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ILGOP lashes out at Emanuel

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 - Posted by Rich Miller

* From the Illinois Republican Party

Madigan’s Mayor Strikes Again
Rahm lectures West Coast Elite while his political fixer foments a crisis at CPS

While his handpicked political fixer was ordering $46 million in avoidable new cuts to Chicago schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was hanging out in California spouting political advice and inadvertently revealing the sad truth that his cuts are all about trying to gain a political advantage.

“Rahm Emanuel could have spent the last two months working to pass the agreed-to comprehensive pension reform deal that would have benefited Chicago Public Schools, but rather than do what is right, Rahm focused on how to cut services and blame someone else,” said Illinois GOP spokesman Aaron DeGroot. “Madigan and the Mayor are playing from the same divisive playbook, trying to create a crisis and hurt people instead of working to find common ground. It’s time for Mayor Emanuel to stop playing the part of Madigan’s junior partner and actually work to get results for his city.”

From his perch at Stanford University yesterday, Mayor Emanuel espoused a political world view of trying to foster disagreement and division. During Emanuel’s political lecturing, his hatchet man was busy slashing school budgets and trying to create a crisis for his boss who infamously advised to never let a serious crisis go to waste.

In case you don’t have your decoder ring handy, the unnamed “handpicked political fixer” and “hatchet man” is Forrest Claypool, to whose campaign committee Bruce Rauner gave $250,000 back in the aughts.

       

9 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:04 am:

    ===Forrest Claypool, to whose campaign committee Bruce Rauner gave $250,000 back in the aughts===

    Rauner also lashed out at Pritzker after the Foundation gave $5 million for Diana’s “The Ounce”

    Rauner isn’t the type of friend you’d call “invested” in you. Rauner is invested in monies with or because of you but will turn on you as sure as you’re born.


  2. - Under Influenced... - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:09 am:

    Have to hand it to the GOP chop shop, they never let an opportunity slip by.


  3. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:10 am:

    That last bottle of Merlot must have turned to vinegar.


  4. - Pangloss - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:11 am:

    Maybe if the Mayor of Chicago tried speakin’ like he’s chewin’ tobaccy, the billionaire Governor of Illinois who attended Dartmouth and Harvard wouldn’t be so mean to him for speakin’ at Stanford.


  5. - Henry Francis - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:12 am:

    Emmanuel was hanging out in California?

    Yah, at Stanford trying to encourage brainiacs to come to Chicago.

    Wasn’t Rauner recently hanging out in California? I thought I heard something about that, but obviously not from the Il Dems.


  6. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:22 am:

    I hope Tiny Dancer received a warmer reception on the Left Coast than on a similar recent trip down to the UIUC, where he was all but run outta the room by BLM folks.


  7. - OkComputer - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:35 am:

    “back in the aughts”

    I believe you mean the “naughties”


  8. - VanillaMan - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 11:59 am:

    ILGOP keeps showing themselves as too juvenile to govern when they do stuff like this.


  9. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Feb 7, 17 @ 12:19 pm:

    –West Coast elite–

    I take it that the kiddie korps at the Illinois GOP have no clue that Stanford is the pre-eminent university in the country for conservative thought and scholarship. Not to mention the anchor for hi-tech private entrepreneurship.

    But, then again, what’s “conservative” about the Illinois GOP these days? They got no truck with fancy book-learnin, based on their squeeze-the-beast actions.

    I guess the intention for all that talk of Cal-eye-forn-e-yay and West Coast elites is to rile up the fellers whittlin’ round the cracker barrel at the fillin’ station.

    Rauner’s store-bought Chicago city slickers obviously think their intended audience are a bunch of rubes.


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