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Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote
CNN ^ | 2-22-2011 | CNN political Unit

Posted on 02/22/2011 6:25:52 PM PST by Stayfrosty

(CNN) - Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off vote, CNN projects.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; corruption; election; emnauel; il2011; illinois; mayor; mayoral; obama; rahmemanuel; shockofthecentury; vote; wins
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1 posted on 02/22/2011 6:25:56 PM PST by Stayfrosty
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To: Stayfrosty

So..Chicago has a new crime boss.....


2 posted on 02/22/2011 6:27:17 PM PST by Shamrock-DW
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To: Stayfrosty

Of course he did!! Chicago deserves what they get.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 6:28:47 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Stayfrosty
DUH!!! Who was going to win other than him, Carol Mosely Braun??? Dannie Davis?? LOL!!! CAKEWALK.

Let's see if Rahmbo can actually RUN something!!

4 posted on 02/22/2011 6:29:45 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Surprise, surprise, surprise!
You’d think Daley would just declare Rham the winner
and save all the expense of an election.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 6:31:24 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Now the Chi-town libs will realize true tyranny. Get ready for more Meigs Field fiascos. They will wake up each morning with new decrees which they must abide.

Suffer well fools.

In addition, perhaps the little ballerina’s former hangout, Man’s Country, the sodomite bathhouse in boystown will now become a state landmark....


6 posted on 02/22/2011 6:38:04 PM PST by TheBigJ
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To: fuzzthatwuz

AMEN...but Chicago is so used to the Dailey crime family no one will notice the difference...No Rahm can only screw up Chicago and leave the rest of us alone.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 6:38:48 PM PST by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Shamrock-DW

Actually, Chicago has another professional midget.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 6:41:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Stayfrosty

Bless his heart...


9 posted on 02/22/2011 6:43:40 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: Stayfrosty

Sickening, but expected.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 6:44:20 PM PST by unkus
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To: Stayfrosty

Stole the election like Harry Reid.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 6:44:20 PM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Stayfrosty

There will be plenty of crises there for him not to waste . . lol.


12 posted on 02/22/2011 6:44:23 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: Stayfrosty

For his party or for the mayorship? Is there a vote between the two parties?


13 posted on 02/22/2011 6:46:32 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Stayfrosty

According to voting records, 200,000 people cast their vote. Rahm won 350,000 to 0.


14 posted on 02/22/2011 6:47:37 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: ReverendJames

Let Chicago have him.


15 posted on 02/22/2011 6:47:51 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Stayfrosty

LOL. Was there ever a doubt?


16 posted on 02/22/2011 6:49:06 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Gay.
17 posted on 02/22/2011 6:49:37 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Col Frank Slade

They deserve each other.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 6:53:17 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Stayfrosty

He wet his pants when the judge said he couldn’t claim residency. Had to come up with plenty of cash to fix that one I’d bet.

Ahh Chicago. I’m so damn glad I don’t live around there any more.


19 posted on 02/22/2011 6:54:36 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Egyptian Foreign Minister to Barack Obama: "Boy, go play somewhere else.")
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To: Stayfrosty

What a surprise......


20 posted on 02/22/2011 6:55:17 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: Stayfrosty

why even have an election


21 posted on 02/22/2011 6:56:11 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Stayfrosty
do I really have to say it???

22 posted on 02/22/2011 6:58:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Stayfrosty

Ole Rahm can run with the biggest and the baddest Chicago big dawgs. He’s a perfect fit for Chi-town.


23 posted on 02/22/2011 6:59:28 PM PST by umgud
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To: Col Frank Slade

Those people deserve everything they voted for. They have no complaints when things hit the fan.


24 posted on 02/22/2011 7:00:17 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White.)
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To: Stayfrosty

Filthy old place. Now there’s a resident alien in charge of Chicago and a resident alien in charge of the country :)


25 posted on 02/22/2011 7:02:45 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: muawiyah

who beleives elections are honest anymore....Chicago has had the fix in since at least the Kennedy’s.....


26 posted on 02/22/2011 7:03:57 PM PST by cherry
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To: Stayfrosty
Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral race

A Chicago jail is where he belongs (with his political friends).

OBAMA-IN-JAIL-2sm

27 posted on 02/22/2011 7:06:42 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Shamrock-DW

So sad, Chicago is actually a very enjoyable city :(
Many conservatives live nearby and wish there would have been another outcome!!!


28 posted on 02/22/2011 7:09:18 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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January 17, 2011
Blagojevich trial hangs over Rahm’s campaign

Excerpt:

Rahm Emanuel may have retained his spot on the mayoral ballot, but he’s also kept a spot in another, less desirable place — a federal subpoena.

An attorney for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Emanuel remains under defense subpoena for the upcoming retrial, scheduled for April 20.

“It’s certainly possible we would call Rahm Emanuel as a witness,” Blagojevich attorney Sheldon Sorosky said.

Sorosky said at the direction of U.S. District Judge James Zagel, all the subpoenas issued in last summer’s first Blagojevich trial would be still valid in the second trial.

Emanuel, who was captured on tape in conversations with Blagojevich and his staff, was not called as a witness in the first trial where Blagojevich was convicted on just one of 24 counts.

But Sorosky said if the government opens the door in this go-around, Emanuel could take the stand.

“We’d have to see just what evidence the government presents,” Sorosky said

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/3345611-505/blagojevich-emanuel-staff-trial-gov.html


29 posted on 02/22/2011 7:10:32 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Stayfrosty

*yawns* Surprised? Didn’t think so....


