Romney’s praise of Chicago mayor draws snarky response
Mitt likes Rahm, but the feeling is far from mutual, as we see HERE:
Mitt Romney has praised an array of Democrats for their policy ideas at various points in the campaign, part of an effort to boost his bipartisan bona fides.
It’s a good strategy, in theory, to try and drive a wedge between President Obama and his allies. That is, until those living, breathing examples inevitably shoot down Romney’s claims with something akin to: “You know nothing of my work.”
The latest example is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, whom Romney praised for standing up to teachers unions in ways Obama wouldn’t.
That didn’t sit well with Emanuel, who responded by reinforcing Obama’s own attacks against Romney over education.
“If he wants to help, he could then determine that when it comes to his tax cut, he will never cut the Department of Education and the funding that’s necessary, and he will make sure that there will never be a cut in any education to pay for his tax cuts for the most fortunate,” Emanuel told reporters on Monday. “So while I appreciate his lip service, what really counts is what we’re doing here, and I don’t really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass — or whatever — the president.”