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Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago Youth

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(CBS) – The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor.

In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion.

On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.

 

Mayor Emanuel on Thursday appears at a news conference to publicize Becoming a Man, a mentoring project. (CBS)

*Must. Squeeze. Out. Tear. Nnnnghh!*

It happened when CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asked the mayor about his own experiences growing up in Chicago.

A Vanity Fair article that excerpts a biography written by the mayor’s older brother, Zeke, talks about how Rahm and his younger brother, Ari, faced the issues of race and violence early on at Foster Avenue Beach.

“After a few days in the sun, Ari and Rahm could pass for African-Americans, which led to the occasional dustup,” the article says.

But Rahm and Ari Emanuel came away with cuts and bruises, not bullet wounds suffered by some of those in the Becoming a Man, BAM, program highlighted Thursday.

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» 17 Comments

  1. venturaguy

    February 10th, 2013

    I call bullshit – never let a crisis go to waste. Crocodile tears.

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  2. One Notch Above a Congresscritter

    February 10th, 2013

    Try a pirouette Rahm. It might ease the pain.

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  3. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 10th, 2013

    Oh for pete’s sake, “After a few days in the sun, Ari and Rahm could pass for African-Americans”. Bullsh_t. Maybe a jewish italian from the diaspora via Babylon to Algeria to Spain to Belgium to England to NYC to Chicago.

    But African-American. Bullsh_t!

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  4. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 10th, 2013

    “Ari and Rahm could pass for African-Americans”

    They can’t even pass for human beings let alone an American of any hyphenated kind.

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  5. Noelegy

    February 10th, 2013

    And if they’d gone to the black side of town, and admitted they were Jews…what do you think would have happened?

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  6. Claudia

    February 10th, 2013

    I don’t care what makes Rambutt sad. He’s a freaking liar, traitor, hater, evil scumbag.

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  7. Anonymous

    February 10th, 2013

    Rahm-salami needs to produce tears? Cold-blooded politician that he is?!
    He’ll need someone to chop onions by his side. That, or maybe on command, Mooch can let her trouser trumpet blare for him.

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  8. Billy Fuster

    February 10th, 2013

    Fuck you Emanuel–and that community organizer you rode in on.

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  9. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 10th, 2013

    Crocodile tears.

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  10. serfer62

    February 10th, 2013

    …maybe his young boy friend was killed, you know the bath house towel boy>

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  11. Unslung Hero

    February 10th, 2013

    A guy told me he thought Rahm Emanuel was hispanic and that’s why he’s pro-immigration!! Show how stupid the average voter is……. just another g*y J*w

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  12. Major Mal function

    February 10th, 2013

    Time for midnight basketball ballet leagues.

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  13. Bad Brad

    February 10th, 2013

    Somebody in Chicago needs to start taking out the trash. This asshole is about as trashy as gets. Mr. Tuff Guy, AKA Tiny Dancer.

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  14. Davide

    February 11th, 2013

    another thing that brings a tear to rahm’s eye is when he has his tochas up to the glory hole in Man’s Country and some big black guy rams his telephone pole into Rahm without any lubrication,lol

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  15. Davide

    February 11th, 2013

    The REAL reason Rahm used to get beatings was not because he looked black but because he looked so GAY
    After doing some research the REAL story of how rahm lost his middle finger is: He was reaming Barry during a felching session and the Gerbil bit it off

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  16. Anonymous

    February 11th, 2013

    is there a school for crying on cue, a lot of these liberal politicians have been using tears lately to further their agenda…rahm crying?? get real!!

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  17. joe

    February 11th, 2013

    Looks like Rahm’s acting class finally paid off… Cry on cue… A+ in that course.

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