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Pritzker push for Democratic National Convention could backfire

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Pritzker push for Democratic National Convention could backfire











Billionaire Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is pushing to bring the National Democratic Convention to Chicago to boost his chances to become president. So what entertainment can the convention offer delegates? in ChicagoStan Shootings. Carjackings. Gun violence. Anti-Police riots.

By Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania

Gov. JB Pritzker has so much money he can pretty much do whatever he wants, including helping to elect the Republican he preferred to run against him in November.

There is absolutely no doubt that Pritzker either directly or indirectly used money to slam all of the Republican gubernatorial candidates in the past June 28 republican Primary orchestrating the nomination of the person he felt would be his weakest opponent, Darren Bailey.

Bailey is a third-generation farmer born and raised in Louisville. And despite the perception Pritzker is hoping voters see, Bailey would probably make a great governor. At least he’s not afraid to stand up and confront the growing crime that is suffocating Chicagoland.

Chicago’s crime surge is spreading into the suburbs, like in Orland Park where a felon was recently caught driving around with a trunk full of weapons and ammunition at the Orland Park Mall. The suspect, Donzel Jenkins, is from Homewood, but he originated from Chicago where his street gang pals wreak havoc.




Hanania newspaper column on Pritzker pushing for Democratic National Convention

John Walsh dedicated his life to helping police capture America’s worst murderers after his son Adam was murdered hosting the popular TV show “America’s Most Wanted” and now “In Pursuit,” recently called Chicago a “killing field” the crime there is so out of control.

Chicago’s rising crime data is intentionally blurred because Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her Police Commander manipulate it because they can’t stop the killings.

Walsh said Chicago “is descending into holy hell.”

Chicago today is even worse than what it was when it was once nicknamed “Beirut on the Lake.” Columnist John Kass, who was bullied out of his job by the far left journalists at the once conservative Chicago Tribune, refers to it more accurately as “Chicagostan.”

Neither Lightfoot nor her accomplice Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have been able to do anything to prevent crime. They have done a lot to ease the burden on criminals, however.

So why would they risk bringing the Democratic National Convention to Chicago in 2024?

Instead of fighting crime effectively, Lightfoot and her biggest supporter billionaire Illinois Governor JB Pritzker want to bring the Democratic National Convention to Chicago in the summer before the November 2024 presidential elections.

Why? Well, they believe revenues could push aside the focus on crime, which they have done nothing to suppress.

Conventions bring in a lot of money and they create jobs for Chicagoans, assuming job prospects survive the Chicago OK Corral.

It’s just another Pritzker’s strategy to buy higher public office for himself. Leveraging his nearly $3 billion in wealth, Pritzker bought his 2018 election by overpromising and failing to deliver once elected.
What has Pritzker done for the state? (Crickets chirp loudly!)

He’ll most likely buy his re-election in November. And then, he will use his billions to set the stage for his US Presidential “shopping spree” nomination. Getting the Democratic National Convention here would give him great leverage to do that and set the state for his bought and paid for coronation.

But I am thinking, imagine all those politicians, staff and delegates coming to Chicago from the 29 other American states, roaming Chicago’s streets.

What if one of them is a victim of Chicago crime? Injured or even killed?

How would that make Chicagoland look to the nation or to the world? Can’t be worse, I guess.

Pritzker doesn’t care and neither does Lightfoot who wants to bring NASCAR to Chicago.

Imagine if one of the NASCAR drivers makes a pit stop during the race, and their race car is hijacked.

Lightfoot will blow it off as just another hijacking, if she does all of the other hijackings. She’s getting off easy because many hijackings start in Chicago but end up in the suburbs. Chicago’s crime spillover is not being addressed, but it should be.

Instead of spending his billions on confronting the gun-slinging gangbangers and changing the laws to give increased punishments, or to strengthen Chicago and suburban police, they are thinking more about their selfish political careers.

Chicago is one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Illinois ranks 49th as America’s worst state. Doesn’t that also mean Lightfoot is one of the worst mayors and Pritzker one of the worst governors?

What a record to run on. Record crime. Record murders. Record fees. Record unemployment.

Maybe Pritzker will make Lightfoot his running mate. Imagine the even greater records the duo could achieve by working together. Not for the taxpayers, of course. But for themselves.