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Rahm Emanuel: Coronavirus Could Be
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Posted By: Imright, 3/9/2020 7:48:21 AM

Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” former Chicago Mayor and former President Barack Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel sounded off on the 2020 presidential race amid the coronavirus outbreak. Emanuel said the coronavirus precautions preventing President Donald Trump from having his typical rallies and thus missing out on the admiration he craves will be “devastating” and will “psychologically torment him.”“This administration right now looks like they couldn’t organize a one-car parade,” Emanuel stated. “And I think here’s what’s devastating for Donald Trump — beyond the fact that this requires science, management, data and being transparent, which are all his weaknesses —

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Reply 1 - Posted by: rinohunter 3/9/2020 7:53:33 AM (No. 340984)
This has been so played....sooooooo played. B.O.R.I.N.G.!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/9/2020 7:54:47 AM (No. 340986)
What a pathetic little Schiff.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/9/2020 7:55:59 AM (No. 340988)
I suspect that the Coronavirus will play out long before the election. I'm not concerned.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/9/2020 8:02:26 AM (No. 340995)
Both Bernie and Biden and Hillary fall in the high risk demographics... old an in poor health.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muguy 3/9/2020 8:03:36 AM (No. 340996)
Oh, how the demonrat socialists are hoping and praying for there to be a pandemic the likes of what the world has never seen before all for the sake of politics! Some have recently hoped that all republicans who voted would end up dead after doing so... President Trump had an average of 90%+ margin the the Super Tuesday Texas Primary election and his appeal is crossing a lot of barriers. They are using Biden as a scapegoat trying to put all the corruption on his back hoping that they will somehow ERASE all the corruption upon so many of their leaders. Funny how the candidates for the nomination all said Bite Me was unfit to serve as President and now they are ALL sucking up to him for jobs in a Biden administration, should some sort of miraculous event happen--
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MainelySane 3/9/2020 8:03:38 AM (No. 340997)
I just saw that Bernie is having a big rally in St. Louis today. And Biden had one last week...in St. Louis.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 3/9/2020 8:04:53 AM (No. 340998)
If wishes were horses.....
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Reply 8 - Posted by: edgar 3/9/2020 8:06:44 AM (No. 341000)
Compared to the Obama Admin's response to a virus outbreak, Trump is crushing this. Dems talking about science, management, data and transparency. That's a good one, too.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: chance_232 3/9/2020 8:06:57 AM (No. 341001)
if one didnt know better, one might conclude from the news coverage and democrat hyperventilating, that people were pulling carts thru the streets chanting "bring out yer dead". Just like hurricane weather reporting, most people will figure out quickly that the coverage and dire warnings that we are all "Gonna Die", are overblown. Its why most people tend to ignore hurricane reporting, because its always the end of civillization in imminent.........and wrong. Someone needs to take the news media aside and re-tell the Chicken Little and The Boy Who Cried Wolf stories.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: The Remnants 3/9/2020 8:17:54 AM (No. 341014)
These people want Trump so desperately to fail. I mean, did Trump give two pins whether or not Emanuel failed in Chicago? How is that fair city doing nowadays, anyway?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/9/2020 8:24:43 AM (No. 341017)
I prefer to think of Rahm as the Tiny Dancer who devastated Chicago with gun violence. He really slings the codswallop when he is given the chance.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TexaTucky 3/9/2020 8:41:35 AM (No. 341030)
The panic they pray to Beelzebub for will backfire on them since their whiney pansy-ass liberal voters are far more likely to cower at home while the Trump voter will get out and vote.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma 3/9/2020 9:01:28 AM (No. 341051)
I do not have to attend a rally to convince me to vote for PRESIDENT Trump. I will vote for him rally or no rally!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: TLCary 3/9/2020 9:08:40 AM (No. 341058)
Rahm "never let a serious crisis go to waste" Emanuel is doing his best to get the Communist's Virus to do his bidding. President Trump's policies have been saving lives and saving the economy. "The economy" means "standard of living", "opportunity", "longevity", and "pursuit of happiness" for all Americans. So you can see why Democrats would hate that. With all that success even abortions are way down. Poor Democrats: "The horror". So they keep cheering for a deadly virus to kill lots of innocent Americans. One day even everyday liberals in America will notice and reject them.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Krause 3/9/2020 9:18:23 AM (No. 341076)
I used to think was a sorta different slightly elevated kind of democrat. He has now fallen down to the CNN/MSNBC mentality. That's where all the democrats are. They are bereft of any sense.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 3/9/2020 9:19:01 AM (No. 341077)
Benhazi should have been devastating for Obama but somehow it wasn't. Neither was the gun running scandal, Fast & Furious. Now the Left want us to believe that catching a cold will threaten Trump's re-election. There is so much desperation on the Left that nothing is out of bounds for them. God, please, let the Repubs gain a super majority in the House and expel those who've wasted both our time and taxpayer dollars in a vain effort to unseat Trump ( and by default, us).
