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Posted on 08/13/2012 6:11:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama: 'Chicago Is an Example of What Makes This Country Great' Daniel Halper August 13, 2012 8:58 AM
In campaign remarks yesterday at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, Illinois, President Barack Obama praised his adopted city, where he lived before becoming president of the United States. "Chicago is an example of what makes this country great," Obama said. His audience applauded.
President Obama's proof for his assertion? The donors in the room, who had given to his reelection campaign. "Witness this room," Obama said. And he elaborated: "[W]e've got everything we need to make things work here in America. We still have the best workers in the world. (Applause.) We've still got the best entrepreneurs in the world. We've got the best colleges, the best universities, the best scientists, the best researchers. We're a young nation, and we've got the greatest diversity of talent and ingenuity from every corner of the globe."
But what President Obama did not address is Chicago's homicide rate, one of the highest in the nation.
"[M]ore Chicago residents -- 228 -- have been killed so far this year in the city than the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - 144 -- over the same period," the Huffington Post noted in June.
"The war zone-like statistics are not new. As WBEZ reports, while some 2,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001, more than 5,000 people have been killed by gun fire in Chicago during that time, based on Department of Defense and FBI data. Chicago's murder rate is also currently quadruple that of New York and double Los Angeles' rate."
CBS blames Chicago's crime statistics on gang violence:
There are 228 dead: That's the number of murders this year in Chicago. It's nearly twice as many as the number of Americans lost on the battlefields of Afghanistan over these last six months. And the number of deaths is up 35 percent over the same period last year.
There was a time it was called "gangland" Chicago and maybe that time has returned.
Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was formerly President Obama's chief of staff.
Ah, yes—the city of “family” values. Who could ask for more? Just a ton of obama’s sons demonstrating values for the rest of us to follow.
It’d be nice if every night on CBS, they’d announce the death toll in Chicagostan....listing each name and a picture. After a while, someone would ask if we shouldn’t send troops into Chicagostan....to help save those poor people.
Yeah, they need to change the cities name to Mafia City
Barack Hussein Kardashian-Jarrett it getting as bad as Biden...
Seriously, how can this Marxist man-child spew such dreck?
If that were the case, Chicago would be America's Utopia, not a violence-ridden cesspit populated by government leaches.
Best laugh of the day....Good grief....He’s nuts...Don’t see people flocking to Chicago these days. Hell....he doesn’t even go there for family vacations or family visits and he has a home there.
I take this as a threat -
if he gets his way, everywhere in America will be like Chicago.
What a joke. There actually was a story in some paper — I can’t remember the name — that laid out a case that Chicago was in horrible shape. That it tried to become a world-class city but doesn’t have the business or entertainment base to support it.
The government corruption, the ballot box stuffing, the mayor threatening to use religious tests to decide what businesses can be opened or the disarmed citizenry being gunned down by armed thugs? But why choose just one when it takes all four and a lot more to make Chicago what it is.
Best workers in the world??!!!! LOL!!!! I’ve worked in Chicago on some jobs doing a/v support for large meetings. When working them in Texas, it was the norm to get there the night before to make sure everything is set up and ready to roll, then double check that early the next morning and get the equipment set up. Not an issue in Texas. But try doing that in Chicago with union workers?! Laughable. Not only will they not work the odd hours, but they forbid others to do anything on their own and make sure that stipulation is in the contract.
Best workers in the world my a**!
Seriously, how can this Marxist man-child spew such dreck?
He can do it because he is the anointed, PROTECTED, one by the MSM.
I am grateful everyday that we now have the internet and the alternative media that gives us a different picture of what the Democrats and their fellow travelers are doing to the wonderful country of ours.
Oh Obama, is Chicago is so “great” as you said, WHY is it that Chicago LOST its bid to host the 2016 summer olympics to one “Rio” in BRAZIL?
The only explanation...
We are watching Obama melting down.
Chicago is great, a great example of the failure of democrats and statist policies. If you need a political science laboratory, Chicago is it.
Chicago HAS been great to him! His exposure is strictly from the back of a limo and the inside of the best hotels and restaurants. He and his gang of thugs have raped and pillaged Chicago and the voters love them for it.