30 posted on 02/22/2011 7:10:54 PM PST by erikm88
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To: Stayfrosty

Fixed from the get-go.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 7:12:51 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Stayfrosty

No surprise, the people of Chicago never surprise us, except when they retired Rosty in 1994.


32 posted on 02/22/2011 7:12:55 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: cherry
According to some of the finest historians in the Midwest it's never been any better in Chicago.

Shortly after the city was founded in 1832 it was selected as the site for the big cash payoff to the Northern Indian tribes for their lands in the East.

That event attracted every con-man in North America and many of those in Europe. Except for those who accompanied the Indians West to Oklahoma and other sites carved out for them, the criminal class just never left the place.

Some analysts believe that Chicago's population was majority "criminal" for the next 100 years!

There is no hope.

33 posted on 02/22/2011 7:15:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Stayfrosty

How can conservatism win in ALL U.S. cities? This is what, still, needs to be done. If the electoral college is eliminated, then the cities will determine who all future U.S. Presidents will be, and this is the main reason why the left wants to get rid of the electoral college.


34 posted on 02/22/2011 7:16:24 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Stayfrosty

Poetic Justice


35 posted on 02/22/2011 7:16:24 PM PST by Underground Resistance (Freedom is worth it!)
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To: prairiebreeze

AMEN!!!!!!

My birth state, the Land of Lincoln has been destroyed!


36 posted on 02/22/2011 7:17:42 PM PST by Lesforlife (Fighting to end abortion in my lifetime!)
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To: bushwon

Hear hear. I love Chicago.


37 posted on 02/22/2011 7:18:23 PM PST by Borges
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To: Stayfrosty

I wanna know the most important question in all this: How many people did Rambo have to mail dead fish to in order to win the mayoral race? Well...how many?!?!?!?


38 posted on 02/22/2011 7:20:47 PM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Stayfrosty

Hooray! No more corruption in Chi-town!


39 posted on 02/22/2011 7:21:43 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Stayfrosty

He just finished speaking. I’ve never heard him give a speech. He’s awful. Makes Mayor Squeeky Daley sound eloquent. And he has the same Obama lisp....”Reporter” Mike Flannery explains that he’s not a speechmaker, he’s a backroom deal kinda guy.


40 posted on 02/22/2011 7:24:01 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: muawiyah

I’d never heard that. Interesting!


41 posted on 02/22/2011 7:24:11 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Egyptian Foreign Minister to Barack Obama: "Boy, go play somewhere else.")
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To: Stayfrosty

Chicago will get what it deserves...they elect a socialist, rude, vulgar man they can expect the liked of the Daily crew or worse...

I used to enjoy going to Chicago with my mom when I was a kid. I wouldn’t go there for anything now.


42 posted on 02/22/2011 7:29:26 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Stayfrosty

What a non-story. Did anyone doubt Rahmbo would win?


43 posted on 02/22/2011 7:36:17 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Stayfrosty

I’m positively gobsmacked!!!


45 posted on 02/22/2011 7:38:23 PM PST by ATLDiver
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To: johnthebaptistmoore; All

You’re so right, they lose .. they change the playing field. And that effort is newly reinvigorated:

Tom Golisano to Lead National Popular Vote Effort
5:27 AM, Feb 22, 2011

+ video

Excerpt:

ALBANY — Tom Golisano, the three-time New York gubernatorial candidate and billionaire Rochester-area native, is becoming the spokesman for the National Popular Vote campaign, bankrolling an effort to get states to move to a popular-vote system for electing a president.

Golisano, the founder of Paychex Inc. in Penfield, Monroe County, will announce his role at a news conference in Washington D.C. today. The announcement comes on the same day his sale of the Buffalo Sabres, which he has owned since 2003, is set to become official, a deal worth a reported $189 million.

In an interview with Gannett’s Albany Bureau on Monday, Golisano said his role in the national push will be to meet with legislative leaders and governors across the country. The measure has already passed six states and is being actively considered in dozens of others.

Golisano wouldn’t say how much he is contributing financially to the effort, which will include an advertising and lobbying campaign, saying only “it’s not an inexpensive proposition.”

“The real essence of the issue is in a democracy the person that gets the most number of votes should win. And everybody’s vote should count equally,” Golisano said. “When you have the winner-take-all rule that you have in the Electoral College, all the votes don’t count equally. So that’s why I’m involved

http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/110466/1/Tom-Golisano-to-Lead-National-Popular-Vote-Effort
http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/110466/1/Tom-Golisano-to-Lead-National-Popular-Vote-Effort


46 posted on 02/22/2011 7:39:24 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Stayfrosty

Of course he did. With all those Democrat legislators for Wisconsin and Indiana in town, he was a shoe-in.


47 posted on 02/22/2011 7:39:32 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (If every person were like Sarah Palin, this world would be a peaceful, beautiful world to live in.)
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To: Stayfrosty

“WON the Chicago mayoral election...”

No......he BOUGHT the election.


48 posted on 02/22/2011 7:42:08 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Stayfrosty

After the law was thrown out (residency), the outcome was never in doubt.

Hey - that rhymes!!!! ;-P


49 posted on 02/22/2011 7:47:38 PM PST by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
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To: Stayfrosty

Wouldn’t you just love to know all that went on in Mayor Daley’s decision making about stepping down. I hope he prepares a memoir (for posthumous publication?) that gives the unvarnished version. But I’m not holding my breath.


50 posted on 02/22/2011 7:49:14 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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