Skip to comments.With children being slaughtered, Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to drop the memes and lead
Posted on 07/02/2020 5:02:08 AM PDT by PBRCat
How many more babies will be murdered in Chicagos street gang wars?
Its time to stop the bleeding, Mayor Lightfoot. Stop the bleeding. And lead your city.
Shes thrown her police under the bus, but on Wednesday she announced a 180-degree change. She needs them. Now she wants her exhausted cops to sweep problem areas and make arrests, even if social justice warriors complain.
Shes been mugged by reality and knows virtue signaling and rhetoric wont stop the gangs. Yes, that stuff excites national media and networks. They get tingles when she rips on President Donald Trump. Hes snarky, shes snarky, and fighting with him from the blue city in the blue state gives her political cover from media criticism. But she cant use Trump as a shield forever.
Shes the mayor. Families are weeping. And babies are being killed.
Notice that Black Lives Matter and their allies arent leading any angry demonstrations about Black and brown children being cut down in Chicago. Those dead babies have no political utility. Their lives dont help the activists leverage the November elections. So those lives are ignored.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker wont help her. Hes a soft billionaire, a marshmallow who wants to be liked and thinks he can become president. He cares about optics. He wont order in the National Guard.
The Chicago Police Department is demoralized, exhausted and confused, and much of that is her own doing. Shes worked them to the bone. She lost them with her sarcasm and that ridiculous Bobby Rush popcorn drama.
Lightfoot threw Brown under the bus just two weeks on the job. Undercutting her new police superintendent in front of his troops was a bad move.
Bad optics isnt about arrests being made, but babies being killed in the gang wars.
Shes out of time.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
And rightly so.
“Gov. J.B. Pritzker wont help her. Hes a soft billionaire, a marshmallow who wants to be liked and thinks he can become president. He cares about optics. He wont order in the National Guard.”
It’s Mayor Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.
BLM doesn’t care about Black lives in Chicago. The rest of us do.
How can somebody who only knows how to hate and blame all of a sudden become a leader? Not capable ... what the author is asking her to do is absolutely stupid.
The important thing here is for her to REALLY blame everyone else for the problems of Chicago, and not the Mafia that has corrupted Cook County. As long as she can chum the waters and blame it on Bush or Trump...she will sail through the storm. For sure EVERYTHING that is wrong about Chicago is the fault of someone else.... This is a trait of the Democrats in rule. Well, Harry S. Truman, he didn;t he said, THE BUCK STOPS HERE.
All the Democrats constantly have their constituents wound up and tweaking on something completely non related to bamboozle the voters at election time that she isnt REALLY a Jack Booted Nazi ALL the time.
Just when the political winds favor it.
With children being slaughtered, Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to drop the memes and lead
Not possible. The only thing Anarcocrats can lead us to is a Marxist bad end.
Of course Black Lives Matter.
It’s BLM lives that don’t.
Many more well informed black folk are realizing that theyre being used in all this. Hopefully that realization will spread more broadly.
Amazing - John Kasshole has been a full time cheerleader for Lighthead since she ran for Mayor. He even moved back into the city from the suburbs to promote her.
If Lighthead has lost Kasshole...she is a one termer. unfortunately, she can do a lot of damage in the next three years.
A bit of reason from a leftist rag? Pretty good for a piece of crap leftist propaganda machine. Could they be seeing the light?
she is not a leader, she is a disrupter.
Africanization creates Africa.
mayor Lightfoot is African
Don't look now but companies are quietly moving out of Chicago and specifically the downtown & gold coast areas. Tens of thousands of people will not be returning to office space in the city even after the China Virus is over.
Case in point: my employer announced internally that more than 6,500 of us will be working remotely (from home) going forward. The millions of dollars that were spent renovating space in a large loop office building are being written off and we're exercising our exit clause from the lease.
We're not just doing that in Chicago, btw. NYC, Florida, California and Arizona which are all big locations for us we'll be doing the same in.
Our WFH has been so successful that it's becoming permanent. Friends who work in the same line of business I do are saying the same thing about their employers.
For my employer specifically, the violence in Chicago was a tipping point. It's a flat-out "lack of confidence" in Chicago's mayor. My employer's CEO is as liberal as they come and very much a SJW who's implemented all this "bias training" bullsh*t that we all are being forced to complete. To announce internally that we won't be returning to our office spaces in Chicago was huge. Imagine 6,500+ people no longer going out for lunch in the city and the economic impact that's having when tens of thousands of others are doing the exact same thing.
Stupid article. “Lead”?! No way any of this stops. It’s not about being a good leader for God’s sake. It’s about control and power. Forever. Article is a waste of time.
Does it take this long for anybody to figure out the mayor is incompetent?
Stop the memes and lead? Wow...such a bold prescription.
I bet her solution would be to defund cops.
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