These ain’t your grandparent’s Democrats
Chicago is a case study in what extreme Democrat politics has wrought. It’s Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, where he served a stint in the state senate before filling a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of and is serving time for, among other things, attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama after his 2008 election as president.
Chicago is where the Obama’s attended for twenty years the Afro-centric church led by America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He and Michelle were married and their daughters were baptized by the same Jeremiah Wright who cursed America. Chicago is where Obama kicked off his presidential campaign in the living room of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, a husband and wife team of convicted domestic terrorists.
None of it mattered to the party faithful.
The city of Chicago has been led by Democrat mayors since Methuselah was a tot. Since 1999 mayoral candidates run under the same “nonpartisan” subterfuge as they do in Phoenix. They are still Dems. A couple of Whigs were elected in the 1800’s.
The city is now run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff who has overseen more violence than generals in war zones.
Chicago’s WGN-TV reported on the escalations of murders this year over last. In January there were 51 murders in the city. There were 234 shooting incidents and 299 shooting victims, 8 more than in January 2016. This bloody carnage includes child victims of the gangsta thugs.
Rational minds would think it was time to give the boot to extremist liberal ideologues such as Jeff Flake’s former congressional cohort, Luis Gutierrez, who paid his lobbyist wife over $300,000 from campaign funds. His daughters also were on the payroll. This sterling character is the one who publicly thanked now-Sen .Jeff Flake for helping him “turn more red states blue.” They are longtime amnesty buddies.
We’ve saved the most recent liberal insanity for dessert. Townhall serves up “Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist.”
Aldermen (Councilmen) approved a measure to name a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. Terrorist Lopez Rivera’s 70-year sentence was commuted by Barack Obama in the days before he left office. “Discover the Networks, a guide to the political left,” has devoted a fact-filled page to Gutierrez.