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    Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    WASHINGTON-- When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois.
    And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home.

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    "...She particularly resented the way power in Illinois was locked up generation after generation by a small group of families, all white Irish Catholic -- the Daleys in Chicago, the Hynes and Madigans statewide."When Jarrett was forced out of City Hall in 1995 -- even though she was close to Daley -- "the Obamas were horrified, their worst suspicions about the world confirmed."
    Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout - Lynn Sweet
    Little Paranoid aren't they? Here's a hint Mrs. Obama, it's same brand of stupid that got you into the White House that keeps these people you are so distressed about IN office (and that goes for the Bush Family as well).
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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    As I said where this was noted in another thread......

    she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois.


    Let's hope she really didn't say this.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Well, Daley has resigned. Looks like Swahili trumps Irish.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    As I said where this was noted in another thread......

    she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois.


    Let's hope she really didn't say this.
    Could you imagine the uproar if we had a white first lady whose hubby had say... been in Michigan politics and said something about Detroit politics in a similar manner? ... oh hell we all know that would have been a Presidency ending scandal.
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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Could you imagine the uproar if we had a white first lady whose hubby had say... been in Michigan politics and said something about Detroit politics in a similar manner? ... oh hell we all know that would have been a Presidency ending scandal.
    really? this is so not important.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout - Lynn Sweet
    Little Paranoid aren't they? Here's a hint Mrs. Obama, it's same brand of stupid that got you into the White House that keeps these people you are so distressed about IN office (and that goes for the Bush Family as well).
    More lies. Isn't anyone sick of these anonymous third-hand reports? I know I certainly am. And so what that she wanted to delay her move to the White House? She didn't. But, naively, she thought she could and that it would be best for her kids. Let's nail the lady to a cross. I'm not a fan, but I'm also not a fan of bull****.
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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Little Paranoid aren't they?
    Not as paranoid as anyone that believes this trash, *cough cough*.
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout - Lynn Sweet
    Little Paranoid aren't they? Here's a hint Mrs. Obama, it's same brand of stupid that got you into the White House that keeps these people you are so distressed about IN office (and that goes for the Bush Family as well).
    If you've ever lived in or near Chicago, you'd understand the concerns the First Lady had concerning the power and political influence the Daley's, Madigan's and Hynes' had in the Chicago Heights area. I grew up in Gary, IN, right outside the Chicagoland area. Believe me, Chicago politics can be brutal and were from the 60's onward. For example, I remember when the city of Gary tried to expand their municiple airport in an attempt to take on more passenger flights. The Daley's would have none of it! They purposely lobbied the FAA to kill every attempt for Gary Municiple Airport to become more than just as cargo hub when plans are presented would have made it the third largest passenger airline terminal in the area.

    Take it from someone who following this issue for five years. Chicago politics as lead by the Daleys in particular can be brutal!!! And that was strong-arming over just one airport project!!! IMO, the First Lady had every reason to be concerned.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Didn't see you up there MaggieD. Perhaps you recall the Chicago/Gary airport battle and can expand on it just to illustrate how perhaps the FLOTUS' concerns were justified at the time.

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    Re: Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Didn't see you up there MaggieD. Perhaps you recall the Chicago/Gary airport battle and can expand on it just to illustrate how perhaps the FLOTUS' concerns were justified at the time.
    If she said it, she said nothing different than most people. The Daley Machine is hardly anything new. But where did she say it? That's more my point than anything else. Certainly not here:

    When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois.
    ...unless reporters never make stuff up.
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