Harry Truman said, “If you can't take the heat, get out of the
kitchen.” Presidential press secretary is a job where you get grilled
frequently. Lots of heat.As often as Sean Spicer gets flummoxed, he
does not belong in the kitchen.President Trump, please rescue us
from the challenge of deciphering what Sean Spicer thinks or means. We're
having enough problems doing that with you!
I've never seen such a dysfunctional White House.
@Bob67he did not "garble his words" he stated and restated claims
that were factually wrong and a gross distortion of a horrible time in history
which we must never forget.
@Bob67: "Sean Spicer's critics should accept that he frequently
garbles his words, and let it go. Is not Bashar al-Assad the real
problem?"Americans can and must deal with more than one
"real problem" at a time.Yes, Bashar al-Assad is a real
problem: he is a heinous leader and a clear and present danger to Syrian
civilians, but lacks the reach to directly affect American interests. Closer to home, we have another real problem: the current White House
spokesman propagated a "lite" form of Holocaust denial by repeatedly
using language and analogies to differentiate "innocent" civilians
gassed by their government and some implied 'other' category of
civilians...you know, like the ones that the German government gassed under
Hitler...which, um, happen to be Jews in vast numbers, but also included
gays/lesibians, people with mental illness, unpopular political beliefs, or
other definable ethnicities. America is chockful of those types of
citizens, right in the here and now. So if were to choose one
"real problem" to deal with now, it would be protecting those Americans
by rooting out the alt-right white nationalists that have infected the Executive
This guy is always for 83 days having to work around what this President does,
says, acts on, thinks and Twitters, constantly. He has forgotten what is
reality. Having lived in Germany and tried to visit some of the death camps
when the Germans didn't acknowledge what their leaders did, some don't
want to acknowledge even today. It is a sad day when this press
secretary didn't even think about chemicals being weapons in many ways.
The company Bayer is more than aspirin. The administration should have been
sensitive about Easter and Passover with Mr Kushner in place. Maybe that Mr
Spicer is not on the protective list as he is not family.
I suspect that this may have been an intentional comment to distract from other
freudian slips Spicer has made lately. During his morning report and also
during an interview Spicer has said "It is Trumps plan to destabilize
Syria". But what is the news focused on? A comment he made
referencing the holocaust. If it is being reported on mainstream media news,
know that it is information "they" want disseminated to the masses. If
they let this news out, for what purpose? A distraction.
Mr. Spicer's job includes the challenging task of always saying the correct
thing, in the correct way, at the correct time.Always.He
is not doing so.Presidents sort of have tenure for 4 years. A White
House Press Secretary is replaceable. There are hundreds of better qualified
people available than Mr. Spicer.
Question for Trump supporters: is this a feature or a bug?Everyone
makes mistakes. While the Trump administration brings up the average for all of
us, Spicer's initial remark could be chalked up to his twitchy
incompetence: an unintended one-off glitch or "bug" in representing
Trump's position. But this was not a one-off. Spicer kept talking.He received a remarkably gentle and open-ended
follow-up: "what did you mean by that"?But what was obvious
to most reporters and viewers, was not apparent to Spicer. Instead
of a quick walk-back or deflecting change in topic, he continued with a
historically distorted rationale for differentiating what Assad did last week to
Hitler and the Holocaust.Afterwards, as it became clear that
Spicer's press conference performance was taking on a life of its own, he
e-mailed 3 versions of the 'clarification' to reporters, with the
final one being quoted in this article. The two earlier versions reflected the
same unusual phrasing and perspective on the Holocaust, and some odd
differentiation between "innocent people" and the 6M Jews and other
targets of the Nazi regime.Republicans: is this who you are now?
I believe what he said is inexcusable and he should resign.
Hitler made no decisions during WW II out of the goodness of his heart. The
Royal Air Force was never defeated and could retaliate, if he had tried to use
nerve gas.Against the helpless Jews, Gypsies and others shipped to
the death camps, Hitler gassed them all.Sean Spicer fumbled in his
words comparing Hitler with Bashar al-Assad, but not in its premise: Bashar
al-Assad is as evil as Adolf Hitler!Sean Spicer's critics
should accept that he frequently garbles his words, and let it go.Is not
Bashar al-Assad the real problem?
We all know that Mr Spicer has an uncomfortable relationship with verifiable
fact.Now we all know he has an equally uncomfortable relationship
with history.Who let this man be "America's Spokeman"?
Oh, yeah another man with similar relationships with fact and history.
"Gaffe" - noun - when a political hack is accidentally candid.See, the people Hitler gassed were not "REAL" Germans. They were