Democrats Should Be Embarrassed By Chicago Mayoral Election Results
While much of the prevailing media wisdom is that “History was made” for “diversity” in Chicago as a result of Tuesday’s mayoral Election, we have a different takeaway. Democrats at large and Chicago Democrats in specific should be embarrassed by Chicago’s election results.
Chicago's next mayor will make history as the first black woman to run one of the three largest cities in the U.S. One of the two candidates would also be the first openly gay mayor of a city this size. https://t.co/9CpLkteEEq
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 28, 2019
Kudos to the Windy City for embracing diversity in its Mayoral election! https://t.co/dIv1CaWK0C
— Dolphin Democrats (@DolphinDems) February 28, 2019
I grew up in the Chicago suburbs and read the @chicagotribune every day. I assumed that Richard Daley or his family would always be mayor; that was the Chicago machine way.
— Adam Hasz (@arhasz) February 28, 2019
Yes, it is historic that an African American woman will be the next mayor of Chicago. Sadly, no matter who wins the runoff, the next mayor will be a progressive who will only dig Chicago into a bigger fiscal hole than the one the city is already in.
That said, the reason Democrats should be embarrassed is because only 32.8% of the voting public participated in this “historic event.” That’s pathetic.
Chicago just barely escaped having record-low turnout in yesterday's mayoral election. https://t.co/fRsfY7Z0CM
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 27, 2019
Democrats are constantly crowing about how President Trump has to be impeached because he’s a threat to our democracy. But what do Democrats care about democracy when less than 33% of them vote in their own elections in a town owned lock stock and smoking barrel by their own party? It shows Democrats don’t care about democracy. They only care about their own power. Why bother voting when that power is locked in regardless of result?
Democrats want the entire nation to look like Chicago…One party, a demoralized voting base, with elected officials who will never be able to fix the problems their own party has baked into the system by design.