"Rahm Emanuel is an idiot"

I Just listened to a podcast of Real Time with Bill Maher, [Episode 110, which originally aired 9/28/07 on HBO].

Rahm Emanuel was a guest.

Rahm explained why he supported the censure of MoveOn.org, argued (unpersuasively) for hate crimes legislation, and explained (incorrectly) how Saudis are different from Iranians.

Thanks to Crooks & Liars for this transcription:

The Iranians are a Persian culture and the House of Saud is a Shiite government, a total different culture and a different people and etc. The question about Saudi Arabia is there is a clear, they have been funding radical schools throughout the Mideast and it is a big problem for us.

Listen to the whole show for the rest (don't miss the "overtime" portion!) including Rahm's views on the black vote, why we should fear Iran, supporting the troops, voting for more war funding- much more war funding... and, as Rahm would say, "etc."


I found the Crooks & Liars post after googling- in frustration-

Rahm Emanuel is an idiot.

Oh- and for Rahm-if he's listening,

Let's review

from The Columbia Guide to Standard American English

Democrat (adj., n.), Democratic (adj.)

The proper noun is the name of a member of a major American political party; the adjective Democratic is used in its official name, the Democratic party. Democrat as an adjective is still sometimes used by some twentieth-century Republicans as a campaign tool but was used with particular virulence by the late senator Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin, a Republican who sought by repeatedly calling it the Democrat party to deny it any possible benefit of the suggestion that it might also be democratic.

Listen carefully as Rahm slips- and says "Democrat Party"
(thanks to C&L commenter, Carakav for pointing this out.)

While Rahm may be a wonderful dancer and a brilliant fundraiser (political and family connections are excellent), he should never be allowed to speak for the Democratic Party on anything substantive.

According to Google:

Rahm Emanuel is an idiot yields 72,900 results.

Rahm Emmanuel is an idiot yields 79,800 results.

Rahm Emmanual is an idiot yields 11,600 results.

Rahm Emanual is an idiot yields 73,500 results.

So, let's get the spelling right ( E -M- A- N- U- E- L ) so that google results will accurately reflect the degree to which Rahm Emanuel is really an idiot.

(By the way, I am aware that much of what Bill Maher spews is jaw-droppingly offensive, but he is a COMEDIAN- not a member of Congress.)

see also:

Rahm Emanuel's War


glassfrequency said...

premptively I'd like to add:

For anyone who might say that Rahm's just inarticulate when he's interviewed,

is that what a master's degree in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University gets you these days?

What did he sound like before- when he was just a ballet dancer from Sarah Lawrence?

Anonymous said...

I was so glad to see him leave congress because I couldn't stand the sight of him in the halls. Unfortunately he's doing SO much damage in
Chicago, I want to apologize to those poor Chicagoans if my wishes in any way contributed to their suffering today.

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