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Emanuel: White House not 'amateur hour'
Washington Times ^

Posted on 02/13/2009 3:06:32 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Emanuel: White House not 'amateur hour' Jon Ward (Contact)

Defending the White House in the wake of Sen. Judd Gregg's withdrawal as Commerce Secretary, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said it is not "amateur hour" and that the Obama administration is still doing better than President Clinton was at this point.

"Some may call it amateur hour. Having been in two separate White Houses, I'm more than — and within our third week given this set of accomplishments — measure them up," said Mr. Emanuel, who served as a senior adviser in the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998.

Mr. Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, withdrew his nomination nine days after it was announced. The senator cited "irresolvable conflicts" over their conflicting positions on the economic recovery bill and on operations for the 2010 Census.

Mr. Emanuel said winning passage of the $789 billion recovery spending bill — Congress is rushing to beat a weekend deadline for getting the bill to Mr. Obama — will overshadow the bumps.

"I think the president has always indicated there will be days where there are setbacks, days where there will be disappointments, but as long as we're moving forward those will be bright days not just for us but in fact the American people, he said. "Let's be honest: will the economic recovery or Judd Gregg be a bigger discussion point a week from now?"

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amateur; amateurhour; bho44; communist; evilclowns; first100days; immature; incompetent; progressives; rahm; rhmombo; socialist; tyrants
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Oh, ok............
1 posted on 02/13/2009 3:06:32 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

“White House not ‘amateur hour’”
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Try “Year of the commies...”

Wanna second opinion?
Never mind, I’ll opt to continue posting here for the time being....just use yer imagaination


2 posted on 02/13/2009 3:09:34 AM PST by gunnyg
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To: Sub-Driver

Horse feathers!


3 posted on 02/13/2009 3:11:02 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So you’re saying you sucked at your job then?


4 posted on 02/13/2009 3:11:32 AM PST by autumnraine ($335 Million for STD research, still no cure for cancer. Thanks Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actions speak louder than words, Ballerina Boy.

And if it’s not Amateur Hour, why do you feel the need to go on record denying it’s Amateur Hour?


5 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:01 AM PST by Cheburashka (Liberalism: a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.)
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To: Sub-Driver

they control the house, senate and the white house. and the are still having trouble getting bills passed. the ones they do are only done through lies and deceit.

yeah thats leadership. /vomit


6 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:17 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

7 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:25 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Sub-Driver

Methinks the Rahm doth protest too much.


8 posted on 02/13/2009 3:16:50 AM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: Sub-Driver

I can’t think of a time when I was more proud of my senior senator. Jugg, you done the right thing, and I appreciate it.


9 posted on 02/13/2009 3:20:53 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's much worse than amateur hour.


10 posted on 02/13/2009 3:26:56 AM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Sub-Driver

BAWHAHAHAHA,,,,oh dear...HAHAHAHAH

so let me get this straight

compared to a complete screw up the last time this one is only slightly better ...HAHAHAHAHAHAH

let me also point out on a really serious issue — his learning lesson the last time caused the death of 18 heros in Somalia...are we looking at a slightly less of a screw up this time...what 15 lives?? is that considered better...

these guys are floundering around in the WH...

a telepromter reader and a guy who feels using a paragraph from his cv about major screw ups from the death of soldiers to the lying under oath of a president...wow one can only imagine how much ‘better’ it will be this time...


11 posted on 02/13/2009 3:28:25 AM PST by Irishguy (How do ya LIKE THOSE APPLES!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I was thinking more in the line of Cartoon Hour. See, you have Obama and Hillary. It’s like a bad Disney movie— Bambi and the Beast — only there ain’t no happy ending. The warm up to the main show is Rahm as Wile E. Coyote - Super Genius. I’m just hoping this isn’t a double feature.


12 posted on 02/13/2009 3:29:04 AM PST by Jubal Madison (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Al Capone, who you trying to fool...?


13 posted on 02/13/2009 3:32:55 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Emanuel: White House not 'amateur hour'"

Hey Rahm, an hour I could stand, 4 years will kill us all.

14 posted on 02/13/2009 3:40:19 AM PST by muir_redwoods (I finally agree; the President is an Ass)
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To: Sub-Driver
comment on Sen. Judd Gregg's withdrawal as Commerce Secretary:

I wonder how much Gregg owes in back taxes?????????????

