Tonight's City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Lenny McAllister, one of five Republican Primary Candidates in the February 26, 2013 2nd CD Republican Primary. The show airs across the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV]. McAllister addresses, among other issues, what should be done about the fact that only 20% of the black kids in the 4th grade in the Chicago Public School are reading at grade level. McAllister also addresses what and who is killing jobs, especially for black residents in the 2nd CD. You can watch McAllister here.
Also, this week's suburban edition of "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz" features 2nd CD Democratic Primary candidate Patrick Brutus, The show airs tonight and Wednesday night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable
on Ch. 19 in Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Deerfield, Bannockburn, Northfield, Lincolnshire and Ft. Sheridan.
A big deal that Preckwinkle endorsed 2nd CD candidate State Senator Toi Hutchinson last week? Of course not, nobody cares much about what Preckwinkle thinks about the 2nd CD. Why should they? As if Preckwinkle would know anything about the 2nd Congressional District or the issues important to that race. Does anybody think the Cook County Board President has any ideas about how to improve economic development, the job outlook, education performance, the federal tax structure, federal government spending, federal deficits and debt levels, the situations in Iran, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and our foreign relations with such countries and how to stop terrorism?
Unlikely. Preckwinkle doesn't know a thing about such matters. She never has come close to thinking about such issues, let alone running for such an office. Would Preckwinkle know what to do to stop crazies from getting access to guns and shooting innocents, how to stop bad guys from killing hard working residents, how to make sure black and brown kids of low income parents learn how to read at grade level in the CPS and how to make sure government doesn't kill job opportunities for minorities?
Of course not, if she did--Preckwinkle might have done something about such matters when she was a long time Chicago alderman and Chicago public school teacher. But her record is bereft of such accomplishments. And, if she had any thoughts or done anything of note recently on these matters, Cook County wouldn't be the one of the mega murder counties of the world with a lousy education and job record for minorities.
No, no, no., rather than pay attention to Cook County Board President Preckwinkle's muddled musings on the 2nd CD Democratic Primary, you should watch Patrick Brutus, one of 16 candidates in the February 26, 2013 2nd CD Democratic Primary. You can watch candidate Brutus debate and discuss economic development, job growth, school choice, gun control and much more with show host Jeff Berkowitz when you watch 2nd Cong. District Democratic Candidate Brutus here.
I wonder what Cook County Board President Preckwinkle and her 2nd CD endorsed candidate have to say about the low literacy rate for black 4th graders in the CPS and the low employment rates for black residents in the 2nd CD. Nothing. Apparently nothing. That's why nobody cares what Preckwinkle has to say about the 2nd CD primaries. She is as irrelevant to that race as free snow to an Eskimo in winter.
Oh, I forgot. Somebody does care about what Preckwinkle has to say about the 2nd CD Democratic Primary. That would be CLTV show host Paul Lisnek and his guest, Chicago Tribune columnist Rick Pearson, appearing on last night's episode of Politics Tonight. They seemed to think Preckwinkle's endorsement of Hutchinson was a great big deal and a real slap in the face of Robin Kelly, who was chief administrative officer for Preckwinkle. They seemed to think it was all about Preckwinkle trying to stop a Halvorson win because Halvorson doesn't seem to favor as much gun control as the other front runners and Preckwinkle seems to think Hutchinson has a better chance at beating Halvorson than Kelly.
Is Preckwinkle right? Not about anything related to the 2nd CD races. Preckwinkle's musings are completely irrelevant to the 2nd CD. That's the take away, here. Sure, Hutchinson could win or Kelly could win. But what happens won't be affected by the endorsement pick of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. You can take that to the bank and collect interest.