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June 21, 2010

Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Quit

Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Quit

FOX News

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is expected to leave his job within six to eight months because he is fed up with the "idealism" of President Barack Obama's closest advisers, The London Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

The newspaper cited Washington insiders, who said Congress veteran Emanuel, 50, is also concerned about burning out and losing touch with his three children due to the pressure of the job.

"I would bet he will go after the midterms," said one source, a leading Democratic consultant.

"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."
"It might not be his fault, but the perception is there," said the consultant. "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."

Emanuel is known as an abrasive pragmatist who has clashed with the idealistic inner circle around Obama.

Although he is believed to have a cordial working relationship with the President, The Telegraph reported Obama aides are frustrated that Emanuel "failed to deliver a smooth ride for the President's legislative program that his background promised."

The newspaper said Emanuel had told friends he envisaged the high-pressure White House role as an 18-month job. He is reportedly interested in running for mayor of Chicago, his home town.

Wild Thing's comment........

Incredible quote from the article:

“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.”

Posted by Wild Thing at June 21, 2010 07:50 AM


Yes! Let Chicago have him back. Maybe he and Mayor Daley can battle over control of the city of criminals. It could be that he sees the hammer dropping on the obama cartel and wants to be gone when that happens.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at June 21, 2010 09:44 AM

OMG, what a picture, and this is the Chief Of Staff at the White House. The Ballerina, His brother is gay,... Gee I wonder if that gene got passed on to anyone else in their family?

Is it any wonder the Whole world thinks obama is immature and inept. We are quickly becoming the Laughing Stock of the Free World, as long as that lasts.

Posted by: Mark at June 21, 2010 11:38 AM

The Free World may consider the US a joke but they are not laguhing.
How far will we have to go to fix the problems of the Obama years and will the children be starving.

Posted by: Avitar at June 21, 2010 01:37 PM

You mean Queen's Freddy Mercury look alike is finished? "It takes a city?" So much for the PC...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at June 21, 2010 02:14 PM

I'll believe the lying bastards when and if I see it happen. It's very hard for me to respect Emanuel as a Jew when he behaves more like his muzzie leader, this story may only be a distraction from the take over of the oil and energy industry and their cap and tax bullshit!!!

Posted by: Jack at June 21, 2010 03:25 PM

I wonder if the Mayor of Chicago wields more power than his present job? Chicago is the perfect place for thugs. If Rahm is going back, he's going for a reason and it isn't good.

Posted by: BobF at June 21, 2010 06:54 PM

Jack, you have to remember that some Jews actually helped the Nazi's in the concentration camps. If this was 1943, he would be one of them.

Posted by: BobF at June 21, 2010 06:55 PM

Rahm expected to quit... When?!

Posted by: Anononymous at June 21, 2010 07:21 PM

You all are great thank you so much.

Anononymous, the article says he wants to quit within six to eight months. Apparently he said it on one of the Sunday morning talk shows.

Obama will just put another of his vile friends in his place.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 22, 2010 12:30 AM