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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Uh Oh, Cats and Dogs Getting Along

Yesterday I posted on Jane Hamsher's appearance on Fox News to demand defeat of the Senate bill.

Today, Hamsher and Grover Norquist, who runs the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, have issued a joint letter demanding the resignation of Rahm Emanuel, and an investigation into Emanuel's activities at Freddie Mac before the statute of limitations runs out:
December 23, 2009

Attorney General of the United States of America
U.S.Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which establishes that the actions of the White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potentially malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out....


Jane Hamsher

Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform
I think what we have here is the beginning of opposing sides teaming together against the manipulation of our legislative process which has resulted in a Senate bill which the Left and Right, and the majority of Americans, correctly reject. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing definitely is going on.

It is time to start over, to have a real debate over principles, and to bring transparency to the process. The effort to hold Emanuel accountable -- and I do not presume he did anything unlawful -- is just the tip of the angry iceberg of Leftists who feel betrayed and Rightists who feel vindicated in their fears.

Emanuel is the first target of this coalition of the aggrieved because he has been the driving force behind the health care legislative process, including the payoffs, the secrecy, the abandonment of campaign promises, and the hardball tactics. Make no mistake about it, Emanuel is merely a proxy for Obama, who has lost credibility with the Left and never had credibility with the Right.

The politicians who insist on pushing forward with unpopular health care legislation do so at their political peril, now that cats and dogs are getting along.

Afterthought: Does this mean I have to start getting along with him?

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  1. Wow. Jane is on the warpath.

    The kool-ade well has COMPLETELY dried up!

  2. Good sentiment, but asking Holder to do his job on this topic ain't gonna happen if he won't even disclose why he dropped the prosecution of the Black Panther voter intimidation case that his office concluded was as open/shut a case as it can get.

  3. I don't know who said it, but it's true that sometimes "politics makes for strange bedfellows".

  4. It's funny that these so called Republicans are all in a twit over what this administration is doing with the bribes, Holder and all the other crap. Now it takes a left wing blogger to start all these investigations WHY HAVEN'T THE REPUBLICANS STARTED THIS A LONG TIME AGO??? WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN??? Now they team up with the leftest of the left, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????You people are crazy, this has been going on for how many years??? No one, NO ONE in the Republican party has brought this up until our country will no longer be a free one. Is it too late? I hope not but it sure looks like it. THANK GOD FOR SARAH PALIN!!!!!! One only one person has been fighting for the freedom of this country. There are no hero's in this administration, none. THE HERO'S ARE THE MILITARY AND ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE TEA PARTIES AND THE 9/12 MOVEMENT. WE THE PEOPLE WILL FIGHT THIS FIGHT. And if the Republicans in office now think they can hitch a ride on our war think again, we are fighting against you too.

  5. Or it could be that folks like Hamsher and Norquist are heartily sick of crooks in our government. The fact that our government is packed with thieves is one of the few points my ultra-liberal sister and I agree on.

    I think we're both coming to think the "Throw Them All Out" plan is best for our nation.

    Clearly the current bunch was no different then the "culture of corruption" that was voted out.

  6. Fire dog lake. Like when you give your Dalmatian lots and lots of water?

  7. You only have to get along with your opposition if they are intelligent. That one doesn't fit the bill..no problem professor.

  8. In the spirit of cats and dogs, I want to wish everyone who reads this a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Whatever our political differences, that's something we ought to be able to agree on. I'm just sayin...