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theboss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 09:41 AM
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42. You post a thread attacking him as a hack
And you are surprised that people are defending him?

He is a truly awesome politician who is in a purely political role.

And he no longer in the House to screw up good bills.
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  -Rahm Emanuel is a centrist hack. mhatrw  Nov-07-08 12:28 AM   #0 
  - he was ruthless  bigtree   Nov-07-08 12:30 AM   #1 
  - 100% on pro-choice. What a nightmare!  EmilyAnne   Nov-07-08 12:33 AM   #4 
  - That crafty bastard. Can't trust 'im. Too DLC. nt  Occam Bandage   Nov-07-08 12:36 AM   #6 
  - When he goes against "the party", which way does he go?  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 01:23 AM   #12 
     - 95-98% voting with the party  bigtree   Nov-07-08 08:35 AM   #39 
  - ...and he's a great choice for Chief of Staff.  MercutioATC   Nov-07-08 12:31 AM   #2 
  - he's out of congress and not in a policy position  liberal texan   Nov-07-08 12:32 AM   #3 
  - Ah. So you're saying you're very happy with Obama's decision  Occam Bandage   Nov-07-08 12:34 AM   #5 
  - I don't think he will  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-07-08 12:36 AM   #7 
  - Wouldn't it be scary if David Broder is the secret of Dem success  eleny   Nov-07-08 12:36 AM   #8 
  - The GOP agrees with you  Pigwidgeon   Nov-07-08 12:39 AM   #9 
  - The GOP hates every Dem left of Lieberman and they don't like Lieberman.  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 01:20 AM   #10 
     - You didn't check out the GOP website, did you?  Pigwidgeon   Nov-07-08 06:59 PM   #67 
     - You advance progressive causes with baby steps  Tallison   Nov-07-08 07:14 PM   #69 
  - We sure don't want that kind of skill at Chief of Staff.  TexasObserver   Nov-07-08 01:21 AM   #11 
  - Agreed. n/t  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 01:23 AM   #13 
  - That's the hope  tkmorris   Nov-07-08 05:06 AM   #23 
  - Yeah! what we need in that job is someone with...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 01:42 AM   #14 
  - Not what I said.  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 03:22 AM   #15 
     - I can think of people who stuck out their neck. I can think of people who get stuff done  davepc   Nov-07-08 03:30 AM   #16 
     - What makes what you said and what I have said mutually exclusive?  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 03:35 AM   #17 
        - You post a thread attacking him as a hack  theboss   Nov-07-08 09:41 AM   #42 
     - I know, but you said it in the midst of all this...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 05:13 AM   #25 
     - Much like the OP.  LanternWaste   Nov-07-08 08:22 AM   #38 
     - then let;'s hear your pick. and presumably you realize that it's a very  cali   Nov-07-08 09:47 AM   #48 
  - 'Hack', Ma'am, Means a Person Of Pedestrian And Middling Talent And Skill  The Magistrate   Nov-07-08 03:38 AM   #18 
  - You are of course correct.  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 03:43 AM   #19 
     - Neither Term Quite Applies Either, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Nov-07-08 03:52 AM   #20 
     - I was referencing Mack the Knife.  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 03:56 AM   #21 
        - Well, Ma'am, If It Is Mr. Brecht You Want....  The Magistrate   Nov-07-08 04:06 AM   #22 
           - Thanks for reminding me again why I never tussle with you, Sir.  shadowknows69   Nov-07-08 05:09 AM   #24 
              - I was just gonna say:  Marrah_G   Nov-07-08 07:27 AM   #34 
