The arrogance that political power breads in Chicago is astonishing. As we suffer through the Blagojevich trial, it is clear that these people all believe laws are for the little people. Selling a US Senate seat is unbelievable. The fact that this type of attitude is so prevalent among Chicago politicians really makes it hard to determine where the Mob ends and the Government begins.
And Barack Obama carried this arrogance with him to Washington and eventually the White House. Last week, contrary to the recommendations of the panel he empowered to help make decisions on drilling in the Gulf (and elsewhere), Obama ordered a moratorium on drilling offshore.
While Obama failed to take into account the devastating economic impact of this decision, the people of the Gulf region did not. They took Obama to court – and won!
And in an arrogance far exceeding that of any previous administration, Obama announced he would simply issue another moratorium, both defying and ignoring the court order.
And the latest bit of Chicago arrogance involves yesterday’s decision by the US Supreme Court on the Second Amendment case McDonald v. Chicago.
The high court struck down Chicago’s unconstitutional gun ban.
According to NBC in Chicago:
As expected, Mayor Daley and Chicago’s City Council are circling the wagons to defend against an unfavorable decision by the Supreme Court concerning the city’s gun ban.
Daley said the city would have in place a new ordinance aimed at making it difficult to purchase and own a gun in Chicago.
“We’ll publicly propose a new ordinance very soon,” Daley said at an afternoon press conference concerning the gun ban.
“As a city we must continue to stand up ..and fight for a ban on assault weapons .. as well as a crackdown on gun shops,” Daley said. “We are a country of laws not a nation of guns.”
The Audacity of Arrogance.