August 11, 2010

Alan Grayson expressed his displeasure with Robert Gibbs for attacking "the professional left" on MSNBC. Rep. Keith Ellison has called for Robert Gibbs to resign. Host Chris Jansing asked Grayson if he agreed and thought Gibbs should resign as well.

"No, I don't think he should resign," replied Grayson, "I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job. People I know refer to him as Bozo the Spokesman."

I have to say I agree with Grayson that Robert Gibbs really has been a horrible White House Spokesman and I've felt that way since he first got the job. I agree with Grayson's other point he made during this interview as well which is that all Gibbs did is to hand the Republicans talking points by bashing their liberal base.

Grayson: I'd like to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I'd like to see him show some frustration over 40 million people who can't see a doctor when they need to. I'd like to see him show some frustration over the Republicans who have blocked the President's plans and his programs.

The White House as I said back in January is suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They have come to love their captors and in this case their captors, the people who are imprisoning the President's programs are not the liberals, they're the GOP, the Republicans specifically in the Senate and the Republicans nation wide. They're the opponents for him, not the liberals.

Jansing read some of David Frum's remarks that the GOP fears their base and the Democrats hate theirs and asked him if he agreed with that statement. Grayson decided to punt on that one and took the topic back to Gibbs.

Grayson: Again, that's not really the point. He needs to concentrate on getting things done for the American people and restoring the middle class in this country, not giving us Republican talking points. What he said about Canadian health care, Canadians live three years longer than Americans do on the average according to the CIA, so exactly how bad can their health care be?

You know, if I wanted Fox talking points I'd change the channel to Fox, not listen to the White House. (crosstalk) He needs to get his head on straight and do his job.

Amen to that brother. This administration had better wake up to the fact that kicking their base in the teeth might not work out so well for them come November if they expect to generate any turnout in the mid-term. I can understand where some of the frustration out of the administration is coming from given what they inherited and the obstructionist Congress they're dealing with but Grayson is right, Gibbs has been terrible and needs to go.

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