     - I can't think of too many better terms, but...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 05:23 AM   #26 
        - A Casual Reader, Sir, Might Easily Take The Impression You Dislike President Obama's Chief Of Staff  The Magistrate   Nov-07-08 05:48 AM   #29 
        - Oh, no. Quite the opposite...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 06:15 AM   #31 
           - Apparatchik is certainly derogative, and not at all representative of his skill.  Occam Bandage   Nov-07-08 10:02 AM   #52 
              - I don't know if I would take Wikipedia's word for it...  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 06:29 PM   #66 
        - I should have said cutthroat instead of hack. n/t  mhatrw   Nov-07-08 03:56 PM   #59 
           - He is, but maybe "fixer" is the word I was trying to remember.  TreasonousBastard   Nov-07-08 06:26 PM   #65 
  - I don't care about his policy positions -- other than foreign policy  HamdenRice   Nov-07-08 05:42 AM   #27 
  - centrist? repubs say partisan  medeak   Nov-07-08 05:47 AM   #28 
  - and God forbid  formercia   Nov-07-08 06:11 AM   #30 
  - Yes. He's So Centrist That He's Voted With The Dems 98% Of The Time.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Nov-07-08 06:34 AM   #32 
  - that would actually make him right-of-center  leftofthedial   Nov-07-08 07:33 AM   #36 
     - Exactly!!!!  bvar22   Nov-07-08 09:37 AM   #40 
     - of course it does  bigtree   Nov-07-08 09:43 AM   #43 
     - I'd rather keep reaching for that pie in the sky rather than much around in the shit we're in now  FarceOfNature   Nov-07-08 05:21 PM   #64 
     - using the congressional "democrats" of the last 8 years as cover  leftofthedial   Nov-07-08 05:06 PM   #61 
     - EXACTLY!  FarceOfNature   Nov-07-08 05:19 PM   #63 
  - Obama is no wimp - I think he knows what he is doing and he is a practical visionary  dmordue   Nov-07-08 06:35 AM   #33 
  - Yes, except  LWolf   Nov-07-08 07:31 AM   #35 
  - By being too ruthlessly efficient?  theboss   Nov-07-08 09:46 AM   #47 
     - By putting the DLC in a position of influence. nt  LWolf   Nov-07-08 07:09 PM   #68 
  - he has an awful lot of corporate/wallstreet baggage  leftchick   Nov-07-08 07:36 AM   #37 
  - Here's the dirty little secret: Both parties need a Tom Delay  theboss   Nov-07-08 09:44 AM   #45 
  - That's because he's DLC  notsodumbhillbilly   Nov-07-08 10:08 AM   #56 
  - And the White House will run like Pittsburgh in 1943 because of him  theboss   Nov-07-08 09:39 AM   #41 
  - nwmhtt  spanone   Nov-07-08 09:44 AM   #44 
  - Rahm is Obama's hammer.  Alter Ego   Nov-07-08 09:44 AM   #46 
  - Prior to attempting to destroy the Democratic Party from within, he was an investment banker,  greyhound1966   Nov-07-08 09:48 AM   #49 
  - Not everyone is going to love every Obama appointment  BreatheOnMe   Nov-07-08 09:59 AM   #50 
  - The fact that DU hates this guy...makes me want to give him a shot. Lol. nt  India3   Nov-07-08 10:01 AM   #51 
  - NO...he's a right-wing hack.  western mass   Nov-07-08 10:02 AM   #53 
  - Voting Dem 98% of the time makes him a right-wing hack? Who knew?  Occam Bandage   Nov-07-08 10:03 AM   #54 
  - I'm choosing to trust Obama on this one  tavalon   Nov-07-08 10:04 AM   #55 
  - But he's our centrist hack!  struggle4progress   Nov-07-08 03:16 PM   #57 
  - Waaa waaa waaaa...would you rather we go back in time and elect McCain? n/t  darkism   Nov-07-08 03:17 PM   #58 
  - Overheard from Mitch McConnell's office:  jrandom421   Nov-07-08 04:21 PM   #60 
  - Rahm is an asshole, but, when your president is a decent guy, you need  DailyGrind51   Nov-07-08 05:12 PM   #62 
  - See NY Times artcle on Obama's centrist trend  Augdog20   Nov-08-08 06:15 PM   #70 
 

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