Rahm Emanuel: C/D? (probably going to be a Chicago politics complaint thread too)

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D, imo

a monolithic testament to shiftlessness and lost productivity (dan m), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

as repulsive as any GOP cock, maybe worse because he thinks he's liberal.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

also:

cicadas!

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

"failing schools" my ass. His idea of rescuing them is forcing them to comply with testing guidelines.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

that or turning them over to charter operators

a monolithic testament to shiftlessness and lost productivity (dan m), Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:30 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.thenation.com/blog/174478/rahm-emanuels-zombie-pigs-vs-chicagos-angry-birds

It must be pointed out that this deal, even by the standards of shady stadium operations, has people scratching their heads. Building an arena for a third-tier college basketball program as the heart of a new convention center? Was his second best idea a new snack called Nuts & Gum?

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 30 May 2013 17:32 (five years ago) Permalink

HUGE D

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

only 100% out for himself, no one else, don't let him ever fool you otherwise

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Don't blame me, I voted for del Valle.

i, norbit (jaymc), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

^^^

a monolithic testament to shiftlessness and lost productivity (dan m), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Rahm Emmanuel: Why Gitmo Won't End

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:28 (five years ago) Permalink

you know i did not vote for this clown

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

^^^

So sick of the war on the poor / south-siders ... the violence is instigated by policies dummies

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2013/05/29/5232/chicago-impact-study-assumes-depaul-will-nearly-quadruple-attendance-at-new-arena/

awesome - Rahm pushing that Arena will drive up attendance to DePaul B-Ball games, right?

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

must-reads

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/who-has-access-to-mayor-rahm-emanuels/Content?oid=4887900

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/rahm-emanuel-meets-with-gop-and-mitt-romney-donors/Content?oid=6801482

"A look at Rahm Emanuel's calendar shows how wealth and access, far more than party identity or ideology, have come to comand the attention of politicians—leaving everyday people out of the conversation"

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:40 (five years ago) Permalink

He has done so many individual slimy things that he's like a rat king. Focusing on one is losing track of the bigger (slimy) picture.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:41 (five years ago) Permalink

dudder than dud, he's a repulsive little man who deserves comeuppance

everybody hates him (well, something like 60-70% of the electorate) but there's this power vacuum post-daley that means that nobody else has the name recognition or muscle to defeat him. the spineless city council deserves as much of the blame here.

this is why people should not be mayor for 20+ years.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

totally agree. the mayor of my hometown has been mayor since...1986? he's at that point where he thinks he's bulletproof, it's ridiculous. not recommended anywhere.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

basically chicago needs a functioning democracy

btw as a north-side jew (who went to high school in the north shore) i feel like I _know_ this guy, which makes my hate for him all the purer

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

this guy is a complete douchebag and has been for as long as i've known about him. shame because his brother is one of my favorite people

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Seems to be getting worse by the week.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

my only hope is the stadium thing proves so ridic in wake of the CPS battles that people get their shit together and run his ass out

probably pointless but it's what I have

a monolithic testament to shiftlessness and lost productivity (dan m), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

but hey, bike lanes!

a monolithic testament to shiftlessness and lost productivity (dan m), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:56 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck this fucking guy.

steening in your HOOSless carriage (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:59 (five years ago) Permalink

running his ass out presumes there is someone who replace them that has something resembling broad-based support?

who the fuck would that be?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

feel like kanye could pull a "rahm emanuel doesn't care about black people" and it would be way more pointed

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

but then obama would call him a jackass again

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

shame because his brother is one of my favorite people

Ari or Zeke?

i, norbit (jaymc), Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:26 (five years ago) Permalink

(Guessing the latter...)

i, norbit (jaymc), Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:27 (five years ago) Permalink

ha, i meant zeke, don't really know anything about ari other than the entourage character

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

amazingly powerful family though

k3vin k., Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:28 (five years ago) Permalink

"though"

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 30 May 2013 19:35 (five years ago) Permalink

speaking of chicago politics, anyone want to weigh in on the latest from our representatives mark kirk and bobby rush? rahm sided with rush, for obvious reasons and also because he wants to curry favor (win-win for him!) but the fact that a lawmaker is suggesting mass roundup and incarceration of "gang members", that really freaks me out.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Mark Kirk's a piece of shit.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:45 (five years ago) Permalink

^^ trenchant political commentary

Any proposal that boils down to "round up brown people and stick them in prison" makes me too angry to be more eloquent.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:45 (five years ago) Permalink

marK KirK ifyouknowwhatImean

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 14:46 (five years ago) Permalink

yes, he is repellent and awful
but he is an elected representative
where are we getting these clowns
and wtf are they thinking?

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 14:53 (five years ago) Permalink

he'd be fun to kick in the nuts

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 May 2013 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I really don't believe that the city couldn't get out of that shitty parking meter deal. People break contracts all the time. Sometimes it comes with penalties, but the combined clout of all these bozos in city hall should be enough to keep those penalties to a manageable level. It's a lack of will more than anything else.

Also, seriously, if RE could get the city out from under that contract, he'd be heralded as a hero no matter how many public schools he closed. So obviously something deeply gross (even for Chicago) is going on here.

Also also, I really expected RE to be a lot more entertaining. When he won (don't blame me, I also voted for DeValle) I consoled myself with the thought that there would be lots of temper tantrums and hissy fits and other absurd bits of political theater for our amusement but nope. He's just a stealthy creep.

It's like Pat Quinn. He's just as crooked as Rod Blagojevich but without the amazing hair and hilarious public appearances. Fucking depressing.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 17:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Prediction: this Ventra bullshit is going to be as crappy for the city as the parking meter deal.

carl agatha, Friday, 31 May 2013 17:42 (five years ago) Permalink

hahaha!

i'm still pissed about mark kirk and the people who voted for him

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 18:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Hadn't heard about Kirk's gang plan. In the wake of his stroke and his subsequent support of gay marriage, I'd softened toward him, but yeah, that's dumb.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Friday, 31 May 2013 19:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Is Mark Kirk up and running again, or he he locked away somewhere, issuing statements from the shadows?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 May 2013 19:33 (five years ago) Permalink

He returned to the Senate earlier this year.

Murder in the Rue McClanahan (jaymc), Friday, 31 May 2013 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

I wrote this dude off after his request for emergency dictatorial powers in advance of some g8 meeting or whatever was rebuffed

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:32 (five years ago) Permalink

what i really really really want to know is what the fuck does mark kirk know about our judicial system that makes him think this is legal, much less a remotely good idea?
how out there is this guy?!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Friday, 31 May 2013 20:39 (five years ago) Permalink

he should have kissed Rahm's ring

Aimless, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:11 (two years ago) Permalink

what is it? link is broken

La Lechera, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:13 (two years ago) Permalink

oh wait no it's not

La Lechera, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

I've shaken Rahm's hand twice. Once I had bbq sauce on my hands though.

Jeff, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

He interrupted our dinner, lol.

Jeff, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:15 (two years ago) Permalink

I have shaken his hand once, fist bumped him once, and accepted a compliment on my hat from him once. This was all during his first run for mayor when he was hardcore campaigning in areas that we frequented. I haven't seen him since he was elected.

carl agatha, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:17 (two years ago) Permalink

i wish he would try to shake my hand so i can tell him what i think about him with his hand in my hand

La Lechera, Friday, 4 September 2015 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Me too

ive reddit all your posts and I want a crowdfund (dan m), Friday, 4 September 2015 18:36 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

When the news broke, one of my students in the criminal justice program interrupted to tell us and everyone cheered. Then we decided Rauner was next and Rahm gets the boot after that. Gotta let him think he's safe before we axe him hehe

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 19:08 (two years ago) Permalink

sadly, rauner is gonna be around for a while.

as for rahm, mccarthy is basically taking the fall for him -- i've little doubt that the settlement with the family and the suppression of the video had to do with rahm's reelection campaign.

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 19:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Rahm: I've asked task force to see if oversight, accountability and discipline are as vigorous as they need to be

uh, rahm, i can give you an answer for free: no, they are not.

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 19:35 (two years ago) Permalink

i really, really hope this all leads to genuine reform. but rahm et al will get away with as little as they can, especially if the protests either slim down or aren't featured on the front pages. so folks need to keep the pressure up.

wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 1 December 2015 19:36 (two years ago) Permalink

HALF A FUCKING BILLION DOLLARS in settlement money to victims from Chicago's corrupt police in the past ten years.

Rahm's a notorious asshole, he's always been one. He's holding the bag of shit on this. I wonder if he's helping Hilarity raise money.

Thomas H. Handy (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Fuck this guy. He's not going anywhere, unless his role in this (failed) cover-up gets more traction. Already Dick Durbin is all "time to move on, we need to re-establish trust," but Rahm is a huge part of the problem. I mean, this comes after his CPS CEO imploded, too. He sure knows how to pick 'em.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:27 (two years ago) Permalink

He's a bucket of slime

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:30 (two years ago) Permalink

He's always been slime. It's about time his former bosses threw him under the bus.

Thomas H. Handy (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I know that he has always been slime and I'm glad I'm not the only person trying to spread the word about the slime. Bring on the reckoning!!

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:46 (two years ago) Permalink

It's grisly how the right's worst caricatures of Emanuel as amoral fixer have turned out true -- and he's so bad at it.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 02:51 (two years ago) Permalink

The Illinois AG has asked for federal investigations. I guess it'll be telling to see how the DOJ follows up on that request.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 03:15 (two years ago) Permalink

lisa madigan is as enmeshed in the corruption as anyone, but it's really good that she called for federal oversight. maybe there will be something of a cleanup as happened in some other cities after federally-mandated changes.

wizzz! (amateurist), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 09:35 (two years ago) Permalink

Actually Al what's grisly is how so many people clamped their hands over their ears for two decades even as the evidence effortlessly piled up, and how his shameful intimidation tactics coalesced with sympathetic politics.

Thomas H. Handy (dandydonweiner), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 13:10 (two years ago) Permalink

It's grisly how the right's worst caricatures of Emanuel as amoral fixer have turned out true

People on the left said same. It was the "realistic, adult center" that demurred.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 13:28 (two years ago) Permalink

you know, Democrats.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 December 2015 13:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Morbs otm in this case. Rahm is like Clinton ad extremum.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 14:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Chicago is the epitome of a "Democratic" city. Blue before the first vote is cast but frequently not exactly Democratic, democratic or even "democratic" in practice. The albatross of the city is partly what leads to the occasional Republican rebellion in the form of asshats like Rauner, whose biggest different from dicks like Rahm is that he doesn't even give lip-service to ostensibly lefty ideas. Both are equally destructive, Rahm on a micro level, Rauner on macro.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 2 December 2015 14:32 (two years ago) Permalink

Pierce:

Over the past two decades or so, I've decided that there is no more inexcusable a figure in our national politics than Rahm Emanuel, who is, for the moment, the mayor of Chicago, but also someone who, throughout his entire career, has made it quite clear that he believes political power derives from being as much of a dick as possible to the people who ostensibly are on your side. He is angry and profane, but he also remains utterly graceless and completely without charm. He alienated enough people while he was working for Bill Clinton that his tenure in the White House was shorter than it would have been otherwise. In 2006, when Howard Dean's 50-state strategy delivered the Democratic Party a whopping victory in the midterm elections, he climbed over the people who did the real work to claim credit for the landslide. (And he succeeded: he is what passes in the political elite for a "tough guy" because he says "fuck" a lot. Google "Rahm Emanuel 2006" sometime.)

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a40161/rahm-emanuel-laquan-mcdonald/

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 3 December 2015 15:42 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Looks like Anita Alvarez is out. Pretty big deal, even on a national stage, the second biggest casualty of the scandals and the highest ranked right below Rahm to be removed. The police chief, Rahm fired, of course. Alvarez, the people have spoken. Rahm is no doubt sweating bullets.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:11 (two years ago) Permalink

No need to sweat, election isn't until 2019.

Jeff, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 02:27 (two years ago) Permalink

If he makes it that long.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 03:00 (two years ago) Permalink

unless someone physically takes him out, pretty sure he will be there til 2019

La Lechuza (La Lechera), Wednesday, 16 March 2016 05:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, assassination or federal indictment are the only ways he's leaving until 2019.

Jeff, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:10 (two years ago) Permalink

And god knows that we need that amount of time to find someone that can actually challenge him. Another Chuy caliber candidate just won't do it. Hoping that Waguespack decides that he can actually do the fundraising required for a mayoral campaign.

And more importantly that would open up an alderman spot for me to run for in my ward.

Jeff, Wednesday, 16 March 2016 12:18 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/hardball-tactics-gain-approval-of-watered-down-ride-hailing-rules/

At first, Emanuel refused to recognize Waguespack to give Transportation Committee Chairman Anthony Beale (9th) time to describe the compromise.

When Waguespack renewed his motion to delay the vote for one meeting, Emanuel dug into a bag of political tricks in a way he has never done during his five-year tenure as mayor.

Emanuel moved to adjourn the City Council meeting and summon aldermen back into session during a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday.

Midway through the roll call to adjourn, Waguespack begrudgingly withdrew his motion. He acknowledged that there was no sense blowing a Friday afternoon in the summer when the mayor clearly had the votes.

“Your ordinance for the ride-share came to us . . . early this morning. It removed all of the protections . . . To come forward with an ordinance that takes all of that out . . . and expect aldermen to vote on it is not the way to run the City Council,” Waguespack said.

Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) countered, “We don’t read a lot of things that come before us.”

The ordinance was subsequently approved by a vote of 36 to 12. But the bitter feelings left behind by Emanuel’s use of the strong-arm tactics he was known for in Washington D.C. are likely to linger.

Ald. Nick Sposato (36th) called the entire meeting an “embarrassment.”

Ald. John Arena (45th) made a thinly-veiled reference to the fact that Emanuel’s brother is an Uber investor.

“Stop letting corporations write our laws to benefit them at the detriment of our communities that are suffering. We are letting them self-regulate,” Arena said.

Any Given User (Eazy), Thursday, 23 June 2016 15:55 (two years ago) Permalink

I was following the whole city council meeting on Twitter. It was a hell of a meeting, very contentious. They good thing is I think a good portion of the aldermen are finally standing up to the major, in particular the progressive caucus, but even those outside of it. You still have your rubberstampers, but their ranks seem to be lessening. And Waguespack will always be a needle in his side, for sure.

Jeff, Thursday, 23 June 2016 17:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Ald. Willie Cochran (20th) countered, “We don’t read a lot of things that come before us.”

that's a winning argument if i've ever seen one...

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 24 June 2016 03:07 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
two months pass...

#rahmdump rahm boasts to a very wealthy chicagoan and campaign donor that he is proud to have cut health care for retired city workers

https://twitter.com/MartinLRitter/status/811804549602283524

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 December 2016 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

this whole thing is gold

I want to change my display name (dan m), Thursday, 22 December 2016 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

it sounds suspiciously similar to what i had to do to graduate high school 25 years ago. i moved to kentucky in my senior year of high school, only to find that someone, somewhere, had decreed that in order to graduate high school there you had to come up with a "portfolio" over your four years of school. i guess so they had something to measure "accomplishment" other than grades? (on the plus side i had plenty of time to put together my "portfolio" as only one of my teachers gave a crap whether i showed up to class or not.)

not really anything new. "hey, our current criteria for success are garbage!" "oh crap, let's make up some new ones quick without first testing to see if they're any more meaningful!"

and that's my uncool conservative idea.

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Saturday, 8 July 2017 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

sounds like NCLB in that ostensibly it is designed to not leave children behind and in reality is likely to do just that

Rahm is a bad person

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 10 July 2017 12:44 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...
three months pass...

As if #ILMarchPrimary isn’t enough, in 54 weeks #ChicagoMayor19 takes place, today Garry McCarthy holds first fundraiser pic.twitter.com/Vj5zYJ9mw5

— Mary Ann Ahern (@MaryAnnAhernNBC) February 11, 2018

fuuuuuck youuuu

I want to change my display name (dan m), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:04 (six months ago) Permalink

Just now at UCLA: after being called out about the cover up of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald's murder by the Chicago Police Department, Rahm Emanuel smugly responded, "I didn't realize there were so many direct flights from Chicago." pic.twitter.com/seRMrkz2Gb

— Catharine Krebs (@CatharineKrebs) February 13, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:40 (six months ago) Permalink

Fuuuuuck youuuuuu toooo

You miserable son of a bitch

I'd tell you to fall in Lake Michigan and drown but I like Lake Michigan too much

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:14 (six months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown, who is under federal investigation, appears to have issued a news release indicating she will run against Rahm Emanuel for mayor. Only in Chicago.

— Bill Ruthhart (@BillRuthhart) April 19, 2018

na (NA), Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:09 (three months ago) Permalink

still maybe a better candidate than garry mccarthy?

na (NA), Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

I read "indicating" as "indicting" and got excited.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 19 April 2018 20:27 (three months ago) Permalink


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