Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here

Talk Left takes Rahm Emmanuel to task for daring to suggest that the Democrats keep their liberal wing quiet on Iraq.

But Rahm Emanuel is no boy wonder and he made his share of blunders, most notably wasting 3 million dollars on Tammy Duckworth while not funding or underfunding Dem challengers in other closers races all over the country. Indeed, it goes to one of Emanuel's biggest problems - his supreme ego and hubris. He carefully cultivated and cared for his own image in this cycle, causing needless rancor in the Dem ranks.

And he seems intent on continuing that negative aspect of his style and actions. This statement is simply unnecessary:

In private talks before the election, Emanuel and other top Democrats told their members they cannot allow the party's liberal wing to dominate the agenda next year.

What does that mean? Does that mean Emanuel wants to ignore Iraq as he did earlier this year? Or has he learned his lesson on that? Emanuel is something to worry about for Dems. A loose cannon with some bad instincts.

Congratulations Rahm, but go sit down and be quiet for a while.


The old shout at the Hall was always, "what are we in power for?". Even if the rank and file were shushed on the subject of withdrawing from Iraq until after the elections were over, what is the need for quiet now. The prize is won. Hoist the Jolly Roger. All together now with the immortal lines from the Pirates of Penzance.

With cat-like tread,
Upon our prey we steal;
In silence dread,
Our cautious way we feel.
No sound at all!
We never speak a word;
A fly's foot-fall
Would be distinctly heard--


Blogger 3Case said...

This bunch of Dhimms in power (8 years under Klintoon) is like watching a small child with a loaded gun...IMO.

11/08/2006 05:07:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Grynch said...

The Dem's economic plan can also be neatly summed up in poetry:
Tax not you
and tax not me,
Tax that guy
Behind the tree...

The key to winning back Congress was to get Independents to vote Democrat, just as Bush got them to vote Republican. In order to do this, the party wisely recruited and ran conservative candidates. The Democrat leadership, beholden to the far left, is no doubt expecting that they can get these so called Blue Dog Democrats to tow the party line. I hope that what happens is that the Conservative Democrats form their own power block, possibly led by Joe Lieberman.

11/08/2006 05:18:00 PM  
Blogger sam said...

...Republicans will be competing for minority leadership posts as they prepare to go into the opposition in the 110th Congress.

"We will start the 110th Congress [with] what appears to be 13 seats short of a majority, so the first thing is we will have to make the adjustments of [having] the status of the minority party," said Congressman Tom Reynolds, a New York Republican who held on to his House seat in Tuesday's election.

Leadership Posts

11/08/2006 05:26:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Grynch said...

Thomas Lifson makes an interesting point on the Pelosi-Emanual relationship:

The public face to the Pelosi-Emanuel relationship will be a smiling visage of harmony and dedication. But Emanuel is a Clinton man, and Hillary is not an easy ally for Nancy Pelosi, who now becomes the nation’s top elected Democrat. The Speaker’s status as third in line in the presidential succession reflects the real importance of the office. Unlike the Senate, Speakers of the House wield considerable leverage over individual members of the majority.

Hillary has never coped very well with female rivals, and I expect there to be tensions below the surface, with Emanuel the point at which tensions meet each other. Don’t worry, he can handle the stress. But it could make for some very interesting maneuvering by the two powerful women. The Democrats’ status as the Mommy Party is even clearer than it was before. Whether this will be a boon or a curse when it comes time to select the next president remains to be seen.

Thomas Lifson is the editor and publisher of American Thinker.

11/08/2006 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Annoy Mouse said...

Bush is a divider not a uniter... this tactic of non-cooperation has served the Democrats well. Why not hoist the flag and let the triple shot loose from the broad sides. A pent up wave of frustration has just been lifted for a disenfranchised yooth. Now there will be some grumbling over the plunder soon, but hold fast mateys til USS GOP's decks are awash.

11/08/2006 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger Woman Catholic said...

The Dem's economic plan can also be neatly summed up in poetry:
Tax not you
and tax not me,
Tax that guy
Behind the tree...

Tax relief, Bush swears we got.
Rich guys did, but we did not.

11/08/2006 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger CWVet449th said...

Perhaps the Democrat plan is to do nothing until we lose our country, culture and civilization to Islamofascists. Little Green Footballs has an article about the first Muslim extremist elected to the United States Congress, another result of this election: Minnesota’s new Democrat Congressman, former Nation of Islam spokesperson Keith Ellison

"The first Muslim elected to the United States Congress is a Democrat from Minneapolis with ties to an Islamic group that supports terrorism and a radical cult whose leader says God will destroy the entire white race and establish a paradise nation ruled by blacks."

Check it out and read the rest.

11/08/2006 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmo said...

woman catholic:

Well, since the top 10% of wage earners pay about 2/3 of all federal income taxes, and the top 50% pay about 95% of the tab, this sounds about right.

And I'm not one of the rich. Just happy for the economic stimulus we get in return for letting producers keep more of what they produce. Added "benefit" -- tax receipts are up as a result of an expanding economy, as well.

But, we're fast reaching a tipping point the ancients warned us about -- when a significant enough portion of the population effectively pays no taxes and/or becomes addicted to various covert and overt transfer payments.

At that point, with political power secured by those who dole out the goodies to constituents who have an ever-increasing sense of entitlement and atrophied initiative, the looting of the treasury -- already well underway -- will proceed in earnest.

11/09/2006 07:25:00 AM  
Blogger USpace said...

Hillary? She's the BEST!!!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
Hillary can fight a war

1/29/2007 08:20:00 PM  

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