Video: Gibbs squirms as press corps grills him on Slaughter strategy

posted at 5:13 pm on March 16, 2010 by Allahpundit

Two clips from this afternoon’s briefing, the first via Hengler of Savannah Guthrie making the clown dance and the second via Mediaite of Ed Henry picking up where she left off. The Democrats’ talking point on this is unyielding: The public doesn’t care what process they use to pass the bill and, presumably, won’t ever ever evah care no matter what happens. As I tried to explain last night, that logic is simply insane, and the closer we get to a Supreme Court challenge to the Slaughter strategy, the more insane it becomes. Politico:

No lawyer interviewed by POLITICO thought the constitutionality of the “deem and pass” approach being considered by House Democrats was an open-and-shut case either way. But most agreed that it could raise constitutional issues sufficiently credible that the Supreme Court might get interested, as it has in the past.

“If I were advising somebody,” on whether deem and pass would run into constitutional trouble, “I would say to them, ‘Don’t do it,’” said Alan Morrison, a professor at the George Washington University Law School who has litigated similar issues before the Supreme Court on behalf of the watchdog organization Public Citizen. “What does ‘deem’ mean? In class I always say it means ‘let’s pretend.’ ‘Deems’ means it’s not true.”…

Alison Zieve, director of litigation for Public Citizen, said, “I agree it doesn’t feel good. It seems inconsistent with the wording of the relevant constitutional provision. And then the question is whether the constitution gives them flexibility to adopt procedures to streamline or guide their business.”

Democrats can’t seriously believe that the public would shrug at a Supreme Court challenge that could strike down ObamaCare because we don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no congressional procedure. The reason no one cares right now is because the idea’s only a week old, Pelosi still hasn’t committed to it, and objections to it thus far have been confined mainly to conservative media. That’s changing, as you’re about to see. In fact, here’s a taste of Jack Cafferty’s latest tribute to Madam Speaker on CNN:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may try to pass the controversial health care reform bill without making members vote on it. Unbelievable…

Politically speaking, this is beyond sleazy. It’s meant to protect Democrats – especially those up for re-election in November – from having to make a tough vote. Pelosi says of this process, “I like it… because people don’t have to vote on the Senate bill.” In Nancy Pelosi’s world, accountability is a dirty word.

There’s a fun slogan for Democrats to run on in November; no wonder some fencesitters in the House are starting to feel extra squeamish. If they have to go to court, even if they win, the media spotlight on the case will raise public awareness about the scumminess of the process ahead of November. If they lose the case, which is possible, they’re ruined twice over: Not only would O-Care be dead but the scumminess would now have actually risen to the level of illegality. And the grand irony would be that there’s really no benefit at this point to using Slaughter instead of just voting up or down on Reid’s bill. The parliamentarian says Obama has to sign something before reconciliation can begin in the Senate and the underlying Senate bill “deemed” passed by the House is the only thing he can sign. So forget the whole “deem” business and vote on the damned thing already. Which, I predict, is exactly what Pelosi will do.


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“A legislative process game.”

“A..rancid. Anti-Constitutional..legislative process game.”

Speakup on March 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

Did Cafferty have an intervention?

ICBM on March 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

Dirty.

andy85719 on March 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM

There is nothing funny about a CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS!

Khun Joe on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

The Slaughter strategy is stupid… they gain nothing by doing it… just vote on the Senate bill and then fix it up after it is a law… if that’s what you want to do…

ninjapirate on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Still wearing the purple tie I see…

Skywise on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Any congressmen walking around with their arm in a cast yet?

Any driving a new Bentley?

Tell tale signs.

fogw on March 16, 2010 at 5:20 PM

If only this was all happening in France….

BHO Jonestown on March 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

And Harry has yet to give those “assurances” that he can get 51 votes. All he has are a lot of pledges to be “open” to the “process” in general. No one’s seen the text yet.

Wethal on March 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Oh no,Team Hopey has lost CNN!

canopfor on March 16, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Why does Gibbs keep looking at his palm?

