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Rahm Emanuel to Romney: ‘If You Can’t Stand up to Rush, How Are You Going to Stand up to Russia?’
ABC News ^ | 03/16/2012 | Matthew Jaffe

Posted on 03/16/2012 9:52:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

CHICAGO – Mitt Romney, in his bid to retake the momentum in the Republican primary from Rick Santorum with a win next week in Illinois, arrives in Chicago on Friday. But the city’s mayor – and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel - couldn’t wait to rip into the GOP front-runner, saying Romney lacked “the fortitude, strength or character” to serve in the Oval Office.

“Now I’m not going to give advice to Republicans. They don’t take it and I don’t want to give it. They’ll make whatever decision they want to make,” Emanuel said at an event Thursday morning in Chicago. “You just take a look at the fortitude, the strength, the determination and the vision the president made on the auto industry and juxtapose it to Mitt Romney, who doesn’t have the fortitude, the strength or the character in my view to stand up to Rush Limbaugh. How can he stand up and make a decision to save 1.3 million manufacturing jobs?

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A reporter followed up by pointing out to Emanuel that Bill Maher had made comments that some people found as insulting as Limbaugh’s. Limbaugh was ripped by liberals for insulting Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, while Maher has caught flak from conservatives for remarks he made about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“I thought what Rush Limbaugh said was … absolutely not only wrong, it was absolutely repulsive,” Emanuel said.

“That said, if you can’t stand up to Rush, how are you going to stand up to Russia? And I just don’t see it. I’m just telling you, having advised two presidents, and I think I’m very fortunate, it takes fortitude in the Oval Office, it takes strength, it takes determination,

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: rahmemanuel; romney; rushlimbaugh; russia

1 posted on 03/16/2012 9:52:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
“I thought what Rush Limbaugh said was … absolutely not only wrong, it was absolutely repulsive,” Emanuel said.

Aww. Ballet Boy's Tender Effin' Sensibilities were offended.

2 posted on 03/16/2012 9:54:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like the Dems have got the lines for the next act of their play.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 9:54:59 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: SeekAndFind
If Romney can't stand up to Rahmbo, how is he going to stand up against Ubama?
4 posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:24 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You know, deep inside of him, Romney really does want to lash out at Limbaugh. He’s juuuuust smart enough not to do so.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 9:55:56 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Says Rahm, as he wistfully harkens back to his days of “Plies” “Tights” and “Tutus”.....p@ssy.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 9:56:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Just barely.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 9:56:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rahm Emanuel: Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha... whoa.... hahahahahahahahahaha hahaha... ohhh ha.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 9:57:55 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
I like that "juuuuust" part.

And it is so true.

9 posted on 03/16/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: woweeitsme

An odd thing for a party to say which has far more ties to the leftwing lunatic media than Mitt Romney could ever hope to have with Rush, isn’t it?


10 posted on 03/16/2012 9:58:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rush is truthful, Russia is not.

Rush never committed manpower and material to kill Americans in Korea and Vietnam. Russia has the blood of a lot of Americans on its hands.

Screw you Rahm.

11 posted on 03/16/2012 9:58:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

That Rahm can really pirouette.I saw him dance in SWAN LAKE. He moved like a duck.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

I didn’t know that was Romney’s job. I’m no Romney fan, by a damn sight, but my retort might have been,

“Your mouth’s as dirty, if not dirtier, and we still let you speak. I know the 1st amendment is under heavy fire from Mr. Obama right now, but if you vote for me Rahm, I’ll make sure you can continue to cuss all you want, Rush too.”


13 posted on 03/16/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: M. Thatcher

So NOW Russia’s an enemy to stand up to?


14 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rahm is a little twit [hope I don't lose sponsors].

If Barack has to bow to the Saudi king how is he ever going to stand up to Bill Maher

15 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:23 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, if anyone appreciates things that are repulsive, it’s got to be Rahm. What a jerk.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:33 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: martin_fierro

Vote with my dollars between elections.... Rush an his sponsors get a few of my votes if the leftist looneys are fraid of him.


17 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:41 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah right, and Mr. Obama is a real tower of strength.

He’s a tower of jello.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:53 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since when (in the last 3 years)do Presidents have to stand up to other world leaders? (except when they're historically on OUR side...)

I thought all you had to do is bow and apologize. Mitty can probably handle that.

19 posted on 03/16/2012 10:01:06 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: SeekAndFind
color="red"> IF OBAMA CAN'T STAND UP TO MAHER HOW IS HE GOING TO STAND UP TO RUSSIA?

I have yet to see obama stand up to Russia, in fact all I've heard him do is apologize, and suggest we give some of our secrets to Russia.



The Fluke thing has nothing to do with Romney whatsoever. But if Republicans don't set themselves up for leftist ridicule, then the left tries to force them into getting involved with the topic at hand.

This is another case of a leftard trying to define the narrative...IF rMONEY let's himself get pulled into this trap, then he deserves what comes out of it.

Ballerina boy needs to bear in mind that he is NOT going to get the conservatives to help the left in piling on Rush.
20 posted on 03/16/2012 10:01:49 AM PDT by FrankR
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To: SeekAndFind
“I thought what Rush Limbaugh said was … absolutely not only wrong, it was absolutely repulsive,” Emanuel said.

That's really saying something, coming from someone who used to send dead fishes to people, and give everyone the finger.
21 posted on 03/16/2012 10:03:18 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey RAhm, maybe we should talk a lesson from your better in the WH in standing up to the Ruskies. Poland was no doubt impressed with 0zer0s forceful handling of the missile shield giveaway.


