Skip to comments.Emanuel's Choice Was Either Get Out Or Get Beat
Posted on 09/13/2018 4:37:49 AM PDT by PBRCat
There are various exit strategies for a Chicago mayor. [G]et out before getting beat and not run for re-election. The most painful and humiliating is to run and get defeated. A mayor has to be egregiously inept to lose. And then there is the great beyond, dying in office.
Smart mayors get out before they're voted out. Emanuel is a smart mayor. Make no mistake about this: With close to $9 million on-hand, Emanuel would have run in 2019 if he thought he would have won. His advisors concluded that he would not win, so he bailed, spewing forth the usual drivel about spending time with his family.
Polls indicated that Emanuel's "approval" rating was barely over 30 percent, and the Jason Van Dyke trial in the shooting of Laquan McDonald was just starting. A poll from the Gary McCarthy campaign had the mayor up 25 to 22 percent over the former police superintendent in the Feb. 26 primary, with the other 11 candidates in single digits, and McCarthy winning the runoff 55-45.
Convicted criminals may be rehabilitated, but an incumbent with Emanuel's numbers is beyond resuscitation. He is DOA. And for a guy with a colossal ego like Emanuel, that is utterly unacceptable.
All the problems that Daley avoided, particularly the under funding of city pensions, came home to roost after Emanuel took office. Emanuel won by a desultory 332,171-258,562 or 56.2 percent, in the 2015 runoff, and he approached 2019 with plenty of money but no fervent base. He was disliked by many, and despised by many more. Against mediocre opponents, Emanuel's campaign theme would have been: They're worse them me. And with $1 billion in additional pension payments due annually during the 2019-23 term, Emanuel's plight would just keep getting more onerous. So he bailed. Smart move.
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Rham is getting out because since Obama et al are gone, he can no longer siphon money from the US Treasury into his personal accounts.
Much like his boyfriend, he leaves Chicago a much worse place than when he became mayor.
I thouth the article said that twinkle toes got bent....
I thought the article said that twinkle toes got bent....
Yea, but what office will he run for next?
The FreeQs are convinced the Rahm’s resignation is due to Q, the 50,000 sealed indictments, blah, blah, blah.
Because no failing politician every chose to quit before losing.
“...the under funding of city pensions...”
There are so many sweet heart deals concerning public employee retirement plans it is more like a ponzi scheme then a real retirement plan. And like all ponzi scheme you eventually run out of money to pay for it all.
When the city can not pay, and can not borrow anymore nor tax anymore the Courts will rule they must pay.
Taxes will go up and ....people will begin moving out, first the city then the state which means less money from taxes even when they keep raising them.
It is an endless cycle that will destroy the city (and the state).
All because they wanted the union vote.
Chicago, was it worth it to keep Democrats in office?
Ssenator Rahm. He’ has $10 million in his campaign chest.
BACKSTORY---The US Treasury from the Obama era HAS a huge Rahm/Obama paper trail. One can get awfully rich awfully fast knowing the Fed's Treasury moves in advance.But the Iran connection could prove to be even more interesting considering the hundreds of millions Obama secretly gave to Iran.
RHAM EMANUEL'S TWO KEY JOBS Soon as they occupied the WH, Obama placed his COS Rahm Emanuel in control of the US Dept of the Treasury (oversees the IRS).
PAUSE TO REFLECT First-term Obama had tight control of Treasury; Obama calculatedly placed his then-COS Rahm Emanuel in a dual role.......in the WH and at Treasury. Obama had a stranglehold on Treasury via COS Rahm Emanuel's dual role
THE SMOKING GUN---WSJ REPORT--On Jan 20, 2009 Timothy Geithner was appointed Obama's Secy of the Treasury. But within three weeks, the Obama White House tightened its grip on Treasury. Obama put his COS, Rahm Emanuel, in charge of Treasury---Rahm Emanuel's dual role was an unusual move. When he got to Treasury, WH COS Rahm Emanuel was so involved in the inner workings that the phrase "Rahm wants it" had become an unofficial mantra among subservient govt staffers, prostrate in obeisance, scurrying to accede to Rahm's wishes, according to Treasury government officials. Reported by WSJ / 05/31/09. More here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124113406528875137.html
Pres Trump needs to make an inquiry to the US Dept of the Treasury and be sure to ask what RAHM AND Obama were doing in the US Treasury after Obama got elected.
