Posts in category "Elections"

But Hillary Clinton IS polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious

Hillary Clinton’s “Super Volunteers” have issued warnings to journalists not to use certain words when writing about her.  Among them are: Polarizing Calculating Disingenuous Insincere Ambitious Inevitable Entitled Over confident Secretive Will do anything to win Represents the past Out of touch “You are on notice that we will be watching, reading, listening and protesting... Read more »

Chicago's only salvation: A Detroit-like bankruptcy

Wait, I thought only the Republican Party was being torn asunder by a rift between the establishment middle and the fringe. That impression was nailed down, again, last week by the embarrassing fracture among House Republicans over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. But don’t forget last Tuesday’s Chicago primary in which incumbent Rahm... Read more »

Chicago election eve wisdom

You can always count on authentic Chicago observer Patrick Hickey to nail it. In this piece, he joins the astute Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in calling on Chicagoans to vote in the Chicago election for someone other than incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel. They both reason that Emanuel needs a reminder that his re-election is... Read more »
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Poll: When will we see the first TV ad in the 2016 presidential campaign?

Ye gods, we just finished the mid-term elections and the talk about the 2016 presidential election already is in full swing. Tuned in MSNBC this morning and they already were jabbering about that 2016 race. They even had a poll about the potential candidates: Stop it! So, you know that political TV ads won’t be... Read more »

Democracy sucks

How else, other than democracy sucks, to explain the horrendous state of Chicago and Illinois. How else to explain the seemingly ho-hum attitude (see John Kass’ eloquent column) toward former IRS executive Lois Lerner’s missing two (yes, two!) years of emails and the oh-so coincidental hard drive crash to some of the people who received... Read more »

Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama in 2016

A bumper sticker for Hillary Clinton for president and Michelle Obama for vice president in 2016. Yikes! Apparently, it’s an old story, but someone already is spending the money printing bumper stickers. What else is being done? Order my new historical novel, Madness: The War of 1812, from Amazon  To subscribe to the Barbershop, type your email address... Read more »
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What's New York Mayor Bloomberg's millions doing in the election to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Buying the election, that’s what. You’d think that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s south suburban and Kankakee district has become a New York City borough from the way that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spreading around campaign contributions there. Reports Huff Post Politics: WASHINGTON — Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has... Read more »

Marco Rubio, the GOP's foam party candidate

Marco Rubio, the popular Republican senator from Florida and often-mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate, said a foam party set him straight and on the path to marry his now wife, Jeanette. As reported in a December, 2012 GQ magazine interview: GQ: You’re the first senator I’ve ever spoken to who had a transformative life... Read more »

Just how much taxes should the rich pay to be fair?

There are few good answers What’s fair? Upon that question revolved a presidential election and the economic future of America. What’s not fair, we’re told, is rich people not paying higher taxes. But no one seems able to say just how much more they should cough up. The fairness argument won President Barack Obama re-election... Read more »
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Mel Reynolds Got Out of Jail In 2001, compliments of Bill Clinton. Why?

Carol Felsenthal asks the question in ChicagoMag.com. Why, indeed?
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