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Robert Gibbs: As press secretary,
I was ordered not to acknowledge
the existence of the drone program

Washington Examiner [DC], by Charlie Spiering

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/24/2013 1:12:54 PM

During a discussion about President Obama’s lack of transparency about the drone program, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs explained on MSNBC this morning that he was ordered to never acknowledge the existence of the drone program. “One of the first things they told me was, you are not even to acknowledge the drone program, you are not even to discuss that it exists,” Gibbs said frankly, explaining why he could never be forthcoming about the issue with White House reporters. Gibbs added that in his opinion, the Obama administration’s denial of the program “undermines people’s confidence overall

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: beca, 2/24/2013 1:16:45 PM     (No. 9193688)

that´s ok baby huey...i dont acknowledge your existence either

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/24/2013 1:20:32 PM     (No. 9193698)

Gibbels lied dutifully and was ´only obeying orders.´

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 2/24/2013 1:27:04 PM     (No. 9193710)

Oh, Gibbsy - - what a "good German" you are!

Now how´s ´bout Fast & Furious and The New Black Panthers? Any coverups there you want to tell us about?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vivi, 2/24/2013 1:46:13 PM     (No. 9193745)

As if the White House press corps would have cared anyway. Obama plays them and they like it. Testesterone impaired. The men too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/24/2013 1:56:36 PM     (No. 9193753)

"I am running the most transparent presidency this country has ever experienced"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kanzan, 2/24/2013 2:27:10 PM     (No. 9193777)

Words fail me. If he´s having remorse, I hope he spills the rest of it quickly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southron, 2/24/2013 2:29:42 PM     (No. 9193783)

Will this change the opinion of Obama held by the low-information voters? Don´t make me laugh!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/24/2013 2:42:07 PM     (No. 9193798)

This is pretty damning evidence about the Obama Administration.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: flatwater, 2/24/2013 2:59:19 PM     (No. 9193815)

Obama is a pathological liar. It shouldn´t surprise anyone that his underlings are equally dishonest.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 2/24/2013 3:01:55 PM     (No. 9193821)

A remarkable aspect of this fascistic administration...is the willingness of the participants to go along. Are the pressures to do so that great?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: amylu, 2/24/2013 3:31:43 PM     (No. 9193857)

Makes one wonder how many other dark, scary secrets the Fuhrer and his coven are keeping from us.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gesundheit, 2/24/2013 4:02:11 PM     (No. 9193876)

Since the Obama administration withholds the truth from the White House Press Corps, its members cannot be considered to be fulfilling the function of actual journalists, which is to learn the truth and disseminate it to the public.

Instead, the members of the White House Press Corps are functioning as props, or movie extras, in the Obama administrations´ phony, lying presentations of actual White House press conferences.

By so doing, the White House Press Corps members knowingly conspire with the Obama administration to disseminate misleading information to the readers and viewers they´re supposed to be enlightening with the truth.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/24/2013 4:30:35 PM     (No. 9193885)

I prefer the Gibbs on NCIS - however, he would make a lousy press secretary.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/24/2013 5:23:07 PM     (No. 9193926)

It´s a weekend dump leading up the release of whatever info this adminstration deigns to release on the drone program. This was meant to soften the thud of a shoe dropping soon. When that happens , this will be ´old news´.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Salt5792, 2/24/2013 5:27:38 PM     (No. 9193929)

Lying Press Secretaries are nowhere near the top problems with this Administration.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/24/2013 5:35:56 PM     (No. 9193937)

Is Gibbs getting serious vibes there might be some legal backfire concerning the drones and wants to now distance himself to stay out of the fray.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: grampstosix, 2/24/2013 5:54:00 PM     (No. 9193968)

Anyone with integrity would have just told Obama to just take this job and shove it and then explained to everyone why he did that.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/24/2013 6:23:33 PM     (No. 9193998)

Are you kidding? Anyone like Gibbs who accepted a job with Obe is/was well aware that to mention such things in public would earn a personal and up front meeting with a drone just like everyone assassinated from the card deck.
Is Gibbs trying to buy safety via a few tattles?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/25/2013 7:39:05 AM     (No. 9194534)

I wouldn´t be so quick to dismiss the significance of this surprising admission. It´s one thing for conservative commentators to claim Obama´s flunkies are lying, but quite another thing to have them admitting it. This will have an effect in both the media and the public over time as other developments evolve.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mambo 5, 2/25/2013 7:57:44 AM     (No. 9194561)

Robert Gibbs´ head is so far up his backside I really don´t think he needed to be told things didn´t exist.

