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--