Here is America's solution to bring peace to the Middle East. Hillary can't do it. Besides, I don't want to hear the Repubs recycling the old Clinton scandals.
Advice for Emanuel. Do not wait for Hillary or anyone else. Just run and see what happens. Everyone might be surprised.
Thanks for stopping by ,Rahm.
Rahm, have you fixed that "little gang problem"yet
If Rham is elected President, State of the Union addresses will have a five second delay.
Rahm, you can't manage a fucking midwestern city. What makes you think you can perform on a global stage?
Why not? He's doing a bang, bang, BANG-up job as mayor of Chicago.
He lowered the murder rate and solved the gang problem didn't he? If he hasn't he should be permanently forgotten and should go back to his true love:ballet dancing.He can be a better queen prancing on stage then pretending to be a big city mayor.
If Rahm is elected President, all press conferences will end with Rahm slapping the shit out of sassy reporters.
Rahm, you are going to have to take butch lessons,asap,cause there is way too much sugar in your walk. Now be a good gurl and follow this advice, ok
The Clintonistas and Repubs on this thread are sweating bullets that something unexpected may occur in their future: The end of their political careers. Enjoy the free office coffee while you can.
Rahmbo will win!
"Live For Nothing, or Die For Something"
Nyet. Too corrupt. Too centrist. To win we need a genuine progressive.
[r10], we need someone to win first. Genuine progressives have been officially declared as Bolsheviks by the NY Times and Walpo. And FauxNews and the Wall Street Journal? The AntiChrist no doubt, like they did Nader.
So a centralist it must be. Rahm is the Man.
OP - I think Rahm a smart guy.
But based upon his history in the House - if you think you'd be electing a liberal you're wrong.
I'm looking to avoid a Fundie theocracy and WW3. We'll just have to see if he grows into his responsibilities in the White House.
Rahm, having a nice ballet-sculpted ass is important, but I need a president who can offer something more than that.
If Emanuel does win the nomination, his opponent at this point looks like either Paul Ryan or Scott Walker.
He can't defeat Hillary as a Centrist and let's face it, he's got too many skeletons in the closet.
Nix on Rahm. He is a non-starter.
If Obama wants to promote someone to follow him, he'd better be pushing a cabinet officer.
R16 - are you kidding me?
Emanuel went around the country looking for anti-gun control Democrats to run for office.
Like Clinton he can be as centrist as politically necessary.
He's only 53 he can do two terms as mayor and do something else for 2-4 years - and then run for President.
I don't see how he puts in only one term as major and then runs for President, or how he runs for President while he is mayor.
He is simply too tone deaf and unlikable as a personality. He would never make it through the process and maintain popularity, now or in the future.
You're thinking with your dick, OP. I'd like to fuck him too, but wouldn't trust him to lead the country.
The same guy who's ruling over the Murder Capital of the US? Total POS
Or how about Paul Walker, R15?
He's Jewish and a friend of Israel. No fucking thanks.
Please. Rahm Emanuel will lose the election for the Dems. Sad thing is, he can do the politics like Lieberman to get out there. The dnc is that lame and filled with his buddies. Hello Rahm, goodbye Dems.
Why the fucking FUCK is the Middle East our most pressing issue?
[quote]He lowered the murder rate and solved the gang problem didn't he?
When did that happen? I must have slept through it.
R24. Because Christians are dumb.
He has Israeli citizenship too, I believe. If you thought they were wild about Obama....
That crooked little fuck should not even be mayor.
W&W for R3.
This thread sounds like the chatter inside a Palm Beach club, circa 1925. But it only indicates the fear of those oppose an Emanuel candidacy. It only makes me feel more secure in the rightness of this cause.
I think a progressive female running mate would prepare for a 2024 Democratic administration. Any candidates?
He's neck and neck with Anthony Weiner in the "Corrupt and Ugly as Fuck Sweepstakes"
Here's an idea for a political slogan:
"Opposing Rahm is political Creationism."
Since Emanuel has already lost the Fundy vote, I think there's no harm in it. I remember when the MSM was commenting on Palin's belief that the earth was only 5000 years old.
Was Rahm involved in Blago selling the senate seat mess? It wasn't long when the WH was rumored to be involved that Rahm left the WH.
