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WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel makes a funny gesture ahead of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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"Rahm, what do you say to t... (Below threshold)

"Rahm, what do you say to the critics of the stimulus package?" ww

I'd like to offer my respec... (Below threshold)

I'd like to offer my respects to the gentlemen on the other side of the ailse.

Republican pigs! I unclog m... (Below threshold)

Republican pigs! I unclog my nose in your direction!

Rahm Emanuel showing the ki... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel showing the kind of class it takes to be a democrat these days.

And maturity has always bee... (Below threshold)

And maturity has always been a watchword of the Obama administration.

The Obama administration se... (Below threshold)

The Obama administration set the bar high, but the Whiskey was still within Rahm's reach.

Rahm has apparently started... (Below threshold)

Rahm has apparently started the new census. I see he's up to five citizens already.

With his new nose, Rahm is ... (Below threshold)

With his new nose, Rahm is able to handle multiple lie threads at the same time.

Fox news reporter "Rahm, ho... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Fox news reporter "Rahm, how many failed cabinet nominees are we up to now?"

Obama Rahm E. ding dong... (Below threshold)

Obama Rahm E. ding dong

Rahm Emanuel salutes the ta... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel salutes the taxpayers of America for supporting the stimulus package.

AP headlineRahm Em... (Below threshold)
retired military:

AP headline

Rahm Emmanual extends his hands to republicans and shows that this will be one of the most bipartisian democratic administrations in history.

In other news, it is now be... (Below threshold)

In other news, it is now being reported that "A-Rahm" Emanuel, Obana's Chief of Staff, has been abusing steroids since the start of the campaign. This is believed to account for much of his overly aggressive style.

From the girl standing behi... (Below threshold)

From the girl standing behind Emmanuel: "OMG, I can't believe I have to stand next to this idiot, 4th grade boys are more mature!"

In his defense of the stimu... (Below threshold)

In his defense of the stimulus, Rahm has already invoked "Hitler" and is down to his last rhetorical device.

This is how you say "I won"... (Below threshold)
retired military:

This is how you say "I won" in democratese.

Michael Jordan sticks his t... (Below threshold)

Michael Jordan sticks his tongue out when he's going for the hole.
Rahm Emanuel sticks his tongue out when he's being a "hole".

Must be a Chicago thing.

The Hope and Change High Fi... (Below threshold)

The Hope and Change High Five.

Rahm Emanuel shows off his ... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel shows off his hand with the middle finger.

Obama's cabinet picks who c... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

Obama's cabinet picks who chose not to withdraw from consideration despite ethical lapses or failing to pay taxes devised their own secret handshake.

As a follow-up to Barack Ob... (Below threshold)

As a follow-up to Barack Obama's campaign claim of begin able to walk and chew gum at the same time, Rahm Emanuel proves to his critics that he can touch his nose, stick out his tongue, and wave bye-bye simultaneously.

In a sign of new maturity, ... (Below threshold)

In a sign of new maturity, Rahm salutes his political rivals using all five fingers instead of his customary one. "I have to be more restrained, now that I work for The Won."

Rahm announces he has tappe... (Below threshold)

Rahm announces he has tapped ACORN to do the new census.

The new secret handshake of... (Below threshold)

The new secret handshake of Obama's inner circle.

"Emanuel Confirms his IQ S... (Below threshold)

"Emanuel Confirms his IQ Score to the Crowd"

Secretary of Sophomoric Beh... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Secretary of Sophomoric Behavior.

Democratsy, Whiskey, Shitsy... (Below threshold)

Democratsy, Whiskey, Shitsy

"Snubya Dubya"... (Below threshold)

"Snubya Dubya"

Typical of the Left mentali... (Below threshold)

Typical of the Left mentality, whenever they can, they flaunt the I'm smart, Your Dumb mentality- and there is nothing that the Right can do about it.

Thank Obama we now have adu... (Below threshold)

Thank Obama we now have adults in the White House.

Rahm Emanuel signals that i... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel signals that it's OK to be a frat boy and a partier again.

Q: Hey Rahm, you're now the... (Below threshold)

Q: Hey Rahm, you're now the White House Chief of Staff. What are you going to do now?

A: Help drag the USA to Socialism-land, whether the country likes it or not!

Emmanuel fails when, despit... (Below threshold)

Emmanuel fails when, despite touching his nose on the first try, he uses his thumb instead of his index finger as the officer had ordered.

Karl Rove demonstrating his... (Below threshold)

Karl Rove demonstrating his patented Puppet Master Remote Control Device as he passes it on to the next Republican leader.

"See here Michael, you just turn this knob here to choose your victim and wiggle your fingers like this."


Girl directly behind Rahmbo... (Below threshold)
ChuckShick Author Profile Page:

Girl directly behind Rahmbo: "Mommy, make him stop."

Five......five dollar foot ... (Below threshold)

Five......five dollar foot long.....five....five dollar foot long.... That's all you will be able to afford after we're done with the country.

HE won!... (Below threshold)

HE won!

"Looks like I picked the wr... (Below threshold)

"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffin' glue!"

No, Rahm explained later, t... (Below threshold)

No, Rahm explained later, the gesture was NOT aimed at Republicans. It was intended for ALL Americans.

Pull my pinkie.... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Pull my pinkie.

Pull my fingers... in four ... (Below threshold)

Pull my fingers... in four part harmony.

Rahmath, the 2010 census co... (Below threshold)

Rahmath, the 2010 census counter. Up yours, America!

