Monday, January 26, 2015

This is Obscene

  • Early last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped out developer Dan McCaffery by backing McCaffery’s controversial plan to transform the former Children’s Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park into apartments, condos and stores.

    After the Chicago City Council approved the project in April 2014, McCaffery, his wife and an executive with his McCaffery Interests development company contributed $65,900 to the mayor’s campaign fund between June 30 and Nov. 24.

    Asked whether there was a connection between his projects getting approved and the contributions to Emanuel, McCaffery says, “Never. No way.”

    It’s not the only time Emanuel has gotten campaign contributions from people who have benefited from actions he or city agencies or pension funds have taken, according to a Chicago Sun-Times examination of the nearly $30 million amassed so far by: the mayor’s campaign committee; a second campaign fund he controls; and a super PAC that supports Emanuel and aldermanic candidates he backs.
$30 million. And he's spending it everywhere. We've gotten four different flyers touting Rahm's alleged accomplishments and savaging his opponents.

But for all that, is Rahm headed to a runoff?
  • While Mayor Rahm Emanuel holds a two to one lead over his nearest rival exactly one month before the February 24th election, Alderman Robert Fioretti has emerged as the leading challenger to the Mayor, ccording to a new independent poll on the Mayor’s race.

    The poll of 806 likely Chicago voters, conducted January 17-21 by Victory Research, shows the incumbent Mayor leading in his bid for re-election with 36.4% of the vote. Respondents answered with both land lines and cell phones. The margin of error for the poll is 3.45%

    Alderman Robert Fioretti is in second place behind the Mayor with 18.2%. County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is third at 12.0%. Businessman Willie Wilson and William “Dock” Walls are in fourth and fifth place with 8.6% and 0.9% respectively, according to the poll.

    Alderman Fioretti builds his runner-up position as a result of a strong showing on the city’s northwest and southwest side, where he finishes a strong second to the Mayor. Fioretti runs a strong third in the largely African-American wards on the south and west sides.
$30 million war chest and Rahm polls under 40%. And Fioretti is polling "a strong second" in the white enclaves to Rahm? Wow. Bob really ought to be cultivating an endorsement from Karen Lewis to break out in the black parts of town. Lewis could swing this thing, but Bob isn't really making the effort.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

While Rahm takes he want's officers in the 14th district/3rd watch to wear body cameras. Follow Shakman on this one.

1/26/2015 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob aint making an effort because Bob was placed there to split the vote when Karen Lewis was a strong contender.

Bob would have bowed out somewhere down the line because of "health reason" related to his cancer.

1/26/2015 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Let's make his fear come true.

1/26/2015 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lewis already endorsed Chuy. Unless he pulls out, that's off the table.

Fioretti isn't campaigning; he's so low-key, he's invisible. Considering he has the cameras, the park land-grab for the library and the lakefront land-grab for the Star Wars travesty, the understaffed cpd and the corresponding crime rates, the ongoing pothole fiasco, the dirty Michael Reese hospital land deal, the felon comptroller Rahm chose, the inept Brizzard Rahm chose, Rahm's petty, silly tantrum over the Trump signage, the closing of dozens of schools and the ensuing cost of 'safe passage', and the extraordinary mis-use of the TIFs, well, there's plenty of ammunition to wage a war. Bob either chooses not to, or Bob doesn't have the guts to.

1/26/2015 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly, Rahm is probably the best of a lack luster herd vying in the mayor's race. Perhaps Rahm and Chicago deserve each other.

1/26/2015 01:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It makes one's blood boil reading this stuff. Other stories, such as those that say the city cannot afford to pay its pension obligations, also make the blood boil. What's even more infuriating is the lack of questions directed at the previous administration of Daley Crime Inc., which created today's pension crisis by not contributing the city's share to the fund. Where are the stories decrying the abuses in the past? Where are the cries from the media for justice? For answers?

1/26/2015 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rumor has it Chuy is in da bag for Rhambo. A buisness source in Little Villiage says Chuy will bail out in the 11th hour & defer all his support for the big guy on the 5th floor.

1/26/2015 05:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob voted for shortshanks meter deal,its all legit!

1/26/2015 05:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote for whomever you want. The important thing is to get out the vote. A big turnout guarantees a runoff, which Rahm desperately does not want.

