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« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2009, 09:56:26 PM »

If he'd stayed in the House, he'd have been Speaker (Minority Leader) by 2021.
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009, 08:24:36 AM »


Emanuel represents everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party today.

Really? How?
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2009, 01:52:21 PM »

Rahm definitely has greater ambitions- he wouldn't have abandoned his practical guarantee at House Leadership for nothing.

I just read David Plouffe's new book Audacity to Win, about the campaign trail, and he wrote that everyone considered Rahm to be the far greater than the other potential candidates for the Chief of Staff position. He even turned the offer down outright at first but was eventually convinced, after several weeks, to take up the job.

I could actually see Rahm holding the job for all eight years, just to continually build up the his connections and power as the middleman between the president and everyone else. Of course, I'm sure if he does want any other job, it's basically his.

Rahm is the sort of guy that I love to hate and hate to love, he has forceful methods yet can really get a job done. If I was in Obama's position I'd want Rahm as my Chief of Staff too.
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2009, 10:46:57 PM »

i think he'd be more effective to democrats going back to the house leadership when his tenure as CoS is up. he's a cut throat politician, but that could work against him in a general election.
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 02:15:45 AM »
« Edited: November 16, 2009, 02:20:53 AM by FallenMorgan »


Emanuel represents everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party today.

Really? How?

He believes in compulsory civilian service for people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five.  The way I read the Constitution, such compulsory service would be a violation of the 13th Amendment:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

But this is the 21st Century afterall.  We have a "living Constitution," etc.  Maybe slavery isn't so bad, as long as the government does it.
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« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2009, 09:11:54 PM »


Emanuel represents everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party today.

Really? How?

He believes in compulsory civilian service for people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five.  The way I read the Constitution, such compulsory service would be a violation of the 13th Amendment:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

But this is the 21st Century afterall.  We have a "living Constitution," etc.  Maybe slavery isn't so bad, as long as the government does it.

Source? And also wouldn't the draft then be a violation of the 13th amendment?
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« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2009, 11:00:47 PM »


Emanuel represents everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party today.

Really? How?

He believes in compulsory civilian service for people between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five.  The way I read the Constitution, such compulsory service would be a violation of the 13th Amendment:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

But this is the 21st Century afterall.  We have a "living Constitution," etc.  Maybe slavery isn't so bad, as long as the government does it.

Source? And also wouldn't the draft then be a violation of the 13th amendment?

Here.

If I had seventeen dollars I'd buy the book he says this in.

"It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service."
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« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2009, 02:38:45 AM »

So I guess the Republicans would need to nominate Rove/Cheney to compete with Rahm?
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« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2009, 03:05:54 AM »

So I guess the Republicans would need to nominate Rove/Cheney to compete with Rahm?

Do you mean Dick Cheney?  Would he even be alive in 2016?  Assuming the Republicans don't win in 2012 and give him bionic implants and a Darth Vader suit.
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« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2009, 01:26:46 PM »

Not a chance......he has too much unaccountable power now.
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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 07:47:49 AM »

Since he's resigning at the end of the year to run for Mayor of Chicago, I think not. He's going to stick to his crack/ho empire in Chicago when he's Mayor. But who knows..........
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« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2010, 02:31:07 PM »

He'll make a push for VP.  He's too abrasive for a presidential campaign. He should probably run for Illinois Senator. His dad was in mossad so he has strong international ties to the mideast and that would help with the peace process. 
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2010, 02:54:55 PM »

Since he's resigning at the end of the year to run for Mayor of Chicago, I think not. He's going to stick to his crack/ho empire in Chicago when he's Mayor. But who knows..........

Rahm Emanuel isn't resigning this year. The article that said he was resigning was later proven to be wrong.
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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2010, 02:58:50 PM »

He'll make a push for VP.  He's too abrasive for a presidential campaign. He should probably run for Illinois Senator. His dad was in mossad so he has strong international ties to the mideast and that would help with the peace process. 

I doubt Rahm wants to be VP. And I seriously doubt he would make a good Middle East peace broker because most Arabs hate the Mossad.
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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2010, 03:35:37 PM »

No - Rahm will likely remain an insider for future Democratic administrations, or possibly for future Illinois Democrats.
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« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2010, 04:15:32 PM »

He's never going to win a presidential nor vice presidential race.

Let's get real. He blowed his chances for the greatest advance he could have in his career, the Speaker of the House someday (or Minority Leader), by resigning his seat and fourth positon in the caucus.
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« Reply #41 on: August 13, 2010, 02:52:58 PM »

He just doesn't have the charisma for the national stage.
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« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2010, 04:39:46 PM »

Rahm Emanuel is on cue to make it to Chicago City Hall and depending how he does there, the next stop is the Senate and Quite possibly the Governorship. He would make an attractive V.P. choice in 2016, if the nominee is Mark Warner and not Hillary clinton. Of course if Hillary doesn't make the cut, then Emanuel could be very viable in either 2020 or 2024. He will figure big on the national stage in any case.
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