For those unfamiliar with the name Rahm Emmanuel, he is a senior member of the Chicago Democratic political machine that played a pivotal role in getting a fellow Chicago 'progressive' elected to the Presidency of the United States.
Rahm Emmanuel is as efficient and dedicated as he is ruthless. After bedding down the new President Obama in the White House, he left Washington DC to take over the Mayorship of Chicago from another 'progressive' Democrat, Mayor Richard M. Daley of the all powerful Daley political dynasty which was started by his father and includes his three brothers.
This formidable 'progressive' machine knows how to win elections in Chicago and they put this expertise to use in the 2008 Presidential election.
Rahm Emmanuel occasionally blesses his fellow 'progressives' with his pearls of wisdom on electioneering, one of which is " you never want a serious crisis go to waste". Roughly translated that means that when it comes to the fundamental transformation of America, positive political capital can be extorted from any news story no matter how tragic, in fact the rule of thumb is that the bigger the tragedy, the bigger the potential vote.
This is the politics of the sewer but in the minds of 'progressives' their agenda is so important to them that the ends justify the means therefore even the victims of tragedies such as the appalling shooting in Newtown, Connecticut are fair game to use in order to advance their transformational agenda.
New York's Mayor Bloomberg is from the same gene pool as Mayor Emmanuel therefore he is shamelessly using the terrible shooting tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut to further the 'progressives' long term agenda to disarm law abiding American citizens by stripping them of their Constitutional Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Whatever an individuals' point of view may be on the issue of gun control, CEO Wayne LaPierre of the NRA made some indisputable points during his pro 2nd ammendment speech, particularly in reference to mental health care and gun crime victims in gun free zones.
More important is the fact that people such as the Presidents supporters including 'progressive' Hollywood actors and brain dead celebrities protect themselves with armed security personel along with potential targets like airports, banks and sport venues.
For reasons known only to 'progressives' the same protection cannot be afforded to schoolchildren and their teachers who are be the most vulnerable group of all.
Listening to Mayor Bloomberg's response to Wayne LaPierre one would be forgiven for thinking that he was rehearsing a satirical sketch for Saturday Night Live.
Mayor Bloomberg failed to address any of the points made by LaPierre but indulged in the usual 'progressive' debating tactic of demonising and smearing the messenger.
Mayor Bloomberg accused LaPierre of not offering any solutions then derided him in no uncertain terms for the solutions that he had in fact offered.
Mayor Bloomberg ignored whole sections of LaPierre's speech on the effect on young minds of violent video games, including 'Kindergarten Killer' and the incessant violence churned out by Hollywood, risibly he held LaPierre and the NRA responsible for the problem of violence in society.
Mayor Bloomberg surpassed himself to the point where only the terminally stupid could take him seriously when he claimed that LaPierre "offered a paranoid *dystopian vision of a more dangerous and violent America". ( *Dystopia meaning a society in a repressive and controlled state) This is the very same Mayor Bloomberg who is busy creating a state of dystopia in America's biggest city.
This is the same Mayor Bloomberg who spoke up in support of homosexual marriage by stating that the government shouldn't tell people who to marry and who then went on to tell people they can't have a 16oz soda or put salt on their fries.
Political party flip flopping billionaire Bloomberg is an authoritarian 1%er who is threatening to stand in the next gubernatorial or Presidential race so please remember to drink a toast to his election victory today because when he is elected alcoholic beverages will go the way of sugar, salt and transfats.