Video: The Crazy Nastyass Rahm Emanuel. Here’s Rahm Emanuel, nature’s fiercest politician. Whoa, watch out Nancy Pelosi! What’s that, they’re filibustering the Senate? Rahm Emanuel don’t care. Rahm Emanuel don’t give a shit. He just takes what he wants.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
MJ’s DC bureau chief, David Corn, gave us this inside look at the odd behavior of reportus broadcastus presidentiae, a genus of blathering mammal that is attracted to bright lights and quickens its speech when a national leader approaches.
"I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. But you’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?’… When Paul Ryan says… he’s just being America’s accountant and trying to be responsible— this is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill—but wasn’t paid for."
— Barack Obama, supposedly caught in a candid “your mic is on” moment Friday. Right…we’re sure the White House is really unhappy with this message “leaking” to the public.