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    Sharpton is a useless hack. I am very pleased to see the citizens beginning to see the truth about Chicago politics.
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    The problem in Chicago is both side know no bounds when it comes to corruption. Return no one to their current office and see if the message comes through loud and clear. There are good people on both sides of the isle, the trick is getting enough of them in office at the same time.
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    @marine1 Hey marine, how do you feel about those military pension cuts especially after they just had a plan to increase spending on nuclear capabilities plan that will cost 355Billion$, while cutting 6Billion from the military who served our country?
    Idk if you are familiar with MainePrepper:http://youtu.be/6 gOJEQBiJIo
    but that video illustrates it better than I can.
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    Just beginning? To hear Breibart's spin on this it's as if this is the first time any of these things have ever been mentioned. Maybe they should pay more attention. I have very little doubt that the black community in Chicago have expressed a desire for more gainful employment as a means to help lower crime in their communities. Anyone who says otherwise or claims that is a revolt are morons. Then again this is a Breitbarts story. It goes without saying whoever was reading it to the begin with should be questioning their decision making.
    As for the local politicians, democrats in this case, being corrupt, HALLELUJAH, you're preaching to the choir. I've said it a million times already. The more localized government becomes the more apparent and entrenched the corruption is. This is why we have a federal government. It's not just Chicago. It's not just democrats. It's nearly every town and city or county across this country.
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    Looks to me like more and more are getting tired of the Democrats and I do think they're in for some surprises in the up coming elections. Look at the back lash the PC Liberal whiny asses got over DD...were getting tired of them, everyone is starting to get tired of them and the general public isn't stupid as to who ran Detroit into the ground.

    No one wants to be another Detroit.
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    @BravoJuliet seems like most in office want the whole country to look like Detroit,outsource jobs then outsource the citizens workers right here in the USA .

    some folks you can throw a bone of free rides and they are happy,then get used to those handouts and get hurt when they run out.
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    @PolitixMary - Your question misses the mark. It isn't will "Chicago's black voters start voting Republican"...it should be are their comments correct about the Chicago Machine and the fact that Elitist Politicians are only giving lip-service to the real problems.

    The people are fed up with the bullshit and lies coming from both the Democrat and Republican Professional Politicians while people are starving and killing each other.

    JOBS over Handouts EVERYDAY...EVERYWHERE!
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    Mary gives a perfect opportunity to comment on the changing face of Chicago voters and how things are possibly headed for a change there, and you have to post a one liner about Sharpton.
    I suppose whatever it takes to get the vote ups huh Vance? Sorta makes me wish Politix had the equivalent of Pom Poms for you.
    Go Vance! Vance Vance he's our Man!
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    No, but it shows that more and more people are getting tired of the system in which we seem to be forced to live and are looking for answers. They want REAL results not the BS promises given by "nameless one(s)" to get them in office and then have to live with their worthlessness for the next 4-6 years.
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    The people from that community are very aware of what the problems are. They may not turn into libertarians or Republicans overnight, but if they can break free of the Democratic Party machine, that's a great first step.
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    No they are deflecting blame. The black community only has themselves to blame bc, contrary to what Ms. Pearson said, they do "...have a gang, guns, drugs problem."
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    @mtkopf Yes, and there is only way to correct that and it's not gun control but politician control. Vote for those who think 100 years of failure should be enough to do a rethink, redo, do something different. If a created black market and associated problems, violence, corruption, and gangs is a result of that, then that.....needs to be changed.
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    @Hillofbeans no. The only way to correct that is have a black leader go into the black community and tell them the truth: they need to start acting like humans. They need to teach their kids things like morals, life skills, responsibility. They need to stop blaming the everybody else for their lot in life.
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    @mtkopf Goes with what I said, most are into drugs and crime, and they teach their kids that a quick buck from drugs is ok, rather than respect for self and working. I agree though, they blame everything and everyone but themselves, no personal responsibility.
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    @Hillofbeans bingo! And that's why, even if the Dalai Lama himself were to be elected mayor, the black community would be no better off.
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    "Sharpton and other leaders said they will study the recordings to learn from the crowds suggestions and come up with a "10 point plan" for action."

    Translation: "We will ignore what the citizens said and do whatever is most lucrative, and gets me on TV!"
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    sharpton is one of there biggest problems hes a leach lier and a volcher hes just sees a opening to get hes greesy hands in the pot he has never cared about anyone but him self look how he got famous tawana bralwie all lies that he set up he would do anything to get a head and thats the real truth but like most charlitons he finds his followers
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    Sharpton did nothing of value other than get the response we are hearing nationwide, we are tired of politicians making decisions that harm rather than help. There will be an uprising from the nation in the 2014 elections, this is spreading nationwide and hopefully these people will vote differently in the elections. It is not the political party you should vote for, it is the candidate that reflects your personal views and opinions.
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    @Bill2E as an almost lifelong resident of Chicago, let me say a couple of things:
    1.) The problems in the black community do not stem from "...nepotism, cronyism, patronage..." The problems stem from the black community itself.

    2.) There is a problem with gangs, guns, drugs.
    Blaming anyone other than the parents is not addressing the problem.

    3.) Ms. Wendy Pearson, an opponent of Mayor Emmanuel's school closings, is only advancing her own agenda. The public teachers had a highly publicized strike last year. The teachers received a significant raise. The school board had to close/merge some under enrolled schools. She, as well as the teacher's union blame the Mayor. Whether it was his decision or not, doesn't matter. The city could not afford both the significant increase in pay/benefits AND keeping open partially filled schools.
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    Minorities have been used by democrats for decades. For all the gum-flapping over Republicans not being interested in helping minorities, the facts show that all democrats have done is keep them in poverty.

    Reminds me of the rule: If you keep voters poor and angry, they will vote for a democrat. When they become successful, they will vote Republican.

    Time will tell if the light bulb is finally flickering to life in Chicago.
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    Preach on!

    It surprises me to hear anyone say Obama and the liberals take care of minorities!? The unemployment rate among black males is the highest it has been in DECADES!
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    @1971tennessee True.

    Seems that some folks need to realize that Al Sharpton and his ilk would be out of a job if a majority of blacks became successful.
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    Chicago's poor may be tired of the dem machine but, after generations of conditioning, it will be hard for them to toss out those who offer the most free stuff.
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    @Thunderchicken I really don't care about the "size" of government. How exactly does one measure the "size?" I'd prefer effective government. Is there a scale. Everyone talks about the size but no one says what size would be preferable?
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    Getting rid of the TSA and the NSA would be a step in the right direction. These two organizations disregard the Constitution on a daily basis.
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    What it suggest is they are cutting the chains of modern day slavery the Shitcago and national democratic party has placed them in for far to long.More power to them the voters.
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    Sharpton is race hustler and a shakedown artist. His job is promoting himself often through hoaxes. His self proclaimed reverend status is dubious at best. Very simply , he`s a ass.
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    "We don't have a gang, guns, drugs problem. We have a nepotism, cronyism, patronage problem."

    That's it. Deflect the blame to everybody else except for your own community. It doesn't matter WHO is elected, until you face your faults and change, you will always have the problems of gangs drugs and guns.

    Why not try teaching your kids not to get pregnant while they are kids themselves. Try teaching your kids to be responsible, to be respectful. Ma ybe actually raise your child.

    No. That would actually mean you would have to be a parent yourselves and take responsibility for your child and actually love someone more than you love yourself.

    Sorry, "...nepotism, cronyism, patronage..." are not the reasons why your your 12 y.o. black gangster disciple son is running around with a glock and selling crack.
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    I wouldn't say that though automatically start voting for Republicans but they might attend a tea party meeting.. . it seems that at least some of the people in that meeting were sending a message to Al Sharptounge that they are tired of being held down by the Democrat Party and lied to.... interesting... very interesting
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    Wow ! That's what I've been saying for years now! Stop worrying about increasing and extending every government program coming and going....and start worrying about getting the government out if the way...and create some jobs!
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    The meeting suggest that the Black community is as fed up as the rest of us with inept leaders making false promises. Sounds like Harold LUCAS ought to be running for an elected position. He seems to have the right take on the issue. I do agree that you could see a shift toward more progressive candidates. Whether that bodes well, remains to be seen...
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