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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-25-09 12:34 PM
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43. I thought from the thread title that I was going to
do some flaming, but no, I agree with your point completely. He is carrying out the plans and policies of his boss. Thats why they call him Chief of Staff. If his job includes being a target of progressive criticism he will handle that too.
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  -Let's play pretend: Rahm Emanuel is gone. cali  Dec-25-09 11:46 AM   #0 
  - What sucks is  Jamastiene   Dec-25-09 11:47 AM   #1 
  - Obama's conflict avoidance/decision making problem means Rahm will stay until Rahm decides to go.  timeforpeace   Dec-25-09 12:24 PM   #37 
  - Rahm is up to his neck in causing the problems  notesdev   Dec-25-09 11:49 AM   #2 
  - That he was on the board of Freddy Mac is not de facto guilt of anything  cali   Dec-25-09 11:50 AM   #6 
     - I'm of the impression  notesdev   Dec-25-09 11:59 AM   #21 
        - well, heck yeah!!  cliffordu   Dec-25-09 12:00 PM   #22 
        - Yes indeed. He's the lobbyists, and corporations go to guy.  donheld   Dec-25-09 01:04 PM   #51 
  - Exactly.  charlyvi   Dec-25-09 11:49 AM   #3 
  - Who said anything about "Progressive?" I'd be happy with someone who has a clue.  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 11:50 AM   #4 
  - A clue about what? Evidently he's quite well versed in the intricacies  cali   Dec-25-09 11:52 AM   #8 
     - Yeah, his electoral record with the DCCC is proof of his brilliance.  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 11:53 AM   #11 
     - Which has zip all to do with what I wrote.  cali   Dec-25-09 11:55 AM   #15 
        - But it has everything to do with what I wrote. See how that works?  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:03 PM   #23 
           - no, actually I don't. your response to my post wasn't a response to what I wrote  cali   Dec-25-09 12:08 PM   #25 
              - Your whole premise was "replace him with your dream progressive." I said it's not about...  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:11 PM   #28 
                 - no, dear. my whole point is that Rahm Emanuel is following the President's  cali   Dec-25-09 12:12 PM   #30 
                    - Oh, I see. So that part about Progressivism was just a cheap shot.  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:15 PM   #32 
                    - And my point is that the next time the President might appoint someone who carries out his orders...  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:19 PM   #36 
                    - No, your underlying premise is that the COS is a neutral vessel, and that any other COS would...  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:25 PM   #38 
                       - I am a Progressive. The shot was at people who live in a little fantasy world.  cali   Dec-25-09 12:29 PM   #40 
                          - Now who's ignoring whose main premise?  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:45 PM   #46 
                          - If you're a Progressive, then why aren't you concerned that Rahmbo deep-sixed a lot of electable...  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 01:26 PM   #57 
     - Okay, how about someone who has a soul to go along with the muscle?  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:07 PM   #24 
        - A soul? What the fuck?  cali   Dec-25-09 12:11 PM   #29 
           - Okay, since you ask, a soul is "the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect...  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:14 PM   #31 
              - And who do you think you are to judge whether Rahm Emanuel or  cali   Dec-25-09 12:17 PM   #34 
                 - How do you know I'm not?  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:25 PM   #39 
                    - that's easy: I don't believe in god. n/t  cali   Dec-25-09 12:33 PM   #42 
                       - I know.  ClassWarrior   Dec-25-09 12:44 PM   #45 
  - Blaming Rahm makes the POTUS seem like a weak knee'd sniveling coward.. nt  boston bean   Dec-25-09 11:50 AM   #5 
  - Well, as long as we're playing pretend, then I say:  rateyes   Dec-25-09 11:52 AM   #7 
  - If wishes were horse, I'd be out cantering in a snowy field.  cali   Dec-25-09 11:53 AM   #9 
     - True that. That's why wingless frogs bump their asses on the ground  rateyes   Dec-25-09 11:58 AM   #18 
     - And you would be postng a lot less!  unc70   Dec-25-09 08:15 PM   #62 
  - Well, to be brutally honest,  BP2   Dec-25-09 11:53 AM   #10 
  - I'd guess both Axelrod and Jarett are more influential regarding policy than Rahm.  cali   Dec-25-09 11:55 AM   #13 
     - Agreed. but  BP2   Dec-25-09 01:54 PM   #60 
  - Sometimes, you just want a bad guy to take the fall  eleny   Dec-25-09 11:55 AM   #12 
  - When he said "make the deal" with Lieberman and destroyed the Medicare  neverforget   Dec-25-09 11:55 AM   #14 
  - What makes you think he wasn't doing what his boss wanted him to do?  cali   Dec-25-09 11:57 AM   #16 
     - That's why I am disappointed and my enthusiasm for Obama is waning.  neverforget   Dec-25-09 01:50 PM   #58 
  - Dream Progressive? I would be happy with a Democrat.  Ruby the Liberal   Dec-25-09 11:57 AM   #17 
  - Bingo. nt  rateyes   Dec-25-09 11:58 AM   #20 
  - +1  baldguy   Dec-25-09 12:09 PM   #27 
  - Cali ~ you make too much sense  goclark   Dec-25-09 11:58 AM   #19 
  - let's FIRE Lewis Sachs, from Treasury:  amborin   Dec-25-09 12:08 PM   #26 
  - I don't get it either  TorchTheWitch   Dec-25-09 12:17 PM   #33 
  - Exactly. well said.  cali   Dec-25-09 12:18 PM   #35 
  - You're right. Obama is as bad as Rahm. They both need to go.  Vidar   Dec-25-09 12:32 PM   #41 
  - Whether they do or not, they're here now. Obama is President for the next  cali   Dec-25-09 12:59 PM   #50 
  - I thought from the thread title that I was going to  BootinUp   Dec-25-09 12:34 PM   #43 
  - K & r. I agree with you and Torchthewitch in post #33. nt  jonnyblitz   Dec-25-09 12:38 PM   #44 
  - You said  DonCoquixote   Dec-25-09 12:46 PM   #47 
  - How can Rahm be gone when we're not allowed to ask for an invesigation...  Junkdrawer   Dec-25-09 12:51 PM   #48 
  - you most certainly can ask for an investigation. You can sign Mr.  cali   Dec-25-09 12:57 PM   #49 
     - No. I get it. Rove was above the law and Rahm is above the law....  Junkdrawer   Dec-25-09 01:05 PM   #52 
        - Actually, Rove didn't hold the same job as Emanuel  cali   Dec-25-09 01:09 PM   #53 
           - I'd love to chat, but I'm late for my teabagger meeting....  Junkdrawer   Dec-25-09 01:17 PM   #54 
  - firedoglake.com has petition to investigate Rahm for his actions at Freddie Mac  SandWalker1984   Dec-25-09 01:21 PM   #55 
  - Ahem (we're not allowed to post that)....  Junkdrawer   Dec-25-09 01:22 PM   #56 
  - I really hate that you're right  varelse   Dec-25-09 01:52 PM   #59 
  - In pointing that Obama is not a progressive  xchrom   Dec-25-09 02:16 PM   #61 
  - Rahm Emmanuel ain't going nowhere  WeDidIt   Dec-25-09 08:17 PM   #63 
  - Since your OP Headline is such a tease....I'll play anyway. Right  Thickasabrick   Dec-25-09 08:22 PM   #64 
  - Stop toying with me.  donco6   Dec-25-09 08:43 PM   #65 
 

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