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article imageGibbs asks Olbermann to stop comparing Obama deal to Nazis

By Andrew Moran     Dec 13, 2010 in Politics
Washington - MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann recently compared U.S. President Barack Obama's deal on the Bush-era tax cuts to Nazi appeasement. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs asked Olbermann to not make any comparisons to Nazi Germany.
President Obama and the Congressional Republicans negotiated an agreement that would extend former President George W. Bush’s tax cuts, which will be supported by Democratic Senator John Kerry. Former President Bill Clinton also stood with Obama to sell the deal to the public.
This has angered some in the President’s base, including MSBNC commentator/anchor Keith Olbermann, who warned that the President could face a primary challenge. Furthermore, according to Politico, Olbermann contrasted the President’s tax cut deal to Nazi appeasement.
During Monday’s White House Press Briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was asked if the President heard his remarks and if Gibbs had any comments or reaction to the “Countdown” host’s statement, reports Mediaite.
“I doubt the President heard that,” Gibbs told reporters. “I, obviously, have given a number of answers that would denote that we think it’s a good agreement. And…I would say this to Democrats or Republicans, whenever you compare anything to what the Nazis did, if you ever get to that point in your speech, stop. Because nothing does, and hopefully, God willing, nothing ever will.”
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