I haven’t been following the mayoral race in Chicago—all I know is that Rahm Emanuel has a massive lead in the polls. But this story in the Chicago Tribune caught my attention for this sentence:
“[Two candidates] . . . slammed [Rahm] Emanuel for his positions on . . . reparations . . . Emanuel agreed with most candidates in supporting reparations for descendants of slavery, but said that all citizens need to keep in mind that the city has a significant budget deficit to tackle.”
One of the candidates, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, who is black and a community organizer slammed Emanuel, saying she was offended by his comments “because the nation was built ‘on the backs of slaves’.”
Holy. Freaking. Cats.
Who knew this reparations twaddle was taken seriously by anyone serious?
And Rahm would be all for it if Chicago’s budget picture was a little rosier?
Unfortunately this is bad news for the rest of us because if blacks want it, and community organizers want it, and Big Labor wants it, and Chicago wants it, it WILL be done by the Democrat legislature in Springfield.
I know how it will go down—another midnight vote along straight party lines, with the triumphant Democrats crowing “it’s the right thing to do” and that it will “stimulate” the economy.