Skip to comments.Can't We Just Let the People Decide on Rahm Emanuel?
Posted on 01/25/2011 9:14:19 AM PST by jfd1776
As soon as Mayor Richard M. Daley announced his retirement, Washington D.C. resident Rahm Emanuel handed a resignation letter to his boss, packed his bags, and headed back to Chicago.
Throughout the ensuing battle to enforce the Illinois election code, the Rahm Emanuel for Mayor campaign has been chanting the slogan Let the People Decide! They collected enough signatures; surely that should be enough. A pesky little thing like not being a Chicago resident for half of the statutory requirement of one year shouldnt be a roadblock if a majority of the people of Chicago living, dead, and fictional vote to make him their Mayor, right?
There are only a few problems with this position, issues that would be obvious elsewhere, but people are so unaccustomed to following the law in Illinois, they havent even entered the minds of some of our politicians and commentators.
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Of course, it ain't over yet...
Election law - doesn’t apply to dems - see barak, lautenberg, others
No, the people in Chicago are either too stupid or don’t care enough about their masters (politicians) to decide on anything but by a 90% vote.
The real irony is that if the shoe were on the other foot, Mr. Emanuel would be using this tactic to disqualify every opposing candidate he could.
The law is clear. “The people” decided a long time ago.
The people did decide. Through their elected officials, they put in the requirement years ago, thus deciding.
Words mean things. Laws are comprised of words. If the ballerina wants to run, he should have moved to Chicago a year earlier. Let's all send him a big dead-fish salute (pfffttttt) for his campaign....
The US is a nation of laws - Barry Soetoro
According to these snakes you don’t have to be a citizen of the U.S. to run for president so why would you have to be a citizen of Chicago to run for mayor?
He needs to call Murkowski to learn how to get elected when you aren’t on the ballot...
You know, I visited Chicago a couple of times and I intended to live there each time I visited. Why, I think I might even have accientally left a pair of dirty underwear in a drawer while I visited. That should count as intent, right?
Therefore, I think I should be allowed to run for mayor too, and more importantly, I think the voters should be allowed to decide! After all, election laws are stupid and are made to be broken or ignored, at least made to be broken or ignored by ruthless elitist “Progressive” DimRats at any rate. Uh, on second thought, I guess I’m not qualified to run after all.
[ No, the people in Chicago are either too stupid or dont care enough about their masters (politicians) to decide on anything but by a 90% vote. ]
Yeah, they need an enlighted “rancher” to herd the cows...
The rancher seems to have built a strong stockade.