“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.”
Of those who complain that Obama caved to centrists on issues such as healthcare reform, Gibbs said: “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”
The last thing in the world this regime needs is an attack from its left flank, especially with the southbound Congressional and White House poll numbers. But Gibbsy's petulance is a perfect illustration of the mood in the West Wing these days. It's not nervousness about the upcoming midterm election. It's not even a gnawing little fear. It's abject terror.
In the Glorious Revolution of 1994, an entire generation of Democratic politicians was wiped out, never to be heard from again. It took the Democrats 12 years and a furious onslaught from the radical left wing media to claw back into power. After six years of Democrat congressional majorities and two years of almost uncheckable power, the electorate seems to have seen enough of this bunch and ruling class Democrats know what's in store. What really gets under their skin though is the fact that the
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