Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rahm blasts plan to attack Obama by Super PAC linked to Rickettses

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
A “livid” Mayor Rahm Emanuel is refusing to speak with the owners of the Chicago Cubs after their father was linked to a $10 million plan to launch an ad campaign attacking President Barack Obama by airing the racially charged sermons of Obama’s former pastor.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Joe Ricketts, father of Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, is working with high-profile Republican strategists to launch an ad campaign through a new Super PAC that would have attacked the president by featuring the controversial sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side.

The Cubs desperately need Emanuel’s support as they attempt to get city and state help for a planned $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field.

“The Mayor was livid when he read that the Ricketts were going to launch a $10 million campaign against President Obama — with the type of racially motivated ads that are insulting to the President and the Presidential Campaign,” an Emanuel aide said. “He is also livid with their blatant hypocrisy.”
Criticize a racist like Rev. Wright and you must be a racist!