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Robert Gibbs Rips Obama On 'Exceedingly Passive' IRS Scandal Response
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 05/14/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Et tu, Roberto? It was bad enough for President Obama to have Andrea Mitchell jump ship this morning. But now someone who is—arguably—even closer to home has taken a resounding shot at the President's mishandling of the IRS scandal.

Appearing on Mitchell's MSNBC show this afternoon, former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs condemned the president's "exceedingly passive" language in discussing the scandal. Obama had said there'd be consequences "if" wrongdoing were found, and spoken of "losing patience." Gibbs was scathing: that's what "I do with my nine-year old." Ouch!

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; barackobama; bhoirs; democrats; irs; irsscandal; obama; robertgibbs

1 posted on 05/14/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Rats. Sinking ship. Leaving? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 1:03:03 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

More incoming for Barry from Clinton Fire Control.


3 posted on 05/14/2013 1:04:02 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So the former chief liar for Obama is now not happy with Obama?

Obama seems to have few new critics these days.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 1:05:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Paine in the Neck

~~~More incoming for Barry from Clinton Fire Control.~~~

Let us hope so. Once “the non-aggression pact” between the Clintons and Obammy is broken, there could be all sorts of interesting stuff pop out.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 1:06:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sorry Robert after covering for Obama in Carney’s position there is no way you can ever get your credibility back.

You are scum.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 1:14:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: governsleastgovernsbest


7 posted on 05/14/2013 1:15:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Andrea Mitchell and now Gibbs?

I am not buying this until we get more info.

This could be a leftist manufactured "crisis" to distract from Benghazi.

8 posted on 05/14/2013 1:20:14 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

This reminds me of Clinton. There were so many different scandals going on at the same time. The public could not focus on any one of them. If 0bama were smart he would get caught having gay sex and his popularity would jump ten points.


9 posted on 05/14/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Have you noticed that Captain Diversity hires whitebread stereotypes for his flak man?

He probably figures it’s what whitey likes.

If you watched his Fox interview, prior to the first election, he was practically in whiteface, he had so much powder on.


10 posted on 05/14/2013 1:26:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: what's up

Bingo, smells , coming to easy


11 posted on 05/14/2013 1:28:14 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: what's up

That’s all this is. The real fire is Benghazi. This is smoke which will pass.


12 posted on 05/14/2013 1:28:17 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: what's up

This could be a leftist manufactured “crisis” to distract from Benghazi.

Don;t celebrate, instead watch the other hand...


13 posted on 05/14/2013 1:29:38 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Once you loose Gibbs you have lost....can’t think of anything pertinent.


14 posted on 05/14/2013 1:35:59 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gibbs is as ignorant as Bammy.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 1:43:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GraceG

Isn’t Gibbs still running or involved with one of Obama’s tax exempt groups?

Isn’t he involved with Organizing for America??

Remember he left the Press Secretary job to go do that right?


16 posted on 05/14/2013 1:44:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: GraceG

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/us/politics/obamas-campaign-machinery-turns-to-promoting-policy.html?_r=0

The leadership of the group will include Robert Gibbs, the president’s longtime confidant and former White House press secretary, as well as Stephanie Cutter, Jennifer O’Malley Dillon and Julianna Smoot, three deputy campaign managers. Jon Carson, who left the White House this week after serving in the Office of Community Engagement, will be the group’s executive director.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 1:45:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55; Little Ray; lentulusgracchus; GraceG

I think they’re attempting a massive distraction frmo Benghazi.

Gibbs is still in Obama’s inner circle. This was planned.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 1:48:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

That is what I think. Benghazi must be truly horrible to try hiding it with IRS malfeasance.

Alternately, I think they are trying distract us from Amnesty being passed. If everybody is worked up Benghazi, and the IRS, how many will notice that that Amnesty is creeping through Congress?


19 posted on 05/14/2013 1:54:12 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: what's up
This could be a leftist manufactured "crisis" to distract from Benghazi.

I am also skeptical or this gift. Readings are a little high on my B/S skeptometer.

20 posted on 05/14/2013 2:16:09 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Great news, but I hate to say don’t get attached to these “Bigfoot flying UFO” sightings, cuz like a beaten wife I think in a week the entire fetid media machine will be RIGHT back to their old worshipping ways.

NICE to think it’s all finishing up with a Skooby-Doo-esque, “Would have won, if not for you meddling kids..!” type finish, but, uh....

NAH..!

Inside of 1 week they’ll be all blushing, lined up, lubed up and sporting the knee pads, and we’ll be back with our voice in the wilderness.

I think.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 2:29:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: what's up

“This could be a leftist manufactured “crisis” to distract from Benghazi.”

Yup, I don’t trust any of these people as far as Present Girley Man can throw a baseball!


22 posted on 05/14/2013 2:33:01 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: GraceG
This could be a leftist manufactured “crisis” to distract from Benghazi.

I don't buy that line of reasoning. The IRS revelation is bad news anyway you cut it. I think we can have 2 separate forest fires joining up to become a monster fire.

23 posted on 05/14/2013 5:12:55 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: Little Ray
Benghazi must be truly horrible to try hiding it with IRS malfeasance.

On the other hand, the IRS scandal could lead to the permanent neutering of the agency, which would ultimately do a lot more harm to the interests of International Socialism than impeaching the friendly black puppet. They can find more Obamas - they can't endure without a powerful IRS serving as a revenue collection and behavior modification tool.

24 posted on 05/15/2013 9:33:46 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s all coming from the White House. It’s the talking point approved by Obammy. I KNEW NOTHING!!!


25 posted on 05/15/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Gibbs was scathing: that's what "I do with my nine-year old."

Robert Gibbs: "If I had a son, he would be like Obama."

26 posted on 05/15/2013 9:39:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

The IRS gives power to both sides of the aisle. Neither the ‘Pubbies nor the Democrats will suffer the IRS to be “neutered.” How else would they extort “donations” from their corporate donors, with the threat of IRS actions, or the promise of IRS favors?


27 posted on 05/15/2013 9:41:47 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: forgotten man

” If 0bama were smart he would get caught having gay sex and his popularity would jump ten points.”

We’ll see if Reggie leaves the door cracked.


28 posted on 05/15/2013 9:59:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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