Fox News reports:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he is not seeking re-election for a third term amid withering criticism over his administration’s policies and a soaring violent crime rate in the Windy City.
“As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I’ve decided not to seek re-election,” Emanuel said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime.”
Emanuel would have run for re-election to a third term in November 2019.
Emanuel is an Obama acolyte. He has served as mayor since 2011. He generally has been well received in corrupt Chicago by being a very liberal Democrat. But he finally reached the end of his political rope, which led to his announcement.
What happened? Well, in response to the increasing violence in his city Emanuel committed political heresy by blaming a lack of morals in black and hispanic neighborhoods for the recent surge in violent crime above an already sky-high level.
And while Emanuel is absolutely correct, the bottomless hysteria over his comment was predictable. And you can be sure that his decision to quit is a direct result. Fox News reported in August:
Emanuel … who is facing growing calls to resign from members of his own party, urged locals to “be a neighbor” and “speak up” to help law enforcement pursue killers, gang members and drug dealers.
This was just his first gaffe when he suggested that blacks help law enforcement by abandoning their ‘no snitch’ policy under which blacks refuse to cooperate with police (refuse to “snitch” on each other).
‘No snitch’ is an essential part of the fabric of modern black urban culture and it obviously leads to more crime. After all if cops have no information about crime then crime is going to flourish. If police can’t identify bad people then bad people are going to flourish.
Emanuel then went further into sacrilege by suggesting something that is simply common sense. Notice how carefully he speaks:
“This may not be politically correct, but I know the power of what faith and family can do. … Our kids need that structure. … I am asking … that we also don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong.”
“If we’re going to solve this … we’ve got to have a real discussion. … Parts of the conversation cannot be off-limits because it’s not politically comfortable. … We are going to discuss issues that have been taboo in years past because they are part of the solution. … We also have a responsibility to help nurture character. It plays a role. Our kids need that moral structure in their lives. And we cannot be scared to have this conversation.”
Notice how carefully Emanuel tiptoed around the fact that that black cultures in American cities have been decimated by 50 years of liberal control but that no liberals are willing to say it since blacks have traditionally voted more than 90% Democrat.
Notice that he suggests correctly that faith and family and personal responsibility would help black America naturally, but is shouted down because those ideas are “too conservative”. Fox News reports:
Critics quickly called him out for what they dubbed tone-deaf comments, in which he seemed to be blaming the victims.
Shari Runner, former president and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, deemed the remarks insensitive. “I cannot see the victims of racist policies and bigoted practices shamed by anyone who says they need to do better or be better in their circumstance. I won’t accept it,” Runner said
Kwame Raoul, a Democratic state senator who is running for Illinois attorney general, took a similar view. “I think for the mayor to make a generalization about a community is more than just misspoken,” Raoul said, “it’s outright wrong,”
And so black America will continue to spiral down as it follows the Democrats into Venezuela-like oblivion. Fox News further reported:
Raoul believes curbing Chicago’s crime rate isn’t a simple matter of neighbors ratting out one another. “We have communities that have not been invested in. We have communities where mental health services have been depleted. … What does one expect to evolve from these communities if you don’t invest in these communities and you don’t invest in the children within those communities?”
This is a total myth that black communities somehow have not been “invested in”. Nikitas3.com calculates that in the last 60 years that black America has been given more than $100 TRILLION (yes, “trillion” with a ‘T’) in government handouts on the federal, state and local level, private charity, free college scholarships, affirmative action job preferences and in-kind services.
That would be the equivalent of $1.66 trillion per year, which sounds like a perfectly reasonable guess in a $21 trillion national economy. And if blacks cannot do better with this vast gift of wealth then it is their own damned fault.
Fox News reports about the violence in Chicago:
If something meaningful doesn’t change soon, many fear, the violence will continue to escalate.
No, friends, nothing is going to change and the violence is going to continue to escalate. And they will blame white people and the NRA and gun owners and president Trump and the Ku Klux Klan and Rahm Emanuel and everyone else. But never themselves. Never.
This is a central behavior of the left – always blame someone else when a problem arises like Hillary blaming everyone but herself for her loss. Meanwhile look at this nonsense from The Chicago Tribune:
Illinois State Police on Monday arrested around a dozen anti-violence protesters who were trying to march onto the Kennedy Expressway near O’Hare International Airport.
About 60 protesters were met by dozens of state troopers who lined the Cumberland Avenue entrance ramp to Interstate 90. … Police told the protesters to turn around, and march organizer the Rev. Gregory Livingston replied, “We understand. No.” Protesters then chanted “Ain’t nobody going to turn us around.”
A 38-year-old from Edgewater, held a sign that read “Dear Rahm, Do more 4 the South & West Sides or Resign Now.”
“We need to bring attention to the vast inequalities between the North Side and the South Side,” said Cook, who said he wished Monday’s protest was bigger.
This is typical Chicago socialism. Protest! That will sure fix the problem, right?
Wrong. This crisis has been building on 50 years of Democrat mis-rule of black America. Black jobs, black churches, black families and black hopes have all been destroyed by decades of secular, anything-goes liberalism.
Blacks were told that the government would take care of them. And it did so generously. And look at the result.
How about a new approach like conservatism? It will produce immediate results. Under 10 years of conservatism the problems would be largely solved.