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32. I predicted this during the primaries. I was drowned out by all the
chanting and worshiping. Of course, my candidate would've imploded. Did implode. So, this is what we get.
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  -Is Obama Screwing His Base with Rahm Emanuel Selection? Joanne98  Nov-08-08 10:22 AM   #0 
  - No  bluestateguy   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #1 
  - In Fact, He's Doing Us a Favor  Demeter   Nov-08-08 01:49 PM   #56 
     - Yup. That's how I see it.  Boo Boo   Nov-09-08 08:39 AM   #66 
     - Also Chiefs of Staff never last long.  alarimer   Nov-09-08 12:43 PM   #76 
     - Pretty much my thoughts, too. This could be a smart move. Someone ELSE will head DCCC now.  tom_paine   Nov-15-08 04:26 AM   #104 
  - Rahm is Not Impartial Enough to Be a Gate Keeper  fascisthunter   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #2 
  - I never really paid attention to Rahm I all remember about him is that strange scene  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:35 AM   #12 
  - He took credit because he was the head of the D-Triple-C.  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 01:24 PM   #52 
  - You do know that Rahm specializes in stabbing Republicans in the neck, right?  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 10:36 AM   #13 
     - That's what I keep hearing.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   #20 
     - Then give Obama a chance before assuming the worst. There will be plenty of time  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:42 AM   #23 
        - Will do.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:48 AM   #35 
           - Thanks, and I will be right up there jumping on not only Obama, but Congress  still_one   Nov-08-08 11:00 AM   #46 
     - That's Not my Issue with Him....  fascisthunter   Nov-08-08 10:51 AM   #38 
        - I dare say that Obama's going to make his own decisions.  TheWraith   Nov-08-08 01:25 PM   #53 
           - no...being DLC is worse  fascisthunter   Nov-09-08 09:24 AM   #69 
  - What?  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:27 AM   #3 
  - Who  tyne   Nov-08-08 10:28 AM   #4 
  - IMHO, it was a smart move to select Emmanuel. Sorry, that you feel disappointed already.  JDwho   Nov-08-08 10:29 AM   #5 
  - I agree. He has tremendous experience in Congress to get things pushed through  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:34 AM   #10 
  - He's good at pushing things through. That's great. Our things I hope!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:39 AM   #18 
  - We will know soon enough /nt  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #27 
  - Like NAFTA. nt  OmelasExpat   Nov-14-08 12:51 PM   #86 
  - I'm not just disappointed, I'm SHOCKED! I admit I didn't pay any attention to this.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:37 AM   #14 
  - No, he is not.  bowens43   Nov-08-08 10:31 AM   #6 
  - No kidding  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #7 
  - It is a great pick for a President who intends to get sh#$ done.  Pirate Smile   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #8 
  - I haven't been paying attention. I hope you're right.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:41 AM   #22 
     - I'll try to find some of the links with details.  Pirate Smile   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #25 
  - Obama's a confident guy. He appointed himself a devil's advocate  librechik   Nov-08-08 10:32 AM   #9 
  - You echoed my thoughts precisely.  Prag   Nov-09-08 07:54 AM   #61 
  - On top of that  JPettus   Nov-09-08 08:35 AM   #64 
  - Please don't start this shit  greenman3610   Nov-08-08 10:34 AM   #11 
  - This is the same crap that bohner is throwning at us. Obama hasn't even started his term  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   # 
  - The fact that the republicans are shitting themselves right now  rcrush   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #15 
  - I noticed that.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:44 AM   #29 
  - He isn't screwing anybody. Can you wait and see what happens when he takes office  still_one   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #16 
  - Wait and see is good.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:47 AM   #34 
  - What is the fucking problem?  ingac70   Nov-08-08 10:38 AM   #17 
  - Did you read the article? This is Alternet by the way!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #26 
     - I read it.  ingac70   Nov-08-08 10:55 AM   #41 
  - Rec. He's a big "more blood and gore in the ME" buff.  PaulHo   Nov-08-08 10:39 AM   #19 
  - Rahm's strengths are his dogged determination and his tenacity ...  Trajan   Nov-08-08 10:40 AM   #21 
  - Sounds good  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:48 AM   #36 
  - I Already Saw Obama As Pragmatic  iamjoy   Nov-08-08 10:42 AM   #24 
  - I saw him as pragmatic too. That's not what bothers me.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:54 AM   #40 
     - He chose the guy that Clinton assigned the job of pushing NAFTA through.  John Q. Citizen   Nov-08-08 11:02 AM   #48 
     - NAFTA  blue97keet   Nov-14-08 07:53 PM   #100 
  - I have a few years on you and right now this nation needs a heavy hand to  Lint Head   Nov-08-08 10:43 AM   #28 
  - Hey I'm with you. I want them in jail too.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:44 AM   #30 
  - We all knew this was going  Nite Owl   Nov-08-08 10:45 AM   #31 
  - I predicted this during the primaries. I was drowned out by all the  mycritters2   Nov-08-08 10:45 AM   #32 
  - I missed your prediction. I expect this stuff, but I don't think I'm going to like Rahm at all.  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:50 AM   #37 
