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    RNC: Obama's Promise Breaker
    Last update: 9:17 a.m. EDT Oct. 31, 2008 WASHINGTON, Oct 31, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- After Promising Change, Obama Is Planning To Have A Hyper-Partisan Wedded To Special Interests Run A Potential Obama Administration The following is being issued by the Republican National Committee:

    Obama Has Approached Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) To Serve As Chief Of Staff If Obama Wins The Election: "Barack Obama's Campaign Has Approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel About Possibly Serving As White House Chief Of Staff, Officials Said Thursday..." (David Espo and Ben Feller, "Obama Approaches Lawmaker About White House Post," The Associated Press, 10/30/08) Obama Promised To Change The Partisan Tone In Washington: Obama: "I know that in Washington it is acceptable to say or do anything it takes to get elected, but I really don't think that is the kind of politics that is good for our party, and I don't think it is good for our country, and I think that the American people will reject it in this election." (Ben Smith, "Obama: Clinton Rewrites History," The Politico's "Ben Smith" Blog, www.politico.com, 1/13/08) Obama: "We've got to get beyond the small politics ... the slash and burn politics that have become the custom in Washington." ("Obama Denounces 'Slash And Burn' Politics," The Associated Press, 2/19/07) But Emanuel Famously Earned The Title "Rahmbo" For His Hyper-Partisanship And Bare-Knuckle Tactics: "Emanuel's Reputation For Political Ruthlessness Earned Him The Nickname 'Rahmbo,' An Image Reinforced By A Legendary Episode When He Sent A Dead Fish To A Pollster Who Displeased Him."(Janet Hook, "Meet The Powers Behind The Democrats' Strategy," Los Angeles Times, 7/5/06)
    Code:
        --  Emanuel Calls Himself A "Vince Lombardi Democrat," Because He
    Believes "Winning Isn't Everything. It's The Only
    Thing." "Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), chairman of the
    Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), earlier this year
    called himself a 'Vince Lombardi Democrat.' It was Lombardi,
    the Hall of Fame football coach, who said, 'Winning isn't
    everything. It's the only thing.'" ("Chairman
    Rahm," The Hill, 12/14/05)
    Code:
        --  Emanuel's Political Style Was "Honed In Chicago" And Has
    A "Reputation As A Political Street Fighter." "But his
    political style -- honed in Chicago and on the presidential campaign
    trail with Clinton -- isn't gentle or uncertain. His reputation as
    a political street fighter inspires respect and more than a little
    fear."(Naftali Bendavid, "The House That Rahm Built,"
    Chicago Tribune, 11/12/06)
    Code:
        --  "[Emanuel] Was Also Zealously Partisan. He Had Once Owned A
    Consulting Business Devoted To Finding Skeletons In Republican
    Closets." (Edward McClelland, "The Legend Of Rahm,"
    Salon.Com, 5/8/07)
    Emanuel Told His Staff That Republicans Could "Go F--- Themselves!" "'I'll tell you this,' Emanuel shouted out to his staff. 'The Republicans may have the 72-hour program. But they have not seen the 22-month program! ... Since my kids are gone, I can say it: They can go ---- themselves!'"(Naftali Bendavid, "The House That Rahm Built," Chicago Tribune, 11/12/06) Emanuel Even Told Then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair Before An Appearance With President Clinton: "This Is Important. Don't F--- It Up." "Mr. Emanuel is reputed to have walked up to Tony Blair before the prime minister's first public appearance with Mr. Clinton, during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. 'This is important,' he told Mr. Blair. 'Don't f--- it up.'" ("Former Ballet Dancer Turned Political Fixer," The [London, UK] Guardian, 11/10/06) Emanuel Attended A Meeting With Clinton Campaign Advisers Following The 1992 Campaign To Discuss Which Politicians And Members Of The Press They Would Seek Revenge Upon. "It was there that Emanuel, then Clinton's chief fund-raiser, repaired with George Stephanopoulos, Mandy Grunwald and other aides to Doe's, the campaign hangout. Revenge was heavy in the air as the group discussed the enemies -- Democrats, Republicans, members of the press -- who wronged them during the 1992 campaign. Clifford Jackson, the ex-friend of the President and peddler of the Clinton draft-dodging stories, was high on the list. So was William Donald Schaefer, then the Governor of Maryland and a Democrat who endorsed George Bush. Nathan Landow, the fund-raiser who backed the candidacy of Paul Tsongas, made it, too." (Elisabeth Bumiller, "The Brothers Emanuel," The New York Times, 6/15/97)
