His son will not “clean the floors of the White House” like an Arab

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AMT4SWA, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Emanuel’s father: His son will not “clean the floors of the White House” like an Arab

    The Jerusalem Post
    November 7, 2008

    Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel, a key member of the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, has accepted President-elect Barack Obama’s call to serve him as chief of staff, party officials said on Thursday.

    Obama barely had time to savor his victory before he began filling out his new administration and getting a sobering look at some of the daunting problems he will inherit when he takes office in just 10 weeks.

    He got a quick start with the transition Wednesday, calling on Emanuel, a fellow Illinois politician, to serve as White House chief of staff.

    Emanuel, who served in the Clinton White House, has Israeli family and spent significant amounts of time in Israel. He now serves as the fourth-highest member of the House of Representatives, is known as a skilled political operator who helped engineer the gains the Democrats made in Congress in 2006.

    In an interview with Ma’ariv, Emanuel’s father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, said he was convinced that his son’s appointment would be good for Israel. "Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel," he was quoted as saying. "Why wouldn’t he be? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House."

    The Ma’ariv article also quoted Dr. Emanuel as saying that his son spends most summers visiting in Tel Aviv, and that he speaks Hebrew, but not fluently.

    Obama’s staff said he would address the media by the end of the week, but Cabinet announcements were not planned that soon.

    In offering the post of White House chief of staff to Emanuel, Obama turned to a fellow Chicago politician with a far different style from his own, a man known for his bluntness as well as his single-minded determination.

    Emanuel maintained neutrality during the long primary battle between Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, not surprising given his long-standing ties to the former first lady and his Illinois connections with Obama.

    With hundreds of jobs to fill before his January 20 inauguration, Obama and his transition team confronted a formidable task complicated by his anti-lobbyist campaign rhetoric.

    The official campaign Website said no political appointees would be permitted to work on "regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration."

    Because they often have prior experience in government or politics, lobbyists have routinely filled out the list of potential appointees for past presidents of both parties.

    The day after the election there already was jockeying for Cabinet appointments.

    Several Democrats said Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, who won a new six-year term on Tuesday, was angling for secretary of state. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss any private conversations.

    Kerry’s spokeswoman, Brigid O’Rourke, disputed the reports.

    In light of the financial crisis, Obama is expected to quickly name members of his economic team. Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, who served in the Clinton administration, and Timothy Geithner, president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, are among the names being mentioned for Treasury secretary.

    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has pledged to work with Obama to ensure a smooth transition. He has already set up desks and phone lines at the department where Obama’s incoming Treasury team can work between now and the inauguration.

    Obama’s transition team is headed by John Podesta, who served as chief of staff under former President Bill Clinton; Pete Rouse, who has been Obama’s chief of staff in the Senate, and Valerie Jarrett, a friend of the president-elect and campaign adviser.

    Several Democrats described a sprawling operation well under way. Officials had kept deliberations under wraps to avoid the appearance of overconfidence before the election.

    They said the group was stocked with longtime associates of Obama, as well as veterans of Clinton’s White House.

    As president-elect, Obama begins receiving highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials Thursday.

    Already, Russia was threatening to put missiles alongside US-ally Poland if US President George W. Bush’s plan for a missile defense shield in Europe is not repealed. In Afghanistan, US-backed President Hamid Karzai demanded that Obama "put an end to civilian casualties" by changing US tactics to avoid airstrikes in the hunt for terrorists.
  2. achilles28


    Another Zionist America-Hater in the Oval Office.

    What a surprise.


  3. I'm wondering when Ayres is going to join the party! You guys should watch the new Jermiah interview too...
  4. The grandeur that is Rahm

    Joseph Cannon
    November 8, 2008

    "Come, O come Ema-a-anuel… We know you really work for Israel…"

    Let’s take a further look at Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s new gatekeeper. This is from a 2006 Counterpunch story by John Walsh titled How Rahm Emanuel Has Rigged a Pro-War Congress. Walsh discusses the race for Henry Hyde’s seat, in a conservative Illinois district in which an anti-war Democrat, Christine Cegelis, was — at first — doing surprisingly well.

    Enter Rahm Emanuel, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, who dug up a pro-war candidate, Tammy Duckworth. Although she had both her legs blown off in Iraq, she has remained committed to "staying the course" in Iraq (2). Duckworth had no political experience and did not live in the 6th District, but Rahm Emanuel raised a million dollars for her and brought in Dem heavyweights Joe Lieberman, Barak Obama, John Kerry, John Edwards and Hillary Clinton to support her. Despite all this help and with the Cegelis campaign virtually penniless, Duckworth barely managed to eke out a victory by a measly four percentage points.

    Duckworth made her national debut when she was given the opportunity to offer a rebuttal to a Bush pro-war address:

    AP, in its story on the exchange where Duckworth was supposed to differ with W on Iraq, concluded thus: "She offered no proposal for an immediate withdrawal or a timetable for withdrawal."

    This, it seems, is Emanuel’s strategy: Present pro-war Dems as anti-war Dems. Criticism of Bush’s handling of the war replaces criticism of the war. This is from Walsh’s follow-up piece:

    However a very recent profile in Fortune (9/25/2006), "Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull Politician," by Washington Bureau chief Nina Easton notes: "On Iraq, Emanuel has steered clear of the withdraw-now crowd, preferring to criticize Bush for military failures since the 2003 invasion. ‘The war never had to turn out this way,’ he told me at one of his campaign stops. In January 2005, when asked by Meet the Press’s Tim Russert whether he would have voted to authorize the war — ‘knowing that there are no weapons of mass destruction’ — Emanuel answered yes.

    This stance puts Emanuel in line with Barack Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. Careless listeners took the Great One’s words as a condemnation of the Iraq invasion; in fact, he offered nothing of the kind. Obama condemned the way Bush prosecuted the war. The Lightbringer said one thing and progressives heard another: That’s magic.

