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Originally posted by grover
And if Obama appointed a total outsider with no White House and/or national experience at all you would be criticizing that.
Chief of staff keeps all the egos in line and on message... not exactly a job for the easy touch kinda guy. Anything above congressional level is played hard ball.
Choosing Emanuel was one of Obama's first decisions after becoming president-elect in Tuesday's election.
The hard-charging fellow Chicagoan accepted the job after struggling over family and political considerations. By moving into a top White House job for a second time, Emanuel will have to put aside hopes of becoming speaker of the lower chamber.
He is the son of a Jerusalem-born pediatrician who was a member of the Irgun (Etzel or IZL), a militant Zionist group that operated in Palestine between 1931 and 1948.
Originally posted by BlackOps719
This Emmanuel character seems like a seriously unbalanced individual. From every description thus far he is painted as a hot head and a real wacko.
Something that I heard today that scares me way more than this:
Barack Obama will likely appoint John Kerry as his new Secretary of State. No!!!!!!!!!! Not Frankenkerry....I had assumed that since we were past Halloween he would go back to his dungeaon for another year, but here he is again
If Obama even mentions the name Madelain Albright as a possible appointee I am going to seriously be sick.
Correct: Emanuel - one of the original architects of NAFTA - wants congressional Democrats to pass controversial NAFTAs with Colombia, South Korea and Panama right now, so as to avoid inevitably STRONGER opposition from his own party in the next Congress.
How many polls have to come out showing that the vast majority of Americans do not want their jobs and wages crushed by hacks like Emanuel? And how come Democrats are led by con artists who spent their White House career shilling for Wall Street, then cashed in as an investment banker, then bought a congressional race, only to go back to Washington to continue his corporate crusade over the dead body of his own caucus?