Why is it OK for Bobby Rush to dismiss Mark Kirk as a "white boy"? For Kirk to respond in kind would be a career-ender.—
Steve Chapman (@SteveChapman13) May 30, 2013
Given the record level of Chicago street violence (four dead and 11 injured just since Wednesday afternoon), you’d think Windy City pols would welcome any suggestions for putting an end to the madness. But you’d be wrong:
Bobby Rush is at it again calling Sen. Mark Kirk proposal for fighting gangs as a "upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution"—
Daniel Reyes (@reyesdanl) May 30, 2013
From Chicago Sun-Times:
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is highly critical of a proposal by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples, telling the Sun-Times on Wednesday that Kirk’s approach is “headline grabbing” and an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
One of Kirk’s top priorities is targeting gangs; he has been meeting with law enforcement officials to devise a plan to execute the mass arrests.
Twitter users are rightly disgusted by Rush’s comment.
Bobby Rush has spent more time tossing racist jabs at Kirk then he's ever spent dealing w the sources of gang problems in his district. Ever—
Yo (@yo60640) May 30, 2013
Bobby Rush rips Mark Kirk's "white boy" gang plan, but aren't people of all races and classes tired of the Chicago gang violence?—
Dominic Renzetti (@domrenzetti) May 30, 2013
Or perhaps Bobby Rush’s real problem is that Kirk’s plan wouldn’t necessarily involve carpet-bombing his district with federal dollars: