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“It’s unclear whether a phone was tossed or a shouting match took place”

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

* From the inimitable

Sneed is told Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner, two business buddies who have spent family holidays together, are brawling over the state budget, according to two sources.

“The relationship is seriously frayed,” said a source familiar with the fracas – but who asked to remain anonymous.

Like two cats from Kilkenny, the two pals are battling over King Rauner’s purported fiscal “turnaround” agenda for the state which is giving Rahm, faced with empty city coffers, a serious case of nerves.

Sneed is told a major brouhaha took place between the two recently, but it’s unclear whether a phone was tossed or a shouting match took place. […]

Word is the duo are continuing to talk – but there is no logical discourse due to Rauner’s refusal to negotiate. […]

“Rauner, who has only known success in business, is fearless . . . and fearless can be dangerous when the lives of needy people are at stake,” the source added.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - Tuesday's Pizza - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:20 am:

    “Fearless”…not the word I would have used.

  2. - Big Joe - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:21 am:

    A very interesting turn of events, but I think that the 2 spoiled brats will kiss and make up sometime in the future. It might be kinda fun to watch them hiss at each other for a while, though.

  3. - Omega Man - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    Anyone who thinks that the big meeting (hosted by the governor) next month is going to be about anything other than the Turnaround Agenda is seriously deluding themselves.

  4. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    ===“Rauner, who has only known success in business, is fearless . . . and fearless can be dangerous when the lives of needy people are at stake,” the source added===

    “…“Rauner, who has only known ‘monetary success’ in business, is heartless . . . and heartless can be dangerous when the lives of needy people are at stake,” the source added. …”


  5. - Former Hoosier - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    Fearless is one way to look at his behavior. I think reckless is a more appropriate description.

  6. - not so fast - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:23 am:

    #fakefight rahm is very well aware of who bruce rauner is. He was clicking his heels at an event the day after Bruce’s election. This is just rahm’s pr spin.

  7. - Macbeth - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:25 am:

    What is this “success” garbage that keeps getting tossed around when folks talk about Rauner’s experience.

    Where, exactly, has been successful?

  8. - Roamin' Numeral - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:30 am:

    ==but there is no logical discourse due to Rauner’s refusal to negotiate==

    That about sums it up.

  9. - Wensicia - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:32 am:

    Fearless? A symptom of ignorance.

    What frightens me is Rauner’s complete lack of empathy, not fear.

  10. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:33 am:

    To the Post,

    This is a prime example of when two men, unelected at the time they “met” and both may have had “dorm room” ideas to their own ideas…

    … Now?… Now the dorm room is behind them both, and like some college friends we all know… some realize they live in the real world now, while some believe the dorm room fantasies are worth chasing, no matter what the real work says.

    Problem is… Rauner’s dorm room mentality is attached to “making”, feeling Rahm “owes” him, and, you guessed it, leveraging Rahm to make that 3am dorm room dream for Rauner real for Bruce Rauner.

    “Dude, we ain’t in college anymore!”

    “But I got you your summer job, you owe me loads for other stuff too!”

    “Honestly, even back then… I thought these idea were bizarre.”

    “You do what I want! We go way back..,”

    “I’m not looking at way back, I’m looking at now, and now isn’t the time for your dream.”

    (Rauner throws phone)

    Bruce Rauner is alone, not because he’s right, Bruce Rauner is alone because he’s the only one left living in that dorm room world.

  11. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:33 am:

    I actually agree with the choice of words. It is up to Speaker Madigan and perhaps Rahm to find his fear and exploit it.

  12. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:34 am:

    Not surprising. Political structures are usually a lot stronger than personalities.

  13. - Austin Blvd - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:34 am:

    Bruce brung Rahm the investment banking money.
    Rahm brung Bruce to the Mansion.
    No one owes no one nothing.
    They already danced with each other. Now they are square.
    Bruce gets to be Bruce.

  14. - The middle - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:35 am:

    Anyone else feel like the Rahm-Rauner relationship has been the most overrated “inside baseball” political story in Illinois this year? Everyone talks about it, but it hasn’t moved the needle. There’s just no there there…at least not yet.

  15. - LizPhairTax - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:35 am:

    Sneed’s whole column is written by the Mayor today (except for maybe the Chicago Cut part)

    Jesse Sharkey has a rich father-in-law. OK. I guess that’s relevant to someone somehow.

    Rahm is sticking up for the people so hard that it’s hurting his friendship with Rauner. Whatever.