It seems like a lot of people are shying away from Zero because he is too radical.

15 posted on 02/13/2009 3:41:20 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: Sub-Driver
Amateur hour.


16 posted on 02/13/2009 3:42:29 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Sub-Driver

The circus has come to town and the clowns are in control. Cotton candy and confetti for everyone. Unfortunately for obozo, the audience is not amused.


17 posted on 02/13/2009 3:42:51 AM PST by sergeantdave (nobama is the anti-Lincoln who will re-institute slavery to government)
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To: Red Steel

Was it ever determined to whom he was making that face?


18 posted on 02/13/2009 3:44:56 AM PST by Textide
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To: Sub-Driver

Zero is surrounded by Clintonite pros yet still stumbles around like a clown. Something still smells funny and I think it’s ole Crusty.


19 posted on 02/13/2009 4:00:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Sub-Driver

20 posted on 02/13/2009 4:02:34 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: DainBramage

oops, looks like I should a looked first.


21 posted on 02/13/2009 4:04:37 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: cripplecreek

Gregg probably sensed a loser scenario where he was sorting out deck chairs on the Titanic. I’m hoping someone debriefs him on what he read or was told about the oppositions agendas.


22 posted on 02/13/2009 4:05:04 AM PST by Thebaddog (WTF just happened to us?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats are going to have a hard time just because the media ignores their sins. That means their sins tend to pop up like roaches when they get into the light.


23 posted on 02/13/2009 4:06:39 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah, I can think of one difference between “Ted Mac’s Amateur Hour” and the Obama Administration; Ted Mac new what he was doing.


24 posted on 02/13/2009 4:15:12 AM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Emanuel: White House not ‘amateur hour’”

You could have fooled me.


25 posted on 02/13/2009 4:23:24 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh. Well, then. If Rahm Emmanuel says it, it MUST be true.


26 posted on 02/13/2009 4:24:36 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Amateurs are competent most of the time... these traitorous commie muzzie huggers are in no way competent... so he is right... they are traitors... plain and simple!

LLS

27 posted on 02/13/2009 4:28:21 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: DainBramage

:-)

I will now have their theme song in my head as well as visions of Mean Gene, the dancing machine, in my head for the rest of the day. :-)


28 posted on 02/13/2009 4:29:50 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Sub-Driver

Har, har...

Claiming not to be Amateur Hour means they are actually Amateur Year.

I would say Emanuel has got his butt in a sling for pure unadulterated failure


29 posted on 02/13/2009 4:32:16 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: Sub-Driver
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30 posted on 02/13/2009 4:34:20 AM PST by IrishPennant (Patriotism is strongest when accompanied by bad politics, loyal FRiends and great whiskey)
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To: DainBramage
The Gong Show. Perfect!

Chuck Burris grab your gong and get thy self to Washington, D.C.! Set it up right outside Congress.

31 posted on 02/13/2009 4:34:59 AM PST by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: Sub-Driver
Rahm has learned his lessons very well.

"Never let a crisis go to waste." is a well-known rule for any practicing propagandist.

32 posted on 02/13/2009 4:40:14 AM PST by jamaksin
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To: Sub-Driver
"Let's be honest: will the economic recovery or Judd Gregg be a bigger discussion point a week from now?"

Let's be honest Rahm: If the press wasn't biased and you weren't permitted the luxury of daily conference calls with them....yes, Judd Gregg and 0bama's inability to fill his cabinet would and should be a discussion. Along with 0bama is using the 'economic crisis and porkulus to divert attention away from confirmation hearings. Away from all the questionable people of poor character 0bama is choosing. Indeed Rahm, let us not allow a crisis to go unabused.

33 posted on 02/13/2009 4:40:20 AM PST by EBH ( Directive 10-289)
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To: Raycpa

Good job!!!

That is the true comparison. The ongoing comedy in the White House is the Gong Show.


34 posted on 02/13/2009 4:45:37 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . The original point of America was not to be Europe)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nope - So far, it’s AMATEUR MONTH!!


35 posted on 02/13/2009 4:49:53 AM PST by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: autumnraine
So you’re saying you sucked at your job then?

According to Obama...

