Civil Wars

Gibbs Attacks ‘Professional Left’

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Is the White House taking out its frustration on its own party? White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacks what he calls the “professional left” in an interview with The Hill. “I hear these people saying he [Barack Obama] is like George Bush,” he says. “Those people ought to be drug-tested.” He goes on to complain, “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian health care and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality … They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”