Obama Abandons Unity Message 48hrs After Election And Appoints Partisan Hack as Press Secretary


WOW! I didn’t see this one coming. It didn’t even take a week before President-elect Obama gave up on his effort to unify the country. The conduit for communicating on a daily basis between the Administration and the American people (not just the 60/300million who voted for Obama) is the White House Press Secretary. It would have been the perfect position to fill with a respected newsman/woman, and instead he chose one of the biggest partisan hacks in his campaign.
Well done President-elect Obama. I guess it’s best to do the ugly stuff as fast as possible before the media is done with Monday-morning quarterbacking and might actually call you on the lie. The problem here is….this is the guy who will deal with the press.

OMG too funny. It’s like he wanted to throw napalm on the simmering embers of a press corps that’s already bored and starting to wonder what Obama’s actually gonna do-if anything?

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But we must as a show of good faith give Hussein O the same level of respect shown to GWB, Chaney, McCain and Palin by the democrats from the leadership of the house and Senate down to the pot smokers on the street, and expecially the same level of respect shown by Hussein O’s supporters. Can we just say “what goes around, comes around”? We may have to go to retard school to get down to their level but it’ll be worth the effort.

Robert Gibbs?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Maybe Mark Halperin will finally get an answer to his question now.

Gotta love this. Obviously the appointment of a Chief of Staff is proof that Obama is flopping on his commitment. Let’s just call this as it is…You can’t wait to start attacking. I think everyone should just calm down and wait awhile.

Awww look, an Obama supporter in denial. Welcome Muffler. Got any examples of Obama actually doing something to bring about the unity and “new kind of politics” that was the core of his campaign?

@Scott Malensek:


You beat me to it Scott.

LMAO this is priceless. Already the worlds getting uppity. Obama is president and already im seeing other countries populous burning American flags on the news.

Guess it goes to show ya, don’t vote for a president your enemies want to win. (Who could have guessed that)

It’s coming, oh it’s coming.

Here’s a quote from the politico.com story which was linked in the original post by Scott:

>>The announcement is likely to be viewed favorably by reporters because Gibbs has unquestioned authority, access and institutional memory. <<

Sounds like very good qualifications in a press secretary, who’s job it is to be the direct spokesman of the President.

– Larry Weisenthal/Huntington Beach

Thanks for the welcome. I made a point that factually Obama had made only one appointment to his staff (at the time as now we have a press secretary too) and that immediately entire conclusions were being drawn. You appear to already have defined the conclusion you want (or expect) and are looking for facts to fit it. There is nothing more to it than that.

When you guys find something worth voting for, alert the media. But to tell you the truth, watching the GOP splinter between going in the direction of even greater wing nuttery, tossing out moderates, banishing the religious right, exiling intellectual conservatives or reconsidering the big tent theory, has me delirious with laughter today. You guys have become a cartoon of yourselves. For sure, the following days, weeks, and months will most definitely provide endless hilarity at your expense. Thanks guys! 😛

Larry, you’re absolutely right that he’s qualified. My point is that the voice of the admin is the one that American people should be a Republican or a journalist. It would’ve removed partisanship from the tone and language presented to the press and the still-divided nation. Instead-while qualified as many people are-Obama chose a very partisan voice instead of a uniting voice/face.

Muffler, I’m sorry. The part of your post where you listed Pres Obama’s actions of unity must have been cut off. Could you repost that part?

I can’t post anything since he has been president elect for roughly 48 hours. I’ll post as the official statements come out.

I’d just like to point out that he’s now made 2 appointments, Chief of Staff and Press Secretary, and they’re both men who are widely known to be extremely partisan and have no reputation as ‘unifiers’. What his means is, he had a chance to set the tone of his cabinet and thus his administration, and he chose to set that tone as one of partisanship, which I don’t think bodes well for the future.

Lindsey Graham Praises Emanuel Selection

06 Nov 2008 02:40 pm

In a statement:

“This is a wise choice by President-elect Obama.

“Rahm knows Capitol Hill and has great political skills. He can be a tough partisan but also understands the need to work together. He is well-suited for the position of White House Chief of Staff.

“I worked closely with him during the presidential debate negotiations which were completed in record time. When we hit a rough spot, he always looked for a path forward. I consider Rahm to be a friend and colleague. He’s tough but fair. Honest, direct, and candid. These qualities will serve President-elect Obama well.

“Rahm understands the challenges facing our nation and will, consistent with the agenda set by President-elect Obama, work to find common ground where it exists. I look forward to working with him in his new position and will continue to do everything I can to help find a pathway forward on the difficult problems facing our nation.”

Thanks. I think we are all reasonable people when not put on the defensive.


Did you hear that Rahm Emanuel got a cool $335,000 from Fannie and Freddie?

Now that, my friends, is change you can believe in.

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