Skip to comments.Home of the Whopper: Emanuel Sauces Up Obama's Record Before Serving in Iowa
Posted on 11/21/2011 10:04:56 AM PST by PBRCat
No one will ever be able to accuse of Mayor Rahm Emanuel of lacking chutzpah.
It had been widely anticipated that Chief of Staff Emanuel was going to be asked to leave the White House in 2011. Fortuitously, Emanuel bailed out earlier and landed safely in Chicago after Richard M. Daley retired. Emanuel was spared the indignity of being sacked as the scapegoat for Democratic losses in the midterm elections. Ever the nimble dancer, Emanuel, has now hit the road on behalf of Obamas reelection campaign. Emanuel has taken on a Herculean task greater than solving Chicagos budgetary woes. He is trying to argue that Obama has an actual record of solid accomplishments that warrants a second term.
While serving up red meat to a Jefferson-Jackson Day fundraising dinner audience in Des Moines on Saturday, Emanuel, who lost a finger tip as the result of a teenage accident that occurred while he was working at Arbys, behaved as if his prior fast food experience had been obtained at Burger King, the Home of the Whopper. Emanuel served up so many whoppers on behalf of Barack Hoover Obama that space limitations will not permit all of the misstatements to be catalogued in a single column. After his Catskills comedy routine, in which he aimed most of his fire at Mitt Romney, killed the Democrats in Iowa, Emanuel took to the television airwaves for an encore performance on Sunday morning.
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They're doing everything possible to jerry-rig their finances. Detroit may not be able to last to after the election.
Chicago has something like $200B (yes, billion dollars) in unfunded pension mandates, primarily to the police and firemen's union pensions.
When you see Rahm, think pension albatross.
The fall of Chicago will make Detroit look like a shining city on a hill. The longer its propped up, the worse the fall will be.
As goes Chicago, so goes the state of Illinios. All told, the state is something like $250B, yes billion, in unfunded pension mandate for public sector workers (California tops the list tho, about half a trillion dollars short on the pension mandates).
California is in the worst position of the fifty states, but Illinois is ranked 49th — all accomplished under total Democratic control of the state legislature and governor’s office.
[ He’s a swashbuckler. Just ask Eric Massa. ]