Skip to comments.Won’t you go home, Bill Daley, won’t you go home?
Posted on 01/13/2012 3:21:10 PM PST by Starman417
The last moderate leaves the Obama administration.
Barack Obama has burned through his second chief of staff, Bill Daley. It was thought that Daley would remain on board until after the next election but that is not to be and Daley's departure is the opening salvo in what promises to be a war.
Charlie Gasparino tells us why Daley left and what it means: a hard left turn.
The announcement that Bill Daley will step down as President Obamas chief of staff is further proof that as the 2012 election approaches, Obama is embracing his inner leftist on anything touching the economy. The administration has moved so far left that even one of the countrys most prominent Democrats cant fit in.
And he believes that the Republican nominee will face a "scorched Earth" campaign assault.
Daley was about the last moderate in the Obama administration. He no doubt riled his colleagues and boss with the occasional flash of truth:
Daley said he couldnt get into detail about the individual case which he said sounded like the typical sort of bureaucratic stuff thats hard to defend. Sometimes you cant defend the indefensible. The chief of staff said he would look into the case to see if there is any way to bring some reason into it.
Daley eventually became a pariah because of his tendency to be a moderate:
Daley thought he had the presidents blessing to move the Obama economic agenda to the center, but that support quickly evaporated as the ideologues and the spin masters like Valerie Jarrett and David Plouffe assumed bigger roles in the administrations daily affairs.
As I reported on the Fox Business Network back in September, Daley grew increasingly agitated about his role. He openly complained that he was being isolated by Jarrett, Obamas friend and personal adviser, whos been at the forefront of Obamas most recent leftward tilt, and let it be known that he wanted to do something else maybe serve as treasury secretary, given his banking background at JP Morgan.
Daley was reportedly undercut routinely by the Chicago mafia:
Daley was often overruled by Obama Chicago insiders like Valerie Jarrett, leaving him ineffectual. If nothing else its surprising Bill Daley put up with the level of disrespect he faced from the chosen few, in the administration.
But it seems his greatest fault was trying to work with Republicans
Daleys downward spiral was accelerated when he tried to work with Congressional Republicans, something he learned from serving in the Clinton administration. Daley suggested Obama work with Speaker Boehner to go big on a deal during the summer debt ceiling negotiations while Obamas close friends wanted Obama to take a tougher take it or leave it, approach.
Obama Senior Adviser David Plouffe and incoming Chief of Staff Lew were in favor of a big deal with Boehner while National Economic Council Chairman Gene Sperling was opposed. Sperling won and Daley lost.
Daleys moderate views and his willingness to work with Republicans made him widely unpopular with White House staff leading to deterioration in his role in administration efforts. Daleys businessmans approach to the nations fiscal issues ran in direct opposition to key White House advisors that wanted more liberal policies.
Tavis Smiley says the coming election will be the "ugliest."
You can bet on it.
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I have read that Valerie Jarrett’s father was a known communist. Our candidate needs to let this cat out of the bag to all voters. Maybe an ad on the backgrounds of BO’s advisors and inner circle with daunting music. Could be devastating if they have the guts to do it.
Time for some research on Jarrett and Plouffe.
You are very correct. Jarret is also a slum lord, and was lookin' for Barrack to score the Olympics in Chicago. Right where all her slums are. And we all know how that worked out.
All FReepers should bookmark this site and the Jarrett citation. There will be plenty of opportunities to reference it during the election: http://keywiki.org/index.php/Valerie_B._Jarrett