if obama is so great, then why isn't chicago better ??

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    seriously, i was born in chicago. it was the same way. and it's always been democrat. what about annenberg project and community organising.
    what about michelle robinson growing up democrat and being mayor daley's assistant ? (her father was a precinct captain).

    with chicago, with it's rich history of democrat politics and politicians, and the obamas as our most prominent native son and daughter., what's up with chicago ?
     
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    Obama is the mayor of Chicago, too?

    Wow.
     
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    Obama never ran Chicago.

    But I will say that no Politician Can change Chicago. In Order to Rise in the Chicago Political Machine you must play the Game, Corruption, Organized Crime, Union Bosses, By the time you get into a Position to change anything, they own your ass in that Town. Not much Better in the Illinois State Government either.
     
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    The thing I liked about growing up on the south side of Chicago was that there were some pragmatic limits. I remember a politician saying there is honest graft and dishonest graft, dishonest graft is wrong. Since that time I have lived in other large cities and some very small towns. All had graft, it was just done differently, the small towns graft I thought were the worst, it was good ole boy graft, wink, wink.
     
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    All the really shitty cities were ran by democrats for decades....They are the worst at running ANY government.
     
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    Chicago is one of the great cities of the world, not that that has much to do with Obama. What's your beef?
     
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    Take a stroll down Rush St with some gold after dark and come back and say that
     
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    It is a great city if you like corruption and high crime.
     
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    There is no Reason a City Can be Great, but also have a Corrupted Government.

    I love Chicago I love about 230 Miles away by Boat Across the Lake in MI and we go there often, Have lots of Friends there, but to deny that Chicago's government is extremely Corrupted is to Deny Chicago's History, and Current situation.
     
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    When was Obama mayor of Chicago?
     

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