Get ready: Women of color will change Chiraq!

Chicago’s new mayor, Lori Lightfoot

I won’t hold my breath. The “Chicago Way” has been around for a looooong time and is not going away anytime soon.

But if you believe the “women of color” now in charge of Chiraq hold the power to make a serious difference in that sh*thole, get to Vegas and place a bet!

The power to make a difference doesn’t depend upon your skin color, it depends upon your policies. Yet when it comes to liberal strongholds, apparently race is all that matters to some elections.

As reported by the Chicago Tribune:

As Lori Lightfoot completed her ascension Monday from a long-shot candidate to Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay mayor, the former federal prosecutor stood in front of thousands at a crowded arena and vowed to fundamentally transform a city government that for months has operated under the cloud of an ongoing federal public corruption investigation.

Moments after placing her hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, Lightfoot bluntly promised to restore integrity to a city government and City Council that has at times been hobbled by allegations against some of its highest-ranking members. Her fiery speech drew numerous standing ovations from a raucous crowd, but also potentially set the stage for future conflict with aldermen as they prepare to jointly tackle some of the city’s other lingering problems — massive budget shortfalls and endemic violent crime.

“For years, they’ve said Chicago ain’t ready for reform. Well, get ready because reform is here,” Lightfoot said in her inaugural address. “I campaigned on change, you voted for change, and I plan to deliver change to our government. That means restoring trust in our city’s government and finally bringing some real integrity to the way this city works.”

During an approximately half-hour speech, Lightfoot drew from Chicago poet Gwendolyn Brooks and called for citywide unity in addressing public safety, education, financial stability and “integrity” — a reference to Chicago’s infamous corruption.

“Our challenges can only be solved if we face them together,” Lightfoot said. “We cannot fail. We will not fail. We are Chicago.”

Lightfoot also drew a standing ovation when she noted that the election of Melissa Conyears-Ervin as treasurer and Anna Valencia as clerk marks the first time Chicago’s three citywide positions are held by women of color.

“Children who look like me and come from families like mine shouldn’t have to beat the odds to get an education, pursue their passions, or build a family,” Lightfoot said. “Black and brown kids, low-income kids, every kid in this city should grow up knowing they can pursue anything, they can love anyone — that’s my Chicago dream.”

In addition to the daunting challenge of cleaning up City Hall, Lightfoot’s administration will confront chronic gun violence, neighborhood disinvestment and segregation, and a first-year budget shortfall estimated by the outgoing administration at more than $700 million though it’s expected to be even worse.

City cops and firefighters need new contracts, and the Chicago Teachers Union already has threatened a strike in the fall. And the Chicago Police Department will navigate a federal consent decree aimed at overhauling how the city’s historically troubled force operates.

Throughout her speech, Lightfoot promised to confront the city’s toughest subjects and highlighted Chicago’s historical ingenuity.

On crime, Lightfoot said there’s “no higher calling than restoring safety and peace in our neighborhoods” and promised to develop a more proactive strategy against violence.

“People cannot and should not live in neighborhoods that resemble a war zone,” Lightfoot said. “Enough of the shootings. Enough of the guns. Enough of the violence.”

Read the whole story here.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Hey, don’t underestimate “woman of color” Lori Lightfoot. She’s also “gay”! We all know Chicago’s crime and homicide rates will plummet because gangsters and shooters will just shrivel up and die with the triple whammy of a black female lesbian mayor. /Sarc

William
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William

“Children who look like me and come from families like mine shouldn’t have to beat the odds to get an education, pursue their passions, or build a family,” Why would they want to beat the odds? The odds are decidedly in their favor. A half hour of empty rhetoric. She will succeed however, the final nail in the coffin of a once-great city, it will descend into complete chaos. And that’s the real objective. Lori dear, don’t use “ain’t” in your inaugural address. Imagine if Trump did that. But I guess lesbian negresses can get away with it. But do… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

I wish he-she luck and the City of Chicago, the city has been “forgotten” for so long I doubt if the new mayor will accomplish anything. Give it time to settle, action not blablabla, and Chicago will give way to a new homeless city. And to quote fellow Jackie Puppet on another post, ”any semblance of America as we once knew will most likely be gone”.

Sanders
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Sanders

Baltimore says, “hi”.

Captain America
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Captain America

I wonder how her Amazonian white spouse feels about her racism.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, well, congratulations Chicago. You may as well send the police home. Everything is finally under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Watertender
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Watertender

A Shithead in charge of a Shithole. Poetic Justice? Irony? Or just plain STOOPID??

Jackie Puppet
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Now, now, now, nobody’s giving her a chance… 🤭 Just you wait – violent crime WILL go down! But that’s because there will be even less police reports filed in the wake of the consent decree that the former Ballerina-in Chief Rahm (Tiny Dancer) Emanuel agreed to with former AG Lynch. As much as the police couldn’t stand Rahm, there’s even more resentment toward Lightfoot based on her past getting some cops fired. I remember talking a year or so ago with an elderly black guy I used to chat with once a week while at work, and we both… Read more »

Tannhauser
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Tannhauser

Skin color does not mean shit when the streets of Chiraq are ankle deep in red!

Jackie Puppet
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s security chief co-authored plan to bring in National Guard to fight crime https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lori-lightfoot-security-detail-20190522-story.html This won’t make a bit bit of difference, except to make it easier to implement martial law. The proposal, which was first publicized in news reports in 2017, called for deploying 4,000 to 8,000 National Guard troops to parts of the South and West sides. Many street and alley entrances and exits to neighborhoods such as Englewood were to be blocked off, with troops posted at the unblocked streets from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. to stand watch, according to the report. That… Read more »

TrailDust
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Do the voters of Chicago know how disgraceful they are with a mayor like this?

Alma
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Alma

I don’t care whether the woman is black, white, Latino, Indian or lesbian, what is needed is a strong character person to take care of crime, children, education, poverty, someone that HAS BEEN THERE and MADE IT, someone that can give the neighborhoods a sense of ownership, dignity and worth, ALL FOR THE PEOPLE

AvaJ
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AvaJ

Never forget…”they” own all the ponies in the race. She will be just another one of their shills. Too much money and power involved…Chicago will never be free of the nwo stronghold on it. Also, the city is loaded with illegals/immigrants drawing public assistance and are easily led and most likely won’t be rebelling any time soon. There was a time this was a great city but like most large cities, has been taken over by the controllers and slowly strangled to death.

ripp
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ripp

The liberal bastion has to be changed? Why on Earth would they need to do that? People in Venezuela wanted socialism and they got it. What’s the problem?

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