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Chico Supporter Stirs Controversy, Calls Rahm Emanuel “(Wall Street) Judas”
CBS Local ^ | 2/16/11

Posted on 02/16/2011 7:14:26 PM PST by Libloather

Chico Supporter Stirs Controversy, Calls Emanuel “Judas”
UPDATED 2/16/11 7:32 p.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A key supporter of mayoral candidate Gery Chico has raised some eyebrows by saying something about Rahm Emanuel that the Emanuel campaign called blatantly ugly.

Jim Sweeney, head of of Operating Engineers Local 150, was endorsing Chico Tuesday night at a labor rally when he called Emanuel a “Wall Street Judas.”


Emanuel’s campaign didn’t like any of it.

In a statement Wednesday, Emanuel – who is Jewish – said “I have absolute confidence that the people of the city of Chicago will see this comment for what it is and reject the values behind it. And the ugliness behind it.”

The Anti-Defamation League also lashed out at Sweeney for his comment, saying calling Emanuel “Judas” and mentioning a “bag of silver” plays into age-old stereotypes about Jews.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chico; emanuel; illinois; judas; rahm
1 posted on 02/16/2011 7:14:33 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Them union boys and girls are raising their brewskis and laughing their butts off.

2 posted on 02/16/2011 7:32:01 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Libloather

So the Southwest side government/union industrial complex dislikes Rahm, very interesting.

3 posted on 02/16/2011 7:44:30 PM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: Libloather

Is it true that something callings itself a “Tea Party” has endorsed Chico? Can anyone claim to be part of a Tea Party?

4 posted on 02/16/2011 7:46:19 PM PST by arrogantsob
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To: Libloather
Just another episode in the ongoing comedy series of Chico and the Rahm.

Rahm is pulling about 58% in the polls which means no run-off if it holds.

Since nobody cares about nobody who is running, nobody will turn out to vote for anybody.......and the Machine will grind out the requisite number of votes for the Emanuel/Daley/Obama Axis of Evil.

Wake me up when it's over.


5 posted on 02/16/2011 7:53:45 PM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BOR...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally compare to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: Libloather

Emanuel is not a “Judas”, he’s just a well dressed schmuck, and a Chicago schmuck to boot.

6 posted on 02/16/2011 8:13:25 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Libloather; Condor51
Emanuel said: “I have absolute confidence that the people of Chicago will see the (union man's “Wall Street Judas”) comment for what it is and reject the values behind it. And the ugliness behind it.”

A union man dissed Rahm? Hard to believe a Chicago union would undermine their boy Rahm, isn't it?

PAYS TO BE A VICTIM : Seems we've heard that song before. Did Rahm stage this event to relive his 2002 victory all over again? Read on.

Walkback Rahm's Congressional career: After becoming a multimillionaire overnight working in investment banking, in 2002 Emanuel pursued the U.S. House seat in the 5th District of Illinois held by Rod Blagojevich, who "chose" to run for Governor of Illinois.

The most controversial moment of the primary election came when a PAC endorsing his opponent, called Emanuel a "millionaire carpetbagger who knows nothing" about "our heritage" and charged that Emanuel had dual citizenship. The comments were denounced as anti-Semitic by many, including his opponent-----Emanuel won the primary and easily defeated the Republican candidate in the general election.

Candidate Emanuel brought together a coalition of Chicago clergy to denounce the incident. He recalled, "One of the proudest moments of my life was seeing people of my district from all backgrounds demonstrate our common values by coming together in response to this obvious attempt to divide them."

In 2006, Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass reported he had a newsroom confrontation with Emanuel over Kass’s continued speculation that Emanuel won election because convicted former Chicago water department boss Don Tomczak sent in his employees to work for Emanuel. He also speculated that Mayor Richard Daley’s “underlings” who were sentenced to federal prison for organizing “patronage armies” also helped Emanuel.

Do not underestimate Rahm and his ability to buy anyone or anything he wants.........especially when he wants public office.

7 posted on 02/16/2011 10:26:18 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Good post on your part. It’s obvious you know Chicago - I do not.

“...Emanuel’s campaign didn’t like any of it...”

From what you’ve said and what the article said, the “judas” quip hit close to home. The truth hurts, doesn’t it Emmanuel.

8 posted on 02/17/2011 12:01:33 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll
THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD Chicago Mayoral Candidate Rahm announced he "raised" more than $10.5M in just 3 months.... NOTE It only takes a nanosecond to wire-transfer money from offshore accounts (/snix).


To show Chicagoans how PERFECT he is, Rahm unveiled a lengthy, star-studded (gag) "Hollywood donor roll." One of Emanuel's brothers is the Plus-Perfect Hollywood super-agent and uber-liberal activist, Ari Emanuel. Ari is "kindly" called aggressive and temperamental -- the inspiration for Jeremy Piven's wildly popular "Entourage" character, Ari Gold. Ari took over Creative Artists Agency to achieve H'wood agency supremacy----- CAA is an unbelievable brand he got for nothing, and he crushed the internal competition in days....he's THAT perfect.


ANALYSIS Rahm's $10.5M campaign war chest needs rigorous scrutiny. The State BoE and the FEC should scrutinize Rahm's filings. Better yet, the FBI should interrogate all of the names listed as donors. They will find very few of these people actually donated. The names are covers for Rahm transferring millions of his ill-gotten gains, looted while he was (gag) in the US govt.

How do I know?