Knock, knock.Who's... (Below threshold)

Knock, knock.

Who's There?


Census who?

Census Democrats won, the rest of you are screwed!

*Sing-song*"We're ... (Below threshold)


"We're on a path to Socialism,
And you can't stop it."

"America lost, but we won, ... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

"America lost, but we won, and that's what counts."

Five.... Five Dollar.... ... (Below threshold)

Five.... Five Dollar.... Five Dollar Tax Break......

Rahm is just showing the pr... (Below threshold)

Rahm is just showing the president that he has no hair on his palm despite the rumors circulated by the Republicans.

Rahm Emmanuel demonstrates ... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

Rahm Emmanuel demonstrates the White House's strategy for working with the Republicans to bring bipartisanship to Washington.

Now that the adults are in ... (Below threshold)
beth Author Profile Page:

Now that the adults are in charge of the country, members of the administration show how much they respect to the people.

Rather than crap in his han... (Below threshold)

Rather than crap in his hand and fling it at passing Republicans as he usually does, Rahm is pictured here displaying uncharacteristic decorum and class.

Don't need no stinki... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Don't need no stinkin' Consteeetushun!

Little girl behind Rahm:</p... (Below threshold)

Little girl behind Rahm:

"ICK! That's not where that thumb normally is!"

Class and maturity have ret... (Below threshold)
Al Pennam:

Class and maturity have returned to the executive branch.

"Neener, neener, I won, so ... (Below threshold)

"Neener, neener, I won, so there."

Rahm Emanuel initiating the... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel initiating the new "Bullwinkle" greeting; Obama returning it:

Taxes? This is what I think... (Below threshold)

Taxes? This is what I think of paying taxes.

Rahm Emmanuel demonstrates ... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emmanuel demonstrates the new four finger salute, an upgrade from the single middle finger, to the public. F**k you, we won.

This little pig went to the... (Below threshold)

This little pig went to the market.
This little pig stayed home.
This little pig had roast beef.
This little pig had none.
This little pig cried "Wee, wee, wee, wee!"
All the way home.

The sad fact is: we ain't s... (Below threshold)

The sad fact is: we ain't seen nuthin' yet!


The shape of things to come.

Rahm Emanuel demonstrates h... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel demonstrates he is capable of overseeing the census by counting to three.

Dear Taxpayer: How many fin... (Below threshold)

Dear Taxpayer: How many fingers am I holding up?

Rahm Emanuel signals to Sen... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel signals to Senate and House Republicans his willingness to work in a bipartisan way.

After the failure of the St... (Below threshold)
retired military:

After the failure of the Stimulus bill to help the economy, Rahm Emmanuel answered reporters questions by stating " We missed it by that much"

The official reaction of th... (Below threshold)

The official reaction of the Obama administration to the American people to all objections about anything

The bambi symbol of biparti... (Below threshold)

The bambi symbol of bipartisanship

"I won!"... (Below threshold)

"I won!"

It's Sister Margaret from y... (Below threshold)

It's Sister Margaret from your third grade class!

Where's your ruler NOW Biotch?!

na, na, na na, na!Di... (Below threshold)
Ken in Camarillo:

na, na, na na, na!
Did you see all the crap we put in the stimulus?
And there's not a damn thing you can do about it!

Rahm Emmanuel demonstration... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Rahm Emmanuel demonstrations the new "We can tax you all we want" dance.

"Guess who I'm leaving out ... (Below threshold)

"Guess who I'm leaving out of the census? You! NNNYYYYAAAAHHHH!!!!

Rahm joins Simon Cowell in ... (Below threshold)

Rahm joins Simon Cowell in the Sacred Order of the Half Moose. Unfortunately Gov. Palin was not present with her rifle.

Rahm Emanuel felt the inaug... (Below threshold)

Rahm Emanuel felt the inauguration was just the right special occasion to reveal the secret hand sign representing Obama's power in the government.

Equally impressive was Rahm... (Below threshold)

Equally impressive was Rahm's "flapping chicken" signal for Timothy Geithner's effectiveness as State Secretary.

"The Stimulus Bill -- It's ... (Below threshold)
Mike G in Corvallis:

"The Stimulus Bill -- It's like hundreds of tiny fingers urging a politician to let go!"

(It helps if you remember the original ad from back in the Seventies. National Lampoon used to run it in every issue.)

As rookie Obama's spring tr... (Below threshold)

As rookie Obama's spring training gets underway, Coach Emanuel wastes no time in showing him the STEAL sign.

To America: "Up your hole w... (Below threshold)

To America: "Up your hole with a mello roll!"

ok... my fly is open and I ... (Below threshold)
justin r. ofeldt:

ok... my fly is open and I have to divert attention...uh...HA!

The Number Of Years You Can... (Below threshold)

The Number Of Years You Can Get For Lying To A Grand Jury.

Happy Valentine's Day, Hone... (Below threshold)

Happy Valentine's Day, Honey!

Obambi: That's not the hook... (Below threshold)
Son of a Pig and a Monkey:

Obambi: That's not the hook-nosed, bagel-eater I used to know.

An example of the left hand... (Below threshold)

An example of the left hand not giving a care what the right hand is doing.

"Look, I've taken my brass ... (Below threshold)

"Look, I've taken my brass knuckles off and now you can kiss my 4$$!"

Update: <a... (Below threshold)

Update: Winners announced. Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.






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