Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not just some schmuck in the donkey party: He is President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, the congressional leader behind the Democrats' 2006 House takeover, a Clinton administration arm twister
so feared that he is still known by his '90s nickname, Rahmbo.
Therefore, the MQM found it appropriate to vent their grievances on a non-issue and use it as an arm twister
for the real one.
: Billy Reid has persuaded his young side that they are more than a match for more experienced opposition in the top flight; Kids club: Coisty (left) is a fan of Hamilton youngsters McCarthy (far left) and Easton and McArthur (below) and has high hopes for Fleck (right)
Others claim that the press was soft on the likeable arm twister
. The press forced Humphrey and Coleman to issue detailed tax and budget proposals, but "we didn't demand that of Ventura," says Steven Dornfeld, Pioneer Press associate editorial page editor.
Riley is not an arm twister
. He tweaks people's consciences.
But often in history, whips have played the bad cops and arm twisters
among party leaders.
The bill was heavily promoted by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who received help from his chief arm twisters
, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).