Rahm Emanuel was picked by Obama to be his new Chief of Staff. Emanuel is another thug from Chicago, and has a vast record of liberalism. He is know for being a real ass, and has been quoted as saying "F--- the Republicans." Yep, that's real change, and bipartisinship. Anway, I thought I'd list some of his political record and political views here. Thanks to ontheissues.org.

Rahm Emanuel on Abortion
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Voted NO on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
Voted NO on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
Voted NO on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)

Rahm Emanuel on Civil Rights
Voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
Shift from group preferences to economic empowerment of all. (Aug 2000)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
Rated 100% by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 94% by the NAACP, indicating a pro-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees. (Dec 2007)
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment. (Mar 2007)

Rahm Emanuel on Energy & Oil
Voted YES on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted YES on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted YES on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on criminalizing oil cartels like OPEC. (May 2007)
Voted YES on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
Voted NO on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
Supports tradable emissions permits for greenhouse gases. (Aug 2000)
Establish greenhouse gas tradeable allowances. (Feb 2005)
Rated 67% by CAF, indicating a mixed record on energy independence. (Dec 2006)

Rahm Emanuel on Families & Children
Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
Give parents tools to balance work and family. (Aug 2000)
Rated 8% by the Christian Coalition: an anti-family voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rahm Emanuel on Gun Control
Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology. (Aug 2000)
Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rahm Emanuel on Homeland Security
Voted YES on requiring FISA warrants for wiretaps in US, but not abroad. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on removing need for FISA warrant for wiretapping abroad. (Aug 2007)
Voted YES on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
Voted NO on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
Voted NO on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
Voted NO on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
Rated 100% by SANE, indicating a pro-peace voting record. (Dec 2003)

Rahm Emanuel on Immigration
Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
Rated 0% by FAIR, indicating a voting record loosening immigration. (Dec 2003)
Comprehensive immigration reform without amnesty. (May 2005)
Rated 8% by USBC, indicating an open-border stance. (Dec 2006)

Rahm Emanuel on Principles & Values
Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism. (Aug 2000)
Rated 92% by the AU, indicating support of church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Member of Democratic Leadership Council. (Nov 2007)

Rahm Emanuel on Tax Reform
Voted YES on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)
Voted NO on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
Voted NO on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
Voted NO on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
Voted NO on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
Rated 23% by NTU, indicating a "Big Spender" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 100% by the CTJ, indicating support of progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)

Rahm Emanuel on War & Peace
Voted YES on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
Voted NO on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)

These are just some of his positions, for the rest, visit: http://www.ontheissues.org/IL/Rahm_Emanuel.htm


Merge Divide said...

Thank you for making me feel better about the Obama's selection of Emmanuel... his support for NAFTA was bothering me, but your cherry-picking of his record makes him look a reasoned legislator.

I'm certainly happy that the President-elect chose someone who is willing and able to let the Republicans know their proper place.

Zack R said...

Great, valuable post. How on earth do various conservative commentators like Hugh Hewitt read this guy's record and come away approvingly speaking of him as not too far Left? He's not even in favor of allowing military recruitment on campuses! It's a shocking record, with ten Leftist signposts for every one moderate one.

Bruce said...

why is this not all over the news. he is a typical chicago political crook. nobody should be against having military recruiters on campuses.

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