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Rahm Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | November 18, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley

Posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:30 AM PST by PBRCat

One wonders why the penny wise and pound foolish Rahm did not simply maintain a pied-a-terre inside of the city for the past year and half? He could have easily afforded to do so. Emanuel has had a history of sticking his foot in it when it comes to housing matters. While in Congress, the thrifty Emanuel lived in a basement apartment in the home of Connecticut Democratic representative Rosa DeLauro. The problem was it was an illegal basement apartment in a single family home that violated District of Columbia zoning laws. When the story was publicized, Emanuel was ridiculed as a “cheapskate” in the media.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; elections; emanuel; illinois; residency; taxcheat
By failing to maintain a legal residence in Chicago for the past year, Emanuel has rendered himself ineligible to run for mayor in 2011.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:32 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

The laws only apply to those the prosecutors select.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 7:09:13 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: PBRCat

I think most residency laws have not been able to withstand legal challenge over the past 30 or 40 years.


3 posted on 11/18/2010 7:09:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: PBRCat

Silly wabbit, rules are for Republicans!


4 posted on 11/18/2010 7:09:57 AM PST by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: PBRCat

Rahm’s not here, man.


5 posted on 11/18/2010 7:10:16 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: PBRCat

Residency requirements sure didn’t stop Hillary Clinton from being elected NY Senator.


6 posted on 11/18/2010 7:11:43 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: The Great RJ
Residency requirements sure didn’t stop Hillary Clinton from being elected NY Senator.

Didn't Robert Kennedy get the same pass, back in the day?

7 posted on 11/18/2010 7:14:55 AM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: The Great RJ

Hillary had seen the minimum number of Broadway shows to qualify. /sar


8 posted on 11/18/2010 7:16:26 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: PBRCat
"[Chicago] Board of Elections spokesman Jim Allen likened Emanuel's situation to a soldier serving abroad. Military servicemen do not forfeit the right to vote in their home state just because they are not home to vote. Emanuel moved to Washington to serve under President Obama in a position that is intrinsically temporary, and so he is equally entitled to vote and run for office in his hometown."

Or in other words...if Obama can be President without being a U.S. Citizen then Rahm can be Mayor for temporarily moving out of his home, while still voting in Chicago, to serve at the request of the President.

9 posted on 11/18/2010 7:17:02 AM PST by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: The Great RJ

New York has extremely lax residency rules for its candidates. That difference is part of federalism and state sovereignty.

The Illinois residency laws have previously been upheld in court as not unduly burdensome and as being related to a rational policy purpose.

The residency requirements for municipal officers are not especially recent. The policy is almost a century and a half old. Emanuel did not trouble himself to read the Election Code.


10 posted on 11/18/2010 7:17:24 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat
Rahm's legal camp maintains that another section of the Chicago election code states that residency requirement don't apply if the potential candidate was hired or appointed to an out-of-state federal position.

Looks like Emanuel will win this round.

Leni

11 posted on 11/18/2010 7:18:32 AM PST by MinuteGal (FIRE ERIC HOLDER! IMPEACH OBAMA!.....NOW...Before they Destroy the U.S,)
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To: coaltrain

The exemption being distorted by the press relations flack was designed to benefit soldiers on active duty in the US military. The statutory language is clear on that point.

It is a real stretch to suggest that Rahm’s service in the White House was the equivalent of serving in combat.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 7:19:57 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat
By failing to maintain a legal residence in Chicago for the past year, Emanuel has rendered himself ineligible to run for mayor in 2011.

Eligibility in Chicago is whatever a Democrat judge says it is. The ruling class wants Emanuel and they will get him and that's that.

13 posted on 11/18/2010 7:19:57 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: PBRCat

I guess we will see soon enough. My bet is Rahm will be eligible to run for Mayor.


