Alan Grayson: Robert Gibbs “Belongs on Fox, Not as the White House Spokesman”
Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) was on MSNBC today for an interview with Chris Jansing. They discuss whether White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs should resign over the article published in The Hill yesterday and Grayson didn’t pussyfoot around (as usual):
No, I don’t think he should resign. I think he should be fired. He’s done a miserable job. People I know refer to him as Bozo the Spokesman. He’s not conveying the value of the President’s strategies or his plans or his programs. He’s doing a miserable job. It’s that simple. He’s so far in over his head he has to reach up to touch his shoes.
I’d like to see Gibbs show some frustration over 15 million unemployed Americans. I’d like to see him show 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. The White House, they said back in January, is suffering from the Stockholm Syndrome. They’ve come to have loved their captors and in this case the captors who are imprisoning the President’s programs are not the liberals, they’re the GOP, the Republicans, specifically in the Senate and the Republicans nationwide. They’re the opponents for him. Not the liberals.
Jansing read something David Frum wrote yesterday: “While Republican politicians fear their base, Democratic pols hate theirs.”
Again, that’s not really the point. He needs to concentrate on his, on getting things done for the American people and restoring the middle class in this country, not giving us Republican talking points.
What he said about Canadian health care? Canadians live three years longer than Americans do on average, according to the CIA. So exactly how bad could their health care be? You know, if I wanted Fox talking points I’d change the channel to Fox, not listen to the White House. He needs to get his head on straight and do his job.
Jansing asked Grayson about the top three things the White House is not doing that they need to get done. (Stupid question, IMHO.)
Well, what we’d like is to see the things that we do do for, ah, to improve America, conveyed properly and that’s his job and he’s failing at it. The generic congressional vote has dropped 16 points in 20 months and that’s with us passing health care for all Americans.
He’s doing a miserable job because his heart isn’t in it. He belongs on Fox, not as the White House spokesman.