    Code:
        --  "Suddenly Emanuel Grabbed His Steak Knife And, As Those Who Were
    There Remember [Sic] It, Shouted Out The Name Of Another Enemy, Lifted
    The Knife, Then Brought It Down With Full Force Into The Table.
    'Dead!' He Screamed." Suddenly Emanuel grabbed his steak
    knife and, as those who were there remember [sic] it, shouted out the
    name of another enemy, lifted the knife, then brought it down with full
    force into the table. 'Dead!' he screamed. The group
    immediately joined in the cathartic release: 'Nat Landow! Dead!
    Cliff Jackson! Dead! Bill Schaefer! Dead!'" (Elisabeth
    Bumiller, "The Brothers Emanuel," The New York Times, 6/15/97)
    And Emanuel Has Among The Most Partisan Voting Records: In 2007, Emanuel Voted With The Democrats 98 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 10/31/08) In 2006, Emanuel Voted With The Democrats 92 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 10/31/08) In 2005, Emanuel Voted With The Democrats 95 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 10/31/08) In 2004, Emanuel Voted With The Democrats 97 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 10/31/08) In 2003, Emanuel Voted With The Democrats 95 Percent Of The Time. (Congressional Quarterly Website, www.cq.com, Accessed 10/31/08) Obama Promised Greater Regulation Of Mortgage And Investment Banking Industries: Obama Has Called For Heavier Regulation Of Investment Banks. "Mr. Obama set out his general approach to financial regulation in March, calling for regulating investment banks, mortgage brokers and hedge funds much as commercial banks are." (Jackie Calmes, "In Candidates, 2 Approaches To Wall Street," The New York Times, 9/16/08) Obama Has Blamed The Sub-Prime Lending Crisis For The Housing Market Collapse. Obama: "The sub-prime lending debacle has sent the housing market into a tailspin, and caused a broader contraction in the credit markets." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Flint, MI, 6/16/08) But Emanuel Served On The Board Of Mortgage Giant Freddie Mac As It Expanded Subprime Lending: Former President Clinton Appointed Emanuel To The Board Of Freddie Mac Where He Earned $231,655 In Director's Fees In 2001 And $31,060 In 2000. "Clinton's going-away gift to Emanuel was a seat on the quasi-governmental Freddie Mac board, which paid him $231,655 in director's fees in 2001 and $31,060 in 2000." (Lynn Sweet, "Too Much Money A Bad Thing?" Chicago Sun-Times, 1/3/02) The Clinton Administration Ruled Fannie And Freddie Could Satisfy Affordable Housing Obligations By Purchasing Subprime Mortgages. "If Sen. Obama were truly looking for a kind of deregulation that might be responsible for the current financial crisis, he need only look back to 1998, when the Clinton administration ruled that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could satisfy their affordable housing obligations by purchasing subprime mortgages. This ultimately made it possible for Fannie and Freddie to add a trillion dollars in junk loans to their balance sheets. This led to their own collapse, and to the development of a market in these mortgages that is the source of the financial crisis we are wrestling with today." (Peter J. Wallison, Op-Ed, "Obama Voted 'Present' On Mortgage Reform," The Wall Street Journal, 10/15/08) And Emanuel Made Millions As An Investment Banker Off Insider Connections With High-Profile Democrat Donors Influential In The Clinton Administration: After Leaving His Position With The Clinton White House, Emanuel Worked For Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, An Investment Bank, From 1999 To 2002. "[A]fter leaving the Clinton White House, [Emanuel] had taken a position at the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in Chicago, where he worked from 1999 to 2002 and reportedly earned $18 million..." (Tony Blankley, "'Cowboy Capitalism,'" The Washington Times, 10/1/08)