Electrongod on March 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Somewhere an Arby’s is being robbed of a perfectly passable fry chef.

Chuck Schick on March 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

OH MY GOODNESS! These people are so out of touch with the American people they have no business working in a government that is supposed to be a representative democracy.
They, with the enuch Gibbs as the front man, are setting up for a revolt and they have absolutely no clue.

ORconservative on March 16, 2010 at 5:23 PM

When you lose Jack “it rained today and I am blaming Bush” Cafferty, you’ve pretty much lost the country.

angryed on March 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

It is what we hve come to expect from these sleez-bags.

SayNo2-O on March 16, 2010 at 5:24 PM

The worst thing about this is Shepard Smith giving his opinion on the constitutionality of this trick the Dem’s want to use. How do we get the pretty boy air head off the air. It’s pretty much the only time I won’t watch Fox. The man is an idiot.

inchdeep on March 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

The Slaughter strategy is stupid… they gain nothing by doing it… just vote on the Senate bill and then fix it up after it is a law… if that’s what you want to do…

ninjapirate on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

And the thing is most of the “fix” that they want to do using reconciliation would probably pass as a regular bill in both houses.

angryed on March 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

KNow what would be a fun question fo Gibbs, “How does it feel to have to defend insanity?”

WashJeff on March 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

I’ve had about enough of this crap. Where’d I put my pitchfork and torch?

jimmy2shoes on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

Somebody needs some Metamucil, and beating with a truth stick!

abobo on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

You need to find the video of Ms. Slaughter on Fox today proclaiming that this rule has been used hundreds of times since the 30′s, AP.

I hope they try it, I hope it goes to SCOTUS because a little birdy told me they would welcome a fight with Barry.

Spite………gotta love it.

Knucklehead on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

The Democrats’ talking point on this is unyielding: The public doesn’t care what process they use to pass the bill and, presumably, won’t ever ever evah care no matter what happens.

Wrong and WRONG, WRONG, WRONG,

If you Dems can’t manage to follow the Constitution, maybe you’re not Up to the task.

Chip on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

The Slaughter strategy is stupid… they gain nothing by doing it… just vote on the Senate bill and then fix it up after it is a law… if that’s what you want to do…

ninjapirate on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

The problem is they have gone so far down the path of rule bending that they have to break the constitution to keep going. If they actually had the votes to comply with Senate rules, as required by the Constitution, none of this would be a problem.

pedestrian on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

This White House thinks American people are too stupid to listen to .

borntoraisehogs on March 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM

There is NO WAY I’m watching a Robert Gibbs video. NO. WAY.

conservative pilgrim on March 16, 2010 at 5:27 PM

In a Republic?

Process DOES matter.

Romeo13 on March 16, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Demon Pass to takeover 18% of the economy?

Figures the Radical national socialist leftists in the Demonpass Party would be advocates for the SS.

Chip on March 16, 2010 at 5:30 PM

This administration is making every previous administration look like it was run by infallible men.

I can’t believe I actually wished Hillary had won.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

If the American people don’t care about process, then why is Ben Nelson so desperate to distance himself from the Cornhusker Kickback?

Doughboy on March 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

Good thing Barry the baby killer made friends with SCOTUS at the state of the union, oops.

Daveyardbird on March 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

There is one thing that the ACLU and Tea Party have in common with the moderate populist: love of and respect for the Constitution.

Pelosi would be wise to just do the straight up-or-down vote.

RachDubya on March 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

The Notorious G.O.P on March

Barry is the worst parts of Nixon and Carter

Daveyardbird on March 16, 2010 at 5:34 PM

So why is Shemp…er…Shep talking like this is an everyday way to pass up a vote? Deeming passed and a consent agenda are two different animals. Anyone can object on a unanimous consent and it has to be called for a vote. On a “deemed passed” rule, like the Slaughter rule, as I understand it, no consent is required. It’s just let’s just say by voting on this piece of legislation that we can say the vote applies to this other legislation. Can’t do it.

