Skip to comments.How to rebuild America (Rahm tells us how American can become Chicago)
Posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:24 PM PST by RoosterRedux
Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics and campaign mechanics, leaving Democrats in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from our electoral success.
Demographics alone are not destiny. There is nothing in this years election returns that guarantees Democrats a permanent majority in the years to come. President Obama and the Democratic Party earned the support of key groups young people, single women, Latinos, African Americans, auto workers in the Rust Belt and millions of other middle-class Americans because of our ideas.
But we cannot expect Republicans to cede the economic argument so readily, or to fall so far short on campaign mechanics, the next time around.
So, instead of resting on false assurances of underlying demographic advantages, the Democratic Party must follow through on our No. 1 priority, which the president set when he took office and reemphasized throughout this campaign: It is time to come home and rebuild America.
In Chicago, our initiative of Building a New Chicago adopts a similar view, with improvements to areas as varied as education and physical infrastructure.
While infrastructure improvements have been neglected on a federal level for decades, Chicago is making one of the nations largest coordinated investments, putting 30,000 residents to work over the next three years improving our roads, rails and runways; repairing our aged water system; and increasing access to gigabit-speed broadband. We are paying for these critical improvements through a combination of reforms, efficiencies and direct user fees, as well as creating the nations first city-level public-private infrastructure bank. Democrats should champion these kinds of innovative financing tools at a national level.
If we want to build a future in which the middle class can succeed, we must continue the push for reform that the president began with Race to the Top..
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
And, as an addendum...thanks Obama, for the race to the top.
It's so nice now knowing that race is on the top.
Thank you Chicago for showing America the way!
Sounds like the opening salvo for the Democrat nomination of 2016.
At the bottom of the WaPo page was a link to an advertisement:
“Five Signs of Dementia”
The only “ideas” Obama and his fellow Communists have is to take money from the Makers and buy the votes of the Takers to stay in office. As Bill O’Reilly so succinctly put it, ‘They want free stuff.”
This won’t work so well when the Makers retire or die and the USA is unable to borrow any more from the Chinese. In a just world, the rioting Takers would torch the houses of Democrat politicians first.
What an insane world we live in! Perhaps that is because the insane have taken control of the asylum.
I notice the WaPo is not allowing any comments to this. Afraid of what conservatives would say.
This won't work next year.
Obama has killed our productive economy.
He's an idiot. Let him reap what he has sown.
“It is time to come home and rebuild America.”
Amen to that. If we don’t...the great vision that was America is gone.
Yea, Chicago where you have to jump through bureaucratic hoops and pay off the right people to be successful in business. And if you p!$$ off the wrong person, forget it, you will be relegated to the economic back of the bus. No thanks......
The guy is a nutcase
Chicago Man Faces Life for Hacking Private Intelligence Company
Newsmax | Saturday, 24 Nov 2012 03:49 PM | Stephen Feller
Posted on 11/24/2012 5:11:28 PM PST by Olog-hai
Black voters look to leverage their loyalty
Associated Press | Fri, Nov 23, 2012 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
Posted on 11/24/2012 5:12:17 PM PST by haffast
America’s best bet is to do the opposite of whatever the Fairy Princess and Chicago do!
Similar to the Stockholm Syndrome...but much more perverted.
Hope you and yours had a happy Thanksgiving!
Spread the graft around evenly, Rahm ?
You need to enter at www.washingtonpost.com, not at that wapo ref to the story alone. Else you can’t enter comments. I stuffed a few in there just to make sure.
Rahm is an anagram for Harm.
Why not forced labor, such as the work battalions suggested by the ballerina? What other crises could emerge resulting in martial law and overflowing FEMA camps? Gun confiscation sounds good too.
This seems like an occupied country now. If a nuke took out Washington DC, would I even shed a tear?
“While infrastructure improvements have been neglected on a federal level for decades, “
Come to Massachusetts, where the orange barrel is the state flower. Big Dig ($ 2 Billion becomes $23 Billion), Route 95 in construction, overbuilt federal courthouses on the most expensive waterfront real estate in Boston, etc., etc.
By embracing the presidents all of the above strategy, Democrats can own the policies that will begin to make the United States energy-independent in the next four years, a goal that has eluded the past eight presidents.
Rahm is telling the Democrats to hurry up and stake out the credit for the coming privately-funded, privately-researched, privately-executed energy boom.