Sunday, December 21, 2008

Just once.

It turns out that's how many times the O man's right hand man, Rahm Emanuel, chatted it up with Rod Blagojevich. And, it turns out, there was no juicy discussion about a quid pro quo between his O ness and Blago for his Senate seat.

That chill you feel is from the air caused by the wind that just got sucked out of Conservatives. Just last week Sean Hannity and his friends from FOX were speculating that there might have been as much as 25 different taped conversations between Emanuel and Blago. And they were salivating at the possibilities. Oh if only it could have been different, Christmas would have been a year long event for my friends on the right.

"Sources also confirm that Emanuel made the case for picking Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett during at least one of the conversations. In the course of that conversation, Harris asked if in return for picking Jarrett, "all we get is appreciation, right?" "Right," Emanuel responded."

Yep, all you get is "appreciation" that' s kind of how the O man rolls, and rolling like that has served the O man well.

S0 move along folks, there is no scandal to see here. His O ness and his crew might have been a little slow on the uptake with this one, but once again, there is no fire to go with the smoke.

O man, you are one lucky guy.


Anonymous said...

Who's Harris?

boukman70 said...

You know, the press has been constantly annoying me with trying to tie Obama with Blags. They had the Gov. on tape complaining that Obama's folks wouldn't play ball, Fitzgerald said Obama wouldn't play ball. And yet, they've been doing whatever they can to tie the two. Then they went after Jesse, Jr., and then they went after Emmanuel--just hoping against hope they could Whitewater Obama. Hopefully, this will silence the MSM. I fear that you'll have to pry the conspiracy theories away from conservatives' and Fox's cold, dead hands.

Anonymous said...

Um, just ONCE?
from the link:
"the report will show Emanuel also had four phone calls with Blagojevich Chief of Staff John Harris."

Anonymous said...

Oh, oops! Right, it WAS just one with Blagojevich himself. Sorry 'bout that. But at least the quote does tell sharon in ct who Harris is.

Anonymous said...

obambi spoke it's all over....yeah right

bet you a dollar it's not

Anonymous said...

I don't know if we could have handled Madoff AND Emanuel back to back.
It would have been a very sad Chanukkah.

Anonymous said...

This will never be over for the Republican Trolls. They are going to treat Obama the same as they did with Clinton in the 90's.

So, Field Negro...Get ready for a very long freaking four years of Republican and mass media innuendo on Obama. I hope you have enough aspirin.

La♥audiobooks said...

"Oh if only it could have been different, Christmas would have been a year long event for my friends on the right."

Don't feel for them just yet. Well, back to the birth certificate we'll go.

Anonymous said...

If Emanuel, Obama and his staff are indeed cleared I'm grateful. It's amazing to me how everyone is trying to critque Obama's every move. I can't remember a time when everything from the Inaugral Innvocation to the First Family dog has created such a stir.

I think continued interest and involvement is wonderful. The more eyes actually 'watching' you, perhaps the less chances of the President going astray.

But I have no good words for Hannity, Pat Buchannen or Monica Crowley...they are evident in their rhetoric for their dislike of minorities, Blacks in particular.

Hathor said...

Who gives a crap if the Republicans will continue with innuendo, they'll be using their time not looking for a way to win the next elections.

A person can be pragmatic and not ignorant. Emanuel had endured during the Clinton years, I think he has smarts enough to learn from experiences.

After our previous mayor's office was bugged by the FBI for years (Big Pay to Play Scandal), it would seem that Blagojevich doesn't keep up with current affairs or thought he had been sprinkled with faerie dust and dreamed himself invisible.

daedalus2u said...

If the Republicans spend the next two years sniping at Obama, there will be large Democratic gains in the next election.

The problems that the US is facing right now are of the GOP's making. The war in Iraq, the economic collapse, global warming, the increase in terrorism, the health care crisis.

More of what the GOP wants will make the hole the US is in even deeper. Everyone but the rabid hard core right wing sees that.

field negro said...

Republican gains will depend on what type of presidency the O man has for the next two years.

Anonymous said...

Was this man found guilty in a court of law? Field, you being a lawyer and all, does this add up to a criminal charge or political payback?


Unknown said...

and with that Field, I will take my leave for a couple days to spend with my family.. the O man is all good... please, all you americans, keep my man safe til at least the new year...

have a good christmas holiday one and all... (or kwanzaa (sp?).. which is known about but never actually caught on here...)

earlgrey said...

