Rahm Emanuel has become a lightning rod for criticism, with everything from the failures of comprehensive health care to the delay in closing Guantanamo Bay being blamed on Obama's chief of staff. The twist is that the criticism is coming from inside the Democratic Party. The call (for his resignation) may even be coming from inside the White House, reports The Hill. "There are people in the White House who are trying to get rid of Rahm, and they are leaking everything they can," said one Democratic strategist, who is close to Emanuel. He is viewed to be selling out the ideals of the party in favor of dubious pragmatism, making concessions that pull the Obama administration ever closer to the center. But others think that Emanuel is too easy a target. "They don't want to attack President Obama directly," said Lanny Davis, a former Clinton administration senior official. "They use Rahm Emanuel as a surrogate. I think the campaign to push Rahm out will fail."