In their attempt to rebut the Republicans' specious attacks on policy, Democrats are overcompensating and becoming that which they should abhor: the establishment.
Robert Gibbs went off the other day on the "professional left" which is never satisfied. The president's poll numbers stink. The economy is going south. Tempers are short. But really. The left is pushing the president from the left? The horror.
It is one of the enduring yet neglected mysteries of Obama's first term. Why hasn't the massive, record-breaking volunteer and fundraising apparatus built during the 2008 Obama campaign exerted more influence in Washington?
Robert Gibbs failed when he allowed the media frame to shift quickly to the missteps of the administration rather than emphasizing the underhanded, contrived, and racist actions of Andrew Breitbart and his fellow travelers at Fox News.
Have you seen this clip? Have you heard this sound bite? Take a look at this thing -- it's unbelievable! Except, of course, when everyone believes it.
The "teachable moment" of Shirley Sherrod is that she, like Rosa Parks has used her quiet strength and grace on national television to win over a nation.
Obama's standing will depend on how well he can hold on to what he learned from House Democrats riled up by Gibbs: that he can do more for the country not by holding hands with Mitch McConnell, but by taking names and kicking butt.
This week, Congress -- moving with its usual less-than-blinding speed -- passed a Wall Street reform bill, a mere two years after the crisis hit. Wal...
We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.
Robert Gibbs' performance on Meet the Press this weekend suggests that he either consciously misled viewers on the administration's UN performance or he isn't paying attention to Susan Rice's performance.
Obama had something much more conventional in mind: Nation-building, like we tried in Vietnam, cast in the guise of counter-insurgency. McChrystal embraced it. Who knows what he really thought?
Gibbs' unusual foray online, dubbed "Open for Questions," seemed partly a calibration to show that the public face of the administration is not only talking to the usual suspects from the podium, but also listening to a wider group of voices.
Bud Selig has rejected pleas to reverse umpire Jim Joyce's bum call. But the commissioner did use the occasion to lament the general state of bipartisanship in America's pastime. "The game's become altogether too partisan," Selig told a reporter.
We hear plenty of this president by other means. But we ought to reckon what we have lost if the White House goes on treating the presidential press conference as an outmoded convention.
President Obama may have uncorked more than he bargained for, in nominating a qualified, talented but largely unknown attorney in order to fill the large, liberal shoes of Justice John Paul Stevens.