Atlas reader Alan spits, " hot on the heels of the appointment of the aptly described mean- spirited, foul-mouthed Rahm Emanuel, a son of an Israeli who promptly left his own Jewishness at the door when Clinton, Missy NotsoBright, and Dennis Ross embraced Arafat after Oslo, as Obama Chief of Staff comes the news that the Obamites have sharpened their knives for their first kill".
None other than the Democratic Nominee for Vice President in 2000 and a staunch friend of John McCain, Joseph Ira Lieberman.
Joe's crime? Being an American patriot, it seems and not an Islamofascist appeaser ala Obama, Biden, Pelosi and Reid.
There is talk that he will be removed from his position as Chair of the Homeland Security Committee of the Senate as early as today. If this is so, then we will definitely have a good idea that It and his buddies will not be Centrists and that we will definitely be in for rough times.
News My friend Jeff opined, Rahm Emmanuel will be used as President-Elect, Barak Obama's battering ram to push the Obama mandate. This will include pressuring Israel to: withdraw from East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to appease and 'reconcile' with the Palestinians. withdraw from the Golan Heights to appease and 'reconcile' with Syria. not to pre-emptively attack Iran's nuclear facilities despite the Iranians' stated goal of "wiping Israel off of the map." There will be throngs of Jews who will be pushing the Obama agenda despite the risk this agenda poses to Israel's security and well-being. Get ready for a rough ride.
Rahm Emanuel, biggest fundraiser for Clinton in 1992, a radical and a partisan is being touted by as a centrist by the Obamedia. Yes, more brown nosing and lying by the media about Obambi's first appointment. The perpetuation of the nonsense of Obama's move "to the center" - words matter!
Emanuel once earned $16.2 million as a former investment banker and about his position as a board member of Freddie Mac, a quasi-government agency largely faulted for the current mortgage crisis.
Like Obama, Emanuel has compiled a hard-left voting record in Washington. He currently has a 4 percent rating from the American Conservative Union and has consistently voted in favor of higher taxes, regulation and liberal social issues.
“This is an ironic choice for a President-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil, and govern from the center,” said House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio). (more here)
Emanuel was known for his hard-nosed tactics as a senior adviser to President Bill Clinton.
1. Rahm Emanuel has a record, as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, of engaging in top-down machiavellian politics to thwart local candidates by introducing his “recruits”, and pumping in DCCC national support to those politicians, who have tended to be less progressive than the Democrats Emanuel has defeated. The choice of Emanuel by Obama signals that President Obama intends to disregard progressive interests in order to maintain his hold on power.
2. Perhaps the Chief of Staff, as an organizational leader, can be machiavellian without negatively affecting progressive policies.
And then this
One of his proudest moments during the Clinton Administration "was an event that touched his political sensibilities and his personal ties to Israel: the 1993 Rose Garden signing ceremony after the Oslo accord between Israel and the Palestinians. Rahm directed the details of the ceremony, down to the choreography of the famous handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat."
If you are really Machiavellian, you surround yourself with "Jews" as you destroy Israel:
Speaking of house Jews, according to today’s Washington times, former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is being considered for the cabinet position in charge of the DOE.
This is the Jewish Rendell who praised the Jew-Hating Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.
Related at Atlas:
Edward G. Rendell joined Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) in addressing a sold-out crowd of some 500 people who attended the event. ..
UPDATE: So, are we to understand that Lieberman goes down, when the scoundrel, the moocher, the looter was fleecing the American people in what is the greatest robbery of the US taxpayer
The man and all those Democrat crooks should be behind bars, not bailed out on my dime.
President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," ...