It looks like the Democrats are pulling out a familiar strategy to deflect blame for their mounting FAILURES – RACISM!
Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently suffered an embarrassing defeat in the city’s election and will be replaced by Democrat Brandon Johnson. In an interview with MSNBC this week, Lightfoot argued that racism and other “right-wing forces” were to blame for her loss in the city which she admits is a “deep-blue Democratic city.”
But it’s certainly worth noting that crime under Lightfoot had skyrocketed out of control. During her four-year tenure which began in 2019, murders increased more than 58% as she fought to eradicate the Chicago Police Department’s budget in an effort to defund the police.
“We came up short, but I leave my office with my head held high,” Lightfoot said. “What we, I think, taught our city and taught the country is how to operationalize equity, whether it’s historic investments in affordable housing, the environment, our youth, coming up with a public safety that wasn’t just dependent upon law enforcement first and only.”
When MSNBC contributor Al Sharpton asked Lightfoot whether she believes her race played a role in her defeat, Lightfoot, who has repeatedly cited her race and her self-identification as a lesbian when describing her defeat, claimed that the reelection strategy of former President Donald Trump relied on attacking “cities and mayors” like herself, referencing Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta and Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C.
“There’s no question, Reverend Al, that there are some people in Chicago and across the country that don’t want mayors like me to succeed,” she continued.
“When the person with the biggest megaphone and biggest stage attacks you in a way that Trump attacked us, it unleashes a set off forces that are hard to control. Those dog whistles that were blown in 2020 are still resonating today, and it was fed by the uncertainty and the anger, and then funded by right-wing forces that wanted to take down a big-city mayor.”
The Delusional Democrat seems to forget that her successor Johnson is ALSO BLACK.
Chicago’s issues under Lightfoot extended well beyond just crime. The city has the second-highest tax burden in the nation for combined state and local sales tax rates, making it unbearable to live in. Lightfoot fought to make that HIGHER by introducing a property tax increase.
Prominent businesses such as food processing company Tyson, airplane manufacturer Boeing, constriction manufacturer Caterpillar, and hedge fund Citadel announced their exits from the city during her tenure even as Lightfoot said on her campaign website that she created “an environment that supports and sustains entrepreneurs and workers who make Chicago their home.”
Lightfoot failed the city of Chicago and completely destroyed it, but even on her way out she refuses to take ANY ACCOUNTAIBLITY which is why she’s somehow trying to claim that racism is to blame.
But the key here is the lack of accountability and it could be something we see out of Democrats all over the country in 2024. The Democrats NEVER want to admit that they failed at their jobs – even if Americans can clearly see it!