AND THIS-----SEPT 2016--- officials from the State, Justice and Treasury departments said the $1.3 billion to Iran was paid in cash on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5. The money came from a little-known fund administered by the Treasury Department for settling litigation claims. The so-called Judgment Fund is taxpayer money Congress has permanently approved in the event it's needed, allowing the president to bypass direct congressional approval to make a settlement. The U.S. previously paid out $278 million in Iran-related claims by using the fund in 1991.
Republicans have decried the payments as ransom, a charge that Obama administration has rejected.....a group of Republican senators announced their support for legislation that would bar payments from the Judgment Fund to Iran until Tehran pays the nearly $55.6 billion that U.S. courts have judged that it owes to American victims of Iranian terrorism.
UPDATE H.J.Ansari Zarif, the deputy for parliamentary and Iranian affairs within Irans Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he would expose "everyone who allegedly accepted bribes" to facilitate Obama's nuke deal with Iran. "... we will reveal which western politicians received monies during nuclear negotiations to make #IranDeal happen, Mr. Zarif reportedly said.
This also explains why Obama blithely handed over billions of tax dollars to Iran. Looks like Obama and his crowd got filthy rich on this deal.
In case you wondered how the Halfrican intended to pay for his billion dollar final resting place dedicated to the Sun God
.Obamas "presidential center." NOTE: Obama said no federal funds will be used......just tax dollars with an Iranian postmark.
What pisses me off is that a lot of Rats are fleeing the city and moving west into my once very red town, and bringing with them the Chicago brain fart ideology.
The next Mayor of Chicago will be a radical kook.
EVEN IN THE DC SWAMP Valerie Jarrett STILL Received
A $36K Annual Pension For a Part-Time Chicago Transit job
dailycaller.com ^ | 2/17/2016 | Chuck Ross / FR Posted by rktman
Chicago is known for its L-train. But it's the gravy train that White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett prefers to ride. In addition to the $173,922 Jarrett earns per annum as President Obama's senior adviser, she is also paid an annual pension of $35,660 for the eight years she served as chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a Chicago Sun Times investigation. Jarrett was appointed to chairman of the agency - a part-time position - in 1995 by then-mayor Richard Daley, whose brother, William Daley, served as Obama's chief of staff. Jarrett served as the former mayor's deputy chief of staff and was appointed to numerous other positions during his term. (Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
One Chicago pension check is what she'll admit to. Wonder how many transportation bonds were issued while Jarrett was at Chicago Transit? Her pension payout would pale against her hidden income from lucrative insider Chicago bond deals.
The Obamaminions can't live by do-goodism alone (smirk). Taxpayers mustdemand to know how many US govt checks this motley crew of incompetents hangers-on is cashing. (including US govt payroll and pension checks.)Its an old political trick to pad pensions, and, hand-pick people and put them on govt payrolls long after you think they're gone. The vouchers submitted for reimbursement would also prove enlightening.
VALERIE JARRETT IS THE KEEPER OF (smirk) "OBAMA'S FEDERAL INHERITANCE" Iran-born Valerie Jarrett held secret meetings with Iran that resulted in the US giving Iran $150 billion dollars......later additional millions and gold got handed over secretly. Post-presidency Obama and the missus have mega dollars dancing in their heads. Two Clintonesque foundations and the Obama library fund are all set to get BIG donations from his Muslim confreres. We need to see solicitation letters Valerie sent, requests for donations to Obama's billion dollar Chicago library (to be built using eminent domain).
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ITEM ---We need to see all of Valerie's correspondence, emails, snail mails, hard drives, wire-transfers, text files, offshore banking activity, and the like.
ITEM----Demand to see reports of all tax dollars outlay to White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, and everyone employed in her office.
Mayor Rahm at a Chicago dinner "honoring his service to the city."
"I gotta get outta here. Valerie just wired $50 million federal bucks to the
Chicago Sewer Authority account. I gotta create backdated invoices and insert
line-item salaries to phantom employees on the payroll. Another fat slush fund
for Obama when he retires from office.....and we all get a cut."
Yep, a Dem for sure and a DeBlasio kook.
I bet he walks away with the 9 million too.
9 million in campaign coffers? Thats where campaign finance reform is needed. How about all money remaining in your coffers at the end of the campaign shall be donated to the treasury.
So the target would be Dick Durban who’s term ends in 2021. Interesting.
:: The FreeQs are convinced ::
The correct spelling is FReeQs.
I’m a BlatzCat, myself.