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Sun Dec 6, 2015, 03:48 AM

6. Clinton crew never learns:It's not the crime, it's the coverup.

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Rahm was right about one thing - if he had not suppressed that tape until after his election last fall, he'd have been out on his ass from Chicagoland. He'd have never gotten ANY of Chicago's black vote. He, being an egotistical narcissist, had great expectations of running for national office following his time in Chicago. Now there is a second murder tape about to be released re the Chicago police, and Rahm's ambitions are dead in the water. Politically speaking, he is Dead Man Walking.

From today's Chicago Tribune:

"The danger for the mayor is that his support in Chicago is about a quarter-inch deep. He's like some weed in a crack in the sidewalk. There are no roots to hold this man. Because after playing African-American politicians and ministers for fools with that Laquan McDonald video, I don't see how the national stage can be open to him. The national media once kissed his hand as if he were a pasha. No more.

Yes, another new police shooting video is expected to be released of another victim, and now Hillary, has called for federal investigations of Rahm's police department. Even Bernie Sanders, appealing to that same African-American unrest, is demanding a federal probe.
Hillary and Bernie understand arithmetic. African-American politicians supported Rahm. And he kept that McDonald video under wraps until after his re-election. Without black votes, there can be no Democratic Party.

Rahm is a different creature. He craves conflict. But after what he's done, he can't ask African-Americans to support him again. Emanuel still has his hands on the levers of power, but these days, with that other video coming out and the Chicago Teachers Union moving toward a strike, the mayor of Chicago is not the Great and Powerful Rahm.

Whether it was his penchant for secrecy and plots and arrogance, Chicago has finally seen what's behind the curtain. And it isn't some terrible strongman or boss with a big voice. It's just a little guy on borrowed time.


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