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Daley Fri Feb 12 2010

Mayor Daley Calls Out War Protesters

I don't even know what to say about this. Mayor Daley at a recent speaking engagement lamented the absence of war protesters, calling them out for being fair-weather protesters. As we all know, protesting the war in 2003, when public opinion was in support of it and the entire mainstream political establishment was agitating for it, constitutes "fair weather".

The Mayor says that the protesters have disappeared because a Democrat is in the White House. So was the Mayor there with a bandana over his face and a Free Mumia patch on his arm last December when protesters were out against the escalation in Afghanistan? No, he was noticeably silent.

Watch the Mayor tack left. He needs those Lakefront voters that Preckwinkle won so handily.

And please, go listen to his earnest audio.

 
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anthony / February 14, 2010 10:43 PM

Daley knows the U.S. is in the midst of a serious political and economic decline and spending money on foriegn wars won't help turn it around. He'll tell you if you ask: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-oped-0215-mccarron-20100213,0,1142827.story

Best thing about the old guy is he's not afraid to say things we're afraid to hear.

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