For all of the tongue-in-cheek approval of Chicago and Illinois corruption that we are going through, it should be reminded that, free from any romantic notion of crooks being “Our Crook“, this is the actual Chicago way.

But Democrats, fearful they might lose the Senate seat if it was put up for a vote, essentially stalled talk of a special election. They cited concerns about the multi-million dollar cost of holding the election with state finances in shambles. The lack of action means that Blagojevich still retains the power to appoint Obama’s successor.

From the Chicago Tribune — who has good reason to be the loudest anti-Balgo voice in the world.

That’s right — despite having the most obviously corrupt official in decades, the party with a massive majority both in Illinois and national government is still too afraid of losing a Senate seat through the democratic process it loudly champions when no opportunity is at hand, now turns tail and lets its elite choose another of its elite. This shirking of manly virtue, ironically, demonstrates Blago’s statement about who is packing the proper testicular fortitude to make the right decisions. It wasn’t Blago, and it isn’t the Illinois Democrats.

Their argument about a special election being prohibitively expensive is especially transparent, since there will already need to be a regional special election to replace Rahm Emmanual, who is shirking his elected duty to wield Obama’s Rod of Power as Chief-of-Staff. A Senate run-off will be more expensive than a Representative election, but given the circumstances, (and the golden child of light who vacated the Senate seat when he was bodily assumed into Office), they ought to open that seat up to an election as well.

Truth be told, sending the decision to the Lt. Governor is the constitutional process in Illinois, but notice that is not one of the arguments forwarded by the Illinois Democrats. When Illinois corruption makes the news, it makes it big. But it’s the spineless, worthless, neutered corruption which never makes the news that is the real Chicago way.

We have a lot of negative stereotypes in this country, based in prejudice, hate, and false assumptions. Take immigrants from South and Central America. While many Americans look down their noses at these folks while shouting nonsense about building a ridiculous 1,969 mile wall, the truth is most folks from South of the Border are more hard working and industrious than your average American. Far from being a net drain on US resources, economists agree that these hardworking folks (most of which hold more than two jobs) contribute a net average of $7 billion to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid each year.

The reality is that these unfair stereotypes are the direct result of our own bigoted opinions and a few bad eggs which we have used to unfairly paint all people from these countries. Now I won’t say that everyone who lives in Latin America is hard working, industrious, and a net boon to our economy. In fact I’d like to take a moment to point out one person who is ruining it for the rest of Latin America by being lazy and wasting US tax payer money:

The individual I’m talking about resembles his more hard working compatriots in his back story. Born in Latin America, he immigrated to the United States in his teens. He worked various jobs and attended US schools in typical hot spots for Central American immigrants, having jobs and associations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Florida during his first decade in America. He got married, had some anchor babies, and continued to move about until finally settling in the South West.

I don’t know how hard of a worker he was in the past, but I do know that his work ethic now is pretty much non-existent. This fellow shows up for work just over a third of the time he’s supposed to be there. This bozo is statistically the least industrious and hard working member of his work place! Must be nice to only have to work the equivalent of less than two days a week. But far from being fired for this behavior, this guy is actually seeking a promotion.

In case you haven’t clicked the above links, or put the whole puzzle together, the fellow I’m talking about is Senator John McCain. Sure he may be an American Patriot, but his work ethic seems more French than Latin American. Quite frankly, with the ever growing economic crisis, the last thing we need is another do-nothing President. While I’m not convinced McCain even has “what it takes” (especially considering his dearth of foreign policy experience or knowledge), even if he does, he’d need to show up for work every now and then to make it matter.

-Angry Midwesterner