Skip to comments.Team Obama Blaming Rahm
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 arent 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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Who wrote this drivel, christingles?
Happy Days are here again...
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I said this two weeks ago “RAHM UNDER THE BUS!”
Some of Obamas aides say that Emanuels 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!!
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.
How's it feel to be the new George W. Bush, Rahm? LOL.
Personally I think it is the Clinton people that Obama has is purposely giving Obama bad advise... But I could be wrong..
Perhaps Rahm himself is the ‘insider’ spilling the beans of late.
Who could have been the source for this mess of an article? My money is on Michelle.
Can’t wait for the next installment ...
Ya mean “Die, die, die!” wasn’t the greatest political philosophy ever enunciated by man?
Uhm, hate to tell you, but any strategy or message during the homestretch was going to be too little too late.
Nancy Pelosi Seriously Considers Staying as Democratic Leader
WEell Gee !!! You really didnt expect Obama to take any of the blame did you?
he always blames it on someone else.
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
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.”
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.
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.
What time will the White House schedule the daily Two-Minutes Hate for Rahm Emanuel Goldstein?
Ok...everyone in line for bus undercarriage duty.
So Rahm essentially used a Yamamoto Stategery, in that he awoke a sleeping Giant...
He did a great job selling crap as chocolate.
But customers dont come back.
You have nailed it.
Sleeping Giant, yes.
Funny, I can see November from my house, again. Im starting to like it.
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
“France: “The Germans just didn’t understand how the Maginot Line was supposed to work.””
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.
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.
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.
As I said in another thread yesterday, the first thing Boehner should do is retire that jet.
Blaming it on Rahmbo? Rats have always jumped off of sinking ships. Keep holding that bag, Obama you twit.
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...
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.
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.
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).
" 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**."
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives...