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Rahm Emanuel Headed for a White House Exit

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Posted on Sep 8, 2010
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It’s not easy being a hatchet man—particularly in a crowd of idealists like the current denizens of the White House—and this stylistic dissonance may cause an early exit for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. But this rumored move won’t spell the end of his career in high-stakes politics, according to Telegraph.

Telegraph:

Mr Emanuel has reportedly told friends that his role as White House chief of staff was “only an 18-month job” because of its intensity.

Regarded as the most demanding role after president, it involves controlling the president’s agenda, enforcing White House message discipline as well as liaising with Congress.

His departure would be regarded as another sign of how Mr Obama’s presidency has been far more troubled than expected.

Mr Emanuel has privately expressed a readiness to run for mayor of Chicago, which is also his hometown though he was never part of the Obama set and did not endorse the then senator in the Democratic primary in 2008.

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By Matzpen, October 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment
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I think Jon Stewart called it, Ram Emanuel is a dick and is no good for the people of Chicago
http://sherrytalksback.wordpress.com/2010/10/04/rahm-emanuel-fk-off/

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By keymanwst, September 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm Link to this comment

Hey RAHM, don’t forget the Israeli passport in the top drawer of your desk.  And
nice work, RAHM—you did Mossad proud as a mole within the O-bomb-a Crime
Family.  You are a traitor, a Mossad Mole, a son of a terrorist, and a piece of sjhit-
-RAHM.  Good riddance!

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By Dahlia, September 10, 2010 at 4:41 am Link to this comment

Bring on Tom Daschle!

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By M L, September 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment
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Barack Obama failed because he couldn’t see through the psychopathic deceit of Emanuel, Summers and Geithner and the Clintons. He also failed to research and study the past. In order to plan for the future you must understand the past. In order to solve our country’s problems you must find the root causes.

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By Druthers, September 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm Link to this comment

If I remember correctly Emmanuel was the first cabinet member nominated, then came all the other left-overs from the Clinton administration.  They are all Obama’s boys now and it looks as though the president is going to wait until he is drowning to call for help from people not engaged in the sinking of the ship.
Obama’s boys and Obama’s deals, so row, row, row your boat.

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By johnH, September 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm Link to this comment
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That comment about the “crowd of idealists like the current denizens of the White House” is hilarious! Thanks ever so much for a good laugh. Honestly, I didn’t know that Truthdig was a humor magazine.

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By Robert, September 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm Link to this comment

Rham Emanuel, Israel/Mossad spy, will most likely leave a number of Mossad gadgets in and our the White House; especially, around Barack Obama…It will be all for Israel’s benefit!

He will NOT leave empty handed…he has done it with Bill Clinton!

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By faith, September 9, 2010 at 9:02 am Link to this comment

At least Emmanuel was a colorful character.  Now, we are stuck with the likes of
Geithner, Summers running this nation and claiming that big bonuses must be
paid to ineffective Wall Street operators.  Obama is little better than the previous
president.  Certainly more ineffective in his implementing goals.

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By Sodium-Na, September 9, 2010 at 8:54 am Link to this comment

Why wait one single hour longer?

His exit should take place immediately,hope to HELL.

The sooner,the better for the occupents of the White House.

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By kerryrose, September 9, 2010 at 5:06 am Link to this comment

Hopefully they will put Arne Duncan on the bus back to Chicago with him. 

They can all ‘Friedman’ themselves to death there.

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By Foreign Affair., September 9, 2010 at 4:13 am Link to this comment
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Rahmbo ‘Israel’ Emanuel’s Wikipedia C.V. tells (in some detail) the story of a immensely driven private and political opportunist, who managed his social and political career with an almost impeccable timing. His when and whereabouts, how he made his fortune and why he, and not someone else, was Obama’s prime-choice as the W.H. agenda-spin-meister in chief, reads as the cynical outcome of the ‘American-Dream’ for wich you, the American-Public, had to be asleep to beleave in. (George Carlin, may he R.I.P.)

The detriment and inevitable downfall into the lame-duckness of Obama’s Presidency is as obvious now as it should have been when ‘the hope that so many wanted to beleave in’ was crushed by the then president to be Barack Obama, when he picked Rahm Emanuel in 2008 as his W.H. Secretary, followed by his choice of the Goldman-Sachs Rat-Pack who he trusted with the job to jump-start the U.S. economy.

Remember when Obama was glorified about his status as a Constitutional Scholar, his (people) intelligence and his promesses of hope and change? about the wars? about Habeas-Corpus? About Fisa? about openness, transparant and responsible government? about holding responsible those who committed (war) crimes, torture, financial crimes, judicial crimes (Yoo, Rove, ect.) and the lot of crimes against humanity committed under the reign of G.W. Bush, who stole at least one Presidency (in 2000)?

Obama’s Presidency is toast, he blew it, by trusting the snake-oil pedlars and not trusting the people who voted him into office, he’ll be remembered as the first Black Presidential DUD.

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By binthereB4, September 8, 2010 at 9:36 pm Link to this comment
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I’m no pundit, but would anyone ever buy a used car from this guy! I wouldn’t. And that was before his “track record”.....the odious bunch that has become the inner circle is an odd collection of misfits, malcontents, leftist radicals, social engineers, and criminal revolutionary of the seventies! Oh getting back to Rahm he is the perfect size for a Napoleonic Complex. Chicago if you elect this guy, you will deserve him…

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By wanked, September 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm Link to this comment
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Phuck this phuckin phucker.

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By Amon Drool, September 8, 2010 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

“It’s not easy being a hatchet man—particularly in a crowd of idealists like the current denizens of the White House…”

!n@M#$%^&****###!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Wikileaks for Nobel, September 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm Link to this comment

This man is one of the reasons the Obama presidency has been such a disaster.

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By Hammond Eggs, September 8, 2010 at 4:40 pm Link to this comment

There are NO idealists in the Obama entourage.  If there are, they are strictly political costume jewelry designed to make the Democrats look good from thirty feet away.  Rahm Emanuel, a cynic of Stalinist or Cheneyesque proportions, represents what the Democrats have degenerated into: a street gang whose passions are money and power for its own sake.  Rahm Emanuel is the future face of the Democrats once the Casper Milquetoast named Obama tip toes out of office in 2013, roundly considered by Democrat pros as the Jimmy Carter of his age.  Goodbye and don’t darken our door again (no pun intended).  The Democrats will go looking for an ass kicking mediocrity, a cross between the strutting bar room brawler Emanuel and the downhome reactionary politics of Ben Nelson.  There will be many, many candidates.  No shortage there.  And even then, the Democrats will be considered by the Ruling Class and its flunkies in the MSM as socialists and enemies of jus’ plain folks.

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By vontrapp, September 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment
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After his “strategizing” has lead to the tanking of the fortunes of the Democratic Party, it’s right about time for Rahm to bail out and set up a local fiefdom in Chicago.

Washington never learned.  Rahm and the DLC “leadership” gutted the Democratic party in the 90’s leading to the Newt/Contract On America takeover.  And they’ve done it again in the now, opening us up to the Boehner/Tea Party Era.  Basically, Rahm and the DLC-approach is a dismal, epically-bad 0-2.

It speaks to the low caliber of our political class that incessant self-promotion and profanity-laden rants can lead a back-bencher like Rahm to the top of the heap, just so he can lead everyone else off the cliff.

And it certainly doesn’t speak highly of President Obama’s judgement, that he placed Rahm “(the left is)fucking retarded/fuck the UAW” Emmanuel into such a position of power.

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By JamesMichie, September 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm Link to this comment

GOOD RIDDANCE TO POISONOUS RUBBISH!!!

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