You can never go home again was a famous literary line that just came up and smacked Barack Obama in the rear end.
Chicago, his hometown and the site of his improbable political rise – in case you forgot, Obama was a nothing, he lost his first race and then stumbled into winning a nothing job in the state house.
The GOP incumbent was a lock to win re-election to the Senate and no real Democrats were running so Barack threw his hat in the ring.
With weeks left before the election, the GOP incumbent was brought down by a sex scandal and Barack won.
Total luck, then he makes one good speech and he’s the next president?
He must be the luckiest man in the world but his luck ran out in Chicago and the people are revolting from his legacy.
The Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to build former President Barack Obama’s center in Jackson Park on the city’s South Side. The action came over protests from opponents who want an agreement that local residents will benefit from the $500 million project.
The plan still has other hurdles to clear, including City Council approval.
Protesters interrupted Thursday’s meeting and demonstrators were outside City Hall earlier to make their voices heard ahead of the vote.
On Monday, a group called Protect Our Parks filed a lawsuit to block the project. They are trying to block the project on the grounds it is not a true presidential library. The group takes that stance because the center will only have a digital archive of documents and not the documents themselves.
And it gets worse for Obama, according to the Chicago Tribune, he just got sued:
A federal lawsuit filed by a Chicago nonprofit in an attempt to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park accuses organizers of pulling an “institutional bait and switch” by shifting the center’s purpose away from being a true presidential library.”