Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Is Rahm Emanuel on th Way Out?

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I would say he stick around a bit longer since every Democrat who bitched about him did it the way pussy libs always do it...anonymously:

Democrats in Congress are holding White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel accountable for his part in the collapse of healthcare reform.

The emerging consensus among critics in both chambers is that Emanuel’s lack of Senate experience slowed President Barack Obama’s top domestic priority.

The share of the blame comes as cracks are beginning to show in Emanuel’s once-impregnable political armor. Last week he had to apologize after a report surfaced that he called liberal groups “retarded” in a private meeting.

While Emanuel has quelled that controversy by meeting with advocates for people with disabilities, on Capitol Hill he’s under fire for poor execution of the president’s healthcare agenda in the Senate.

"I think Rahm ran the play his boss called; once Obama called the play, Rahm did everything he could to pass it, scorched-earth and all that,” said a senior lawmaker, who added that Emanuel didn’t seek a broader base of Senate Republicans. “I think he did miscalculate the Senate. He did what he thought he had to do to win."
Blah, blah, blah. Emanuel is a vile political animal out of the gutters of Chicago. He cares about nothing else but ramming through the policies that mean the most to him and Obama. Obama was and remains an amateur and Emanuel was the one who supposedly knew the ropes. He famously said "You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste" when discussing the recession. He was the one who dictated the strategy of ramming through the stimulus and healthcare. He's the one who instructs Obama to play every side of an issue and to bail when the going gets bad. He's been bad for Obama and bad for the country.

Now if any Democrat would actually grow a pair and come out against him on the record we'd see a nice melee in the party of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

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