22 posted on 03/16/2012 10:05:55 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: SeekAndFind
Now I’m not going to give advice to Republicans.

Why not? Rahmney's your boy, Rahm, and the GOPe, your party.

23 posted on 03/16/2012 10:06:04 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: SeekAndFind

These past couple of weeks have shown that Obama, Biden, Rahm, and dems in general have decided to take a sarcastic, bullying note in their criticism of not just GOP politicians but all Republicans. Plus I’ve been seeing more “anti woman” “war on women” messages and soundbites than ever before. I believe they are going to overplay their hand - the American public just doesn’t like bullies and they want their leaders to be statesmen not snarky.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 10:07:23 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: SeekAndFind

Rahm Emanuel is Jon Stewart in a tutu.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: SeekAndFind

“O” can’t stamd up to Rush!!!


26 posted on 03/16/2012 10:11:35 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney had better STAND up for Rush, not against him. There should be no bowing to what the 0 administration “suggests.” At last check Romney is not the Dem candidate (though he seems like he wants to be)


27 posted on 03/16/2012 10:15:38 AM PDT by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind
“I thought what Rush Limbaugh said was … absolutely not only wrong, it was absolutely repulsive,” Emanuel said.

This shows how out of phase his sense of right and wrong is.

Rahm and other libs think something as filthy and disgusting as sodomy is not only right, but absolutely praiseworthy. God says (in Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13) that those who practice such things are worthy of death.

And Romans 1:18-32 documents the progression of the reprobate: "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them." (Romans 1:32). That is why they are so hot to introduce this filth earlier and earlier in the government school system.

It's wrong. It's repulsive. It is time to "break down the houses of the sodomites" and cast out all their "priests" who have defiled the land.

28 posted on 03/16/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: RexBeach

Good call. If Obama has stood up to anyone or anything threatening our nation, I missed it.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, right after Rahm stands up to Sharpton...


30 posted on 03/16/2012 10:28:09 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SeekAndFind
What is Rahm talking about?

Putin KNOWS Barack Obama is a pussy and can have his way with him anytime, anywhere.

31 posted on 03/16/2012 10:29:41 AM PDT by muleskinner
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Rahm: Romney is not without his faults, but he did save the Olympics and I think his father saved a car company and Mitt Romney himself saved several private sector companies while at Bain.

This criticism is truly wide of the mark.


32 posted on 03/16/2012 10:30:05 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: woweeitsme
Sounds like the Dems have got the lines for the next act of their play.

But, but, there IS NO Democrat alternative to Obama! So no new narrative is needed!

Right?


33 posted on 03/16/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, I wonder why Rahm Emanuel would want Romney and Limbaugh to fight while he watches? Which Alinsky rule is applicable in this case?


34 posted on 03/16/2012 10:52:58 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Talisker

WTG a picture is worth a thousand words!


35 posted on 03/16/2012 10:54:57 AM PDT by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rahmbo sounds like a tin pan alley songwriter here (and not a particularly successful one)


36 posted on 03/16/2012 11:01:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
This little Chicago Jew has the same morals and scruples as

Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 5, 1928),[1][2] nicknamed "The Brain", was a New York businessman and gambler who became a famous kingpin of the Jewish mafia. Rothstein was also widely reputed to have been behind baseball's Black Sox Scandal, in which the 1919 World Series was fixed.

At least Rothstein never ran for public office.

37 posted on 03/16/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: SeekAndFind
"The president has, I believe, a case to make about the country he inherited."

The way demRATs keep repeating that "Bush's-Fault" line you'd start to think the presidency was forced upon them.


38 posted on 03/16/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: SeekAndFind

Since the current occupant of the White Crib has proven he can’t stand up against the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaeda, and the Tahl-ee-bahn, I think he is on thin ice with this line of attack.


39 posted on 03/16/2012 11:22:26 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind
More kabuki. This "attack" on Obama by Rahm is just the ticket Obama needs to up the rhetoric.

"He's just too nice sometimes!"

Eff you Rahm. Eff you Obama.

40 posted on 03/16/2012 11:24:42 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Enterprise
Screw you Rahm.

Don't say stuff like that. He might take you up on it.

41 posted on 03/16/2012 11:28:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL, since Barack Obama has not stood up to anyone, so far.


42 posted on 03/16/2012 11:37:52 AM PDT by Clara Lou (Deliver us from Obama (and Obama Lite). GO NEWT!)
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To: txhurl

Just what I was going to say. Notice how he didn’t mention any heroes of the left like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, North Korea, Iran.


43 posted on 03/16/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: Clara Lou

Exactly right. The first thing Obama did was capitulate to Russia and betray the Polish and another ally by backing out on the ballistic missile shield. He then unilaterally reduced our nuclear stockpiles and bragged about a “reset”. Russia has responded by vetoing the UN Resolution regarding Syria, has been arming Syria, and have been helping Iran with their nuclear ambitions and ICBM technology. Rahm clearly has “chutzpah” to claim Obama has stood up to Russia. Then there is our posture with China.....


44 posted on 03/16/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: Lazamataz

LOL.


45 posted on 03/16/2012 12:29:36 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rham wants war with Russia.

Soros is into Chrysler-Raytheon with over 100 million collars.


46 posted on 03/16/2012 8:16:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Dems want medical care funding to be based on the patients political and religious beliefs)
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To: SeekAndFind
it takes fortitude in the Oval Office, it takes strength, it takes determination


47 posted on 03/16/2012 8:29:25 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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