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Florida Rep. Alan Grayson: Robert Gibbs Is 'Bozo,' Should Be Fired

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If White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs didn't think he'd stir things up Tuesday when he said some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested," he does now.

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, characterized Gibbs as "Bozo the spokesman" and said he ought to be fired for doing "a miserable job."

In an interview earlier this week with The Hill newspaper, the press secretary complained that the "professional left" would not be happy with President Obama unless the U.S. had "Canadian health care and we've eliminated the Pentagon."

Alan Grayson, Robert GibbsIn an interview on MSNBC, Grayson countered that he'd prefer "to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I'd like to see him show some frustration over 40 million people who can't see a doctor when they need to. I'd like to see him show some frustration over the Republicans, who have blocked the president's plans and his programs."

Grayson didn't stop there, saying: "I don't think he should resign, I think he should be fired. He's done a miserable job."

At his press briefing on Wednesday, Gibbs told the White House press corps that he has no plans to leave his job.

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punnster

Why blame Gibbs for doing Obama's whining for him?

August 15 2010 at 5:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Marcia

Right on Mr. Grayson! May you some day run for president.

August 13 2010 at 4:03 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
rjbdam@hotmail.com

the biggest concerns these politicians have is to get re-elected, and even then they dont tell us what they are going to do for us. they tell us about what their opponenet did 20 or 30 years ago. its a big game to them but its life to us.

August 12 2010 at 7:50 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply
flyingfortresb17

Rep Alan Grayson is an ultra liberal fanatical democrat who is probably one of the persons the Press Secretary was talking about in the first place. Hope that there is a republican or independant running against him in November.

August 12 2010 at 7:49 PM Report abuse +18 rate up rate down Reply
isaiah6verse8

This man Gibbs is just a mouthpiece,,he must say what he is told,,if he tells the truth or what he really believes,,he will be out fast,,,,

August 12 2010 at 7:47 PM Report abuse +13 rate up rate down Reply
dandkpabst

Let the Bush tax cuts expire as they were designed to do, but leave in place the tax cuts for those making under $250K. I have heard much said that if taxes are cut on the very wealthy, that they won't hire workers. If that were the case, they've had a 10 year tax cut and they don't appear to be hiring anyone. Demand creates jobs, not money. Corporations are sitting on $1.8 Trillion dollars becase they are concerned about demand. It is a vicious circle. No demand, no jobs. We need our leaders to add stimulous to the economy and get people back to work. That is a far bigger problem than the deficit.

August 12 2010 at 7:30 PM Report abuse -12 rate up rate down Reply
Dougie Poynter

The Democrats have enough members in both houses of Congress to laugh at the Republicans if they wanted to. The reason President Obama's agenda has encountered stumbling blocks is because there are divisions in the Democratic Party, not Congressional Republicans. They are merely annoyances.

August 12 2010 at 7:29 PM Report abuse +13 rate up rate down Reply
landslowrance

All you republicans keep complaining about how bad the democrats are doing, but I never hear of a better plan coming from the GOP.
Things would not be any better if we still had a republican president. After all Bush did such a good job. LOL!!!

August 12 2010 at 6:41 PM Report abuse -32 rate up rate down Reply
landslowrance

15 million unemployed and 22 million undocumented workers. Do the math and tell me where and what the problem really is!

August 12 2010 at 6:35 PM Report abuse +46 rate up rate down Reply
Pathfindr369

Well . . . it's nice to see that the Democratic Party has an active fringe too. But both parties are losing the moderates. What happens when a third Independence Party emerges from the disenfranchised middle?

August 12 2010 at 6:20 PM Report abuse +19 rate up rate down Reply
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jelun

If you don't think that what we are getting is middle of the road, I don't know what would convince you.
There has certainly not been anything put into play that makes liberals happy. and we see from the TEA Party that the ultra conservatives are POed.
What do you not like?

August 12 2010 at 7:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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