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Posted on 01/12/2012 8:16:45 AM PST by PBRCat
According to some child psychologists, there is a demonstrable tendency among children who have been victimized by bullies to progress to becoming aggressors themselves. Another symptom associated with bullies is a pronounced tendency for such persons to also be braggarts. It does make you wonder. What exactly happened on the playground at recess when Rahm Emanuel was growing up?
When it was announced that Bill Daley was leaving the position of White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel came to the defense of his successor at the White House. Emanuel was quoted as saying, Historically, the modern Chief of Staff is an 18 month job. It is a grinding job. Its exciting! But basically every problem, before it gets to the Oval Office sits at that desk. So thats the historic norm. I lasted past the 18 months. Bill didnt.
If this was an attempt to defend Daleys service, why toss in a gratuitous insult?
Like many of his utterances, Emanuels statement was a mixture of truths and falsehoods. Emanuel could not resist noting that his tenure was longer than that of Daley. Of course, Emanuel elided past the fact that the average term for White House Chiefs of Staff is actually two and a half years and he, himself, did not match that length of service. When Emanuel choreographed his own lavish retirement ceremony at the White House, not a word was said about the persistent rumors that he was being outfitted to wear the jacket for the anticipated loss of the Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives. The polling data was clear for months. The sudden decision of Chicagos longest serving mayor, Richard M. Daley, to retire provided Emanuel with a golden parachute and he jumped before he was pushed out.
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According to some child psychologists,
When figuring out what motivates Liberals, the outer limits are always a good place to start.
That's what they called in the old days "getting toughened up" and "learning to stand up for yourself" and yes, it was considered a good thing. But it seems the left is determined to turn us into a nation of limp wristed wimps. God forbid we ever have to fight another real war...
It can be a good thing to learn how to toughen up and fight for yourself. It can be a bad thing when you target smaller and weaker persons. Emanuel is a bad apple. He is another politician who has profiteered off of his public service.
Yes, and they Don’t like conservatives.