Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Rahm Emanuel Trashed By Bill Moyers ... Go Bill!

On the Bill Maher's Real Time TV show journalist and former White House staffer Bill Moyers trashed Obama's Chief of Staff and the architect of Obama's health care reform Rahm Emanuel.

Moyers said that through Emanuel Obama told "... most out-spoken champions of health care reform to 'Sit down and shut up.' That's what Rahm Emanuel in effect, Chief of Staff at the White House, has told progressives when they stood up as a unit in Congress and said 'No public insurance option ... NO health care reform.'

"And I think the reason for that is" Moyers continued, "... in the time since I was there, forty years ago, the Democratic Party has become like the Republican Party ... equally influenced by corporate money."

"I think Rahm Emanuel, who is a clever politician, understands the money for Obama's re-election will come primarily from the health care industry, the drug industry and Wall Street. And so he (Emanuel) is a corporate Democrat who is destined ... DETERMINED that there won't be something in this legislation, if we get it, that will turn off those powerful interests."