Scarborough: Rahm Fired as White House Chief of Staff 'Over the Next Year'
What politicians say to get elected can come back to haunt them and vilifying the lobbyist profession to score campaign points is going to do that to President Barack Obama, according to MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-anchor Joe Scarborough.
“Listen, the Obama administration is in trouble right now,”
Scarborough referred specifically to Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who he claimed was the president’s second choice and he couldn’t have his first choice, former South Dakota senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, because of that pledge.
“And so Barack Obama, who wanted to pick Tom Daschle as his chief of staff, but couldn’t do that because the former majority leader for the U.S. Senate was a lobbyist, had to pass him up and go to Rahm Emanuel,” Scarborough said. “And I think history will show, after Rahm Emanuel is fired over the next year, or asked politely to leave – that that was disastrous.”
“It may help elected mayors, openly gay mayors in Houston and it may make Barack Obama feel self-righteous, and it may elect, you know it may help John McCain, it may help everybody, but you know my attitude is grow up,” Scarborough said. “It is part of the fabric of
And he said there are times when lobbyists serve an important function for local communities and business, which then they are deemed appropriate.
“It’s kind of like I was a lawyer before I got into Congress and it always stuck me that everybody hated lawyers except their own,”