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Team Obama Blaming Rahm
The Daily Beast ^ | 11/4/10 | Richard Wolffe

Posted on 11/04/2010 7:00:00 PM PDT by Nachum

As they assess Tuesday's disaster, some Obama advisers are singling out the recently departed chief of staff. Richard Wolffe on the clash between Emanuel's personal ambition and his party loyalty.

As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rahm Emanuel built a Democratic majority in the House. As President Obama's chief of staff, he devised White House strategy toward Capitol Hill. So when the Democrats were going down in flames Tuesday night, where was Obama's chief political architect? Half a continent away, campaigning for himself.

Half a continent away, campaigning for himself in the most pro-Obama place on the planet, largely sheltered from the Republican rubble crashing down on his party all across the country.

And his old colleagues in Washington aren’t too happy about it. Some of them shake their heads in disbelief that Emanuel would bolt at precisely the juncture when the Democrats needed to shape their strategy and message during the homestretch of what everyone knew would be the toughest election cycle in years.

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1 posted on 11/04/2010 7:00:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Who wrote this drivel, christingles?


2 posted on 11/04/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Happy Days are here again...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvA4ZPuFhBc&feature=related

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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3 posted on 11/04/2010 7:03:23 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

4 posted on 11/04/2010 7:03:29 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man
lying big brother-1sm
5 posted on 11/04/2010 7:05:59 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Nachum

I said this two weeks ago “RAHM UNDER THE BUS!”


6 posted on 11/04/2010 7:06:20 PM PDT by blondee123 (REPEAL OBAMACARE, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW SPENDING!)
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To: Nachum
Oh, I don't think Rammy did so badly for his boss in D.C. What's funny is the number of people who thought that was 0bama.

Some of Obama’s aides say that Emanuel’s departure did damage beyond the results on Election Day. They argue his exit deprived the president of the chance to orchestrate a dramatic staff shakeup in the wake of the poor election results.

Why, nothing of the sort. These guys want a bloodbath, there can still be a bloodbath. Gibbsie, Hillary (fire her if you dare), plenty of heads to put on the block. I DEMAND a bloodbath! I WANT MY BLOODBATH AND I WANT IT NOW!!

7 posted on 11/04/2010 7:07:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Nachum

It’s funny to watch Democrats, the Left if you will as they huff, puff, strut, and fume collectively, but when they realize they are in trouble, the chips are down they haul butt seeking anonymity, or anything to cover their own hides leaving the others to fend for themselves.

Notice how Bill and Hillary, especially Hillary disappear for extensive periods of time until WE forget about her ducking bullets at some airport, or some other of her frequent lies?

It’s SOP with the Left, so Rahm saw what was coming, and took an avenue for himself leaving the rest of them to hang for the collective.


8 posted on 11/04/2010 7:09:26 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum


There should be more discussion on why the leader of the Hussein Asylum couldn't hold on to same senate seat in a corrupt state with the Chicago machine.
9 posted on 11/04/2010 7:11:36 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Nachum
Let's see here: The voters blame the Democrats, the Democrats blame the 0bama Administration and the 0bama Administration blames Rahm Emannual for the economic mess.

How's it feel to be the new George W. Bush, Rahm? LOL.

10 posted on 11/04/2010 7:12:40 PM PDT by Post Toasties
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To: All

Personally I think it is the Clinton people that Obama has is purposely giving Obama bad advise... But I could be wrong..


11 posted on 11/04/2010 7:13:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (President Obama: The Crybaby in Chief...)
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To: STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama; maggief; Liz

Hmmmmmm...ping.

Perhaps Rahm himself is the ‘insider’ spilling the beans of late.


12 posted on 11/04/2010 7:14:13 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Nachum

Who could have been the source for this mess of an article? My money is on Michelle.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 7:17:37 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Shakey Jake said, " The hippies will never survive!")
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To: penelopesire

Can’t wait for the next installment ...


14 posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:01 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Thebaddog

Val J.


15 posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Nachum

Ya mean “Die, die, die!” wasn’t the greatest political philosophy ever enunciated by man?


16 posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum

"Let me be perfectly clear: we had a great deal of work to do to overcome the problems I inherited from my Chief of Staff..."


17 posted on 11/04/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Nachum
when the Democrats needed to shape their strategy and message during the homestretch

Uhm, hate to tell you, but any strategy or message during the homestretch was going to be too little too late.

