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.
What the eff planet is the ComPost on? It was the most partisan effort of a whole slew of partisan efforts. They held private meetings, locked republicans out, and shoved this down Americas throat on a partisan vote. They even broke congressional rules to do so.
Rahm: Win at all cost with no regard for the damage to the economy.
Have fun in Chicago, Putz!
One thing I noticed about Rahm was that his fingernails are bitten down so short that it looks painful. When he first started shaking hands in the subway stations in Chicago a little while ago, he put his hand on someone’s shoulder and I was quite shocked to see his nails. I don’t think I have ever seen that before....he must be a very up-tight fellow.
neither do I Rahm.
Rahm and me, agree! Me neither!
OMG !!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY!!!!!!!!!
I was starting to find Governor Jindal interesting. Now I wonder if I should be disappointed.
Manners were much better when rudeness was likely to provoke a response that at once gave satisfaction and deterrence against repetition of the offense.
Can you imagine what would have happened if Rahm acted like this toward Governors John Connolly, Huey long, or George Wallace.
I know what would have happened had he been close to Governor J.Bracken Lee of Utah. Brack would have personally beat him until he apologized.
Since the punk wannabe bullies, like the Rahms of the day knew this to be so , it was rarely needed.
People separated in time , distance , and experience might wonder if the threat was real. I have a basis for this knowing this to be a fact.
Yes I know, another day another time, but Jindal complaining on TV begs the question.
What did you do in response?
Now I have something in common with Rahm!
No compromise with Democrats. Period.
Partisanship, partisanship, partisanship!
No compromise with progressive, communist phalluses.
Totalitarianism is diametrically opposed to bipartisanship.
Guess the closest Rahm got to BIpartisMANship is when
he got in the shower with the tickler-wrestler.
Come to think of it - is the ballerina married?
Bizarre. Who ever even suggested that this was the case?
Rahm Emanuel = Frank Nitti in a cheaper suit.
Totalitarianism is what the Democrats have been doing for four years. Remember the words of the President when he said, “I won”, in answer to a call for bipartisanship by REpublicans.
No compromise with Democrats means stick to ones’ guns and do not give in to their demands for leftward movement.
No compromise with Democrats does not mean totalitarianism, it means not becoming poisoned with their demogogic
rantings and setting up loyal opposition to their mischief.
4-term "Congressman (gag) Rahm" was beatified as the man who masterminded Dems takeover of Congress and WH.
AND GET THIS Cong Rahm ran "Our Common Values PAC" and chaired the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee 2006-07.
Rahm had Dems winning in solid Republican districts running as "true believers."
The GOOD NEWS is ALL those Rahmified Dems are gone in the blitz of Nov 2.
NEXT UP FOR EXPULSION---OBAMA Rahm duped the voters again and again----he had Maoist Candidate Ohaha saying things like, "I want to be another Reagan."
” he had Maoist Candidate Ohaha saying things like, “I want to be another Reagan.”
At least Obaba is a dual citizen
“bipartisanship” is to Democrats what “detente” was to the Soviets. It didn’t mean there was any intention to give ground. It was just the seductive siren call to the squishy moderates that the enemy means us no harm.
To her credit....Laura skewered Jindal...and told him..she thought he was wrong. Obama isn't a smart guy at all....
Now I happen to think Jindal was just trying to be nice...but I agree with Ingraham. It's a myth that Obama is a smart man. And that myth is being exposed over and over....