Emanuel to meet with disabled activists after calling liberal activists “retarded”

ABC News

02/02/10

The Special Olympics announced Tuesday evening that members of the disabilities rights community will meet Wednesday afternoon with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, after the fiery Chicagoan admitted to having referred to some liberal activists as ‘f—ing retarded.’ Emanuel was quoted in the Wall Street Journal last week making the comment in an August meeting with some liberal activists who were threatening to run TV ads against conservative Democrats hesitant to embrace President Obama’s approach to health care reform...

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The Rahm problem

The American Prospect
by Matthew Yglesias

03/04/10

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign had few leaks and little infighting, earning it the reputation of ‘no drama.’ The same spirit has mostly carried through into Obama’s governing phase — we’ve heard very little about whatever fights have occurred inside the White House. But that’s changed lately, most notably with two salvos in The Washington Post — one nominally an opinion column from Dana Milbank and the other nominally a news piece from Jason Horowitz — both arguing that Obama wouldn’t have so many political problems if he had only listened to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s advice...

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