He's much more right wing than Obama. And you'll get a lot more Israel. Rabid.
remember when he yelled at that crazy congressman while nude?.....hot!!
OP, do you really want someone like Ari Emmanuel whispering to the POTUS?
He'll do anything for Israel except actually live there.
Unlikeable and wouldn't there be tons of negative stories about him?
I thought he even served in the Israeli Army? Hardly a "patriotic" American!
Regarding Israel, Rahm has taken a lot of flak from over there for putting the interests of the US before Israel. If Rahm runs, we can be sure of the Republicans screaming "Moser!"
I wouldn't be surprised if a Freeper conjures a birth certificate that proves that Rahm was really born an Iranian Moslem and is secretly planning to make Sharia law of the land. Today, Chicago. Tomorrow the world! Ha, ha.
We are defined by our enemies, so just keep the love notes coming. To us it's all compliments!
Believing one is defined by one's enemies is false; it is a decision. A decision made by a schizophrenic.
Rahm is by all accounts a total asshole. Why not let Anthony Weiner be President, at least he's not a closeted gay (true or not once you're a ballet dancer...), and has an adorable child!
Why would anyone announce early? It's absurdly ridiculous when they do that.
Republicans continue to shoot themselves in the foot (but they don't realize it). I say let them keep the attention for themselves and their inability to represent the American people. They keep showing their asses. Democrats should just sit back and keep quiet.
What an interesting choice. You bet that Obama will endorse him over Hillary.
We do need a president who is strong on policies of the Middle East.
Why do some even put up with Rahm's obnoxious foolishness. He's a little shit. I mean seriously, I've seen him in person and you could throw his ass up on a bookshelf somewhere. Does this man a good physical fighter or something? I can see Hillary herself bitch-slapping his little ass.
We need a president who is not just intellectual. We need someone who will CRUSH our enemies and a Republican CONGRESS to push through the Democrat's domestic agenda and US Middle East policy.
NOBODY can go up against Rahm. He is a relentless fighter and that's what we need.
R46 Nobody? You're kidding right? He hasn't battled the gangs and murders in Chicago and won.That says a lot about him. If he can't solve a localized issue like that then he won't be able to face off with someone like Putin. Who is a total asshole and a real tough guy. I mean the prick has a pet tiger for Pete's sake.
R44 I doubt that very much. I despise Hil but Obama will endorse her over Rahm, Biden or anyone else.
I'd sooner have a president who would stay the fuck out of the Middle East.
I am the most Liberal Chicagoan around and a big Mary! Obama-Loving, Hillary-Worshipping , Tea-Party-Loathing queen you'd never want to meet and I love Chicago.
Rahm Emanuel is an ass, arrogant to the point of hubris and isn't getting elected to anything anywhere legitimately ever again.
What exactly has he done about the gang problem? Gen Honore said the National Guard should best called to patrol the streets.
The only reason I'd vote for Rahm is the Middle East
Would they put a milk crate behind the podium for him?
Any opinions on Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren as a running mate?
What happened to Tammy Duckworth?
Emanuel with a progressive female running mate seems the most practical and fairest combination. A female progressive as president in 2024 is attainable.
But it's Rahm's call as to a running mate.
Booker and Emmanuel are both whores for money. NO NO. So, for that matter, is Hillary Clinton.
A Jew President? hahahahhaaha!
Ugly, but true R57.
More important, he has the Man Behind The Throne problem.
It's why we have to do the math on HC running in 2016. How many are still alive who hated her guts for Universal Healthcare?
[quote]Here is America's solution to bring peace to the Middle East.
That is my number one concern.
He's a charismatic man. In person. And if he likes you (I'm speaking from experience).
But he couldn't even bring peace to the White House, let alone the Middle East.
He's not charismatic. He's a bully.
Learn the difference, sweetie.
Heaven forbid. He is so a Republican!
Besides, they will never elect an Israeli Jew to be president. Way back in the 1960s when we got our first Catholic president my dad (Jewish) said there will be a black person and a woman in the WH before there will ever be a Jew. So far one out 3 of his predictions has come true.
Statistically, you're dad is right, R63.
It hinges on when the majority of voters were born - before or after the civil rights act.
The chances of a black man becoming president hit 50% for the 2009 election.
It was predicted chances of a woman being elected president wouldn't hit 50% until 2016 because of the ERA movement.
