Rahm Emanuel: How to rebuild America

  • Article by: RAHM EMANUEL , Special to the Washington Post
  • Updated: November 25, 2012 - 3:09 PM

Democrats cannot expect Republicans to cede the economic argument so readily.

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chucks2Nov. 25, 12 3:22 PM

This guy has way to much reforming to do in Chicago without worrying about the rest of the country yet. I understand the finances there are horrific.

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hewonwelostNov. 25, 12 4:12 PM

What say we model it after his performance in Chicago. How's it going there, Rahm?

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kleindropperNov. 25, 12 4:28 PM

How many murders last night Rahm? 435+ for the year so far so it would have to be at least one on average. How's that city budget going and how about those student test scores?

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elind56Nov. 25, 12 4:37 PM

Rahm - It's time to quit looking wistfully back at the 90's. Barack Obama ain't no Bill Clinton. Besides, Clinton was just riding the tail end of the wave Reagan put in motion.

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dave9398Nov. 25, 12 4:59 PM

After the teachers strike debacle Rahm needs some way to crawl back in bed with the Unions. "Rebuilding" america is the perfect avenue for this.

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nordeastguyNov. 25, 12 5:45 PM

If we are to rebuild America like Rahm is rebuilding Chicago, we are in big trouble.

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pitythefoolsNov. 25, 12 5:55 PM

elind56: "It's time to quit looking wistfully back at the 90's. Barack Obama ain't no Bill Clinton."

I LOVE it when I hear that. You realize it's a compliment to Bill Clinton, right? Bill Clinton was the guy that Republicans sicked Mad Dog Starr and tens of millions of dollars after in order to try to destroy him. They turned an investigation in a land deal into a manhunt and ultimately all they could find was a stained dress. And then they impeached him AND FAILED. And now he's a standard bearer. Sweet!

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gimbelNov. 25, 12 6:01 PM

"Rahm - It's time to quit looking wistfully back at the 90's. Barack Obama ain't no Bill Clinton. Besides, Clinton was just riding the tail end of the wave Reagan put in motion."

Elind56: You are deficient in your knowledge of history. Clinton was elected on a wave of national alarm over the failing economy and the fast increasing national debt. Newspapers were full of articles about the burgeoning deficit. Do you remember Clintons' campaign slogan "It's the economy stupid!"? Reagan had been out of office for 4 years when Clinton was elected. George H.W. Bush (Reagan's VP for his 2 terms) was president for one term, from 1989 to 1992 and is one of only three Presidents to be denied a second term.

To try to pretend that President Reagan was responsible in any way, shape, or form for the good economy during Clinton's presidency is simply bizarre. Not even the most partisan GOP historian would dare to agree with that idea.

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cavellNov. 25, 12 6:42 PM

Put more americans to work building things Americans buy. American factories. American made goods. Jobs that pay a living wage. Affordable health care with reasonable out of pocket expenses.

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pinky1933Nov. 25, 12 6:42 PM

for once i agree with Mr Emanuel. republicans will keep ceding economic arguments to democrats because they have no ideas other than cutting taxes yet expecting the same level of government (hence massive deficits) and cutting regulations which devastates the country with rampant corporate institutionalized fraud and epic recessions, like the one we just had.

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