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justinaforjustice Donating Member (519 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-26-09 04:01 PM
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99. Emanuel Is a Sleazy Corporate Lobbyist, Obama Chose Him. But...
I couldn't agree more with your critique of Emanuel. He represents the corporate wing of the Democratic Party and the saner wing of the Republican Party, many of whom now support the DLC Taken together, these groups form the Democorporate or Republidem Party. Unfortunately, we are discovering that Obama too is a Republidem. Obama-Emanuel would be very happy to destroy the progressive wing of the Democratic Party so they and their corporate buddies can reign supreme in untroubled serenity.

But, forming an alliance with Grover Norquist, whose own goal is to destroy progressives, indeed all Democrats, just to attack Rahm on a fairly collateral issue, however factually justified, in hopes of bringing Rahm down is a diversion from our main job of keeping the progressive congressional reps united in supporting a stronger bill and electing progressive Dems to replace the Blue Dogs that Rahm put in office while head of the DCCC and to replace the conservadems in the Senate, to whom Rahm and Obama pander.

I'm sure Jane realizes that Attorney General Holder has no intention of investigating Rahm, with or without the signature of Grover Norquist. Nor will Congress do so. The demand letter is meaningless.

But, as a result of signing the demand letter with Norquist, Jane has created a serious division among those who oppose the Senate Bill and very much want to work for an improved bill with the public option, if not single-payer. That this division has been created is clear from the many, many posts on Dailykos and DU taking sides on the issue of Jane and Norquist.

So instead of debating how we are going to keep the progressive congressional reps strong and how we can find and elect more progressive Dems and truly destroy Rahm's power, we are debating Jane, Grover and Rahm. Jane has thus weakened her own credibility among some progressives, when we need so much to speak with one voice to pass a decent health bill.

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