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There are many news that cites "Chicago politics." Is this a kind of systemic policy or political strategy?

Can you share your understanding on this kind of labe to politician's practices? I encountered this when Obama "erased" all his opposition using some associates and left him unopposed when he ran for state Senator.

Asked By: u.r.crabs - 3/14/2008
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Chicago is famous for corruption in its elections, politics, payoffs and the old wink, smile and have your hand out. Chicago is notorious as the pay as you go city, in other words if you want to get something done or passed, you have to pay. Poor Mayor Daley is a figure-head who is well intentioned and has done a great... More
Answered By: chuckimagine - 3/14/2008
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Haha...yeah he's not a "politician" and "change". Riiiiiiight... More
Answered By: shonester - 3/14/2008
 
Apparently Chicago is known for 'dirty' politics? You would have to look into the history of them.
Answered By: ann h - 3/14/2008
 
Chicago politics seems to be corrupt from the top down. John F Kennedy won the Presidency only because Mayor Richard Daley used fraud to help Kennedy win in Illinois. Chicago politics is notorious for being Democrat and crooked. The Daley machine is still in good hands with the second Mayor Daley in control.
Answered By: Joe W - 3/14/2008
 
The Democratic machine in Chicago has always run that city its way. So much so that even Democrats openly make jokes about such things as "the votes from the outlying graveyards" since even votes from deaf people would be routinely counted... More
Answered By: margaret h - 3/14/2008
 
"Chicago Politics" or "Machine Politics" as it is sometimes called is a general term for a system were one party ranks supreme and rules as a collective, rather than a group of individually-minded candidates and politicians... More
Answered By: a_man_could_stand - 3/14/2008
 
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