Anyone that knows me is very aware that I like to discuss politics. Even when other people don’t want to. Since I have been blogging, I have gone after Democrats and Republicans. National and local. Also, I have been unfriended by people on Facebook.
Last week, my wife asked me why I haven’t gotten involved in politics. I told her that I don’t want to take six showers a day cleaning off the dirt that goes along with that racket.
I was asked that question because she notices that I grumble at the TV every time the news comes on.
I’m fed up with the current political system in Illinois. Howard Beale fed up. I honestly do not know what to do. Every day I turn on the news and hear a story about a politician who has been arrested, indicted or caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
Two years ago, Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor. Since then, he has done alot of things that would give the most ardent Republican a hard-on. He closed government facilities, picked fights with unions and announced the partial closing of the Red Line.
The worst part, he barely set foot in the black community and got an overwhelming amount of the black vote. Mainly, because he concocted an alleged endorsement from President Barack Obama. Most thought that “If my president says he’s alright…then he must be alright.”
Currently, most people who voted for Rahm Emanuel probably want that day back. But then again, most people couldn’t name everyone who was on the ballot.
In that same election, most of the alderman who voted for the parking meter deal were also re-elected. That is something to think about next you’re at cursing at yourselves when you pay minimum wage just to park downtown. Even some of the alderman who voted for it wishes that they could have that day back.
Last year, Derrick Smith took a bribe from an undercover federal agent. He got kicked out of the General Assembly only to be re-elected several months later.
Don’t get me started on Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandi.
State Senator Donne Trotter once voted no on concealed carry. Then he tried to board an airplane with a concealed firearm. He had the nerve to say that he needed the firearm for his part time job as a security guard with All points Security and Detective, Inc. I am from South Shore. I grew up near 71st street two blocks east of the All points Security and Detective, Inc. I have never seen that place open for business. I could be wrong about that but I doubt it.
Don’t forget about the comments made by Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez made on “60 Minutes”. A lot of people were shocked but probably can’t name the person who ran against her.
At this point in time, I strongly believe that a wet blanket could run for political office. As long as the wet blanket was backed by the Democratic Party, the blanket would probably run unopposed in an election. The blanket could probably beat a Republican at this point.
From social media, to the barbershops and hair salons, people bitch and moan about the politicians in this state. It doesn’t look good when three of them (Trotter, Smith, Ford) were arrested in the past six months, were sworn into in the general assembly last week.
I guess people get what they vote for. When that happens, do you blame the corrupt politicians? Or do they find the nearest mirror to look into to find the solution to the problem. I wish it was that easy.