Then vote for the other guy, no matter who it is. If you don't like him, get rid of him in four years. If that little nine fingered hobgoblin stays another four years, he is here for life. No one else wants him.

1/26/2015 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sons of Liberty is on the History Channel. One of the opening scenes shows Ben Franklin talking to the British government telling them that the reason people are up in arms is that they are being taxed to death by the government and not able to get ahead.

Funny how our government is doing the same to us all now with red light cameras, speeding cameras, taxes on the internet, taxes on bottled water, increasing taxes on gas, inheritance taxes, taxes on healthcare...

It's a government gone out of control, but certain subversives like the socialists that call themselves democrats can still get loyalists to vote for them. Where are our Sons of Liberty?

1/26/2015 06:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to break the news, but Rahm will win without a runoff. There's Rahm, and three challengers....a white, a hispanic, and an african-american. I don't know about you, but this is exactly the kind of field I would want to play on if I were an incumbent. Add in a huge war chest, Obama cutting commercials for you, the business community afraid to support any body else, and I'd say Rahm is sitting pretty. Once that happens, and with buddy Bruce as governor, watch out people.

1/26/2015 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is usually the way it works. Whoever has the largest electoral warchest wins the election.

1/26/2015 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob really ought to be cultivating an endorsement from Karen Lewis to break out in the black parts of town. Lewis could swing this thing, but Bob isn't really making the effort.
He seems like a straw man. Gotta split that vote.

1/26/2015 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rhma gets my Vote!!

1/26/2015 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This election will really be a civics lesson about Cash v. Perception. My Democrat Hack Precinct Captain came around pushing a life long incumbent alderman, virtually "begging" for our vote, and admitting that Rahm was an asshole! This is an alderman who has been in Office for over 25 yrs. When Da Machine, starts to split a ticket, and they have done it before, you can be sure one candidate is in trouble. However, the fact that people can vote in this election for several days, gives Da Machine time to bring out the dead to vote. Knuckle Draggers from all over Cook County will be in my ward asking how to get to the nearest nursing homes, so they can get those absentee ballots.

1/26/2015 07:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama to help Rahm

1/26/2015 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Karen endorsed Chuy yesterday.

1/26/2015 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But yet CPD officers have to take ethics tests every year? Hilarious!

1/26/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since he has the media and the far left cop hating liberals and union types like CTU in his pocket, he still is facing resistance from a sane decent candidate like Fioretti , by he I mean Rahm and Chuy...both are enemies of decency. Rahm thinks he can buy everything with his elitist friends dirty money and garcia feels he can win with his DiBlasio like uber left hatred of police. They must be both stopped as they will make life miserable for decent working law abiding people. Their loyalty is to the cop haters and the elite.

1/26/2015 09:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope he spends every dime. But he's not worried about it, it's not "his money", it's sombody elses, and there's plenty more where it came from. I also hope he loses it all and we can hear about his fundraising event with the Clintons, Obamas and De Blasios.
Anyone But Rahm -2015

1/26/2015 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like Ditka said "anybody but Rahm"!
Let's get this thing to a runoff and make the ultra cocky Rahm sweat.
He purposely sat on the paperwork for our retro checks for 2 weeks.... that's why we haven't gotten our retro yet.
To say Rahm treats CPD like red headed step children would be an understatement.... he despises us.
I surely hope that anyone who is CPD doesn't make a huge mistake and vote for this asshole.

1/26/2015 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLOUTED Luv the game or Get Fuked by it!! Ha HA Da Shitcago Way

keep voting Rham and you'll get the govt you deserve

1/26/2015 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be a perfect spot for the Omma library????
Lake front liberals and DePaul would luv it

1/26/2015 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

In general I don't have a problem with anyone, including corporations, donating any amount to/for a politician's run for office. Money IS speech.

However, what I DO have a problem with is in local/county/state elections when *OUTSIDERS* donate money.

In the case of Rahm, it's his $2 Million from 'California' -- why would the human dildos in Holly-Weird care what happens in Chicago and who the mayor is? It's not like Tiny Dancer's gonna lose so what's the payoff that only Mayor Flaming Tutu can give them, over that of any other Chicago CommieRat pol? It's certainly not due to Rahm's 'Charming Personality'.

