Skip to comments.Rahm: I never believed in bipartisanship
Posted on 11/16/2010 6:11:37 PM PST by george76
Is the left's enduring caricature of Rahm Emanuel -- as the primary advocate for the White House's futile and self-damaging quest for bipartisanship -- all wrong?
In a new book, Rahm claims he privately argued to Obama that he shouldn't pursue bipartisan support for health reform, because it would take too much time, instead insisting that the lesson of Clinton's failure to pass reform was that it was imperative to put a premium on getting it done quickly. That cuts strongly against the image of Rahm as the chief internal advocate of the White House's strategy of deal-making and accommodation with Republicans.
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I wish more of the GOP were equally ruthless.
I agree with Rhambo on this one. Wouldn’t bipartisanship (except in times of war) just produce a bunch of moderates? More or less one party?
I may be simple, but I think politicians should clearly state their beliefs, and stand or fall by them. There are two parties, and that should mean two clear and different choices.
He agrees with Limbaugh. And for a change, he admits it.
Time to get there,,for our country, our children and our grandchildren...
I can finally agree with him about something.
If your opponent is going the wrong way and you meet him halfway...... which way are you going? We have not seen a single GOP President since Ronaldus Magnus that is willing to tell the rats that they are wrong. Whichever GOP candidate figures this out wins in 2012.
So, which delusion libtards in the MSM ever had THIS "image?" News to me.
You hear Gov Bobby Jindal on Hannity yesterday? He said when 0bama and Rahm arrived to meet with them about the oil spill that Rahm spewed obscenities at Jindal’s chief of staff. Real class act.
Rahm never believed in anything. He’s the poster boy for unprincipled Might Makes Right. So, for once he’s honest. He never believed.
Funny, I don’t remember any deal-making and accomodations being made with/for Republicans. As I recall, they had to dealmake and accomodate to get their own Democrat Party members on board. Somebody is re-writing history again!
I agree 100%.
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Hey Rahm...We feel the same way about hanging u commie ba$tards after we take back the country....but luckily for u..the Constitution will stand in our way and you'll get a trial...
We always said its RAHM it through, even as progressives complained about his blue dogs and bipartisanship.
I think Rahm is one of the biggest jerks in America. However, he is right about bi-partisanship. Give credit where credit is due. Bi-partisanship has consistently taken the progressives where they wanted to go, albeit a little slower than they would have liked. It has done nothing for conservatism.
Rahm still smoking crack, I see.
Thanks - I would think it would be rather liberating, as a politician, to not have to adjust the content of your speeches depending on your audience. Nobody can, or should, be all things to all people.
>>He agrees with Limbaugh. And for a change, he admits it.<<
I may despise him, but at least he is honest about his hate for the USA.