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    Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist
    Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds -- dealing with his boss' vacant Senate seat!

    A lot of chit-chat?
    Rahm's calls on tape :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Michael Sneed

    21 times eh? And Obama was clueless.. didn't know a thing right?

    When are you guys gonna figure out The One, is what the left kept trying to claim Bush is.

    Corrupt, dirty, secretive and doesn't give a damn bout nobody but himself.
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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Rahm's calls on tape :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Michael Sneed

    21 times eh? And Obama was clueless.. didn't know a thing right?

    When are you guys gonna figure out The One, is what the left kept trying to claim Bush is.

    Corrupt, dirty, secretive and doesn't give a damn bout nobody but himself.

    The article doesn't even suggest that Rahm Emanuel did anything wrong like offering a bribe. Nor does it suggest that he even knew what Blago was up to. Nor does it even suggest that the conversations in question were with Blago or anyone affiliated with him. Nor does it even suggest that the conversations were before the news of the scandal broke. And it doesn't even come close to tying any of that to Obama.

    What's wrong with him taking an interest in the vacant Senate seat anyway? Is there any president-elect in history who didn't care at all about who replaced him in his old office?
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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    The article doesn't even suggest that Rahm Emanuel did anything wrong. Nor does it suggest that he even knew what Blago was up to. Nor does it even suggest that the conversations in question were with Blago or anyone affiliated with him. Nor does it even suggest that the conversations were before the news of the scandal broke. And it doesn't even come close to tying any of that to Obama.

    What's wrong with him taking an interest in the vacant Senate seat anyway? Is there any president-elect in history who didn't care at all about who replaced him in his old office?
    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Yeah, okay look guy, Blago's as dirty as they get, but oh... not Obama's folks, no they had no tally, no clue... all good. 21 calls, and the only ones Blago was straight with were Obama's folks.

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    That was the most retard article I have ever read. I felt like it was written by Jeff K.

    So Rahm, Obama's cheif of staff, is on 21 calls to the Governor, who is to appoint Obama's successor. How does this equate to Rahm or Obama being part of the Governor trying to sell the seat?
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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    I don't understand. Is it 21 conversations with Blagojevich? I don't see how Rahm conversing about who's taking his boss's previous spot with no in particular is even abnormal, much less treasonous. Hell, they could be 21 conversations with his great aunt in Wyoming for all we know. If it's 21 conversations with the guy in question, then we might have something.

    Right now the logic seems to be: Rahm has discussed Obama's replacement, therefore Obama is corrupt. I can't figure out the math to that.
    Last edited by SWM; 12-17-08 at 03:02 AM.

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Rahm's calls on tape :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Michael Sneed

    21 times eh? And Obama was clueless.. didn't know a thing right?

    When are you guys gonna figure out The One, is what the left kept trying to claim Bush is.

    Corrupt, dirty, secretive and doesn't give a damn bout nobody but himself.
    [removes glasses and rubs space between eyes]

    Holy crap, that was idiotic.

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    This is how I feel about the whole thing. If Obama did know what Blag was up to, then he had an obligation (just as anyone else who knew) to expose what was happening. If it does come out, which it hasn't yet, that Obama knew and kept quiet or ignored it, yeah...that's a big mark against him and it points to a pattern. A very bad pattern.

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    This is how I feel about the whole thing. If Obama did know what Blag was up to, then he had an obligation (just as anyone else who knew) to expose what was happening. If it does come out, which it hasn't yet, that Obama knew and kept quiet or ignored it, yeah...that's a big mark against him and it points to a pattern. A very bad pattern.
    All very well and good, but did you read the article linked in the OP?

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    All very well and good, but did you read the article linked in the OP?
    Of course I read the article in the OP. The topic isn't me and whether I read the article and OP, however, so let's get back to the topic in your next response.

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    Re: Rahm on tape, 21 calls about senate seat... but Obama was in the dark

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Of course I read the article in the OP. The topic isn't me and whether I read the article and OP, however, so let's get back to the topic in your next response.
    You know, the thread was based on the article, so I'm not exactly public enemy #1 for asking if you read it.

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