Democrats in worse shape than in '94, new index showsHow IDIOTIC can president Barack Obama be? After spending the entire 2 years leading up to election 2008 pledging and promising Democratic, Independent, and moderate Republican voters that he would deliver "CHANGE!" as the top priority of his presidency, Obama instead foolishly and treacherously selected RAHM EMANUEL to be his White House Chief of Staff on, literally, the day after his (Obama's) election 2008 victory night celebrations!
Voter Confidence Index, a new measure from MSNBC.com, shows Democrats poised for significant losses. Full story - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39333049/ns/politics-decision_2010/
Rahm Emanuel is a JOE LIEBERMAN clone - a RADICAL RIGHT-WING TREASURY LOOTING Golddamn-Sachs, Big Finance toady and NEO-CON WARMONGER - exactly the people who were RUNNING the Bush & Cheney despised presidency and Right-Wing Republican government!
Not only was Emanuel in general a Right-Wing Republican warmonger and Big Finance swindler posing as a "Liberal Democrat," but Emanuel had more than a taint of Big Finance corruption and scandal hanging over him, when, in November 2008, Obama foolishly selected the Chicago Neo-Con appartchik and Big Finance hit man to be his, Obama's, Chief of Staff!
Emanuel Was Director Of Freddie Mac During ScandalNeedless to say, IF candidat Barack Obama had told his "Liberal" and Democratic 'core voters' "I will appoint ROBERT RUBIN's 'Golddamn-Sachs uber alles' proteges and minions to staff my presidency's ENTIRE economics team - and we will CONTINUE Bush & Cheney's radical RIGHT-WING economics policies, and indeed, we will give TRILLIONS of taxpayer "bailouts" dollars away to Goddamn-Sachs, JP Morgan-Chase, Citi-bank, AIG, and other failed, bankrupt, corrupt Wall Street 'financial institutions' - and then we will actively HELP those hedge funds and 'banks' OUTSOURCE American jobs to India, China, and Asia for the next 2 years,"
New Obama Chief of Staff, Others on Board, 'Missed' "Red Flags" of Alleged Fraud Scheme
by Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz
November 7, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama's newly appointed chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, served on the board of directors of the federal mortgage firm Freddie Mac at a time when scandal was brewing at the troubled agency and the board failed to spot "red flags," according to government reports reviewed by ABCNews.com.
...well, Barack Obama probably wouldn't have won the presidency that November 2008 evening.
But that is exactly what he proceeded to do - STACK his administration with NOTHING BUT TREACHEROUS Right-Wing Neo-Cons - Jewish war lobby warmongers and Golddamn-Sachs financial swindlers.
And, as Jane Hamsher predicted fully a year ago, "The Oncoming MASSACRE of Democratic Candidates" in election 2010 is now steamrolling down on the last vestiges of American democracy... thanks to the treacherous and deceitful, if not treasonous, Emanuel, Rubin, Summers, Gensler, Axelrod, Orszag, Bernstein, Lew, Schapiro, Sutphen (et al) Neo-Cons - Right-Wing Republicans and Israel war-lobby activists masquerading as "Democrats" - who Obama foolishly stacked his White House with.
Lessons Learned in VA, CA and NJ: Is Rahm Emanuel Orchestrating 2010 Democratic Massacre?update, Sept. 26:
By Jane Hamsher
Wednesday November 4, 2009
1993: Rahm is the architect of NAFTA**
[** note: Emanuel was not THE "architect" of NAFTA - he was just a Robert Rubin/Goddamn-Sachs toady. It was Rubin, Larry Summers, Goddamn-Sachs, and other Wall Street Treasury-looting economy killers who were the "architects of NAFTA," Emanuel was and is no more than their hired errand boy, their "Economic Hit Man" and loan-shark enforcer.]
1994: Unions stay home after NAFTA. Democratic turnout poor, Democrats give up 54 seats in House.
2005: Rahm as head of DCCC recruits pro-war Dems, threatens to cut funds for any Dem who runs opposing the war
2006: Ned Lamont beats Joe Lieberman by opposing the war, opens the floodgates for candidates to buck Rahm & fuel Democratic takeover of House. Rahm’s pro-war candidates lose.
2007: Rahm blames failure of his pet pro-war candidates on immigration. Makes Freshmen co-sponsor anti-immigrant SAVE act.
2007: SAVE Act triggers Hispanic Caucus revolt on the floor of the House
2007: Rahm demands Democratic candidates inoculate themselves against expected GOP attacks by moving to the right on immigration.” Says Hispanics “don’t vote, ignore ‘em.”
2008: Hispanics provide Obama’s margin of victory in Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado.
2009: Rahm Emanuel pushing “triggers” to kill President’s campaign promise of a public option in January
2009: Creigh Deeds reinacts Little Bighorn in Virgina after saying he’ll “opt-out” of public option and Democrats stay home
2009: Bill Owens endorses public option, pulls off surprising upset in district with GOP advantage
2009: John Garamendi defies beltway conventional wisdom that Democrat in CA-10 had to be conservative like Ellen Tausher to hold the seat, says he’ll vote against any bill that doesn’t have a public option (or has triggers), scores decisive win
2009: On behalf of banks, Rahm helps Democrats water down post-Enron investor protections in Sarbanes-Oxley
2009: Jon Corzine loses in the wake of “growing anti-Goldman [Sachs]” sentiment.”
2009: The day after the election, Senate Dems still pushing triggers.
Rahm doesn’t think about Democratic turnout. His reputation for “winning a Democratic majority” rests on his ability as a self-promoter to take credit for victories that happened in spite of him. The truth is that his “act more like Republicans” strategy just hasn’t worked out, and we’re getting whiffs of the disaster it spells for Democrats who follow it.
- "Blue Dog Obama Treats His 'Core' 'Liberal' Democratic Voters Like a Hydrant" -
- "Obama's Forgotten Base," - by Chris Hayes, The Nation magazine
- Chris Hayes even uses the word "INSIDIOUS" to describe Obama's RADICAL RIGHT-WING Emanuel-Summers-Gensler-Orszag (et al, i.e. Robert Rubin's Golddamn-Sachs uber alles minions) crew PROJECTING the LOATHING of THEIR radical right-wing economics, ON TO "Liberals' for the supposedly "Liberal over-reach" nature of Obama's presidency...
when in fact EVERYTHING Obama has done, has been to LEGITIMIZE Bush & Cheney & Wolfowitz's wars, and to ENABLE the wealthy elite to LOOT, EXTORT, and PLUNDER the American middle class (namely, in the form of billions of dollars of war spending, and TRILLIONS MORE taxpayer EXTORTED "Bailouts" dollars, with the treacherous Obama-Emanuel-Summers crew intentionally giving the American public NO oversight, NO accounting, NO RECEIPTS for our stolen, looted, bailouts trillions.