Yesterday I posted on Jane Hamsher’s appearance on Fox News to demand defeat of the Senate bill.

Today, Hamsher and Grover Norquist, who runs the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, have issued a joint letter demanding the resignation of Rahm Emanuel, and an investigation into Emanuel’s activities at Freddie Mac before the statute of limitations runs out:

December 23, 2009

Attorney General of the United States of America
U.S.Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which establishes that the actions of the White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potentially malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out….

Sincerely,

Jane Hamsher
Firedoglake.com

Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform

I think what we have here is the beginning of opposing sides teaming together against the manipulation of our legislative process which has resulted in a Senate bill which the Left and Right, and the majority of Americans, correctly reject. “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” thing definitely is going on.

It is time to start over, to have a real debate over principles, and to bring transparency to the process. The effort to hold Emanuel accountable — and I do not presume he did anything unlawful — is just the tip of the angry iceberg of Leftists who feel betrayed and Rightists who feel vindicated in their fears.

Emanuel is the first target of this coalition of the aggrieved because he has been the driving force behind the health care legislative process, including the payoffs, the secrecy, the abandonment of campaign promises, and the hardball tactics. Make no mistake about it, Emanuel is merely a proxy for Obama, who has lost credibility with the Left and never had credibility with the Right.

The politicians who insist on pushing forward with unpopular health care legislation do so at their political peril, now that cats and dogs are getting along.

Afterthought: Does this mean I have to start getting along with him?

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