Robert Gibbs Brings Damage Control to MSNBC

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By Jason Chupick Comment

The disconnect in messaging between what Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts means for health care reform, and what voters were actually trying to say was apparent within the lineup on MSNBC last night. Bracketed between former DNC chair Howard Dean and Hardball’s Chris Matthews calling each other “silly” over poll interpretations, was a pair of interviews with White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on The Ed Show, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

The PS2POTUS had a tough time with Schultz towards the end of his interview, though posed the point that healthcare stocks gained $4 billion after the loss of the seat to the GOP, implying that killing the bill is exactly what they want:

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The interview with Keith Olbermann was smoother, where he got across the “if we work together we can get it done” message, while accepting some of the blame for Martha Coakley’s loss:

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