    They’re the same guy. The exception is that Rauner is content to stroll around the locker room with his indifference flopping while Rahm avails himself of the insincere towel of caring about “the people” he serves.

    Same guy.

  16. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:37 am:

    As an aside, today…

    The Chicago City Council will be voting on a $558 million tax hike that Rahm wants…

    … Then this story appears today, “The Fightin’ Rahm”…

    So, there’s that…

  17. - Levois - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:38 am:

    Heartless or reckless are good words!

  18. - Anon221 - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:39 am:

    I agree with Wensicia on the appearance of Rauner’s lack of empathy. Here’s a good read on reckless v fearless:

  19. - cdog - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:40 am:

    Rauner must be marginalized. Put out into the back pasture.

    Ignore his calls, Mayor. He has not worthy of your time or attention. He is a problem, not part of any helpful solution.

    The Meeting with the Four should be scheduled at a neutral/non-Rauner-power location. Otherwise, they are completely at risk of being props.

    Maybe Mayor Rahm can offer to host the Meeting. Seriously. It would be lovely if all accepted this change and Mr. Rauner and his TA would be MARGINALIZED and the budget could be addressed.

    Do it MAYOR! (R is already p.o. behind closed doors, for sure. What’s a little more truth and reality going to hurt him?)

  20. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:41 am:

    ==Anyone else feel like the Rahm-Rauner relationship has been the most overrated “inside baseball” political story in Illinois this year? Everyone talks about it, but it hasn’t moved the needle.==

    Because “friendship” doesn’t change what they want or what they can do. Rahm doesn’t want RTWFL, and couldn’t convince GA Dems to vote for it even if he did. Rauner doesn’t want to “save” Chicago, and going out of his way to do so is a perilous adventure for a Republican Governor.

  21. - Weltschmerz - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:42 am:

    Ever try to “negotiate” with an addict? Promises, pleading, threats and the same old results. Don’t listen to the talk, but watch the walk.

  22. - Keyrock - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:44 am:

    “Sneed’s whole column is written by the Mayor today (except for maybe the Chicago Cut part).”
    Was Ed Burke unavailable?

  23. - hisgirlfriday - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:44 am:

    if rauners own wife could not get bruce to compromise to protect vulnerable kids, humiliating her and ruining her career and reputation as a children’s advocate in the process, why would anyone think rahm had influence over him?

  24. - Wordslinger - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:44 am:

    More reality TV false-conflict nonsense on the “I Love Brucie” show.

    Rauner is “fearless,” and sticking it to tne Chicago mayor. Emanuel is fighting for the “little guy” and standing up to “the man.”

    They both got the p.r. hit they wanted.

    “Duck Dynasty” is less contrived and more honest.

  25. - LizPhairTax - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:47 am:


    Who do you think spotted former Destiny Child’s singer, Michelle Williams enjoying lunch at Rosebud?

    The Chairman!

  26. - Same as it ever was - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:48 am:

    Rahm wants money. Rauner wants reform.

    They’ll find a way to work out a deal.

  27. - History Prof - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:51 am:


    I’m still a newbie. Could you define the shorthand terms for us? The Meeting with the Four = x. Mr. Rauner’s TA = y.

  28. - Rahm'sMiddleFinger - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:51 am:

    Rauner’s whole strategy is predicated on the Mayor helping him break members away from the Speaker. It’s. Not. Happening.

  29. - From the 'Dale to HP - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:51 am:

    Not doubting that something like this took place, but remember Rahm’s gotta make it look like he’s fighting Rauner (ie the GOP establishment) tooth and nail because of Hillary2016.

  30. - How Ironic - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:52 am:

    I think Bruce is the type of fellow, that if you’re home were burning down and you were pleading for his water hose to quell the fires he would first insist that you finally agree to the height of the hedge between your yards. And until that was settled, the hose discussion was ‘off the table’.

  31. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:52 am:

    “Rahm wants money. Rauner wants Democratic General Assembly votes”


    Bruce is Fightin’ that “She-cah-GO” may-Or, and Rahm is fighting for the Diana Rauners of the world, standing up to heartless Bruce, and remember that when you pay your new property tax bill…

    … as they both mock us all.

  32. - AnonymousOne - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:52 am:

    We’re being told that Rauner was elected by people who support this Turnaround Agenda. I wish they’d step forward and identify themselves and tell us all it’s merits. How will this magically pull us out of debt into prosperity? Some, particularly on this site will sneakily say they voted for Rauner to do what he is doing, but I’d like to know who exactly–outside of this blogsite–will robustly support and defend what our governor is doing. All of it.

