Skip to comments.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops out, and it's Lord of the Flies, again
Posted on 09/05/2018 11:25:48 AM PDT by simpson96
Mayor Rahm Emanuel drops a political bombshell on Chicago, announcing he wont run for re-election, and just like that the race for mayor has been transformed:
Its Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street.
Bill Daley, son of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley and brother of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is rumored to be getting in. And Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza, protege of Boss Madigan, might also jump.
Now, the one announced candidate who benefits from Emanuels decision to pull the plug is former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. Hes no friend of the Rahmulans. And they are no friends of his.
But institutional Chicago the banks and others of the financial sector, the foundations and so on and those who write the big campaign checks, may now see Vallas as the only announced candidate who can run Chicago from day one.
The public has to decide: 'Who can really run the city?' Vallas told me after Emanuels announcement. Who has the necessary experience? Who can put together a financial plan? I can.
And the Rahmulans, hoping to hold on to power with Rahm going away, may entice former White House adviser Valerie Jarrett or former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan into the mix. Lead Rahmulan media merlin David Axelrod could tell them what to say. Former President Barack Obama could blow hot breath upon them and make them real.
I speculated about this weeks ago on the Chicago Way podcast. And now we'll see how Chicago politics works with a lame duck mayor.
Emanuel made his announcement Tuesday at an emotional news conference, joined by his wife, Amy Rule.
It will fill my eyes with tears to leave a job I love, and already my heart is full with gratitude, Emanuel said. Weve
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What Chicago needs is more gun control and higher taxes and a Mayor who knows that drug gangs are merely another form of social justice.
Is there something in the wings we don’t know about?
Rahm’s purse is full, so it’s sayonara.
Guess he got all he could get out of the city. Next.
Now, THIS would be a good job for Michelle/Michael ...
That is the best option??? The guy who runs some of the worst public schools in the US?
I would also suggest a "bullet train", but Chicagoans might take the title too far.
“Is there something in the wings we dont know about?”
We’re you thinking “Rambo/Liawatha 2020”? Or Rambo/ValJar?
Oh yeah! Old Rahmies heart is full of gratitude all right. He's profoundly grateful that he's getting out while the getting is good. Like the king rat getting off of the sinking ship that is the late great city of Chicago. You actually have to have a little pity on whichever Progressive Libtard Fool they get to take his place. The city will soon be ungovernable and the smart Marxist Rats know when to take a powder. To really put the icing on the poop cake they should select a person of color that will know just the right tone to take to set off the natives on the South side of town and drive out the last of the White Devils. Presto Chango you have Detroit West.
Definitely. Rahm is getting ready for something else. Durban's seat in 2020? Presidential run?
Well, Chicago finances are in horrible shape. I heard their bond rating could be dropping. Rahm has done some unpopular things such as closing and consolidating schools to save money. I hear there is huge pension debt to deal with.
Add it all up, and perhaps Rahm doesn’t want to be there when it gets ugly, doesn’t want to get blamed for things.
Like it was suggested for Iraq way back when..split it up into 3 separate cities.
it’s Lord of the Flies, again
It has been since the little dancer took office.
The next mayor is going to be a Dem-socialist at this rate.
Great, more refugees from Chiraq flooding into western Michigan. Hopefully enough get picked-off in Gary, In before they get here.
Good article by John Kass. Revolving ‘rats. Chitown is going nowhere. Fast.
Rahm stood in front of the mirror and said to himself, “Well, I think I’ve done all the damage I can do.” And the rest will be history...
“That is the best option??? The guy who runs some of the worst public schools in the US?”
The guy is a gut pile,
Exactly! He’s getting out of Dodge, before the whole thing burns down, ‘cause that’s about all that’s left.
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