18 posted on 11/04/2010 7:20:26 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: TexasNative2000
This is like blaming the last strike out of a baseball game for an 9-0 loss...
19 posted on 11/04/2010 7:21:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: TexasNative2000
Uhm, hate to tell you, but any strategy or message during the homestretch was going to be too little too late.

France: "The Germans just didn't understand how the Maginot Line was supposed to work."
20 posted on 11/04/2010 7:24:32 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Nachum; little jeremiah; Fractal Trader; Alice in Wonderland; Bean Counter; fightinJAG; I_be_tc; ...

Hmmmmmmm ...

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2621675/posts

Nancy Pelosi Seriously Considers Staying as Democratic Leader


22 posted on 11/04/2010 7:29:41 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum

WEell Gee !!! You really didnt expect Obama to take any of the blame did you?

he always blames it on someone else.


23 posted on 11/04/2010 7:33:57 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Thanks for the heads up.

RE under the bus, as Lynn Sweet got the WH spin.

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2010/11/rahm_emanuel_on_gop_retaking_h.htmlRahm Emanuel on GOP retaking House: Seeking comfort with Jack Daniels
By
Lynn Sweet
on November 2, 2010 8:18 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel was the architect of the House Democrats 2006 victories which resulted in Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House. Emanuel, then the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Commitee on Tuesday night saw his work undone, as CNN predicted that the Republicans will retake the House. So what is Emanuel doing Tuesday night? Quipped an aide: “He’s with friends and a bottle of Jack Daniels.”


24 posted on 11/04/2010 7:35:31 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Nachum
You just can't buy entertainment like this.

The next question is, who will challenge The One for the 2012 primary.

Picks:
-Howard Dean
-Hillary
-Evan Bayh
-Alan Grayson
25 posted on 11/04/2010 7:54:02 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: Nachum

Emanuel Rahm? I despise him but I admire the way he put together the work that gave the Democrats the House. Now that’s all been washed away.

Nothing like the sight of Democrats being mad at their one time savior.

Heh


26 posted on 11/04/2010 7:59:45 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Nachum


27 posted on 11/04/2010 8:19:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Nachum

I don’t believe any of this at all. I’m convinced that Rahm left when he did because he told Obama not to make the election about Obama and Obama’s agenda, but to sit out the election and let each race play out purely in local fashion. I think Rahm told Obama that to nationalize the elections would be a disaster. When Obama rejected Rahm’s advice, Rahm quit right away because he knew that Obama would fire him anyway for being proven right after November 2, because Obama’s ego would be unable to tolerate the sight of Rahm because Rahm was right and Obama was wrong.

The only truth in any of this at all is that White House insiders are using the dead guy as a convenient scapegoat, and exacting revenge for his having been right all along. No doubt they consider this poetic justice.


28 posted on 11/04/2010 8:33:33 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff!)
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To: Nachum

What time will the White House schedule the daily Two-Minutes Hate for Rahm Emanuel Goldstein?


29 posted on 11/04/2010 8:40:35 PM PDT by Burma Jones
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To: Nachum

Ok...everyone in line for bus undercarriage duty.


30 posted on 11/04/2010 8:42:27 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Nachum

So Rahm essentially used a Yamamoto Stategery, in that he awoke a sleeping Giant...


31 posted on 11/04/2010 9:18:59 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: goldstategop

He did a great job selling crap as chocolate.

But customers dont come back.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 9:34:01 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: catnipman

You have nailed it.


33 posted on 11/04/2010 9:34:49 PM PDT by DeadFurrow (Your rights end where mine begins.)
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To: Bean Counter

Sleeping Giant, yes.

Funny, I can see November from my house, again. Im starting to like it.


34 posted on 11/04/2010 9:37:32 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Nachum

Rahm’s a savvy guy - he saw the writing on the wall and got out

I doubt he really needed so much to be in Chicago a few weeks early — it was a pretext to disassociate himself from the meltdown for the DC Demagogues


35 posted on 11/04/2010 10:16:47 PM PDT by Enchante (De-fund the "Corrupt Bastards" aka agitprop twits of NPR, PBS, and CPB now!!)
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To: Renderofveils

“France: “The Germans just didn’t understand how the Maginot Line was supposed to work.””

ROFLOL! Excellent!


