Democrats — including both New York Senators — were not warned in advance that President Obama would make comments in support of the Cordoba House, a move some told the New York Daily News has “blindsided” many in tough reelection races.
Moreover, there was disagreement among Obama’s top advisers over whether he should have said anything at all. Among the dubious was Rahm Emanuel.
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has spent three days on the phone doing damage control with angry Democrats and urging them not to go public against the president, Democratic sources said.
Obama went ahead with the Ramadan dinner remarks even though his top political advisers had not reached a consensus on what he should do. Emanuel was one of the skeptics