    In addition, how much additional debt is being run up with each day that passes? Does that sound like good business? Or corporate raiding?

  33. - The middle - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:53 am:

    The myth of the great Rahm-Rauner alliance has been fostered by GOPers — including Ragdono last week — who fantasize about the mayor muscling up on Chicago GA members to help the governor. Even if he was inclined to do so, I don’t think Rahm can deliver. He just doesn’t have that kinda pull in the GA. But the Raunerites can dream.

  34. - LizPhairTax - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:53 am:

    History Prof

    4 legislative leaders. Turnaround Agenda

  35. - Louis G. Atsaves - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:54 am:

    Oh please! Rahm angrily threw his phone because he is sticking up for the little people! Then he went crying to Sneed about it.

    For all the “friendship” between the two, Rahm has done next to nothing to either help Rauner or to help a broker a deal to end the budget impasse.

    Let Rahm throw all the phones and tantrums that he wants. He hasn’t been part of the solution and appears unwilling to do so.

    Broke City of Chicago. Broke State of Illinois. And the leadership in this State refuse to put their Big Boy Pants on and start working on a few solutions.

  36. - OneMan - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:54 am:

    Congratulations Keyrock you win the internet today.

    Also the irony of using the phrase King Rauner when talking about Rahm is cute.

    Then again if I was counting on 800 million I might not get I would be yelling to.

  37. - Same as it ever was - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:54 am:

    Most likely they left the “dorm room” behind somewhere between becoming DCCC chair / White House Chief of Staff and starting becoming multimillionaire. These men are not stuck in the dorm room. They live, very successfully, in the real world.

  38. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:55 am:

    @AnonymousOne, it will all be better once we cut people’s pay.

  39. - The Historian - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:57 am:

    Great comments from LPT. We gotta keep her in mind in 2 months when ‘commenter of the year’ or whatever comes around…..

  40. - Foster brooks - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 9:58 am:

    The question is when does the recall process start

  41. - Same as it ever was - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:01 am:

    Oswego makes a good point about the mocking. They are both laughing at us all. It feels like many of our public officials have been for some time, from Chicago to Springfield.

  42. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:02 am:

    ===Oh please! Rahm angrily threw his phone because he is sticking up for the little people! Then he went crying to Sneed about it.===

    “It’s about Rahm”. No mention of what Rauner is decimating in social services… Hmm.

    ===Rahm has done next to nothing to either help Rauner or to help a broker a deal to end the budget impasse.===

    This is very telling; No triangulation, no Chicago GA votes for Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, just…no Rauner help. This must be the hidden Rauerite narrative.

    ===Let Rahm throw all the phones and tantrums that he wants. He hasn’t been part of the solution and appears unwilling to do so.===

    “Let Rahm throw his phone. Rahm won’t get a new phone, or anything else until the Turnaround Agenda is passed”

    Fewer words, more direct.

    Now I know the Raunerite Spin over this gut-wrenching “schism”… lol

  43. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:05 am:

    The first law of plumbing stuff runs down hill a feeble attempt to get the mayor to control the speaker

  44. - Arizona Bob - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:09 am:

    What a joke. Those “needy people” to whom Rahm is referring are actually his political payrollers, crony vendors and contractors, overstaffed departments like streets and san and a bunch of alderman who need to keep doling out grants and tax money to keep the campaigners happy.

    And don’t forget CPS who spends about the same amount per pupil as Naperville 203 (and substantially more than Naperville-Aurora Indian Prairie 204) but provide far less contact hours and can’t even achieve mediocrity with all that money.

    Oh, there may also be some truly deserving poor and disabled out there who need support, but they’re LAST on Rahm’s list of spending priorities.

  45. - Dome Gnome - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:10 am:

    Nothing better than a good old-fashioned donnybrook.

  46. - cdog - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:13 am:

    LPT, your locker room metaphor at 9:35 is award-winning!

    I am not up on the History of Rahm, but I do know that IF he understands that what you THINK, SAY, and DO as a human being, are NOT IN HARMONY, there begins to be a breakdown in that Being.

    He has no choice but to marginalized King Ludwig, oops, I mean King Rauner.

    (This is also why Superstars will begin to leave for the private sector, and probably why Munger has begun to separate herself. A person cannot sustain that kind of cognitive dissonance, for too long, in their life and still have a life.)

  47. - Nero say let it burn - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:15 am:

    Nero says let it burn

  48. - History Prof - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:15 am:

    Cdog, I think you might be right that the four tops eventually solve this sans Rauner. I don’t see any other endgame. So yes, Rahm should call that meeting. It might be some time before the Republican Leadership agrees, but as the pain level increases, so might the incentive to abandon BKR.

