Rahm Emanuel, former mayor of Chiraq, had a message for the 20-plus Democrats running for president: stop sounding like Democrats.
In a column at Medium, Emanuel said ahead of Debate No. 2, "This time, don’t fall into the traps that had many of us shaking our heads during the debates in Miami.
"Before our party promises health care coverage to undocumented immigrants — a position not even Ted Kennedy took — let’s help the more than 30 million Americans who are a single illness away from financial ruin.
"Before we start worrying about whether the Boston Marathon bomber can vote, let’s stop states that are actively trying to curtail voting rights of citizens.
"And before we promise a guaranteed minimum income to healthy adults who prefer to stay home and play video games, let’s increase the minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit to benefit the millions of people who work hard and still live near poverty."
Actually, the video gamers also can collect Earned Income Tax Credit, but he was on a roll.
I noticed that he did not say don't give free health insurance for illegal aliens. I noticed that he did not say don't let the Boston Marathon bomber vote. I noticed that he did not say don't give a guaranteed minimum income to healthy adults who prefer to stay home and play video games.
He merely said talk about something else.
His message was to be smart and stealth in pushing America off the cliff