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Obama’s ‘Chicago mafia’ blamed for paralysis at the top
Times Onlline ^ | February 21, 2010 | Christina Lamb

Posted on 02/20/2010 10:37:22 PM PST by Track9

WHEN President Barack Obama’s secret service codename was revealed as Renegade and his wife Michelle’s as Renaissance, the names seemed perfect for a first couple who had come to Washington to shake things up.

More than a year into the Obama administration, with healthcare yet to be reformed, Wall Street banks continuing to pay huge bonuses and Guantanamo Bay prison still open, that mood of hope has turned to disillusion. Obama’s policy of engagement has yielded no progress in the Middle East or Iran; the war in Afghanistan continues to exact a big toll in lives and dollars; while the heaviest snow in Washington for 90 years seems to have stymied any hope of climate change legislation.

The president and his team now find themselves under fire for mishandling Congress from everyone from senior Democrats to social columnists. Critics say that by failing to move on from the “us versus them” feeling of the Obama election campaign, they have united an opposition that was in disarray. The result is legislative paralysis despite the biggest Democratic majority in 30 years.

Last week a prominent Democratic senator resigned after criticising both government and Congress. Evan Bayh from Indiana, who had never lost a race and was expected to be re-elected in November, complained that the party’s recent loss of the Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy should have been seen as a wake-up call.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: axelrod; chicagothugs; gibbs; jarret; obama; paytoplay; rahm

1 posted on 02/20/2010 10:37:23 PM PST by Track9
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To: Track9

Obama is the head of the “Chicago Mafia” in the White House. He is the Don..the Godfather. However he is an young inexperinced Godfather who likes the limelight...and is an Ego-Maniac.....I think Obama is the “John Gotti” of the “Chicago Mafia” in the WH. He is only interested in glorifying himself and will take down the entire organization with him......


2 posted on 02/20/2010 10:45:23 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

no not take down the orginazation...take down the country.


3 posted on 02/20/2010 10:51:05 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Track9
Last week a prominent Democratic senator resigned after criticising both government and Congress. Evan Bayh from Indiana...

The Brits got that wrong. He just decided not to run again when he's up for re-election.

4 posted on 02/20/2010 10:57:17 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (New Wizard of Oz: Pelosi as the Wicked Witch of the West & Michelle as the Wicked Witch of the East.)
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To: jakerobins

TutanObama is one or two lampshades over his head.


5 posted on 02/20/2010 11:01:06 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress
The 'Peter Principle President" ?...

def: The theory that employees within an organization will advance to their highest level of competence and then be promoted to and remain at a level at which they are incompetent.

6 posted on 02/20/2010 11:14:33 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: tflabo

Well I can’t disagree with that. I just meant the boy king who never really did anything. But my oh my was he decorated well.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 11:22:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Track9

We who suffer in Illinois have seen this all before when Blago and the Rats got complete control of out state. Runaway spending but yet the basic bills not being paid. Money going to organizations which are thinly disguised branches of Democrat organization. We now know what happened in Illinois was just the Rats opening their act in a smaller market before taking it to the big stage. They are not incompetent. This is their plan.


8 posted on 02/20/2010 11:52:46 PM PST by still_learning (Will Rogers never met Dick Durbin)
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To: jakerobins

Oh, I think we are seeing what would have happened to the Corleone family if Fredo had made it to the top.


9 posted on 02/21/2010 12:02:23 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Track9

Rahm is a major part of the problem. I don’t recall a more sophmoric person serving in the White House. No doubt that countless Dems in Congress can’t stand him, but have to pretend otherwise. I don’t recall Rahm being competent in any previous position whether it was his juvenile antics in the Clinton White House, his role in advancing the real estate crisis and now in his strong arming of his fellow Dems. Barry obviously is a poor judge of character as he bungles his way to the end of his one-term presidency.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 12:34:48 AM PST by purplelobster
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To: Track9

This is what the world will look like when man becomes extinct and the cockroaches take over.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 12:52:29 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Track9

Renegade? ... Renegade!? ... Renegade!?!?

Might be an understatement ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FlEbBZLzo0


12 posted on 02/21/2010 1:45:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Track9

I am contributing some material for a novelization with a twist upon hijackers, instead of Islamic terrorists my storyline is about a group of hundreds of average Americans from all walks of life, they manage to escape profiling and being that most of them have trusted access to aircraft decide to attack the current President with over 100 simultaneous aircraft made up of small Cessnas, DC3’s, Citations and even the last remaining B-24 bomber.