14 posted on 11/18/2010 7:22:50 AM PST by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: MinuteGal
Here's the relevant law: (65 ILCS 5/3.1‑10‑5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1‑10‑5) Sec. 3.1‑10‑5. Qualifications; elective office. (a) A person is not eligible for an elective municipal office unless that person is a qualified elector of the municipality and has resided in the municipality at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in subsection (c) of Section 3.1‑20‑25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1‑25‑75, Section 5‑2‑2, or Section 5‑2‑11. (b) A person is not eligible for an elective municipal office if that person is in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony. (c) A person is not eligible for the office of alderman of a ward unless that person has resided in the ward that the person seeks to represent, and a person is not eligible for the office of trustee of a district unless that person has resided in the municipality, at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in subsection (c) of Section 3.1‑20‑25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1‑25‑75, Section 5‑2‑2, or Section 5‑2‑11. (d) If a person (i) is a resident of a municipality immediately prior to the active duty military service of that person or that person's spouse, (ii) resides anywhere outside of the municipality during that active duty military service, and (iii) immediately upon completion of that active duty military service is again a resident of the municipality, then the time during which the person resides outside the municipality during the active duty military service is deemed to be time during which the person is a resident of the municipality for purposes of determining the residency requirement under subsection (a). (Source: P.A. 95‑61, eff. 8‑13‑07; 95‑646, eff. 1‑1‑08; 95‑876, eff. 8‑21‑08.)
15 posted on 11/18/2010 7:25:01 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: coaltrain

Ohh i’d say Rahm is not in Obama’s good books and Obama will stick it to him, he wants a black mayor of chicago. Watch this one, may just run and run.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 7:34:04 AM PST by sunmars
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To: PBRCat

There was another dhimmicrat from Chicago who notoriously said, “Words. Only words”.

The law only has value if one respects it. dhimmicrats do not.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 7:47:36 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: PBRCat
The defensive statements issued by Rahm's attorneys are what they are. I maintain that he probably will win the residency battle.

He's a sharp guy that wouldn't have left D. C. to throw his hat into the mayoral ring so confidently if he and the best lawyers in the land hadn't checked things out way beforehand.

If a residency battle boils down to the Chicago Way versus the legal way versus the Rahm way, folks will learn they're all one and the same in this neck of the woods.

With several prominent black candidates in the race, including Carol Mostly Fraud, Rahm is banking on the black vote to split wide open, creating a wide-enough aperature for him to ooze through.

Remember, folks, there is no primary here....it's a one-and-only popular vote election. It's also non-partisan.....with no party affiliation listed beside the candidate's name.

It's a free-for-all with a huge list of names already filed to be on the final ballot.

In the event that no candidate receives more than 50% + 1 of the vote there is a run-off election in April between the two top candidates..

The election is February 22, 2011.

God save Chicago!

Leni

18 posted on 11/18/2010 7:55:23 AM PST by MinuteGal (FIRE ERIC HOLDER! IMPEACH OBAMA!.....NOW...Before they Destroy the U.S,)
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To: PBRCat

Rules are made for other people. Not folks who will flaunt the law like Emanuel, Lautenberg, Franken, Reid, Rangel among many other Dems. Laws exist for a reason and they should apply equally to all, not to a select few.


19 posted on 11/18/2010 8:02:40 AM PST by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: pingman
Rahm - lying big brother-1sm
Twinkle-toes Rahm
20 posted on 11/18/2010 8:07:19 AM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: MinuteGal

“He’s a sharp guy that wouldn’t have left D. C. to throw his hat into the mayoral ring so confidently if he and the best lawyers in the land hadn’t checked things out way beforehand.”

He is cunning and sly, but not overly bright. Otherwise, he would not have rented out his house and failed to establish another residence to maintain his eligibility to run for office. Remember, during his conversations with Rod Blagojevich regarding the vacant Obama seat in the US Senate (now to be occupied by a liberal Republican) Emanuel also suggested that Blagojevich could appoint an “interim” Congressman to warm Emanuel’s seat in the US House of Representatives until he was ready to return to the chamber (in a bid to fulfill his ambition to become the Speaker of the House). That proposal blew up in Rahm’s face because the Illinois governor does not have the power to make appointments to fill Congressional vacancies — there have to be special elections. When the special election was held, Rahm’s preferred candidate lost the nomination. Now, someone else has the seat.

