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The Democratic Party is developing a well earned reputation for being the WWE of the political world, as strife and fierce competition among many in its ranks continues to heat up, likely due to folks positioning themselves for both the 2018 election and the presidential election in 2020.

Politics has always been the perfect platform for arrogant schmucks and blowhards to come to blows in a way that didn’t involve actual fisticuffs. If you think all of the mudslinging you see today is somehow a invention of the 20th and 21st centuries, think again.

Thomas Jefferson engaged in some extremely brutal verbal pugilism back in his day that would put some of the attacks you see campaigns launch now to shame. It’s actually kind of impressive. Google it. You won’t regret it.

The latest war of words to explode on the political scene and possibly alter the landscape of the Democratic Party comes in he form of a tiff between a Kennedy running for governor and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Fox News is reporting:

In a war of words between heavyweight names in the national Democratic establishment, a Kennedy running for governor has slammed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his alleged complicity in a gentrification plan that critics say is forcing African-Americans and other minorities out of the country’s third-largest city.

“I believe that black people are being pushed out of Chicago intentionally by a strategy that involves disinvestment in communities being implemented by the city administration,” said Chris Kennedy, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination ahead of a March 20 primary. “I believe Rahm Emanuel is the head of the city administration and therefore needs to be held responsible for those outcomes,” Kennedy said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“This is involuntary. That we’re cutting off funding for schools, cutting off funding for police, allowing people to be forced to live in food deserts, closing hospitals, closing access to mental health facilities. What choice do people have but to move, to leave?” Kennedy was quoted as saying. “And I think that’s part of a strategic gentrification plan being implemented by the city of Chicago to push people of color out of the city. The city is becoming smaller, and as it becomes smaller, it’s become whiter.”

Kennedy, the son of late U.S. Sen. Robert Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, is hoping to appeal to African-American voters in a primary challenge against Chicago businessman J.B. Pritzker. The Kennedy name still carries resonance among older African-American voters in Chicago due to the role the Massachusetts political family played in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Emanuel’s office responded to Kennedy’s criticism by associating him with two Republican politicians who have little support in the Democratic stronghold of Chicago: President Donald Trump and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Emanuel has made a complete and total mess out of Chicago, an area that was already a complete and total mess to begin with. His time in office has been rocked with numerous scandals, an obscenely large homicide rate, and much more.

The homicide rate has made him a favorite target of President Trump who has not been a bit shy about putting him on blast for his failure to curb inner city crime, especially with the mountain of gun control laws that exist in the city.

Gee, it’s almost like gun control laws don’t stop criminals from getting their hands on illegal weapons to use against law abiding citizens.

Kennedy is likely just trying to get his name out in the public eye to help raise campaign funds, which he’s struggled to raise, especially since he’s not being backed by the Democrat establishment.

Either way, it’s always fun to watch Democrats eating their own.



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