Implosion of the Democratic Party: Illinois edition
Earlier in the month, polling for the other state’s Democratic leader, Mayor Emanuel, had him at a 37% approval rating. That’s half of what it was a year ago just after Rahm spent $11 million hedge-fund and Hollywood dollars to get elected.
Clearly Chicagoans have buyers’ remorse. Rahm’s mismanagement and bullying provoked the first teachers strike in a quarter century and have sent murder rates to levels we haven’t seen since the crack epidemic of the 90s. Last night’s midnight firing of CPS CEO JC Brizard was a not-so-subtle attempt to shift the blame and a sign of Rahm’s growing self-made troubles.