Sun-Times Columnist Rahm Emanuel Praises the Awesome Job Mayor Rahm Emanuel is Doing

Posted by on Aug 08, 2012 at 10:40 am

You’ve got to love this one:

The Mayor, who’s the same guy as the columnist, goes own to pump himself up in the most self-serving fashion possible.

Here’s my economic quiz for the day: Which city led the country in job growth in the past year and experienced the largest drop in unemployment at 14.8 percent? Chicago.

Which city saw the greatest rise in home prices, 4.5 percent, in the latest Case-Shiller survey of 20 major metro areas? Chicago.

Which city is building 1,400 new hotel rooms and seeing the second biggest jump in hotel construction nationwide? Chicago.

Where did hotel occupancy rise to 90 percent in June and tourist spending set records by rising to
$12 billion in the past year? Chicago.

Where is demand for retail, manufacturing and shipping space higher than at any time in the past four years? Chicago.

Which downtown is seeing its first office tower built on spec since 1998 and seeing building sales rise to the highest level in five years? Chicago.

A commenter rebuts:

Which city leads the country in monthly murders and killings ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in flash mob attacks ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in the rise of sexual attacks ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in attempted robberies ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in rising taxes ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in highest gas prices ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in government corruption ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country in smoke & mirrrors ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with the worst public education ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with red light cameras ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with the worst traffic ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with political cronyism ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with the dumbest voters ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with lying to its’ citizens ?
Chicago
Which city leads the country with pandering media ?
Chicago

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18 Responses to “Sun-Times Columnist Rahm Emanuel Praises the Awesome Job Mayor Rahm Emanuel is Doing”

  1. spepper on 8/08/12 at 11:13 am

    “Mayor Emanuel Says Local Economy Is Booming”

    ….not if you’re a Chic Fil A employee…..

  2. kbdabear on 8/08/12 at 11:18 am

    [i] Where did hotel occupancy rise to 90 percent in June and tourist [s] spending[/s] assaults set records by rising to
    $12 billion in the past year? Chicago. [/i]

    FIFR

  3. kbdabear on 8/08/12 at 11:19 am

    I wonder how many of those new hotels will actually have guests in them?

    I’m guessing that Rahmbo learned from the Chinese

  4. Greg Smith on 8/08/12 at 11:34 am

    Had a chance to take a professional development course but it was to be held in Chicago. I skipped it. Will take it elsewhere – not going to spend my money in that town ever again if possible.

  5. zipity on 8/08/12 at 11:47 am

    Perhaps the “booming” Rahm “Mini-Me” Emanual is referring to is simply the rampant and deadly gun shots ringing out in the city with the most draconian gun-laws of any US city. Gun laws do one thing, and one thing only. The keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, since criminals by definition don’t give a s**t about gun laws….

    You’d think the Libs were smart enough to figure that out. You can think it, but you’d be wrong….

  6. Occasional Reader on 8/08/12 at 12:01 pm

    Which city has openly welcomed a racist, anti-Semitic hate group to help “patrol” its increasingly violent streets?

    Chicago.

  7. Occasional Reader on 8/08/12 at 12:03 pm

    Which city has threatened retaliation using official power against business owners who don’t share the Mayor’s opinion on social issues?

    Chicago (inter alia).

  8. Dennis Morehouse on 8/08/12 at 12:24 pm

    The libs HAVE figured out that gun laws keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens. That’s why those laws were originally passed in Chicago; because too many political thugs in the 1800s were getting shot by the people they attacked.

    Politicians really ARE a criminal class, especially in Chicago.

  9. Matt on 8/08/12 at 3:23 pm

    what city writes it’s own articles praising itself?

    chicago.

    what city gives the mayor position to a man who works closely with a senator?

    chicago.

    I love this city, but an article written by Rahm? please.

  10. Deana on 8/08/12 at 4:34 pm

    Live in las vegas for 6 months. You’ll find as much of that negative and probably more.

  11. Ed Patrick on 9/09/12 at 7:35 am

    Maryland’s Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made similar claims a decade ago in her failed bid for governor. Double-digit drop in gun murder, while homicide increased. Double-digit drop in crime three times higher than the drop in Virginia, but would still have taken a dozen years to catch VA at that rate. With bodies stacked like cordwood, it’s amazing that the leaders will claim policy righteousness. It’s like Hitler getting up in May of 1945 to declare that no nation in the world has seen a larger drop in the murdering of Jews than in Nazi Germany.

  12. zippy on 9/09/12 at 7:39 am

    It’s easy to lead in job growth rate if last year you only added one job and this year you added three. Thats a 200% increase. Too bad there are millions of folks looking for work while Rahm’s four relatives get no-show jobs. Way to go! Maybe Obama will vist again and cost the taxpayers a few million more for security and shut dow traffic and business for the day.

  13. Truth on 9/09/12 at 12:58 pm

    Anywhere in the world, the quality of life and living standards are inversely proportional to the amount of blacks living in said area.
    The more blacks there are, the worse off it is for any human beings living in said area.
    Call me a racist, I don’t care. Blacks aren’t human, so it really isn’t a racial issue, more along the lines of speciesism. One cannot deny the facts.

  14. Flabbergasted on 12/12/12 at 1:01 am

    It is very sad when people believe in evolution and subscribe to the idea of humans being inferior to one another. I love the way God designed all the people’s frome one source two original people. Civilization is more a heart condition than an economy. it is about treating people with dignity and love. An African hut that shelters the newborn or elderly with kindness is more civilized than a ruthless entitled and impowered rich person whoneglects their family and society. That does not mean that the rich cannot be gracious and kind or the poor cannot be corrupt. The people that are humble will have healing in their land. Poor does not necessarily mean humble, they can be the most self righteous. rich does not always mean proud and arrogant. a persons character is separate from circumstance. for example a person may be generous whether rich or in the meanest of circumstance.