“So I am prepared to provide assurances on just that point,” Messina wrote, saying if Romney releases taxes from 2007 through 2012, “I commit in turn that we will not criticize him for not releasing more - neither in ads nor in other public communications or commentary for the rest of the campaign.” (Jimmy “The Stick” Messina”)
“You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone” (Al Capone)
CHICAGO, August 18, 2012 — What follows is the tale of Chicago politics, a story first written by the great gangsters James “Big Jim” Colosimo, Al Capone, and Tony Accardo paving the way for today’s political wiseguys.
Team Obama’s gangster in chief, Jim “Jimmy the Stick” Messina, made Mitt Romney an offer he could not refuse. He sent a Black Hand extortion letter to his Romney campaign counterpart, Matt Rhoades. He demanded Romney release three more years of tax records to the Obama Outfit or else.
That is how the Chicago Machine’s gangster politicians operate. It is the Chicago Way. Next will be threats and political mayhem. Hatred, anger and verbal violence will ensue. Lies, rumors and conspiracies will be used like bullets and bombs.
Romney will be destroyed along with everyone supporting him.
Jimmy The Stick is one of the top political gangsters in the country. Where ever he goes, the bodies of dead campaigns are left behind.
Jimmy The Stick’s moll, Stephanie Cutter, started the lying campaign. Even when she is caught telling bald faced lies the media still take her calls and give her credibility. She is one of the most feared gangster politicians in Chicago. She can cut off the media’s access. They will have nothing to cut and paste.
David Axelrod is the alleged consigliere of the Chicago Mob. He is really the Boss of Bosses, the capo de tutti capo, Don David. Messina is just the face and front man. He is the expendable.
That is not unusual: In Chicago the real mob boss stays in the background, pretending to be the number two or three guy. The front man pretends to be the boss, does the dirty work, takes the heat, and gets eliminated if he screws up.
That is Jimmy The Stick’s job.
Messina’s Black Hand letter is pure Chicago gangster extortion. First they demand records. Next they demand that Romney share his campaign donations. It is only fair. Romney is said to be out raising Obama by two-to-one. All that green is just too good and too tempting to Chicago’s political predators.
Romney must let the Obama Outfit dip their beaks.
Eventually Team Obama will control the Romney campaign. That is how the Chicago mob operates. They control the competition or destroy them. Who do you think really controls the Republican Party in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois?
If a Chicago gangster politician politely asks for something, you should always assume it is a threat and give in, suffer further intimidation until you give up, or hit back with your own gangsters. Go to the mattresses in all out war.
It should be remembered that character assassination in Chicago is just as prevalent as the physical guns-and-bullets kind. As many characters litter the streets of Chicago as dead bodies.
This president has no record to run on. He had no resume to run on in 2008. Barack Obama was trained and steeped in Chicago-style gangster politics. All that Alinsky community organizing stuff is just myth and conspiracy theory. It was propaganda to make him palatable to progressives and reformers.
Ever since he can remember, Obama wanted to be a gangster politician. He saw all that money and power, and he wanted some. He was taken in, tested, and put under the wing of the Chicago Machine. He was mentored and tutored by Emil Jones in the various intricacies, traditions, and ceremonies of the Democratic Outfit. Obama started out like all newcomers. He was a gofer and committed small acts of political mayhem. He gradually worked his way up to more sophisticated political scams.
Once he proved himself and made his bones by knocking on doors, supporting the right people, making phone calls, raising money, and getting the vote out, Obama finally became a made guy. In a private ceremony in a smoke filled room, the boys blessed Barack. He swore fealty to them. The Chicago Machine would come before everything, including his family. His finger was pricked with the ceremonial backstabbing dagger. He smeared blood on the traditional cash stuffed envelope.
As a made man for the Chicago Machine he was invincible and inviolable. The Chicago Machine won a state election for him. Then the machine gave him a United States Senate seat. They got him the presidency. They will do anything to keep him there. There are all kinds of money to be made off the guy.
Team Obama’s henchmen Axelrod, Messina and Cutter are well versed in the art of gangster politics. They cajole. They threaten. Then they pounce. They keep pouncing and pounding until they get what they want.
Chicago’s gangster politicians will use any weapon to win elections. They would rather people capitulate easily, but if vitriol and venom are necessary to wipe them out, then vitriol and venom will be used. Hate, anger and race will be spat out like bullets from Tommy Guns.
Chicago elections used to be physically violent. Chicago’s gangster politicians went from beatings, bombings and shootings to running full-blown inflammatory smear campaigns. The political graveyard is littered with campaign corpses.
Matt Rhoades turned down the offer he could not refuse.
The only way Rhoades can fight Chicago’s gangster politicians is using their own game against them. If they bring vitriol, you bring poison. If they bring anger, you bring rage. If they bring hatred you bring evil.
If they bring rhetorical guns you better kill them first with verbiage because they will surely kill you.
That’s the Chicago Way.
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.
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