    Back to Walsh:

    The war on Iraq benefited Israel by laying waste a country seen to be one of its major adversaries. Emanuel’s commitment to Israel (4) and his Congressional service to it are not in doubt. The most recent evidence was his attack on the U.S. puppet Prime Minister of Iraq, Nouri al Maliki, because Maliki had labeled Israel’s attack on Lebanon as an act of "aggression." Emanuel called on Maliki to cancel his address to Congress; and he was joined by his close friend and DSCC counterpart, Sen. Chuck Schumer, who asked; "Which side is he (Maliki) on when it comes to the war on terror?"

    On the side of the angels, at least in that particular instance. The invasion of Lebanon was an obscenity.

    It is well-known that Emanuel was a civilian volunteer for Israel during the first Gulf War, at which his time his job was to "rust-proof brakes," or so we are told. His history gets odder:

    …immediately upon his return from his desert sojourn, Emanuel at once became a major figure in the Clinton campaign "who wowed the team from the start, opening a spigot on needed campaign funds."(3) How did he do that after being isolated overseas, and with no experience in national politics?

    After his White House stint, Emanuel worked for Wall Street financier Bruce Wasserstein, where he made quite a pile very quickly — over $18 million in two-and-a-half years.

    Next Emanuel won a seat in Congress in 2002, and by 2006 he was chair of the DCCC. Another near miraculous rise.

    In a previous post, I mentioned that the Israelis often say "He had a horse" when someone like Emanuel wows the world with a "near miraculous" rise. If you have a horse, you have a Powerful Someone-Or-Other secretly pulling for you. There’s a lot of horsepower behind Rahm Emanuel — and I don’t think the stable is painted red, white and blue.

    Congressional wires. Rahm has remarkable knowledge of, and sway over, Congress. That’s the main reason why so many inside-the-beltway types have applauded Obama’s choice: With Rahm at the helm, the usual White House/Capitol Hill tensions should be kept to a minimum.

    But how did Emanuel achieve this august position?

    I’m reminded of a couple of earlier posts (here, for example) which looked into the strange tale of Foxcom and Jack Abramoff. Forgive a bit of self-quotation:

    But you may recall that another Abramoff partner — congressman Bob Ney, chairman of the House Administration Committee — arranged for an Israeli communications firm called Foxcom to install communications equipment (which, in this case, basically means wireless connections) in the Capitol building. Ney seems to have done so at the bidding of Abramoff, who received the usual substantial lobbying fee.

    By applying a liberal dose of grease, Foxcom managed to edge out another firm whose security arrangements had been cleared by the FBI and the NSA. For some reason, the Israeli company really, really wanted to set up the wireless network used by your congressfolk.

    Bottom line: Whatever else he may be, Abramoff is one of those Israel-ueber-alles types. Seems to me that he went out of his way to curry favor with Ney and Savafian, both of whom were awfully well-positioned to help anyone who wanted to "listen in" on both Capitol Hill and the White House.

    Am I speculating? Yeah. Is my speculation outside the limits of possibility or probability? Judge for yourself.

    Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi thus weighed in on the Foxcom contract:

    Telecommunications security experts note that equipment that can be used to enhance or improve a signal can also be used to redirect the phone conversation to another location for recording and analysis. The possibility that someone in the Israeli Embassy might be listening to congressmen’s private phone conversations is intriguing to say the least.

    Let me quickly state that I have found no hard evidence that Foxcom is a Mossad front. But if someone with Giraldi’s background considers the idea possible or even likely, then who am I to disagree?

    Similarly, I’ve seen nothing (aside from a few crankish postings on deep-dish conspiracy sites) linking Emanuel to either Foxcom or Abramoff. A shared loyalty to Israel may offer the only linkage necessary. If private congressional communications are being directed to Emanuel, he would indeed hold great sway over Capitol Hill.
  5. Heck....who needs ayers when you have guys like rahm emanuel and zbigniew brzezinski a the the helm. :eek:
  6. achilles28


    Obama has a close council of people with terrorist and fanatical relation.

    Why is that?

    Certainly doesn't speak to the intentions or leanings of the President Elect!
  7. AMT4SWA

    Listen you unhappy piece of garbage... why dont you buy a gun or use the one you have... and stick it down your throat and pull the trigger so that you don't have to deal with all this awful crap that you keep polluting Elite Trader message boards with over and over and over again! You started ike 7-8 different threads whining and complaining like some woman with PMS! You sound like a f-king pussy!

    So tell us all... what the fuck is your point?

    Do you even know what you are unhappy about! You sound like a total troll loser with NO life..... pussy!!

    Tell us alll... what is it that you are so fking unhappy about ?

    >>>Better yet............. is there ANYTHING that you are HAPPY about! If not then leave the fcking country if you can't make a contribution beyond whining and bitching like a pussy!
  8. Quit sugar coating it like that iceman.

    He may not know how you feel.

    Much easier to tell him to go spew his drival at some conspiracy website like ATS.

    Oops, he already does.....
  9. Hey, you have made it to step #2 already (clapping in the background)!!!

    Five Stages Of Grief

    1) Denial and Isolation....At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.

    2) Anger.....The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she's dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.

    3) Bargaining.....Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, "If I do this, will you take away the loss?"

    4) Depression.....The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.

    5) Acceptance......This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss.

    I know the LOSS of america as you once knew it is tough, but once you get through all the steps then maybe you will be emotionally mature enough to reach engagement of the debate.......:eek:

    :D :p :D
  10. Ayers would be a better choice than the scumbag losers that bush appointed during his 8 years of disgrace geting us into an 8 year occupation of another Nation via lies !
    #10     Nov 8, 2008