2
   

Rahm Emanuel Is Not Partisan Enough?

 
 
kuvasz
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:32 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
finn said
Quote:
Oh come on!

What do you expect the Minority Leader to say?

The most partisan positions in America are those of the House and Senate Leadership.

It is far more telling that leftists are critical of the pick.


I would expect the guy to be an American first before being a partisan politician, because that is what President-elect Barack Obama was offering within an hour of being elected.

Quote:
Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House " a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty, and national unity. Those are values we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress. As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, “We are not enemies, but friends…though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection.” And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn " I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.


And if you think that leftists are critical of Emanuel it is probably because he supported moderate Democrats against progressive insurgents in House races, because he was chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2006 elections.

You ought to be encouraged that a guy who will be Obama's enforcer in congress has a proven track record of supporting moderation instead of leftists, and has the balls to do it.

I am going to enjoy the Republicans sputtering on about how Obama is a socialist when he governs as a Rockefeller Republican.
Finn dAbuzz
 
  0  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:48 pm
@kuvasz,
Selective quotation kuvy.

I said I thought it was a good pick and yet you insist on this hollow argument:

Quote:
You ought to be encouraged that a guy who will be Obama's enforcer in congress has a proven track record of supporting moderation instead of leftists, and has the balls to do it.


What is it with you Liberals? "Strawman" is your reflexive contention, and yet you are the Vishnu of scarecrows worldwide.

You Angry Young Men, you just want to fight!

Trouble is when you become Angry Old Men, you lose your vibrancy and innocence and take on a crotchety sense of dispair.








You seem to
Thomas
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 10:52 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
1) Rahm Emanuel is Obama's chief of staff. That's a position where Emanuel's political orientation scarcely matters. Other personal characteristics of his are much more important -- being organized, energetic, able to bring discipline into a team, relieve Obama from grunt work, and so forth. So I don't really care about a chief of staff's political opinions.

2) I never bought into the sales pitch that Obama is a bipartisan centrist in the first place, so I can't be disappointed on this point now. Obama, as far as I can tell by his voting record, is slightly left of center among Democratic senators. I don't expect him to change much as president. Although he's probably too moderate for passionate liberals, and although I personally agree he is too moderate on some issues, such as universal health care and gay marriage, he is far enough to the left to enrage, and have serious conflicts with, numerous Republicans. He will be more of a divider and less of a uniter than most people today think he will be. (I don't have a problem with that.)
Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 11:13 pm
@Thomas,
Fair enough Thomas
0 Replies
 
kuvasz
 
  2  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 11:31 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
you are wrong finn. i have spent the last three days reaching out to republicans in reconciliation to your side and all but okie and coastal rat acted as truculent and immature as you have. calling me an angry young man is what shrinks call projection of your own personality.

if you think that i am wrong you can click my name and read the posts i wrote linked on my home page from november 5 onward, to see that i am speaking the truth.

maybe you haven't been around here the past 72 hours but your side has done nothing but gnashing their teeth, and calling for a second civil war, while i have been quoting lincoln's last paragraphs of his first and second inaugural.

go look them up its that important these past few days.

my responses on this thread were, first, to counter representative boner' s, remarks alluded to in your article and whose editorial in the washington post today i commemted on at 11: 16 am today in that paper. and second, to inform you that not all republicans were acting in a partisan manner like boner was doing, and third, to illustrate why leftists were attacking emanuel.

in no way was i offering a battle with you, because since obama won, victories against the likes of you i find too cheaply won to extend the effort.

you need to grow up. i am not your bete noir, and recognize that we are not foes but fellow americans.
Finn dAbuzz
 
  0  
Reply Fri 7 Nov, 2008 11:34 pm
@kuvasz,
Whatever
0 Replies
 
Zippo
 
  0  
Reply Sat 8 Nov, 2008 03:33 pm
@OCCOM BILL,
He is the son of a zionist terrorist:

"Benjamin M. Emanuel is a Chicago pediatrician and former member of the Irgun[1][2]. He is the father of U.S. Congressman and White House Chief of Staff-designate Rahm Emanuel"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_M._Emanuel

=============

Finn dAbuzz
 
  1  
Reply Wed 12 Nov, 2008 07:27 pm
@Zippo,
Good news for the Jews, eh?
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

Obama '08? - Discussion by sozobe
Let's get rid of the Electoral College - Discussion by Robert Gentel
McCain's VP: - Discussion by Cycloptichorn
McCain is blowing his election chances. - Discussion by McGentrix
Food Stamp Turkeys - Discussion by H2O MAN
The 2008 Democrat Convention - Discussion by Lash
Snowdon is a dummy - Discussion by cicerone imposter
GAFFNEY: Whose side is Obama on? - Discussion by gungasnake
 
Copyright © 2018 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 12/18/2018 at 11:01:38