Rahm Emanuel to be Obama's chief of staff

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  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Only things I know about the guy is he's reputed to be a mean SOB. That, and he fought Howard Dean over the "50-state strategy" (and was ultimately proven wrong).

    Curious choice.
     
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    just an observation: it sounds like we have a lot of "non-american" names. not that it matters lol
     
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    You're right, what the hell kind of name is dukebound85 anyways?

    Furriner.
     
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    haha i just said its an observation. am i right or am i right or am i right?:p
     
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    whoaaaa get ready to get flamed you little... :p

    what is an american name look like? johnson??? yawwwwwwn

    NO. you are wrong. get off the playstation and read a book
     
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    "His father, the Jerusalem-born Benjamin M. Emanuel, is a pediatrician and was a member of the Irgun, a militant Zionist group treated as a terrorist organization during British rule"
     
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    Obama's going to be appointing people based on ability not name so don't be surprised.
    Emanuel was Clinton's guy too.
     
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    Great... our fears are realized... a terrorist as chief of staff :)

    Woof, Woof – Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Yup. Them Jewish terrorist..

    We should fear them huh ?;)
     
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    lets see,
    non American names..
    Bush
    Cheney
    Jesus
    Rove

    American names..
    Cochise
    Cheyenne
    Agasga
    Catori
    Ciqala
    Lomahongva
     
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    According to wikipedia, he's jewish and his father was born in Israel.
     
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    yea im all for merits for the offices


    jeeze people all i did was make an observation.... sue me
     
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    Oh noes, the Super Secret Terr'rist Muslim Zionist Intellectual Liberal Elités have gained control of the White House! :eek:
     
  15. és: macrumors 6502a

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    ''militant Zionist''

    I iz in ur bowl ov scared.
     
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    This is kind of ironic considering the Republican smear machine said Obama was against Israel..

    Too funny.

    Now he appoints a supposed radical Jew as Chief of Staff.
     
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    Since our country is made up of mostly immigrants from other nations, what exactly is an "american name?"
     
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    Every citizen in the Unted Stats has an "American name" because they're Americans.

    Rahm should do a good job.

    Oh- how much money ya got dukey? :)
     
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    I have always had a great love for the old fashion American name, Condoleeza.
     
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    Haha! I like that one too. :)
     
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    Singh.
    Gonzales.
    Chung.

    ;)
     
  22. Thomas Veil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well, here's the Wiki page on Emanuel. See if you can spot the Obama connections. ;)
     
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    And the award goes to... FREENY!!! Good one. ;)

    Edit:
    Any chance the appointment of a Jewish dude will kill the kill rumors that an Obama administration will lead to the destruction of Isreal?
     
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    I'm trying to reach Joe the Plumber but he doesn't seem to be answering his phone today. :D
     
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    Rahm is a pit bull, which is what you need in a chief of staff. He also has great connections and respect on the hill, so he can wrangle the congress members when need be. He also is a trusted friend of Obama's--crucial.

    I've been following his career for a little while now, and I think he's a good choice.
     

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