Warning: Foul Language (but it is hilarious)

36 posted on 02/13/2009 4:49:56 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bad timing, stale hackneyed lines -- and the rimshot.
37 posted on 02/13/2009 4:50:27 AM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Cheburashka
And if it’s not Amateur Hour, why do you feel the need to go on record denying it’s Amateur Hour?

I think what he is trying to say is, it is Amateur Hour. I mean, why would he say it if it hadn't occurred to him? He sees Obama up close and personal every day, I'm guessing, and by now he must realize that Obambi really is a babe in the woods.

38 posted on 02/13/2009 4:50:59 AM PST by giotto
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To: Cheburashka
And if it’s not Amateur Hour, why do you feel the need to go on record denying it’s Amateur Hour?

In the South we have a saying when something like this occurs:

"Hit dog hollers"....

39 posted on 02/13/2009 4:53:06 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem - Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
Barack and the not ready for prime time players
40 posted on 02/13/2009 4:57:39 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Chevron 7 will not engage!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, Emmanuel.


41 posted on 02/13/2009 4:57:56 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Dissent Is Patriotic!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Mr. Emanuel said winning passage of the $789 billion recovery spending bill — Congress is rushing to beat a weekend deadline for getting the bill to Mr. Obama — will overshadow the bumps."

The tragic New York plane crash is over shadowing Tu-Tu boy's bill he is trying to ram thru today.

He's likely dancing on his toes because the airways aren't filled with "stimulus" talk.

The decent thing to do is postpone the vote.

42 posted on 02/13/2009 4:58:47 AM PST by spectre (sw)
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To: Sub-Driver
I got a good chuckle re the reference to Amateur Hour. It's the exact phrase I used last weekend in referring to this administration.

I trust that the Republicans will take a sober observation of what's happened to two of them in the past few days in terms of their working with this collection of two-bit street hustling thugs. First, we have good ol’ Jugg suckered into a BS job and stripped of the census. And from what I read late yesterday, Menendez from the Dems announced that they have targeted Arlen (Judas)Spector’s Senate seat in the next election cycle, after good ol’Arlen sucked up to them and helped pass the stimulus package.

43 posted on 02/13/2009 5:00:07 AM PST by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree, it's more like the Bong Show

44 posted on 02/13/2009 5:10:36 AM PST by BigLittle
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To: Sub-Driver
One of the quotes which (unfortunately) characterizes the Nixon administration is: "I am not a crook."

Now we have a quote which can characterize the Obama administration: "This is not amateur hour."

45 posted on 02/13/2009 5:17:43 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Obama must be the Antichrist. No one else would work so hard to destroy the US.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So lemme get this right.... Emmanuel’s, and by extension Obama’s, defense is now.. “AM NOT!!!!”


46 posted on 02/13/2009 5:22:01 AM PST by Terabitten (To all RINOs: You're expendable. Sarah isn't.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To deny or defend such a statement makes it true for sure.


47 posted on 02/13/2009 5:23:49 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: gunnyg

If the derissive claims of “amateur hour” at the WH have reached sufficient volume that Emanuel feels the need to deny them, then—I think—there is “amateur hour” at the WH.

The Marxist Onada’s first three or four weeks in office have been the most tumultuous I can remember. And I’m 65 years old.

Watching the media spin a 10 pt rise in the Dow as a “rebound” would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. Watching the media spin the tax problems of so many of Onada’s appointment and appointment candidates as just “honest” mistakes would be ludicrous if it wasn’t so tragic. I mean, these are the best people The Messiah can find? Watching the media breathlessly report The Marxist Onada’s dialog overtures to Middle East terrorists would be laugable it wasn’t so tragic. I mean, what part of “we will convert, enslave and’or kill you” does he not understand?


48 posted on 02/13/2009 5:27:31 AM PST by dools007
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To: Sub-Driver

I guess Geithner saw the thread I posted Tuesday. LOL

“Geithner’s plan falls flat (Amateur Hour in D.C.)”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2182605/posts


49 posted on 02/13/2009 5:27:43 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is Emanuel throwing the Clintons under the bus? Doesn’t he think obama needs Hillary and Bill? Or is he just a dufus? Very odd.


50 posted on 02/13/2009 5:28:12 AM PST by ElayneJ
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