Skip to comments.Bill Daley resignation: Hill Democrats are happy but Obama is stunned
Posted on 01/09/2012 4:52:13 PM PST by ColdOne
Bill Daley was never a great fit inside the West Wing. He had an even rockier relationship with key Hill Democrats, especially Harry Reid, so the tears arent exactly flowing today even though most White House staffers bear no personal animosity to Daley. (Heres my initial story on the friction, including anger at Daley among junior White House staffers.)
Seven quick observations, culled from White House staffers, former Obama administration officials and other Democrats, in the wake of Daleys sudden departure:
1. Daleys departure really did stun Obama, who didnt have a successor immediately in mind (Apart from Lew, some in Obamas circle suggested that the president tap recently departed legislative affairs guru Phil Schiliro.) Obama and his former interim chief of staff Pete Rouse didnt want to reprise the Rouse interregnum for two reasons: 1) Rouse doesnt want to do it and 2) Obama wanted a decision maker in the post (Rouse is better known for crafting detailed battle plans than for execution).
2. People close to the situation say Daley isnt dumb, mean or maladroit. Hed simply been out of the D.C. game too long, more than a decade, and had no intuitive feel for the insular circle of close advisers the president surrounds himself with.
3. Lew has a MUCH better relationship with Hill Democrats especially Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer than Daley who angered Reid and others with his blunt manner and habit of delegating interactions to perceived subordinates (including Lew). Lew has very good relationships on both sides of the aisle, but especially with the Democrats
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This is what, the third one to leave? Rush said today that this is further evidence that the Obama Regime is crumbling.
Bill Daley was the only one who at least wouldn’t left the left play as dirty as they wanted to in my humble opinion
I think this Marxist pile of dog feces currently occupying our White House was too much for Daley to take. There is a big difference between old-fashioned Democrats like Daley and the new breed of selfish, America-hating communists who currently dominate the party.
Stuned? This is hugh.
Ohbum is stuned?
This is series.
Daley is the creep who strategized and led the Gore recount in 2000 - suing his own country just to hold office. It was Daley who talked Gore into rescinding his concession on Election night.
The people I know have names. Hussein's people don't know squat.
Eastern European influence has been significant in Chicago politics since BEFORE WWI. In fact, it was Chicago and Buffalo Eastern European pressure groups who got Wilson to commit to dividing up Austria-Hungary based on language and religion, and for sticking Yougoslavia together without respect to religion and language.
They haven't changed. The Daley family infiltrated this morass and found ALL the skeletons in concrete hipboots (the way they do that in Chicago).
We were all better off with Daley in the White House than back in Chicago.
That I did not hear. I do remember when Gore called in Daley from Chicago to help try to steal the election, but Daley ended up a huge FAIL.
On Election night 2000, it was this Daley, in Nashville w the entire Gore apparatus, who went out to the public to announce that Gore was rescinding his concession - to a delirious RAT crowd.
I remember it like yesterday, a horrible night for the nation. It was Daley, from the family of thieves, who engineered the entire travesty of 2000.
Right on. Your way with words is worthy of mention, also. Hopefully, others will see the changes that have taken place in the Democrat Party over the last fifty years.