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Rahm Emmanuel Faces Pressure to Resign
Our Country PAC ^ | 12/28/2008 | Howard Kaloogian

Posted on 12/28/2008 2:05:24 PM PST by Impeach98

It's time for Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, to resign, and you can sign the petition calling for Rahm Emmanuel to resign - HERE.

The Obama administration has told lie after lie about their involvement in the corruption scandal concerning Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich's alleged efforts to sell off the U.S. Senate seat held by Obama.

Days after the November election, Obama's campaign manager, David Axelrod, admitted that Obama and Blagojevich had discussions about who Blagojevich should appoint to replace him.  You can see the video with this admission here: 

SEE AXELROD ADMIT OBAMA & BLAGOJEVICH DISCUSSIONS - HERE

But as soon as the announcement came that federal prosecutors had been investigating Blagojevich over allegations of corruption in selling the U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, Obama's camp suddenly claimed that Axelrod had gotten his facts wrong about whether Obama and Blagojevich had schemed about who should be selected.

Yet, Barack Obama and his aides were telling the media that he and his administration would have a "hands off" approach towards the selection of Obama's successor.

And Rahm Emmanuel specifically denied he engaged in negotiations with Governor Blagojevich about Obama's Senate seat.

But again, Obama's camp was caught lying about their involvement, because wiretaps reveal, and have forced Obama to now admit, that his chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel has discussed not just once but on several occassions who should get the Senate.

Emmanuel not only originally told Blagojevich he should pick Obama's first-choice, Valerie Jarrett, but then later gave Blagojevich a list of names of individuals who would be acceptable for Blagojevich to pick.

In fact, Emmanuel began negotiating with Blagojevich about Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate during the weekend before the 2008 election had even taken place.  The seat was not even yet open, Obama had not yet even won, and Rahm Emmanuel and Rod Blagojevich were already engaged in a powerplay to determine who would be given this Senate seat, and what might be paid/delivered/given for getting this seat.

This is not how our government should work.  Our representatives are elected by the people, work for the people, and answer to the people.  We expect that when a vacancy occurs that our elected representatives will select the best person to represent the people, not that Democrats will engage in horsetrading to cement their fixation for political power.

It's time for Rahm Emmanuel to resign - immediately.  He is a disgrace and has no business serving as Chief of Staff in the White House.

Join the campaign by the Our Country Deserves Better Committee to demand Rahm Emmanuel's resignation by signing the "Rahm Emmanuel Must Resign Petition" here:  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ResignEmmanuel/

And forward this on to your friends and ask them to sign and foward to their friends as well!

 



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blagojevich; bleepgate; chicagopolitician; corruption; emanuel; emmanuel; il2008; kaloogian; obama; obamatransitionfile; ourcountrypac; resignation
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1 posted on 12/28/2008 2:05:25 PM PST by Impeach98
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To: Impeach98

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...


2 posted on 12/28/2008 2:06:32 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: Impeach98

No Obama should resign the office of President elect


3 posted on 12/28/2008 2:08:14 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: Impeach98; Old Sarge; al baby

Not going to happen, Hillary and her consiglieries own Obama. She probably has some great stuff on him to have won all these appointments.

Rahm is staying put.


4 posted on 12/28/2008 2:09:58 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Impeach98

Where is he and why did he really go to Africa?


5 posted on 12/28/2008 2:13:24 PM PST by Kara1000
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To: Impeach98

No way Jose. Leave PE Obama saddled with a wounded and corrupt COS. Then his administration is sooner to fail miserably so there can be another 1994 GOP revolution except in 2010.


6 posted on 12/28/2008 2:13:28 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Impeach98

7 posted on 12/28/2008 2:14:37 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: Impeach98


You're kidding, right?
8 posted on 12/28/2008 2:16:13 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: Impeach98

Oh, no, no, nooooo.

I think he should stay and dig in his heels just like Governor Blago.

Comrade 0bama needs the political wisdom of someone like Emmanuel. ;)


9 posted on 12/28/2008 2:17:44 PM PST by mkjessup
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To: Kara1000
Where is he and why did he really go to Africa?

To expunge the record of Obama's birth in Mombasa. Let's see how his paternal grandmother's health fares. Covering a lie is a very difficult task. Eventually, somebody misses a detail.

10 posted on 12/28/2008 2:18:16 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Impeach98

So if that happens, will this be the first time there’s been a resignation in the Office of the President Elect?

In the entire history of the Office of the President Elect have we ever had to weather such a crisis?

Oh, wait a minute - apparently we don’t have a lot of records on the Office of the President Elect. (Maybe they’re in a vault somewhere in Hawaii (or Hawai’i, if you prefer)).


11 posted on 12/28/2008 2:20:10 PM PST by Stosh
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To: Myrddin

True....but it doesn’t make any difference if nobody is looking, or even if they are, the media won’t report it was found.


