View Full Version : Emanuel Exit? (Rahm "A Dama Ding Dong" to Be Replaced by Valerie Jarrett?)

01-08-2010, 06:25 AM
DC clairvoyants say Rahm Emanuel will leave as President Obama's chief-of-staff in the not-too-distant future.


Though once a congressman himself, Emanuel is said to be frustrated with lawmakers who won't bend to his will. And his temper -- similar to the Ari Gold-like eruptions of his super-agent brother, Ari Emanuel, in Hollywood -- has not been well received in some quarters.

The buzz was reinforced on "The McLaughlin Group" Sunday, when Rahm was labeled "Destined for Political Oblivion by the End of 2010."

Obama's fiercely loyal adviser Valerie Jarrett is said to be the frontrunner to take his place.

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"Obama and the Chicago White House Beastie Boys."

Barack Obama has a problem. His polls numbers are dropping and his policies are fueling an angry backlash across America. The Democratic party is held in disrepute, and congressional Democrats are dropping like flies. This imperils Obama's radical agenda and his own 2012 prospects. What to do? Game the system and rig the future elections. That is how things are done in the streets of Chicago.

Signs are emerging that the Chicago Boys -- the triumvirate of Obama, Emanuel, and Axlerod -- are up to their old tricks, as I touched upon in a previous American Thinker column. My recent interest was piqued by two news items that floated across my screen in the last week.

One was the release of the White House visitor logs that showed visits by Anna Burger, Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and named by Fortune Magazine as "the most powerful woman in the labor movement. " We know Andy Stern, head of the SEIU, routinely visits the White House and has boasted of the tens of millions of dollars and man-hours the union spent in electing Barack Obama to the presidency. We can expect a repeat performance come 2012.

But Anna Burger is far more than an SEIU honcho; she also is the vice-chairman of a shadowy group called the " Democracy Alliance,"
"(Soros and Company )" composed of billionaire funders and savvy political operatives who set out a few years ago to change politics as we know it in America.

Among their projects was something called the Secretary of States Project that set about electing secretaries of state in key battleground states.

.."The Secretary of States Project allows ACORN to operate stuffing ballot boxes,sending phony absentee ballots with impunity and registering the newly dead to vote !"

These are the very officials who are charged with maintaining the integrity of the voting process. Recall the controversies in Ohio and Minnesota -- including ACORN problems -- regarding the accuracy of the votes in those states last year?

The secretaries of state who gave a stamp of approval to these elections (where Democrats won) were Democrats supported by the Democracy Alliance. Various state chapters of the Democracy Alliance have formed to use a range of controversial methods to ensure Democratic victories. (See "The Colorado Model" by Fred Barnes for a display of the type of tactics that can be used to manipulate elections.

These include creating faux controversies, spreading them through supposedly non-partisan groups created by Democrat activists, and relying on an echo chamber effect until the mainstream media picks up the "story" and broadcasts it far and wide. Other groups are formed to harass journalists and editorial writers who don't push the liberal line.)


01-08-2010, 09:53 AM
If it's true, as Dr. Johnson famously told us it was, that the prospect of hanging focuses the mind in a wonderful way, maybe the prospect of facing angry voters sharpens a politician's instincts (if not necessarily his mind).

Samuel Johnson

01-08-2010, 10:44 AM
This is a dangerous guy. Has no scruples whatsoever.