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    Rahm Emanuel: Too Many Dems Care More About Being Right Than Winning

    Kim JanssenContact ReporterChicago Tribune

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has warned Democrats they need to “take a chill pill” and realize that they are not going to take back national power anytime soon.

    “It ain’t gonna happen in 2018,” Emanuel said Monday at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in California. “Take a chill pill, man. You gotta be in this for the long haul.”

    As he did last month at an event in Washington, D.C., the mayor expanded on what he believes is the road map back to power for his party — putting moderate candidates such as veterans, football players, sheriffs and business people up in Republican districts, picking battles with Republicans, exploiting wedges within the GOP and fighting attempts to redistrict Congress on partisan grounds.


    “Winning’s everything,” he said. “If you don’t win, you can’t make the public policy. I say that because it is hard for people in our party to accept that principle. Sometimes, you’ve just got to win, OK? Our party likes to be right, even if they lose.”



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    • Pacco Fransisco (4077 posts)
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      1. STFU Rahm

      I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
    • daleanime (2487 posts)
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      2. Too many "democrats" care more about being paid…..

      then doing the right thing.  :grr:

      When the going gets tough, the tough take care of each other
      • cascadiance (2805 posts)
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        16. Was going to say the exact same line you did! Beat me to it!

        You REPUBLICAN Rahm…   GTFU out of the party that you helped screw over so much!  FU a thousand times!

        We don’t need this damn “Rahmper Room” any more!

        Vote AGAINST the race to the bottom by both corporate parties who seek to screw workers over globally!                                                                                  
      • hippiechick (1351 posts)
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        22. ^^ Absolutely ^^


    • Ferd Berfel (5249 posts)
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      3. and a major corporate whore


      …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !  
    • Hobbit709 (2917 posts)
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      4. Hey Rahmbo! Can you look in a mirror while saying that with a straight face?

      I won't shut up and I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing
    • mmonk (1836 posts)
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      5. The dark side still speaks.

    • tk2kewl (1806 posts)
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      6. Not concerned with "being right"

      Concerned with “doing right”

      And when Democrats win the best we’ve gotton is not doing as wrong by the American people as their opponents.

      Rahm yourself Rahm

    • djean111 (5244 posts)
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      7. And when the Dems DO win – they now make RW public policy, you asswipe.

      All the Democratic Party is to you is a fucking vehicle to get you to where you can fuck people over.  It was just easier to join and to subvert than the GOP.

      • *Obligatory disclaimer - when I say "Democratic Party" I mean the DNC - the Clintons and the un-elected people and the consultants and the lobbyists and the corporations who actually run things.  The people who work and vote and are registered as "D" are no more the actual party than Trekkies are Star Trek.   Extra credit - the Democratic Party gets to actually fuck up your life. When you vote for it.
      You think the only reason that people won't vote for a warmongering Third Way fracking-enabling cluster bomb throwing H-1B increasing lying pandering corporate and Wall Street shill who says she has no problem putting abortion rights on the table is because we are mad about Bernie?  Um, nope.
    • GloriaMundi (639 posts)
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      8. ""If you lose, you can write the book about what happened"…

      …”” great, that’s really exciting!” he said, sarcastically.

      He’s talking about Hillary, right?

      • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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        28. yeah, he lost and he presumes to give others advice on winning.

        lying piece of work

    • NuttyFluffers (1774 posts)
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      9. are you currently on a chill pill while Chicago bleeds, Rahm?

      or are you relaxing at a CPD interrogation black site?

      get the fuck outta here, you wanton abettor of Chicago’s destruction.

    • Ed Suspicious (183 posts)
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      10. If you don't use steroids you're not going to be in the game anyway, so

      you probably better be using steroids.

    • Rozinante (3694 posts)
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      11. It's called morals and values.

      understandable that  Emmanuel wouldn’t recognize them, as he has none. Fuck him.

