Even though on Inauguration Day Obama is taking one last taxpayer-funded ride on Air Force 1, he has made it perfectly clear he’s not going anywhere, and he’s certainly not leaving the Washington stage as other past presidents have done.
Chicago is the country’s most-glaring example of what I have called the “Ferguson effect.” Chicago officers have cut back drastically on proactive policing under the onslaught of criticism from the Black Lives Matter movement and its political and media enablers.
It shouldn’t be too hard to look at a place such as Chicago and ask: “Does Rahm Emanuel really act in your interest?” The answer is obviously not. Crime, corruption, dysfunctional schools, unsatisfactory public services from transit to sanitation: There’s a great deal of fertile ground for Republicans and conservatives there.
The Republican Party has become essentially irrelevant. It now exists to ensure the consultants are well paid; but unlike its Dem. opposition, the Repubs. haven't learned how to use the media, social platforms, protests, micro-targeting and organization to back up candidates.
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us, which was formed to lobby Congress to pass amnesty legislation, sent a letter signed by 100 Chicago high-tech execs to the IL GOP congressional delegation calling for immigration reform legislation that would increase high-tech visas.
George Soros and the Obama administration are donating to a Chicago-based nonprofit group that is working to enroll prison inmates into insurance policies under Obamacare.
A recent town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. A preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings.