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Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:13 PM

The Sudden But Well Deserved Fall of Rahm Emanuel

There is a separate thread on him but it seems to have run its course and I didn't want this to get lost.

For those who aren't fully up on the career of Rahm Emanuel, which reads like just about everything wrong with Third Way Democrats and the Clintons, this is a great New Yorker article. There is the incessant and aggressive fundraising from huge donors, the hawkishness, the contempt for progressives, the corruption, the revolving door between government and Wall Street, the dirty tricks, the incrementalist philosophy of not attempting to accomplish anything that isn't a sure thing, and on and on. I would clip some excerpts but the entire article should be read.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-sudden-but-well-deserved-fall-of-rahm-emanuel

The Chicago teacher's union has been calling for Emanuel's resignation over the police shooting of Laquan McDonald (16 bullets in the back as he was walking away) where the dashcam video was only released after 400 days by the order of a judge. Five days later the officer was arrested. Only 17% of Chicago voters believe Emanuel's claim that he had never seen the video. Emanuel has had a long standing feud with the teacher's union because he proposed extending the school day by 30% while only increasing teacher compensation by 2%.

It will be interesting to see if Bernie calls for Emanuel's resignation and puts Hillary on the spot. Rahm, as a soldier, would probably understand it if Hillary has to throw him overboard. I saw him say recently that he supported her and he hoped she still supported him.

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Reply The Sudden But Well Deserved Fall of Rahm Emanuel (Original post)
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 OP
bobthedrummer Mar 2016 #1
Maedhros Mar 2016 #2
Depaysement Mar 2016 #19
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #33
Maedhros Mar 2016 #36
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #38
Hell Hath No Fury Mar 2016 #3
Ken Burch Mar 2016 #9
stuffmatters Mar 2016 #24
MisterP Mar 2016 #4
Ken Burch Mar 2016 #8
kenfrequed Mar 2016 #15
fredamae Mar 2016 #5
Warren DeMontague Mar 2016 #6
Ken Burch Mar 2016 #7
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #10
Ken Burch Mar 2016 #11
zentrum Mar 2016 #12
amborin Mar 2016 #13
Plucketeer Mar 2016 #14
amborin Mar 2016 #16
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #25
appalachiablue Mar 2016 #22
highprincipleswork Mar 2016 #17
HenryWallace Mar 2016 #18
PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #29
Divernan Mar 2016 #44
olddots Mar 2016 #20
Ken Burch Mar 2016 #30
Helen Borg Mar 2016 #21
Duppers Mar 2016 #27
SoapBox Mar 2016 #23
ladjf Mar 2016 #26
Kalidurga Mar 2016 #28
FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #31
LiberalArkie Mar 2016 #39
xloadiex Mar 2016 #32
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #37
Divernan Mar 2016 #45
Uncle Joe Mar 2016 #34
99th_Monkey Mar 2016 #35
riderinthestorm Mar 2016 #40
Raster Mar 2016 #41
Beowulf Mar 2016 #42
JDPriestly Mar 2016 #43
lindysalsagal Mar 2016 #46
BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #50
aspirant Mar 2016 #47
LWolf Mar 2016 #48
tokenlib Mar 2016 #49
Faux pas Mar 2016 #51
DonCoquixote Mar 2016 #52

Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:14 PM

1. 1st K&R n/t

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:16 PM

2. As the father of a special needs child, I was particularly nauseated when he called us

 

"retards" for wanting liberal things.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:31 PM

19. +1000

Me too. Same circumstances, same feelings.

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:29 PM

33. Didn't he add f****ng in the front of it for a bigger slam? Time for Rahmbo to go!

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Response to Dont call me Shirley (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:36 PM

36. I find that less repulsive than vilifying "retarded" people. [n/t]

 

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Response to Maedhros (Reply #36)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:42 PM

38. Just the both together is a double insult.

I had an aunt with Downs Syndrome.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:20 PM

3. Bernie should take every chance he has --

 

to tie her to Rahm when campaigning there. They ARE cut from the same DLC cloth.

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:47 PM

9. Abso-freaking-tively.

 

"A Vote for HRC is a Vote for Rahm!" should be the catchphrase for the next week.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:52 PM

24. Exactly! I hope Bernie maximizes the long connex tween Hillary & Rahm

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:22 PM

4. of course if he ran again he'd STILL win

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Response to MisterP (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:46 PM

8. Not sure about that.

 

Rahm was re-elected on the AA vote...now, that AA people in Chicago hate the guy. If the video of LaQuan McDonald being killed by that cop had been released before the primary, Rahm wouldn't have had a chance.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:21 PM

15. Exactly.

He would be toast if that video had been out there before hand.

Hillary's long term support of and from Rahm could damage her there.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:36 PM

5. It was His insult toward Progressives

that was a big enough slap in the face to make me deeply look into the heart of "my" party...and it became slowly very clear, I was never gonna be a part of that club. The "big tent - stand for the working stiff" wasn't so big and there were very few "standing for working stiffs" after-all.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:38 PM

6. He obviously attended the Debbie Wasserman Schultz school of charm and likeability.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:43 PM

7. Best way to finish Rahm off is to vote for Bernie in the Illinois primary, March 15th.

 

Put the Rahmster out of his misery.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:51 PM

10. Emanuel gives me some hope that Bernie won't get crushed in Chicago with AA voters

It sure would be great if Bernie could get an endorsement from the teacher's union in Chicago.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 04:55 PM

11. Indeed. n/t.

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:17 PM

12. Couldn't happen to a more

….deserving guy. The one who called liberala "f#%king retarded."

