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Obama wants Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago mayor ballot
Politico ^ | January 25, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 01/25/2011 7:31:00 AM PST by RobinMasters

President Barack Obama wants former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot, a top presidential confidante said Tuesday.

“I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama and fellow Chicagoan, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

As the president said when Emanuel left the White House last fall, Obama still “thinks Rahm will make a terrific mayor,” Jarrett said.

An appellate court ordered Monday that Emanuel’s name be removed from the ballot because he did not meet the one-year residency requirement to be eligible for the Feb. 22 general election. The debate over Emanuel’s eligibility hinges on the nearly two years Emanuel spent working in the Obama White House and the fact that he rented out his Chicago house.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicago; cultureofcorruption; democratcoruption; democrats; elections; emanuel; fubo; kenyanvillageidiot; liberalfascism; mayor; narcissism; narcissist; obama; obamacorruption; rahm; rahmemanuel
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1 posted on 01/25/2011 7:31:02 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Unbelievable....well, not really.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 7:31:22 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

And our _resident DEFINITELY knows about eligibility!


3 posted on 01/25/2011 7:32:27 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: RobinMasters

What Obama believes and what election law says are two different things. Obama ignores the Constitution like I ignore Oprah.


4 posted on 01/25/2011 7:32:42 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: RobinMasters

That settles it. The judges are racists if Rahm doesn’t go back on the ballot.


5 posted on 01/25/2011 7:33:03 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: RobinMasters

Of all the people to speak to someones ELIGIBILITY


6 posted on 01/25/2011 7:33:12 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: RobinMasters

Harder and harder to tell satire from reality these days.


7 posted on 01/25/2011 7:33:12 AM PST by hometoroost (From Hope and Change to Gropin' Some Strange)
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe Alice Palmer should replace Obama as President.


8 posted on 01/25/2011 7:33:12 AM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: RobinMasters

Anyone familiar with Chicago politics want to tell us how this plays out with Madigan not wanting Rahm.

What is the relationship between Madigan and Jarrett. I guess we may have to wait for HIllbuzz to chime in on this latest development.


9 posted on 01/25/2011 7:33:24 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: BigSkyFreeper
Obama ignores the Constitution like I ignore Oprah.

LOL

10 posted on 01/25/2011 7:34:45 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (SOTU? How about STFU?)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Who is Oprah?


11 posted on 01/25/2011 7:35:50 AM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: RobinMasters

Rahm will be there. Bet on it. Rules mean nothing to these guys.


12 posted on 01/25/2011 7:36:23 AM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: RobinMasters

Sounds like somebody needs some cover....


13 posted on 01/25/2011 7:36:23 AM PST by Wu (Excuse me while I kiss the sky......)
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To: RobinMasters

Well crap! If anyone knows about running for an office one is inelligible for its Barry Soetoro!

(To OholyO:)GET OUT OF MY HOUSE YOU CRETIN!


14 posted on 01/25/2011 7:36:42 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais is beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: RobinMasters
“I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible,...

I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!

15 posted on 01/25/2011 7:37:55 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: RobinMasters
I GUARANTEE Rahm Emmanual will not only be on the ballot, but elected Mayor of Chicago.

GUARANTEE.

16 posted on 01/25/2011 7:38:05 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: RobinMasters

I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Nope, there it goes, all over the floor.

/s


17 posted on 01/25/2011 7:38:53 AM PST by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
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To: RobinMasters
The debate over Emanuel’s eligibility hinges on the nearly two years Emanuel spent working in the Obama White House and the fact that he rented out his Chicago house.

Oops. The author forgot the biggest one of all: Emanuel claimed to not be an Illinois (and thus not a Chicago) resident on his Illinois income tax form to reduce his taxes. He either didn't plan on running for mayor or didn't realize that there was a one-year residency requirement. Move back and try again in 2015.

18 posted on 01/25/2011 7:39:22 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: socal_parrot

If Rahm Emmanuel lost the Il. Supreme Court decision, or the Mayoral election, I will BET you that Obama would APPOINT Rahm the Mayor of Chicago.


19 posted on 01/25/2011 7:40:00 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: RobinMasters

Well if THE ONE wants him on, PUT HIM ON!!! Rule of Law? What’s that???? Who cares!!!!


20 posted on 01/25/2011 7:40:46 AM PST by Jerrybob
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To: RobinMasters
The King Has Spoken “Make it so...”


21 posted on 01/25/2011 7:40:57 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: RobinMasters

King Obama I has spoken. So be it spoken, so be it done. It is petty to get bogged down in eligibility matters. They were meant to apply only to the opposition guys anyway.


