Congressman warns rahm: This isn't chicago

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    The intimidation tactics of this administration are beyond the pale. First the Black Panthers with billy clubs at the polls getting off and now this.

    Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!
    August 4, 2009
    WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.”

    “I and others have dared to bring these facts to the attention of President Obama, the Congress and the American people,” Issa wrote. “You’ve unfortunately reacted by once again resorting to the playbook of the Chicago political machine.”

    Last month, Politico reported that Emanuel had “launched a coordinated effort to jam” Senator Kyl and other Administration critics… “[A]fter seeing Kyl and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) again paint the legislation as a failure on Sunday talk shows, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel directed that the letters from the Cabinet secretaries be sent to [Governor] Brewer, according to two administration officials.”
    Issa noted, “The fact that the letters were coordinated by you to maximize the level of intimidation is supported by the timing, structure, and content of each letter. Not only were the four letters all sent the day following Senator Kyl’s remarks, but they were also remarkably similar in tone and sentence structure.”

    Letter from Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation:

    On Sunday, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl publicly questioned whether the stimulus is working and stated that he wants to cancel projects that aren’t presently underway. I believe the stimulus has been very effective in creating job opportunities throughout the country. However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Senator Kyl suggests, please let me know [emphasis added].

    Letter from Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior:

    Some key Republican leaders in Congress have publicly questioned whether the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working and suggested cancelling all projects that are not currently in progress. I believe they are wrong. The stimulus funds provided through the Recovery Act are a very effective way to create job opportunities throughout the Country. However, if you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to Arizona, please let me know [emphasis added].

    “At what point do you believe your practice of Chicago-style politics violates a public official’s right to speak out in favor of alternative policies,” Issa asks. “The American people have a right to know what role you played in developing the threatening letters to Governor Brewer and whether you intend to continue to engage in these tactics in the future.”

    Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Republicans: Press Release :: Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!
     
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    HEY can ANYBODY please explain why this CLOWN doesn't want the HEALTHCARE BILL READ BY CONGRESS???????
    my ONLY GUESS is this as, soon as the members first READ, then UNDERSTAND, the implication.......
    within 24 hours TOPS he WILL BE FACING IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDING......
     
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    yes Arizona govenor jan brewer should have told them to fuck off and to take their money and shove it. then she could eliminate welfare completly and bada bing saving money and preserving liberty is a beautiful thing!
     
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    I love the new Obama poster
     
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    What I'd like to read soon:


    Emmanuel warns Issa: This isn't 1993, either
     
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    its looking a lot closer to 93 than you are willing to believe
     

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