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The lesser of two evils is not a winning strategy

Even though we’re being encouraged to pretend that Robert Gibbs’ bullshit about the “professional left” and cable news wasn’t an attempt to shame the netroots and especially the folks at MSNBC for their refusal to be Fox News-style sycophants, Rachel Maddow isn’t buying it. And her revenge is spending half…

Someone tell Robert Gibbs: Jerry’s dead. Everyone’s gone home.

You know what I don’t enjoy? Waking up and reading, before my coffee pot has finished producing my lifeblood, the press secretary for the White House engaging in a spate of hippie-punching so broad as to sweep up the folks on this blog. If I thought like Robert Gibbs apparently…

US declines to apportion blame after Israeli raid

WASHINGTON — The White House declined Tuesday to specifically condemn Israel for its raid on a humanitarian flotilla, but said it showed Middle East peace moves were now needed more than ever. Asked if President Barack Obama condemned Israel for the raid, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stuck to the…

Yemeni cleric urges US military Muslims to attack brothers in arms

Radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi urged all Muslims serving in the US army to follow the example of Major Nidal Hasan who stands accused of killing 13 comrades, in an Internet video posted on Sunday. “What Nidal Hasan did was heroic… and I call on all Muslims serving in the…

White House Press Sec Gibbs punts at the podium on DOMA question by Advocate reporter

Kerry Eleveld of The Advocate finally got a crack at White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs at Monday’s daily press briefing: KERRY ELEVELD: The President supported the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act during the election. Now that same-sex couples can marry legally in five different states, what is…

Robert Gibbs slammed on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell AGAIN during presser

The absurdity of the answers Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is forced to deliver in defense of DADT (or rather, the President’s “helplessness” to do anything about the continuation of discharges on his watch), is pathetic. Here is today’s jackassery, via Kerry Eleveld @ The Advocate: The first questioner Friday lumped…

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