Archive for robert gibbs

Video- Joe Scarborough Trashes GOP Network Boycotts.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Via.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Video- Robert Gibbs: Maureen Dowd Has Written The Same Column For Last Eight Years

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Via TPM.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

VIDEO: Former Press Sec. Robert Gibbs was told, "You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re not even to discuss that it exists."

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

drones robert gibbs

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who is now an MSNBC contributor, was on Up with Chris Hayes talking drones and secrecy. He wasn't even allowed to acknowledge the existence of the drone program.

Gibbs:

“I think you’ve seen recently the president discuss the need and desire to be more forthcoming..."

“When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, 'You’re not even to acknowledge the drone program. You’re not even to discuss that it exists...' So I would get a question like that and literally I couldn’t tell you what Major asked, because once I figured out it was about the drone program, I realize I’m not supposed to talk about it.

“But here’s what’s inherently crazy about that proposition: you’re being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists. So you’re the official government spokesperson acting as if the entire program-- 'Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.'”

"... I have not talked to him about this, so I want to be careful, this is my opinion, but I think what the president has seen is, our denial of the existence of the program, when it’s obviously happening, undermines people’s confidence overall in the decisions that their government makes.”

MSNBC:

The Obama administration has vastly stepped up the use of drones and targeted killings of suspected terrorists in countries like Pakistan and Yemen over the past four years, even targeting American citizens, a policy that has come under intense criticism from civil liberties advocates... The Obama administration has continued to withhold information about the program, including the secret memo prepared by the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel to justify the program’s legality.

Finally, in 2012, counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan acknowledged the program’s existence.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

VIDEO- Robert Gibbs: President Obama is “100% committed” to doing away with Bush tax cuts

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Bush's tax cuts haven't worked, yet Willard Romney wants even more cuts, including to corporations many which don't pay any taxes and haven't for years:

Corporate taxes in the U.S., contrary to the constant protestations of conservatives, are at a 40 year low, with many of the most profitable companies paying nothing at all. CTJ noted that “had these 30 companies paid the full 35 percent corporate tax rate over the 2008-11 period, they would have paid $78.3 billion more in federal income taxes.”

And now former Obama Press Secretary and current adviser Robert Gibbs is stating definitively that President Obama is “100% committed” to not extending, even temporarily, tax cuts to the wealthy "who quite frankly don’t need them."

As Think Progress notes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney also confirmed that a temporary extension is out of the question, and President Obama will not support one: The president "will not. Could I be more clear?

No, you couldn't. Thank you.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

VIDEO: The Romney campaign thinks voters are stupid. Here's their message.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Bingo.

President Obama will be cleaning up George W. Bush's mess for the rest of his time in office, including his second term.

Willard Romney has said he would continue the previous administration's policies, because, you know, that worked out so well for us under GW.

All Team Romney and his failed party have are Fox talking points and demands that, despite incessant and deliberate GOP obstruction, the president mop up BushCo's devastating wreckage more quickly.

Republicans have nothing to offer, and the sooner voters get that message, the better.

(Sorry that you have to wade through an ad just to watch a 9 second clip.)

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Video- Fox's Carlson: Should Obama Stop "Blam[ing] Bush" And "Actually Come Up With An Economic Policy For The Future?"

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Nice to see Gibby out there sticking it in their faces. Via MM.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

VIDEO: Robert Gibbs holds his last White House briefing

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare

Quote-O'-The-Day:

"Obviously, Gibbs' departure is not the biggest one today."

-- President Obama at his press secretary's final press conference, referring to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepping down.

FacebookTwitterRedditDiggStumbleUponTumblrLinkedInPinterestEmailShare