    Code:
        --  "Congressional Disclosures Filed This Year Show Emanuel Earned
    $16.2 Million As An Investment Banker, Largely By Brokering High-Profile
    Mergers And Acquisitions."(Mike Dorning, "Rahm Emanuel: From
    Clinton Aide To Money Maker," Chicago Tribune, 11/9/03)
    "Deftly Tapping The Contacts He Made As A Senior Adviser To Former President Bill Clinton, Emanuel Went To Work For One Of Clinton's Most Active Fundraisers After Leaving The White House In Late 1998." (Mike Dorning, "Rahm Emanuel: From Clinton Aide To Money Maker," Chicago Tribune, 11/9/03)
    Code:
        --  "Emanuel Owes His Investment Banking Job To Bruce Wasserstein, A
    High-Rolling Wall Street Dealmaker Who Was One Of Clinton's Most
    Active Fundraisers In The Financial Community."(Mike Dorning,
    "Rahm Emanuel: From Clinton Aide To Money Maker," Chicago
    Tribune, 11/9/03)
    Code:
        --  "He Took On A Client Base Many Of Whom Were His Party's Most
    Important Financial Backers - Democratic Donors Of Such Clout That They
    Have Slept In The Lincoln Bedroom, Flown On Air Force One And, In One
    Case, Even Celebrated A Birthday In The White House With
    Clinton."(Mike Dorning, "Rahm Emanuel: From Clinton Aide To
    Money Maker," Chicago Tribune, 11/9/03)
    "Emanuel's Two Biggest Deals Involved Politically Connected Utilities: One Representing Commonwealth Edison's Corporate Parent In A Merger And The Other Representing A Buyer In The Purchase Of A Home Security Business From Telecom Giant SBC Communications."(Mike Dorning, "Rahm Emanuel: From Clinton Aide To Money Maker," Chicago Tribune, 11/9/03)
    Code:
        --  "Shortly Afterward, SBC Hired As Its President William Daley, The
    Commerce Secretary Of The Former Clinton Administration And The Brother
    Of Chicago's Mayor."(Mike Dorning, "Rahm Emanuel: From
    Clinton Aide To Money Maker," Chicago Tribune, 11/9/03)
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    This guy is a total anti-gun nut, but just the fact that it was the NRA "rating system" that was involved in this article forces it to lose credibility, IMO. The NRAgave an A rating to Mayor Begich of Anchorage whom was part of the Bloomberg Mayor's coalition against "illegal" guns. Only after heavy pressure from constituents did he cave and pull out of the coalition - reluctantly. I'd hate to think what one has to really do to receive an (F) rating from the NRA...

    I much prefer the GOA "rating system"...
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    Flintlock wrote:
    This guy is a total anti-gun nut, but just the fact that it was the NRA "rating system" that was involved in this article forces it to lose credibility, IMO. The NRAgave an A rating to Mayor Begich of Anchorage whom was part of the Bloomberg Mayor's coalition against "illegal" guns. Only after heavy pressure from constituents did he cave and pull out of the coalition - reluctantly. I'd hate to think what one has to really do to receive an (F) rating from the NRA...

    I much prefer the GOA "rating system"...
    Well most reporters I am sure have never even heard of the GOA.



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    White house chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. His friends (and MA MA) call him Rahmbo, for his attitude. This doesn't bode well for or 2nd amendment rights. It will surely be "business as usual". Just like running Illinois...but bigger. This link has voting records for many of our officials concerning 2nd amendment rights.



    http://www.ontheissues.org/IL/Rahm_E...ol.htm#02n-NRA

    I will be watching as the PE's cabinet takes shape. I believe it's going to get interesting.

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