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Reply 17 - Posted by: FunOne 3/9/2020 9:22:52 AM (No. 341080)
Instructive. Democrats embrace a killer virus as their political ally. Maybe their republican political opponents can point this out during the campaign.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: hershey 3/9/2020 9:34:40 AM (No. 341091)
Somebody needs to muzzle this dumpster diver...
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Reply 19 - Posted by: fayebeck 3/9/2020 10:11:18 AM (No. 341128)
If the virus IS the killer of modern history, then who gives a damn?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LadyHen 3/9/2020 10:13:13 AM (No. 341131)
The Dems would be thrilled if we are walking over corpses in the streets. Anything to hurt the President. They hope for chaos and death. They feed off it like vultures.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: FormerDem 3/9/2020 10:14:24 AM (No. 341132)
Is there a huge pool of voters who wish Biden were making the decisions? Is there a huge pool of voters who wish Hillary Clinton had their back like she did in Benghazi? Is there a huge pool of voters who wish it were Bernie standing out in front shielding the voters from corrupt left-wing governments?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: AltaD 3/9/2020 10:14:24 AM (No. 341133)
The only nice thing that can be said about Richie is that when he left office, he disappeared from the public eye. If only the same could be said for all former mayors of this city.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/9/2020 10:38:16 AM (No. 341156)
Dr. Rahm TuTu has no real medical expertise. Could be. Might happen. Probably. BTW, tutu is the French slang for ''tushy.'' It fits.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/9/2020 10:46:01 AM (No. 341168)
President Trump can't organize a one car parade? How many people did Obama employ? How many buildings did Obama build? How many people live in a building Obama built? How many jobs did Obama bring back to the U.S.A? How many golf tournaments did Obama organize? How many successful TV shows did Obama produce? How many casino's did Obama build?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano 3/9/2020 10:48:51 AM (No. 341172)
If there was ever an expert on devastating re-election bids, it's this little toad.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Memphis 3/9/2020 11:41:06 AM (No. 341219)
Don't think so...Seems like the virus is mainly in Democratic cities.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 3/9/2020 11:51:06 AM (No. 341235)
I don't think so. Being obviously the only adult in the political part of things is good. And so far, the USA is doing far better than other countries.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 3/9/2020 12:05:34 PM (No. 341248)
And it might be boost for Trump and a backlash or goner for the Democratic Party. Put the Donkey out to pasture!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 3/9/2020 12:18:19 PM (No. 341260)
#15, you were mistaken. He was the primary architect of the Clinton anti-gun agenda when he was on White House staff. Did the same in Chicago.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Winstonian 3/9/2020 12:45:08 PM (No. 341287)
Every time Rohm speaks I here ”You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” “In the beginning the organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems." - Saul Alinsky Here it comes the new narrative from the left. The answer is government run healthcare.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: 3XALADY 3/9/2020 2:09:23 PM (No. 341369)
For anything medical, he should check with his brother, the one who put together Obolacare.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: msjena 3/9/2020 4:27:54 PM (No. 341465)
Emmanuel saw his own poll numbers plummet and had to withdraw from seeking reelection. Maybe he's just projecting from his own crisis of management over a police shooting.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: or gate 3/9/2020 7:00:57 PM (No. 341558)
The ski is falling little chicken.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: curious1 3/9/2020 7:29:36 PM (No. 341575)
They wish. Not a chance.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: David Key 3/9/2020 8:26:02 PM (No. 341597)
here we go again another democrap pushing doom and disaster hoping it will help their election chances/
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Annie Xango 3/9/2020 11:37:27 PM (No. 341664)
Nice try, Fairy Belle..won't work....
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Reply 37 - Posted by: XCenturion 3/9/2020 11:47:57 PM (No. 341669)
Only if you believe the lies and hype produced and distributed but our fake news media and hateful Democrats. By the way Rahm, you did such a bang up job with the gun violence and black on black homicide epidemic in Chicago when you were mayor. Go crawl back in your hole!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/10/2020 12:38:11 AM (No. 341679)
It's very sad that a group who says they want to lead the country are enjoying our demise. Still saying Sorryos is controlling the market. They are praying Plugs makes it to November. Wait til his VP pick starts with her story. I knew when she gave her bio during the impeachment hearings she was vying for the spot. Come 2021 and he is declared incompetent, guess who steps in?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: judy 3/10/2020 1:43:15 AM (No. 341698)
It started in China, not the US. Another manufactured crisis... Russia, Mueller, impeachment, Kavanaugh hearings, Russia again......now the China virus aka the media virus. Poor dems all they can invent is crisis.
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