"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." - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (emphasis added).
Yeah, that's it. Just Imagine ...
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
Robert Gibbs, 38, a career political creature, has been Obama’s press secretary since January, and has worked for Obama before, during and after the latter’s Senate days. It should come as no surprise that he was also press spokesman for Senator John Kerry and other Democratic politicians. While he is no Joseph Goebbels, the maniacal propaganda chief of Nazi Germany whose obfuscations, deceptions, and lies were dutifully repeated as news by an unfree press, Gibbs performs much the same role for a press that chooses to be unfree. As Goebbels did, as the “public image” managers of tyrants in the past have done, he helped to create the myth of infallibility and the populist persona of Barack Obama, and now is responsible for preserving them. In that unconscionable fraud he is aided by a largely obliging news media.
When you watch Gibbs fielding questions from the press corps, you do not have the sense that you are observing evil incarnate. You do not see a Goebbels-like maniac. What you see is a person who very likely never once placed a value on truth or honesty. You see a non-entity whose existence is assured by his willingness to obfuscate, deceive, lie and juggle banalities commensurate with his character and task. You see a human face that reflects little else but calculation of how best to say nothing that could be interpreted as an absolute, a nondescript face with blank, evasive eyes and a self-effacing manner that expects and gets the cooperation of his auditors in putting one over on themselves and on the whole country.
In the real world, the one beyond the White House and Congress, one would not give anyone like Gibbs or his assertions a second thought. His ilk are many, mean, and small. But threats emanating from the representative of a man who is consciously wreaking destruction on this country, who is contemptuous of the Constitution, individual rights, private property, and freedom of speech, should not be taken as a matter of routine. This is not the first time Obama‘s gofers have warned individuals away from speaking out on certain issues and facts. Gibbs’ statements are uttered with the tacit approval of the president. Neither the president, nor Gibbs, nor anyone else on the White House staff, wishes anyone to think and speak with any gravity about Sotomayor or to trouble her with inopportune questions, which, under oath, she must answer with possibly damaging truths, during Senate confirmation hearings or in any other setting. They are all prepared to take retaliatory measures if anyone does.
Spin doesn't even begin to describe it ... via Robert Gibbs, the Obama administration has taken propaganda to a new level! Face it, Hitler would be jealous!
Let's imagine. Shall we?
THOUSANDS of Bush/Hitler comparisons and swastika Pictures Taken Between 2003 and 2008 in the San Francisco Bay Area
I'm not here to judge the validity and/or stupidity of any of these pictures, whether they be about Bush or Obama. Quite frankly, I could care less. It's a free country!
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but protest signs can never hurt me.
They're not clueless ... They're deceitful.
"How about Alan Grayson's health-care Holocaust in America crusade, by which Gibbs was markedly less "stunned" despite the fact that Grayson's an elected official making Holocaust comparisons on the floor of the House. Imagine.
Before Gibbs took leave of his senses and all sense of history today, the White House had a more petulant response to the gathering, at which actor Jon Voight spoke. Yesterday, Gibbs very kindly stopped himself from making a 'Deliverance' joke about the attendees. Considerate." - Mary Katharine Ham.
Unfortunately, we have to expect some propaganda to be coming out of the White House. Practicing misinformation is the Leviathan's natural state of being.
But this latest "Hitler" nonsense by Gibbs ... is beyond ridiculous! Maybe we should start calling it "playing the Hitler card."
Two possible explanations: (1) Gibbsy was trying to say something else and it came out very wrong; (2) Gibbsy was in a deep, deep coma for much of the past decade. Either way, maybe “White House press secretary” isn’t the optimal line of work for him. I’m stammering at the moment myself from sheer frustration at deciding where to begin to answer him, but thankfully MKH has pulled the necessary links together to do the job ...
Um. You forgot the 3rd possible explanation for Gibbs "Hitler" attack. You know, the real and truthful one?
Gibb's "Hitler" attack ... is the result of a carefully planned (and creepy) propaganda campaign.
Of course, if the state-run media outlets were not so corrupt they would have confronted Gibbs on this ridiculous statement.
It's sad that our mainstream media outlets have reduced themselves to the position of being mere State Organs, dictated assignments of propaganda by Robert Gibbs, the administration's ring-leader of misinformation.
So, just who's acting like Hitler again? Because, um, Mr. Gibbs ... "hello, pot meet kettle."