Ding dong the witch is dead. The feckless Lori Lightfoot lost her re-election bid Tuesday after voters resoundingly said “enough” to her “woke thug” politics. Good riddance.
Lightfoot, who single-handedly beclowned herself and made the city the butt of jokes nationwide month after month. For example:
And then there were the headlines like these:
- “F**k Clarence Thomas!” Shouts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot During Pride Parade
- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Granting Interviews “Only To Black Or Brown Journalists”
- Did Chicago Punish Car Dealership Rocked By $1 Million Theft After Lightfoot Called Owner An “Idiot”?
- Chicago’s Ex-City Attorney Brands Mayor Lori Lightfoot A ‘Disaster’ After $2.9 Million Settlement Over Botched Police Raid
- Chicago Homicide Crisis Worsens As Mayor Lightfoot Fails To Quell Violence
- Illinois Sheriffs Reject Mayor Lightfoot’s Urgent Plea To Cover Police Shortage In Crime-Hit Chicago
- “I Have The Biggest D**k In Chicago”: Mayor Lightfoot Accused Of Berating Staff
Meanwhile the law-and-order candidate Paul Vallas won the election by a large margin (go figure). He failed to gain 50%+1, so there will be a runoff election April 4th. Second place finisher (and the hard-left Democrat Socialist) Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson will run against Vallas.
Johnson has campaigned on “Defund the Police.” He plans to take the money from police and give it to “the people.” In other words, he’s planning on taking Lori Lightfoot’s governing style and putting it on a heavy dose of steroids. Because if there’s one thing Chicago needs is fewer cops. Maybe if you’re a gang member.
It isn’t speculation about what happens when you “defund the police” to the tune of a hundred-plus million dollars plus and reducing the number of cops on the streets by 19% over the last four years. You get Chicago’s dysfunctional, crime-ridden society.
We will have to see if Vallas can appeal to the normals in Chicago to win the run-off election. No doubt all of the kooks and hard leftists (BIRM) will flock to vote against a law-and-order candidate. Their votes were diluted by all of the fringe candidates and now they can coalesce around Johnson.
Will the “normals” come out to vote again in April to help save the city? Time will tell.
While Vallas, if elected, won’t be able to fix the endemic problems overnight, hopefully within a year or two he can get a handle on the lunacy that’s Chicago.
If Johnson wins, look for the exodus of people and business from Chicago to accelerate dramatically.