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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Realist1 View Post
    I "guess" he's the best B.O. could come up with as his 1st "Choice". Let him stay. That says a lot for both of them.
    Would you want to walk into the job of press secretary during the worst recession since the 30s?
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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    What qualifies as doing a good job vs doing a bad job?

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    Exclamation Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    I voted no because of the failures of the Obama administration to win the public trust back. In fact it is slipping even more.

    If the press secretary had come out with the details (publicly) of the OHCB before the mis information campaign started, I think it would be turning out very different.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Where's the, "he sucks", option?
    That would be the "no" option.

    What qualifies as doing a good job vs doing a bad job?
    Good: Effective speaker, answers questions directly and doesn't dodge them, patient and polite with reporters.
    Bad: Rambler, poor speaker, doesn't answer questions directly, dodges questions, and uses an arrogant or tone of voice.

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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I voted no because of the failures of the Obama administration to win the public trust back. In fact it is slipping even more.

    If the press secretary had come out with the details (publicly) of the OHCB before the mis information campaign started, I think it would be turning out very different.
    I don't see how he could, as it stands there doesn't even exist an OHCB, there are just proposals at this point.

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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    That would be the "no" option.


    Good: Effective speaker, answers questions directly and doesn't dodge them, patient and polite with reporters.
    Bad: Rambler, poor speaker, doesn't answer questions directly, dodges questions, and uses an arrogant or tone of voice.
    1. It's hard not to come off as arrogant when addressing questions based in either Birther or Deather conspiracies.

    2. Regardless of whose administration it is, its the job of a press secretary to not answer questions directly, ramble to take up time, and dodge questions when its politically expedient. Thats what press secretaries do regardless of who is in office. A press secretary is essentially always a turd polisher.
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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    I don't see how he could, as it stands there doesn't even exist an OHCB, there are just proposals at this point.
    Are you saying the 1000+ page bill he tried to ram through congress before the break was just a proposal?
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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Are you saying the 1000+ page bill he tried to ram through congress before the break was just a proposal?
    What 10000 page bill? The bill doesn't even exist, there're some proposals that have come out of the various committees but as far as a bill that is up for any vote? No there isn't yet anything of such. Which I think is the greatest problem for this administration, they didn't take point and instead just let congress take leadership.

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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    What 10000 page bill?
    I said 1000+.

    Please stop with the fallacy stupidity.

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    The bill doesn't even exist, there're some proposals that have come out of the various committees but as far as a bill that is up for any vote?
    "This is the House Democrats' big health care reform bill. Broadly, it seeks to expand health care coverage to the approximately 40 million Americans who are currently uninsured by lowering the cost of health care and making the system more efficient." - http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show

    Youd better let congress know that it does not exist!

    Quote Originally Posted by jfuh View Post
    No there isn't yet anything of such. Which I think is the greatest problem for this administration, they didn't take point and instead just let congress take leadership.
    That is certainly some dishonesty.

    Bill H.R. 3200 <----- So this does not exist now?

    Yoou mean this bill with 2451 sections and over 1000+ pages?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Is Robert Gibbs a good press secretary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I said 1000+.

    Please stop with the fallacy stupidity.
    It was a typo, not an intent of misdirect - I'd appriciate you drop the personal attack.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog
    "This is the House Democrats' big health care reform bill. Broadly, it seeks to expand health care coverage to the approximately 40 million Americans who are currently uninsured by lowering the cost of health care and making the system more efficient." - House Health Care Bill - H.R.3200: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress

    Youd better let congress know that it does not exist!
    Another HR3200 site? It's a proposal not yet a bill, it hasn't even gone to the floor for a vote nor a finalized version of. The proposal isn't just for the uninsured, it's towards everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog
    That is certainly some dishonesty.

    Bill H.R. 3200 <----- So this does not exist now?
    Yes, that proposal does exist. Can you tell me what is in the senate finance comittee?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog
    Yoou mean this bill with 2451 sections and over 1000+ pages?:

    Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
    You said Obama Health Care bill - there is no such bill, which is exactly why I'd previously stated that the white house can't come up with any details to support by not taking point on the issue.
    It is congress that is pushing for such a bill but as it stands it's just a bunch of proposals coming out of various committees that require finalization before reaching the floor of either the senate or the house as a bill.
    To which even after then it's still subject to various amendments by congressional members.

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