    • LiberalElite (5567 posts)
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      12. Will SOMEONE in charge give this morally bankrupt blowhard the hook? nt

      I feel much better since I've given up hope
    • LuckyDog (640 posts)
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      13. Rahm

      You don’t know jackshit about either winning or being right.

      You sound retarded, Rahm.

      Fucking DINO tool.


    • Major Hogwash (2777 posts)
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      14. It's a shame he's inflicting his stupidity on graduate students at Stanford.

      He probably couldn’t paid to spew his form of bullshit to graduate students at Harvard!


      Trump moya marionetka ~ Putin  
    • donDonE (225 posts)
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      15. Rahm has sterling bonafides in A$$holery.

      There are three kinds of men, ones that learn by reading, a few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and learn for themselves. Will Rogers
    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      17. rahm = son of a terrorist, named after a terrorist


      Rahm Emanuel is his own man, with an identity distinct from his father’s. He is not responsible for the actions or opinions of Benjamin Emanuel, a Chicago pediatrician who worked in the 1940s with Irgun, the militant Zionist group that committed acts against Palestinian and British targets that have been widely categorized as terrorism. (In 1938, according to the scholar Avi Shlaim, members of the group attempted to ambush an Arab bus, an attack that failed when a grenade did not detonate. In 1946, members of the group bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing 91 people.)

      But that does not mean that Rahm Emanuel, or Barack Obama for that matter, can easily ignore the fact that Benjamin Emanuel recently said a nasty thing about Arabs in the Israeli press. This is from the Jerusalem Post’s account of an interview Benjamin gave after news of his son’s appointment to the Obama administration was announced:

      In an interview with Ma’ariv, Emanuel’s father, Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, said he was convinced that his son’s appointment would be good for Israel. “Obviously he will influence the president to be pro-Israel,” he was quoted as saying. “Why wouldn’t he be? What is he, an Arab? He’s not going to clean the floors of the White House.”


      See the original (now deleted) Wikipedia page on Benjamin Emanuel: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2IQTJeg1q8I/SRyq3pPu6oI/AAAAAAAAAsE/IDWpfkOs0iA/s1600-h/benjamin_emanuel_wikipedia.jpg


      The democratic party doesn’t seem to care much about “winning” either — not elections, anyway….


    • Aldroud (677 posts)
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      18. A voice of reason.

      • Dragon Turtle (198 posts)
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        20. Are you being sarcastic…

         or clueless…

        iTunes and apple are WITHOUT HONOR. They work Chinese slave laborers like Romulan emperors and profit like Ferengi money changers. (? Klingon warrior)
        • Aldroud (677 posts)
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          21. I can't stand the guy

      • Ed Suspicious (183 posts)
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        33. A voice of treason.

    • Ichingcarpenter (4122 posts)
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      19. A voice of an arrogant, nasty, venomous, back-stabbing ..asshole

      just to clear things up

    • Betty Karlson (3995 posts)
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      23. Rahm is improving.

      He no longer calls us “f*cking retarded”.


      That being said, his “winning is everything” credo explains so much about Third Way that he just answered a third of all good questions about *her*  campaign strategy. Winning was everything, so damn the long-term prospects for the Democratic Party, damn being on the right side of history, damn fair play, …


      We could apply the same explanation model to Perez’ narrow “victory”. Perez victory, Phyric victory, potaydo, potato

      "Someone hacks the DNC allowing all of America to see how the DNC operates as one of the most corrupt political machines in national history. Ergo, Hillary Clinton should be installed as President by judicial fiat. And if you do not agree to this scheme you deserve to be brought up on charges of treason because fascism." - NUGrrl, december 2016 “Once a person has been determined to be an UNTRUSTWORTHY LIAR, their pretend stances on important issues are simply not relevant to rational discussion.” – Ida Briggs, September 2016
    • Xyzse (3202 posts)
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      24. He is exactly the problem. He is a damn partisan who merely wants power.

