Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rahm Emanuel: 'F*** you, moonbats!'

"Intentionality," so to speak:
Turn off MSNBC. Tune out Howard Dean and Keith Olbermann. The White House has its liberal wing in hand on health care, says White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
"There are no liberals left to get" in the Senate, Emanuel said in an interview, shrugging off some noise from the likes of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) that a few liberals might bolt over the compromises made with conservative Democrats. . . .
The comments may not endear the powerful White House chief of staff to liberal activists, furious that Senate Democratic leaders, at Emanuel's urging, cut a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman to drop a federally run insurance policy option, then eliminate a Medicare buy-in proposal.
"I don’t think the White House recognizes how much trouble they're in," said one former Democratic official this morning. "I think they're miscalaculating what's happening with progressives and the left. They feel like they're being taken for granted."
"One former Democratic official" (wild guess: Robert Reich) is on the money here. The online Left hates Joe Lieberman like God hates sin, and any deal that brings Lieberman aboard is automatically a poison pill for the DKos/Firedoglake crowd.

Allahpundit says he has "no reference point for what we're seeing on the left right now." Oh, but we do: The Left's mood now very much resembles the way conservatives felt when John McCain tried to shove amnesty down our throats. Firedoglake headline:
It’s Not Governing from the Center Just Because You Talk Out of Both Sides of Your Mouth
The Left is pissed off that Democratic leaders are playing the same phony P.R. game we saw Republicans play when they were in the majority: "Pass something -- anything -- just so we can say we've passed 'reform.'"

Many conservatives may be tempted to agree with Emanuel that the "progressive netroots community" will roll over and do as they're told. But you knew things were getting sideways when Glenn Greenwald started making sense and then said "Kill the Bill."

We're on a one-way train to Crazyville, and there's no telling what happens next. Meanwhile, enjoy this MSNBC shout-fest between Dylan Rattigan and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:


  1. I feel as though I am now in Bizzaro World after watching that clip. The one thing Obama cannot have happen is losing the progressive left media. Sure he will maintain the loyal acolytes in the media like Brooks and Matthews, yet they are not loud enough to even matter. Not to mention, this left revolt might rip open the scab on the Hillary voter’s memory about the Primary and some of that anger might start oozing out. Obama could find himself at 39% by Christmas; something that even carter took 2 years to accomplish.
    "The Left is pissed off that Democratic leaders are playing the same phony P.R. game we saw Republicans play when they were in the majority: "Pass something -- anything -- just so we can say we've passed 'reform.'"
    You are spot on here. All one has to do is look at Primary turnout in 2008 for a state like NC for McCain, then look at voter turnout in NC for McCain to realize how important the base is for a candidate in a traditional Red State. How can that be different for a Blue State? McCain had more Inds and Dems vote for him when totals combined than Republicans in the General, and he fell a couple thousand votes short of taking the state.
    If Dems pass this bill (and had amnesty passed I don't think McCain would have won the nomination) Dem candidates could be facing the same type of liberal lack luster turnout in 2010 and 2012 that Rs saw with conservative in 06 and 08.
    Where this matters the most is at state level where races are decided by as little as 100 votes sometimes. Republican controlled legislatures and Governor's mansions will not bode well for the Dem party over the next 4 years b/c of the Census and redistricting. I don’t see how Dems turn this around in enough time to assuage the left that is now bailing on Obama to ensure they turnout next year (if this Bill passes)?

  2. Rattigan does not understand what a monopoly is. For example, social security and the post office are monopolies. Having numerous insurance companies competing for business is not a monopoly. It was amusing to see how "objective" this excuse for a TV station is. Probably the only time this venue has said anything negative about the annointed one.

  3. Loved it. I don't agree with his point, but I do agree with his sentiments. The are buying the opposition and using our money to do it.

  4. We know that this Bolshevik Regime is completely clueless as regards the anger being generated by their power grab. Can they be just as dense about the left? Hypothesis: there isn't really a left, right or middle in Chicago democratic politics, only brass knuckle politics. While "Progressives" aren't moral enough to have actual principles, they do have dogmatic notions that they "think" are principles. Is it possible that actually standing for something completely exceeds this “Chicago machines” comprehension skills? Is it possible they can’t imagine having beliefs that some will compromise only so far and no farther?

  5. Debbie Wasserman Schultz knows nothing. Robert Lowry will be taking her place for Florida’s US Congressional District 20 in 2010.

    I am not crazy about the way he handled it, but DWZero continues to make facial contortions and sputter in betwixt his rantings and her own ramblings…Will be so glad to see Robert Lowry in her seat in the 112th Congress.

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is finished.Be gone, Debbie, be gone!

  6. No doubt the worse federal government to date; worse than Bush which was the worse prior to 2009. And McCain would have been just as bad or worse. We need Libertarians immediately to slay this BEAST!