Identity politics wins in Chiraq: First black female and openly gay mayor elected

Chicago’s mayor-elect, Lori Lightfoot

Apparently body parts and sexual preference are the real qualifiers for seeking public office.

This week Chiraq elected demorat Lori Lightfoot as their next mayor. According to the AP, Lightfoot “campaigned on ridding Chicago’s government of corruption.”

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

About Chiraq’s new mayor, from Wikipedia:

“Lori Elaine Lightfoot (born August 4, 1962) is an American politician who is currently the mayor-elect of Chicago. She has worked in private legal practice as a partner at Mayer Brown, and held various government positions in the city of Chicago, most notably as former President of the Chicago Police Board.

Lightfoot first entered the public sector as Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. She cites several reasons for entering public service, including a desire to represent the African-American community, a sense of injustice based on the murder of a family member by a Ku Klux Klan member in the 1920s, and her older brother’s struggles with the law.

While working as a federal prosecutor, Lightfoot assisted with Operation Silver Shovel, an FBI investigation into Chicago corruption. She helped to convict alderman Virgil Jones. Lightfoot was issued a warning for misconduct by judge Richard Posner in a case in which she was found by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to have misled a United States Circuit Judge regarding a suspect’s whereabouts, making it impossible for the judge to stay the suspect’s extradition to Norway. Lightfoot and the Justice Department at the time disputed this characterization of her actions.

In 2002, Lightfoot was appointed chief administrator of the Chicago Police Department Office of Professional Standards, a now-defunct governmental police oversight group, by Mayor Richard M. Daley. She held the position for two years. In the position, she was charged with investigating possible cases of police misconduct, including police shootings of civilians. However, a Chicago Tribune report found that the Office of Professional Standards’ investigations often lacked thoroughness. Lightfoot says her recommendations for disciplinary action were often rejected by the police department.”

Chicago voted overwhelmingly for Lightfoot as she received almost 74% of the votes, yet voter turnout was an almost historic low.

I don’t live I Chiraq so I don’t have skin in their game. But good luck to y’all who believe that a “progessive” – with a career spent almost entirely in the government sector (a brief stint in private law practice) – is going to be that “independent” leader who can magically end corruption in Chicago.

I won’t hold my breath.

DCG

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Lana
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Lana

“…She cites several reasons for entering public service, including a desire to represent the African-American community, a sense of injustice based on the murder of a family member by a Ku Klux Klan member in the 1920s, and her older brother’s struggles with the law.”

So she entered public service because of something that happened a hundred years ago? and that her brother is a criminal? Another Marilyn Mosbey or Stephanie Rawlings Blake I assume.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Ha, ha, ha, she stole that bit from you know who. It’s a black “holocaust”. “It dem White Devils! Dey made Jamal cop dat TV.

William
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William

They have a right to cop TV’s or anything else. I’m pretty sure it’s in the constitution somewhere. Ya know, cuz slavery ‘n shit

Brian Heinz
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Brian Heinz

Good post DCG they will never get the corruption out of that city its just like Memphis the croup back the croup and keep the real leaders out that could actually make a difference. Political cronies as usual you have to display the whole thing in public for all to see and that aint going to happen.

William
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William

Lori Lightfoot, coming into office with high hopes to rid Chicago politics of corruption. At least she has a sense of humor. Might as well say she’s going to bail out Lake Michigan with a coffee cup. I didn’t know they were having an “election”. I guess Rahm got called back to finish his service with the IDF

Howie Doin
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Hey! Lets us not elect someone based on their credentials or talent, let us elect someone because they are black and gay! That will help the situation!

Mistears Mom
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Mistears Mom

Chicago was once ruled by the mafia – now its the blacks. Same same. If you have never watched “The Wire” you should.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I predicted the other day that it could get worse. Hey, it’s Chicago.

She’ll be a perfect match for the State’s Attorney, Foxx. And you thought Rwanda was bad. It’ll be “Zulu Dawn” down at the liquor store.

People better get out quick!

Jackie Puppet
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Actually, Kim Foxx used to be the chief of staff for the other candidate, Toni Preckwinkle. Toni’s still the C(r)ook County Board President. Lightfoot’s obviously got more legal experience than Foxx.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

“Well ya sees Andy it like dis. It all related to taxes. Dey call it “Da Freedom o’ da Seas”. If’n ya’ don pay yo’ taxes dey seize yo’ ass and put ya’ where ya’ don’ got no freedom”. (Roscoe P. Calhoun).

Jubilation T Cornpone
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Jubilation T Cornpone

Do dat be the brutha of Algonquin J Calhoun?

Steven Broiles
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The days of giving a newly minted politician are over: This woman ran on the platform that she was qualified BECAUSE she is a woman, she is a lesbian and she is African-American. These incidental things are NOT qualifications to be elected dog-catcher. But I get it: The people there are dead from the neck up. But your article here mentions an interesting fact: She was elected with “74% of the vote,” although that vote count was “low.” The same thing happened here in NYC with the reelection of our own “Kaiser Wilhelm,” Bill Deblasio, real name Warren Wilhelm. So… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Chicago’s Taxpayer Burden is -$36,000, Chicago is a Sinkhole City without enough assets to cover its debt. Chicago only has $9.5 billion of assets available to pay bills totaling $42 billion. Good grief, that’s all Chiraq needed, a lesbian mayor, so help’m God!

AvaJ
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AvaJ

They own ALL the ponies in the race. It’s hopeless…just another puppet of theirs. A once great city destroyed by them. Overrun with illegals too.

kjf
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kjf

At least she isn’t an it acting like a she…

William
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William

Well, not that we know of

William
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William

“Apparently body parts and sexual preference are the real qualifiers for seeking public office.” Well, yeah. I mean what else is there? Convictions, integrity, actual positions? (Except for eliminating corruption that is. Good plan, Lori Lightfoot) That’s all so 20th century. And not “preference”, but “born this way”. Born this way. It’s “genetic”. Even I know that

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

She hit the trifecta. Queer. Check. Female. Check. Black Check. Plus Demoncrat. Hope that works out well for the murder capital of America.

Jackie Puppet
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I remember talking with an old black guy a few days after she threw her hat in the ring, that she would probably win because of the divershitty trifucta. He’s got a son who’s a Chicago cop.

Even though she used to work with the police, doesn’t mean they like her. They can’t stand her.

Now there will be even less response to violent crimes, because of the consent decree that Ballerina-in-Chief Rahm Emanuel agreed to with Obama’s DoJ, the body-cam policy, and her attitude towards police in general, as evidenced by her working to get many fired via misconduct.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I’ve had stuff like that happen to me too. I’m afraid, my friend, that Chicago has more than an average reputation for stuff like this. Why do you think Barry Soetoro made it home plate?

Some places you get away with speeding. Other’s murder.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

My dad was ill w/chest pains on a cross-country train trip I took him on. I knew that the most logical place to stop was Cook Co. Chicago…..Amtrak could NOT radio for medical help (as I’ found out through inquiry) and could ONLY let us off at a stop of our choosing. I was devastated with the choice, and instead, canvased the population of the train to try and find a Dr…which I did, and whom graciously attended my dad and thought it was not more serious than bursitis…..I always carry a broad spectrum med when traveling, and we started… Read more »

Nanky52
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Follow the most ey… Soros money behind her…just like Kim Foxx, $400K from Soros scources..