The Chicago Tribune, like WTTW, The Sun Times and the less lights on news and opinion, wants, O so very badly, for you to believe that Chicago's mayoral election as anything to do with Bill De Blasio and Elizabeth 'Senator Squaw' Warren.
This is an election that finds a traditional south side Catholic Democrat ( pre 1972 Vintage) siding with Ald. Ricardo Munoz, some of the membership of SEIU to get Jesus Chuy Garcia a seat behind the big desk on the 5th floor of City Hall. Who'da thunk?
Chuy is a good guy and I don't care if he leans left from time to time. That makes him a liberal Democrat.
Rahm represents the absolute worst of what has become of the Democratic Party - an Orwellian swamp where only approved mandarins are allowed a place on a luxury tour boat. Rahm is one of the chosen and protected - Progressives. They are the class warriors who want the middle class gone, while mouthing fairness and equality platitudes.
I admire liberals. I detest Progressives.
Here is what the IN THE TANK for RAHM media offers -
. . . Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is framing the head-to-head showdown as part of an ideological fight for the soul of the Democratic Party.That narrative seeks to portray the candidacy of Garcia as another chapter in the same uprising of liberal progressives who take inspiration from the victories of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. A similar dynamic is playing out as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton preps an establishment Democratic presidential run and some in the party's left wing hope for an alternative.
Really? Hardly, Sisters. Chuy Garcia will define his own narrative. Here is what he actually said, "I'm optimistic that (Tuesday's) win will bring additional resources and talent to the campaign," . . .. I'm pretty sure that will happen, but I also hope that the Chicago debate about cities and the urban agenda will also resonate nationally, so that when both parties convene next year at their conventions, they can address specifically the plight of cities."
Nothing about Bessie Warren or Goofball Bill.
Neighborhood values, as opposed to small size, micro-smart out sourced red lights and bike lanes for transient hipsters. The Big money backs Progressive Rahm
The smart neighbors back Chuy Garcia.