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Rahm Emanuel Leaving White House Before Midterms
Newsmax ^ | SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 | Newsmax

Posted on 09/22/2010 1:01:03 PM PDT by RobinMasters

Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's chief of staff, is likely to leave the White House before the November congressional elections to run for mayor of Chicago, people familiar with the matter said.

Emanuel, who would be running to replace Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, could depart by early October, after Congress leaves for recess to campaign for the midterm elections, the people said on condition of anonymity. One person close to Emanuel said a final decision hasn't been made.

The timing of Emanuel's departure would allow him to devote full attention to the Chicago race while still giving the president time to choose his replacement as the chief gate- keeper for the Oval Office.

Among those being considered to fill the chief-of-staff post are Ron Klain, Vice President Joseph Biden's chief of staff; Thomas Donilon, U.S. deputy national security adviser; and White House Counsel Robert Bauer, people familiar with the situation said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donilon; rahmemanuel; robertbauer; ronklain; seebreakingnews; thomasdonilon

1 posted on 09/22/2010 1:01:06 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

That’s nice, but there is still one more occupant of the White House who needs to go....


2 posted on 09/22/2010 1:02:05 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: RobinMasters

Two words: Valerie Jarrett


3 posted on 09/22/2010 1:02:39 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: RobinMasters

4 posted on 09/22/2010 1:02:47 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

“Emanuel, who would be running to replace Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, could depart by early October, after Congress leaves for recess to campaign for the midterm elections, the people said on condition of anonymity.”

As if he needs to run ...


5 posted on 09/22/2010 1:04:55 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If anybody believes they can increase taxes today, they're out of their mind." -- Mayor Daley)
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To: RobinMasters

Twice this idiot has been part of corrupt administrations in Washington.

I pray there won’t be a third time!


6 posted on 09/22/2010 1:08:21 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: RobinMasters
"Rahm Emanuel Leaving White House Before Midterms"

riddance !! Take Obambi with you.

7 posted on 09/22/2010 1:09:18 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: RobinMasters

Quitting so he can’t be blamed for the mid-terms...


8 posted on 09/22/2010 1:09:35 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: RobinMasters
President Joseph Biden's chief of staff; Thomas Donilon, U.S. deputy national security adviser; and White House Counsel Robert Bauer

If he picks the former it means Obowma is most worried about working with the Repub Congress, if he picks the latter it means his priority is having a master spinner running PR.

9 posted on 09/22/2010 1:11:29 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: RobinMasters
Among those being considered to fill the chief-of-staff post are Ron Klain, Vice President Joseph Biden's chief of staff; Thomas Donilon, U.S. deputy national security adviser; and White House Counsel Robert Bauer, people familiar with the situation said.

You can bet it won't be Valerie Jarrett. Michell would go Aunt Esther on his narra @$$.

10 posted on 09/22/2010 1:11:32 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: All

What will Saruman do without Grima Wormtongue?


11 posted on 09/22/2010 1:12:13 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: RobinMasters
to run for mayor of Chicago

Won't that be sort of like having Capone as mayor, as well as head bootlegger?

12 posted on 09/22/2010 1:13:56 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: RobinMasters
Follow him to find where they hide all the loot.
13 posted on 09/22/2010 1:15:54 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: RobinMasters
Mayor of Chicago, now that makes sense.

Jimmy Walker once said he'd rather be a lamp post in New York than mayor of Chicago. After Rahm’s done the taxpayers of Chicago are going to prefer to be a lamp post anywhere.

14 posted on 09/22/2010 1:16:30 PM PDT by jpf (ME in 2012.)
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To: Bean Counter
Two words: Valerie Jarrett

Five words: If We Are Very Lucky.

We want Obama to go into a bunker mentality. Surrounded by yes men and sycophants chosen only for their personal loyalty and not for their competence. Clinton cleared his staff after 1994. But he brought in people who might not have been true believers, or even liked him personally. However they were all very good at manipulating public opinion and getting bills through a hostile congress.

Carter surrounded himself with sycophants. And there was nobody to stop him from making a fool of himself, or tell him unpleasant news. The magnitude of the drubbing he took at the hands of Reagan in 1980 came as a complete surprise. They expected a close election and campaigned accordingly. And ended up with a 498-49 electoral blowout.
15 posted on 09/22/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: RobinMasters

Yes, the Rats are deserting the sinking ship!!! But....with release of the Bob Woodward tome, Obama should be impeached immediately by his Democrat Party. His actions have put all of our military in harms way so that he can protect his political butt. This is treason and should be treated as such. My heart goes out to “any’ of our military folks and their loving families deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Obama, IMHO, is a killer of our fine military folks, just to save his useless being. Shame on you America for voting this traitor into office!!! May the good Lord watch over our troops and guide the Democrat Party to force this traitor POTUS Obama out of office by his resignation or instant impeachment!!!


16 posted on 09/22/2010 1:22:04 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Won't that be sort of like having Capone as mayor, as well as head bootlegger?

Not at all. Big Al Capone's organization ran at a profit, even during the depression. Everybody got the goods and services that they wanted. He was certainly no fan of the IRS. Free market capitalism was encouraged. He made St. Valentines day something to remember way before Hallmark or DeBeers go into the game. And the only people that got hurt were the insiders.

