It’s a David versus Goliath story… A college kid running for 13th Ward alderman gets a huge lesson in the Chicago Way. This is how the Chicago Machine works that’s why it is the number one corrupt city in the country!
It’s just the Chicago way. Wouldn’t it be fitting if Madigan were taken down for assisting in illegally squashing a kid who only had a small chance of winning in the first place?
Is Boss Madigan teaching @DePaulU freshman a lesson in the Chicago Way? “”No one can remember anything approaching this,” said a Chicago election official. My Friday column. #twill #ChiMayor19 https://t.co/zvt5r8EYsB
— John Kass (@John_Kass) December 7, 2018
The history of the little guy being squashed by massive Chicago political clout at election time is just too long to print without weeping.
But the story for today is so amazing that some Chicago election officials have never seen the like.
“No one can remember anything approaching this,” said an election official.
It’s overkill of epic proportions, like using a sledgehammer to kill a gnat, or firing off a nuclear weapon to kill a sparrow. A Southwest Side David vs. Goliath story.
The David is David Krupa, 19, a freshman at DePaul University who drives a forklift part time. He’s not a political powerhouse. He’s just a conservative Southwest Side teenager studying political science and economics who got it in his head to run for alderman in a race that pits him against the most powerful ward organization in Chicago.
The Goliath is the 13th Ward Democratic Organization run by House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, aka Boss Madigan, the most powerful politician in the state. Boss Madigan has long hand-picked his aldermen. He likes them loyal and quiet. The current silent alderman of the 13th Ward is Marty Quinn. More
If Democrats are willing to do this to a 19-year-old kid in a local election who had little chance of winning, just imagine what they might do on the national stage, prior to, during or even after an election?
Is this sort of corruption a dry run for 2020, to see what they can get away with? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts.