Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said yesterday that the Republican presidential campaign has “weakened” the potential candidate, which means that he may not be a match-up against B. Hussein Obama after the conventions.
Gibbs, who traded his position as mouthpiece for Obama, Inc., for a related position as pedestrian pundittohead, said on “Face the Nation” that negative ads and rhetoric has caused damage to whomever the potential nominee might be.
Gibbs went on to say,
I know at what these candidates have been saying, tearing each other apart with negative ads, it is a process that in many ways has torn each of them down, and I think has weakened them for a fall election.
He further stated,
I think it’s become destructive.
In the end he sarcastically noted,
It’s a fascinating process to watch.
Wow. Where to begin? This is a man who never answered a single question directly as the spokesweasel for Obama, Inc. Yet now he makes direct and unequivocal statements about the GOP nomination process. How *convenient*.
This premier sideshow barker who worked for a man who divided the Democratic party as no one had since George McGovern or Jimmy Carter has the audacity to point out “corrosive” tactics by the GOP? I remember all too well the divisive tactics used by hitmen for then Senator Obama, which divided black from white, men from women, old from young, rich from poor, worker from management, the old party base from the “installed” base. I remember tearing up my voter registration card that listed me as a Democrat; I remember the obamabots calling me racist because I didn’t like his policies. I remember feeling as though I had wasted 32 years of my life on a party that cared about nothing but winning.
And by “winning”, I mean voter intimidation, the wholesale stuffing of ballot boxes, the pulling of the race card, the outright lies said of the former base of the party, and the rhetorical claptrap of hope and change.
The only reason that Gibbs is correct on this issue is because no Republican nominee is going to intimidate voters, stuff ballot boxes, pull a race card, denigrate the party base, or insist that “talk” is equivalent to “walk”, so this process could end up hurting the candidate.
And as is par for the course, Gibbs left out the part where his former boss is going to repeat the same tactics he used in ’08. Same song, second verse–except that all the stops will be pulled this time as Obama and his bots will stop at absolutely nothing to get their feckless leader reelected so they can finish off this Republic.
That’s why I am now absolutely pro-Romney. It isn’t about my former preferences but about getting rid of the monumental millstone around our collective necks–Barack Hussein Obama.
Note to Gibbs: We aren’t going to be fooled this time, Bobby.