Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Robert Gibbs Clarifies "Professional Left" Criticism, Calls Initial Comments Inartful
No one "in power" likes it when their critics attempt to speak truth to power. Or as Anderson Cooper would say "try to keep them honest". Did Mr. Gibbs really believe that the members of the "professional left" as he has labeled his critics, were just going to quietly go away and forsake their beliefs once the current administration took office.
No one, especially not I, is going to deny that the Obama administration has made monumental accomplishments in a very short time. Yet it seems that they have forgotten that one of the principle reasons that Pres. Obama won the Democratic nomination was that "he voted against the Iraq war" when the other leading Democratic candidates did not. He was also elected because the American people wanted a change in the way politics in Washington was being conducted.
Voters will get over not getting everything that they wanted. But insulting the people that worked so very hard to get you elected as Mr Gibbs and Emanuel have done, is a sure way to become a one-term administration.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost