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It’s time to rebuild America
Washington Post, by Rahm Emanuel

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/24/2012 10:30:22 AM

Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics and campaign mechanics, leaving Democrats in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from our electoral success. Demographics alone are not destiny. There is nothing in this year’s election returns that guarantees Democrats a permanent majority in the years to come. President Obama and the Democratic Party earned the support of key groups — young people, single women, Latinos, African Americans, auto workers in the Rust Belt and millions of other middle-class Americans — because of our ideas.But we cannot expect Republicans to cede the economic argument so readily,


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snapper451, 11/24/2012 10:32:58 AM     (No. 9031758)

Why don´t you do the job you were (illegally) elected to do? You have one of the highest murder rates and you are posturing for national attention. Clean up your corrupt and dangerous city or resign you jerk!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/24/2012 10:35:53 AM     (No. 9031762)

So, Pretty Boy Floyd thinks we should crack down on crime.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 11/24/2012 10:41:09 AM     (No. 9031766)

Hey Twinkles, we´re smooth out of money. The ´Rats want to rebuild America with baling wire and duct tape. It ain´t gonna work out so well in the long run.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: saraguay, 11/24/2012 10:41:27 AM     (No. 9031767)

no one in his right mind would take anything this man has to say seriously. unfortunately, we have a majority of people in this once great country who will not only listen to him but think he´s a genius.
my opinion: shut up and go away.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Newtsche, 11/24/2012 10:41:54 AM     (No. 9031768)

If, by "our ideas", Rahm means lies, misdirection, ugly vilification, coercion, theft and, most importantly, hatred, I have to agree.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kgjj, 11/24/2012 10:47:19 AM     (No. 9031774)

The trouble is that his party´s constituency is incapable of rebuilding anything. They are only capable of destruction.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dante, 11/24/2012 10:49:08 AM     (No. 9031777)

Dirtbags like Rahm don´t build, they steal.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TinCan, 11/24/2012 10:56:43 AM     (No. 9031786)

"do as I say, not as I do"!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono, 11/24/2012 11:08:49 AM     (No. 9031809)

What an insulting joke from Obama´s own ´Mini Me´. The ethnomarxist template they have in mind for a new world created by them (I thought the Obamessiah created the world the first time, though?) is contrary to everything that is essentially and uniquely American. And disconnecting success from effort and merit is simply unjust.

If these Alinskian idealists think they´re going to jam their ethnomarxist vision of a new America down our throats, we´ll turn around and Rahm it up their tailpipes. A Leftist drive for a New America will either fail right away or touch of a New American Revolution.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coach Springer, 11/24/2012 11:10:37 AM     (No. 9031813)

Well, he´d correctly triangulated that they´ve got the most out of identity politics that they´re going to get given the coming end of the perfect tool for that - Obama and that the issue for 2016 will be if there is an economy to take credit for and, if not, can he be considered to fix it.

Emanuel has a chance and the GOP should be paying attention so it will, you know, have a communication strategy other than "Not Obama." I just don´t have the stomach to even read what he´s got to say.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/24/2012 11:17:02 AM     (No. 9031819)

And what Mr. Fancy Pants means by "rebuild" is more $$$ in the hog-trough pipeline for him to steal.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hotcorner, 11/24/2012 11:18:56 AM     (No. 9031827)

More democratic jibberish - none of this has a chance of working. We are getting poorer and poorer in this nation.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Quigley, 11/24/2012 11:19:42 AM     (No. 9031831)

And then you´ll loot it again, after we do all the work?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: krause, 11/24/2012 11:24:27 AM     (No. 9031840)

"because of our ideas." Because of your ideas only the uninformed, low intelligence, people buy your crap. Look at the situation in the black community...they´ve been buying ´your ideas´ for years, what has it got them...poorness, enslaved in welfare, crime, illegitimacy, and hip-hop. Whoopie!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/24/2012 11:33:51 AM     (No. 9031856)

14 people actually READ this???

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Laurie, 11/24/2012 11:39:54 AM     (No. 9031863)

Before I read the article I had the same reaction as all of the posters here. Then I read the article and realized we conservatives are in big, deep trouble.

I was reacting to what I know of Rahm Emanuel and the Dems.

But the article sounds great and people will (and have) swallow(ed) it hook, line and sinker. They believe what they read without thinking critically about it, or seeing what is unwritten.

The real dilemma is how do we combat the very compelling message of the article, not just react to the messenger. If we can´t figure that out, we really are sunk.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: strike3, 11/24/2012 11:44:21 AM     (No. 9031867)

Democrats won not because of their ideas but because of the criminal acts and activity which they have perfected. As long as half of America remains stupid, democrats will thrive.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/24/2012 11:44:41 AM     (No. 9031868)

Rahm is going to run for the WH in 2016.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/24/2012 11:44:43 AM     (No. 9031869)

He´s part of the problem; never part of the solution!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/24/2012 12:00:00 PM     (No. 9031894)

This is like life boat survivors, adrift after their ship sank- "Hey, I have a great idea! Let´s rebuild the ship!"

What an idiot!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dragonlearner, 11/24/2012 12:00:21 PM     (No. 9031895)

Reading that produced a good laugh. But allow me to translate the message. His buddy just got re-elected Chief Deck Chair Arranger on the Titanic. He knows Democrats can´t continue to blame Republicans for everything that goes wrong. At most he can only claim to want good things for his city and country.

There is only one problem. This country cannot hope to raise taxes and/or cut spending enough to prevent the economic Armageddon that is in our future. I predict we will reach this Armageddon before we reach the mid-term elections. Obama won the popularity contest but he just inherited a future filled with chaos.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 11/24/2012 12:15:30 PM     (No. 9031911)

How cynical. How Democrat. First we destroy everything good, productive, and decent; then we re-build in our image with the rotting putrifaction that is left.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/24/2012 12:17:42 PM     (No. 9031917)

Remember there´s another election in 2 years for 30+ Senators and the entire House.

Republicans need to focus on 1 item - fiscal responsibility.

The House has proposed and voted on a budget, now they should wait for the Senate Democrats and Obama to propose theirs.

THEN, start to negotiate.

Put the onous onto the Democrats who pushed everything until after the election, which is now.

Give the Dems those top 2 tax bracket increases.
Forget about trying to close loopholes and saving the Democrats from themselves and making hard choices.

The EPA attacks on Coal, oil and natural gasoline? They affect local communities, counties and state tax revenues - USE that against the Democrats.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: marthaville, 11/24/2012 12:19:49 PM     (No. 9031921)

The article is filled with unsupported claims and Democrat Party jibberish. It is heartening to know that Chicago has relied on the private sector to fix all the problems in the Chicago schools. Now all the children attend school, learn to read and develop critical thinking skills, and actually graduate. Wow! It is hard to believe.

Rahm must be a true wizard cut from the mold of Barack Obama. How did we ever get by without these two Bobbsey twins to show us the way?

The only way Obama, and Emmanuel, can make this deal work is to have major tax increases. Spending will never go down. So we must expect to return to the days of a 70% marginal tax rate for individuals and trusts, 48% for corporations, without the tax laws in effect before 1981.

The big step will come when Obama decides to integrate Social Security with private retirement plans and investments. This means people with IRAs, 401(k) plans, company retirement plans, plus private wealth will see their Social Security reduced or eliminated. Just wait awhile. The day will come.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: joew9, 11/24/2012 12:53:57 PM     (No. 9031980)

I agree. Let´s start with 50 separate states deciding independently how they would like to group together to form new countries.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: alloysteel, 11/24/2012 1:03:01 PM     (No. 9031991)

Rebuild America? With what? And what is the plan that outlines how this rebuilding is supposed to proceed?

The only proctical way to achieve Rahm Emanuel´s vision is to isolate large numbers of "undesirables" either into some kind of internal exile, keeping them away from the serious business of transformation of what was once "America" into something else, or to round them up in preparation for a more "permanent" solution.

It worked for Stalin and Pol Pot, and in large part, for the early years of Mao.

It can´t happen here? Well, pretty much unchecked at the moment, it IS happening here.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Burger, 11/24/2012 1:23:28 PM     (No. 9032015)

But, Mitt Romney was the electable one...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: CEP, 11/24/2012 1:30:13 PM     (No. 9032022)

Lets see, it would seem that the places run by democrats are the places that have the biggest problems, just look at New York and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, they still don´t seem to have it figured out. The cities of Detroit, having to bulldoze their blighted areas and other places that have problems. The places run by republicans seem to get their act together and clean things up, just look at the middle of the country, the area that most leftists just fly over, when there are floods, the waters recede and things get cleaned up, tornados same thing, people clean them up. But Rahm Emanuel saying it´s time to rebuild America, give me a break, he couldn´t rebuild with instructions.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/24/2012 1:33:59 PM     (No. 9032028)

He and his ilk shredded the country to gain votes. Now they want to put them back together?

Humpty Dumpty etc etc....all the horses and all the King´s men could not put ......together again".

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Reply 30 - Posted by: gracepmc, 11/24/2012 1:38:08 PM     (No. 9032037)

Typical WAPO continues to promote and support Obama thugs. Speaking of thugs, how is the crime rate in Chicago these days Rahmbo?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: gesundheit, 11/24/2012 1:42:41 PM     (No. 9032042)

The only reason Rahm Emanuel´s Chicago hasn´t turned into a more homicide-riddled version of Detroit is that Obama´s most economically destructive policies -- ObamaCare and raising taxes on the wealthy -- haven´t gone into effect yet.

Unlike many Republican governors who have stated they will not comply with ObamaCare´s expensive mandate rules, Illinois´ Democratic governor is expected to go full speed ahead with allowing Illinois businesses to be crushed by ObamaCare. How will Chicago fare with its businesses leaving even more urgently than usual for greener pastures?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/24/2012 1:43:38 PM     (No. 9032044)

We know takers never build anything. They just take, take, take.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/24/2012 1:49:29 PM     (No. 9032048)

Back to the bathhouse, Twinkletoes. You´re side "won." You own it now. Every bit of it.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/24/2012 2:37:37 PM     (No. 9032098)

Dear Rohm,

We have been sending money to Chicago for decades - but your infrastructure is crumbling and your schools are gang clubhouses.


The American Taxpayers

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/24/2012 2:43:20 PM     (No. 9032104)

The trillions could have rebuilt America.
Instead, it re-elected Obama and his posse, including this idiot.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ranger Applejack Dawson, 11/24/2012 2:52:26 PM     (No. 9032114)

Rahm writing about building up American carries all the credibility of a Muslim suicide bomber writing about how to live a long and quiet life in service to the Zionist cause.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: JediJerry, 11/24/2012 2:58:10 PM     (No. 9032122)

The only way to prove that Democrats are wrong is too keep electing them until this country is completely bankrupt, the dollar worth nothing, private business destroyed and a wasteland of poverty from sea to shining sea. The we can say see.... we told you so.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: eoddad, 11/24/2012 3:53:50 PM     (No. 9032176)

Rahm should have a cell next to Former Governor Blogovich. If we had any real prosecutors and a media he would be there already.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/24/2012 4:07:47 PM     (No. 9032201)

Build it yourself, jerk!
Who is JG.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: iceman, 11/24/2012 6:21:32 PM     (No. 9032344)

Rebuild Chicago, Rahm. Then we´´ll talk.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/24/2012 9:21:08 PM     (No. 9032485)

Huh! He´s awfully proud of what he sees as today´s Chicago.... Soon he will realize phony marxist dream speels only work when there isnt´t measurable results that show their disastrous failure. And your fabulous school program is graduating what % of students? Go away.

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Barack Obama´s parents were "married in name only," according to David Maraniss´s 2012 Barack Obama: The Story. But since definitions of an "in name only" marriage vary, such as "a marriage of convenience" or "a sexless marriage," and Maraniss failed to explain his claim, it is unclear what he was implying. Therefore, Obama´s oft-told nativity story must be searched for the full implications of Obama´s parents´ "in name only" marriage. (snip) So when did Ann´s and Obama Sr.´s "whatever happened happened fast" wedding happen? For no apparent reason, confusion abounds among Obama´s biographers over the wedding date:

A Rand Paul rout in CPAC straw poll
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Politico, by James Hohmann    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/9/2014 6:51:34 AM     Post Reply
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Rand Paul handily won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday, one gauge of the Republican base’s mood less than two years before the 2016 primary season kicks off. The Kentucky senator received 31 percent, far ahead of second place Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who received 11 percent. Neurosurgeon Ben Carson finished third with 9 percent, ahead of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who received 8 percent. The announcement came at the end of the group’s annual three-day confab. Organizers said that 2,459 attendees voted on computer kiosks.

´What´s the chance of two ex-Navy SEALs
turning up dead in the same room?´
Family and friends demand U.S. investigation
into mystery ´hookers and heroin´ deaths
on ship made famous by Captain Philips

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Daily Mail [UK], by Paul Thompson    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/7/2014 9:41:30 PM     Post Reply
Disbelieving family and friends of an ex-Navy SEAL who died of an apparent drugs overdose on the ship made famous in the movie Captain Phillips are convinced of a ´cover-up´ and have called for a US investigation into his death, MailOnline can reveal today. The body of Mark Kennedy, a super fit, highly-decorated member of the elite fighting force, was found inside a cabin on the cargo ship Maersk Alabama - the vessel involved in a 2009 hijacking that ended with Somali pirates shot dead by SEALs. Another former SEAL, Jeffrey Reynolds, was found alongside him, also dead from a suspected drug

Bill de Blasio suffering
Hollande-like slide in approval

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American Interest, by Walter Russell Mead & Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/8/2014 2:12:58 PM     Post Reply
New York City lefty Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected in a landslide with more than 73 percent of the vote last November. Yet after only two months on the job, his approval rating has been cut nearly in half, with only 39 percent of city voters expressing approval of the job he has done so far. (Snip) But this is a brutal start. For a worst-case scenario, consider the rapid slide of President François Hollande—another far-left candidate who swept into office in a landslide. He saw his approval rating crater within months of taking office; it now sits at

Caribbean nations consider
push for slavery reparations

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Reuters, by Aileen Torres    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 3/7/2014 5:27:04 PM     Post Reply
KINGSTON - More than 150 years after European colonial powers abolished slavery, a coalition of Caribbean nations is considering legal action to seek a formal apology and monetary compensation. Caribbean leaders meeting next week in St. Vincent are expected to study a broad legal outline for the reparations claim prepared by a British law firm. The subject of reparations has simmered in the Caribbean for many years and opinions are divided. Some see reparations as delayed justice, while others see it as an empty claim and a distraction from modern social problems in Caribbean societies. Slavery ended throughout the Caribbean

Malaysia Airlines plane
crashes in South China Sea
with 239 people aboard: report

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Reuters, by Stuart Grudgings & Anuradha Raghu*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 3/8/2014 1:35:09 AM     Post Reply
Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam´s Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site. If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner´s deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago. Malaysia Airlines had yet to confirm that the aircraft had crashed. It said earlier in the day that no distress signal

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