Will a progressive Mayor Lightfoot move the Obama Center out of Jackson Park?

She should, if she wants to be considered a true progressive. She'd also pen a Community Benefits Agreement to ensure the Obama Center shares jobs and contracts with the depressed nearby neighborhoods.

A few true progressives from the start have objected to the gigantic structure' site in historic, lakefront Jackson Park. But too many have abandoned their

Obama's Menhir on the Lake

Obama's Menhir on the Lake

principles in the face of President Barack Obama's egocentric demand that precious parkland be set aside for his 22-story Pantheon.

And what happen to Obama, the Chicago community organizer who labored year ago on the South Side? As a community organizer, wouldn't he have demanded a similar agreement from a private interest that was eyeing a take-over of public land in the neighborhood?

In truth, most of Chicago's progressive community has bended its knee in order to please Obama and his legacy. The progressives and the Chicago power structure have left it to me, a right-of-center commentator, to help uphold their principles.

I'm generally not in favor of Community Benefits Agreements. But where are   the social justice warriors who say they stand for the dispossessed and marginalized?

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    What legacy? I think Donald Trump took care of that already.

  • In reply to Greg Kurtz:

    Not one person in Obama's cabinet and administration was indicted.

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    In reply to Aquinas wired:

    .....because the media was too busy covering for them the same way they attack Trump but thanks for playing.

  • I hope she's does.

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