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Rahm Emmanuel Faces Pressure to Resign
Our Country PAC ^ | 12/28/2008 | Howard Kaloogian

Posted on 12/28/2008 2:05:24 PM PST by Impeach98

It's time for Barack Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, to resign, and you can sign the petition calling for Rahm Emmanuel to resign - HERE.

The Obama administration has told lie after lie about their involvement in the corruption scandal concerning Illinois Democrat Governor Rod Blagojevich's alleged efforts to sell off the U.S. Senate seat held by Obama.

Days after the November election, Obama's campaign manager, David Axelrod, admitted that Obama and Blagojevich had discussions about who Blagojevich should appoint to replace him.  You can see the video with this admission here: 

SEE AXELROD ADMIT OBAMA & BLAGOJEVICH DISCUSSIONS - HERE

But as soon as the announcement came that federal prosecutors had been investigating Blagojevich over allegations of corruption in selling the U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder, Obama's camp suddenly claimed that Axelrod had gotten his facts wrong about whether Obama and Blagojevich had schemed about who should be selected.

Yet, Barack Obama and his aides were telling the media that he and his administration would have a "hands off" approach towards the selection of Obama's successor.

And Rahm Emmanuel specifically denied he engaged in negotiations with Governor Blagojevich about Obama's Senate seat.

But again, Obama's camp was caught lying about their involvement, because wiretaps reveal, and have forced Obama to now admit, that his chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel has discussed not just once but on several occassions who should get the Senate.

Emmanuel not only originally told Blagojevich he should pick Obama's first-choice, Valerie Jarrett, but then later gave Blagojevich a list of names of individuals who would be acceptable for Blagojevich to pick.

In fact, Emmanuel began negotiating with Blagojevich about Obama's successor in the U.S. Senate during the weekend before the 2008 election had even taken place.  The seat was not even yet open, Obama had not yet even won, and Rahm Emmanuel and Rod Blagojevich were already engaged in a powerplay to determine who would be given this Senate seat, and what might be paid/delivered/given for getting this seat.

This is not how our government should work.  Our representatives are elected by the people, work for the people, and answer to the people.  We expect that when a vacancy occurs that our elected representatives will select the best person to represent the people, not that Democrats will engage in horsetrading to cement their fixation for political power.

It's time for Rahm Emmanuel to resign - immediately.  He is a disgrace and has no business serving as Chief of Staff in the White House.

Join the campaign by the Our Country Deserves Better Committee to demand Rahm Emmanuel's resignation by signing the "Rahm Emmanuel Must Resign Petition" here:  http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ResignEmmanuel/

And forward this on to your friends and ask them to sign and foward to their friends as well!

 



TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho2008; blagojevich; bleepgate; chicagopolitician; corruption; emanuel; emmanuel; il2008; kaloogian; obama; obamatransitionfile; ourcountrypac; resignation
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To: GOPJ
:-)


51 posted on 12/28/2008 4:07:45 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Liberty Valance
kinda sorta ;o)

Um, okay. I don't get it.

52 posted on 12/28/2008 4:08:03 PM PST by saquin
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To: Myrddin

With enough money or terror spread around most lies can become either forgotten or true.


53 posted on 12/28/2008 4:13:43 PM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: ZULU; Impeach98

I agree but there is 52% of the voting public that saw BHO as “the one”. They can’t all be stupid (just hood-winked) and I am more than curious what percent would like to take their vote back knowing what kind of jerks are movin’ on up?


54 posted on 12/28/2008 4:14:09 PM PST by janee (janee)
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To: Stosh

Actually, we seem to have a better record of Obama’s Office of the President Elect than we have of State Senator Obama, or US Senator Obama, or college student ‘Barry Soetoro’, or Barry’s burf records, or his ‘father’.


55 posted on 12/28/2008 4:35:41 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Impeach98; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

56 posted on 12/28/2008 4:37:19 PM PST by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: rodguy911
With enough money or terror spread around most lies can become either forgotten or true.

