By Sam Pierce -
If your lifestyle isn't one of a certain level of snootiness, you may be familiar with the game, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon." In this game, one thinks of an actor and then tries, in six or fewer steps, to link him or her to Kevin Bacon. Take Gene Hackman for example:
- Gene Hackman starred in "Hoosiers" with Dennis Hopper.
- Dennis Hopper appeared in "Easy Rider" along with Jack Nicholson.
- Jack Nicholson played the heroic figure (but not by the libtard Hollywood standards) in "A Few Good Men," with Kevin Bacon.
The same sort of game could be played with Bill Ayers taking the role of Kevin Bacon and Illinois Republicans such as husband of Emily's List donor and aspiring gubernatorial candidate, Bruce Rauner taking the place of the chosen actor.
Given that Bill Ayers is an unrepentant domestic terrorist who the oh-so progressive "intellectuals" adore for his commitment to indoc... err.. education, this could be of interest. It could be especially interesting to those in Republican circles who (correctly, in my opinion) made a big deal out of Barack Obama's association with Ayers.
1. "Close personal friend" of Rahm Emanuel, Bruce Rauner is Director Emeritus of The Chicago Public Education Fund as is Penny Pritzker. For the sake of enjoying the game, we will neglect the fact that The Chicago Public Education Fund is the offspring of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge.
Penny Pritzker, the subject of recent speculation as a likely Obama Commerce Secretary nominee, has an impressive Obama-related resume (from her bio at The Fund):
President Obama appointed Ms. Pritzker to the President's Council for Jobs and Competitiveness which advises the Administration on economic growth and job creation. Ms. Pritzker previously served on the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. She was National Co-chair of Obama for America 2012 and was National Finance Chair of the 2008 Barack Obama for President Campaign.
In addition to her service to "The One," Penny Pritzker serves as a prime example of the one-percenter, fat-cat hypocrisy of Barack Obama. One might think President Obama gets really steaming mad when those nasty banks take advantage of the proletariat with predatory, sub-prime loans. Well he does in front of the right audience, but Pritzker would appear to be exactly the type of predator the reader of TOTUS would abhor. From Lynn Sweet's blog at the Sun Times:
"Part of the reason we got a current mortgage crisis has to do with the fact that people got suckered in to loans that they could not pay," he told a crowd in Reading, Pa., last week. "There were a lot of predatory loans that were given out, a lot of teaser rates. Banks and financial institutions making these loans were making money hand over fist."
At the helm of Superior Bank was Obama's national finance chairwoman, Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Pritzker fortune.
One of the banks that went under after making a lot of subprime loans -- leaving 1,400 of its customers without part of their savings -- was Chicago's Superior Bank.
At the helm of Superior Bank at least some of the time was Obama's national finance chairwoman, Penny Pritzker, an heiress to the Pritzker fortune.
Obama's campaign notes that Pritzker stepped down as chairwoman of the bank's board in 1994, seven years before it failed. She then went on the board of the bank's holding company.
But a letter obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times shows that until the end, Pritzker appeared to be taking a leadership role in trying to revive the bank with an expanded push into subprime loans.
That is neither here nor there in the hypocrite's political world.
2. Penny Pritzker (no, the Obama relationships are too easy) is on the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago (with Rahm Emanuel as well as Ken Griffin, John Rowe, and Bruce Rauner (isn't it a small world?)) which partnered with the Chicago Public Education Fund to create the Leadership for Quality Education. Executive Director of LQE and former member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago was John Ayers.
3. John Ayers is the brother of the happy bomber, Bill Ayers.
Wasn't that fun? I am not implying that Rauner approves of the Weather Underground (especially not in the way the libtard Hollywood types adore them), but I do think the associations of these elitists are interesting. They must be a close group, as many of them seem to sit on multiple boards together. Who ever said money cannot buy influence and political power?
Rauner, Pritzker, and the dead fish ballerina can't be all bad. They have ruffled the feathers of another "intellectual" progressive buddy of Ayers and Dohrn, Mike Klonsky (information on the commie "educator" can be found here in Andrew McCarthy's National Review piece). Hippy, commie Klonsky takes issue with the trio and their education reform cohorts here. So, it is probably reasonable for Illinois Republicans to support Bruce Rauner for Governor. It would likely seem odd if they were to support Rahm Emanuel outright and apparently Mayor of Chicago is more prestigious than Governor of Illinois or Emanuel would run, himself. That is unless he believes he is better off putting a Republican up against Lisa Madigan.
Go Team Chicago!