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Chicago Official Backpedals After Saying Reagan Deserves a ‘Special Place in Hell’
The Blaze ^ | 8/23/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 08/23/2012 5:13:12 PM PDT by Nachum

A Chicago-area official apologized after saying former President Ronald Reagan deserves a “special place in hell” for his part in stepping up the war on drugs.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Democrat, said her language Tuesday was “inflammatory,“ but stood by her criticism about the ”failure of the war on drugs to end illegal drug use or sales in this country.”

According to the Chicago Tribune, Preckwinkle was defending the city of Chicago’s recent move to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, allowing police officers to write tickets instead of make arrests. She said drug treatment should be part of the health care system, not criminal justice and said Reagan deserves a “special place in hell” for his role in “making drugs political.” Reagan, who died in 2004, was born in Illinois.

Preckwinkle’s remarks prompted gasps from the audience, the newspaper reported.

“What? You didn’t like that?” she responded.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: backpedals; chicago; illinois; official; reagan
Ah Chicago, a hell of town.
1 posted on 08/23/2012 5:13:22 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

It’s nice that he offered Reagan a special place in Chicago. Civility is not dead after all.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 5:16:04 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Nachum

I thought the “war” on drugs was more Elder Bush than Reagan. Reagan’s war on drugs was Nancy telling everyone to just say no.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 5:16:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Colonel Kangaroo wrote: It’s nice that he offered Reagan a special place in Chicago. Civility is not dead after all.

It took me a minute but LOL anyway.

4 posted on 08/23/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Nachum

Drugs, the opiate of the masses ...er wait.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 5:53:05 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Nachum

“Reagan deserves a “special place in hell” for his role in “making drugs political.””

Not only is this woman a low-class hack, she doesn’t know bleep about the history of the subject. The War on Drugs as we know it today really began with LBJ, and escalated under Nixon. Every President since then - Democrat and Republican -, has taken the same basic approach. It is true Reagan got some noticeably strict legislation passed into law, but the issue was no more or less political than it was under any of the previous administrations.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 5:53:41 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Nachum

I guess she believes in Obama’s approach......refuse to protect our borders, let a bunch of illegals in from God knows where and arm the cartels with thousands of ‘automatic weapons’.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 6:15:29 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Nachum
Rolling Stone Magazine, Mother Jones, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, and many others on the political left have been quite critical of Obama for his war against medical marijuana, with some of them saying that he's worse than Reagan, W., or any other President:

The biggest current obstacles to medical marijuana are President Obama and the progressives on the Supreme Court

8 posted on 08/23/2012 6:16:33 PM PDT by grundle
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To: DemforBush

“It is true Reagan got some noticeably strict legislation passed into law, but the issue was no more or less political than it was under any of the previous administrations.”

And when the Colombians turned Miami of the 1980’s into Chicago of the 1920’s it was Reagan’s DOJ that helped to clean it up. South Floridians who were not involved in the drug trade were thankful.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Nachum
If a white person criticizes a black President, its racism. If a black person critisizes a white President, its OK.
10 posted on 08/23/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Nachum

If the Democrats would stop buying drugs, there’d be less of a drug problem.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Nachum

Preckwinkle? That can’t be a real name. None of the males of that family would have survived junior high


12 posted on 08/23/2012 7:20:12 PM PDT by Figment
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 7:24:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum
War on drugs?

I have to think about Tom Clancy's Clear and Present Danger.

Too much money involved to really put up a real fight. Gun Walker is a sympton.

14 posted on 08/23/2012 7:29:01 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Nachum

yuck, I did a google image search on preckwinkle (stupidest name I’ve heard all week). I should not have.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 7:52:15 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Nachum

Toni certainly is a Preck.....


16 posted on 08/23/2012 8:15:46 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Nachum

I had a preckwinkle removed once. Cost me a $25 copay, and they gave some Demerol to take home.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 8:40:20 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: Rebelbase
And when the Colombians turned Miami of the 1980’s into Chicago of the 1920’s it was Reagan’s DOJ that helped to clean it up. South Floridians who were not involved in the drug trade were thankful.

The cocaine cowboys and the violence was orchestrated by a woman.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griselda_Blanco

She named her son Michael Corleone.

18 posted on 08/23/2012 9:04:31 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Nachum

” - - - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, a Democrat, said her language Tuesday was “inflammatory,“ but stood by her criticism - - - “

One cannot get more typically Democrat than Toni P.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 9:11:42 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Rebelbase

Agreed. I wasn’t being critical of Reagan’s policies in my previous post. I was just trying to point out that the twit in Chicago has no idea of what she’s talking about.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 4:47:23 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: Nachum

”failure of the war on drugs to end illegal drug use or sales in this country.”

Is she f**king serious? Surely she’s not this dumb.


21 posted on 08/24/2012 4:49:29 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Nachum

Chicago values


22 posted on 08/24/2012 5:41:52 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Wyatt's Torch; BillyBoy; Impy

Which Republican should run against Preckwinkle, in 2014? I hope that Michael Schroder (the Wheeling Township Supervisor), Ruth O’Connell (a Wheeling Township trustee and the Wheeling Township GOP committeeman), and Patrick O’Donahue (a New Trier School Board member and 2010 county board candidate) will run.


23 posted on 08/24/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins; BillyBoy; Nachum; fieldmarshaldj

How about Dan Proft or Bill Kelly?

It has to be someone prominent enough that people have heard of them or their chance of winning will be rounded down to 0% instead of rounded up to 1%. A school board member may as well be a potted plant.

Maybe find a millionaire willing to spend a buttload of his own money on blanketing us in TV ads or find a White democrat willing to switch to RINO, that’s probably the only way to have a chance to actually remove this so called lady.


24 posted on 08/26/2012 12:50:18 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Yes, either Dan Proft or Bill Kelly would be a great candidate.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 3:15:11 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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