  - This type of talk is no different to me than hearing the religious far right wing lay claim to  kikiek   Nov-08-08 10:46 AM   #33 
  - 5 days and everyone is complaining already.  Cattledog   Nov-08-08 10:53 AM   #39 
     - I'm not complaining. But I better not hear "Colombia Free Trade Agreement"  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 10:56 AM   #42 
     - No kidding. Not in office for over 70 days yet, but we have issues. Good God.  kikiek   Nov-08-08 10:57 AM   #43 
  - I'm not buying the "screwing his base" on this frame.  John Q. Citizen   Nov-08-08 10:57 AM   #44 
  - No.  HuckleB   Nov-08-08 11:00 AM   #45 
  - Okay. I'm taking you guys advice. A wait and see attitude. Now I'm going to go get some wine!  Joanne98   Nov-08-08 11:01 AM   #47 
  - No and I think it is time to "move on", Obama has a government to form. This sniping from the  yellowcanine   Nov-08-08 11:28 AM   #49 
  - No.  gtar100   Nov-08-08 11:28 AM   #50 
  - yes  Two Americas   Nov-08-08 12:11 PM   #51 
  - Obama deserves 100% freedom to choose his own inner circle  creeksneakers2   Nov-08-08 01:36 PM   #54 
  - The power of the gatekeeper is inversely proportional to the IQ of the Pres.  kristopher   Nov-08-08 01:40 PM   #55 
  - If you consider yourself an old woman at 55, you are clearly  Rydz777   Nov-08-08 02:21 PM   #57 
  - I just think anybody that thinks Rahm is going to control Obama is not paying attention.  bemildred   Nov-08-08 02:55 PM   #58 
  - look at how corrupt the party is  natrat   Nov-09-08 04:55 AM   #59 
  - Blue dogs owe him their hides  TorchesAndPitchforks   Nov-09-08 07:38 AM   #60 
  - Hmm, that's a very, very interesting point.  kath   Nov-09-08 12:41 PM   #75 
  - Anyone who tries to screw with the new president is going to end up  TOJ   Nov-09-08 08:16 AM   #62 
  - I bet Rahm had a hand in Harry finally standing up to Holy Joe  TOJ   Nov-09-08 08:18 AM   #63 
  - Obama is no progressive.  Dj13Francis   Nov-09-08 08:36 AM   #65 
  - Rahm Emanuel  italiangirl   Nov-09-08 08:53 AM   #67 
  - Welcome to DU!  bemildred   Nov-09-08 09:12 AM   #68 
  - Nobody knows.. but I trust Obama. We all need to WAIT. eom  wroberts189   Nov-09-08 10:09 AM   #70 
  - N.O.  TankLV   Nov-09-08 10:29 AM   #71 
  - The right-wing hate him, the left wing doesn't trust him.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-09-08 10:29 AM   #72 
  - Rahm=passing legislation=CHANGE  PinkoDonkey   Nov-09-08 10:38 AM   #73 
  - no  charles t   Nov-09-08 11:15 AM   #74 
  - My answer - it's too soon to tell if we are being screwed  truedelphi   Nov-09-08 12:44 PM   #77 
  - Ending the war and bringing the troops home should be  az chela   Nov-09-08 01:39 PM   #78 
  - How can DUers be so ignorant about the role of Chief of Staff  Turn CO Blue   Nov-09-08 02:48 PM   #79 
  - What were his investments? I'd like to know what his vested interests  happydreams   Nov-09-08 05:00 PM   #80 
  - freakin far left BS  democracy1st   Nov-09-08 05:15 PM   #81 
  - Emmanuel votes with House Democrats 98.5% of the time:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-11-08 09:19 AM   #82 
  - I wonder if agreeing to put DLC types in high positions was the price  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-13-08 08:45 AM   #83 
  - You don't have to bribe someone to do something they would have done willingly  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 10:33 AM   #84 
     - And that's why both H. Clinton and Obama were my last choices for the nomination  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 12:43 PM   #85 
        - And yet they earned the most and second most number of votes from Democratic voters  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 01:19 PM   #87 
           - Since the MSM acted as if H.Clinton and Obama were the only candidates,  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 01:30 PM   #88 
              - Google news has over 15,000 hits about john Edwards in Janauary 2008:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 01:54 PM   #89 
                 - Yeah, as compared to how many for Clinton and Obama, and how many  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 02:01 PM   #90 
                    - Randy Crow didn't get much press coverage. Did he deserve as much coverage as Obama or Clinton?  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 03:26 PM   #91 
                       - Oh, now you're just getting snide  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 04:25 PM   #92 
                          - Crow ran as a Democrat in 2008:  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 04:48 PM   #94 
                             - Then shame on him for switching parties or for being a stealth Republican  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 06:08 PM   #95 
                                - Cindy Sheehan and Cynthia McKinney are two other party switchers who deserve shame  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 07:05 PM   #96 
                                   - Shame? Not at all. At least they didn't go all right wing  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 07:22 PM   #97 
                                      - They both ran trying to steal votes away from Democrats, causing the remote possibility of  Freddie Stubbs   Nov-14-08 07:29 PM   #98 
                                         - Cynthia McKinney had no chance of winning or even being a spoiler  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 08:35 PM   #101 
  - I'm disappointed, but not really surprised  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-14-08 04:30 PM   #93 
  - I think we're over-analyzing the transition.  mwb970   Nov-14-08 07:38 PM   #99 
  - Look: Obama is NOT a stupid person. He has studied Lincoln, FDR, LBJ and Kennedy CLOSELY...  TankLV   Nov-14-08 08:49 PM   #102 
  - Double down on these issues...  Oldenuff   Nov-15-08 12:17 AM   #103 

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