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danielet Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:14 PM
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Ron Emanuel is an A+ choice for Obama
To think that I called Ron Emanuel during the 2006 election and called him an "asshole" for sending a flier to all Dems in my district asking for support for putting women in Congress. It showed four women in Midwest States and not a word about Ms. Stender, the Dem Congress candidate in my districts. But, hey, Dems do a lot of dumb things-- it's in their genes. PERHAPS THAT IS WHY A MAN LIKE EMANUEL IS SUCH A TERRIFIC IDEA FOR CHIEF-OF-STAFF FOR OBAMA. He has done so many stupid things that he indeed learned the ways of Wash DC. As Obama gets pushed by Dem Congress leaders here or there, only chutzpah Emanuel can say: Nope, been there, did that dumb thing...I know where it leads...just say NO!"

Under the tough guy bravado is a brilliant and sensitive guy. After all, unlike McCain who left the military to be in politics and get even (as he did with MIA families), Emanuel left a ballet career for politics. He lived through the "Oh oh, I shouldn't have done that" school of Clinton hard knocks where he was a policy adviser. There he showed that under the: "I'll kick your ass and pass my toes through your eye sockets (only a nimble ballerina man can do that)," there is a sensitive daddy of girls pushed around by a Jewish wife ( AND THOUGH JEWISH WIVES ARE SMART, DEVOTED TO FAMILY AND, MORE OFTEN RIGHT THAN WRONG, THEY SURE NEVER LET YOU FORGET THAT). COME TO THINK OF IT MICHELLE OBAMA IS ALSO A TAKING NO-NONSENSE FROM HER MAN KIND OF WOMAN. SO MAYBE EMANUEL AND OBAMA ARE REALLY JOINED BY A LONG ASSOCIATION TRYING TO GAIN SOME DEGREES OF FREEDOM FROM STRONG WOMEN....AND CERTAINLY A STRONG WOMAN IS NANCY PELOSI WHO TAKES "NO" AS A SIGNAL TO EAT YOU WHOLE (DON'T GET ME WRONG, I FELL IN LOVE WITH PELOSI WHEN WE WORKED TOGETHER DURING THE TIENANMEN SQUARE CRISIS IN THE LATE 1980S).

We must all think BALANCE. Obama wants to be the CONSENSUS President of ALL Americans. He wants to bring Dems and Reps together on his ECONOMY, HEALTH and WAR policies SO THAT WE ALL PULL IN THE SAME DIRSTION-- AND MOST REPS (MANY OF WHOM VOTED FOR HIM) ARE READY TO DO JUST THAT. To accomplish these goals he has to bring on board a lot of savvy activists-- maybe even Hillary.

BUT HOMELAND SECURITY IS A TOTALLY SCUMBAG BUREAUCRACY, CREATED TO MEET BUSH'S SCUMBAG NEEDS WHEN HE FAILED TO CATCH THE IRRESPONSIBLE VULNERABILITY OF OUR AIRLINERS. USING THE HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAUCRACY AS A POLITICAL TOOL AS ROVE'S GOBBLES-LIKE FEAR MACHINE, BUSH HAD US CONDITIONED LIKE PAVLOV'S DOGS TO COLOR SIGNALS AND OBLIVIOUS TO THEIR FASCIST TENDENCIES. SO IF OBAMA PUTS A SCUMBAG CONGRESSWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA WHO SERVED AS A SHILL FOR BUSH IN THIS ENDEAVOR-- EVEN AGAINST SENATOR GRAHAM OF FLORIDA, HEAD OF SENATE INTEL COMMITTEE-- THEN HE'S MAKING HIS FIRST REALLY DUMB MISTAKE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HER VIEWS, ONLY THAT SHE LAYED DOWN FOR BUSH AND TO ME THAT'S THE OLD KIND OF POLITICS THAT SHREDS THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

I DEEPLY BELIEVE THAT EMANUEL IS A DEVOTEE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND PERSONAL FREEDOMS. BUT UNLESS THE HEAD OF THIS ABSURD HOMELAND SECURITY-- A HOLE THROUGH WHICH A LOT OF DOLLARS WENT INTO OBLIVION-- AND OBAMA APPOINTS TO IT A SLIMY CONGRESSWOMAN WHO LAYED DOWN FOR BUSH, THEN HE'LL HEAR IT FROM A LOT OF DEMS THAT WORKED THEIR HEARS OUT AND EMPTIED THEIR WALLETS ASSUMING THAT HE WOULD BRING BACK THE BILL OF RIGHTS.

BE CAREFUL BARACK, DON'T CREATE DOUBT IN YOUR JUDGMENT JUST BEFORE YOU TAKE-OVER THE GOV!!!!
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:16 PM
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1. Small nitpick - it's RAHM Emanuel. n/t
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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:16 PM
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2. Rahm, not Ron
But Rahm Emanuel is a GREAT choice, a very wise choice, Emanuel is a leg-breaker, he will ensure that President Obama gets his agenda through Congress.

Rahm Emanuel and President Obama are also great friends.

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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:16 PM
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3. His name is Rahm...
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danielet Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:24 PM
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21. Rahm, Ron-- so what?
There are guys dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for your rights. The issue is not Rahm or than he is called "Ron" by many in Congress. And, though he was not, what does it matter that he never served in the Israeli Army? First, if he goes there on a visit he is vulnerable to immediate conscription. Secondly, he is an impeccably devoted man to truth and freedom in America-- his Orthodox Jewish cultural background forces him to so advocate for his American children's future as well as for all of us. HE IS A GREAT CHOICE and his ties to Israel are as relevant as mine to Romania. It is roots, but the US is for both of us, our AMERICAN children's future.

