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How to rebuild America (Rahm tells us how American can become Chicago)
WaPo ^ | 11/24/2012 | Rahm Emanuel

Posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:24 PM PST by RoosterRedux

Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics and campaign mechanics, leaving Democrats in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from our electoral success.

Demographics alone are not destiny. There is nothing in this year’s election returns that guarantees Democrats a permanent majority in the years to come. President Obama and the Democratic Party earned the support of key groups — young people, single women, Latinos, African Americans, auto workers in the Rust Belt and millions of other middle-class Americans — because of our ideas.

But we cannot expect Republicans to cede the economic argument so readily, or to fall so far short on campaign mechanics, the next time around.

So, instead of resting on false assurances of underlying demographic advantages, the Democratic Party must follow through on our No. 1 priority, which the president set when he took office and reemphasized throughout this campaign: It is time to come home and rebuild America.

In Chicago, our initiative of “Building a New Chicago” adopts a similar view, with improvements to areas as varied as education and physical infrastructure.

While infrastructure improvements have been neglected on a federal level for decades, Chicago is making one of the nation’s largest coordinated investments, putting 30,000 residents to work over the next three years improving our roads, rails and runways; repairing our aged water system; and increasing access to gigabit-speed broadband. We are paying for these critical improvements through a combination of reforms, efficiencies and direct user fees, as well as creating the nation’s first city-level public-private infrastructure bank. Democrats should champion these kinds of innovative financing tools at a national level.

If we want to build a future in which the middle class can succeed, we must continue the push for reform that the president began with Race to the Top..

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Gosh, I sure look forward to that time when America looks like Chicago. But why don't we go for the gold and try to look like Detroit?

And, as an addendum...thanks Obama, for the race to the top.

It's so nice now knowing that race is on the top.

1 posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:30 PM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Chicago is proof that a really late-term abortion (in fact, a teenage post-term abortion) can work to bring the thug population down to "green" levels.

Thank you Chicago for showing America the way!

2 posted on 11/24/2012 4:57:59 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Sounds like the opening salvo for the Democrat nomination of 2016.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 4:58:42 PM PST by 92nina
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To: RoosterRedux

At the bottom of the WaPo page was a link to an advertisement:

“Five Signs of Dementia”

How fitting!


4 posted on 11/24/2012 4:58:57 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: RoosterRedux

The only “ideas” Obama and his fellow Communists have is to take money from the Makers and buy the votes of the Takers to stay in office. As Bill O’Reilly so succinctly put it, ‘They want free stuff.”

This won’t work so well when the Makers retire or die and the USA is unable to borrow any more from the Chinese. In a just world, the rioting Takers would torch the houses of Democrat politicians first.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 5:01:03 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: 43north
I think that Democrats believe that death among their thugs and homies is preferable to clinging to Bibles and guns.

What an insane world we live in! Perhaps that is because the insane have taken control of the asylum.

6 posted on 11/24/2012 5:02:52 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

I notice the WaPo is not allowing any comments to this. Afraid of what conservatives would say.


7 posted on 11/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PST by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: txrefugee
This won’t work so well when the Makers retire or die

This won't work next year.

Obama has killed our productive economy.

He's an idiot. Let him reap what he has sown.

8 posted on 11/24/2012 5:06:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux
"It is time to come home and rebuild fundamentally transform America."
9 posted on 11/24/2012 5:13:46 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: RoosterRedux

“It is time to come home and rebuild America.”

Oh, please.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:21:20 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: windsorknot

Amen to that. If we don’t...the great vision that was America is gone.


11 posted on 11/24/2012 5:21:53 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
All you need is an Obamaphone.;-)
12 posted on 11/24/2012 5:26:38 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Yea, Chicago where you have to jump through bureaucratic hoops and pay off the right people to be successful in business. And if you p!$$ off the wrong person, forget it, you will be relegated to the economic back of the bus. No thanks......


13 posted on 11/24/2012 5:53:40 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: RoosterRedux

The guy is a nutcase


14 posted on 11/24/2012 5:56:30 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RoosterRedux.

Chicago Man Faces Life for Hacking Private Intelligence Company
Newsmax | Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM | Stephen Feller
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Posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:17 PM PST by haffast
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2962707/posts


15 posted on 11/24/2012 6:09:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: RoosterRedux

America’s best bet is to do the opposite of whatever the Fairy Princess and Chicago do!


16 posted on 11/24/2012 6:10:07 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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17 posted on 11/24/2012 6:14:27 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: RoosterRedux

Corrupt sewer.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 6:15:46 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
And Rahm and Bathhouse Barry are so deep into that sewer that they are convinced it is the right way to go.

Similar to the Stockholm Syndrome...but much more perverted.

Hope you and yours had a happy Thanksgiving!

19 posted on 11/24/2012 6:22:17 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: RoosterRedux

Spread the graft around evenly, Rahm ?


20 posted on 11/24/2012 6:28:27 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: Post Toasties

You need to enter at www.washingtonpost.com, not at that wapo ref to the story alone. Else you can’t enter comments. I stuffed a few in there just to make sure.


21 posted on 11/24/2012 6:41:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: RoosterRedux

Rahm is an anagram for Harm.


22 posted on 11/24/2012 6:45:17 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: RoosterRedux

Why not forced labor, such as the work battalions suggested by the ballerina? What other crises could emerge resulting in martial law and overflowing FEMA camps? Gun confiscation sounds good too.
This seems like an occupied country now. If a nuke took out Washington DC, would I even shed a tear?


23 posted on 11/24/2012 8:57:42 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: RoosterRedux

“While infrastructure improvements have been neglected on a federal level for decades, “

Come to Massachusetts, where the orange barrel is the state flower. Big Dig ($ 2 Billion becomes $23 Billion), Route 95 in construction, overbuilt federal courthouses on the most expensive waterfront real estate in Boston, etc., etc.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 4:04:26 AM PST by Makana
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To: RoosterRedux
This is the line that gives me fits:

By embracing the president’s “all of the above” strategy, Democrats can own the policies that will begin to make the United States energy-independent in the next four years, a goal that has eluded the past eight presidents.

Rahm is telling the Democrats to hurry up and stake out the credit for the coming privately-funded, privately-researched, privately-executed energy boom.

25 posted on 11/25/2012 1:25:34 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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