Didn't Take Long

48 hours later, and I’m already composing an apologia for Obama. Well, let’s get into it on Rahm Emanuel:

  1. I live in Chicago
  2. I contributed money to Obama’s campaign
  3. Emanuel is the representative for my district

To be honest, the main reason I had for bothering to vote in the election before the bailout was to vote against Rep. Emanuel. Primarily for his efforts to oust Dean in favor of Harold Ford—in spite of the obvious “right time” for Dean’s 50-state strategy. However, after learning that he and Frank were the only ones in Congress who appeared to have any clue about what was going on, why those happenings were so dangerous, and why the national government had to step in, that choice became an ambivalent one.

Whatever your complaints against someone, you have to respect them when they know what they are doing, and what they are doing is directly related to the biggest crisis in two generations—as opposed to the rest of the House, which refused to pass an emergency bill until after they added another $300bn worth of absolutely pure bullshit.

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5 Comments

  1. Justin Korff says:

    SNL was good for a long time, stephen colbert played a role too,
    an ambiguos role. The Ambigusously Gay Duo!. has nothing to do with Barack, nor Emanuel. but it makes you wonder….
    Are cartoons truth to life?

  2. Peter says:

    “Whatever your complaints against someone, you have to respect them when they know what they are doing, and what they are doing is directly related to the biggest crisis in two generations”

    You sound a lot like a Bush apologist.

  3. James Cape says:

    You sound a lot like a Bush apologist.

    Except that neither Bush nor the people he surrounded himself with had a clue what they were doing. Emanuel has worked in the financial sector before, and as noted was one of the only two Congresspersons who seemed to have a grasp of the crisis as something other than a gigantic no-choice pork bill.

  4. marku says:

    hang in there and be of good cheer. when you get to geezer age like me it will hit you that most “public servants” are useless crap. that includes all the parties. chin up and keep trukin.

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