EJ Dionne brilliantly characterized the Bush era: A LONG VACATION FROM COMPLEXITY. That is also how Dem politicos lied and cheated when confronted with the New Left. As Dems, we all have to decide if we will be different, serious, responsible and complex. I don't think posting on DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND is like "texting" crap on your cell phone. It is especially important to be vigilant while others are VOLUNTARILY dying for your freedom and security-- at least that's why many volunteered. Yet we Dems won on the economy as if those poor suckers don't exist. McCain, at least, whether he meant it or not, put forward in his campaign those who live and die for US, the US...Emanuel, I can assure you, accepted the self-destructive job of Chief-of-Staff, in deference to these heroes in the field. Can you pleas at least communicate with some seriousness, please.

My joy is, I confess, learning all I can about what's new in molecular biology, where our survival will lie. This hunt-and-peck crap is not it. So please don't degrade my seriousness with triviality, not for my sake but for yours. Thank you.

P.S. Joe the Plummer was twice on welfare...perhaps that shows you how wedded to lies are politicos....Be weary, be serious, be free!
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:22 PM
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4. "Ron Emanuel is an A+ choice for Obama"
Computer says "no".

Rahm Emanuel is a veteran of the Israeli army.

What's A+ about that?

This train's going off the tracks real quick...
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:33 PM
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8. He was never in the Israeli army
Get your facts straight.
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:40 PM
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12. Correct
But he was a civilian volunteer at an Israeli military base.
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:40 PM
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13. You're right.
He was a 'civilian volunteer' in the IDF.

Whatever that means.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 03:03 PM
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15. If you knew that
why did you lie?
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 06:43 PM
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16. I didn't lie. I made a mistake. Why are you accusing me of lying?
I fixed my mistake with a few key strokes.

What's the difference between members of the IDF & volunteers?



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...of J.Temperance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:36 PM
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11. Vote for the WTF post of the day, when you say:
"Rahm Emanuel is a veteran of the Israeli army"

HUH? WRONG!
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:30 PM
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5. If you believe that, that's your business.
He's a jerk IMO but maybe he can be put to a worthwhile use.
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:31 PM
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6. WALL OF CAPS IS ALWAYS VERY CONVINCING.
BUT THEN AGAIN I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN IN FAVOR OF ROD IMMANUEL
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:34 PM
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9. IMMANUEL LEWIS WILL MAKE A GREAT CHEIF OF STAFF!!!!11!!!!
ASSOOMING HE'S TALL ENOUGH TO REACH THE DESK IN HIS OFFICE !1!!!!!11 :rofl:
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MarjorieG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:33 PM
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7. Key down on the escaping strong woman stuff.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:34 PM
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10. Anti semitic AND horribly sexist -- wtf is wrong with you?
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 02:56 PM
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14. Oh boy....
Hi there. Welcome to DU. A bit late I know but we've never crossed paths before. Now that we've got that out of the way, let me offer you a little friendly advice. No sarcasm at all, I really do mean to be helpful.

First of all, spell check. I know, I know, it seems silly, but people really will respond better to your posts if they are at least spelled correctly. Some people (and I admit I am one) will notice straightaway if your spelling is poor, and deduct points from any argument you make because of it. Second, and more important actually, turn off the caps lock key. Seriously, remove the thing from your keyboard if the urge is too strong. Pry it off and microwave it on high for about 8 minutes. Caps are fine used sparingly to emphasize single words perhaps, but any more than that and you sound like a refugee from 4chan and we wouldn't want that now would we?

Again, welcome to DU. We are glad to have you.
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danielet Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:10 PM
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18. Thanks for advice
But you see I can't type and am a bit old and don't hit the keys right. I do use spell check but don't have the time to go further as politics is no more than a civic duty for me. I am most concerned that this nation may be looking for scapegoats and do fear that the neocons-- pretending that they speak for ALL Jews-- may have fueled anti-Semitism as much as I saw it in Europe as a child. Now, if you can't get past the spelling and can't see that the caps are screaming "fire, fire fire!" then what can I say. If Dems are as phony as Reps-- and they may well be-- and do not alarm at cabinet posts for the likes of Lieberman-- Jane Harman-- then you get what you deserve. It will take a bit more than what's left of my lifetime to see this horror reach irreversibly. But you will live, Mr. Morris, to suffer from it (assuming you are <50!

So thanks for the advice, but I am not doing brain surgery here and if you can't get past form to content, I'm sorry for you. I did my duty for Obama and am doing my duty to site the smell of smoke on day #3. If, when I was at UC Berkley in the 60s, the New Left had it right that Dems are only "wishy-washy liberals," then we are doomed. If Harman (or however you spell it, I'm not writing a prescription so I count on you to grasp my point) is made Sec. of Homeland Security, then it is indeed four more years of Bush exactly where she laid down for him and together they violated the Constitution. Anyone who dismisses this as "anti-Semitism" dons on a neocon cap at his/her own peril. I did my duty for the Jewish Americans that welcomed me into THEIR America and who taught America not to be racist. They don't deserve to be blamed for neocon ex-Leninist fascists-- especially not as 78% took a chance on Obama with ML King's words on their minds.

Now there, I used spell-check so I hope you read my post with an open mind like the American Jews of my generation-- your profs in all universities!
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:17 PM
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20. Harmon is being tapped for Homeland Security possibly?
That is a little troublesome if so.
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pirate_satellite Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 06:58 PM
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17. RON JEREMY IS TEH FAVORITE CHEIF OF STAFF -nt-
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:10 PM
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19. Hmmm. I kinda like Ron better than Rahm. Oh but wait...Don is
even better. Don Emanuel. Yeah that sounds better. The Don. hmmm.
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danielet Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:25 PM
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23. Now that's funny!!!
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-08 07:25 PM
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22. if you are a DLCer, anyway. nt.
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