Frankly, they deserve each other
I can't decide whether that would be good or bad. Based on nothing other than wild speculation, it seems that Obama's intransigence stems from Rahm. Removing his proverbial Wormtongue would perhaps make Obama more open to compromise thus making him less radical and lessen the damage he's doing. On the flip side, it would blunt the Tea Partiers a bit and if it douses their fire then we go back to business as usual. Which is worse? I'm not sure.