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Top 10 Rahm Emanuel Nicknames

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    Emperor Rahmulus -- After Romulus, one of the founders of Rome.

    Empermanuel -- Nickname given to Rahm by the Chicago Teachers Union, for his imperial behavior during labor negotiations.

    The Rahminator -- After “The Terminator,” the pitiless cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Rambo -- After Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo character.

    Mayor 1% -- Coined by Ward Room, adopted by Occupy Chicago to portray Emanuel as a slave of his wealthy donors.

    Rahm-a-lama-ding-dong -- The headline after a naked Emanuel allegedly confronted Rep. Eric Massa in the shower of the House gym.

    Top Rahmen -- Because he’s the boss.

    Dead Fish -- Because he once mailed a dead fish to a pollster who screwed up a New York congressional race.

    Uncle Rahmmy -- Nickname given to Rahm by the only person who thinks he’s warm and avuncular -- Rahm.

    Undersecretary of Go F--- Yourself -- Nameplate on Rahm’s desk as White House Chief of Staff.