This constitutional republic was founded on the idea that a vote was necessary for a decision. And there are laws that tell you what vote is necessary. I mean, it’s not possible to deem a veto override passed. You actually have to vote it. I mean, come on. It’s just a fundamental right that we have to require the vote. Otherwise, why in the world would they be keeping score?

Bottom line, if this was an up or down vote, the Dems lose. They know it. They can’t get it. And if they do get it, by some miracle, then they will, by casting their votes in favor of this debacle, be creating their own personal slaughter rule — against their political careers.

So it’s Demmed if you do and Demmed if you don’t, ‘crats. Just remember, you’re taking a HUGE gamble that the American public is so stupid that we don’t care about honesty and fair play. We do. You’ll see.

Tennman on March 16, 2010 at 5:36 PM

There is one thing that the ACLU and Tea Party have in common with the moderate populist: love of and respect for the Constitution.

Pelosi would be wise to just do the straight up-or-down vote.

RachDubya on March 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM

You can’t be serious. The ACLU is an enabler of the left’s social Utopia fantasy. They only care about the Constitution when they can twist it to force political correct BS down our throats.

ROCnPhilly on March 16, 2010 at 5:37 PM

inchdeep on March 16, 2010 at 5:25 PM

He wears enough makeup to be considered fully Metro. No other broadcast personality looks so feminine except those that are women.

Smith needs to get off FNC and go find a real circus where he can play. I recommend lion tamer.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:37 PM

Pass it. Then Republicans campaign on a two-election strategy to establish veto-proof majorities in both houses. We need Congress. Gingrinch (not Clinton) balanced the budget in two sessions of Congress. Boehner and McConnell can do the same.

InterestedObserver on March 16, 2010 at 5:38 PM

Gibbs is a trooper. I challenge anybody to do a better job defending the indefensible, as he does day in day out.

sandberg on March 16, 2010 at 5:40 PM

Gee, that Savannah chick is hot. Oh well, it was nice to see her at least once before she’s kicked out to the curb for asking such a question.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Chuck Schick on March 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Bold understatement if ever there was one. Nice one Chuck.

DanMan on March 16, 2010 at 5:42 PM

SQUEALIN’ LIKE A PIGGY

blatantblue on March 16, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Logic:

Worms squirm.

Gibbs squirmed.

Therefor, Gibbs is a worm.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:44 PM

You need to find the video of Ms. Slaughter on Fox today proclaiming that this rule has been used hundreds of times since the 30’s, AP.

I hope they try it, I hope it goes to SCOTUS because a little birdy told me they would welcome a fight with Barry.

Spite………gotta love it.

Knucklehead on March 16, 2010 at 5:26 PM

I will laugh my backside off if the SCOTUS is called on to rule on Obama care and they strike it down saying…

“With all due deference to separation of powers, Congress and the President have reversed a centuries old tradition of Constitutional democracy in America by using obscure procedural methods to avoid a vote on controversial legislation. This action opens the floodgates to allow government to dictate policy to the American people outside of its Constitutional guidelines and transforms our government into little more than a dictatorship.”

Hawthorne on March 16, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Shep…

He is turning into an Olberman, with his blanket statements, in the vacuum of any explanation.

“Its been used before, and it’s constitutional”? He at least shows his disdain for the “Deem and Pass” concept. But his dismissal of the legal and constitutional objections is empty.

Agrippa2k on March 16, 2010 at 5:47 PM

MORE POPCORN!

GarandFan on March 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Has there ever been a sleazier Press Secretary? I’m sure there has … I just can’t recall one.

darwin on March 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM

GIbbs is a tool, Pelosi is scum, Obama is a weasel and we pay the price
their insistence on passage in the face of overwhelming citizen opposition is staggering. are they really going to hold to “we did the right thing” when they lose in droves in November?