The President escapes by an underground tunnel and is whisked away in his armored Cadillac, unknown to the Secret Service a lone mechanic has sabotaged the safe car and it breaks down, surrounded by angry Americans the Secret Service commandeers a tour bus and are the pursued by anything on wheels from mopeds to big rigs.

Escaping everyone the POTUS is advised not to travel to the traditional safe retreats as by now they are all well known thanks to the internet and Google Earth.

He looks for a haven, where in America can he go?

Well I would write some more if anyone is interested....


13 posted on 02/21/2010 2:02:36 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Eye of Unk

Obama is the head of the “Chicago Mafia” in the White House... Fredo is in da house.


14 posted on 02/21/2010 5:01:22 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: purplelobster
Barry obviously is a poor judge of character as he bungles his way to the end of his one-term presidency.

That was apparent from the onset ... picking Joe Biden as his V/P was just a starter, from that very low point it went rapidly downhill.

15 posted on 02/21/2010 5:08:47 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Track9

“while the heaviest snow in Washington for 90 years seems to have stymied any hope of climate change legislation.”
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This line is a classic, it should be preserved for all time. At this point any sensible writer would be saying that the heavy snow underlines the fact that climate change legislation is an absurdity in the face of admissions that the whole global warming fiasco is made up out of whole cloth junk science. But no, this clown is disappointed because we may not waste a few trillion on this warming idiocy.


16 posted on 02/21/2010 5:53:27 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: tflabo

I read the Peter principle long ago and agree with it up to a point but there are always some people who remain at a level where they are competent and some who can never get a promotion even though they are capable of working at a much higher level. There are a few who refuse promotion, preferring to remain at a level where they can totally outshine everyone else.

It is certainly true though that there is a tendency for people to be promoted to a level they can’t really handle and then stick there.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 6:00:27 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: purplelobster

“Barry obviously is a poor judge of character as he bungles his way to the end of his one-term presidency.”
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You are still not facing reality. Barry is a puppet, he NEVER intended to do anything positive for America and his handlers never expected that he would be reelected in an honest election.


18 posted on 02/21/2010 6:11:52 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Eye of Unk

Let me know where they lock you up so I can send you a sympathy card.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 6:14:15 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

I guess you won’t be waiting for my next techno-thriller novel then?

I don’t see John Ringo behind bars and he writes stuff like that and people buy his books.

Thats the problem here on some forums, certain people take thinks personally or literally, never mind free speech they say, just lock them up, feed them some happy pills so we won’t be threatened.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 6:52:12 AM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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To: Track9
From article:

Military commanders were astounded when they participated in Afghanistan war councils and referred to them as the “Chicago mafia”. It was this group that inserted into Obama’s Afghan surge speech the deadline of July 2011 as a date to start withdrawing.

21 posted on 02/21/2010 7:45:53 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Track9
Although his job is to deflect criticism from his boss, Rahmbo, as he is known, seems to have gone over the top.

The Wall Street Journal reported him losing his temper at a strategy session in August and referring to liberals as “f***ing retarded”. He is said to have sent dead fish to a pollster whose numbers he did not like.

They degrade the office.

22 posted on 02/21/2010 7:48:02 AM PST by opentalk
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To: Eye of Unk

Actually I had my tongue as far into my cheek on that post as Bill Clinton did when he was praising Obama’s nomination back in 2008. I guess I needed sarcasm tags.

Of course if Obama has his way he might actually lock somebody up for that kind of writing.

If you write it I wish you well but I am about techno-thrillered out, I am more interested in history, archeology etc. in my old age. I like to see somebody dig up something that is older than I am.


23 posted on 02/21/2010 10:31:38 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: RipSawyer

Hey its no problem, blame on the simple way FR is laid out, you know, none of those cute smilies and stuff, thank god Jim does keep it this way because I think a message no matter how its formatted usually gets the same exposure for all to read, to think about or to disparage.


24 posted on 02/21/2010 12:31:24 PM PST by Eye of Unk ("Either you are with us or you are for the terrorists." ~~George W. Bush)
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