Third black president?

Not according to Team Deadfish:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race.

The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.

It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary initially didn’t offer clarity on who said what to whom. Hours after this story was published, however, Tarah Cooper emailed denying that the mayor “raised or entertained” the subject of a White House run. She also sent a photo of Emanuel’s scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing “not ever” to run “for another office” and reiterated his longstanding pledge that, in his words, he’s “not interested.

Too bad. There aren’t many 2016 possibilities I would be more excited to vote against — regardless of how interesting it would be to have in the White House somebody who confronts his opponents in the most honorable and dignified way possible: naked in the shower.

For now, the Dems have a big “reserved for Hillary” sign on the 2016 nomination slot (sorry, Joe). Knowing that, there aren’t many Democrats who are going to start publicly exploring a run this early, which would give the Clinton machine so much extra time to take that hypothetical candidate down by leaking to the press about the day he was caught in a hotel room in a hot tub filled with melted butter eating jalapeño poppers from between the boobs of two Chilean hookers. Wait, that was Bill. Never mind.

But if Emanuel does decide to run, Nancy Pelosi might be the first to know.


40 Responses to “Rahm Emanuel Running in 2016?”

  1. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 12:55 pm

    Right, because you know there's only 1,439 Despot shopping days left!

    Pitiful as this is, it's one of the options I fear most. Someone that already has a cozy relationship w/ O'Drama becoming Bammie III complete w/ revolving door for teh Wun to continue unfettered access to everything from AF One to the Federal Reserve…

  2. jeffythequick on February 15th, 2013 1:27 pm

    Wasn't Rahm one of BHill's buddies in the 90's?

  3. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 1:34 pm

    It`s fascinating, this "black" thing ! Der Schlickmeister was the first black pres. because "he felt their pain". Then we had the second one, who really was black, or at least HALF black, if only we could be certain who his Father was ! Now we`re talking about another one, this time because he and his Brothers had skin types than tan really readily and some Chicago beach-goers mistook them for kids of color. What does it take to get the real thing ? Can you just hear it ?; in a Rahm WH, someone has stirred the ire of Bammie III, a call comes over the phone (No, it`s not "Can you come to my office ?") it`ll be, "Meet me in my private shower ? Don`t worry about soap !"

  4. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 1:35 pm

    I am wondering just how long it will be till Bawney Fwank decides that he is going to run as the first openly gay presidential candidate (notice I said openly). He seemed peeved enough for being passed over when it came to the Senate seat the Lurch recently vacated.

  5. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 1:38 pm

    And we all know how much dear leader and the mooch love AFone….

    Dear leader to take a golf weekend in Florida, while the mooch heads to Aspen (cause their 2 week Hawaii vacation just wasn't enough).

  6. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 1:40 pm

    O/T…I saw this Dem Valentine's Day story that I though was worth sharing….

    Formal charges against Jesse Jackson Jr. could be filed as soon as Friday and Tuesday at the latest. His plea has also implicated his wife, leading to tax fraud charges against her.

  7. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 1:50 pm

    Speaking of San Fran Nan….did you see he comments on a Congessional pay cut?

    "I don't think we should do it; I think we should respect the work we do," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "I think it's necessary for us to have the dignity of the job that we have rewarded."

  8. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 2:08 pm

    As noted at Weasel Zippers, this will at the very least double the cost of vacationing. (Also seen there, Barry dropped $900. on his Valentine dinner) Another separate vacay for the first couple ? Can`t he take his colored balls to play in Aspen ?

  9. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 2:08 pm

    Calling major BUNK on that. All my descendants are eastern-euro's, Bulgarians, Turk's, Poles etc. After I've golfed (9) holes, I'm as 'dark' as any caddy and being around Rahmbo's age, I hung out at those very same beaches as a kid and don't recall jack about being confronted?

    Make no mistake, Chicago's a racist dump, but nobody's stupid enough to mistake Rahm for being 'black'. Nice TRY though..!??!

  10. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 2:16 pm

    Unfortunately, digging the dirt on Dim candidates just never seemed to work. NO ONE worked more tirelessly than Doug, MM and legions of others to get to the bottom F&F, Solyndra, Benghazi etc. and what GOOD did it do?

    There's just no historic perspective w/ voters if A) nobody THEY know was killed by Op. GunWalker B) didn't get a -direct- bill for GreenBoondoggle XYZ and C) Never knew who Chris Stevens WAS?

    If we want to drive RE out of the running *early*, start thinking outside the box b/c clearly all this accuracy and "fact finding" just ain't working! Keeps us busy though..?

