Watch: Keith Olbermann on Gibbs Slam of the ‘Professional Left’


In a Special Comment last night, Keith Olbermann went after White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' extraordinarily stupid remarks criticizing the "professional left."

"We are not just another version of the Right. We think over here. And we fight for what we believe in."

David Mixner also has an excellent post up on Gibbs as well:

"When an outburst like this episode occurs, it has been my experience it is not an isolated voice in the wilderness. My very educated guess after all these years in politics is that Gibbs' sentiments are exactly what have been privately repeated among Obama staff within the White House: That the problem is not differences in policies, great disappointment with the President or desire to get more done while we had while margins in both Houses of Congress. Instead it is those damn liberals no one can please - no matter what you do, they still bitch. It is those people who cling to the fringe of the left who have caused the President all his problem...

...Public Option was not a fringe issue. The desire for human rights and freedom for the American LGBT community is clearly rooted in the Constitution of the United States. Wanting our young not to die in useless foreign wars does appear to me to be radical. Not wanting 14% of America's children to go to bed hungry at night seems like a reasonable expectation. And yes, waking up in the morning and knowing you have the dignity of a job is essential for the soul of America. These issues are not fringe, not left and not unreasonable."