Rahm is going to lawyer up to the maximum, but the judges are going to have to turn somersaults to render the ruling that he desires. Decades of existing case precedents will have to be tossed or distinguished for Emanuel to prevail.

If he is so intelligent, how did he get himself into the middle of this fiasco?


21 posted on 11/18/2010 8:21:36 AM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

The Daily machine was created so no election could win out over them. Mafia rules in the political world in Chicago.
Just remember where Jesse Jackson came from along with others. Jackson was created in Chicago. Mayor Daily was created in Chicago and could not lose an election.
When Chicago was broke because of the polical whores ripping the city off for the sake of their own greed as well as blackmail money constantly being paid out to people like Jackson, he wore imported Italian silk suits, he would go from overhauls to silk suits right in his lemo, in fromt of the Major downdown hotels were the politician, criminals, mafia would hold their meetings. that backmail money also got Jackson his own private plane, some say better than airforce #1. Majore Daily and Judge Austin years ago declared it against the law for suberbs to support themselves. They ripped of Chicago and Chicago now broke they had to get the money from somewhere and so the ripped of the tax dollars from the suberbs and nobody could stop it. Teams of lawyers tried and got noware. I think to this day they are still stealy tax dollars from the suberbs to pay for their coruption.
Suberbs were supporting themselves for over a 100 years when they changed the law that all taxes be paid to the City of Chicago. I no longer live there but I’m sure the stealing of hard working American tax dollars still goes on.
Emanual part of the obozo team to bankrupted the country and bring it to it’s knees, and Act of TREASON. What person in their right mind would vote for anyone that was connacted to that bozo. People in Chicago don’t have to vote, if they want one of the top criminals in the county, Emanual then he will be Mayor. Nevada, New York and California are not much differant, they don’t have to vote. the people in the cemetary do the voting and they all vote for the DemoRATS.
The people in Nevada need to compare votes that were cast to the person that did the voteing. You would find Reid never won any thing. For the longest time Foxnews wasn’t allowed in Navada. they have it now, they only let one cable company in and they had to only allow what the communist left in Nevada would allow.
Rick Lazio the only man with enough nerve, guts what ever you want to call it, that stood up to Hitlary and exposed her for her Terrorist ties. Lazio didn’t win the Senate seat when he ran againt the Tresonist Hitlary, the terrorists funded her campaign and the only thing Lazio got was Death Threats for him and his family. Rick Lazio again ran for Governor and never had a chance. Goumo played a big part in the Clinton corruption, also part of the housing corruption. We have a pimp for a governor and now another criminal will replace him, we have a Dictater for a Mayor and can’t get rid of him. Bloomberg another criminal, a Chavaz want a be don’t have to follow the ruies and now were stuck with the low life the left wants to run this state.
By the way why isn’t every American call for Charlie Rangel to be put in PRISON were he belongs. if the Ethic commitee refuses to remove him and place him under arest that the Ethic commitee needs to be fires and Serve Rangels time in Prison, they are covering up a crime and refusing to allow justice to be served, covering for a crime they are as quilty as the person committing the crimes.
Call, write post and get Rangle put behind bars, the corruption in our government will never stop until Rangle,Dodd and Barney Frank are placed behind bars, then we can go after the rest of them. How long will Barney Frnak the Child molester continue to remain in office He was fould quilty of running a house of Child Prostitution for young boys and yet he remains in office. Did The People in Massatusetts really for this scum or do they also have a daily machine running their elections? The child molester Frank is voted in again? are their Any Parents of little boys in the State were Frank lives and if so why would they want this scum in office? Why do they want him in their state? Why would the people allow Barney Frank to even wonder free in that state? All those priests that went to jail but jet Frank who has molested hundreds or thousands of little boys and he walks free. Thanks to the Ethics commitee for Franks freedon.
It’s a start, call for Rangle to be removed from office prosicuted or remove and prosicute the Ethics commitee.If we can get this scum off the streets perhaps we can follow suit and get the rest of them removed and prosecuted.