  11. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 2:24 pm

    "He felt their pain" was already taken ! He went with Shrillary`s, "People are calling / telling / asking me ALL THE TIME !" It`s the BS dim`s way ! "Corkscrewing in" was just too risque ! ;-)

  12. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 2:31 pm

    She must be confused, because she is definitely "confusing" !

    AlBore had an epiphany; "It turns out plants need sunlight" ….. That Al, he`s always ahead of the curve !

  13. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 3:00 pm

    Don't even get me started on Solyndra. The former Congressman turned Governor, Jay Inslee, has decided that he wants to emulate the failed federal green energy boondoggle on the state level here in WA ST.

  14. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 3:03 pm

    Next thing you know he will be telling us that plants need carbon dioxide as well…../eyeroll.

  15. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 3:08 pm

    Lol, like The Eagles, Take The Money And Run 'final' TOUR..! Or Nan's daughter Alexitrustafarian said; "Mom really doesn't want to run any more, it's just that all these donors won't let her quit?"

    I… think Chicago's produced it's last mayor for a cycle to include anyone over the age of 18's lifetime. But doesn't all this just *further* buttress The Case For Cession ( great title for your next book btw Michelle! )

    Now that everything ELSE has failed?

  16. jeffythequick on February 15th, 2013 3:20 pm

    Of course, we'll need to regulate the CO2, because we don't want what happened in Little Shop of Horrors. It is rumored that Audrey II breathed CO2 as well, and we can't be too careful.

  17. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 3:25 pm

    Just like the aging rock star that still has a need for the limelight (and has spent all their money) wants to go back out on tour, but the only place that will book them are the reservation casino's up and down the I-5 corridor.

  18. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 3:27 pm

    So RahmBamma is raising $$$ for his re-election campaign in 2015 AND about to spend untold $Ms exploring a run for Pres. in 2016 ? Wow, dims sho do love to spend other people`s money !!

    If he DOES win re-election to Windy Mayor For Life in `15 AND somehow runs and wins the Presidential election in `16, will he build a second WH in Chicago ? (Barry is getting a second Oval Orifice; Why not ?) Presi-Mayorin` would be really hard with only one office, don`tcha know ?

  19. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 3:29 pm

    I wa thinking that the Goracle's epiphany would come in the form that we have over regulated CO2 to the point that it is starving plants, so he will propose that company's will have to buy credits (from his new company) to help offset the costs of their overly "green" factories. These credits would help pay for trees to be cut down (again by a Gore owned company that would in turn sell the lumber) to help offset the amount of CO2 consumption. After all it would be what is best for the enviornment.

  20. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 3:30 pm

    He`s already out on a limb there, you don`t think he`d risk a lightning strike from Mother Gaea do you ?

  21. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 3:36 pm

    Why not ? Directly or indirectly, Green Energy is great for those at the top !

  22. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 3:41 pm

    Hmmmmmm, you may be on to something ! CO2 comprises only about 1/36th of 1% of our atmosphere; he must have realized the unfairness of that !

  23. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 4:47 pm

    But Green WILL work in WA..! Because we have all this sunshine and pretty lakes and rivers and Michael Kinsley moved here during the boom and Bill Gate$ lives here so..!

    Ahem, what Progs have found out; to a degree their self-fulfilling prophecy kind of IS working! Recently Zillow's chief economist was interviewed and HE found, while Cali's outflow of citizens is taking place to TX, they're all lower income people anyway..!

    Cali's rich are staying put ( higher taxes aside ) and this seems to be proving their 'theory'. Progressive Utopia IS attainable!

  24. jeffythequick on February 15th, 2013 4:48 pm

    The funny part about that is that with that low percentage, and the miniscule increase we humans have created, and the huge temperature swings that are the results thereof… (hang with me here folks…)

    If CO2 is such a greenhouse gas, and large quantities will cause run away warming, why, with 95% CO2 in it's atmosphere isn't Mars a glowing ball of heat? (it is much thinner than earth's, that is one factor, but with CO2's warming capabilities, it should be at least 5000 degrees, right?)

  25. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 4:57 pm

    There you go using the sorcery knwon as science and those pesky fact thingy's to try to confuse the argument…geesh get with the program.

  26. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 5:13 pm

    Yeah JEFF. Why do you think the call it The Red Planet huh? And while you're at it Mr. Helper, um have you ever BEEN there? So you're just talkin' out yer' azz huh.

    ( Channelling composite Daily KOS/HuffPo troll )

  27. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 6:28 pm

    O/T..Remember when the word came out that Panetta was lifting the ban on women in combat arms MOS's and I said the next step will be to have women register for the draft. Well the calls for that have come quicker than I thought they would:

    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) on Friday said he plans to introduce legislation that would bring back the military draft and extend it to women for the first time.