That implies intelligence and we all know Gibbs lacks that quality.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 2/25/2013 8:07:25 AM     (No. 9194573)

FTA:
´´One of the first things they told me was, you are not even to acknowledge the drone program, you are not even to discuss that it exists,´´ Gibbs said frankly, explaining why he could never be forthcoming about the issue with White House reporters.´´

Who ordered it? The White House is a building - it doesn´t ´order´ anybody to do or not do anything. It´s a building. Who IN the White House issued these orders? Who are ´they´?

Gibbs added that in his opinion, the Obama administration’s denial of the program ´´undermines people’s confidence overall in the decisions that their government makes.´´

Gee whiz, Genius. Ya think? Everything they do undermines our confidence overall in the decisions THEIR ´government´ makes.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/25/2013 8:18:28 AM     (No. 9194591)

MSNBC/NBC News´s new political contributor, Bobby "G´s," first big mistake in life? Leaving the security of his position, in the dairy department at the Lee County, Alabama´s Walmart Super Center, and taking the bus to Washington, D.C.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: M2, 2/25/2013 8:25:42 AM     (No. 9194598)

Gibbs´ admission is interesting. Why now? Why at all?

Conscience? Or CYA?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: udanja99, 2/25/2013 8:35:12 AM     (No. 9194609)

Doesn´t matter. The LoFo´s don´t even know what a drone is. Even if they do, they know that the drones won´t be aimed at them. They are ´zippy´s people´ after all. Just keep the goodies coming and all will be well.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Felixcat, 2/25/2013 8:55:42 AM     (No. 9194647)

The Obama Administration has acheived success; they´ve reduced this country to nothing more than some third world banana republic with the Cult of the Obamas permeating everything and ussuing blatant lies without any fear of any challenge from a formerly free press.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Adam, 2/25/2013 8:57:44 AM     (No. 9194654)

I guess we´re all supposed to think he´s a great guy now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: LZK, 2/25/2013 9:00:03 AM     (No. 9194662)

Watch your back -- mr. gibbs...

Remember those Arkansas state patrolmen who committed suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head... They knew to much.....

AND -- then there´s vince foster -- who died without any loss of blood from his wounds.....far away from the White HOuse office in some Washington DC state park.....

AND -- whatever happend to bubba clinton´s best friend who fathered the clinton child. What was his name???? Oh yeah -- hubbel -- who spent a lot of time in jail...

It´s not "healthy" to tell all -- unless it´s about a "republican" president...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/25/2013 9:49:16 AM     (No. 9194770)

You vill not dizcuss der drone programm! If anyone azks they are veather balloons. Got it? Ya, ya, ya I got it. I have seen nothing!

Dummkopf!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 2/25/2013 10:28:53 AM     (No. 9194853)

Honesty from Fibbs? What´s next? The truth about Vince Foster?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rmagnus, 2/25/2013 11:26:25 AM     (No. 9194965)

I predict Gibbs will be doing the ole Beltway Cheer today - Walk it back, Walk it Back, Waaaay Back.

No way this comment stands as is.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Hermoine, 2/25/2013 11:53:59 AM     (No. 9195049)

Sorry, I´m probably not as up-to-speed on this as I should be, but are we talking about the use of domestic drones or drones used in war zones/fight against terrorism. If it´s the latter, then I have to say that the less we know, the better. If the former, then, yes, there are lots of questions that need to be answered.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 2/25/2013 12:18:41 PM     (No. 9195132)

The "War on Terror" isn´t an excuse to go lobbing drones wherever the president feels like it. Our government is an out-of-control monster and has been for years. When we look back years from now, we´ll see that the biggest damage from 9/11 was our country´s slide into tyranny and authoritarianism as a result.

All the secrecy about the drone program is 100 percent political "cover your a**", and nothing to do with operational security.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lana720, 2/25/2013 12:44:24 PM     (No. 9195186)

Wait till they squeeze the truth from the current, "My shoes are too tight" current spokesman, Carney.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: polarbear2, 2/25/2013 2:30:20 PM     (No. 9195429)

Gee Baghdad Bob. Tell us something that we can believe.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/25/2013 4:24:16 PM     (No. 9195729)

Hard to decide which is worse, Tokyo Rove or Goebbels Gibbs.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/25/2013 9:21:01 PM     (No. 9196134)

Hey, for a congenital dumbass, he done good.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/25/2013 9:50:43 PM     (No. 9196176)

You work for US.

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Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive


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