President Obama is at it again, this time scolding Democratic voters in the pages of Rolling Stone:So Jane is all but accusing President Obama of a "let them eat cake" arrogance and indifference to the plight of millions of Americans - even as, for example, another HuffPost headline today has the somber message that "Fort Hood Records Record Number of [Army Soldier] Suicides" - we guess that whole "Global War on Terror" isn't quite as glamorous as the Neo-Con media once made it out to be.
[I]f people now want to take their ball and go home, that tells me folks weren't serious in the first place...The idea that we've got a lack of enthusiasm in the Democratic base, that people are sitting on their hands complaining, is just irresponsible.When people scratch their heads and wonder how a campaign based on hectoring your supporters expects to turn out voters, the answer is, it doesn't. And you don't see anyone who's actually running for office this November engaging in it. They well know that your job is to inspire and energize voters in advance of the election. Obama did too -- when he was running for office himself.
Meanwhile, our favorite HuffPost headline (and link) from today has got to be THE LONG OVERDUE "Dem Insiders Trash Rahm Emanuel, His Effect On White House 'Tone'" story.
Entirely too late to save Obama's "legacy" - blood-in-water Republican sharks will be talking impeachment in just a few weeks from now - but there's no denying that we love this lead sentence from the FT.com story "Some time in the next few days, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama's chief of staff, looks almost certain to quit his job to pursue his dream of becoming mayor of Chicago."
Needless to say, if JANE HAMSHER is shy about linking the RADICAL RIGHT-WING NEO-CON policies of the Emanuel-Summers-Geithner-Gensler-Bernstein-Kagan-Orszag-Sutphen-Bernanke (et al) (Obama) White House with the CONTINUATION of the despised Bush-Cheney-Wolfowitz-Paulson-Greenspan-Giethner-Bernanke-KenLay-Bernie Madoff (fraud-o-nomics) economic policies, well, you can forget about the Financial Times (FT.com) from making that connection either - that "Obama's rollercoaster ride" has nothing to do with Emanuel "manag[ing] the White House rather than the administration as a whole" (what a patently ridiculous and meaningless sentence! - Emanuel has been stage-managing the ENTIRE Congress these past 2 years, including Joe Lieberman's treacherous stab-in-back betrayal of the building senate support for a "Public Option" in Obama's sham health care 'reform' bill) but instead because Emanuel & Summers were pushing the SAME, DESPISED Greenspan-Bernanke-Paulson (et al) "encourage financial fraud & larceny" economic policies.
White House set to change its tone
By Edward Luce in Washington
Published: September 28 2010
Some time in the next few days, Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, looks almost certain to quit his job to pursue his dream of becoming mayor of Chicago.
Known as Rahmbo by friends and enemies alike and assigned the code name Black Hawk by the secret service, Mr Emanuel’s often capricious style of management has helped define Mr Obama’s rollercoaster ride in the White House during the past 20 months.
Mr Obama recently said Mr Emanuel would make an “excellent” mayor of Chicago. But if Democratic figures inside and outside the White House are to be believed, Mr Emanuel’s pugilistic approach may turn him into a scapegoat for much what has gone wrong, some of it fair, some not... (cont'd)