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  •  Since when did union opinions matter? (2+ / 0-)

    Last time they did was sometime in the late 1940s.

    Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

    by corvo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:07:29 AM PDT

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    •  Votes. (0+ / 0-)

      Not to mention parents of kids.

      Even in Chicago, votes count.

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      by dinotrac on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:09:22 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah, right, votes count (2+ / 0-)

        in a one-party city not exactly known for clean elections.

        Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

        by corvo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:13:37 AM PDT

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        •  And what choice do progressives have when (1+ / 0-)
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          their choice is the lesser of two plutocratic servants? Damned and more damned?

          Okay, but how many shits is it worth to you?
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          by Words In Action on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:29:17 AM PDT

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          •  Now that is a different question, but we have (1+ / 0-)
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            managed to have Harold Washington and Jane Byrne in the past, for what that's worth.

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            by dinotrac on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:44:41 AM PDT

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            •  After Richard J. Daley died (0+ / 0-)

              and left a power vacuum.

              There's no power vacuum right now.

              "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is the first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk. Every state is totalitarian at heart; there are no ends to the cruelty it will go to to protect itself." -- Ian McDonald

              by Geenius at Wrok on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:57:21 AM PDT

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              •  Are you sure about that? (0+ / 0-)

                Rahm is acting like a Dailey, but does he have the same staying power, not to mention the carefully-cultivated local connections?

                Rahm is all Godfather.

                Daley could be Godfather (Miegs Field comes to mind), but also knew how to pass around the sugar to keep the machine parts loyal.

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                by dinotrac on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 08:14:50 AM PDT

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