Willie on March 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM

oh and I LOVED the Kerry snark “against it before they were for it” ahahahahaha epic fail

Willie on March 16, 2010 at 5:50 PM

What a God awful mess!

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Approaching 3000 pages and now talk of “demons”, how can he sleep at night?

By now Obama has to be thinking about the next phase. This will not pass, so what’s next? Back to the drawing board, or attempts to pass piecemeal elements?

Agrippa2k on March 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM

This is just insane. Democrats who approve of passing this major issue in such an underhanded way are weasels.

tommer74 on March 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Agrippa2k on March 16, 2010 at 5:53 PM

Didn’t you see yesterday? Obow wants to ‘overhaul’ education.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Hawthorne on March 16, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Sweet………I like it.

Knucklehead on March 16, 2010 at 5:55 PM

Oh, Savanna!

Jaibones on March 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM

Didn’t you see yesterday? Obow wants to ‘overhaul’ education.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM

I would more trust a 2 year old with a hammer around blasting caps.

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM

I can’t imagine the level of sycophancy that exists in the White House. Obama must be an idiot or narcissist zealot beyond all understanding.

“Make my day” – go ahead pass it. The following decade of drill down revelations and critisim let alone the real world results will settle once and for all Obama’s incompetence.

Agrippa2k on March 16, 2010 at 5:57 PM

I would more trust a 2 year old with a hammer around blasting caps.

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM

LOL Agreed! But, that’s next on his agenda as Drudge and I think Yahoo! posted yesterday.

I mean, this clown went after fishing just last week! There’s nothing he doesn’t want to get his fingers into. All with his arrogant nose in the air.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Has there ever been a sleazier Press Secretary? I’m sure there has … I just can’t recall one.

darwin on March 16, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Joe Lockhart was up there, but Gibbs makes you gag more than anyone else.

fogw on March 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

The ACLU has always been a communist front organization, as is now, sadly, the national democrat socialist party.

I can’t believe our country and our government has come to this. But it has.

Dhuka on March 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Oh please make my day and let me watch this little weasel squirm and whimper like the little girly-boy that he really is!

pilamaye on March 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Gibbs is so slimy he could gag a maggot.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM

It’s more like: demon pass.

Over30 on March 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM

There is nothing funny about a CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS!

Khun Joe on March 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM

I sincerely hope that some day each and every one of the people who support this maneuver find themselves in front of a firing squad or at the end of a rope.

This is beyond f*cking ridiculous to be even a topic of discussion even for something of minor importance, nevermind an open-ended entitlement program which will bankrupt the entire country over time.

venividivici on March 16, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Deem….this is so cool because the 48% of America that loves this administration will never know the names of who voted for this, and the media will cover them up and sweep the whole thing away, and will be celebrating for the rest of year and telling that 48% how great this is until O is back up to 69%….communism is here folks…..

nondhimmie on March 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Are they using the Demon Pass gambit to distract everyone?

Didn’t the far left nation socialist demonpasscrats have a talking point last about an “Up or down vote”?

Is the Demon Pass a rope a dope to have us call for an Up or down vote?

Chip on March 16, 2010 at 6:04 PM

He wears enough makeup to be considered fully Metro. No other broadcast personality looks so feminine except those that are women.

Smith needs to get off FNC and go find a real circus where he can play. I recommend lion tamer.

No doubt. Every time I hear him I want to shoot out the TV. He would be better on MSNBC or CNN. He is a RINO at best.

inchdeep on March 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I mean, this clown went after fishing just last week! There’s nothing he doesn’t want to get his fingers into. All with his arrogant nose in the air.

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every step you take
Obama wants to be controlling you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every night you stay
Obama wants to be controlling you

Oh, cant you see
He wants all to belong to the subservient sheeple collective Obama we
To control all your life how his heart does ache

Every pill you take
Every dollar you make
Every class you take
Obama wants to be controlling you

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 6:07 PM

The press will grill but isn’t the real question will the press inform. And the answer to that question is the lame stream media will hide the decline all the time.

tarpon on March 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Thank you for ruining my son’s favorite song! What’s your address again? He’ll want to come by and say hello…

LOL

Good shot there, Patriot!

