Headed for Defeat, Lori Lightfoot Plays Race and Gender Card

Lori Lightfoot is on the cusp of being the first Chicago mayor defeated in 40 years.

However, the failed Democrat mayor is now playing the race and gender card in her last desperate move.

The key issue for Chicago voters has been the city’s violent crime, which has soared out of control under “woke” Lightfoot.

Instead of trying to offer solutions, Lightfoot has been trying to gaslight the people of Chicago about the problem.

“This is a national phenomenon,” she said of soaring crime in Democrat-run cities.

“If the person who’s scared in my city, it doesn’t matter what’s happening anywhere else.

“Of course, you can’t have lived through what we lived through and say I did everything perfect.

“We made mistakes,” she admitted.

She then continued by trying to claim that her race and gender are the reason voters have lost faith in her leadership.

“I remember Rahm Emanuel appearing on the cover of Time magazine, the headline was basically like: ‘Tough guy for Chicago.’

“No woman or woman of color is ever going to get that headline.”

According to Politico, Lightfoot’s grating style turned off even her Democrat allies:

“But a sitting mayor — particularly one with as much, yes, clout as the one in Chicago wields — should not be at risk of missing a runoff.

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“That she is, her allies and adversaries alike say, is because she’s alienated so many Democrats with her mercurial style.

“Take Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, the billionaire Democrat who’s eager to both bring the Democratic convention to Chicago in 2024 and continue his political climb thereafter.

“The affable Hyatt heir would, you’d think, be eager to nurture a relationship with a mayor who, as a gay Black woman, represents three of the party’s core demographics.

“But the two have clashed so often that Pritzker has stayed out of the mayoral race so far and Lightfoot has made no attempt to repair their relationship.

“Nor, I’m told, has she made any effort to personally solicit support from Chicago’s own Barack Obama or the current Democrat in the White House.”

READ MORE: Lori Lightfoot Dances in Streets as Violent Crime Soars in Chicago

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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