Posts tagged "Chicago Democratic Machine"

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum
Real Democrats aren’t afraid of leaving the vote up to the people. And that is why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the other oligarchs will never be confused with being as such. You see what “our Democrats” do is deny the public their right to weigh in on matters of public importance by using a... Read more »

Politics: One Draft After Another

Politics: One Draft After Another
Politics: One Draft After Another I must have one Political draft after another that are pretty much ready to go, yet, been unable to pull the trigger of late. And for that I must apologize to my regular readers and feel I must offer an explanation. Politics, by its very nature, is contentious. And while... Read more »

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore The Non-Reform Reformer

Chicago Alderman Joe Moore The Non-Reform Reformer
Apparently Chicago Alderman Joe Moore is the non-reform reformer after a Rogers Park Ward Office worker reported to him via email that she saw an intern labeling political fliers in the alderman’s taxpayer-funded office and told him “You don’t need a scandal over something so completely avoidable!” Ironically the one thing that was more than... Read more »
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Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In
The infamous Mell fait accompli is complete as Jaime Andrade is sworn in as successor to Deb Mell’s state representative seat in the Illinois Legislature. Of course everyone and their mothers (dead or alive) were keenly aware that this was nothing more than a foregone conclusion in a state that has elevated “in your face”... Read more »

Preckwinkle and Emanuel Sabotaged METRA

Preckwinkle and Emanuel Sabotaged METRA
The details behind the METRA Scandal just keep coming out. And those details illustrate how the Chicago Democratic Machine continues to operate under the radar and how past assertions by political observers that machine politics were dead has been (to borrow a phrase) “greatly exaggerated” by them. The fact is the Democratic Machine is not... Read more »

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python
Update: According to the Springfield State Journal Register Patrick Collins has had to withdraw from investigating Metra due to a potential conflict of interest at the law firm where he is a partner. So much for whom I thought would be the best person to investigate the political and patronage shenanigans at Metra, eh? But... Read more »
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Cicero The Time Has Come To Throw The Bums Out

Cicero The Time Has Come To Throw The Bums Out
One of the most watched elections will soon be upon us and it involves a town that has had a very cozy relationship with not only the Chicago Democratic Machine but the Illinois Combine and the Mob. Now some would think that these three entities are separate from one another but in reality they are... Read more »

Political Ideology Way Too Overrated and Misunderstood

Political Ideology Way Too Overrated and Misunderstood
Voters tend to believe in political ideology much more than those who are actually running for office. Naturally candidates will more often than not say whatever they must in order to get elected and worry about their promises later. Oh well, that is politics I suppose. Still, finding a candidate to believe in can be... Read more »