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM

He’s a real Control Freak Man
Ruling in what he wants to be a vassal land
Making all his controlling plans
For everybody

Doesn’t listen to an opposing point of view
Control Freak man, ruling all he thinks is his purview
Control Freak Man, he had better listen
He don’t know with what he’s messin’
Knows already just what he wants to do
Doesn’t he seem more and more like Hitler and Mussolini to you?

He’s a real Control Freak Man
Ruling in what he wants to be a vassal held land
Making all his controlling plans
For everybody

He’s as blinded by his lust for power as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
He’s got such a God complex delusional point of call
Control Freak Man can you even see America at all?
Knows already just what he wants to do
Doesn’t he seem more and more like Hitler and Mussolini to you?

He’s a real Control Freak Man
Ruling in what he wants to be a vassal land
Making all his controlling plans
For everybody

About Control Freak Man we should all worry
To destroy all America built he is in a hurry
If he controls everything his fascist way
It will be a forlorn day
Hes going to leave it all a gigantic mess
Anyone of at all sound mind must confess

He’s a real Control Freak Man
Ruling in what he wants to be a vassal land
Making all his controlling plans
For everybody

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 6:11 PM

No doubt. Every time I hear him I want to shoot out the TV. He would be better on MSNBC or CNN. He is a RINO at best.

inchdeep on March 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM

LOL He’s a typical lib: one who is too damned scared to admit he’s a lib.

I never want to shoot out my TV, because that’ll cost me money. But taking a Louisville Slugger to the knees of the nearest liberal…?

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:13 PM

No one’s gonna get to vote on nothin. They’re wise to your act, America. You got rules. Pelosi, she’s got no rules.

RINO in Name Only on March 16, 2010 at 6:14 PM

tarpon on March 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM

How about we grill the press instead? Nice and slow, the coals more red than finest cherries in summertime…(just kidding)

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Thank you for ruining my son’s favorite song!

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM

While they have good instrumentals, the words to these “Oldies-but-Goodies” are all sadly very outdated. The writers should be thanking me for updating them and bringing them into the twenty-first century.

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Worst White House Press Corp ever…

d1carter on March 16, 2010 at 6:18 PM

There is a sh*t storm of epic proportions looming on the horizon…

Flyboy on March 16, 2010 at 6:19 PM

MB4 on March 16, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Dude! Never touch a Classic! That’s like the Left’s obession and bullsnot about a ‘living’ Constitution.

Tho, I confess, you’re good at what you’re doing! I haven’t laughed this much since my ex told me she loved me!

From a motel.

In Vegas.

With some other guy snoring next to her.

And I was in Joisey at the time!

Liam on March 16, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Is Shep and Allah the same person?

RobCon on March 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Gibbsy needs to better learn how to do a little side step….

ladyingray on March 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM

Quick Gibbs, jump into a lifeboat before it’s too late. The U.S.S. Obama is taking on water, really fast.

adamsmith on March 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM

Joe Lockhart was up there, but Gibbs makes you gag more than anyone else.

fogw on March 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

I don’t get this… Gibbs seems like an OK guy who senses the humor in the stupid crap he has to say for his job. Why does he make you “gag”?

DaveS on March 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

A certain very popular radio personality, did ask the other day where this would stop – why not just deem obama a winner of 2012 election – no need to vote citizens ! – and move on.

runner on March 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

I agree with those posters who say this is sleazy cheating dirty method to try to control one sixth of the economy. Imagine if during the Clinton Impeachment in the Senate, that the republican leadership passed a resolution deeming that Clinton was convicted by 2/3 of the Chamber, but only fifty one senators had to agree to that ‘rule’?
Or if fifty one senators agree to a rule that a certain treaty had been deemed passed by two thirds of the chamber? The republicans would have been flayed alive for good reason. You can’t do an end run around up and down votes. On amendments it may be possible, but for the final legislative product, passed means actually passed and ready for signature, not let’s pretend it passed so we can immediately change it before it even gets to the WH.

eaglewingz08 on March 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Granted, Glibbs is just about the worst “spokesman” evah. That being said, imagine if it was The One himself out there explaining himself to the masses.

