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A Victory for Democracy
Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 28, 2011 | Editors

Posted on 01/28/2011 12:53:43 PM PST by PBRCat

To exclude Emanuel, to throw him off the ballot because he had the temerity to go to Washington to serve the president, would have been an outrage against this inclusive spirit of democracy. And, according to Thursday’s slap-down of the state Appellate Court’s Monday ruling, it would have tossed out 150 years of settled residency law.

We have defended Emanuel’s right to be on the ballot in two earlier editorials, leading some to question whether we would have so forcefully run to the defense of a less prominent candidate.

In truth, probably not, though the same legal and common-sense arguments would apply.

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; courts; elections; emanuel
Have your barf bag ready. . .
1 posted on 01/28/2011 12:53:44 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

Following “The Law” is just no excuse!


2 posted on 01/28/2011 12:55:08 PM PST by Mr. K (Empty, Stupid Happy Talk is NOT 'Reaganesque'!)
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To: PBRCat

And World War II was a Victory for Nazism.


3 posted on 01/28/2011 12:56:48 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (SOTU? How about STFU?)
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To: Mr. K

“No Controlling Legal Authority” comes to mind....


4 posted on 01/28/2011 12:57:13 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: PBRCat

Judges that don’t want to wake up with their pets heads is a victory for democracy.


5 posted on 01/28/2011 12:57:20 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: PBRCat

How can we complain about a so-called “Court” allowing Rahm Emanuel to run for mayor, even though he is NOT a Chicage resident, when his boss, Hussein Obama, who does not even have a US Birth Certificate, is President? At least Rahm HAS a Birth Certificate!


6 posted on 01/28/2011 12:57:30 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: PBRCat

Well, at least they are openly admitting their favoritism now.


7 posted on 01/28/2011 12:59:02 PM PST by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: PBRCat

It’s aother Democrat WTF.


8 posted on 01/28/2011 12:59:58 PM PST by hflynn
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To: PBRCat

Well I hate to say it but if there were only two real contenders and the vote was close and the two were Mosely-Braun and Rahm I’d vote for Rahm.


9 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:08 PM PST by bkepley
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To: PBRCat

It’s another Democrat WTF.


10 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:20 PM PST by hflynn
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To: PBRCat

I agree, let the voters decide. the guy went to washington to work for a while, so what?


11 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:27 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: PBRCat

Yeah, I couldn’t get 6 words in..

I don’t think when you by pass the law that was put in place to protect you from someone who hadn’t resided there for a year prior to running and then let them run is democracy. But on the bright side, maybe someone from California will run next time in Chicago..?


12 posted on 01/28/2011 1:00:49 PM PST by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: PBRCat

“Inclusive spirit of democracy” and “serve the President”?

It’s so hard to find comedy these days. Thanks, Chicago.


13 posted on 01/28/2011 1:02:27 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: beebuster2000

So, what??? HAHAHA....you don’t know about Chicago. Rahm (and others like Hussein) make knocking people off the ballot a game and it’s LEGAL....I’ll bet the reason he got hassled was because he REALLY leased his house with a contract and the lessees did NOT want to end the lease until the end of the contract...so, really, Rahm did NOT have a residence in Chicago....he had rental property. So..since I have rental property in Washington and live(d) in Oregon....I can demand to be put on the ballot in Washington?


14 posted on 01/28/2011 1:09:07 PM PST by goodnesswins (Socialism is organized stupidity. 2nd thought...I think DEMOCRATS are Organized Stupidity.)
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To: PBRCat

Judicial BS. He accepted the job in Washington. No one forced him to take it and live in Washington all that time. He was not elected as members of congress are. He did it for money and fame, not as “service”. On the other hand, Chicago’s voters deserve whatever comes.


15 posted on 01/28/2011 1:09:31 PM PST by Temujinshordes
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To: PBRCat
Utter wickedness = black is white, up is down, evil is good, good is evil.

You could not pay me to live in Chicago or IL = TOTALLY CORRUPT CITY AND STATE, THUGOCRACY. If I did live there I would hang my head in shame over the SHAM that passes for "Law and Order". Then I would do everything in my power to move out of there ASAP because Chicago and IL IS Animal Farm where all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

16 posted on 01/28/2011 1:15:30 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: PBRCat

inclusive spirit of democracy = explaining away illegality


17 posted on 01/28/2011 1:18:04 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: PBRCat

I demand a barf alert AND a ticket back to reality


18 posted on 01/28/2011 1:18:27 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: PBRCat

It all goes on intent now. Hey, I have intent to be a resident of Chicago, so I can run for mayor. I drove through there once about twenty years ago, so that should suffice for the residency requirement.


19 posted on 01/28/2011 1:20:31 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: PBRCat
Besides, it's the Chicago way.
20 posted on 01/28/2011 1:22:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: goodnesswins
So..since I have rental property in Washington and live(d) in Oregon....I can demand to be put on the ballot in Washington?

Dude, i would so vote for you. Do it.

21 posted on 01/28/2011 1:23:36 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: PBRCat

We once were proud to be a nation of laws.