Then there's the OUTSIDERS who just want to buy the election to push their agenda. An agenda that's contrary to the customs and beliefs of the local citizens. Specifically, lefty gun-grabber Mikey f..king Bloomberg! That prick DID BUY the IL Congressional seat that was Jesse Jackson Jr's. I can't recall the Dem's name but as I recall she was behind in the polls until Bloomey threw millions into her campaign and it worked. The gun-grabbing psycho BOUGHT a seat in the US House! THAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!

But I digress...the only other thing about Rahm and his $30 Million is; Why does Tiny Dancer need that much cash. $30 Mill to win an election that is his by default?? That's just weird???

1/26/2015 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year, I have to waste my time undergoing eithics training. If I was in city hall, I could just ignore all this nonsense and make some real money!

1/26/2015 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Bob was smart he would reopen the now closed Grand/Central and Harrison/Kedzie Detective headquarters. He would actually staff them to PRE-Gmac levels. Also he should actually hire 1000 Officers not just pull them out of the units and lie and say he put a thousand more police on the streets.

Did you hear that FOOL willie Wilson in his ad saying he would have 3 Superintendents and not just one. Can you imagine 3 GMAC's all full of themselves at Comstat.

Col Hanibal Smith

1/26/2015 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody really believe that Fioretti is a serious candidate ? It's all for "real" in the shitcago style.

1/26/2015 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start out basic.

Register to vote you are an embarrassment to your family.

I know you were at the movies watching Snipers or you are worried about deflated footballs.

The form is so easy it is online.

Rant complete.

1/26/2015 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Lewis put CHUY in at the start.

She put a heavy check from her union at the start of the election.

And FOP???

nothing Dean trying to play the role of the know it all with no steam. Rahm told him to keep his trap quiet or else. You will also notice Rahm has held your retro check now also.

The SGT's will notice their test for Lt was cancelled also. The ballerina is vicious.

1/26/2015 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob is a wasted vote might as well vote for rhama

1/26/2015 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone believes this guy. Pay to play big time!

1/26/2015 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Precinct captain has been working Garfield Ridge talking up Rham. In a few blocks around my house I only see one sign for Rham on a lawn.

I wonder what kinds of deals, if any, Rham is cutting with alderman in the wards where he knows he is hated to try and get some votes.

1/26/2015 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

believe Karen endorsed Chuy yesterday.

1/26/2015 08:11:00 AM

Who is Karen? You mean that fat pig police hating machine? Im glad you're on a first name basis with two police hating fuck heads. People like you who like Karen Lewis or Chuy don't read. They don't like you and they are not going to straighten out the city finances. No reason to vote for them. Under their watch, if your one of the many coppers who shoot an unarmed person, you will be the next Darren Wilson.

1/26/2015 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I will be glad when all of this is over.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/26/2015 01:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“$30 million war chest and Rahm polls under 40%....” Rahm is not worried, he will cook up a sound clip from the Messiah and the Ghetto vote will rally as it always does. Expect there to be massive voter fraud in the Black Community which will go undetected. But if a White Precinct Captain on the Northwest side has a Fioretti campaign pin on in a polling place the ASAs will come-a-running.

“…And Fioretti is polling "a strong second" in the white enclaves to Rahm? Wow. Bob really ought to be cultivating an endorsement from Karen Lewis to break out in the black parts of town. Lewis could swing this thing, but Bob isn't really making the effort.” Lewis, being Black and a Socialist and will only endorse the candidate that our Socialist POTUS will endorse.

P.S. Does anyone know about the Aldermanic candidates in the 29th Ward.

1/26/2015 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...

Let's make his fear come true.

1/26/2015 12:46:00 AM<<<

Amen to that but with the remains of a $30 he could retire and if he pays taxes on that money spend it any way he wants.

He could then get a bunker or high rise office suite with a bank of phones and computers. Then he could strings from behind the scenes making our lives and lives of countless thousands miserable while robbing us of every possible cent.

1/26/2015 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen sold out and is backing Chuy....

Chuy, William and Willie should do the right thing and back Bob.

1/26/2015 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you people want Wilson as Mayor????????. I have to throw up, When many say so......

1/26/2015 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems like the choice is:

a) Rahm: endorsed by Obama, choice akin to lung cancer
b) Fioretti: akin to pancreatic cancer
c) Garcia: akin to bone cancer
d) everyone else: select your cancer (melanoma, prostate, etc.)

message:....Chicago has no real choice

1/26/2015 03:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But I digress...the only other thing about Rahm and his $30 Million is; Why does Tiny Dancer need that much cash. $30 Mill to win an election that is his by default?? That's just weird???

1/26/2015 10:10:00 AM

A campaign fund is a funny thing; if you convert it to 'income' and declare it and pay taxes on it, it is all yours.
(Why do you think Daley 'donated' so much of his when the deadline for dealing with it was near? Tax liability.)

1/26/2015 04:11:00 PM  
Blogger The Chicago Syndicate said...

Election is already over.

4 more years of Rahm is inevitable.

1/26/2015 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with Bob not making the effort.
Didn't Karen endorse Chuy last week?
Anyone but Rahm.

--No Cop Here

1/26/2015 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there any such thing thing as an honest politician?....or, is that a stupid question?...

1/26/2015 04:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

called fop... they said we were suppose to get the retro checks today... but that did not happen, tjey called city and they said some time this week, but do not know when...and i think FOPs math is off... they said if not by feb 2nd, city starts paying interest... thing was finalized on nov 12... today is exactly 75 days

1/26/2015 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In every other city in America thats called a bribe.

1/26/2015 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We received a pre-recorded telephone call from that coward Tom Ryan the President of Local2 the fire union which is supporting emanuel. He's supporting the guy that wants to slash and cut fire and police pensions. FOP is no better with their silent endorsement of emanuel. What is wrong with these unions? Why have these guys been allowed by their membership to endorse this person? He so much as said he has no use for the police and gives no regard to fire. When he campaigned four years ago he went into the houses and yelled at the guys. He treated fire like the bastard red headed stepchild. wilson is a non entity but unfortunately he'll steal some votes with his 5th grade education. He wants the police to ride buses and thinks having 4 superintendents is a good idea. Where do these people come from? garcia hates the police and has participated in numerous marches against the police since Ferguson and New york results were announced. Alderman Fioretti is the only candidate that openly said we need to fix pensions and has told the public that police and fire do not collect social security. Wake up folks. Be sure to vote, and vote smart. Remember you reap what you sow. Debates start next week. Be smart, watch what they have to say. Listen carefully.

1/26/2015 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
But yet CPD officers have to take ethics tests every year? Hilarious!

1/26/2015 08:55:00 AM

Ethnics test huh, right.

I have frog protection on my Discover Card.

Fraud protection?

Yes, frog protection.

Are we on the same page?

Yes, totally on the same page.

Ethnic testing.

1/26/2015 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Bob is a wasted vote might as well vote for rhama

1/26/2015 10:58:00 AM<<<

Then Rahm will think he does not have to work hard for our vote and his plans to cut our manpower, our benefits and pensions can go ahead because these useful idiots voted for me.

(or didn't vote at all)

1/26/2015 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if I say a bribe isn't a bribe in Chicago then it isn't a bribe? Wow, only here. If only the feds would grow some balls and actually go after the major players it might make a difference. I would love to see Daley and JJ sharing a cell.

1/26/2015 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:43 am
Do you really believe that Rahm will straighten out city finances? All he will do is steal your pension. I would vote for a seeing eye dog, before I would vote for Rahm.

1/26/2015 09:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen's endorsement of garcia should give it hands down to Fioretti. I am sick of her racist crap by not endorsing bob because he is not a minority. She, Toni and chuy want
To blame the cops for the scum criminals being in jail because of profiling. Anyone who votes for Rahm or cop hating Chuy has completely lost it. Rahm must be defeated or we all lose. Rahm is DIBlasio with more cash.

1/26/2015 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, will leave office when he wants. I can't stand anymore than U, but when he has big time A-List celebrities like Speilbergers and corporate big shots kicking in its just a lost cause. for the next 10 to 15 years
we'll be doing his bidding. Again, its not what most coppers seem to want but it's a hard truth.
What frosts my body cam is if we just registered, stood together, and exercised a basic fundamental right his ass would be gone. Clinton coming to the City 2 back him or not.

1/27/2015 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fioretti, believe it or not is not a "shill" candidate. They are begging the Napolitano campaign to team up with them in 41. They want to team up with Naps organizations office, manpower and so on. They did polling in 41 and realize that OConnor will lose in a upset. Some of the 41st ward precents are coming back 10 to 1 against OConnor. They need 41 and 19 to take Rham into a runoff. Stay tuned and watch the 41st Ward closely.

1/28/2015 02:45:00 AM  

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