Tarry for the Nonce

April 20, 2009

But Eight Billion is Miniscule

Filed under: Politics — lmwalker @ 10:55 pm

Robert Gibbs is rapidly becoming one of the most annoying personalities ever to grace the podium. A reporter asks a legitimate question about the much-touted mosquito bite deficit reduction that Obama has proposed, and Gibbs glibly replies that it’s a lot of money “for hundreds of millions of Americans.”

Way to miss the point, Bob.

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6 Comments »

  1. Agreed, but come on, can you really criticize Obama for trying to trim the budget?

    Comment by Troy — April 21, 2009 @ 10:26 am

  2. Agreed, but come on, can you really criticize Obama for trying to trim the budget?

    Oh, puh-leeze! It’s pure grandstanding! It’s similar to Obama saying he has “identified $2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade” — neglecting to add that said monies are ‘saved’ only because we won’t be staging a surge into Iraq every year for the next 10 years.

    It’s comic.

    Comment by Janice — April 21, 2009 @ 11:08 am

  3. I understand your cynicism about how this is being promoted, but this is a start. Even baby steps to introduce a cost-cutting mindset in the federal government can’t be a bad thing!

    100 million here, 100 million there, pretty soon we’re talking real money. 😉

    Comment by Troy — April 21, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

  4. I wasn’t criticizing Obama for trying to trim the budget. I was criticizing Robert Gibbs for his ignoratio elenchi.

    Comment by lmwalker — April 21, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

  5. OK, my bad.

    Comment by Troy — April 22, 2009 @ 10:23 am

  6. If someone on Bush’s staff was asked the same question, I can’t help but have vision of people squealing “liberal media” and “liberal elitists.”

    Comment by Howard — April 27, 2009 @ 1:05 pm


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