Ruben Navarrette calls out Rahm Emanuel’s political stunts. Rahm wants the Latino vote so badly in Chicago that he has to lie to them even though he told and advised President Obama NOT to tackle the tough issue of immigration reform. Just think, if President Obama addressed immigration like he promised, we wouldn’t have rogue states like Arizona and Utah implementing SB 1070 type of laws. Russell Pearce (R-AZ), Steve Sandstrom (R-UT), and more are on our “unfriendly to Latinos” list — indefinitely. Pearce and Sandstrom have no idea that immigration laws remain under the federal jurisdiction’s Supremacy Clause. They are your modern day secessionists.
Rahm managed to piss off the Black and Latino Caucus when he was at the Hill, and he wants the African-American community and the Latino community to forget about his very serious mistakes when he ignored our communities.
I sincerely hope that Rahm loses the Mayoral race.
Anybody but Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor is our motto!
P.S. Make a note that Representative Luis Gutierrez endorsed Gery Chico, and not Rahm for mayor. ‘Nuff said.
……Talk to immigration reform activists, and they’ll tell you all about Emanuel. If Rahm was at the meeting, they say, nothing got done. The conversation was always about explaining why the administration couldn’t do immigration reform and never about finding a brave and creative way to get it done.
Someone who attended many of those meetings is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who represents a Chicago district. He has endorsed Chico. And, in a devastating Spanish-language ad, Gutierrez charges that while working in the Obama White House, Emanuel “turned his back” on immigration reformers.
It gets worse. Emanuel has been airing a Spanish-language ad of his own where he paints Chico as anti-immigrant, claiming that his opponent is against “amnesty” and in favor of Arizona’s tough new immigration law.
Talk about nerve. This guy really will say or do anything. That includes accusing opponents of not supporting something he himself has never supported — what the ad calls “amnesty.”
If Rahm Emanuel thinks that Latinos in Chicago are going to forget everything that he has ever done — and not done — and vote for him for mayor, then he’s the one who is dreaming. Read on>>>