Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chicagoist: Rahm Emanuel Booed At South Side Basketball Tournament

[VIDEO] Well, I understand that booing politicians is something of a tradition here. In fact when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last June at a rally Gov. Quinn was booed by Blackhawks fans. So what happened with the Mayor at a basketball tournament at St. Sabina Parish could be a sign of that.

However if you want to read into it, St. Sabina is a predominantly Black community and is home to the controversial Father Michael Pfleger. And thus this quote from Chicagoist: "Next, there's the tenor of Mayor Emanuel's actions toward the African-American community itself, which can be best described as an amazingly wrongheaded exercise in biting the political hand that feeds you."

Of course there are many issues facing the residents of the South and West sides of the city and most importantly Mayor Emanuel's most significant voting block who propelled him to victory in 2011. I'm sure many haven't forgotten the school closings and of course crime & safety is still an issue at the forefront for many.

Anyway, I don't want to read too much into that moment. The Mayor probably isn't popular in some parts of the city, however, it doesn't help that no one is visibly stepping up to face him in 2015.

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