[VIDEO] Gibbs: Even Though White House Won’t Admit It, Senate ‘Definitely in Danger ‘

a-few-good-men-02Kaffee: Grave Danger?

Col. Jessep: Is there another kind?

Andrew Johnson reports: One of President Obama’s top former advisers warned Democrats that if they can’t keep the Senate in November, that will effectively be the end of the Obama presidency. “If you lose the Senate, turn out the lights because the party is over,” former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said on Meet the Press.

"I'd rather you just said THANK YOU"

Kaffee: I said, ”Grave danger?” You said, ”Is there any other kind?”

Col. Jessep: I recall what I said.

Kaffee: I can have it read back to you.

Col. Jessep: I know what I said! I don’t have to have it read back to me.

Gibbs encouraged the president to be more involved in rallying and exciting Democratic voters in the coming months, because otherwise the Senate is “definitely, absolutely” in danger of falling in to Republican control…Read the rest…

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Scarborough: Obamacare Site ‘Like A Hollywood Western Set—Nothing Behind the Facade’

Potemkin Village, anyone?  Joe Scarborough has offered a scathing simile for the new-‘n-improved Obamacare website.  On today’s Morning Joe, he likened the site to the set of a Hollywood Western–pushing back the facade reveals that there’s nothing behind it.

2013-12-02MSNBCMJScarboroughEven former Obama spox Robert Gibbs—proudly sporting an Auburn jersey—acknowledged that big chunks of the system, including the payment mechanism for subsidies, haven’t even been built.  So people can go to the site, receive the illusion that they have obtained coverage, only to find that there is no follow-through.  View the video after the jump.

Consider what kind of nightmarish scenario we have entered, in which President Obama engineered the government takeover of 1/6th of the our economy, only to inflict a dysfunctional Fantasy Land.

ROBERT GIBBS: There’s no doubt, those that the back-end systems will continue to be a great concern. There’s payment mechanisms for subsidies that I think the technical guys have said at HHS haven’t even been built yet.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: It’s a Hollywood — he said the same thing that you [Nicolle Wallace] did. I mean, it’s a Hollywood facade. It’s a Western. You get everybody shooting, but you know, you just push, you push the wall over and there’s not actually a saloon behind it.

NICOLLE WALLACE: A fake town.

SCARBOROUGH: But we made it took good.

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[VIDEO] Gibbs: Maybe the White House will start being honest about ObamaCare now

Ed Morrissey writes: Has the White House learned a lesson yet from the fallout from ObamaCare? Former press secretary and Barack Obama campaign guru Robert Gibbs certainly hopes so.  Gibbs tells Morning Joe today that the use of foggy metrics like “works for a vast majority of users” has left the Obama administration open to scathing criticisms of its honesty and competence while many users see the site fail to process their requests.  At least, Gibbs hopes that the White House will deal more honestly with their failures to get the back end of the infrastructure — that which actually enrolls and subsidizes those insurance plans — finally up and working (via The Weekly Standard):

“Well, look, I think, you know, the notion that it works for a vast majority of users, obviously, is as many have pointed out an arbitrary measure. We don’t know the exact number. It is clear from reporting that people are having a better user experience,” said Gibbs.

“Again, I think the pressure now will be on the administration to be more forthcoming about what’s happening on the back-end and whether insurance companies are getting the information.”

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Locked in the Cabinet: The Worst Job in Obama’s Washington

President Barack Obama reflects during a meeting with his full Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama reflects during a meeting with his full Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 writes:  Steven Chu is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a brilliant innovator whose research fills several all-but-incomprehensible paragraphs of a Wikipedia entry that spans his achievements in single-molecule physics, the slowing of atoms through the use of lasers and the invention of something called an “optical tweezer.” President Barack Obama even credits Chu with solving the 2010 Gulf oil spill, claiming that Chu strolled into BP’s office and “essentially designed the cap that ultimately worked.” With rare exception, Chu is the smartest guy in the room, and that includes the Cabinet Room, which he occupied uneasily as secretary of energy from 2009 to the spring of 2013.

