Rahm is a prick and the sooner he goes the better. He made his career as a bag man and hatchet-wielder for Bill Clinton and his real interest is in making money, somehow amassing a fortune of some $20 million after he left the Clinton admin. What luck!
Emanuel is the very embodiment of the most cynical streak in American politics and makes a mockery of the professed (and imaginary) ideals of the Democratic Party. I do not subscribe by the way, to the theory that Obama has been victimized by Emanuel’s conservative views on everything from unions to health care to regulatory reform. He served at the pleasure of the president and the president was, apparently, pleased.
Precisely. This Obama is Bedeviled by Bad Advisors excuse is just that, an excuse. Obama appointed him and they go way back. Plus, for such a supposed get ‘er done tough guy pit bull, Rahm has been more like a chihuahua, letting the Republicans kick the Democrats around. Someone with actual political competence wouldn’t have allowed that to happen. Why, their incompetence seems almost purposeful. For example, had the Republicans tried to pull that crap with LBJ, he would have had them screaming for mercy. Thus, they wouldn’t have even tried. That’s the difference. There’s no payback from the Obama Administration when they’re crossed. Except towards liberals and progressives, of course.