Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Note to CBS: When you have to publicly declare that your network isn’t broken, your network is broken. – CBS entertainment division head Kelly Kahl led a press event on Sunday and, doing his best Baghadad Bob impression in the wake of the network’s latest major sex abuse scandal, declared there’s nothing to see here, all is well. No one believed him.
Yes, Councilman, the people of Santa Barbara do lack common sense. They elected you, after all. – Over at Powerline, Steven Heyward has a hilarious quick read about a member of the Santa Barbara city council (thus obviously a Democrat) who got caught with his rhetorical pants down a couple of weeks ago. Go read it – you’ll be glad you did.
If Chicago had a Republican mayor, CNN would move its entire operation there and report on nothing but all the killing going on. – As it is, with Democrat thug Rahm Emanuel firmly ensconced in the Mayor’s office, and the brain-dead voters of Chicago too dimwitted to vote him out, CNN can barely be bothered to even notice the fact that no fewer than 63 shootings took place in the Windy City over this past weekend. Thus far, at least 10 of the victims are dead. And nobody – literally nobody – in our fake national news media cares. Doesn’t fit the approved narrative, after all.
As if to emphasize the utter cluelessness and ineffectiveness of the city’s leadership, Superintendent Eddie Johnson attempted to deflect all the blame onto inanimate objects, because of course he did:
“I think some of our more challenging, communities, it’s just imperative that police and the community work together to reduce this gun violence. We just have too many guns on the streets of Chicago.”
Mind you, Chicago – like the other Democrat-led, extreme high crime cities in our country – has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation. The standard answer for any Democrat politician when faced with the abject failure of the policies he or she has favored is of course to simply double-down on more failure. So, don’t look at the gangs behind the curtain who commit all the violence, or the Democrat welfare state-created culture of broken families and dependency that made the gangs possible in the first place, look at this shiny object over here that you can’t even legally purchase in this city. That’s the problem.
Don’t kid yourselves otherwise: These politicians don’t really want to solve the problem, because so many of them are in fact on the take from the gangs committing almost all the killings. Chicago today is little different from the Chicago of the Prohibition era, with crime gangs having been allowed by ineffective policing to become an ingrained part of the local culture and ultimately owning so much of City Hall that they effectively become a major part of the city’s government.
The Chicago “swamp” is no different than the Swamp in Washington, DC: You have this embeded, incestuous culture of corruption that ensnares almost everyone that comes into contact with it and becomes a self-sustaining entity.
As I type this piece, there’s a Democrat state representative from Illinois named La Shawn Ford on my television, telling Fox News that Chicago is in a state of emergency, and urging President Trump to send in the National Guard to police some of the neighborhoods in the city. So at least one Democrat politician in Chicago actually gives a damn, which is nice to know.
But Mr. Ford is fighting a losing battle there, since Mayor Emanuel has declared his city to be a “Trump-free zone,” and will no doubt vehemently oppose accepting any help from the federal government that he can’t control. Because for corrupt politicians, control is everything. Just like the corrupt Chicago politicians of the 1920s, you can’t have the feds coming into your city and giving orders. You can’t just accept federal help because that help would inevitably lead to scrutiny from investigators and auditors and hey, it was the auditors, not Elliott Ness and his Untouchables, who finally managed to put Al Capone in the federal pen.
As of today, August 8, there have been 1,700 shootings in the City of Chicago in 2018. 1,700 Americans wounded or killed, most by the gangs who have become a de facto part of the corrupt city government.
Yes, the city’s in a state of emergency. Yes, the residents of these poverty-ridden neighborhoods where almost all of the shootings take place desperately need the help of the national government since their local government cares so little about them.
But it will be a cold day in hell before Chicago’s elected leaders allow that to happen. Don’t kid yourselves otherwise. With literally zero pressure from the national news media, they have no incentive at all to change.
Just another day in Democrats are destroying Chicago and nobody cares America.
That is all.
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