You’ve all heard the “seedy Chicago politics” accusations about President Obama and his staff, I assume? They’re pretty hard to avoid.
Okay then, if you’re sick and tired of smeary, name-calling Rushpublics, raise your hand.
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Senior adviser Valerie Jarrett pushed back against the Republican refrain in a year-end interview with Politics Daily. Jarrett focused specifically on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) use of the phrase in a recent CNN interview.
“It was definitely a cheap shot and completely unwarranted,” said Jarrett, who is one of several Chicagoans to join the Obama administration. “I think what people ought to do is to focus on how they can be constructive in their discourse and present fresh ideas for the president’s consideration, and not lose focus on why they were all elected. They were elected to serve the people.” [...]
“He does not spend time pulling his hair out worrying about the extreme views,” she said. “It’s not constructive and it’s not going to improve the quality of life of everyday people who are out there struggling.“
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Okay, hands down. I think we’re all in agreement here.