Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago; 221 killed in Iraq, and Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire United States. Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago!
Chicago politicians of late:
President of the United States of America:
Barack Hussein Obama (Democrat)
Senator: Dick Durbin (Democrat)
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. (Democrat)
Governor: Pat Quinn (Democrat)
House leader: Mike Madigan (Democrat)
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (Democrat) [daughter of Mike]
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel (Democrat)
Past Mayors: The notorious Richard Daleys (Democrats); father and son who both served as Chicago mayors for a combined period of 43 years. They were considered to have run the most corrupt political machine in the nation’s history.
Deputy Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard Daley: Valerie Jarrett (Democrat); born in Shiraz, Iran, is presently serving as Senior Advisor to President Obama.
Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Rod Blagojevich (Democrat) [presently in prison for extortion and racketeering]
Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Daniel Walker (Democrat) [sentenced to four years imprisonment for bank fraud, three years for perjury, and probation for false financial statements]
Past Illinois Governor from Chicago: Otto Kerner (Democrat) [convicted on 17 counts of mail fraud, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges]
Past U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Mel Reynolds (Democrat) [convicted and was imprisoned on 12 counts of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography… also was convicted and imprisoned for 15 counts of bank fraud and lying to SEC investigators. Bill Clinton commuted the sentence for bank fraud and released Reynolds early]
Past U.S. Congressman from Chicago: Dan Rostenkowski (Democrat) [convicted and imprisoned for corruption and mail fraud]
The leadership in Illinois; House and Senate: all Democrats.
The Chicago school system is rated as one of the worst in the country, but the teachers are the highest paid with a very strong union. (Arne Duncan served as Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer from June 2001 to Dec. 2008, when Barack Obama appointed him to the post of U.S. Secretary of Education… a post that he still holds).
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.
There is more; much more, but I think that you get the picture!
And they can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois; this is his background.
And he is going to fix Washington politics for us?
WHAT A MESS!
The founders would have been done by now!