FN, I think at this point we may be able to say he is good not lucky. ;)

@cinco, I think everything he does is under a microscope from both sides of the spectrum because it is such a historic event. I can barely get my head around the significance of the Obama presidency. But there are so many hopes and dreams and fears that go with it all. I think for a lot of people, myself included, sometimes it is hard to be step back and be objective and rational when your emotions are so revved up.

Jimi said...

That's Our Press, happy and eager to speculate, parse, mind-read and even outright novelize for the common rubes consumption.

Mrs. Chili said...

Lucky, or smart?

Anonymous said...

Next they will claim he killed Vince Foster.

Ivan Ivanovich Renko said...

What Earl Grey said. I'm tellin' ya, I quit second-guessing the O-man many months ago.

I just pop a bit more popcorn and enjoy the show.

Gua said...

FN, I believe that the O'man has scruples, and the the RNC will be pissin' in the wind for 4 or more years!!

field negro said...

"Lucky, or smart?" Mrs. Chili, maybe a bit of both.

Marci, have a wonderful Holiday. And stay safe.

Ivan, I am going to be enjoying the show with you.

"Next they will claim he killed Vince Foster."

Didn't they do that already? :)

Tammy said...

Anonymous is right when he/she said this:

This will never be over for the Republican Trolls. They are going to treat Obama the same as they did with Clinton in the 90's.

Head on over to if you need any proof of that and read some of the comments by Republicans. They are demanding the tapes so they can 'listen for themselves' because secondhand info just isn't enough.

Anonymous said...

Don't you know Field, the rethugs are on to something else since that didn't fly...... O man and his family..elitists that they are...are staying at a $9 million dollar estate!!! (every single freaking article reminds you)...yeah that's right, in EXOTIC Hawaii!! In these troubling times, shouldn't his family be at a Holiday Inn Express in St Louis!!

Swear to God, I read that on usatoday.

BigAssBelle said...

I don't think he's lucky. This is the same shit they did with Clinton, starting with Whitewater.

And CNN's poll results show that it's working: more people than not believe something was amiss with Obama's interactions with the big haired jackass from Chicago.

All they have to do is keep it going, keep it going, keep it fucking going. With their suppositions and whispers and imaginings, they keep it in the public consciousness long enough that everyone just begins to suspect that there truly is something wrong.

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG but there doesn't have to be. All they have to do is keep. it. going.

They're starting with Obama already. He has a hell of a fight on his hands with the economy and two wars and heaven knows what other shit, but the biggest hurdle he's going to have to clear is finding some way around our "liberal" media.

Bob said...

I just think about 20 years ago Obama studied politicians who f*cked themselves & made a "Don't do this" list. Bill Clinton shoulda done that.

Anonymous said...

...Say Miranda...a 9 million estate ain't no big thing in Hawaii...average beachfront Oahu property exceeds 10 million, so it's actually slumming...who cares what USA Today says...after all , that's the McDonalds of fishwraps.

Nan said...

Luck or smarts? How about both? Like the saying goes, fortune favors the prepared mind.

The Republicans are going to spend the next 4 years trying to drum up scandals. The fact most people won't believe them is irrelevant -- they'll still be a distraction at a time when the country can't afford them.

Christopher said...

Just once for Rahm.

Now, Obama appears to have met with fat pig, Rick Warren, far more times.

At least 3, by my count.

field negro said...

Bob, I bet Bill studied it too. But what's that saying about power corrupting?

"THERE'S NOTHING WRONG but there doesn't have to be. All they have to do is keep. it. going..."

And I can gurantee you that they will do just that. But that's fine, there is lots of popcorn to fo around for everyone.

She Draws said...

Hey are you going to watch that CNN special Obama revealed? I think it comes on Christmas Eve I set my DVR to record!

Have a happy holiday!!!!

Go B.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Wow the man isn't even sworn in yet and the Rethugs have started already.

What part of "Obama won't play ball" do they not understand?

Constructive Feedback said...


Do you mind if I frame this for you?

The Democratic operatives like yourself have been reduced into debating over how much your Democratic President guy has been free and clear of the corrupt Democratic governor crook in Illinois who faces impeachment by the Democratic legislature of Illinois.

Instead of the Democratic President elect talking to the Democratic governor who hails from Chicagoland - he sent his Democratic Chief of Staff to do the talking to the Democratic governor. Where as the Democratic Chief of Staff who is also a Chicagoland insider in the corrupt Democratic machine of Democratic mayor of Chicago - you express happiness that there is only one or two phone calls on record between these two MACHINE-MATES from Chicago.

The fact that the Feds did not catch any wrong doing on tape has you attacking FOX NEWS for their salivation rather than looking at the CHICAGO MACHINE politics and corruption.

(Field - go back to the trans fat debate man. I liked you better then)

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