Besides the horrendous murder rate, it’s the absolute worst cesspool of political graft, corruption, machine politics, and voter fraud in the entire country. Obama himself used Cook County thuggery to get all his opponents in his early elections thrown off the ballot. What a wonderful, shining example he chose.
Maybe the Chicago Blackhawks...
Sure if you’re an African country.
Second, I have a friend who lived in Chicago most of her life. She loved her city, still does, but she qualifies this by saying ... Chicago IS a great place, except for the politics and crime. She feels sorry for the bad rap because, she says, of what has happened to Chicago in the past several years and blames the growing problem with crime on the Democrats/liberals. Funny how even native Chicagoans see that,just like the rest of the world, but they keep electing those Dems. It must be something in that lake water!
Your reaction is the proper one.
We’ve got the best colleges, the best universities, the best scientists, the best researchers. ............................................. The most gangsters too?
Seriously? He really said that?
tears running down my cheeks with laughter at that statement...
you cant make this stuff up.
but you can...... zer0bama made it up....and he lies with a straight face and the morons believe him....
--IIRC, murders during the years of Prohibition (1920-1934?) totaled about 1100--and virtually all were involved in the business of booze--few bystanders got hurt---
What's not to love......?
......if, of course, you are Obama.
Methinks that armor is slipping.
Even democrat lapdogs like CNN haven't been quite as sycophantic recently as they've been in the past. IMHO, even they've realized that people have taken about all they're going to of the lying socialists.
And without an audience, the MSM is nothing.
Here’s a great ad for Romney in the making: Use obama’s words about Chicago being what makes America great and follow up with statistics of violence (including footage of the flash mobs ransacking stores).
Chicago... City of Values.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!! ..breathe.. .breathe... LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!
Keep those humor lines coming, O-boy...
Today,Chicago,Tomorrow the Suburbs belong to us!
If that isn’t a GAFF,...nothing can be!
If he’s actually melting down at least do us the favor and commit suicide. Save us a hell of a trial!
I seem to remember Obama (gangster in chief) lobbying the Olympic Committee, and getting “shot down” big time. Socialists and gangsters have made Chicago into the next Detroit.
Starting with Al Capone or Mayor Daly?
Not surprised that the IOC shot it down. I sense they working to keep the “politics” OUT of the olympics since that bribe scandal that nearly took it down a nunber of years back, though the London games opening ceromony had to bring in the “NHS” .
America is great for being the murder capital of the planet?! Your coke needs redoing, Barack.
Ya, and remember, Obama personally went to Copenhagen to lobby for Chicago to get the Olympics.
I remember Oprah was on that trip, and said that Obama was the captain of their team.
Michelle Obama at the time, said that their strategy in Copenhagen would be “take no prisoners”.
But, alas, it didn’t work out as planned.................
I have first-hand knowledge of an attempt to rig a church council election. Now that’s the Chicago I know!
Obama: ‘Chicago Is an Example of What Makes This Country Great’
Should be:Obama: ‘Chicago Is an Example of What Will Make This Country A Great Cesspoll Of Corruption’.
He’s off his meds again! What makes me ill is that he has the guts to stand before us and say these things. No conscience, no soul at all. He is totally corrupt.
Mayor Rahm danced into the controversy after Alderman Proco Joe Moreno (1st ward) had publicly announced his opposition to Chick-Fil-A opening in his ward.
Mayor Rham chuckled while doing a plie: "It's easy to do business in Chicago when you know 'the rules.' Chick-Fil-A can open in our town as long as it adopts 'Chicago Values.' "
(1) weekly cash pay off to the alderman;
(2) hire six of the alderman's friends who work only random days of the month,
(3) BIG AL from the Mayor's office picks up all cash in brown paper bags at CFA's back door,
(4) Chick Fil A staff trained to shoot 10-12 customers per month,
(5) Any CFA customers actually killed must be registered to vote as Democrats,
(6) $100,00 campaign contribution to Obama,
(7) free food to Jesse Jackson, Jr, who is now "convalescing," b/c he screwed up buying Obama's Senate seat.
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