    Seeing that there is no need for the draft, especially in light of the sequestration cuts that would cause the military to shrink the force, this is not going anywhere. Rangel has called for the reinstitution of the draft in one form or another on multiple occassions, so the only real news here is that he is calling for extending it to women. Well I hope all the feminist groups out there are happy they got just what they wanted…..and then some.

  28. Granny55 on February 15th, 2013 7:29 pm

    Frank Beckman at WJR highlighted a "scientist" who was complaining that Lake Michigan is losing water due to man made global warming and manufacturing plants that use lake water in their processes. The "scientist" claimed that 100,000 gallons per day were being taken from Lake Michigan and at that rate the lake would be empty in 30 years. Well, Frank being the nosy newsman that he is, did some research and debunked that silly little "scientist" in a New York gun, salt, soda ban minute.

    This "scientist" did not account for one ounce of moisture going back into the lake via rain and snow. He also left out the fact that Lake Michigan holds 582 quadrillion gallons of water and even if it never rained or snowed again in Michigan it would take 1089 years for the lake to become empty under the "scientists" scenario. Frank really took it to him and all he had to do was go to facts and figures at the Army Corps of Engineers who have monitored the Great Lakes forever.

    BTW, Lake Michigan and Huron are currently at their lowest levels. But I lived on Lake Huron for 50 years and the levels fluctuate every 7 to 20 years. Back in the 80's it was at it's highest level in 60 years.

  29. Truesoldier__ on February 15th, 2013 7:44 pm

    O/T…Obama admits that he wants to be "emperor of the United States"

  30. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 8:39 pm

    Oh… well then I'll have a Big Gulp of Opportunistic Junque` 'Science' Lady Mayor? I grew up in Cicero, IL ( so we got to see the lakes sparingly ) in fact it might as well have been on a different PLANET.

    But when you only go to the Michigan State Dunes once a year it's just like the Amalfi Coast. In any event, it's a more stark contrast than local's observations. For tourists it means a few extra steps to get in the water? Lake levels go up AND down.

    I'll be doing a stock market seminar next week!

  31. Marshall_Will on February 15th, 2013 8:42 pm


    Makes no nevr'y mind to me, I'm an old guy. But I'm already seeing younger guys getting thrown under the bus in certain AFSC's.

    We're not Accepting dudes at this time! Thank you for your interest in the United States Air Force…

  32. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 9:10 pm

    So, it`s what KIND of "rich" you are that makes all the difference ?! Green supporting, give to dems and lefty causes n such ! Believe in GoreBull Warming, Keynesianism, Sew-shall-ist utopias, pie-in-the-sky junque ?

  33. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 9:22 pm

    Ha haaa ! Lovin` it ! Composite like Carbon Fibre !? Tuffy ! ;-) Would that be "the 3rd and final tour" or "the FINAL 3rd tour" ??

    Venus is the hot planet w/ lots of CO2. Why haven`t any of the "CO2 pollution alarmists" screaming about us turning into another Venus ?!

  34. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 9:29 pm

    On my trips to Grand Rapids, MI on I-196, really just out of sight of Lake Michigan, I was fascinated to learn that all the low hills covered in brush n trees are actually dunes ! There ain`t a lot of dirt in the ground, it`s sand !

  35. Granny55 on February 15th, 2013 9:31 pm

    His problem is he WANTS to be the emperor but that got-dammed constitution that he so HATES keeps getting in his way.

  36. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 9:32 pm

    They told me I was too old for the Coast Guard at 29 in `82. Hmmm ?

  37. SignPainterGuy on February 15th, 2013 9:39 pm

    Rush `splained today that the sequestration is more of a cut in the increase of spending rather than an actual "cut" in spending. Base Line budgeting n funding n all … (?)

    I can see the call for women to become required to register for the draft being answered, but I cannot see a re-institution of the draft itself. Ain`t gonna happen unless we have an all-out declared war. I don`t think anyone thinks this congress or Prezzy Gutsy Call will go that route !

  38. ChapBix on February 15th, 2013 11:24 pm

    "Keeps us busy"

    At a bare minimum, a secondary benefit to the Chicago on the Potomac mobsters.

  39. ChapBix on February 15th, 2013 11:26 pm

    By driving the low income riff-raff out?

  40. ChapBix on February 15th, 2013 11:43 pm

    Emptying the lake by even a foot would be a relief to those drive Lake Shore Drive during storms that blow west and drive waves over the street.

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