Skip to comments.Rahm Emanuel: Self-hating Jew or peace-broker? ('he's a jerk')
Posted on 07/31/2009 9:15:04 AM PDT by Cinnamon GirlEdited on 07/31/2009 10:07:21 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON - When I ask a liberal American Jew involved in politics what he thinks of the claim that Rahm Emanuel is an anti-Israeli fifth column in the Obama administration, he laughs. "So, do they really think in Israel that Rahm Emanuel, David Axelrod, Dan Shapiro, Mara Rudman, Dennis Ross and the other good American Jews who work with Obama are a fifth column?" And then he says slowly, like someone explaining something to a person who has difficulty understanding: "How many times do you have to be told ... "
"... that you love us?" I try to complete the sentence.
"No. That your policy is screwed up." The most interesting stories about Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, are recounted with the recording device turned off. "He has a good memory, and I don't want a dead fish delivered to me," snickers one of interviewees. Emanuel once sent a dead fish to a pollster who predicted a significant gap to the detriment of the candidate for whom Emanuel was working then, at the beginning of his impressive career.
While associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are convinced that Emanuel is inciting the U.S. president against Israel behind the scenes - and providing the amateurish psychological explanation that he is "a Jew consumed by self-hatred" - people in Washington who disapprove of his conduct don't look for profound psychological motives. Indeed, some sum up their viewpoint simply by saying: "He's a jerk."
With his coarse short-temperedness, Emanuel stands out even in a city like Washington, D.C, about which Obama himself once said, quoting president Harry S. Truman: "They say if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog."
Rahm Emanuelle is a hyperactive lunatic. He doesn’t even know why he does what he does but America will suffer for it if it gets implemented
He is a self hating Jew but is so busy with his socialist power grab that he could care less
Maybe... But definitely a sociopath.
My money is on closet queer with severe daddy issues.
Daddy doesn’t approve of his queer ballernia son.
Daddy loves Israel, fought for it.
Ergo, son hates Israel.
The really disturbing thing is that his brother Zeke, from what I've read, almost makes him look normal.
I don’t think one can make a real distinction between hating Israel and hating Jews. Israel is, in today’s world, essential to the survival of the Jewish peope, so to wish for the state to be destroyed is to seek the destruction of all Jews.
Exactly. I just watched “One Day in September” again on Tisha B’Av. No country will look out for us the way Israel will.
Anti-Semitism doesn’t go away; it seems to be more accepted now, among what are supposed to be decent people, than 20 years ago.
The state of Israel is important both as a symbol and as a geographic reality.
With his coarse short-temperedness, Emanuel stands out even in a city like Washington, D.C.Because of the tax evasion?
Rahm is a putz who works for a schmuck.
He’s a kapo..
Do you mean he's the only top tier Obama appointee who has not been linked to tax evasion? (LOL!!!)