If Rahm Emanuel is elected, he will not be a Jewish, Catholic, Israeli, white, black, asian, hispanic or any kind of President other than an AMERICAN President.
[quote]Here is America's solution to bring peace to the Middle East.
Yeah, elect a Jew and everyone in the Middle East will suddenly burst out in a rendition of Kumbaya. Deludanoid.
Only in an ideal world R65, not in the actual world we live in.
[r66], Emanuel and the city of Chicago have excellent relations with the Muslim community. See link below.
All sincere peace-loving Muslims and Israelis alike have a true friend and ally in Rahm.
What's Rahm's approval rating in Chicago, hmmmmm?
He's a MASSIVE douchebag.
[quote]Besides, they will never elect an Israeli Jew to be president.
When did Chicago move to Dubai? Who cares if Muslims in Chicago love Emmanuel; the ones in Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Egypt hate him for simply being a Jew and won't deal with him as an equal.
Looks like some of the posters from the anti-food stamp and Obamacare threads have followed me here. Hmmm...
I laughed out loud when I read this title.
R22 you are an anti-semite.
because he is Jewish and a friend of Israel I would vote for him!
r22 isn't an anti-Semite. He/she just needs to switch to Sanka. Too much caffeine. Where's the Sanka lady?
[quote]If Rahm Emanuel is elected, he will not be a Jewish, Catholic, Israeli, white, black, asian, hispanic or any kind of President other than an AMERICAN President.
But he is also a citizen of Israel. He is an Israeli whether you call him one or not. He'll have a hard time winning 50.1% of the vote when 26% of the US population is Muslim. And that is just one sub-set of voters who would be unlikely to vote for an Israeli to be the US President.
The Ted Cruz of the Democratic Party? No thanks.
Citizen of Isreal? That didn't stop Ted Cruz!!
[quote]We need a president who is not just intellectual.
Shades of Herman Cain (aka Pizza Guy), 2012 candidate for GOP Pres nomination, who didn't know where Libya was: "We need a leader, not a reader!".
OP, you seem to be on a first name basis with Mr. Emanuel, but I'm not inclined to agree with you about your pal's fitness for the office of Pres.
I would like to fuck Rahm in his kosher ass
Stupidest OP in ages. And persistent, too.
R81 I have a feeling it would be the other way around.
Busting Public Unions
Privatizing functions to Investment Banks
Firing people with Disabilities
Allowing crime to skyrocket
More Charter Schools!
More University of Chicago Fauxnomics
So far I'm not seeing why OP loves him. He hasn't even achieved gay marriage in Illinois, where most of the Republican politicians are big fruits.
He also is expanding Chinese in the school because he wants MORE IMMIGRATION and more GLOBAL FREE TRADE.
He is a disaster of the greatest magnitude and he did everything he could to sabotage Obama's first term.
He is truly a Republican who ran as a Democrat and that's why I think the way forward for true progressives is to run as Republicans and take over their party from the inside and force it to the hard left.
They are suddenly fixing the Metra train bridges that lead to the north shore suburbs where he grew up. I presume it's TARP funds of some kind, but I wouldn't be surprised if he demanded it. Still I don't see how he has benefited the city.
"Do you know when a Jew will be elected President of the United States? Never!"
Who picked whom to be whose chief of staff, r85? Obviously, Obama is A-OK with Rahm. Says a lot about Obama, too, no?
Obama does trust Rahm and asked him to be his Chief of Staff because Rahm can't be messed with. He protected Obama from the vicious Republicans and that's how Obama was able to save the collapsing economy and get Obamacare passed. These two accomplishments will define Obama's legacy and it is Rahm who made it happen.
Rahm will also be better at foreign policy than Obama. He is 100X tougher than Hillary.
Jews don't need the Presidency, they already wield tons of power despite small demographic numbers.
r92 makes a great point!
No it was Rahm who took out the public option and any hint of controlling costs (to flatter his greedy brother).
And it was Rahm who let the military and Republicans threaten Obama into impotence.
Don't mind him beng an @$$. I'd like to see focus on education, ending for profit prison system. The Chicago killing fields will ruin it.'. Did you know there were over 900 murders in 1991? NY had over 2000 around that same time. National Guard should be called, according to Gen. Honore