Rauner helps Rahm make $18 million dollars in 2.5 years

This is how the magazine The New Yorker put it in December 2015:

After Washington, Emanuel made eighteen million dollars in two and a half years as an investment banker. (His buddy Rauner helped get him his job).

The political insiders all know that Governor Rauner is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s buddy.

Does this sound like Bruce Rauner was an outsider when he ran for Governor in 2014? You decide.

The Sudden but well deserved fall of Rahm Emanuel

When this  East Coast magazine (read by very important insiders) wrote about the fall of Rahm in December of 2015.   The political insiders seemed to be enjoying Rahm’s “chickens coming home to roost”.    I guess the insiders held a grudge and they were ready to dish it out.

“it’s hard to remember a time when Rahm Emanuel wasn’t a Democratic Party superstar. Go back to 1991, when the thirty-two-year-old took over fund-raising for Bill Clinton. He  was soon renowned for making the staff come to work on Sundays, shrieking into the phone to donors things like “Five thousand dollars is an insult! You’re a twenty-five-thousand-dollar person!”—and, not incidentally, helping Clinton afford the blitz of TV commercials that saved him from the Gennifer Flowers scandal, clearing his course to the White House. The legend continued through this past April, when Rahm—in Chicago and D.C., he’s known by that single name—won a second term as the mayor of Chicago in a come-from-behind landslide.”

Rahm showered with cash from rich businessmen, including Republicans

“Obsessive fund-raising is also the foundation of Emanuel’s political operation in Chicago. When two reporters for the Chicago Reader filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the mayor’s private schedule in 2011 (unlike previous mayors, his public schedule was pretty much blank), they discovered that he almost never met with community leaders. He did, however, spend enormous blocks of time with the rich businessmen, including Republicans, who had showered him with cash.”

Rahm’s special project was helping to pass NAFTA

“Among his special projects was helping to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement  (NAFTA) and the 1994 crime bill that even Bill Clinton has since apologized for backing.”

Rauner helped Rahm earn a mountain of cash in  a very short time

This is how the New Yorker put it:  After Washington, Emanuel made eighteen million dollars in two and a half years as an investment banker. (His buddy Rauner helped get him his job.) 

Rahm’s brother, Ezekiel described Rahm this way:

Though fiercely intelligent … he was not naturally inclined to sit at a desk and put in extra effort to turn a B into an A. As my father often said, “Rahm always tries to get the maximum for the minimum.”

How did Bruce Rauner help Rahm Emanuel become rich?

Stay tuned.  There’s even a Bill Daley connection.  It’s worth the wait.

Was Bruce Rauner and outsider when he ran for Governor?  You decide.

Is this the kind of successful businessman you thought you were electing?  Does he sound like an outsider to you?

Also Read:
Part 1 -Was Bruce Rauner an outsider when he ran for Governor?
Part 2 -Was Bruce Rauner an outsider when he ran for Governor?
Part 3 – Was Bruce Rauner an outsider when he ran for Governor?

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