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More Rats Leaving Jumping Ship? Chicago-politics guru Daley quits as Obama Chief of Staff!

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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Uh Oh! Just as the Obama Campaign swings into high gear, it meets a bump in the road:


White House Chief of Staff William Daley will quit his post this afternoon less than a year after taking the job, sources said, shaking up the White House management as President Obama gears up for his reelection.


www.washingtonpost.com...

Does Obama need some help?

His budget director is stepping in (even though they haven't sent a budsget to Congress in 2 years).


William Daley is stepping down as White House chief of staff and budget director Jack Lew is taking over the President Obama’s team as it heads into a tough election year, senior administration officials say.

Daley gave his letter of resignation to the president in a private meeting in the Oval Office last week, recounting the administration's successes of his one year on the job and saying it was time for him to return to his hometown of Chicago.

www.latimes.com...

Who's next? Rahm Emmanuel? Pete Orszag? Carol Browner, Jonathan Silver, Van Jones, Shirley Sherrod, Larry Summers, Bob Gates, Dennis Ross, David Petraeus, Bob Gibbs, Melody Barnes, Christina Romer?
(just kidding)

jw
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Sould we have seen this coming? Was it a forced resignation?


Daley’s future in the White House was cast into doubt late last year after reports that he had relinquished day-to-day operations to senior adviser Pete Rouse.

Daley never appeared comfortable in the job, drawing criticism during the White House’s fight with Congressional Republicans during the debt ceiling negotiations last summer. In one embarrassing rebuke, Obama requested to speak to a rare joint session of Congress in September only to be rejected by House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who invited him instead to come a day later. The White House claimed that Daley had secured Boehner’s agreement to the original date ahead of time, but the speaker’s office denied that an agreement was in place.

www.washingtonpost.com...

Other say this was a complete surprise and contrary to plans and promises.


The choice of Lew puts a veteran staffer of the White House, Capitol Hill and State Department in a critical position at a difficult time for the president. Obama hopes he can work through tough budget and economic issues with Congress this year despite fierce opposition from Republicans in the GOP-led House. Having a strong team captain who can deal with lawmakers, staffers and business leaders is considered crucial to their strategy.

But aides say Obama had faith in Daley to lead that effort, and that he had not been discussing making any changes prior to last week. Daley’s letter took the president by surprise, said three officials familiar with the personnel discussions that followed. They requested anonymity to speak about the internal talks in advance of the public announcement.

In October, Daley told Chicago reporters that he was looking forward to returning to his hometown but that he would serve the president through the duration of the reelection campaign.

www.latimes.com...

An intersting sidelight is that the replacement, Jacob "Jack" Lew, is a former operative for BOTH Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton!
( Is (V.P. nominee?)Hillary bringing Bill back to the Whitehouse?)


ew served as budget director under President Clinton, and as deputy director of the Department of State under Hillary Rodham Clinton before taking the budget job in the current administration.

www.latimes.com...

Curiouser and curiouser.

jw
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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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Good...Daley was fairly conservative. Perhaps he'll endorse Ron Paul....



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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His budget director is stepping in (even though they haven't sent a budsget to Congress in 2 years).
That just means he has nothing better to do, so might as well do something.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Given that Obama shunned forner Clinto administration officials in favor of former bankers from Goldman Sachs, et al, when he first stocked the farm, I really wonder if this isn't some sort of subtle pitch to Hillary that Clintonites are welcome in the innercircle.

Could this be opening the door to "V.P. Clinton"?

jw



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Perhaps the "rat jumping ship" is not so significant as the larger one boarding. Consider Jacob Lew's background in the context of recent ATS threads concerning rising tensions in the Middle East, and the influences of the military industrial and Israel lobbies.
Harvard Graduate - Skull and Bones?
chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit.
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Advisory Board, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Religion Orthodox Judaism - Israel Lobby?



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Perhaps the "rat jumping ship" is not so significant as the larger one boarding. Consider Jacob Lew's background in the context of recent ATS threads concerning rising tensions in the Middle East, and the influences of the military industrial and Israel lobbies.
Harvard Graduate - Skull and Bones?
chief operating officer of Citigroup's Alternative Investments unit.
member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution Hamilton Project Advisory Board, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Religion Orthodox Judaism - Israel Lobby?



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:02 PM
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Jack Lew follows on the heels of Goldman Sach's exec Daley, and brings his own special set of finance "expertise" to the WH:


From 2006-2008, Jack Lew was chief operating officer of Citibank's alternative investments division. And it was his division that made billions of dollars betting "U.S. homeowners would not be able to make their mortgage payments," as the Huffington Post reported.

The piece also reported: “Lew made millions at Citi, including a bonus of nearly $950,000 in 2009 just a few months after the bank received billions of dollars in a taxpayer rescue, according to disclosure forms filed with the federal government. The bank is still partly owned by taxpayers.”

www.weeklystandard.com...

Obama's pledge of "taking on" the financial industry "takes on" new meaning!

jw



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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I think Jack Lew is the perfect choice for a failed White House.

He has all the necessary credentials to qualify as a dingle-berry diplomat.

The current administration and in particular the 111th Congress (2009/2010) have decimated the majority of American citizens to junk yard status.

They have looted the U.S. Treasury and placed all citizens into higher debt.

The vermin advisory staffs have infected the abilities to govern effectively.

They have increased the power of international corporations.

The voters do not have power to eliminate these appointed roaches.

The White House needs to be scrubbed and redecorated.

These people have no interest in solving American problems.

They are international lice-infested thieves.

Who has all our money ?

How do we get it back ?



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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The common denominator that connects all of Obama's past Chief's is also a factor that has been ever present in Obama's calculated career. A factor that seems to drive the Chief's crazy enough to split.

Any guesses??


Obama's most trusted confidant and handler, Valerie Jarrett. Combine her with a pinch of Michelle Obama and you've got one hell of a noxious potion to deal with on a daily basis.

They've driven off some of Obama's closest handlers. Axelrod, Gibbs, and Emmanuel and their she continually sits on a pedestal in the Oval Office!

YIKES!!



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:19 PM
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I think Obama is henpecked.

He displays the symptoms



posted on Jan, 10 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Ughh. The Clintons make me angry but only because of their ties to the same shady crooks as the Bush family. Of course, Obama's in on the whole thing.

Or perhaps I read too much into Christopher Story's nonsense?



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by jibeho
The common denominator that connects all of Obama's past Chief's is also a factor that has been ever present in Obama's calculated career. A factor that seems to drive the Chief's crazy enough to split.
Any guesses??

Obama's most trusted confidant and handler, Valerie Jarrett. Combine her with a pinch of Michelle Obama and you've got one hell of a noxious potion to deal with on a daily basis.
They've driven off some of Obama's closest handlers. Axelrod, Gibbs, and Emmanuel and their she continually sits on a pedestal in the Oval Office!
YIKES!!


I've always believed that Jarrett's position has more to do with her Chicago connections than any real qualifications.

She's clearly the "cop on the beat" in the Whitehouse, and responsible to Obama's handlers more than the administration.

jw



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