Press corps grills Gibbs: Um, didn’t Obama totally shamelessly lie about C-SPAN?

posted at 4:10 pm on January 6, 2010 by Allahpundit

Reminds me of the time Tapper coolly yet cruelly pressed Gibbs to defend Biden’s sub-moronic advice to New Yorkers about avoiding city subways during swine-flu season. There is, and can be, no defense here, and everyone in the room knows it. The point of asking is simply to make Gibbs look constipated — which, of course, it does. In fact, the best he can do by way of an answer is to mumble that The One wants a bill on his desk as soon as possible, an implicit admission that the White House is prepared to sacrifice all its gauzy promises about transparency on the altar of finally ramming this travesty through. But then, we already knew that.

Boost your sound before you watch the first clip, as the audio’s very low for some reason. As for the second clip, you probably watched it already at some point today via Drudge or our own Headlines section. If so, watch it again. Lies this shameless, especially from the lips of our modern-day Lincoln-Jesus, must be cherished. Click the image to watch.

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SBABG on January 7, 2010 at 12:36 AM

Gibby: “I answered that yesterday.”

LOL!!!

Translation:

“Everything I said was a lie. My boss is a liar. Therefor, I have to lie to cover for him. Please stop asking these questions because I will only lie to you again. If you press me, I will give you the same lies I gave you yesterday.”

shorebird on January 7, 2010 at 12:47 AM

CBS sees that the Emperor has no clothes…

Obama Reneges on Health Care TransparencyObama Reneges on Health Care Transparency
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/06/eveningnews/main6064298.shtml

lovingmyUSA on January 7, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Obama is aging right in front of our eyes.
Sir Napsalot on January 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Too bad he isn’t growing up as he ages.

LegendHasIt on January 7, 2010 at 1:31 AM

Obama is Nixon with a Tan–except that every day for Obama is Nixon on his very worst day

and Nixon on his very worst day was a Bad Bad Man…..

Janos Hunyadi on January 7, 2010 at 1:44 AM

oldleprechaun on January 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Yes, yes, and yes. These people appear to retreat to tree-houses somewhere in Yosemite after they’ve been in front of the camera’s eye. No other explanation.

betsyz on January 7, 2010 at 4:20 AM

Obama is aging right in front of our eyes.
Sir Napsalot on January 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Most definitely. He’s put on ten years already.

“I’m melting…..”

98ZJUSMC on January 7, 2010 at 4:26 AM

Like the old saying goes,”Ask me no questions and I’ll tell you no lies.”

This entire administration along with all the corrupt, dishonest entities that are affiliated with it, ie. Acorn, SEIU, Center for American Progress, Media Matters, Daily Kos, ZsaZsa Huffington, et al.. has been lying about their true agenda from day one. If they had campaigned honestly and treated President Bush with honesty and integrity, they never would have won any elections. The entire Democrat Party is one big lie. I’m hoping the Republicans can do better after they thrive after the 2010 Democrat bloodbath…..If not, then a philosophy of returning to the framework of the Founding Fathers and fairly strict interpretation of the Constitution will be required to set the country straight. It’s time for all these elitist bums to have a major epiphany that they are in office to serve the People as public SERVANTS, and not the inverse where the People work for and fear the government. Each party always campaigns on “Getting the Country Back”. They need to campaign on ridding the system of corruption and doing what’s right in order to give the Citizen what’s rightfully his by God, Life,Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness without the Government putting stones into the passway. I’ll believe it when I see it. If the people want that Government badly enough, it’s possible. It happened in 1776….

adamsmith on January 7, 2010 at 6:36 AM

Amazing, if the press corps was even a little bit true to themselves and the American people, Gibbs would have had to run whimpering from the room as he was bombarded by every single reporter in the room about the Won’s lies. But alas, we only had what? two reporters press him on the subject?

A sad sad day my friends.

conservnut on January 7, 2010 at 7:01 AM

Obama is Nixon with a Tan–except that every day for Obama is Nixon on his very worst day

and Nixon on his very worst day was a Bad Bad Man…..

