After eight years of silence as Chicago turned deadlier than Baghdad, the failed president has finally gotten around to feigning concern for the carnage and mayhem in the streets.
Better late than never, we guess.
President Barack has “deep concern” about the violence plaguing Chicago White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday, discussing crime in the city days before Obama delivers his farewell address Tuesday in his adopted hometown.
Obama and first lady Michelle hope that the anticipated economic impact of their Obama Center, to be built in Jackson Park, can help the community most impacted crime, Earnest said.
“But in the years ahead, I know that both President Obama and Mrs. Obama will be making the positive impact on a local community one of the highest priorities of the Presidential Center,” Earnest said at the briefing in reply to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times.
So why are they staying in Washington?
Obama returns to Chicago for his McCormick Place speech Tuesday evening as the murders in Chicago are soaring.
“With regard to the violence that has been plaguing the city of Chicago, you’ve heard the president over the last couple of years talk about his deep concern about the violence that’s plaguing his hometown,” Earnest said.
Actually, we haven’t heard him at all, and if he did say anything it was some psychobabble about guns. Meanwhile, he pretended to give a rat’s ass about the horrific racist attack on the mentally-disabled man the other day.
He might finally realize this is his legacy, and it’s in ruins.
Obama discussed the video beating and Chicago’s soaring murder rate and violence in interviews at the White House with reporters from five Chicago television stations. This was the first time in eight years that Obama has talked to local television reporters based in Chicago.
Wait, the “most transparent” president ever hasn’t spoken to Chicago media in eight years?