Core Chicago Team Sinking Obama Presidency - The Washington Note. Obama and his four minions are doing what they do naturally in Chicago: exercise power. This is what it is all about and Republicans should not under-estimate how far they will go to win in 2012. They are willing to sink the Democratic Party to keep power. The only loyalty they have is to themselves; not to the Party. This is in keeping with what they learned from Daley in Chicago. Remember, Daley would not even recommend that Cohen resign as a candidate for Lt. Gov. of IL. He did not care if the Democratic Party sank in IL. He was going to get his share of the power either way. It was Obama as State Senator who always voted "present."
For the citizens of the Chicago area this is all too familiar. Michelle and Barack Obama's interest and love is to play with the toys of power. There is no intent to change anything. This has been the joke that has been put over on all of us. It explains the people they have surrounded themselves with and who understand them.
Barack Obama's closes confidant spends her time in Washington D.C. holding court at a fashionable restaurant. When did the French court return to America? It came back with the Obamas. Valerie J. only cares about social "coolness" and that is all that she and the Obamas are about.
Do not unerestimate them in 2012. They plan to take the Democratic party down so that they are ensured a second term at the wheels of power. It does not make any difference to them if the majority in Congress changes; actually it favors their re-election. Rahm Emmanuel has no agenda to achieve; only his hold on power and the chance to make more money. Remember his only expertise is as a ballerina. But, he has been able to turn his ruthless pursuit of power, with no substance, into millions of dollars in investment banking. How? He danced his way into it?
The Obama presidency is solely about keeping your "coolness" level high and maintaining you "celebrity-hoodness." This is the agenda. The poor Democrats and others who voted for "change you can believe in" were fooled and will be fooled again in 2012. This is why blaming everything on Bush, not only works, it is the only choice Obama has. After that choice his second line of defense is "racism." These two will be the center of his arguments for the remaining first term. They will also be central to his arguments for re-election.
In the re-election campaign, he and his Chicago thugs, following the Chicago model, will add that the Republicans need a counter force in the White House against their gains in 2010. The Democrats in the House and the Senate are the sacrificial lambs for Obma and the Chicago mafia.