Well, it was just MORE PURE NEO-CON LIES and TREACHERY coming out of the Post, Times, and other media outlets, because THE ONLY thing that Rahm Emanuel is actually "tough" at, is STABBING MILLIONS of Democratic voters IN THE BACK.
He is JOE LIEBERMAN ON STEROIDS, just as 2000 Democratic VP candidate Lieberman - FAVORING OVERSEAS MILITARY VOTES in the 2000 Florida recount battle OVER Florida's disenfranchised minority voters - pretty much KILLED the efforts of Democrats to have Florida minority votes (TOSSED IN the TRASH CAN, UNCOUNTED, by Jeb Bush & Katherin Harris' Florida Rethuglican NEO-SEGREGATION DISENFRANCHISEMENT vote-stealing MACHINE) counted, that would have put Vice President Al Gore in the White House.
The whole notion that Rahm Emanuel is a "TOUGH GUY" in fighting AGAINST the RIGHT-WING election-thieves, tax-cuts-for-rich, wars-of-imperialism, police-state powers, and criminal abuses of power Republicans IS A FRAUD: one can look long and hard to find ANY Emanuel CRITICISMS of DICK CHENEY or George W. Bush over the past 8 years.
Well, finally even "Obama-bot" liberals are catching on: Like his Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, President Obama is now a RIGHT-WING REPUBLICAN, MASQUERADING as a "Democrat" - SABOTAGING a genuinely democratic agenda at EVERY turn -
President Obama Loses His Base: He Just Ran Out of SlackTo repeat, this is not WEAKNESS or INCOMPETENCE on Rahm Emanuel's part: IT IS SHEER PRE-MEDITATED TREACHERY, Emanuel is a LIEBERMAN back-stabbing REPUBLICAN clone, only POSING as a Democrat on those issues which cost him nothing; Emanuel is a RUBINITE Neo-Con "investment banker" SWINDLER, he cares NO MORE for American children DENIED HEALTH CARE, than Rubin's Citi-bank and Golddamn-Sachs care for American homeowners EVICTED by PREDATORY loan terms.
by Tom Sullivan, Campaign for America's Future
Dec. 18, 2009 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-sullivan/president-obama-loses-his_b_395835.html
The media was quick to declare the Obama honeymoon over this summer. Yet supporters exhilarated by Barack Obama's stunning win in November 2008 were still willing to cut him a lot of slack. That slack just ran out.
The simplest, most comprehensive health insurance reform -- single payer -- was OFF THE TABLE before the legislative effort on the matter even started. It was replaced with an amorphous "public option." David Sirota and others like-minded called this a VIOLATION of NEGOTIATING 101: COMPROMISE comes AT THE END of the legislative process, NOT at the beginning.
Now the campaign to enact substantive health care reform HAS FOUNDERED foundered on [Emanuel's FELLOW LIKDUNIK Warmonger & Treasury-looting, and taxpayer EXTORTING Neo-Con] Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.). And on OBAMA's REFUSAL to BUST HEADS. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel instructed [ORDERED!] Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to cut a deal with Lieberman for his vote, even if it meant JETTISONING Medicare expansion and a public option -- along with cost controls, lifetime benefit caps and drug re-importation. Reid did.
SO MUCH for the 'CHIGAGO-STYLE POLITICS' Fox News warned about.