36 posted on 11/04/2010 10:43:09 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop ACORN destroying America! Cut off their federal funding!)
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To: Nachum
I have been told Obama pushed the Health Care take over in spite of Rahmbos advice to wait until the second term.
37 posted on 11/04/2010 10:54:16 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Nachum
I have been told Obama pushed the Health Care take over in spite of Rahmbos advice to wait until the second term.
38 posted on 11/04/2010 10:54:16 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Nachum

And now we know the architect of the “throw ‘em under the bus” policy! Rahm threw ‘em under the bus now that they serve him no more purpose.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 11:24:51 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: penelopesire; KevinDavis

Well I don’t think Rahm was ever all that ideological - not like Obama. Rahm is probably a capitalist and a Clinton democrat. Run to the left in the primary and run to the middle during the general. Anything to win. Pure unadulterated ambition rules. When Obama turned out to be too much of an ideologue, Rahm bolted.


40 posted on 11/04/2010 11:27:22 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: maggief

Nancy just wants a few more rides on the jet before she steps down in January—milking it.

These guys cry about Wall Street greed and then try to outdo them.


41 posted on 11/04/2010 11:40:15 PM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: cgbg

As I said in another thread yesterday, the first thing Boehner should do is retire that jet.


42 posted on 11/05/2010 12:01:35 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Nachum

Blaming it on Rahmbo? Rats have always jumped off of sinking ships. Keep holding that bag, Obama you twit.


43 posted on 11/05/2010 12:25:29 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: monocle
As I said in another thread yesterday, the first thing Boehner should do is retire that jet.

Give Boehner a C37B...second in line needs some security...especially with plugs in the one hole...heh, if the Coast Guard commandant gets a C37, the SOTH should have one on call....IMO...

44 posted on 11/05/2010 1:10:09 AM PDT by OBXWanderer
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To: quantim

Good point. I guess Alexi wasn’t worth the effort. Too much baggage, especially after Blago.

Or maybe they cheated FOR Kirk with the idea or promise that he’ll use his seat to steer some attention away from the zero administration’s corruption that the House is sure to dig up. I hope to God they don’t put Kirk on the judicial committee.


45 posted on 11/05/2010 1:13:58 AM PDT by chilltherats (He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters)
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To: maggief; hoosiermama; stephenjohnbanker; GOPJ; Libloather; little jeremiah; Fractal Trader; ...
Once chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rahm Emanuel was beatified as the man who built a Democratic majority in the House.

HOW'D HE DO THAT Conniver Rahm duped the electorate, The wily little twerp had Dems running in solid Repub districts posing as true-blue Believers.

Then calculating Rahmbo got Marxist Ohaha elected saying things like " I want to be another Reagan."

Now for the Good News. The 2010 Midterm Massacre sent all those Rahm Dems skeedaddling into oblivion.....all of 'em.

Post-2010, we know that a politician branded with the "Rahm Seal of Approval" has no future in US politics.....and that includes Ohaha.

46 posted on 11/05/2010 4:24:50 AM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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THIS IS THE BIGGEST BUNCH OF BALDERDASH EVER WRITTEN: " his old colleagues wonder why COS Rahm Emanuel would bolt Washington when Dems needed him to shape their strategy and message in what everyone knew would be the toughest election cycle in years. "

THE FACTS ARE THESE Dems KNEW midterm disaster loomed and they had to hedge their bets. Rahm was targeted since he is a much-hated national symbol of Ohahaism.

Rahm was given the bum's rush out of Washington-----he did not even have a place to stay in Mobtown.

I guess Oprah wouldn't let him stay at her place (titter).

Despite his begging and pleading, conniver Rahm was ousted........ in the hopes of saving a few seats.

Too bad it didn't work (/snix).

47 posted on 11/05/2010 4:39:57 AM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: quantim
We should discuss why the WH Chi-Mob couldn't hold on to Obaba's senate seat, even with the corrupt Chicago machine operating at mach speed.

" Alexi, You're one of the few Dem candidates who agreed to let me campaign with them."

"Yeah, but don't stand too close to me at the rally. Don't mention stimulus, healthcare,
TARP and summer of recovery. And please take your friggin hand off my a**."

48 posted on 11/05/2010 4:58:11 AM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: windcliff

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives...


49 posted on 11/05/2010 6:05:55 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: stylecouncilor

Too funny.


50 posted on 11/05/2010 9:40:51 PM PDT by windcliff
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