Saturday, April 14, 2012

Trayvon in context

Obama grabbed the spotlight when he declared, “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

It’s seems ironic that Obama wouldn’t say that about victims in his own political hometown.

I’m not surprised, since making noise about mostly black-on-black, mostly gang-related and overwhelmingly deliberate killing in Chicago on a regular basis would be political suicide.  After all, these are Obama’s core constituents and he cannot be critical about them.

Any such, “If I had a son…” comments would be an indictment of both the Daley Machine and Hillary’s village mentality.  The Democrat way of raising children simply doesn’t work.

Below is a sampling of recent headlines in Michelle Robinson Obama’s hometown and the place Barack made his political fortune:

Chicago Tribune, April 14, 2012
10 shot, 3 dead, on South and West sides

Chicago Tribune, April 12, 2012
Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012
“Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show.”

Chicago Tribune, April 7, 2012
1 killed, 3 wounded in Saturday afternoon shootings

Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2012
5 people shot Friday night, Saturday morning across city

Chicago Tribune, April 1, 2012
1 dead, 8 wounded in overnight shootings

Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2012
1 killed in Northwest Side shooting

Chicago Tribune, March 18, 2012
5 dead, 12 wounded in attacks across Chicago

Chicago Tribune, March 17, 2012
16 shot, 1 dead, in overnight violence

Methinks the President acted stupidly to make comments in the case…but it is an election year.

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