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Rahm Emanuel allies say he might stay till 2011

Posted in Obama, Rahm Amanuel, Rahm Emanuel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by saynsumthn

For all the talk about Rahm Emanuel reaching for the “eject” button, the fiery White House chief of staff isn’t leaving in the immediate future — and could serve well into 2011, according to people close to him.

“It’s the opinion in the top levels of the White House that Rahm is going to be here longer than many people think,” said a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job in six to eight months after growing tired of the “idealism” of Barack Obama’s inner circle.

Washington insiders say they believe he could depart not long after crucial elections in November.

Mr Emanuel, 50, enjoys a good working relationship with Mr Obama but they are understood to have reached an understanding that differences over style mean he will serve only half the full four-year term.


Friends say he is also worried about burnout and losing touch with his young family due to the pressure of one of most high profile jobs in US politics.
“I would bet he will go after the midterms,” said a leading Democratic consultant in Washington. “Nobody thinks it’s working but they can’t get rid of him – that would look awful. He needs the right sort of job to go to but the consensus is he’ll go.”

An official from the Bill Clinton era said that “no one will be surprised” if Mr Emanuel left after the midterm elections in November, when the Democratic party will battle to save its majorities in the house of representatives and the senate.

It is well known in Washington that arguments have developed between pragmatic Mr Emanuel, a veteran in Congress where he was known for driving through compromises, and the idealistic inner circle who followed Mr Obama to the White House.

His abrasive style has rubbed some people the wrong way, while there has been frustration among Mr Obama’s closest advisers that he failed to deliver a smooth ride for the president’s legislative programme that his background promised.

“It might not be his fault, but the perception is there,” said the consultant, who asked not to be named. “Every vote has been tough, from health care to energy to financial reform.

“Democrats have not stood behind the president in the way Republicans did for George W Bush, and that was meant to be Rahm’s job.”

There were sharp differences over health care reform, with Mr Emanuel arguing that public hostility about cost should have forced them into producing a scaled down package. Mr Obama and advisers including David Axelrod, the chief strategist, and Valerie Jarrett, a businesswoman and mentor from Chicago, decided to push through with grander legislation anyway.

Mr Emanuel has reportedly told friends that his role as White House chief of staff was “only an eighteen month job” because of its intensity.

Regarded as the most demanding role after president, it involves controlling the president’s agenda, enforcing White House message discipline as well as liaising with Congress.
His departure would be regarded as another sign of how Mr Obama’s presidency has been far more troubled than expected.

Mr Emanuel has privately expressed a readiness to run for mayor of Chicago, which is also his home town though he was never part of the Obama set and did not endorse the then senator in the Democratic primary in 2008.

That would however depend on Mayor Richard Daley stepping down when he is up for re-election in 2011.

The chief obstacle to taking the White House job originally was doubts about moving his three children from Chicago. According to another former Clinton official, he has let friends know that he is “very sensitive to the idea that he is not a good father for having done this”.

One of Washington’s more colourful characters, Mr Emanuel is the son of Jewish immigrants and was an accomplished ballet dancer at school. He served as a civilian volunteer with the Israeli Defence Force in the 1991 Gulf War.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Friday but on Monday, Mr Emanuel issued a statement: “This is BS. And if you need it for translation, it’s baseless.”

Emanuel under fire for misuse of ‘retarded’

Posted in Rahm Amanuel, Rahm Emanuel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Rahm Emanuel: Liberals Are “F–king Retarded”

More on Rham here: Rahm Emanuel to New York Times: “I have a degenerative gene”

Are The Elite Inviting a Terror Attack in America in order to have a crisis to exploit?

Posted in climate change, Climategate, Glenn Beck, Global Warming, Homeland Security, New World Order, Obama, Rahm Amanuel, terrorism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by saynsumthn

I am not certain this would be correct, however it does not look good so far

From: Worldview Weekend:

Brannon Howse: January 6, 2010
Are The Elite Inviting a Terror Attack in America in order to have a crisis to exploit? Brannon says the answer is yes based on several recent events.
1. Obama is diverting intelligence assets to climate research.
2. MI5 told us about Detroit bomber’s terror links a year ago and yet he was not on the no fly list.
3. State Department using “Diversity Visa” to encourage immigrants from terror-ridden Yemen to come to America.
4. DHS plans to only catch 1 out of every 4 travelers that commit “major” criminal violations while entering U.S. on international flights in 2010.
5. Obama is going to release suspected terrorists so they can return to Yemen.
6. Homeland Secretary is incompetent and only got the job as a political payback for supporting Obama when he was running for the White House. If our government was really interested in preventing terror attacks we would place the best and brightest in this position.
7. Rocket launcher found in apartment in Houston along with Jihadist writings and no charges were filed. We open of the phones for your thoughts on this subject.
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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday afternoon that the unclassified version of a “comprehensive” preliminary White House review of the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day will be released Thursday.

