White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today asserted that suggestions by President Obama that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is using foreign money to fund political attack ads will continue, despite the conclusion by an independent website that there is no evidence this is happening.
Gibbs spoke this morning at the the off-camera White House gaggle.
The president will continue to make this argument . . . We don’t know where this money comes from.”
Gibbs said it “doesn’t bother me at all” that Politifact has come down against Obama. The website labeled the claim a “half-truth” and noted the Chamber had denied it.
“At least we’re giving you half the truth, Gibbs said.
Well, he didn’t say that, but he might as well have. Gibbs also mocked Karl Rove, who has also been in the White House cross hairs, and who has decided to take the bait by responding and giving Obama & Crew yet more grist for their attacks.
Rove said Obama has a Nixon-style enemies list. Gibbs today impishly held up a blank piece of paper, saying it was indeed Obama’s enemies list, and demanded to see the donors list to Rove’s political group, American Crossroads.
But White House Dossier believes Rove may be correct, since he had his own lengthy enemies list while in the White House and presumably knows what they look like.