Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to have to work hard to spin this. Chicago is turning into a murder capital. Obama's former chief of staff is running a disaster city, and his strict gun policies are backfiring. He's a disaster. And the only person who doesn't know it is him.
The numbers are dismal. They're appalling. Rahm Emanuel, the ultra liberal anti-gun advocated is running a city that Al Capone would be proud of. His tactics have failed, every policy he has tried to implement is catastrophic. It seems he's cut from exactly the same cloth as his former boss, Chicago community organizer turned warmonger Barack Obama.
In August alone, there were 53 homicides and 224 shot and wounded in Chicago. This comes after the passing of the strictest gun safety laws in Illinois, not to mention in the country. Chicago's gun laws couldn't be more restrictive. But the blood is running down the streets. Rahm Emanuel's policies are a joke. But the joke is on him.
When are the progressives going to wake up to the fact that gun control doesn't work? Emanuel has made a career out of pushing uber leftist policies. He's cut his teeth in Chicago, and built his reputation during Bill Clinton's presidency. He began his "political" career in the Illinois Public Action organization. He's a more less a community organizer too. And it shows.
"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." This comes straight from the mouth of Rahm Emanuel. This is the ultimate mantra of a leftist.
But how to spin the Chicago crisis and not let it go to waste? For someone as maniacal as Emanuel, this shouldn't be too big of a problem. Maybe try more gun control. That has worked so well in the past. Or maybe he'll do what other leftists do when their policies fail. Just ignore them.
Emanuel was elected Mayor of Chicago in February 2011. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done nothing to help a city mired in crime, and riddled with bullets.
Emanuel said in 2012, before enacting gun control legislation,“As somebody who stood by President Clinton’s side to make sure we had a ban on assault weapons, I do not want to see more weapons on the street,” Emanuel said.
Chicago is failing. But the last person who will admit that is Rahm Emanuel. His policies are only intensifying the violence.
He has been dubbed “Mayor 1%” by his enemies for cozying up to corporations, and the “murder mayor” for closing 50 public schools, some of which were in gang-troubled neighborhoods. Also, Chicago “has budget problems and crime problems, problems of inequality and racial division, problems of mutual suspicion and failing schools, of high unemployment and aging infrastructure. And behind it all, special interests so deeply entrenched you need spelunking gear to go after them.”
Emanuel is the "murder mayor." Over this past Labor Day weekend, 11 people were shot and killed and 25 shot and wounded. It's a vicious cycle that shows no sign of lessening. Could it be due to the Chicago corruption? It starts from the top down.
Another dirty Chicago secret is black mob violence. In late August, a police officer had his head bashed in with a baseball bat after responding to a call from an unruly mob.
“No one tried to help him or stop the attack,” said one Chicago police officer. “That happens a lot: Mob violence. No assistance. If anything, most of the people are either participating or encouraging the violence. Not trying to help.”
Where was Rahm Emanuel when this was happening? Probably in the same place President Obama was when Benghazi was happening. He was AWOL. This is not the kind of incident that looks good for a high ranking politician.
But Rahm Emanuel hates to waste a good crisis, so surely he'll be able to work something out. Unless the crisis is your own. And numbers don't lie.