12 posted on 12/28/2008 2:20:49 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Impeach98
All this is just This and That. If he is on tape will it be released?

My take is that Obama is being once again shielded.

13 posted on 12/28/2008 2:20:56 PM PST by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: Impeach98

Better yet, Obama should resign.


14 posted on 12/28/2008 2:22:00 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Impeach98

The title is hilarious!!!! If he ax murdered baby ducks, he would not be ask to resign.


15 posted on 12/28/2008 2:22:39 PM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: sinanju
Agreed. Remove the sock puppet and you expose the hand. HC and camp positioned Zed at the core of their many layers of insulation. Rahmbo may eventually throw himself on his sword—with no small amount of help from forces other than gravity—but no one will go after Zed. Anyone who goes after the whiz kid will get the Joe the Plumber treatment on steroids.
16 posted on 12/28/2008 2:22:41 PM PST by shoutingandpointing
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To: Impeach98

Rahm Emmanuel is a cheap punk and it’s gonna be fun hacking at this assclowns credibility.


17 posted on 12/28/2008 2:22:45 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Sola Veritas
Then his administration is sooner to fail miserably so there can be another 1994 GOP revolution except in 2010.

Before there can be a Republican Revolution in 2010, some Republican leadership must emerge in 2009.

We haven't seen any hint of it yet...

18 posted on 12/28/2008 2:23:08 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Myrddin

That’s exactly what he’s doing. I sure hope if these other guys actually brought documentation out of Africa; they are keeping it safe.


19 posted on 12/28/2008 2:24:03 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: al baby
Obama should resign the office of President elect

That's the petition that I want to sign, and sign and sign. I believe in ACORN's methods, sometimes, like when getting rid of the biggest fraud in American history.

20 posted on 12/28/2008 2:24:07 PM PST by BILL_C (Jimmy Carter brought us Ronald Regan, Obama's contribution will be equally good. Is it Sarah?)
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To: Impeach98

How can one resign a position that doesn’t exist yet?

I guess the MDM thinks there really IS something called “The Office of the President Elect.”


21 posted on 12/28/2008 2:24:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
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To: Impeach98

Rahm Emmanuel is Obama’s Himmler. Even if he resigns he will still be a part of Obama’s plans for America, he wrote the book.


22 posted on 12/28/2008 2:27:51 PM PST by usmcobra
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To: Impeach98

No, no, NO. Let him stay wrapped around Obama’s neck like an anchor on a chain.


23 posted on 12/28/2008 2:29:12 PM PST by nina0113 (Hugh Akston is my hero.)
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To: Stosh
"So if that happens, will this be the first time there’s been a resignation in the Office of the President Elect?"

A darn good question.

24 posted on 12/28/2008 2:31:25 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

Pressure? From who? Or whom? A website?


25 posted on 12/28/2008 2:36:57 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: Impeach98
I thought I read something about Obama or some other political types telling the prosecutor to lay off of him and a couple of others.

I think that was on Drudge and was being complied with.
Is there something else I missed? (like that can't happen...HA!)

26 posted on 12/28/2008 2:39:48 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Impeach98
he looks like a quitter to me...

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27 posted on 12/28/2008 2:40:17 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: Myrddin
Where is he and why did he really go to Africa?

To expunge the record of Obama's birth in Mombasa. Let's see how his paternal grandmother's health fares. Covering a lie is a very difficult task. Eventually, somebody misses a detail.

Tomorrow's Headlines (in order):

Mombassa quarantined as feared Ebola outbreak rages

Kenya families affected by Ebola

Obama relatives fall victim to plague

Mombassa hospital area sterilized by government

Life returns to normal in empty Mombassa

Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel killed in tragic plane crash in clear weather


28 posted on 12/28/2008 2:40:19 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: Liberty Valance

Is that supposed to be a Yale vs. Harvard thing?


29 posted on 12/28/2008 2:42:37 PM PST by saquin
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To: Impeach98

Rahm should stay in “office”. Together with Hillary, ya know, the Obamamessiah himself, Pelosi, Blagojevick, etc, they will create the kind of circus sideshow that will turn the American public off, ya know, on liberals.

Now if the public only had an intelligent conservative alternative to go with!! Ya know (”Sweet” Caroline Kennedy-Schlosserism)


30 posted on 12/28/2008 2:45:00 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Impeach98
Thanks to the 900 people who've already signed this petition within the past 1 1/2 hours!

I think that it's interesting that before Obama has even been sworn in that we're seeing from the administration not only corruption and lies, but a total contempt for the media and the public.

They think that no one should be allowed to even ask them questions about blatant wrongdoing.

31 posted on 12/28/2008 2:45:11 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

Bad timing, we must wait until he resigns his Congressional seat before we put too much pressure on.


