ON SATURDAY WE FIGGERED OUT WHY CRAIG HAD TO GO:
Gregory Craig, White House counsel to President Obama and national security advisor to Obama during the presidential campaign, resigned his post this past Friday. But when rumors broke Thursday of his imminent departure, Craig had not written his farewell note and may not have planned to leave–yet.Since the summer, word had been leaking that Greg Craig’s days were numbered and that Obama campaign legal counsel Bob Bauer would be moving in to take Craig’s spot.
... I spoke to Gregory Craig in the summer when the first leaks began to break. While he suspected they were driven by someone in the White House who was frustrated with the slow progress on shuttering GITMO, Craig did not know who was out to get him. He had no idea.
... NPR’s Nina Totenberg puts the finger on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that these leaks came at least indirectly from Rahm Emanuel,” she reported. “What is the cause of the friction? It's very hard to say. Was it Rahm not wanting to have another power center? Was it their personalities? Was it Rahm seeing the GITMO stuff as a distraction from the president's agenda?"
... If the leaks were, in fact, made with President Obama’s encouragement, they could have come from any number of others deep inside the team – including David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, or Denis McDonough. It almost doesn’t matter who among these insiders might have done the leaking.
... what we just saw in Greg Craig’s firing was not “change we can believe in.” It was a sign that the dark side has taken hold at the White House.
OBAMA DUMPS GREG CRAIG - AN OLD DC HAND WITH WHITE HOUSE EXPERIENCE AND A "GROWN-UP" - FOR BOB BAUER, AN ELECTION LAWS LAWYER.CRAIG'S OPPOSITION TO AN NYC TRIAL FOR KSM WAS THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK AND HIS GITMO-FOOTDRAGGING JUST THE SMOKESCREEN.
WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?
TO STEAL THE 2010 MID TERMS.
THE FACT THAT THE LEFT IS POINTING FINGERS AT RAHM PROVES TO ME THAT THIS WAS A POLITICAL DECISION - ONE BASED ON OBAMA'S REDUCED PROSPECTS FOR 2010 BASED ON THE LOSSES IN NJ AND VA.
BAUER AND RAHM AND AXELROD WILL COORDINATE THE ATTEMPTED THEFT OF ELECTIONS ACROSS THE NATION IN 2010.
I’ll remind you again of Bauer’s handiwork during the 2008 campaign:
*It was Bauer who lobbied the Justice Department unsuccessfully last fall to pursue a criminal probe of American Issues Project (AIP), an independent group that sought to run an ad spotlighting Obama’s ties to Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.
*It was Bauer who attempted to sic the DOJ on GOP donor Harold Simmons and sought his prosecution for funding the ad.
*It was Bauer who tried to bully television stations across the country to compel them to pull the spot. All on Barack Obama’s behalf.
Bauer’s specialty is stifling dissent. He’s married to the woman Obama entrusted to lead the campaign to de-legitimize critics in the media [MAO C*CKSUCKER ANITA DUNN - RELIAPUNDIT].
Girding loins? You betcha.
WITH SOROS'S MONEY, BAUER AND AXELROD AND RAHM THINK THEY CAN ENGINEER A RESURGENCE OF THE LEFT.
THEY'RE WRONG: OBAMA WON BECAUSE THEY DUPED AMERICA.
AMERICA WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!