(1) As WH COS, Rahm was involved in the biggest govt con of the decade. (2) As a Clinton appointee, Rahm looted Fannie Mae----the centerpiece of the criminal organization called the Dem party. Obama defied the law and covered up the looting by refusing to release F/M financial documents to the media under FOIA. (3) As a (gag) Congressman, conniving Rahm ran a "Foundation" from his Chicago home---- that allowed him to live tax-free.

This guy Rahm knows how to make money disappear faster than a cream puff at a Weigh Watcher weigh-in. His activities on Wall Street also need scrutiny. Supposedly, in just two years, he made off with $16M from 2-3 deals.


HOW DID GANGSTER GOVERNMENT SCAM $180 BILLION? PROBABLY LIKE THIS (the Madoff Wall Street MO): The trustee ID'ing Madoff's assets, found Madoff created a labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places offshore that hid government fraud, thievery, money launderering, tax evasion........ all out of sight of taxpayers, the IRS, SEC, FEC and US banking laws.

BTW, stolen money is taxable.

At least half a dozen people in the Ohaha admin are going to walk away from “Public Service“ living like the Sultan of Brunei......and we can name them all without even breaking a sweat.

9 posted on 02/17/2011 2:12:49 AM PST by Liz
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To: All

December 23, 2009

Attorney General of the United States of America
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder:

We write to demand an immediate investigation into the activities of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. We believe there is an abundant public record which stablishes that the actions of the Obama White House have blocked any investigation into his activities while on the board of Freddie Mac from 2000-2001, and facilitated the cover up of potential malfeasance until the 10-year statute of limitations has run out.

The purpose of this letter is to connect the dots to establish both the conduct of Mr. Emanuel and those working with him to thwart inquiry, and to support your acting speedily so that the statute of limitations does not run out before the Justice Department is able to empanel a grand jury.

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration is negotiating to double the commitments to Fannie and Freddie for a total of $800 billion by December 31, in order to avoid the congressional approval that would be needed after that date. But there currently is no Inspector General exercising independent oversight of these entities. Acting Inspector General Ed Kelly was stripped of his authority earlier this year by the Justice Department, relying on a loophole in a bill Mr. Emanuel cosponsored and pushed through Congress shortly before he left for the Obama White House. This effectively ended Mr. Kelly’s investigation into what happened at Fannie and Freddie.

Since that time, despite multiple warnings by Congress that having no independent Inspector General for a federal agency that oversees $6 trillion in mortgages is a serious oversight, the Obama White House has not appointed one.

We recognize that these are extremely serious accusations, but the stonewalling by Mr. Emanuel and the Obama White House has left us with no other redress. A 2003 report by Freddie Mac’s regulator indicated that Freddie Mac executives had informed the board of their intention to misstate the earnings to insure their own bonuses during the time Mr. Emanuel was a director (as an appointee of the Clinton administration). But the Obama White House refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request from the Chicago Tribune for those board minutes on the grounds that Freddie Mac was a “commercial” entity, even though it was wholly owned by the government at the time the request was made.

If the Treasury approves the $800 billion commitment to Fannie and Freddie by the end of the year, it will mean that under the influence of Rahm Emanuel, the Obama White House is moving a trillion-dollar slush fund into corruption-riddled companies with no oversight in place. This will allow Fannie and Freddie to continue to purchase more toxic assets from banks, acting as a back-door increase of the TARP without congressional approval.

Before the Obama White House commits any more money to Fannie and Freddie, we call on the Public Integrity Section in the Justice Department to begin an investigation into the cause of Fannie and Freddie’s conservatorship, into Rahm Emanuel’s activities on the board of Freddie Mac (as a Clinton appointee) including any violations of his fiduciary duties to shareholders, into the decision-making behind the continued vacancy of Fannie and Freddie’s Inspector General post, and into potential public corruption by Rahm Emanuel in connection with his time in Congress, in the Obama White House, and on the board of Freddie Mac.

We also call for the immediate appointment of an Inspector General with a complete remit to go after this information.

Signers of this letter come from differing political ideologies. One, the conservative head of a transparency foundation, the other, publisher of a liberal political blog.

But we make common cause today out of grave concern for the future of our country in the wake of corruption-riddled bailouts.

These bailouts continue to rob Main Street to benefit Wall Street, and, because of that, we together demand the resignation of Mr. Emanuel, a man who has steadfastly worked to obstruct both oversight and inquiry into the matter. Rahm Emanuel’s conflicts of interest render him far too compromised to serve as gatekeeper to the President of the United States. We will lay out the details further below, and are available at your earliest convenience to meet with you directly.


Jane Hamsher
Grover Norquist

10 posted on 02/17/2011 2:16:42 AM PST by Liz
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Libloather.

11 posted on 02/18/2011 5:27:56 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: arrogantsob

Yes, Illinois has about 10 tea party groups. I’m in Chicago, and I don’t endorse Chico. I support Fred White, a write-in candidate. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-gun rights, and anti-illegal alien. Including write-in candidates, the race has 14 candidates. It’s possible for someone to get the most votes, next week, by receiving at least 7.5% of the vote. Please read Fred’s site,

12 posted on 02/18/2011 7:01:29 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: Libloather

TRAHM - Legacy



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13 posted on 02/18/2011 7:34:15 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: PhilCollins

Sounds good maybe I will. I was thinking of voting for Carol for comedic effect. It would be hilarious to see her dealing with the press if she were mayor.

14 posted on 02/19/2011 6:37:33 PM PST by arrogantsob
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Well offer 30 million pieces of silver and he’ll listen to any offer.

15 posted on 02/19/2011 6:38:50 PM PST by arrogantsob
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To: SatinDoll

He thinks Judas got a bad name.

16 posted on 02/19/2011 6:41:36 PM PST by arrogantsob
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