Yesterday I said that Gibbs should resign, but now he's not backing off his outrageous criticisms of the 'professional left" so I think he should be fired.
Speaking publicly for the first time since he disparaged the "professional left," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he stands by his comments, has no plans to resign and that he fully expects progressive voters to go to the polls in 2010.
"I don't plan on leaving and there is no truth to the rumor that I've added an inflatable exit to my office," the press secretary said during Wednesday's briefing, referencing the recent incident in which a Jet Blue flight attendant bolted his plane in frustration.
Taking the podium after a day off to tend to a sore throat, Gibbs said he has not reached out to any Democrats to discuss his remarks, in which he chastised liberals for wanting to "eliminate the Pentagon" and pursue Canadian-style health care reform. Nor, he added, has he talked to the president about the matter.
Does he stand by the comments? "Yes," he replied.
It was suggested that the remarks may have been part of a cynical strategy to depict the White House as not beholden to the progressive base. But the press secretary insisted that there was nothing underhanded in his interview with The Hill. He had said what he said in a bout of frustration.
"There are many time when I read the transcripts... that I could have said things slightly differently. I watch lot of cable TV and you don't have to watch long to get frustrated by some of what's said."
Obviously his statement was off script the other day, but now it has been approved by the President. Look, they can be upset at progressives for wanting more of the change that he promised instead of some half baked DLC legislative victories they've accomplished, but this type attack is off the wall. Maybe we should cut up a video ala Breitbart ourselves and post it which says that Gibbs hates "the left and all he really ever wanted to be was a Republican but couldn't get the job he wanted from Newt Gingrich." Would that be enough for him to get fired?
I doubt that would matter though because Gibbs has the idiot known as Ruth Marcus on his side.