CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE: Conservative powerhouse Andy Martin asks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign
America’s leading independent conservative leader will hold a Chicago news conference on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd to demand that Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign. Andy Martin says that Emanuel has failed to deliver the most basic service of all — public safety — and that Chicago cannot be “fixed” or “saved” until Emanuel is removed from office. Andy calls Emanuel “Hollywood’s mayor, not Chicago’s mayor.” Andy calls for selection of a “fusion mayor” in the second of Andy’s explosive three-part series of columns accusing Emanuel and President Barack Obama of orchestrating a “back-door federal bailout” for Chicago if Obama is reelected.
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Conservative blogger and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign
Andy says Emanuel is a “failed leader” who is leading Chicago to disaster
Andy accuses Emanuel and President Obama of planning a “back-door federal bailout” of Chicago if Obama is reelected
Andy predicts Chicago’s current, half-hearted anti-crime efforts will not work and that Chicago will face continuing crises until a “fusion mayor” is selected
Andy says that “Chicago is dying” and that Emanuel’s style of abusive leadership is helping to kill off the city
Andy begins to issue valedictories to his “love affair with the State of Illinois, the People of Illinois and the City of Chicago”
Are FBI agents with time on their hands “waiting for Emanuel?”
PART TWO OF AN EXPLOSIVE THREE-PART SERIES ON “THE DEATH OF CHICAGO;” PART THREE WILL APPEAR ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
(CHICAGO) (September 3, 2012) Conservative blogger and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will hold a Chicago news conference today, Labor Day, to demand that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign from office. Andy says Emanuel is a “failed leader” whose management style is helping to kill off the city. Andy accuses Emanuel of being “Hollywood’s mayor, not Chicago’s mayor.” Andy accuses Emanuel and President Barack Obama of planning a “back-door federal bailout” of Chicago if Obama is reelected.
“I will not be voting in Illinois in November,” Andy says. “Forty-nine years ago I came to Illinois to play football. I immediately fell in love with the People of Illinois, the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. My love affair with Chicago was ‘love at first sight’ in 1963.
“Illinois was a wealthy state forty-nine years ago when I arrived. But since then politicians have plundered the People of Illinois. The wealth and productivity of the people has been misappropriated in the half-century that I have witnessed events in the state and city. Today Illinois is financially prostrate; the City of Chicago disintegrating before our eyes.
“No, I am not slowing down, not retiring, not walking away from the eternal Christian duty to help fellow citizens. But I think at this stage of life I can be more helpful if I return to my family roots and allow others to step into my shoes in Illinois. My office in Chicago will not be closing, and I will neither abandon nor forget the wonderful friends and associates with whom I have shared the past half century.
“As in any love affair, it seems to have begun just yesterday. It seems just yesterday I got off the Greyhound Bus in Champaign and began a new life. Later I worked for a U. S. Senator from Illinois who provided a lifetime of inspiration and integrity as a model. I hope I have been faithful to Senator Paul H. Douglas. Lord knows I have tried.
“After living in the same neighborhood for forty years there are memories everywhere.
“But new memories and new calls to duty also beckon as I return to my family’s roots. I hope there will also be new challenges and opportunities. I plan to be more active, not less. My energy levels are increasing, not declining. As always, I will do my best to serve ordinary citizens with integrity and competence. I may not always be popular, but I am always honest and always ‘call’em as I see’em.’
“Six years ago I challenged my own party and my own president to redirect resources from Iraq and Afghanistan to the United States. I continue to challenge my own party to rebuild America first. I should point out I was criticized by some members of my party, self-styled ‘conservatives,’ for my foreign and domestic ‘realpolitik,’ but I remained steady despite the criticism of my proposals.
“I continue to believe the first job of a conservative is to conserve these United States, not to engage in nation building or military adventures elsewhere based on illusory intelligence. So, yes, I am a ‘man of the cities,’ and a ‘man of the states,’ not a man-with-a-plan to bomb or invade any more foreign countries.
“As I prepare to register to vote somewhere else, I offer some thoughts about the ‘State of Chicago’ in 2012.
“Chicago is now led by a man who is morally and temperamentally unsuited to lead the embattled metropolis.
“Today I become the first Chicagoan–but certainly not the last — to call for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As Chicago continues to decline, Emanuel is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Emanuel’s remarks to Sun-Times flack Lynn Sweet that he is ‘containing’ crime are delusional (link below). I called for martial law and mobilization of the national guard three years ago; conditions in Chicago have continued to deteriorate. Crime is out of control. Unfortunately, the Democratic Party’s ‘base’ is not prepared to accept the harsh measures that are needed to regain control of the city. The Democratic Party’s ‘base’ is as delusional as Emanuel.
