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Jesse Jackson urges Obama to 'come home' and tackle Chicago's gun crisis
guardian.co.uk ^ | February 2, 2013 | Gary Younge

Posted on 02/02/2013 2:29:28 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

The Rev Jesse Jackson has appealed to Barack Obama to "please come home" to Chicago and address the crisis in American urban life following the fatal shooting of a teenager less than a mile from Obama's house in the city.

"The president's voice is so urgently needed here," said Jackson, arguing that Obama's presence would help draw attention to the complexity of the economic and social problems affecting areas like Chicago that compound problems related to gun violence. "[That alone] would illuminate the condition."

At a press conference at his Rainbow/Push headquarters, Jackson insisted that the importation of guns and drugs from outside Chicago – and the export of jobs out – elevated any remedy beyond being simply a city problem that could be tackled by more aggressive or intensive policing.

"You cannot police poverty. You cannot police broken dreams, you cannot police aspirations," said Jackson. "This cannot be dealt with on just a citywide level. We have drugs and guns coming in, and jobs going out. In most of the areas where these shootings are taking place, the unemployment rate is between 45% and 55%."

Jackson led a march of around 100 people through the South Side of Chicago to the park where 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot earlier this week. In January alone, 43 people were shot dead in Chicago, Obama's hometown, making it the deadliest January in the city for more than a decade.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bho44; bluezones; chicago; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/02/2013 2:29:32 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

lol. The fact that Obama has to be begged to go there says it all.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 2:31:43 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Heck. It is too dangerous in Chicago. 500+ murders there. His SS could not protect him. The gangstas might go after him. Deadly city.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:12 PM PST by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: nuconvert

I thought Obama Hussein´s home was Kenya.


4 posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:18 PM PST by Christian1
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Build a wall to protect the utopian city from the bitter clingers who import violence to the hood.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 2:33:30 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hahahah....even a serious topic like murder is just made laughable by these racist clowns, their phony “concern”

Keep voting for people like this, Chicago, et al and this is what you get . . .the degradation of your lives and culture


6 posted on 02/02/2013 2:35:40 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Big Moo won't let Gaybama go back to Chicago - That's where all his boyfriends are.


7 posted on 02/02/2013 2:41:05 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let’s have a trial gun take away experiment in Chicago. Take every gun away from everyone but the police and one year later tally up the crime for that year. Dollar to a dog turd (hold the stakes in your teeth) the crime rate will go up. Then , that settled, dump all this garbage of gun control on a national scale.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 2:41:05 PM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“The president’s voice is so urgently needed here”

That’s typical lib psychobabble for his brain dead followers. Decades of welfare, low morals, destruction of family, abandonment of disipline, elimination of self motivation and self responsibility, and BS from bottom-feeding DemocRats like Jesse Jackson have created the Chicago cesspool.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 2:43:06 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Please go and stay..they need you there. Leave the keys to the WH in the mailbox.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 2:47:11 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hire Rudy Giuliani as mayor. You would have the same draconian gun laws. But every time he cought a perp carrying in commission of a crime he would pile on the charges including the GUN CHARGES and put the gang bangers away for a LONG time. This and the crackdown on ‘quality of life’ crimes brought the murder and violent crimes way down in NY.

Of course the demonrats run Chicago and they still have a MACHINE that was run out of NY decades before.

The Dhimmis don’t want crime and violence to go down. It “makes their case” to ban firearms and ban freedom.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 2:47:48 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"...the unemployment rate is between 45% and 55%."

Isn't this the place that told Chik-fil-a to get out of town? Also, why isn't the good rev'rund calling for a return to Christian principles?

12 posted on 02/02/2013 2:50:44 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Jesse wants Obama to go to Nairobi?


13 posted on 02/02/2013 2:55:29 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Jesse Jackson urges Obama to 'come home' and tackle Chicago's gun crisis

There can't be a "gun crisis" in Chicago. After all, aren't guns all but illegal there?

