November 13, 2008, - 5:29 pm

Throw Abba From the Train: Like Barack, Like Rahm–Obama Chief of Staff Throws Dad Under the Bus

By Debbie Schlussel
You’ve heard the phrase, “Like Father, Like Son.” But in the case of new Barack Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, it’s more like, “Like Barack, Like Rahm.”
In fact, in this case, as Barack Obama did with his “Typical White” granny, Rahm Emanuel just threw his father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, under the bus.
I warned you that Emanuel took after his far-left anti-war protester mother and not his father, the brilliant Israeli-American medical doctor who helped pass secret codes to Menachem Begin as they were fighting to establish the State of Israel in the 1940s.


Throwing Abba Under the Bus:

Rahm Emanuel Disses Dad, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, to Terrorist-Supporting Arab Group

Today, Dr. Emanuel–we’ll call him “Abba Emanuel” [Abba is Hebrew for father or dad]–gave an interview to Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv, on the impact of his son’s position with Obama on American-Israeli relations. He told the paper:

Obviously he’ll influence the president to be pro-Israel. Why wouldn’t he? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to be mopping floors at the White House.

While it’s not the most diplomatic response and will likely lead to Rahm Emanuel bending over backward and forward even more for Islamic terrrorists, his remarks are funny and, like the typical Israeli, frank and hyperbolic.
Well, the deceptively-named, pro-Hezbollah/HAMAS American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), predictably whined, moaned, and howled ad nauseam. And even more predictable, Rahm Emanuel called the Islamo-dominated ADC to apologize and threw Abba Emanuel under the bus.
It’s beyond disgusting that Rahm Emanuel apologized to the porcine, convicted criminal ADC President Mary Rose Oakar–a twin to Helen Thomas in her ugliness and vomit-inducing visage.
Remember the Congressional check-kiting scandal? Oakar–a rumored lesbian (try saying Lesbian Lebanese 5 times fast)–was the Congresswoman wrote over 200 bad checks (among the most in that scandal) for thousands of dollars which taxpayers fronted, and lucked out by getting a soft-deal to plead guilty to a misdemeanor in federal court, even though she and her two nephews were charged with a variety of crimes in a federal indictment, including lying to FBI agents, lying on loan documents, and lying to the Federal Election Commission. Read the Justice Department press release on the indictment.
Yes, this calorically-gifted criminal is whom the Arabs pick as their leader. And this is the disgraceful excuse for a human to which Rahm Emanuel groveled and threw his father under the bus. Sickening.
With so many people thrown under the bus in the Obama crew, methinks the Obama administration might want to invest in monster trucks, which can more effectively run over the kind of quantity in question. Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Calling the comment an “unacceptable smear,” the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee had sent the younger Emanuel a letter (copied to Mr. Obama) calling on him to “disavow and repudiate these remarks publicly.” . . .
That led to Rahm Emanuel’s apology today.
“Today, Representative Emanuel called Mary Rose Oakar, president of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, apologized on behalf of his family and offered to meet with representatives of the Arab-American community at an appropriate time in the future,” said Nick Papas, a spokesman for the congressman.

Yup, more PC to those who hate us because Obama’s new chief of staff’s father said something stupid to an Israeli newspaper. Oy vey, America.

6 Responses

Not a mensch.

poetcomic1 on November 13, 2008 at 6:35 pm

What can we expect from someone who directed the Rabin/Arafat handshake?

TheJIDF on November 13, 2008 at 7:04 pm

They talked about change. They talked about hope. They never talked about COURAGE.
Rahm Emanuel supports foreign aid to Israel. His constituents know it. The Congress knows it. The President-Elect knows it. The American people know it. To anti-Semites and jihad-waging Muslims, this is “pro-Israel” no matter what else an elected official does.
So the real problem in my view is that tough-guy “Rahmbo” didn’t have the COURAGE to simply remind us of his pro-Israel Congressional record even if he thought it necessary to distance himself from his father’s undiplomatic rhetoric.
Deb, I think the O’Bama transition team is still in campaign mode. That would not only explain why Emanuel acted the way he did. It would explain why the President-Elect found it necessary to apologize to Nancy Reagan after a humorous quip he recently made.

There is NO Santa Claus on November 13, 2008 at 8:04 pm

LOL … “Monster Truck … Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!” Excellent blog post Debbie. Nobody will ever be able to say that we didn’t try to warn them.
Jimmy Lewis
SCS, Michigan

Jimmy Lewis on November 13, 2008 at 8:08 pm

The irony is that Rahm Emanuel would not have supported Israel in any case. He supports the ‘peace process’ which is designed to weaken Israel. He would be unlikely to try to interfere with talks with Syria, Iran, Hamas, etc. No one from BHO’s team has spoken against such talks yet — they just impose meaningless ‘conditions’ on such talks. All this means is that he will have to grovel a little more than he would hve otherwise, but he would grovel in any case.

c f on November 13, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Idiots. I hope we’re wrong.

samurai on November 14, 2008 at 12:14 am

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