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White House Chief of Staff Demoted; Media Focus on Herman Cain

There are many things I would rather blog about than the Herman Cain proposal.  Newt Gingrich delivered a stellar performance in his debate with Herman Cain.  Mitt Romney released a bold plan to tackle federal spending, confront the debt and reform entitlements.  And yet the media have turned the coverage of the candidate into a circus.  So, we blog to put such sensationalism into context.

Barack Obama has been president for two-and-three-quarters years and we still don’t know the specifics of his plan to confront the debt — or reform entitlements.  Meanwhile, his White House stonewalls on Solyndra, refusing to provide documents requested by Congress.  And it’s not just Solyndra.  The White House won’t “cough up requested info” about other troubled companies receiving federal loans.

Now, we read that the White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley is turning

over day-to-day management of the West Wing to Pete Rouse, a veteran aide to President Obama, according to several people familiar with the matter. It is unusual for a White House chief of staff to relinquish part of the job.

Emphasis added.  “Congressional Democrats,” reports Will Rahn

had criticized Daley, a former commerce secretary under President Clinton, for what some described as his imperfect understanding of the legislative branch, and his tense relationship with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. This stood in marked contrast to his predecessor, Rahm Emanuel, a former Democratic congressman who is now Mayor of Chicago.

This is pretty big news, yet on Memeorandum, in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, it is relegated to the middle of the page far below the stories on Herman Cain’s accuser. Is the Obama administration beginning to unravel, as one conservative blogger suggests?  Or is this just a minor staffing change?

Whatever the case, it is real news about the federal government and could indicate a serious shift in administration policy.  It is clearly a sign that all is not well in this White House.  That, one would think, is the most newsworthy item of the day.

And our media focus on Herman Cain.  Some contend they’re doing this to destroy a charismatic conservative, but maybe their real goal is keep their focus off a charismatic Democrat.

FROM THE COMMENTS:  Bill G offers, “Don’t look at the facts here, listen to the rumors there!”  Pretty much sums it up.

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4 Comments

  1. Once again, the Left Stream Media is acting as the Smoke and Mirrors for the Democrat Party. If their obfuscation of the problems in the White House trash a solid Conservative at the same time, so much the better.
    “Don’t look at the facts here, listen to the rumors there!”

    Comment by Bill G — November 8, 2011 @ 6:35 am - November 8, 2011

  2. Your (so-called) ‘mainstream’ media at work!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 8, 2011 @ 9:51 am - November 8, 2011

  3. Some contend they’re doing this to destroy a charismatic conservative, but maybe their real goal is keep their focus off a charismatic Democrat.

    Can’t it be both? Could the double reward explain the seeming-double intensity of the frenzy?

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — November 8, 2011 @ 9:52 am - November 8, 2011

  4. MSM is doing what they always do.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — November 8, 2011 @ 11:38 am - November 8, 2011

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