Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gibbs Unloads on the Left

The left is just like the right as far as I'm concerned. Though I lean left, I'm tired of both extremes and I find the idea of ideological purity nauseating. I'm for peace and pulling out of Afghanistan and never fighting a war again. But we don't live in that kind of world -- yet -- and Obama doesn't have a magic wand, contrary to popular belief. Robert Gibbs is spot on:
The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.

During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.
“I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,” Gibbs said. “I mean, it’s crazy.”
The press secretary dismissed the “professional left” in terms very similar to those used by their opponents on the ideological right, saying, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality.” The Hill
I'll post video of Robert Gibbs' press briefing when it's available.