That would be the obvious media headline if a corrupt Republican mayor decided to brush off a skyrocketing murder rate, not to mention a looming teachers strike, to go help bail out his failed boss. It’s quite obvious he doesn’t care about the welfare of the children.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek campaign donations from big donors for President Obama, according to a report Wednesday in The Washington Post.
Emanuel will drop his honorific chairmanship of the Obama campaign to focus on raising money from big-dollar donors, the report said.
Obama’s campaign has trailed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in fundraising for the last several months and has been worried all year about how super-PACs aligned with the GOP could outspend the president and his allies.
Too little, and way too late. But hey, at least Rahm will get to party it up while the blood of black children washes down the sidewalks of the community Obama organized. That may well bode ill for both.
The roots of the high murder rate can be endlessly debated and even juxtaposed, as the mayor does, with a general decline in city crime. But the homicide rate itself remains a national curiosity as underscored by a Meet the Pressinterview Sunday when host David Gregory concluded a session with Emanuel on Obama’s re-election by mildly miffing a notoriously thin-skinned politician, it seemed, with queries about the crime mess.
A shame Obama’s adoring media would never dare to ask him why his community is such a mess.