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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Thinks ‘About 99%’ of Criticism Aimed at Her is Due to Racism and Sexism

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Thinks ‘About 99%’ of Criticism Aimed at Her is Due to Racism and Sexism

Stop it. Not everyone criticizing you is a sexist and/or racist.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot claimed around 99% of the criticism thrown at her is because of racism and sexism:

“About 99%” of the criticism Lightfoot gets as mayor is motivated by racism and sexism, Lightfoot told WTTW News.

“Look at my predecessors,” Lightfoot said, adding that former Mayor Richard M. Daley wasn’t known for holding “tea sessions” with opponents and that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t known as a “polite guy who was a uniter.”

“Women and people of color are always held to a different standard,” Lightfoot said. “I’ve known that my whole life.”

Lightfoot said she was elected to “disrupt the status quo” and that is designed to make people uncomfortable but pledged to continue improving.

Lightfoot said her critics are motivated to speak out because they “don’t like to see a woman assume power.”

Shut up. Shut up. SHUT UP.

I am sick and tired of people using the race and sex card to deflect criticism. Are some because of racism and sexism? Sure. But 99%? Heck no.

I grew up in Chicago. I still have family in Chicago. I still follow Chicago news. Guess what. People slammed Daley and went hard against Emanuel.

If you cannot take the heat get out of the kitchen. Wait, is that sexist?

Lightfoot’s comments give fuel to sexists. “See? Women cannot handle being in charge! They’re too emotional and whiny.”

Please stop ruining the progress women fought and sacrificed for so someone like Lightfoot could be mayor of a large city like Chicago.

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Comments

The Friendly Grizzly | July 1, 2021 at 7:38 pm

Racist! Racist!
Awkward!
(whistle)

Thanks Mary-I needed a laugh!

Let’s ask the families of the thousands of murdered black people in her community.

She is le bron james stupid and moooochelle obama obnoxious.

Poor us.

Conservative Beaner | July 1, 2021 at 8:10 pm

I have met people who are slow.
I have met people who are ignorant.
I have met people who don’t have a clue.
I have met people who are racists
All of those people had at least one redeeming value whether they were intelligent, patriotic, charitable or of the faith.
Lightfoot is worthless and has no redeeming value.
You deserve this Shitcago and I hope you get even more of what you deserve.

    She has a lot of redeeming value – to Soros and Communist China. That’s the problem. And that’s why she was ‘installed’ as mayor. (You really think her election was honest? What ‘voting machines’ did they pull this scam with – or did they even need them?)

    You don’t know her. I’m sure she has some redeeming value, and if you knew her you’d see it. I don’t know her either, so I can’t say what it might be, but it’s got to be something. Her wife could probably tell you.

She’s simply repeating the party line and response to all criticism of its policies, claims, and assertions. She’s saying what CNN, NYT, WaPo, MS/NBC, et al say whenever a Republican or conservative criticizes Dems.

She may be right. Diversity [dogma] (i.e. color judgment), including racism, sexism, ageism (e.g. planned parent/hood), is a progressive condition under the Rainbow banner of inclusive exclusion and State-established Pro-Choice religion of the Progressive Cult, Corporation, Clinic, etc.

Baby Lives Matter

It couldn’t possibly be because of her epic-level incompetence and stupidity. Nope, not at all.

That wouldn’t happen if she hadn’t pulled out her deck of race cards. She dealt the game and now that she is behind she doesn’t want to play?

Halcyon Daze | July 1, 2021 at 9:52 pm

33% to ignorance,
33% to apathy,
33% to malice.

In fairness to Lightfoot, the previous Mayors haven’t had quite as much attention paid nationally, except in the last years of her predecessor. At least that I can recall.

Of course the increase in crime stats; both absolute numbers and in percentage hasn’t been higher. A trend of ‘higher highs and higher lows’ might be good for the stock market but not crime statistics.

