Nothing's more fun for the White House than a public whipping of whiny-baby liberal hippie bitches. Today, it's press secretary Robert Gibbs' turn! In an interview with The Hill, he complains about the "professional left," who whine about everything.
Usually when the White House complains about liberal activists to the press it's done anonymously (although you can frequently tell it's Rahm Emanuel, because of the cussin'). So good for Robert Gibbs to put his name next to this latest White House whine about professional whiners ("their allies"):
During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough.
"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."
Why all the exaggerated complaining? Well, the White House does like to push off of the left to make itself more appealing to independents. But this is an interview with The Hill. Swayable independents don't read insider-y Capitol Hill newspapers every morning, and they don't watch MSNBC all afternoon, where this sort of slappy fight will migrate to and die shortly thereafter. Basically, this article was written for the "professional left," to get them all worked up and to block off further chances to work together.
It's just fun to smack around hippies sometimes. But counterproductive!