Free Markets, Free People

How Can Anyone Be This Clueless?

I‘m not sure, but Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs manages it very well:

“I will continue to say what I’ve said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People — imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.

Hopefully we can get back to a discussion about the issues that are important in this country that we can do so without being personally disagreeable and set up comparisons to things that were so insidious in our history that anybody in any profession or walk of life would be well advised to compare nothing to those atrocities.”

I’ll again point you to the pictorial compendium at Zomblog which covers protest signs from the past 8 years (yes Mr. Gibbs that includes 5 years ago) in which “somebody walked around with images of Hitler”. I have no idea where Gibbs was then, but he is truly representative of the “history began January 20, 2009” crowd. Thin skinned and clueless will make for a tough 4 years.

Mary Kathrine Ham has more here to include a reminder of a recent invoking of the Holocaust by Democratic Representative Alan Grayson when talking about the GOP’s health care plan.



Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TumblrShare on StumbleUponShare on RedditPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

11 Responses to How Can Anyone Be This Clueless?

  • Those photos are not in the NYT, and besides, Bush was evil, dude.

  • Harun made the point. Gibbs really doesn’t know. Sure, zombie was there, but who on the left looks at zombietime?

    The real failure is the biased media. You know, the ones the left either claims isn’t biased or says is biased towards the right.

    As a result, Gibbs can get away with saying that kind of thing, because the NYT etc. isn’t going to call him on it. They have no file photos that contradict him anyway. Thus the mushy moderate middle will never know Gibbs is full of it.

    If a tree falls in the forest and no hears, does it make a sound? If a protest happens and doesn’t get covered by any media, does it make an impact?

  • Gibbs must be the reincarnation of Ron Ziegler.
    Next he will be telling us that the statement is “inoperative.”

  • I can’t figure out if leftists like Gibbs have poor memories, tune out what the lest actually does, or is flat out lying.

    • You can add “stupid” and “insane”.

      And why can’t ALL of these things apply to them?

  • It is unfair, unwise, and inappropriate to campare Mr Obama to Herr Hitler.

    Idi Amin,  maybe …

  • The link with Mary Catherine Ham is what I was thinking about.
    Not only did the citizens on the left do it during Bush but the current administration and elected lefty officials are comparing the right to terrorists and Hitler while they are in charge of the whole government.

  • maybe he was referring to exactly 5 years ago at that very moment in time.

  • I think Obama giving a “shout out” when he should’ve been talking about Ft Hood is a contender for Most Clueless…

  • Is it just me, or does Gibbs not remind you of “PC” in the Apple commercials?