Some comedian recently quipped that Bill Clinton had the misfortune of finding the rare Jewish girl who couldn't get a stain out.

Many different parties have been hinting that they expect riots in the U.S. next year. The news media loves riots. They can just train the cameras on the "action" and take a long mental nap. It's a "made for TV" reality show with a low budget for actors and props.

57 posted on 12/28/2008 4:45:41 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Sig Sauer P220

” Did Hussein get his nose fixed? He looks like Michael Jackson, when MJ was black. “

Unless Barry had that photo taken just after he was stung by some bees , it looks like he did.
Obama could show up in drag at one of his thrice daily gym visits and the media would pretend not to notice.


58 posted on 12/28/2008 5:53:51 PM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: Sola Veritas

wounded and corrupt?
heck youforgot duck and cover and run for your life.
This is going to be hilarious. This is going to cost them big time.


59 posted on 12/28/2008 6:13:07 PM PST by genghis
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To: al baby

that would mean all of his appointments would be null and void which is fine with me.


60 posted on 12/28/2008 6:16:31 PM PST by television is just wrong (this is hysterical.)
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To: janee; ZULU
What's interesting to see is that since Obama has not yet been sworn in, will he act differently once he actually IS President & Commander in Chief. Not that his views, values or techniques will change dramatically, but is he intentionally laying low now because things are messy in the world and there's no advantage to being too proactive and visible.

Now the question - will Obama appear so indecisive about what to do, so averse to straightforward questions, etc...?

I sure hope so in a political sense. But of course at the same time I don't want to see my country suffer. It's a tricky thing in these situations about knowing what to root for!

61 posted on 12/28/2008 6:34:43 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: SERKIT
"Actually, we seem to have a better record of Obama’s Office of the President Elect than we have of State Senator Obama, or US Senator Obama, or college student ‘Barry Soetoro’, or Barry’s burf records, or his ‘father’."

A notable point!

62 posted on 12/28/2008 6:35:51 PM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Myrddin

No doubt the Kenyan grandma will have a dead cat thrown on her doorstep.

Wait...in Kenya, that’s lunch!


63 posted on 12/28/2008 6:41:02 PM PST by Palladin (When will Bill Ayers start bombing buildings again?)
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To: Stosh
Oh, wait a minute - apparently we don’t have a lot of records on the Office of the President Elect.

I was wondering if there is a statutory requirement for his keeping public records? Can anyone say GWB missing WH emails and how that has the lefties going berserk with even more GWB derangement?
64 posted on 12/28/2008 7:14:43 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Impeach98
He should resign his congressional seat as well :-)

You must have forgotten the /sarcasm, since he gave that up a few weeks ago.
65 posted on 12/28/2008 7:17:14 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Myrddin
Somebody misses a deal or detail.
66 posted on 12/28/2008 7:32:04 PM PST by jarofants (Obama wants to bailout Kenya and other nations.)
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To: Myrddin
Let's face it the word truth has many meanings to the rats. It all depends on what the meaning of the word is,is.
67 posted on 12/29/2008 7:16:58 AM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Impeach98

I just don’t know. The Presidency has a habit of changing people, but lately - Jimmy Carter, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II turned out not to be much affected by it - to the detriment of America.

Hope for the best - prepare for the worst.


68 posted on 12/29/2008 7:27:13 AM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: Cheerio
"He should resign his congressional seat as well :-)

You must have forgotten the /sarcasm, since he gave that up a few weeks ago."

No, actually he announced he was resinging on Monday, December 29, 2008, the day after we launched the Rahm Emmanuel Must Resign petition.

See: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=rahm+emmanuel+resigns&aq=f&oq=

69 posted on 12/31/2008 11:29:40 AM PST by Impeach98 (Anti-war protestors should try holding rallies in Damascus and Tehran!)
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To: Impeach98
No, actually he announced he was resinging on Monday, December 29, 2008,

You are correct, I must have been mixing Rom up with DEAR LEADER.
70 posted on 12/31/2008 2:04:41 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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