But the president’s aides didn’t quite see Chu that way. He might have been the only Obama administration official with a Nobel other than the president himself, but inside the West Wing of the White House Chu was considered a smart guy who said lots of stupid things, a genius with an appallingly low political IQ—“clueless,” as deputy chief of staff Jim Messina would tell colleagues at the time.

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The Secret Obama

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In the 2012 campaign, the president hid his progressive agenda. But he wasn’t happy about it. 

Rich Lowry writes:  President Obama’s harshest critics believe that he has always been hiding something. They believe that he is even further left than he has governed. They believe that he has kept himself under wraps to avoid running afoul of American political realities.

They might be surprised to learn that none other than the president of the United States agrees with them. The evidence for this is in the latest campaign book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, authors of Game Change and the sequel about 2012, Double Down.

In the fall of 2011, they recount, “All too often, Obama felt as if he were driving with his foot on the brake.”

In a strategy meeting with his political advisers, Obama brought up climate change as an example of his undue caution. According to Halperin and Heilemann, the president said: “Maybe I should just come out and say what I really feel about this. Maybe I should just go out and say what I think about everything.”

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Legal Incest: Obama Ex-Chief of Staff Joins Revolving-Door Media Clubhouse

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The incestuous relationship between the mainstream media and the Obama White House continues unabated with the announcement today that Bill Daley, President Obama’s former Chief of Staff, is joining CBS News as a contributor:

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley joins CBS News as a Contributor; it was announced by CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager and CBS News President David Rhodes. His appointment is effective immediately. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] ‘A Product they Don’t Want, with Money they Don’t Have, on a Website that Doesn’t Work…’

PJTV – Prominent Liberals Are Turning On ObamaCare

Ezra Klein of the Washington Post declared Obamacare a disaster on MSNBC. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs even said the Obamacare launch was embarrassing. Are liberals turning on President Obama and his signature healthcare legislation? Find out in this schadenfreudelicious edition of Trifecta, hosted by Stephen Green, Scott Ott, and Bill Whittle.

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Will the Media Get the Obama Comeback Story it Wants?

Three things to watch when Romney and Obama debate

Here’s are three things to watch when President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney face-off tonight in the second presidential debate in New York:

1. How eager will the media be to write the Obama comeback story?

Rest assured: Many of the reporters in Hempstead, New York covering tonight’s town-hall at Hofstra University are already pre-writing “How Obama Got His Groove Back” stories.

Obama admits that he lost to Romney in the first debate in Denver and has been setting the stage in the media for a comeback story ever since.

“Governor Romney had a good night. I had a bad night,” Obama told Diane Sawyer after the face-off in Denver two weeks ago.

“If you have a bad game you just move on, you look forward to the next one, and it makes you that much more determined,” he said.

Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs went even further Tuesday on Morning Joe: “I think you’re going to see an exceptionally strong debate performance tonight from the president.”

“Judging by word coming from the Obama campaign, Tuesday night’s second presidential debate at Hofstra University could be the greatest do-over in history,” wrote columnist Byron York of the Washington Examiner.

2. How will Obama handle questions about Libya?

The debate comes just one day after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told news outlets that she takes full responsibility for the security problems that led to the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi on Sept. 11 this year.

In a Monday interview with CNN, Clinton essentially gave cover to Obama over whether they are to blame. “The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals, the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision,” she said.

Will Obama echo the same line?

3. How will Romney handle questions about the 47 percent video?

It’s the smoking gun video that some left-leaning pundits are convinced will doom Romney.

Liberals were infuriated following the Denver debate that Obama didn’t hit Romney on the secret video from the liberal Mother Jones website showing Romney say that 47 percent of Americans will not vote for him because they are dependent on government aide.

“Why had the president not once referred to the 47 percent video that showed Romney denigrating half of Americans as moochers and victims who don’t assume responsibility for their lives?” David Corn of Mother Jones wrote after the debate. “After all, this video seemed to have sent the Romney campaign reeling, and focus groups conducted by both campaigns have found it had a serious impact on voter perceptions of Romney.

”If Obama brings up the Mother Jones video, it would force Romney to explain his remarks to an audience who may be unfamiliar with the footage.

via  The Daily Caller.