Janos Hunyadi on January 7, 2010 at 1:44 AM

I gotta disagree. Even when the GOP leaders in Congress forced Nixon to resign and he left office in disgrace on August 9th, 1974. Even on that day- Nixon’s worst. He was a far far far better president than the American-hating, terrorist-loving coward that currently holds the office. Obama is not Nixon with a tan, Obama is the Chicago version of Jimmy Carter.

highhopes on January 7, 2010 at 7:02 AM

As a general rule, the Gibbs meetups with the WH press corps appear to be a showtime of the Scribes and the Pharisee. Gibbs’s MO tends to be arrogantly dismissive of out-of-the-accepted questioning. And the stenographers say, “Okay, if you say so.”

onlineanalyst on January 7, 2010 at 7:08 AM

highhopes on January 7, 2010 at 7:02 AM

I agree. Nixon was hounded for years as a payback for his exposure and pursuit of Alger Hiss, the Soviet agent lovingly protected by FDR and Truman.

onlineanalyst on January 7, 2010 at 7:12 AM

OT but important (from an e-mail I got this morning)

In November, the The Washington Times compiled an informal list of current ROEs in Afghanistan. The ROEs are said to reflect a change in our operating culture and put the Afghan people first. A partial list includes:

- No night or surprise searches.

- Villagers have to be warned prior to searches.

- U.S. soldiers may not fire at the enemy unless the enemy is preparing to fire first.

- U.S. forces cannot engage the enemy if civilians are present.

- U.S. forces can fire at an “insurgent” if they catch him placing an improvised explosive device but not if “insurgents” are walking away from an area where explosives have been laid.

If these are truly the ROEs put into place by this administration, it is time to bring the troops home. You don’t go to war unless you intend to win and these are not winning strategies.

highhopes on January 7, 2010 at 7:16 AM

highhopes on January 7, 2010 at 7:16 AM

Good Lord! I would not be surprised if this was true. If it is, bring them home now, before these stupid rules get bushel basket loads of our boys killed.

conservnut on January 7, 2010 at 7:32 AM

I can’t remember a day when Dana Perino or Tony Snow made me feel like they were lying to me and didn’t really care if I knew it or not.

ctmom on January 7, 2010 at 7:42 AM

I can’t remember a day when Dana Perino or Tony Snow made me feel like they were lying to me and didn’t really care if I knew it or not.

ctmom on January 7, 2010 at 7:42 AM

A bigger difference between Gibbs and either Perino or Snow was their attitudes. Where Gibbs lectures, Perino and Snow acted as if they were talking to colleagues. Where Gibbs simply sticks to the administration’s talking points, Perino and Snow had more latitude to speak on behalf of GWB.

God, how I miss professionals like Snow, may he R.I.P.

highhopes on January 7, 2010 at 7:54 AM

I pray all the time that Gibbsy keeps his job. What better face for this WH than that arrogant @ss? He is perfect.

di butler on January 7, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Obama is aging right in front of our eyes.
Sir Napsalot on January 6, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Maybe Julianne Malveaux will feed him lots of butter and eggs.

Mr. Grump on January 7, 2010 at 8:43 AM

I pray all the time that Gibbsy keeps his job. What better face for this WH than that arrogant @ss? He is perfect.

di butler on January 7, 2010 at 7:58 A

Baghdad Bob makes Scott McClellan look competent. I know he’s an arrogant jerkoff, but it’s so hard to tell when he’s mumbling and stumbling and can’t figure out where to hide.

Soon enough he’ll piss the prima dona WH press corps off one-too-many times, and they’ll attack. He’s at his worst when there’s blood in the water. He loses it. Can’t wait.

Jaibones on January 7, 2010 at 8:51 AM

Not only, is the honeymoon with the press over with, they’re finding out, the bride isn’t a virgin.

heartache

:D

franksalterego on January 7, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Man, even the Obamabots at the Philadelphia Inquirer are calling for Obama to keep his C-SPAN promise today.

The atmospherics are getting so bad on this thing that the White House is never going to be able to sell this as Hopenchange. It’s Politics As Usual, only this time with everyone’s health care on the line, not just a defense spending bill or even a bank bailout. The storyline of Obama As Change Agent is officially dead. And he really has nothing else to recommend him as President.

Health care really is the third rail for Democrats. They may actually get a bill this time, but it is going to electrocute all of them.

rockmom on January 7, 2010 at 9:19 AM

CLOWARD AND PIVEN

Make the changes quickly–do not have a debate, make up a reason–health care, global warming–, do it in secret. Collapse the economy. Bring about fundamental change.

The Country is being played.

Haunches on January 7, 2010 at 9:25 AM

It appears that Rep. Joe Wilson (“you lie”) was the smartest person in the room and one with balls.

Kissmygrits on January 7, 2010 at 9:38 AM

The President race in 2012 will be interesting. BHO will actually have to defend his positions and not get a pass.