In any event she wanted to be Mayor. Lead, follow or get out of the way!

    elliesmom in reply to CommoChief. | July 2, 2021 at 7:21 am

    The Mayor of Chicago is a national figure more often than not. The Daleys, Rahm Emmanuel, Harold Washington, Jane Byrne. . .

      CommoChief in reply to elliesmom. | July 3, 2021 at 11:59 am

      EM,

      I don’t disagree. My awareness from 2001 thru 2015 was severely limited due to the demands and constraints of military service on my leisure time.

      Lot’s of things flew under my radar during that period.

Beetle juice

Take it like a man Lightfoot. You earned every word of criticism. Your “critics” are motivated by a desperate desire to save the city from violent crime and a downward spiral of doom.

    henrybowman in reply to Reader45. | July 2, 2021 at 12:06 am

    We criticize her because with Chicago’s streets awash in blood of thugs and innocents, her response is inevitably to rearrange the deck chairs on the Amistad.

Are these the same sexist racists who elected her with no rational clue of how to perform the job of mayor?

Chicago is extraordinarily fickle and selective in its sexist racism.

“Women and people of color are always held to a different standard,” Lightfoot said.”

Colored people?

Are we back to 1960?

henrybowman | July 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

““Look at my predecessors,” Lightfoot said, adding that former Mayor Richard M. Daley wasn’t known for holding “tea sessions” with opponents and that former Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t known as a “polite guy who was a uniter.”

No, they were malevolent dicks. But they were competent at it.

If the first person you meet this morning is an a*e, it’s not a good start to the day. When everybody you meet today is an a*e, maybe it’s you that’s the a*e.

E Howard Hunt | July 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

So, Lori Lightfoot, London Breed and Bill de Blasio walk into a bar…….

Now I’m curious — to what does she attribute the other 1%?

This story was a real softball and most people hit it out of the park. One or two swung and missed.

A large number of Chicago residents were unable to comment. They could vote from the graveyard but were not able to comment from it.

Years ago, the Chicago Machine kept people happy by collecting their garbage timely and preventing crime.

    Milhouse in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | July 2, 2021 at 10:29 am

    As I understand it from speaking to Chicagoans, they didn’t so much prevent crime as keep it corralled in certain areas, where people who didn’t live there didn’t have to worry about it.

Its Beetlejuiceism!!!!!

Forget about it: Mayor Groot has gotta groot. It’s the only way s(he) can roll.

pilgrim1949 | July 2, 2021 at 10:39 am

How did this Densa (Mensa’s inverse counterpart) candidate forget to include the obvious:

Species-ist/ism

(Her stances do seem a bit out of touch with normal “human” existence and behavior…)

Once again, Lori Lightbrain proves Ron White to be the classic American savant. As Ron says, “YOU CAN’T FIX STUPID!!

Lucifer Morningstar | July 2, 2021 at 3:31 pm

“About 99%” of the criticism Lightfoot gets as mayor is motivated by racism and sexism, Lightfoot told WTTW News

No Lightfoot, it isn’t because you’re black, or a woman, or a black woman that people criticize you. It’s because you’re a complete and utter failure as the mayor of a major metropolitan city. But by all means, pull the race and sex card if it makes you feel better about yourself but don’t expect us to believe it.

    henrybowman in reply to Lucifer Morningstar. | July 2, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    The only way our criticism of her could be racist and sexist is if she maintains that her incompetence is a natural consequence of being black and lesbian.

A_Cornell_Alumnus | July 2, 2021 at 11:44 pm

She’s right, it is due to racism. As in her own racism in saying she will not give interviews to Caucasian journalists. If a white political figure said that about Black journalists, we would wonder where he kept his sheet and hood. As reported in the Chicago Tribune, “Mayor Lori Lightfoot chooses only reporters of color for interviews ahead of 2-year-anniversary, sparking debate over media diversity and access.”

I can think of many reasons to not like her and I don’t see the world the same way she does.

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