Chaos in Chicago as O’Hare strike disrupts holiday travel

Remembering Ronald Reagan

On Wednesday we posted about defiant liberal mayors challenging President-elect Donald Trump on the issue of sanctuary cities, which provide safe havens for illegal foreign nationals. Our first example was Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel —- former chief-of-staff to Barack Obama —- boasting of his unwavering support (video) for illegals. Emanuel, who presides over a city with an astronomical homicide rate declares, “ Let’s be clear about what Chicago is. It always will be a sanctuary city. You are safe in Chicago. You are secure in Chicago. You are supported in Chicago.”

Now his “safe and secure city” which employs many undereducated, low-wage workers, will ensure chaos meets Thanksgiving travelers. Hundreds of O’Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike coinciding with the nation’s most traveled holiday. O’Hare is one of the nation’s busiest airports.

Although the circumstances are different, this incident brings to mind how President Ronald Reagan handled the serious situation that existed in 1981 when the nation’s air traffic controllers went on strike. He fired over 11,000 strikers who ignored his order to return to work within the 48-hour deadline he set for compliance with his order.


12 Responses to Chaos in Chicago as O’Hare strike disrupts holiday travel

  1. LD 23 PC says:

    Their temperament and delivery are starkly different, but I hope Donald Trump spends whatever spare time he has, watching videos of President Reagan’s press conferences and speeches. What better job training could there possibly be?

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    jWhere in the World is Rahm Emanuel and his 80 sycophants?

    They are in Rome, Italy to see a very progressive group of Catholic archbishops as they are “elevated” to the position of Cardinal.
    It is being reported from a variety of news sources that this trip is being paid for by some “secret group.”

    “. . . Chicago’s 80-strong, Mayor Rahm Emanuel-fronted delegation to see Archbishop Blase Cupich’s elevation to cardinal in Rome counts the city’s top cop Eddie Johnson among its number.”

    “Including Johnson with the political donors and dignitaries taking the charter flight for the ceremony underlines the importance of the moment — and reflects the personal relationship he shares with Cupich, according to a Johnson spokesman. But it also could end up being bad political optics for the mayor and the superintendent if violence grabs headlines in Chicago while they’re touring St. Peter’s Basilica.”

    “Being out of town at crucial moments has been an issue for Emanuel before. When his school board closed dozens of public schools in 2013, he was vacationing with his family at a ski area in Utah, a fact not lost on his critics.” (he has critics?)

    “And when a Chicago police officer shot and killed teenager Quintonio LeGrier and mother of five Bettie Jones on the West Side last December, Emanuel was in Cuba on a family trip. Emails released months later showed the mayor contacting staff from there to keep close tabs on the public fallout from the shootings. . . ”

    Rahm and Obama—always out of town when stuff happens.

    Meanwhile, the pope continues on his rampage to purge the Catholic Church of everything it stands for.

    check out They also publish a wonderful newspaper each month that is so full of information that it will take you a few hours to read.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      the info in quotes, above, came from the Chicago Tribune online.

    • MacBeth says:

      The People’s Republic of Chicago is alive and well. Democrat controlled cities have been in disarray for years and it’s gotten worse under Obama. Crime stats follow failing schools, unemployment and increasing numbers on the government dole. Meanwhile those in control live like royalty.

  3. Richard Fagan says:

    I hope they strike until January 2nd!

    • D B Cooper says:

      Nice short sighted view, you have, fella. I take it neither you or anyone in your family will be traveling for Thanksgiving. Numerous flights have connections at O’Hare even if Illinois isn’t the final destination. What about people attending time sensitive family events such as weddings or funerals? Crucial meetings or life changing job interviews?

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Soros money is probably behind this (my guess):

    Arizona’s presidential electors being harassed, urged not to cast vote for Trump | Fox News

    • Teller Of Truth says:

      It wouldn’t take much to convince elector Jane Lynch. She previously stated that she was not casting her personal vote for Donald Trump. Republicrat Lynch was selected by none other than state gop chairman Robert (Mc)Graham.

  5. azgary says:

    O/T, Im sure Flake and mccain are smiling, happy….

    With Malicious Intent – Obama’s Homeland Security Shuts Down Aerial Surveillance of Southern Border…
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    In what appears to be a transparent effort to allow unchecked border crossing in the final two month of his presidency, President Obama’s DHS has shut down the aerial surveillance program. Texas Governor Greg Abott goes one step further saying President Obama is doing everything he can to “open the border” for illegals…

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      The ends justify the means for the worst president ever to punish America for electing a Republican.

      He just put out a 2000-mile-wide welcome mat for terrorists.

      This is only beginning…It will get worse…Obama is out to destroy us in the next two months….

    • Clementine says:

      Flake plays basketball with Obama and is a frequent traveler accompanying him. He probably suggested it to him.