Gordon Lori Lightfoot recently pulled
out of a virtual roundtable discussion on the future of American cities when
she found out that Minneapolis Mayor Jacob
Frey would be sharing the screen with her. The event was to be hosted by Crain’s
Chicago Business, one of the most prestigious business publications in the
country. Lightfoot, Frey, and David Axelrod, a Democratic political consultant
and former Obama campaign guru, were slated to discuss how COVID-19 and the
recent riots will define the future of our nation’s cities. Ironically, it is far-left
Democrats such as these who have sentenced the nation’s cities to a dismal, dystopian
future, and their ever-dwindling number of inhabitants to a dark and dangerous
None-the-less, it is remarkable that Mayor Lightfoot, as clueless and feckless as anyone alive, chose to distance herself from Frey. After she forced barbershops and salons to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic, she herself had her hair done. She tried to explain her hypocrisy by stating, “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media. I’m out in the public eye.” Translation: “I wanted to get my hair done and I’m far more important than you people.”
Lightfoot shunning Frey is akin to Hitler not wanting to appear with Stalin-- or Bonnie not wanting to be seen with Clyde.
Ironic and humorous in one sense.