“Last Friday Emanuel announced that he was receiving ‘federal assistance’ to save Chicago. The story received no national prominence and was quickly forgotten in Chicago (see link below). But I perceive the genesis of an Emanuel/Obama ‘back-door federal bailout plan for Chicago’ and other failed cities managed by Democrats if Obama is reelected.
“Obama could never pass an urban bailout plan directly. Even Democrats in Washington know such legislation is dead-on-arrival, another hopeless Obama ‘dream’ from someone. But what Obama is doing for Emanuel shows how Obama would deplete federal resources through the back door, to bail out failed cities by reassigning federal officials to perform local police functions.
“Obama would take federal agents, who should be working on fighting terrorism and fighting foreign infiltration, and make them ‘gang officers’ in Chicago. But ‘gangs’ are a quintessentially local responsibility. According to the Chicago Tribune (link below) Emanuel claimed on Friday that ‘U.S. marshals and agents from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will help target gangs, drugs and guns.’ In other words, federal employees, supposedly paid to perform federal duties, will be retasked to perform essentially local police functions so Emanuel does not have to raise taxes to support hiring additional police officers.
“I didn’t know we had all these federal law enforcement employees with ‘time on their hands’ to make them provide local police functions in Chicago. Where are these ‘time-on-their-hands’ FBI agents today? Waiting for Emanuel?
“The ‘Emanuel/Obama back-door federal bailout plan’ will no doubt be extended to other failed cities, such as Los Angeles and, when a Democrat eventually takes over New York, to New York as well. Unable to govern through Congress, if reelected Obama would expand his efforts to govern through government fiat. Federal employees, who are paid and should be working on federal projects with national significance, would be assigned to local police work.
“To the extent federal agents are required to liaison with local police, presumably they are already doing that job. Why would Emanuel be announcing on Friday that federal employees would be expanding their duties, if they are already performing their federally-required assignments?
“I hope Governor Romney will realize the policy implications of what Obama is doing, and take Obama to task during the remaining days of the campaign.
“By default, I suppose, I have become the Republican Party’s advocate for the nation’s cities. We can’t abandon our cities, but we can’t make them federal wards either. Obama wants to essentially federalize local law enforcement. The Chicago back-door federal bailout is how he would accomplish his goal if he is reelected.
“Notice that Emanuel’s latest pronouncement makes no mention of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, who actually does have a duty to spend money to rescue Chicago. Quinn is silent on the expenditure of state police and national guard resources in Chicago. Instead Quinn remains silent while Emanuel/Obama craft a back-door bailout role for the federal government. Failed leaders want to pursue the same failed policies with federal funds to subsidize their endeavors.
“In my opinion, Emanuel’s abrasive management style only adds to the deteriorating situation in Chicago. Beginning in 1968, I took on both Daley-the-father and Daley-the-son. But despite their other limitations, the Daleys knew how to craft solutions, not merely create confrontations. That’s why the Daley Dynasty lasted over half a century.
“What does Chicago need to survive? We need a ‘fusion’ leader who can work with both Democrats and Republicans. We need someone who will be able to work with President Mitt Romney if Romney makes it into the White House. Ironically, Chicago conducts ‘nonpartisan’ elections for mayor in a very partisan manner.
“Frankly, the Republican Party also needs new voices and new leaders. During the last election Republicans made no effort to corral Chicago voters. If they had, they would have and could have elected a new governor in 2010. The Republican Party’s narrowing base has become self-limiting in CookCounty government, where Republican Governor Richard Ogilvie first served as sheriff and county board president.
“Finally, Emanuel is not, in my opinion, ‘Chicago’s mayor.’ Emanuel is ‘Hollywood’s mayor.’ During his campaign for mayor, Emanuel’s prime base of support was Hollywood money raised by his family, not local contributions from local people in Chicago. Emanuel used Hollywood money to overpower local candidates and essentially ‘buy’ the mayor’s office. The limitations of Emanuel’s strategy are now apparent. Emanuel is a leader without an army, with essentially no support within the party establishment. Emanuel cannot lead the city, because no one would follow him. Democrats-of-the-base are all angling to be his successor, despite the fact the entire Chicago Democratic Party is as bereft of leadership potential as Emanuel himself.
“That is why today I call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign as Mayor of Chicago,” Andy says. “I love Chicago. I hate to see the city dying.”
SEPTEMBER 3RD CHICAGO NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Illinois corruption-fighter and Internet Powerhouse/Conservative blogger Andy Martin
Andy Martin demands that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel resign, accuses Emanuel and Obama of planning a Chicago “back-door federal bailout”
Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash,
Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)
Monday, September 3, 2012, 2:00 P.M.
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