism, Bush was a big failure. Imperialist perhaps, but not fascist.

Obama, however, is hitting all the right fascist notes, albeit on a modest scale compared to Il Duce or Franco, but for America, these notes he is hitting are not only unprecedented, but perfectly inline with what any historian would recognize as fascism.

A counter argument can only be made about how fascist obama is. But the protesters Gibbs refers to are not arguing degree of fascism, they are simply stating their supposition, supported by historical analogies, that this administration has fascist tendencies, and in that assertion they are perfectly correct.

Thus, not only is the charge well founded by historical comparisons, but the charges leveled against Bush were specious because those bringing them were ignorant of the basic definition of fascism, confusing as they did, foreign involvement with the actual domestic attributes that are the hallmark of fascism – hallmarks we see today for the very first time in US history.

keep the change on November 6, 2009 at 6:25 PM

He should just walk in, say “I’m a PC” and then walk out.

RightWinged on November 6, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Omigod, this man is an idiot.

Not that I want him replaced with someone competent or anything. He’s comedy gold.

evergreen on November 6, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Lying Liars that LIE.

huckelberry on November 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Hmmmm…… What would it have been like?

[Strokes chin while harp plays]

Maybe like this?

Or maybe like this?

notropis on November 6, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Nice round up, here.

notropis on November 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Does anyone know what this guy did for a living before this job?

Hope Soros or someone of Bama’s mentors takes care of the guy after this gig. He couldn’t get a job as a dogcatcher anywhere I know of. Even the dogs would remember his face and laugh at him.

Harry Schell on November 6, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Hey Gibbie, when can we expect you to get back to us on the specific lies told by Fox?

rjoco1 on November 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Admittedly, it was a dumb statement by Gibbs, but by pointing out the idiocy of it you’re all tacitly admitting that under Obama now you’re just as deranged as the nutroots were under Bush.

Apples and oranges. I myself don’t believe that Obama is a Marxist, socialist, fascist, or that he’s Hitler, but people label him as such because he’s expanding and wants to expand the federal government beyond its appropriate role in our constitutional republic. The yahoos who called Bush Hitler and labeled him a fascist did so because “fascist” for them means “bad person with whom I have a political disagreement.”

Bill Ramey on November 6, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Is doofus the correct spelling?

ParisParamus on November 6, 2009 at 6:33 PM

You need to relax. You’re one of the surly ones that Gibbs and I were referring to.

simplesimon on November 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Don’t worry Pimple, I’m relaxed. Simple little children like you and Gibbs can’t raise my stress level. For someone who is supposed to be “Surly”… I sure do have a big smile on my face. Now, go say to your Mom for me.

ronnyraygun on November 6, 2009 at 6:34 PM

The liberal/progressives set the bar on protesting. Now they bitch and moan. Talk about dishing it out but cant take it.

Greed on November 6, 2009 at 6:34 PM

There has to be an internal Whitehouse bet as to what Gibbs can say with a straight face.

gwelf on November 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Rip Van Gibbs

Christien on November 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM

The Bush years are B.O. (Before Obama). Therefor it never happened…

FontanaConservative on November 6, 2009 at 6:36 PM

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