Try stay focused on the subject context, for just 30 seconds, for dat hopey changey feewing, and you might get a real clue-Romney is NOt a part of the pchitcargo poliTical "machine"...otay?<quoted text>
How does it feel for Romney to turn on you Tea Baggers?
According to Lou Dobbs: since 1971, over 1000 Chicago politicians have gone to jail.
How the ‘Chicago Machine’ Operates
The ‘Chicago Machine’ modus operandi could be summarized by the following:
To merge the collective interest of the three largest ethnic groups in the City;
To use its voting base to guarantee political representation;
To ensure political participation (and order) through a highly ***regimented*** and organized system of neighborhood ombudsmen (also known as ward bosses, committeemen, and councilmen)
Many people hear the term,‘Pay for Play’ and assume that it is always an overt attempt to bribe someone for political access. While we see from Rod Blagojevich’s indictment that those egregious examples of greed exist, it is important to understand that a Pay for Play scheme rarely results in the direct exchange of cash for a favor.
Unbeknownst to the average citizen,‘Pay for Play’ is seen most commonly through the allocation of city, state, and federal contracts.
When it’s all said and done, it’s difficult to foresee if the way things are done will change much in this city. Geographically located to broker commerce, demographically suited to maintain its formidable political identity, and forever tied to its legacy of patronage, most are not waiting in expectation for the city to become a poster child for a transparent government.
S, Kay. Pimps. Preachers and Poloticians-Chicago’s Political History: Blago’s in Jail, Who’s Got Next? Chicagonow.com . 3/15/2012
Peeeyew...stinks of regimish-ness.
CLEAN Air for everyone-NOT just some!!