This is why schadenfreude is a thing. Excerpt:
Ousted Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot explained away her Tuesday election loss as a result of her being a “Black woman in America.”
Lightfoot faced eight challengers and finished Tuesday night’s election in third place, failing to get enough support to continue into a runoff election. Reporters pressed her on whether she believed she was treated unfairly during the campaign process.
“I’m a Black woman in America. Of course,” she responded, according to reports.
“Regardless of tonight’s outcome, we fought the right fights and we put this city on a better path,” Lightfoot said Tuesday night, adding that serving as Chicago’s mayor was “the honor of a lifetime.”
Haw haw haw!
To (soon-to-be former) Mayor Lightfoot, I can only say this:
- The loss was not a result of you being a “black woman in America.” The loss was a result of your being the worst mayor in Chicago’s history, and in that you’re up against some pretty stiff competition.
- You fought all the wrong fights. Crime skyrocketed on your watch. It is now safer to walk down the street in Baghdad or Kabul than in some neighborhoods in Chicago.
- Serving as mayor may have been “the honor of a lifetime” for you, but for Chicago, it was an absolute disaster.
Lightfoot’s critics stormed onto Twitter to celebrate her loss Tuesday evening.
“There is hope for my home city yet,” wrote Jonathan Turley, a criminal defense attorney and Fox News contributor. “Lori Lightfoot is out. The greatest potential improvement for the city since 1900 when the direction of the Chicago river was reversed.”
Contributing editor at The Spectator Stephen L. Miller wrote, “Perhaps Lori Lightfoot would have won if thousands of her voters had not been shot.”