WikiLeaks. The Democrats have a Rahm problem.


It didn’t take an insider to know that up until now Hillary Clinton wanted no photographs of her and Rahm Emanuel together.

He was toxic.

He had shut down 50 public schools, the largest public school shut-down in American history. Almost all of them in African American communities.

He had provoked a 2012 teacher strike.

Right in the middle of the presidential campaign it was exposed that he had buried the video tape of the killing of Laquan McDonald, a 17-year old African American , shot 16 times by police officer Jason Van Dyke.

For Democrats who knew that Clinton’s nomination and election depended on African American voters, Rahm was a disaster.

“Separate big time,” emailed Neera Tanden,  who runs the Democratic Party think tank, the Center for American Progress.

The email was sent to Clinton campaign chief John Podesta. His emails were in the recent WikiLeaks dump.

There has been a rehabilitation of Rahm in recent weeks. He has been allowed to show up at some recent campaign rallies.

It’s a big mistake. He will screw up again.

3 thoughts on “WikiLeaks. The Democrats have a Rahm problem.

  1. I don’t really know, but I used to think that Rahm was just access to donations. But maybe he is really liked. The NY Times reports that during the President’s recent visit to Chicago, Obama gave Rahm “a fierce and lengthy embrace”.
    When I worked for the Board of Ed, there was an office worker in charge of guiding teachers as they filled out the paperwork. He was abrupt and demanding and visibly irritated if you asked a question or were not doing things as he said. The Chancellor and his entourage walked through, mentioned the worker, and chuckled as if the worker was acting the way they wanted to.

  2. Sickening. And along with Hillary’s weasel words on education in WaPo, it gives me pause. Voting for her, but liking it less and less.

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