Quotes by: Rahm Emanuel

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I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.
Rahm Emanuel
Bob Rubin was opposed to signing the welfare bill. He's not exactly what I call a flaming liberal.
Rahm Emanuel
For all the things that make Chicago great, for all the things that make us proud to call ourselves Chicagoans, the violence that is happening corrodes our core. It is not the Chicago we know and love.
Rahm Emanuel
What is more comforting to the terrorists around the world: the failure to pass the 9/11 legislation because we lacked a majority of the majority,' or putting aside partisan politics to enact tough new legislation with America's security foremost in mind?
Rahm Emanuel
Today, because of President Obama's courage, kids can stay on their parent's plan until they are 26. Insurers cannot kick you off your policy because you have hit your limit. They will not be able to deny you because you have a pre-existing condition.
Rahm Emanuel
As big a problem as gun violence is for Chicago, it is not beyond our ability to solve. Ending this string of tragedies is our top priority as a city. We are infusing our police department with the manpower, technology and training to meet this challenge head on.
Rahm Emanuel
In millions of encounters each year between the police and the public, it may be too much to expect that every officer will always get it right. But it is not too much to expect that we can put the right safeguards in place to hold officers accountable when they get it wrong.
Rahm Emanuel
We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract, but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
Rahm Emanuel
We can define the rules of police-citizen engagement, but everyday decisions will always be made by men and women in uniform, on the street, in the community, under extreme pressure, in a dangerous world where guns easily fall into the wrong hands.
Rahm Emanuel
What makes an officer's job all the more difficult, dangerous, and demanding is that it rests on upholding that sacred trust with citizens that he or she serves. Nevertheless, I ask every officer in Chicago: reflect on your work, your training, your experience and - to be honest - about the fears and frustrations you bring to that job.
Rahm Emanuel
You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
Rahm Emanuel
Israel has a security concern involving geography. But geography does not have the same value it did in 1967.
Rahm Emanuel
The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed. It's failed! Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
Rahm Emanuel
Every policy officer is sworn to protect life, and, under the most extreme circumstances, to take life. It is a staggering responsibility that requires officers to make split second decisions.
Rahm Emanuel
I do not believe the government has the right to investigate somebody's private life.
Rahm Emanuel
When parents tell their children not to congregate on corners, especially in groups, out of fear for them encountering the police, what does that say? We have a trust problem.
Rahm Emanuel
My attitude is govern as if you've run your last race. That's not to say I've run my last race, but govern with a liberation and a freedom; change your mind frame to operate that way.
Rahm Emanuel
You have a burden going into any campaign when you're raising money to fund that effort because there's always a desire to spend more money than you have.
Rahm Emanuel
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