  49. - And I Approved This Message - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:18 am:

    LizPhairTax (9:35) - If history is any guide, it would be Rauner with the towel and Rahm au naturel. At least according to one former Congressman who got into it with the Tiny Dancer in the House gym locker room several years ago:

  50. - justacitizen - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:18 am:

    ===“Duck Dynasty” is less contrived and more honest.===

    Duck Dynasty, contrived? Tell me it ain’t so.

  51. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:20 am:

    GA Republicans are absolutely not going to humiliate Rauner like that. He’s still the first Republican Governor in over a decade, and he still has a lot of money to help them out. I also imagine he’s still popular in most of their districts.

  52. - BigDoggie - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:23 am:

    Rauner won on the basis that he will do something different and sorely needed to turn things around in this state. Now that he’s holding to his word, everyone keeps dangling the needy out there as incentive to break him from his position. Well, that has apparently worked with everyone in the past, which is why nothing substantial has been accomplished to start digging us out of the mess we’re in. If Rauner gives in too, what has been gained? Are we really advocating for keeping the status quo??

  53. - cdog - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:26 am:

    HProf, we are there–It is time to marginalize the Crazy King. He is not dealing with reality.

    And, if what AZ Bob says has some bits of accuracy, those with the power should be watching for it and fixing it, one incident at a time. It’s all about the organizational culture that is set by those in charge. (Don’t follow how Rauner’s organizationl culture is developing; he obviously is creating a “code of silence’” like never seen before in state government. For those under his control, they can think, but they better not say, or do.)

  54. - Langhorne - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:26 am:

    It is abundantly clear rauner listens to no one, including his wife. Including former governors. Radogno and Durkin, and their caucuses, have either actually bought into the agenda or find it safest to remain silent. Editorial boards? Ha.

    Rahm probably let rauner have it–bluntly and loudly. Rauner likely responded in kind. So much for leverage. Meanwhile, we are headed for the rocks at full speed.

  55. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:27 am:

    ===… everyone keeps dangling the needy out there…===

    Heart. Less. Heartless.

    Let that “reason”… fester… out there as to why people need to “be quiet and do as Rauner says”

    What a crass statement from it appears a soulless person.

    “…everyone keeps dangling the needy out there… ”

    How pathetic of a person do you need to be, to think “this” is making a winning argument.

    As - Wordslinger - says, “See you in Church.”.

  56. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:30 am:

    Big Doggie - the “status quo” you speak of is starting to look pretty good. Pension payments made, prison food service trucks made deliveries, childcare provided, butter cow paid for, injured workers treated with dignity, revenue money coming in. What about the “status quo” wasn’t working?

  57. - cdog - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:31 am:

    Big Doggie says, “Now that he’s holding to his word, everyone keeps dangling the needy out there as incentive to break him from his position.”

    I prefer to dangle Fitch, Moody, and higher education. We have to remember our audience.

    Do you think there is a ladder tall enough to climb out of the $9B hole?

  58. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:35 am:

    Also, LOL at the idea that Rauner ran as some aggressive change agent. Everything about his campaign- refusing to get specific, denying he had a union agenda, bringing out his Democratic wife, touting all the newspaper endorsements- was to sell the idea that he was the safe, steady choice.

  59. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:36 am:

    - cdog -,

    Your points are well made, but - BigDoggie - is the mouth-breathing person looking at anyone “not like me” as undeserving, or lazy, and only a heartless, soulless person sees the most needy as props, this time a prop they believe in between each heavy breathed utterance as unworthy of his thoughts.

    You can’t rationalize with - BigDoggie - at the end of the day, you feel sad for - Big Doggie -.

  60. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:37 am:

    Talking to Rauner hasn’t worked.
    Rahm has to be frustrated, just like everyone else. If the November meeting is a repeat of Rauner’s bone-headed campaign lingo - then Bruce Rauner is going to see his political career ending sooner than he fantasized.

    Governors drive the cars. When a state crashes, the driver is held responsible. Rauner has been playing chicken with Illinoisans and responsible people are not going to support him. Worse, instead of building ILGOP, Rauner’s actions are showing Illinoisans that ILGOP should never have control over the state government again.

  61. - Huh? - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:43 am:

    I’m confused. When the source says “needy” — is he/she referring to the poor or Mayor Emanuel?

  62. - cdog - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:45 am:

    OW, yes, feel sad and pray for intercession.