According to Gibbs, President Obama will make remarks in conjunction with the release of the review. He expected the release and comments in the early afternoon.

Officials are engaged in separate reviews of passenger screening procedures and the use of terror watch lists. The review to be released tomorrow largely relates to the watch lists, and was prepared by counterterrorism and homeland security adviser John Brennan.

Both Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will likely discuss their review at the White House tomorrow, Gibbs said. Napolitano’s review has focused largely on detection capabilities and screening.

Following a meeting with top officials Tuesday, the president said that the reviews continue to “reveal more about the human and systemic failures that almost cost nearly 300 lives.”

Officials have already updated government watch lists in the wake of the attack. The president says the system “is not broken” but lamented in comments Tuesday that 23-year-old Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged bomber, was able to board the airplane despite numerous red flags being raised about him.

He said intelligence agencies knew enough to disrupt the terror attempt but failed to connect the dots to do so.

Gibbs said Wednesday that Mr. Obama will continue to examine and evaluate the security situation in the coming months.

As federal prosecutors formally charged suspected terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the preliminary report on the failed bombing of flight 253 is about to be made public. Bill Plante reports.

Joe Biden:
Mark my words. Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking.

Surge in former inmates accused of terrorism

WASHINGTON: As many as one in five former Guantanamo Bay detainees are suspected of or confirmed to have engaged in terrorist activity since being released, say US officials.

The 20 per cent rate is an increase on the 14 per cent of former inmates that a Pentagon report in April said were thought to have joined terrorist efforts, the officials said.

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1/7/2010 Obama pulls CIA Agents off terrorism and puts them on ” GLOBAL RESEARCH PROJECTS” Seriously??????????
Deneen Borelli of the National Black Leadership Network discusses the CIAs use of resources as they begin sharing data with climate scientists.

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Rham Emanuel

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

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Scarborough: Rahm Fired as White House Chief of Staff ‘Over the Next Year’

Posted in Obama, Politics, Rahm Amanuel, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by saynsumthn

Scarborough: Rahm Fired as White House Chief of Staff over next year?

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Scarborough appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Dec. 20 broadcast of “Americana” with host Matt Frei and explained how Obama’s 2007 pledge to not hire lobbyists isn’t necessarily a good policy.

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Rahm Emanuel to New York Times: “I have a degenerative gene”

Posted in Civilian National Security Force, Czar, Eugenics, Obama, Rahm Amanuel, Rahm Emanuel with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by saynsumthn

Interesting quote by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, in the New York Times article: On the White House Emanuel at the Epicenter: Then and Now
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I have a degenerative gene, an intensity level that others don’t have,” Mr. Emanuel, then a congressman from Illinois and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, says in the film. “I said I was going to do things different, push people at a level that they’ve never been pushed and that they were going to be furious.”

I wonder if his brother Ezekiel J. Emanuel, knows about this “Gene” ???
Just SAY’N

In January, 2009, Dr. Emanuel published a paper in the Lancet [Persad, Govind, Alan Wertheimer, and Ezekiel J. Emanuel. “Principles for allocation of scarce medical interventions.” The Lancet 373 (Jan 31,2009): 423-31]. In it he argues for the use of a “Complete Lives Systems” method of allocating care. From the abstract:

We recommend an alternative system–the complete lives system–which prioritises younger people who have not yet live a complete life and also incorporates prognosis, save the most lives, lottery, and instrumental value principles.

In defending this approach against charges of ageism, Dr. Emanuel claims that because everyone was young once, prioritizing the young over the old is not discrimination:

Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different states rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years.

This system also treats human beings as commodities, evaluating their lives as “investments”:

Consideration of the importance of complete lives also supports modifying the youngest-first principle by prioritising adolescents and young adults over infants. Adolescents have received substantial education and parental care, investments that will be wasted without a complete life. Infants by contrast, have not yet received these investments. Similarly, adolescence brings with it a developed personality capable of forming and valuing long-term plans whose fulfillment requires a complete life.

Lifesite News reports that in a Hastings Center Report, 1996, Emanuel also spoke of denying care to the disabled:

In a separate 1996 article for the Hastings Center Report, Emanuel spoke about rationing care away from those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens” to the non-disabled, adding “An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.”

In a 2006 interview with Ben Smith of the NY Daily News, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s White House chief of staff, laughed at Smith’s concerns about how far-reaching a mandatory civil-service plan would be.

Rham Emanuel and Obama on the “Give Act”

Mandatory Volunteer/ Civil Service

PDF of HR1388 here