Never met a PAC dollar he didn't love.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:18 PM

13. read how he closed many mental health centers, leading to increase in imprisonment of mentally ill

no link now but can dig one up

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Response to amborin (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:21 PM

14. In privatized prisons, no doubt!

 

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Response to amborin (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:22 PM

16. here's how Cook County jails house the mentally ill, thanks to Rahm's slashing the budgets

https://news.vice.com/video/institutionalized-mental-health-behind-bars

Rahm closed the mental health centers in the poorest sections of town:

Illinois reduced mental health funding by 32 percent — a total of $187 million — between 2009 and 2012, enough to rank among the 10 most drastic mental health cutbacks of all states nationwide during that period.

Related: Chicago is Going to Pay Reparations to People the Police Tortured Decades Ago

The cuts led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to close six out of the 12 public mental health facilities throughout the city. Many of the shuttered treatment centers were in vulnerable urban communities that were already underserved.


https://news.vice.com/article/this-sheriff-is-battling-budget-cuts-and-fighting-to-keep-mentally-ill-people-out-of-jail

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Response to amborin (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:52 PM

25. Thanks for posting

That was hard to watch. As Bernie says about the water crisis in Flint, it's hard to believe that is happening in the U.S. in 2016.

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Response to amborin (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:49 PM

22. There's film footage of Chicago residents protesting that action I saw. He's horrible.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:26 PM

17. Couldn't happen to a more deserving villain.

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:29 PM

18. He will try to hold on.......

 

I suspect that a Clinton presidency would provide him with an exit strategy.

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Response to HenryWallace (Reply #18)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:07 PM

29. Back into the White House? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #29)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 07:04 PM

44. He'd be a perfect Chief of Staff for Hillary!

Same values, and all.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:36 PM

20. Nobody loves Rahm but his mama

 

but she could be jiving him too .

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Response to olddots (Reply #20)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:11 PM

30. Damn, you're good!

 

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:40 PM

21. Always hated this slimeball.

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #21)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:55 PM

27. Even his physician brother is a strange person.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:50 PM

23. He's scum.

Never could stand him.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:53 PM

26. It's about time. nt

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 05:59 PM

28. I hate him

It's good to know he will never be a player in national politics, just some fringe guy with a worthless opinion.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:13 PM

31. WHen Obama appointed Rahm to chief of staff

I knew I had been hustled by Obama.

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Response to FlatBaroque (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:43 PM

39. Yep, me too. Then they named who was going to give the prayer at the inauguration.

I knew beyond a doubt that he was Reagan8 and not a liberal at all

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:27 PM

32. Notice how she has mentioned everyone BUT

Laquan McDonald?

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Response to xloadiex (Reply #32)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:38 PM

37. I hadn't thought about that.

My guess is we won't see his mother at Hillary campaign events.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Reply #37)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 07:05 PM

45. Keep making that excellent point!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:31 PM

34. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BernieforPres2016.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:34 PM

35. When is Hillary going to denounce Rahm Emanuel and his unsavory ways???

 

**CRICKETS***

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:46 PM

40. He's also tied to torture with the Homan Square CPD torture site

 

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/19/homan-square-chicago-police-disappeared-thousands

Operated for four years while he's been mayor. More than 7000 disappeared, almost all of them AAs.

Rahm's close friends with the Clintons and I'd love to see him taken out!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:47 PM

41. Epitome of the stereotypical sleazoid politician....

...in a thousand dollar suit, of course.

"For twenty years now, there have been those who say that this emperor never had any clothes on in the first place. Given the speed and intensity of his fall, perhaps it’s time to reconsider their case."

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 06:55 PM

42. Bernie has called for the resignation of any official involved in covering up the video.

He didn't call out Rahm by name, but many interpreted his remarks as including Rahm.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 07:02 PM

43. K&R.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Wed Mar 9, 2016, 09:33 PM

46. Did he resign? Did I miss something?

No indication in the article how he's falling.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #46)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:52 PM

50. The fall is that 17% of Chicago residents believe him on the shooting video,

Democratic constituencies (like the Chicago teacher's union) despise him, and he has become politically radioactive. If he survives his current term as Chicago mayor, his career in politics is likely over. I doubt even Hillary would bring him into the White House again if she was to be elected.

I've seen him basically acknowledge he is damaged goods. He said he supports Hillary and hope she still supports him. I hope Bernie makes him a campaign issue in Illinois.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 06:37 AM

47. K&R

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:20 AM

48. If he's falling, that is massively great news,

made even sweeter if he's taken down by teachers.

And yes, that was a great read.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 09:34 AM

49. Hell, Hillary would throw Rahmbo to a pack of starving dogs..if it gets her more votes..

After all, it's her turn damn it all! Karma will bite Rahm in the ass!

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 12:56 PM

51. Kickin' to bookmark.

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Response to BernieforPres2016 (Original post)

Thu Mar 10, 2016, 01:15 PM

52. vp 2016

do not be surprised....

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