  63. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:46 am:

    “Governors drive the cars. When a state crashes, the driver is held responsible. Rauner has been playing chicken with Illinoisans”

    And it is in this context that Rauner is “fearless”.

    – MrJM

  64. - Cheswick - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:53 am:

    Rahm let a bad man in the house.

  65. - Lucky Pierre - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:54 am:

    Maybe the mechanic who has been in charge of maintaining the car for the past 40 years might have something to do with the “crash”

  66. - Juvenal - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 10:55 am:

    I believe the proper term is “moxie.”

    As in:

    “That Captain Custer sure has a lot of moxie. We should promote him.”

  67. - Sue - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:10 am:

    Rahm/Rauner operates as a tag team.
    Does anyone actually believe the mayor cares about labor unions or worker rights? Rauner’s the perfect foil for Rahm’s neoliberal agenda. This is a game of 3-dimentional chess and they’re both on the same side.

  68. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:26 am:

    I do not believe this

    They are friends and this is all made up

  69. - Blue dog dem - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:28 am:

    the conspiracy theorist in me thinks this thing has been orchestrated!

  70. - Orzo - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:34 am:

    The Mayor is not a Sneed source (she would love people to think he is). I doubt he or anyone acting on his behalf had a part in this “story.”

  71. - After Further Review - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:45 am:

    What can Rahm deliver for Rauner in a bargain involving the General Assembly? The support of Representative John D’Amico?

  72. - LizPhairTax - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:47 am:

    Alright Orzo. Sounds legit.

    Her column today:

    Rahm taking on King Rauner. Our Hero.

    Sharkey’s FIL is rich. Don’t trust him!

    Oh and by the way, parents want charters and would have them were it not for the meddlesome CTU.

    LBJ ate at Chicago Cut
    Halle Berry
    The guy who played Cerrano in Major League
    Lupe Fiasco

    So yes, he or anyone acting on his behalf didn’t contribute to much of it.

    Where did the other stuff come from? Waguespack and Chuy Garcia?

  73. - After Further Review - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:48 am:

    I liked the reference to the “Kilkenny Cats.” I think that was last used in print when Joseph Medill was the editor and publisher of the Tribune.

  74. - Norseman - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 11:59 am:

    Too bad this wasn’t filmed. Would’ve made a great phone commercial.

    Friends is probably a bad description. More like a symbiotic relationship for political and financial gain.

  75. - siriusly - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 12:04 pm:

    Does the Speaker ever say “I told you so”? I wonder if he feels like he should this time.

  76. - X-prof - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    === I Love Brucie ===

    I love this.

    GOP defections in the GA seem more likely to me than Rauner coming around to deal with reality. But I don’t see either happening soon. Hope I’m wrong.

  77. - Keyser Soze - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 12:15 pm:

    Kettle meets the pot; one broken government to the other. And, so it goes.

  78. - BigDoggie - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 1:24 pm:

    Well, I guess Bruce should just join the cool kids and kick the can down the road further. Hey, it’s been working wonderfully so far, right?! Is the ship starting to right itself then??

  79. - Formerly Known As... - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 1:32 pm:

    Safe to assume Rahm is the one throwing phones? /s

  80. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 1:36 pm:

    - BigDoggie -

    We’ve moved on from you. Yiu showed who you are. We’re off your lawn.

    You can go back and yell at the puffy clouds…

  81. - ZC - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 2:05 pm:

    Rahm has all kinds of issues with labor unions no question, but in a way he’s lucky to have Rauner around to frame what it -really- means to be anti-Union …

  82. - blue dog dem - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 2:38 pm:

    Does….clearing the way for cities and municipalities to declare.bancruptcy,ring a bell with anyone?this stuff just doesnt.get made up.I am telling you, the Rahm man is in on this. He now has political cover.

  83. - After Further Review - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 2:54 pm:

    I managed to read the entire Sneed column. It also contained a reference to “the battling Bickersons.”
    Don Ameche and Frances Langford played the argumentative married couple in a radio program that was quite popular during the 1940s.

    Mike Sneed was in full Kupcinet mode today.

  84. - Earl Shumaker - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 5:34 pm:

    It would be interesting to see just how much support there is for this Governor now The people I know who voted for him are starting to regret supporting him And he did not win to say the least by a landslide
    Time for you to start governing, Governor

  85. - PENSIONS ARE OFF LIMITS - Wednesday, Oct 28, 15 @ 8:15 pm:

    I would prefer the phone be introduced to a glass bowl

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