Every press briefing would start off with prayer:

Uhh Me, who art umm everywhere,
errr ahhh hallowed be I,I,I umm me.
My errr ummm ah Kingdom come,
My umm will be undone err done,
In Haiti as it is in Chicago
I,I,I ahhh We Give you your daily breads.

ConservativeTony on March 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM

There is a sh*t storm of epic proportions looming on the horizon…

Flyboy on March 16, 2010 at 6:19 PM

The world may be ugly, but each man must do what he must
The reign of the overreaching tyrant will end and he will be dust
Soon now our Lady of Justice will possess him
In her breathtaking, hair-raising bed
She will tingle his spine as she captures his head!

PercyB on March 16, 2010 at 6:29 PM

Listen to Fibbs.
They really thing Americans are stupid and need to have the backsides cleaned by them.
They have contempt for this nation.

RobCon on March 16, 2010 at 6:32 PM

In Nancy Pelosi’s world, accountability is a dirty word.

Makes a nice soundbite and bumper sticker, don’t it?

Does the GOP have the cojones to use it?

(Lucy holds the football, here comes Charlie Brown…)

Bruno Strozek on March 16, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Somewhere an Arby’s is being robbed of a perfectly passable fry chef.

Chuck Schick on March 16, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Dude, would you really let that slimy hack touch your food?

Western_Civ on March 16, 2010 at 6:41 PM

I don’t get this… Gibbs seems like an OK guy who senses the humor in the stupid crap he has to say for his job. Why does he make you “gag”?

DaveS on March 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

The guy is a weasel. Birds of a feather.

CWforFreedom on March 16, 2010 at 6:41 PM

Shep said it was Constitutional. Is Shep a Judge?

CWforFreedom on March 16, 2010 at 6:42 PM

Thank you, liberals and all you Odumbo worshipers. Odumbo, Pelosi and Reid could not have done any of this without you.

ultracon on March 16, 2010 at 6:46 PM

…and to the Banana Republic for which it stands…

Mojave Mark on March 16, 2010 at 6:51 PM

This may have been addressed in the comments, but what if getting it shut down by the SC is the plan? Then Barry has the motive to pack the court, or at least threaten to, the way FDR did when his programs didn’t pass muster? Or am I overthinking this?

bikermailman on March 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM

So nice to see they’re not even pretending it’s a democracy.

evergreen on March 16, 2010 at 7:04 PM

I don’t get this… Gibbs seems like an OK guy who senses the humor in the stupid crap he has to say for his job. Why does he make you “gag”?

DaveS on March 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM

All sleazy lawyers who lie through their teeth with a grin on their face make me gag. Whenever he gets the tough question, the one that makes him squirm, all we hear is “I’ll get back to you on that one”, which he never does.

Simply put, I hate liars. They bring on a gag reflex. Throw in a dash of pretentiousness and I go full vomit mode.

fogw on March 16, 2010 at 7:19 PM

If the American people, who learned how a bill becomes a law, don’t care about process, a Lefty talking point meme, then we do not even need a legislative body. Just turn out the lights in the Capitol after sending the Senators and Representatives home. The president-for-life can deem any proclamations that he wants. He is already running a one-man rule with his Executive Orders and his shadow government agencies, whose heads are neither elected nor vetted.

Could Fox put someone with more intelligence than Shep in its lineup?

Gibbs is so wrong in promoting the idea that Americans are not interested in how the bills will affect them and how those bills come into being. He is a featherweight and thus perfect as a spokesman for this pretend administration.

onlineanalyst on March 16, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Just another nail in their various coffins!

jeanie on March 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM

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