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The American people...
by Rahm Emanuel

The American people...
want change.
They want big ideas, big reform.
- Rahm Emanuel

When people told me 'It's great to be here',
they meant at the house, not with me.
- Rahm Emanuel

A strong economy depends on a strong middle class,
but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole,
and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole
with George Bush's shovel.
- Rahm Emanuel

I believe the record I was allowed to help establish
by the side of the president was important.
- Rahm Emanuel

 

When it comes to federal elections law,
Tom DeLay and his special-interest friends live by one set of rules,
and everyone else lives by a very different set.
- Rahm Emanuel

I've never been in a place where winning has hurt the ability to do anything.
- Rahm Emanuel

We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message -
get the job done.
- Rahm Emanuel

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I sometimes joke, Paula, even paranoid people have enemies.
- Rahm Emanuel

The fact is, Bush's war policy has failed.
It's failed!
Who better to say so than Jack Murtha?
- Rahm Emanuel

There's no safe Republican district.
You can run, but you cannot hide.
- Rahm Emanuel

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

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

I wake up some mornings hating me too.
- 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

They ended up spending a total, their campaign plus the independent,
about 1.3 million.
I only ended up spending about - not only,
but I spent about 2 million.
But I had no intention of doing that until I was attacked
with a negative ad by an independent group.
- Rahm Emanuel

In the White House, you can be on the pitcher's mound
or you can be in the catcher's position.
Put points on the board.
Show people you can govern.
Deliver on what you said you were going to deliver on.
- Rahm Emanuel

I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way
off from the focus of what Whitewater was,
which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process.
And I think that there were people who were determined
as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed.
- Rahm Emanuel

Everybody knows they're on the Obama team:
There isn't vice presidential vs.
presidential division, there's not a generational pull.
People have internalized that this is a real moment in history.
- 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

Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody,
whether it was a journalist, the legal system or,
in that case of the political system,
who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best.
- Rahm Emanuel

While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision
to not run for reelection,
I have never been surprised by his leadership,
dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city
and the people of Chicago.
- Rahm Emanuel

I don't want to go negative on Franklin Delano Roosevelt,
but he didn't pass an economic deal in the first 100 days.
We have passed the largest Recovery Act in the history of the country.
- Rahm Emanuel

As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by the totality of our actions.
Not one thing will stand out.
And I think that's how we get judged by our colleagues
and that's how we get judged by the good lord.
- Rahm Emanuel

Rather than doing the kind of fact-checking that normally goes with a story,
you ran with certain stories for not wanting to get beat.
There's a pressure that exists in your profession.
I would be surprised in any honest exchange that you say that doesn't exist.
- Rahm Emanuel

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave.
- American Indian Proverb

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

I am proud to be an American.
Because an American can eat anything on the face of
this earth as long as he has two pieces of bread.
- Bill Cosby

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

The average American is nothing if not patriotic.
- Herbert Croly

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture
that seems as fresh now as the day it opened.
It may seem even fresher.
- Pauline Kael

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.
- H. L. Mencken

A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of
labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
- Grover Cleveland

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards,
I believe, the American family.
- John Boehner

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it's
the place where the greatest dream of all,
the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.
- Michael Bloomberg

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

I have designed the most buildings of any living American architect.
- Alexander Jackson Davis

I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag,
motherhood and the Bible.
That's why people love me.
- Art Linkletter

Managers in all too many American companies do not
achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.
- Harold S. Geneen

Confronted with the choice, the American people would
choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
- Spiro T. Agnew

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

It is money, money, money!
Not ideas, not principles, but money that reigns supreme in American politics.
- Robert Byrd

I met an American woman and got married so I had to get a job.
- Walter Wager

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

The beef industry has contributed to more American
deaths than all the wars of this century,
all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents combined.
- Neal Barnard

What we do is as American as lynch mobs.
America has always been a complex place.
- Jerry Garcia

The Afro-American is not a bestial race.
- Ida B. Wells

Thus, biologically speaking the American people are
literally only half an immigrant people.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie,
unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
- Mike Royko

It is now common knowledge that the average American
gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
- Marilu Henner

I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in
the crown of American cinema.
- Tatum O'Neal

I sent American troops to Iraq to make its people free,
not to make them American.
Iraqis will write their own history and find their own way.
- George W. Bush

I'm not a Democrat, I'm not a Republican-I'm an American,
I'm a human.
- Chely Wright

The American Dream is a phrase we'll have to wrestle with all of our lives.
It means a lot of things to different people.
I think we're redefining it now.
- Rita Dove


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