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Emanuel and His 'Advisers'
WaPo ^ | 3.4.10 | David Broder

Posted on 03/04/2010 7:38:19 AM PST by Thebaddog

WASHINGTON -- In the space of 10 days, thanks in no small part to my own newspaper, The Washington Post, the president of the United States has been portrayed as a weakling and a chronic screw-up who is wrecking his administration despite everything that his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, can do to make things right.

This remarkable fiction began unfolding on Feb. 21 in the Post op-ed column of my friend Dana Milbank, who wrote that "Obama's first year fell apart in large part because he didn't follow his chief of staff's advice on crucial matters. Arguably, Emanuel is the only person keeping Obama from becoming Jimmy Carter," i.e., a one-term failure.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: broder; emmanuel; obama
Read the whole article, its quite entertaining. I thought Broder was in semi-retirement by now. This must be the most he's written this year.

A president who sets out to engineer large-scale changes in basic economic, social and legal structures at the same time he is fighting two wars and dealing with the fallout from a fiscal calamity is risking defeat. Obama has courted that risk knowingly because he thinks -- as I do -- the nation really is in peril.

I'm also starting to wonder if there is a hidden threat (Soros) to Obama that things could get much worse if his agenda fails.

1 posted on 03/04/2010 7:38:20 AM PST by Thebaddog
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I heard Soros being interview the other night and he is upset that BamKennedy did NOT nationalize right off the bat the banks.... There is trouble at the mansion on the Potomac.
2 posted on 03/04/2010 7:40:03 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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We think Rahm Emmanuel is Osama bin Laden in a business suit.
3 posted on 03/04/2010 7:54:34 AM PST by jnsun (The Left: the need to manipulate others because of nothing productive to offer.)
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4 posted on 03/04/2010 8:08:45 AM PST by Bean Counter (I keeps mah feathers numbered, for just such an emergency...)
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