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August 13, 2014 - 9:03 am

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is known for being a socialist who rails against the rich.

Lewis joined the “occupy” movement when it was in full bloom.

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Now she’s running for mayor against Rahm Emanuel, and leads according to a poll.

The Chicago Sun-Times is already having some fun reporting on what is sure to be one of the most ridiculous races in America.

She has ripped Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a tool of corporate Chicago, labeled him “Mayor 1%” and described herself as “not egotistical or rich.”

Lewis isn’t as wealthy as Emanuel, a multimillionaire who made his fortune during a short stint as an investment banker. But she makes more than $200,000 a year and has an ownership interest in three homes, records show.

That includes vacation homes in Hawaii and in the upscale “Harbor Country” area of southwestern Michigan, where Emanuel has a second home, property records show.

Not bad for a humble teacher. And right in line with a greedy union boss.

This race will pit two rich people who claim to be champions of the people, but who live off the people while subjecting the people to crushing yet incompetent big government, against each other.

It’s going to be quite a show.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.
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Under her Chicago will be known as "Detroit under the Skyway". And with that much weight she may not have enough life expectancy to finish out her first term. There's something really dissonant about an exceptionally fat socialist.
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Give her a break. $200,000 a year probably barely pays her grocery and dining out expenses.....
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I'll give her a break on the house in Harbor Country because that was bought by her parents in 1961, and she and her sister apparently inherited it.

However, that further diminishes her claim to know what it's like to be poor because that house was bought when she was eight. Her Wiki says she was raised in Kenwood, so it seems her family bought a vacation home 53 years ago, no mean feat for African-American educators back then.
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The ultimate Lose-Lose situation. Glad I don't live in Chicago.
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So this is what Rahm Emanuel's karma hath wrought. Whoa. That is one bad little dude...
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Its Chicago. Its a union. Therefore, its corrupt. Perfect Democrat.
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If she didn't own three homes we'd all be working 7 days a week, 23 hours a day in dark sweatshops for pennies! Because political revenue stream!!
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She's a Democratic politician. Her words mean nothing. They have no connection to reality.
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Under her Chicago will be known as "Detroit under the Skyway". And with that much weight she may not have enough life expectancy to finish out her first term. There's something really dissonant about an exceptionally fat socialist.
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Michael Moore proved that.
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Nearly unbelievable and hopefully not an omen for what could happen at the national level in 2016.
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There's a hashtag I use on twitter for people like this #LiberalHypocrisy...it fits to a "T" the mentality of the modern Liberal left.
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She's leading in the polls, great! She will give New York a run for it's money in making Chicago the next Detroit. Pop some corn and watch the fun.

When she's elected, the first thing she needs to do is raise taxes for new programs to improve the lot of the poor. Those things always work out well. And penalize businesses for moving out of the city. That will show them. And boost pension benefits for city workers. That will secure the base for a dynasty.
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She's leading in the polls? Bye-bye, Chicago. Nice knowing you.
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Detroit II
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Was it not already on the way to exactly that destination?
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Yeah, it's not like Rahm hasn't done his part to turn Chicago into Detroit writ large.
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