December 14, 2015

RAHM EMANUEL HAS LOST HIS GRIP ON CHICAGO AND WON’T BE RECLAIMING IT, John Kass writes in the Chicago Tribune:

It was kept from public view for months and months, kept hidden until Mayor Rahm Emanuel won re-election with black voter support. But it couldn’t be suppressed forever.

Since the video was released, protesters have taken to the streets, demanding “Rahm Resign” and the mayor became publicly weepy, telling us once again that he wanted to be a Rahm reborn, a better version of himself.

Who knows? Maybe he was hoping to put on that warm and fuzzy campaign sweater — the one he wore when he cut those re-election commercials to announce he’d be a kinder, more reasonable, and less imperious Rahm.

But you can’t play the sweater game twice. And the city can’t forget what he’s done.

So a month later, where is Chicago?

The mayor limps along, weakened, his public approval ratings underwater. New polls say what I’ve told you for weeks: That if the Laquan McDonald video had been made public before Election Day, Rahm would not be mayor today.

That makes people feel as if he’s cheated them. So resentment builds against the mayor most of Chicago never really liked, but feared. And now that he’s been humbled, he’s ripe.

Why would being cheated by a Democrat politician anger Chicago voters at this late date? Of course, if they actually are serious about issuing a course correction, there’s a simple decision they can make next election:

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