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Gibbs Defends Himself to Left Base...Again


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Fox News:

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs found himself again having to clarify and backtrack comments he made about his own party after bashing the left in an interview.

This is the second time this summer he's had to explain statements he made and avoid furthering alienating his political base after first predicting last month that Democrats could lose the House in the mid-term elections.

In an interview published in "The Hill" newspaper Tuesday, he unleashed on the left, saying they would never be happy with what the president has done.

He called them the "professional left" saying, "They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we've eliminated the Pentagon. That's not reality."

Gibbs has now called the statements "inartful" and called for greater unity within the party.

To underscore how his comments created party in-fighting again, some Democratic lawmakers responded negatively to Gibbs' charges.Rep. Ellison, D-Minn. even initially indicated to the liberal website the HuffingtonPost that that he felt Gibbs should be out of his job.

He later clarified to Fox News, "If you read the body of the story you will see exactly what I said. The quotes that are in there are accurate the headline is dramatically inaccurate. So that's all I have to say about it."

This is what's known as throwing your base under the bus... :rolleyes:
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