22 posted on 01/25/2011 7:41:17 AM PST by Saltmeat
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To: RobinMasters
“I think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to comedy writer for Obama.

Sorry, that line needed editing.

23 posted on 01/25/2011 7:41:27 AM PST by ssaftler (Is "Audacity of Hope" English for "Mein Kampf"?)
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To: BenLurkin
Rammie's Jewish, so the judges are anti-Semite goyim racists if Rahm doesn’t go back on the ballot.
24 posted on 01/25/2011 7:41:34 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: RobinMasters

Chicago - Washington DC, Hawaii - Kenya, what’s the difference? We’re all citizens of the world now, right? /sarc


25 posted on 01/25/2011 7:43:41 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe the Whiner In Chief will just hold his breath until they do.


26 posted on 01/25/2011 7:44:59 AM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: Lazamataz

Or Tsar of Chicago.

Rhymes with Zhivago


27 posted on 01/25/2011 7:45:30 AM PST by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: RobinMasters
Obama to Jarrett; "Send in the Fixer!"
28 posted on 01/25/2011 7:48:25 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RobinMasters

‘Obama wants.’ Sort of reminds me of — “Flounder, now my wife wants to be Pope.”


29 posted on 01/25/2011 7:48:33 AM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: RobinMasters

Eligibility is more of a “feeling” than an actual rule. Rules are mean.


30 posted on 01/25/2011 7:48:46 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: RobinMasters

If Obammy is supporting Rahm over Carole Moseley Braun, does that make him a racist Uncle Tom?


31 posted on 01/25/2011 7:50:45 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("The View" is the new Maury Povich inspired "Fight Club in Heels")
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To: RobinMasters

This man seems to be able to focus on local politics and local issues but when it comes to running the country he is in over his head.


32 posted on 01/25/2011 7:50:54 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: T Minus Four

#30

You’ve got that lefty shtick down pat - you can take it on the road now. Thanks for the laugh.


33 posted on 01/25/2011 7:59:23 AM PST by chickadee
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To: RobinMasters

Obama said:

“So what if Rahm’s not eligible to run for mayor.”

“I’m not eligible to serve as Commander-in-Chief, but here I am in the Oval Office with my feet up on the Resolute Desk.”


34 posted on 01/25/2011 8:03:28 AM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: RobinMasters

One would think that a sitting President should refrain from commenting on an active court case.


35 posted on 01/25/2011 8:04:13 AM PST by chickadee
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To: Hoodat
Who is Oprah?

Another "O" that infests our civilization.

36 posted on 01/25/2011 8:05:58 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: T Minus Four

Yes, to a lefty, rules are “mean”.

They are actually a stumbling block to the intellectually enlightened to be able to use their discretion in every situation to provide a “fair” outcome.

Of course, being “intellectually enlightened” also means you would NEVER use this power of discretion to do anything “unfair” to people you don’t like.


37 posted on 01/25/2011 8:06:19 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: RobinMasters
How many tables died from stabbing when this news came out?

Just askin!

38 posted on 01/25/2011 8:08:04 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: RobinMasters
KEEP CHICAGO a gangland of crooks.
39 posted on 01/25/2011 8:08:57 AM PST by boomop1
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To: RobinMasters

Well, then he better make some calls to Illinois’ Supreme Court.

I’m sure he has some chits on them.


40 posted on 01/25/2011 8:10:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: RobinMasters

Undue influence on the judiciary by POTUS.


41 posted on 01/25/2011 8:13:09 AM PST by kabar
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To: RobinMasters

People in Hell want ice water.


42 posted on 01/25/2011 8:13:22 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Hoodat

Who is Obama?


43 posted on 01/25/2011 8:14:06 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: RobinMasters

President orders the court to ignore the facts.


44 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:12 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Hoodat
Who is Oprah?


45 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:12 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: RobinMasters

President orders the court to ignore the facts.


46 posted on 01/25/2011 8:16:16 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: RobinMasters
Well, that's it then. Pres. Obama's desire are all that really matters. He is The One. I'm sure this'll all be fixed in plenty of time for Dead Fish to be rightfully placed on the ballot. Yep, it'll all be fixed.
47 posted on 01/25/2011 8:20:11 AM PST by FourPeas (From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Ja 3:10)
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To: Hoodat

Ebony rosy o’donut!


48 posted on 01/25/2011 8:21:21 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: chickadee

:-)


49 posted on 01/25/2011 8:21:40 AM PST by T Minus Four ("If Mormonism were a cult, I would know it and I would not be in it")
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To: RobinMasters

Consider it done. If The One deems it, it shall come to be. :)


50 posted on 01/25/2011 8:22:17 AM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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