32 posted on 12/28/2008 2:46:56 PM PST by scannell
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To: al baby

The investigation has just started. Who knows what will happen? Maybe we get lucky and they both resign. One can always dream, right?


33 posted on 12/28/2008 2:50:09 PM PST by Kara1000
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To: ZULU
"Rahm should stay in “office”. Together with Hillary, ya know, the Obamamessiah himself, Pelosi, Blagojevick, etc, they will create the kind of circus sideshow that will turn the American public off, ya know, on liberals."

I notice a few FReepers have said this the past few weeks, but I think that this misses the point that the media will shield Obama, and not tell the American people the truth.

As much as the media are now somewhat down on Obama, the alternative for them would be to see liberals proven wrong. They don't want that, so they will do what they can to protect Obama.

I want each member of the Obama administration to face the heat and consequences of their action each and every time they engage in wrongdoing.

Otherwise if people like Emmanuel don't have to resign then we establish that this behavior is OK. It's not.

34 posted on 12/28/2008 2:50:48 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: scannell

He should resign his congressional seat as well :-)


35 posted on 12/28/2008 2:51:17 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98
Maybe you are right. But even the media will be hard pressed to make this collection of fools look competent.

I hated Clinton and hate his wife. But they ARE smart people, even if morally corrupt and philosophically incorrect.

The Blagojevik-Daily-Reid-Pelosi axis is nothing if not stupid politically. If the Repubs had fielded an intelligent candidate instead of a twisted curmudgeon, and had the economy not tanked and had Bush been significantly more intelligent than mentally challenged Gore or Kerry, the Obama would have crashed like a rocket. If you put together all the loony leftists, collegiate sophomorons, and dazzled black voters, they wouldn't alone have been enough to put the Obamanation in the White House.

36 posted on 12/28/2008 2:57:01 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: ZULU
I hope you are right :-)

I just fear that in politics it seems that the liberals rationale is that when they get away with doing something wrong that it sets the standard in the future that when one of them commits similar wrongdoing, we are told that there is nothing new here, we should all just move along.

37 posted on 12/28/2008 3:08:44 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: OnTheDress
Is that a real photo of Rahm Emmanuel in his ballet days?? It sure looks like it. Hilarious.

"One two three, plie, four five six, jetee, jetee, jetee..." And yet even in ballet his li'l mouth is always OPEN and BLABBING.

38 posted on 12/28/2008 3:10:03 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle
Judge Roy Bean: “If it ain't, it ought’a be.”
39 posted on 12/28/2008 3:12:51 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (His legacy is a stain on the dress.)
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To: saquin

kinda sorta ;o)


40 posted on 12/28/2008 3:12:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life ;o)
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To: TonyStark
There is Ebola in the nearby area and cholera in Zimbabwe. The scenario is plausible.
41 posted on 12/28/2008 3:23:12 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Liberty Valance


Did Hussein get his nose fixed? He looks like Michael Jackson, when MJ was black.
42 posted on 12/28/2008 3:29:05 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The Big 3 Auto Makers - Where Attention to Kwality is Jobe Won.)
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To: Myrddin
There is Ebola in the nearby area and cholera in Zimbabwe. The scenario is plausible.

Believe me, the only way I can cope with being right all the time is to make light of it using cynical, humorous writing. That, and Scotch.

43 posted on 12/28/2008 3:34:47 PM PST by TonyStark
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To: devane617

Well, this may be a good fund raising tool but he would not resign even if caught in bed with a live boy or a dead girl!


44 posted on 12/28/2008 3:38:37 PM PST by mono
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To: Impeach98

good news!!!


45 posted on 12/28/2008 4:03:00 PM PST by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW ,)
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To: Impeach98

Ain’t

Gonna

Happen

.


46 posted on 12/28/2008 4:03:11 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: Sig Sauer P220

He’s still got that big ole wart alongside of it though.


47 posted on 12/28/2008 4:04:04 PM PST by wayoverthehill
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To: mono
He might not chose to resign, but surely Obama could force him to resign if he were a liability.

I'll be happy with whether he resigns on his own accord or is pressured by others to resign.

48 posted on 12/28/2008 4:04:16 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98

Who wants to bet Dan Rather and/or CBS news has absolutely no interest in this story? (Well, unless it’s to explain how this is “nothing” or “everyone does it”.)


49 posted on 12/28/2008 4:05:35 PM PST by GOPJ (GM's market value is a third of Bed, Bath and Beyond. Why is GM "too big to fail"? Steyn)
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To: Bean Counter
I've never been one to base my involvement in causes I believe to be right, based on whether others thought they'd be successful.

That's not anything directed towards you, it's just an explanation that we cannot allow liberals to define what might happen, or what they might be willing to do.

If they have done wrong, then they should face the appropriate consequence.

50 posted on 12/28/2008 4:06:08 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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