Useless F%$#ing Democrats
In the dead of night, the US Senate had confirmed Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan.
This is a guy who was forced out as Mayor of Chicago because he covered up a murder by a cop to help his reelection bid, allowed the Chicago PD set up an off-the books black torture site, and gas a large responsibility for every Democratic Party electoral debacle in the past 30 years, and has generally failed up throughout his entire career, but Joe Biden nominated him as ambassador to Japan because they felt it necessary to engage in hippie punching. (See here)
Add to this the fact that he is abrasive, abusive, and loud, which makes him spectacularly ill suited for a post in Tokyo, and you have a trifecta of stupidity.
We know that they did not want this noticed, because they did it in the just after midnight on Friday:
In its final business of the year, the Senate confirmed Rahm Emanuel, the controversial former Chicago mayor and White House chief of staff, as ambassador to Japan early Saturday morning on a bipartisan vote.
Emanuel’s confirmation came as Senate Democrats struck a deal with Republicans to advance dozens of other Biden administration nominees, including ambassadors to major U.S. allies that had been sitting in limbo because of opposition from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), who sought to force a vote that could block the Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline.After days of fits and starts, an agreement finally came together early Saturday morning as senators of both parties itched to begin their holiday recess. Democrats agreed to a pipeline vote next month in return for the confirmation of nearly 50 ambassadors — including envoys to Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden and the European Union — plus several other Biden administration nominees.
Emanuel was the only State Department nominee to require a roll-call vote, however — a reflection of his hard-charging style and the opposition he had generated from both Republicans and Democrats, who raised particular concern about his tenure as mayor and his handling of the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.
Three of the most liberal Senate Democrats — Edward J. Markey (Mass.), Jeff Merkley (Ore.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) — voted against Emanuel’s confirmation. A fourth liberal who had considered opposing the nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), did not vote.
But eight Republicans backed Emanuel, giving the confirmation breathing room on a night when more than 30 senators were absent because of the impending holiday break. The final vote was 48–21.
Seriously, why does this loser keep failing up?
My explanation is that he is that the Democratic Party establishment (There is no Democratic Party establishment) is ineluctably corrupt, and this is a signal to their minions that no matter how worthless they are, they will always have a job.