In general the nation subscribed to the belief that laws should be observed; that there were (and are) mechanisms to seek changes or to abolish those laws that we didn’t like or agree with.

Now the media, government officials (ie: AG Holder), and other authority figures tell us (and show us) that laws apply only to main street Americans. They do not apply to well connected individuals and politically favored groups.


22 posted on 01/28/2011 1:28:10 PM PST by Iron Munro (Liberalism is nothing more than childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues.)
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To: PBRCat

Oh, gag! Much as I don’t like Carol Mosley Braun, I hope she beats Rahm handily. Either way, Chicago will get the Mayor the city deserves. ;o)


23 posted on 01/28/2011 1:48:34 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: PBRCat

A big question should be why Chicago, a steadfastly Democrat machine city, can’t seem to come up with any serious candidates for mayor?

Didn’t Daley have *any* competent lieutenants? Aren’t there any Bloomberg-like billionaires who want to be “the man”? High level party functionaries?

Heck, it seems that the only people running for mayor are hardly what you would consider worthy. Emmanuel is like a mob Consigliere, but just not “boss” material. The rest are just fools.

In the absence of any other information, I would guess that Chicago is about to collapse, and nobody wants to captain a sinking ship. Which could well be the case with Illinois and Chicago running out of money.

But even then, there is usually *somebody* optimistic enough to think they can somehow pull a win, enough to create their own dynasty.

But not this time.


24 posted on 01/28/2011 1:49:09 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: antiRepublicrat

If you made a full and complete stop at stop sign or red light, you definitely qualify.


25 posted on 01/28/2011 2:18:32 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: goodnesswins

Rahm and Barack have definitely played the objection game with their opponents. They simply hate to have the same laws applied to their candidacies.


26 posted on 01/28/2011 2:20:12 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: Freddd

Hollywood, California seems to be funding Emanuel’s campaign. Movie producers seem to be his biggest contributors.

Oddly enough, for someone being criticized for being constantly out of town and out of touch, Emanuel spent the holidays in Los Angeles (Thanksgiving) and Thailand (New Year’s). His wife and children never even bothered to accompany him back to Chicago in September. Reportedly, they will not move back until after the election is over, sometime next summer after school ends.


27 posted on 01/28/2011 2:24:09 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: PBRCat

-—Movie producers seem to be his biggest contributors.——

Amish all.


28 posted on 01/28/2011 2:31:37 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Iron Munro

-——We once were proud to be a nation of laws.——

A nation of laws rather than men.......Jaycee Creed

We are now a nation of lawyers and completely lawless. The Law is what ever you can get a judge to rule.


29 posted on 01/28/2011 2:35:06 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: PBRCat
They simply hate to have the same laws applied to their candidacies...
Right. Barack Obama used Illinois election laws to get his state senate opponent disqualified. No complaints from press; rule of law you know, written for a reason, apply to everyone, etc. And now?
30 posted on 01/28/2011 2:37:19 PM PST by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: PBRCat
We have defended Emanuel’s right to be on the ballot in two earlier editorials, leading some to question whether we would have so forcefully run to the defense of a less prominent candidate.

Nice prevarication! The question IS NOT whether you would forcefully defend "a less prominent candidate" but if you would even open your big mouth in defense of a conservative candidate instead of the mobster-rahmbo???

31 posted on 01/28/2011 2:45:52 PM PST by parisa
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To: PBRCat
Democracy has always been Mob Rule by mobsters...
No democracy has EVER been democratic.. Democracy is a lie..

"Democracy" has become a Holy Word for brain washed liberals and many conservatives..
Democracy is a BAD IDEA and a political disease..
It Always results in socialism and versions of communism..

Democracy is a political disease with socialism as a symptom..
Capitalism creates wealth, socialism uses that wealth up..
Democracy hates capitalism..
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Democracy is the road to socialism. -Karl Marx

Democracy is indispensable to socialism. The goal of socialism is communism. -V.I. Lenin

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism .-Karl Marx

32 posted on 01/28/2011 2:49:26 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: parisa

He will be mayor so he can ask zero for a bailout of chicago and get it


33 posted on 01/28/2011 2:49:40 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................FOR VOMIT)
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To: PBRCat

Democracy,yes, that’s when 15 people agree they can hang one person who dissents...right. Dems always call us a democracy because they don’t want a representative republic.


34 posted on 01/28/2011 3:25:45 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: antiRepublicrat

Well, if I live in IL and I have the intent to live in Texas, can I pay Texas state income tax (which I think is 0)instead of IL?


35 posted on 01/28/2011 5:32:54 PM PST by virgil
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To: PBRCat
If you made a full and complete stop at stop sign or red light, you definitely qualify.

I got gas, so I guess I'm good.

36 posted on 01/28/2011 6:06:32 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: PBRCat
It's shiite like this that keeps the media on its downward slide. I will be pulling for rahmbo to win so we can watch him suffer from some of the policies he put in place. :-)
37 posted on 01/29/2011 5:05:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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