Although Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is an incumbent who had the endorsement of the president of the United States, Tuesday’s election results show that the mayor with one of the country’s most recognizable names could indeed be “beatable,” a Chicago Tribune editorial said Wednesday.
All is not going so well politically for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Calling him “Mayor Hurt Locker” — a tag comparing his job in struggling and violent Chicago to diffusing bombs — Politico describes the politically connected Emanuel’s struggles to navigate a host of city problems, noting “the city’s perilous financial situation, marked by stratospherically underfunded pension liabilities, comes along with crime that’s too high, schools that don’t produce enough kids who can read or write, cratering infrastructure, awful poverty, racial isolation and an economy much slower than New York’s or LA’s to exit the recession.”
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand the city’s efforts to house young illegal immigrants from Central America, reportedly proposing to shelter an additional 1,000 of them by year’s end.
On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed that all gun sales in the city to be videotaped, as part of a plan to allow gun stores back in Chicago under very tight restrictions. Gee what does it take to get through to liberals, that criminals don’t buy guns in stores, they buy them on the black market? The only thing that would be taped are law abiding citizens.
Have you noticed? All of these cities planning to raise the minimum wage, are controlled by Democrats. And all are broke. A group of Chicago aldermen plan to introduce a proposal on Wednesday to boost the minimum wage in the nation’s third-largest city to $15 per hour, joining officials in other major U.S. cities who also are considering a hike.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has no better than a 50-50 chance of getting re-elected in 2015, said a veteran pollster who canvassed voters for the Chicago Sun-Times and found cratering support for the sharp-tongued former Washington operative. Among Chicago voters, 1 in 5 said Emanuel is an improvement on the previous mayor, Richard M. Daley, and fewer than a third of voters said they would support him if the election were held today, according to a new poll conducted for the Sun-Times.