Robert Gibbs, who is the current Press Secretary to President Barack Obama, has been criticized, particularly on cable news, for his caustic comments about dealing with the new left within the democratic party.
There is a problem, however: The spokesperson for the President of the United States, must not get involved in controversy, which may overshadow the issues that, in this case, Mr. Obama is trying to get out to the public. These distractions are bad for the Executive Branch.
It is not unusual, behind the scenes for politicians to be caustic and critical at their base. I remember when California Speaker of the Assembly, Jesse Unruh, would regularly refer to the powerful l unions, who were a major basis of his support, as "labor fakers." It was never for public consumption....but it was a way of releasing frustration for impossible demands by them.It is therefore, probably a benefit to the Obama administration, for Mr. Gibbs to take another job within the administration.