sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, September 28, 2009

Analyzing Obama (blog series) #6

The Attack Dog: Rahm Emanuel

His bio isn't all that different from his colleague, David Axelrod's. Both started their careers in machine politics working for Mayor Richard Dailey in Chicago. On one occasion when a pollster made Rahm Emanuel mad, Emanuel sent him a dead fish... which makes him a classical Chicago politician. If you say something he doesn't like, he wants you to "sleep with the fishes." He also sat on the board of Freddie Mac, but takes no responsibility for mortgage failures even though he is joined at the hip with Dear Leader and David Axelrod.

He claims to be a devout Jew, but pushes Dear Leader in a direction that would push Israel in the position of being hit by nuclear weapons from Iran or striking Iranian nuclear facilities first. Both situations would be devastating to the world's economies.

Rahn Emanuel was clever enough to endear himself to the Chicago Political Machine, ruthless enough to prove himself to them, and is more or less as ambitious as Satan. (I think he'd agree with all those comments) He's not a fool by any stretch - but the overarching question is whether or not he's good for America. (I haven't discussed his brothers: Hollywood Agent and Mad Scientist)

I often wonder whether Rahm Emanuel is President of the United States or whether Dear Leader is. When it comes to gray matter, Emanuel certainly comes out on top. Dear Leader needs the adulation of the masses. Emanuel does not.

Analyzing Obama (blog series) #5

David Axelrod: Uber Czar

No view of the Dear Leader can be complete without taking a look at his closest advisors. It's a toss up between David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel so I'll take them separately and we'll examine who they are and why they are so close to Dear Leader.

Axelrod grew up in a middle class Jewish household in Manhattan (NY). His mother, an avid socialist, worked as a journalist at "PM", a left wing newspaper that operated as a front for the American Communist Party during World War Two. He followed his mother into journalism as a political reporter for the "Hyde Park Herald" in Chicago and later as a political columnist for the "Chicago Tribune". He moved from reporter to political strategist under the aegis of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Since 1985, he worked as a strategist for a number of political campaigns.

David Axelrod, strategist, would seem to some to be an odd member of Dear Leader's inner circle since Dear Leader, himself, is blatantly anti-Jewish (See Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the United Nations last week) and anti Israeli. Maybe Axelrod is compensating from some inner deficiency? Who can tell? Maybe Dear Leader saw in Axelrod some of what he sees in himself (see the previous four Analyzing Obama blogs)?

When I first saw David Axelrod on television I couldn't help but feel as if I'd seen him somewhere before.

Then, it struck me - - the comedian Jon Lovitz is a dead ringer for David Axelrod... if Jon was a dissipated drunk with a few more years on him. In the movie "RAT RACE" (2001), Jon Lovitz steals Hitler's car.

Jon Lovitz ends up with a hitler mustache, ranting to a crowd of veterans (reminded me of Axelrod on NBC).

You're going to need to view the entire video below, to get the whole thing in context. Once you've done that, the next time you see David Axelrod ranting about one or another of Dear Leader's absurd utopian socialist programs that he wants to ram down your throat, you'll break out in laughter as you recall Jon Lovitz in his memorable scene from RAT RACE.

Apologies to Jon Lovitz, a great comedian - comparing him to David Axelrod, a thug, is not kind to Jon Lovitz.