Both right and left want Rahm Emanuel’s head

Rahm Emanuel: The wolves are circling (Reuters)President Barack Obama’s sharp-tongued, often profane, chief of staff is under fire — not only from Republicans but by increasingly uneasy Democrats.

Rahm Emanuel has long had a reputation for diarhearra of the mouth and published reports that he called the efforts by fellow Democrats who questioned compromises on the health care plan “fucking retarded” has brought rebukes and questions over whether or not the former political consultant and Illinois Congressman is an asset or liability to the President.

After Emanuel’s outburst, an angry Obama ordered his Chief of Staff to immediately call the executive director of the Special Olympics and apologize for using the word “retarded.”

Republican gadfly Sarah Palin jumped into the debate with a Facebook posting:

Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the “N-word” or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities – and the people who love them – is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.

A patriot in North Andover, Massachusetts, notified me of Rahm’s “retarded” slam. I join this gentleman, who is the father of a beautiful child born with Down Syndrome, in asking why the Special Olympics, National Down Syndrome Society and other groups condemning Rahm’s degrading scolding have been completely ignored by the White House. No comment from his boss, the president?

Palin has a son with Down syndrome.

But liberals are fed up with Emanuel too.

Liberal talk show host Cenk Uygur calls Emanuel “Barack Obama’s Dick Cheney.

A right-wing group has run ads against Mr. Emanuel in his Chicago hometown.

Jane Hamsher, a prominent liberal blogger, joined forces with conservative tax activist Grover Norquist in calling for Emanuel’s resignation.


  1. twocanpete

    First Obama with the bowling comment and now Rahm with the “retards’. Wow, the guy at Special Olympics is going to be having a beer at the WH before we know it.

  2. MightyMo

    Do we really care what the Republican botfly, excuse me, gadfly Sarah Palin has to say on this or any other subject?

  3. Carl Nemo

    Rahm Emanuel is bright, “connected” and scrappy; but, is a rather crude piece of baggage. No doubt he was appointed White House “Chief of Staff” for a reason.

    He’s there for the duration because he’s no doubt a friend of the Israeli state and quite possibly an active Mossad operative who’s main job is to keep a very close eye on what’s going on in the White House filing regular reports to his handlers. I urge folks to read the Wiki bio and focus on some of his quotes over time. Needless to say the guy has both chutzpah and gravitas seemingly with our ‘elected’ leaders giving him great leeway as to how he operates and as to what he says and does. Obama’s chastizing means nothing. The damage is done and “Rahmbo” will continue to both influence and control outcomes for this nation.

    I think folks will enjoy an article from 2004 concerning a New Zealand based Mossad debacle concerning passport forging and identity theft from victims suffering form “cerebral palsy” !? Yes, Virginia they screw up just like our CIA, but less so over time. Also several links concerning this agency along with Shin Bet the equivalent of our newly emergent ‘Homeland Security’ that has higher aspirations in terms of monitoring our citizenry.

  4. woody188

    Oh but you’re not supposed to notice his status as former Israeli military and possible Mossad agent. No you are only supposed to be angry because of his profanity and lack of political correctness.

  5. Carl Nemo

    Hey Woody, in the “land of the chickenheads and home of the shoppers” what else would you expect. / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  6. bryan mcclellan

    The chicken crosses the road for one of two reasons, reasons.
    He’s chasing or being chased,
    which leads to the age old question,
    is he the Pecker or the Puss…Har.

    Rahmbo, you’re killin me Carl…

  7. Carl Nemo

    I didn’t coin the term “Rahmbo” Bryan. It was mentioned in pargraph six of the Wiki bio article concerning his “Career as a political staffer”. Many times I intregrate items I’ve gleaned recently from articles into my writings; ie., if they appeal to me and possibly will add impact to the piece.

    As far as him being a “Pecker or Puss”, my analysis indicates he’s an aggressive, “loose cannon on deck” at times and surely a danger to the U.S. relative to the potential for compromised secrets relative to national security, no different than Jonathan Pollard a U.S. citizen and Israeli sympathizer/spy, although of a different focus; ie, Confidential, Secret, to Top Secret information relative to policies etc., whereas Pollard’s compromise was of a high level technical nature. That’s my grave concern in a nutshell relative to Mr. Emanuel.

    I’m supplying a link concerning Jonathan Pollard because many folks except the Israeli state who have relentlessly sought his pardon have long since forgotten his transgressions against the United States of America and its citizens.

