Tonight, local media outlets have declared Brandon Johnson the winner of the Chicago mayor’s race. Johnson, the Chicago Teacher’s Union pet candidate, won by about 1% of the vote. Politically speaking, Brandon Johnson makes Lori Lightfoot look like a “moderate.”
Law-abiding, productive residents of Chicago had better buckle up because Johnson’s just the opposite of a law-and-order candidate. Ditto for law-abiding gun owners who will no doubt suffer Johnson’s ire as he has to have a scapegoat for the crime that will continue to explode onto every street and into every neighborhood as criminals become even more emboldened thanks to his “leadership.”
Elections have consequences. Those living in and those visiting Chicago will get to experience those consequences gooder and harder in the coming years.
Just to put things into perspective, while Chicago’s major crimes are up 104% in the last two years, down in Florida under the leadership of Ron DeSantis, violent crime is at a 50-year low.
It’s not rocket science.