Tuesday, December 01, 2015

What political party runs Chicago? Nobody knows

Here's Spike Lee talking about his soon-to-be-ignored movie and Chicago:
So is it Mayor Rahm Emanuel who’s culpable here?
Well, you could go back to Mayor Daley. And right now, the Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, is cutting programs. The summer before last, Father Pfleger had funds allocated and had 3,000 summer jobs to get kids off the streets. I don’t know the exact number, but it was significantly cut. And those jobs are a matter of life and death.
Emphasis added.  Rahm Emanuel might be a Whig and Daley was probably a Green but, gosh darn it, we know that the governor is one of those job-slashing Republicans.  Keep in mind that Rauner was elected to fix the mess in Illinois which has the worst bond rating in the country, a hairbreadth over junk status, but summer jobs for the kids.  They're a matter of life and death.

The New York Times had an opinion piece called "Cover-Up in Chicago" and you won't discover what political party former Clinton and Obama administration adviser Emanuel belongs to.

In an alternate universe somewhere Chicago is a Republican stronghold and the Bizarro New York is running an editorial excoriating the proliferation of guns, regular murders, corrupt police and incompetent government as a sign of a failed single-party rule.

Here on Terra Alpha One, it's the same ole predictable NYT.

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