Oil Can on January 6, 2010 at 4:16 PM

Not get a pass? You can’t possibly be serious. When does the Democratic presidential candidate not get a total pass on everything?

eyedoc on January 7, 2010 at 9:43 AM

CLOWARD AND PIVEN

Make the changes quickly–do not have a debate, make up a reason–health care, global warming–, do it in secret. Collapse the economy. Bring about fundamental change.
The Country is being played.
Haunches on January 7, 2010 at 9:25 AM


“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,”
Rahm Emanuel

The National Socialists will tell you that you never want a serious crisis to go to waste – even if you have to Create that Crisis.

Insert witty screen name here on January 7, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Obama is aging right in front of our eyes.

He needs the same plastique surgeon as p’losi! As for gibsey, no help is possible since this low-life sold his soul (if he ever had one) to sweep up after the most worthless president in history!

jgdp on January 7, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Barry is making Jimmy Carter look competent

J_Crater on January 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Barry is making Jimmy Carter look competent

J_Crater on January 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM

They’re a little reckless, but their plan is far from incompetent. Marxist genius.

marklmail on January 7, 2010 at 10:40 AM

and Nixon on his very worst day was a Bad Bad Man…..

Janos Hunyadi on January 7, 2010 at 1:44 AM

Nixon didn’t do anything that every Democratic president before and since also did.

MarkTheGreat on January 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Gibbs could go the Nixonian route …

That statement, regarding C-SPAN, is inoperative

J_Crater on January 7, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Gibbs looks like Animal House’s Flounder when Dean Wormer summarizes his academic career.

Terp Mole on January 7, 2010 at 12:36 PM

I am going to offer a suggestion to some unemployed person who wants to stimulate the economy.
Start up your printer, print copies of the healthcare bill and offer to sell them, DELIVERED, to the home or office of their favorite politician for $25.00 or $30.00.
Make some money, create some jobs and bury the Bastrids in their own garbage.
Added benefit kill a few trees and make the Politicians sorry they ever screwed with the U.S. citizen!

dhunter on January 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM

shamelessly lie is a phrase we are becoming increasingly familiar with…

TBenton on January 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Would it be racist to point out that Obama reneged on his promise to put the health care on CSpan?

PaulMorphy on January 7, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Is it ok to call him a reneger?

PaulMorphy on January 7, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Hear today on the car radio that Rahm might be out of the picture soon. Not to worry, he will be replaced by someone worse and continue to ‘advise’ from the side lines.

jeanie on January 7, 2010 at 1:30 PM

PaulMorphy drooled: “Is it ok to call him a reneger?”

Aha ha ha. Oh, gosh that’s funny. That’s really funny. Do you write your own material? Do you? Because that is so fresh. Reneger. You know, I’ve never heard anyone make that joke before. Mmm. You’re the first. I’ve never heard anyone make a reference like that in a racial context before. Because that word sounds like a racial slur? Doesn’t it? Reneger. And yet, you have taken that and used it out of context, to insult a black man in this everyday situation. Gosh what a clever, smart person you must be, to come up with a joke like that all by yourself. Mmm, that’s so fresh too. Any Oprah jokes you want to throw at me while we’re hitting these at the height of their popularity? Hmm? Cause… I’m here. God you’re SO funny.

Terp Mole on January 7, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Yep…this is the first step toward dictatorship. Our democracy has been hijacked.

jediwebdude on January 7, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Terp Mole on January 7, 2010 at 2:03 PM

And the joke was such a knee-slapper, he even made it twice! What a card. What a caution. What a wag.

Alex_SF on January 7, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Not only, is the honeymoon with the press over with, they’re finding out, the bride isn’t a virgin.

franksalterego on January 7, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Just wait ’til they realize it’s really a dude under there.

malclave on January 7, 2010 at 7:20 PM

“The public will be part of the conversation…”

Somehow I don’t think he wants to hear what this member of the public wants to contribute to the conversation.

2ipa on January 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Kissmygrits on January 7, 2010 at 9:38 AM

It WOULD be appropriate for ALL Republicans to stand during the State of the Union and shout “you lie!”.

jack herman on January 8, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Robert Gibbs — Add him to the growing list of those who are in over their heads…

eanax on January 8, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Man, I’m really fed up seeing this smarmy boor’s mug constantly trying to unblunder a bama blunder!

jgdp on January 8, 2010 at 4:39 PM

Did the WH spokesman tell the ‘press corp.’ to go to Hell? He’ll only answer questions he wants to? Or is told to? So much for “transparency” in government. You’d think the press would get wise to this crap. THEY are being ‘@#$%& slapped’ BIG TIME … but there seems to be hope (CNN): [ussneverdock.blogspot.com]

Netclimber on January 9, 2010 at 1:53 AM

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