14 posted on 02/02/2013 3:17:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I wholeheartedly stand with Reverend Jackson, and join my voice with his in calling for Obama to go home.

I guess there is common ground for people of different political stripes.

15 posted on 02/02/2013 3:23:24 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Proud2BeRight

...AND we’ve continually told The Redeemer to MESS OUT!


16 posted on 02/02/2013 3:24:24 PM PST by langleyaction (Embedded within every corrupt system are the seeds of its destruction)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

0bama has some golfing to do and a party with Jay-Z to attend...no time for helping Chicago, sorry.


17 posted on 02/02/2013 3:28:55 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
0bama already did what he could to help Chicago...

Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.

Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy

"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."


18 posted on 02/02/2013 3:44:17 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama doesn’t want to go home to Chicago. Hell once he got out of there to the White House he has shown us he doesn’t want to be in the White House either! He wants to be on the golf course, in Hawaii or any where else so long as he can play and have the American people pay for it.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 4:02:44 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Reverend “I Wanna Cut His Nuts Off” Jackson... should cry me a river.

Here Jesse.... this ones for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h5psTSgSXk


20 posted on 02/02/2013 4:05:47 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Can't Rahm Emanuel (sic?) fix his own city.

Sounds like he is losing if they have to bring Obama in....

21 posted on 02/02/2013 4:13:05 PM PST by hummingbird
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"The president's voice is so urgently needed here," "[That alone] would illuminate the condition."

Illuminate the condition? Does this guy know how stupid he sounds?

22 posted on 02/02/2013 4:27:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Yeah, come home to roost, Barry- Revvum Jesse Assjack done calt y’all home.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 4:28:18 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The messiah tour, please come to chi town your voice is needed here


24 posted on 02/02/2013 4:30:28 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: Proud2BeRight
That’s typical lib psychobabble for his brain dead followers. Decades of welfare, low morals, destruction of family, abandonment of disipline, elimination of self motivation and self responsibility, and BS from bottom-feeding DemocRats like Jesse Jackson have created the Chicago cesspool.

Gee, sounds like Chicago is turning into Detroit.

25 posted on 02/02/2013 4:47:19 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: ronnie raygun

Reverend, calm down. Obama’s gonna legalize 11 plus million illegal hispanic aliens very, very soon.

So, don’t worry ...they’ll be out of the shadows and all will be well.


26 posted on 02/02/2013 4:54:00 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: upchuck

“Gee, sounds like Chicago is turning into Detroit.’

Given time, every Rat infested city will be like Detroit. Sadly, the more the Rats run them into ruin, the stronger the Rat voter base becomes.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 4:56:11 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lets cut to the chase...the headline should read: Jesse Jackson urges president to come to Chicago and bring money....Lots of it!!


28 posted on 02/02/2013 5:14:25 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Now just what in the heck is Obamas voice going to do about gang banging baby daddies Rev Jessie ‘Baby Daddy’ Jackson? You have been a gang banging extortionist for years. You handle it sport!


29 posted on 02/02/2013 5:17:08 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Democrat party created this problem. It serves their purpose. It’s working perfectly. Why in the hell would they want to fix it. Jesse Jackson made millions off the rotting inner cities.


30 posted on 02/02/2013 5:24:18 PM PST by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Sorry Jesse, you are just another useful idiot that helped get the pimp re-elected. Now, you can just go away and STFU while you watch the pimp enjoy his next 4 years of the high life.


31 posted on 02/02/2013 7:11:30 PM PST by Newtoidaho
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What does he expect Obama to do? Ban guns even ‘harder’ than they’re already banned in Chicago?

We’re looking at a text book case of a liberal looking at the plainly visible truth of a situation (strict gun control laws don’t work) and failing to grasp the simple logic underlying it.

There’s no hope for these people.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 11:41:08 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Iron Munro
Big Moo won't let Gaybama go back to Chicago - That's where all his boyfriends are.



33 posted on 02/02/2013 11:48:26 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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