22 posted on 11/18/2010 8:28:33 AM PST by rebapiper
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To: MinuteGal
Did you ever think other wise. That's way the Daily Machine was created. It does NOT matter who votes your vote doesn't count the votes are in.
Remember the ballots in Nevada, they were already marked, do you honestly think any thing is different in Chicago.
Reid uses the homeless and illegals, the register the voters and those registered voters are automatic votes. they get paid well to do this. and then told to get out of town.
If the politicians could change the laws in Illinois to rip off the suberbs for the tax dollars because they ripped off the city of Chicago and they were on the verge of bankruptcy till Mayor Daily and Judge Austin declared it against the law for the suburbs to support themselves it was the only want they could cover up their crimes and save Chicago from bankruptcy.
Emanual couldn't succeed in bringing this country to it's knees so he will do his job from a far for the obozo to help bankrupt this country. I think if obozo can bankrupt Illinois,California, Nevada and New York the rest of the country will fall as well.
Clinton closed down the coal mine in Utah they poison the waters in Nevada with government chemicals they are calling flouride. they can stop the water flow to California and they already proved that, so now we have Alaska, another communist left that runs on the Republican ticket, they know the only way to get the votes would be on the Republican ticket, and it doesn't matter who they wrote in or how they spelled her name she will win out. Miller is fighting the Daily machine. Miller can't win, they don't want to drill for oil, they don't want the natural resources from Alaska, obozo and the communist left can't bring down this country if were are going to be able to rely on natural resources.
23 posted on 11/18/2010 8:49:33 AM PST by rebapiper (.)
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To: PBRCat
"If he (Rahm) is so intelligent how did he get himself into the middle of this fiasco?"

Remember, Rahm coined the phrase "never let a good crisis go to waste."

He will turn this "fiasco" into lemonade. If there's no chaos or fiascos, slippery operatives like Emanuel will create one. At any rate, there's no doubt he's getting reams of publicity out of the residency snag.

But to cut to the real chase, my take on the whole thing is this....Obama looks forward to his presidential bid in two years. He wants the Chicago machine, meaning the efficient ward organization and the lucrative business/big money donor list, to be under the control of the new mayor, whoever it will be.

So he orders Rahm to exit D.C. and run for mayor. If Rahm wins, so does Obama. If one of the more powerful blacks wins, so does Obama.

Win, win situation for the Big Enchilada in the White House.

Should things go south for Rahm, he'll land on his feet....his type always does. No one will ever have to hold a tag day for Rahm Emanuel.

Leni

24 posted on 11/18/2010 8:50:57 AM PST by MinuteGal (FIRE ERIC HOLDER! IMPEACH OBAMA!.....NOW...Before they Destroy the U.S,)
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To: MinuteGal; PBRCat

Whom do you support, in that race? I’ll probably support Fred White. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-gun, and anti-illegal alien. His site is www.fredrick-k-white.com.


25 posted on 11/19/2010 12:00:48 PM PST by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins
I'm not in Chicago. I'm in Du Page County. I don't know all the players in the mayoral race. Someone who lives there can help, perhaps.

I'm pretty familiar with the Chicago Machine and the Chicago Way from many years of inter-county dealings with Crook County, though. See my profile page.

Leni

26 posted on 11/19/2010 1:31:25 PM PST by MinuteGal (FIRE ERIC HOLDER! IMPEACH OBAMA!.....NOW...Before they Destroy the U.S,)
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To: MinuteGal

I read your profile, yesterday.


27 posted on 11/19/2010 1:44:19 PM PST by PhilCollins
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