Here in Chicago we have been so beaten down that we no longer even dream about honest government. We would just like to have some more competent crooks for a change.
17 posted on 09/22/2010 1:25:20 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: RobinMasters
WHAT IS OBAMA GOING TO DO WITHOUT HIS ARCHITECT??
18 posted on 09/22/2010 1:28:36 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: GonzoGOP

I suspect he will go the Carter route. He’s such a full blown narcissist that he has to have people around him that worship him, we all know he can’t take ANY criticism....So on that note... maybe his ability to make an a$$ of himself will accelerate in direct proportion to how quickly the new house and senate shut him down... guaranteeing one term!


19 posted on 09/22/2010 1:32:59 PM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Whore-aldo is on it.


20 posted on 09/22/2010 1:35:06 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: RobinMasters

It has begun.....


21 posted on 09/22/2010 1:37:02 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Slyfox
WHAT IS OBAMA GOING TO DO WITHOUT HIS ARCHITECT??

How bout we just wait until the ballerino actually tiptoes away! IWBIWISI

22 posted on 09/22/2010 1:38:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Slyfox
WHAT IS OBAMA GOING TO DO WITHOUT HIS ARCHITECT??

How bout we just wait until the ballerino actually tiptoes away! IWBIWISI

23 posted on 09/22/2010 1:38:43 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Slyfox
WHAT IS OBAMA GOING TO DO WITHOUT HIS ARCHITECT??

How bout we just wait until the ballerino actually tiptoes away! IWBIWISI

24 posted on 09/22/2010 1:38:48 PM PDT by Errant
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To: GonzoGOP
He made St. Valentines day something to remember way before Hallmark or DeBeers go into the game.

LOL! Good one.

25 posted on 09/22/2010 1:42:16 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Newton
maybe his ability to make an a$$ of himself will accelerate in direct proportion to how quickly the new house and senate shut him down

When I was at Marquette University Business school back in the late 80s we studied the Carter cabinet as an example of a disfunctional management team. He was a living example of what to avoid.

Obama has never faced an opponent who could fight back. He is from Chicago, where there has not been one republican in any elected position for at least the last 30 years. The district he ran for the State Senate regularly goes for the Democrats with over 75% of the vote. In the Illinois state house he had veto proof Democrat majorities in both houses, and a Democrat governor. When he went to the Senate in 2006 his opponent was driven out when a friendly judge illegally opened his divorce documents. In the Senate he operated with large Democrat majorities and a Republican president who was curled up in the corner trying not to wet himself. And for the first two years of his administration he has had overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate. He has never had to cut a deal with someone that he couldn't intimidate. Nobody has ever said NO to him, and made it stick

Obama has never taken on an opponent that actually had the power to stop him at will. Dealing with a hostile and powerful opponent is a hard to learn skill. Clinton, a liberal Democrat governor from a conservative state had already had a lot of experience in this. He was instinctively able to cut deals and maneuver Gingrich into doing what he wanted to do. And taking credit for the victories of his opponents. Not only dose Obama no know how to pivot and pick his fights, but it will never occur to him to do it in the first place.
26 posted on 09/22/2010 1:47:43 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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27 posted on 09/22/2010 2:01:30 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Soebarkah renounced his US Citizenship in 1968.)
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To: GonzoGOP

excellent post!!

It’s scary to think about how national security issues will continue to be mishandled, but *interesting* to think about how the Obama sycophants will hunker down with him in desperate denial.


28 posted on 09/22/2010 2:06:04 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: RobinMasters
Every one should know Rahm would have stayed if Obama had a chance for re-election.

This is a good sign.

29 posted on 09/22/2010 2:12:20 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: RobinMasters

30 posted on 09/22/2010 2:14:47 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Obama has also ahd AA/race to protect him from being criticized or denied anything. He’s had it all raelly and with no effort or discipline.


31 posted on 09/22/2010 2:50:18 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Your comment about the 1980 election brought back a memory.

In 1980 I was going to graduate school in San Francisco and remember my conservative friends were petrified that Carter was going to take it. We were in a liberal media bubble where the press had painted the election as “a horse race” and refused to acknowledge that Reagan had actually taken a substantial lead.

The weekend before the election I went to visit my folks in Fresno. After listening to real people and seeing the momentum outside of the bay area I came back with the news that not only Carter was going to lose but that it would be a huge blowout victory for Reagan. No one believed me, even though I was adamant about my prediction.

Boy that was a beautiful win for conservatives. I hope and pray that we repeat this type of victory all over the country this November

32 posted on 09/22/2010 2:50:58 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
"That’s nice, but there is still one more occupant of the White House who needs to go...."

No, 2 - you forgot Timothy Geithner.

33 posted on 09/22/2010 4:15:41 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: GonzoGOP

And his narcissism and ideology will never let him compromise on anything. Just look at what he has done to Arizona because Jan Brewer stood up to him. Luckily he can’t sue congress for opposing him. I really think if this election goes the way we hope it will, and we get good people who won’t back down, we will need to all invest in the popcorn industry! I think he will actually come unhinged! How is he going to react when congress starts telling him NO, starts taking steps to repeal/defund healthcare? His only method so far is to blame Bush/Boehner/Tea Party/etc....and that’s not working out so well for him.


34 posted on 09/23/2010 7:38:10 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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