For overseas readers who don’t understand why so many Americans seethe with contempt for the elected officials who think they’re fit to condescendingly lecture the rest of us, here is just the latest example.
East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle is being sworn in to his office FROM HIS JAIL CELL. Battle is in jail on homicide and drug charges.The story broke BEFORE the election, but political party zealots still elected him. Hilarious! Chicago has a nationwide reputation for political sleaze. My low opinion of Barack Obama began back when he was running for the party nomination and I researched his past.
Little Barry O outdid even Richard Nixon for sliminess and it was apparent early on. In the cesspool of Chicago politics however, Obama bubbled and gurgled his way to the surface. Plus the Chicago crookedness often infects other parts of Illinois, too. Not so long ago BACK TO BACK Illinois Governors wound up in prison.
No, I’m not kidding. The ever-increasing frequency of things like this example are why I never hesitate to label members of the Democratic and Republican Parties as members of rival gangs of white collar criminals. So many of them spend their political careers barely one step ahead of an indictment yet they often have the nerve to look down their noses at their constituents and call them bigots and worse. Continue reading