    Btw, I hope folks read the Pollard material because you’ll leave the article with a feeling of incredulousness that this guy was almost “given” a free pass to our most sensitive secrets in spite of his kookiness and weird behavior. Admiral Sumner Shapiro ordered his clearances pulled, but somehow that order mysteriously slipped through the cracks allowing him to continue on with his traitorous activities!? Also I hope folks will get the message that Israel is not a stalwart ally or friend of the U.S….period! : |

    Carl Nemo **==

  8. DejaVuAllOver

    That Rahm is part of the mob is not exactly news, but maybe even Americans are starting to tire of being ruled by a foreign crime syndicate. These people make the Mafia look like rank amateurs.

    Thanks for the great link, Carl. Carry on…..!

  9. Carl Nemo

    Hi DejaVuAllOver,

    I’ve just supplied a subequent post to Bryan’s comment that complies with your order to “carry on…!” : )

    Nemo **==

  10. bryan mcclellan

    Truly my friend , the races color life still, as did once America reflect that prism of equal light.
    But whence she “America” became total camouflage,
    ne’er sons and daughters even tried to identify her, even faced with all for naught ceased,
    whilst someone else gnashed teeth disturbing their sleep..

  11. Klaus Hergeschimmer

    The D-Crappers are masters of shooting themselves in the toes. The D-Crappers bungled its health care bill by not forseeing that they could lose the senate seat in Massachusetts, they should have seen that coming. The D-Crappers on a deeply fundamental level rely on ‘strategic’ retreats to the exclusion of all else consequently standing for nothing.

    Even when they do have the upper hand they are just too busy being afraid of their shadows propagating its never ending self-emasculation. The Neo-Clowns during Smirk’s reign were able to get their agendas through with a much less substantial amount of seats in the senate, but the D-Crappers are just completely Spineless, and its own constituents know it as well.

    I’m so sick our country falling on a pike for the Israeli government & the Neo-Clowns PNAC ambitions. Emanuel will stay because he’s the darling of AIPAC.

  12. almandine

    Interesting Klaus –

    It seems at least plausible that the Mass senate seat was lost because “shooting themselves in the foot” means that their policies were not acceptable to the voters.

    Perhaps it’s not so much that they are afraid of their shadows, as it is that they know “strategic retreat” from far leftist positions is the only thing that will keep them in office.

  13. Nogood

    I only wish that more in Obama’s Whitehouse were like Rahm Emanuel. We probably would be much better off if Obama would take lessons from Emanuel.
    Emanuel kindly reminds me of Harry Truman.

    Apologize, hell I would told them to “stick it”. And now the “whore” Palin is getting into the act.

  14. MightyMo

    I find most views concerning Obama as the root of all evil and ineffective as comical and unrealistic. Obama has made mistakes for sure, not being commanding enough is one key mistake.
    But no matter who we are dealing with, when the opposite party tries to implement the filibuster as many times in one year as was enacted in all of the 50’s and 60’s you are certain to have a tough time.
    When lobbyists spend over 600 billion dollars in less than one year fighting one particular change (healthcare reform) you are certain to have a tough time.
    When you try to cater to both sides and end a senseless 8 year war by setting a realistic timeline instead of simply pulling the plug, you are certain to have a tough time.
    When you try to head off economic disaster by deficit spending, cutting government spending, or increasing taxes you are certain to have a tough time.
    Anyone notice a trend here, no matter what Obama does or has done he has and will certainly have a tough time.

  15. griff

    The same can be said for those that believe Bush was the root of all evil. Or would you insist that he just made honest mistakes?

    No mention of how much money was spent by lobbyists in support of the healthcare bill, or the closed-door meetings with insurance and medical big-wigs.

    No mention of why the Democrats failed to employ those same tactics against Bush and the Republicans for a full eight years. Those tools of “obstruction” are available to both sides, ya know.

    No mention of exactly how deficit spending will cut government spending. Aren’t they diametric opposites?

    The Iraq timetable Obama is following is the one that Bush agreed to in the summer of 2008. Obama is merely following it.

    Tough time indeed.

  16. woody188

    And when Obama invaded Pakistan, endorsed extraordinary renditions, flip-flopped on releasing US prisoner torture evidence, and announced increases in domestic spying on every American, should he not have a hard time?

    Is he the root of evil?

    No. But he’s closer to getting horns and a pitchfork than wings and a halo.