Former press secretary Robert Gibbs said today on TV that President Obama and his White House "long ago" gave up on "trying" to change Washington:
Gibbs first thanked God that he's no longer working in this White House, then host Willie Giest asked, "But you know the president very well. We know what this poll says about how the country is feeling about him. How is he feeling about the country right now? I mean, this is a guy who came in five years ago saying change comes from outside Washington. We are going to break the fever, we are going to change the way Washington does business, we are going to get things done. And he's learned some pretty hard lessons in how Washington actually works or doesn't work."
"Well, I think, you know, the ability to change Washington, I think, is something that long ago the White House sort of stopped trying to do and whether or not that's a good thing, we will look back on history," Gibbs replied.
President Obama's former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, says it was "certainly" wrong for the president to continuously promise that people would be able to keep their health care plans under Obamacare:
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted the roll-out of Obamacare today on MSNBC:
"Let's just say this is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and for the Department of Health and Human Services," said Gibbs. "This was bungled badly. This was not a server problem, like, right, just too many people came to the website. This is a website architecture problem.
The administration's second-term woes might have been avoided if only the first term spinners had stayed around. Amie Parnes of The Hill writes of speculation that if Gibbs and Axelrod and Plouffe were:
On Fox News Sunday this morning, Chris Wallace asked Robert Gibbs, "So [Obama] has time for Whoopi Goldberg, but he doesn't have time for world leaders?" The question is in reference to Obama's decision to go on The View next week, but not to meet with world leaders, including Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, when he's in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly.
In response to a statement about the high unemployment rate for those with college degrees, Robert Gibbs, a surrogate for President Obama's reelection campaign, admitted that things are particularly bad for those without college degrees:
“But boy that unemployment rate when you get out of college is tough," MSNBC host Chuck Todd said. "It's higher than the national average."