      So no, I do not agree with him.  Just from his answers where he wishes to concentrate on schisms, that winning is everything.

      Winning is not everything when you lose your soul.  Because if you win, but you were the monster you were fighting against, then what’s the damn point?

      That is what the Democratic Party has forgotten.  They try to win with everything they can, doing every single corrupting influence, whoring themselves to corporate donors(yes, that description is apt), where in the end, they do the same exact things that they said they would fight against.

      It could work for the short-term, but after a while, when they have lost their soul which has become very apparent, people can see that.  I guess the Democrats make me angrier because with Republicans, it is accepted that they will try to screw the workers no matter what, Democrats talk but act the same way which makes them hypocrites.

      • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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        29. it's more than pedestrian desire for power. rahm is a plant.

        • Xyzse (3202 posts)
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          34. Hmmm, now I have to figure out what kind.

          Clathrus columnatus = Stinkhorn Mushroom?

          Seriously though, the guy is just awful.  Another Obama barnacle that refuses to go away.

          • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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            35. that's exactly it — obama's chief of staff goes away to become mayor of

            Chicago.  a plant.

            • Xyzse (3202 posts)
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              36. Yep

    • Colors of the Rainbow (1494 posts)
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      25. His career needs to be over

      That is what most needs to be said about the political career of Rahm Emanuel.

      • Purveyor (2633 posts)
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        26. Chicago used to have a way with dealing with scum… nt

        • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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          31. rahm is just a continuation of the chicago machine — not sure what

          you’re referring to.

          Five years ago Chicagoans took a gamble. Their departing mayor had devastated City Hall’s financial future. Nobody wanted to predict the service cuts and higher taxation that his successor would have to impose. But an abundance of voters wanted Chicago fixed. So they elected a man who talked tough — and seemed to talk straight — to lead them across the broken glass left from Richard M. Daley’s ruinous stewardship.Rahm Emanuel didn’t blame Daley; Chicago may have nonpartisan mayoral elections, but Emanuel and Daley come from the same Democratic tribe that has dominated this city’s governance for much of a century.


          Despite his cheeky image, Emanuel is an organization man, through and through. A devoted Machine Guy. In 2002, when other Clinton Administration veterans were overreaching by running for governor or senator, Emanuel took the humbler step of running for Congress. Daley endorsed him, sending in the South Side heavies to hand out palm cards on Election Day.

          The mayor owed him one. When Daley ran for his first full term as mayor, in 1989, Emanuel was his chief fundraiser, raising $7 million in just 13 weeks.

          In 2008, Emanuel set aside his dream of becoming speaker of the house to go to work as Obama’s chief of staff, giving Chicago one more (loud) voice inside the White House.

          That’s not a guy who’s going to mount an insurgent, independent campaign.

          This would be a perfect time for Emanuel to take over, too. With Obama likely to stay in office until 2017, Emanuel would be the most connected mayor in America.

          Source: Rahm Emanuel Is Daley 2.0 | NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/A-Machine-Guy-In-A-Modern-Package-91595764.html#ixzz4aXQPiyAF

    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      27. i wonder why your party is so committed to 'winning' that it lost the presidency

      the states, and the congress.

      maybe a reexamination of your ‘winning’ strategy is in order, rahm (son of terrorist bomber) Emanuel, you little Trojan horse you.


    • Satan (2897 posts)
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      30. Chimpy W. Cokespoon was the Idiot Son of an Asshole

      Rahm Emanuel was the Fucking Retarded* Son of a Terrorist. Both of them need to shut the Hell up and fade away already.











      • – in his own words.
      Fuck Kamala Harris. Fuck Borey Crooker. Fuck Joy Reid. And FUCK Hillary Clinton & her husband for destroying the Demoncratic Party.
      • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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        32. chimpy was the son of the not so stupid head of the CIA; intelligence

        family.  chimpy aint so stupid as he pretends to be either.  the public persona isn’t the man.