Every Obama speech is the same; a tedious, self-serving arrangement of empty platitudes, burning strawmen, and lies. The Democrat Media Complex gushes over each one the next day like it was the greatest speech in human history, and then it’s forgotten the day after that. It is symbolic that the President’s ‘farewell’ speech was delivered in a literal echo chamber.
Front Page has a good rundown of the dishonesty, megalomania, and tedious retreads of old left-wing talking points that made up this particular speech The author notes that Chicago was also a perfectly symbolic setting for this President to give the last official speech of his presidency; the city is a petri dish of the same failed radical policies Obama attempted to impose, with different levels of success, on the country as a whole.
Of course Chicago was an appropriate locale for the goodbye address. It’s a violent one-party city that is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption.
Ruled by his former White House chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in 2016 there were 762 murders in Chicago, more than all the murders recorded that year in New York City and Los Angeles combined. There were 4,331 people shot in Chicago in 2016, up from 3,550 in 2015, in a city where politicians blame inanimate objects, instead of criminals, for homicides and work relentlessly to deprive helpless residents of their Second Amendment rights.
Chicago is also a so-called sanctuary city that goes out of its way to shield illegal aliens from immigration authorities and make their lives as comfortable as possible at the expense of everyone else. Obama protégé Emanuel is a strident, in-your-face supporter of the sanctuary city movement that gave illegal aliens permission to rob, rape, and murder Americans.
Chicago’s debt has junk-bond status and residents are fleeing the city in droves in search of greener pastures. It is also home to failing public schools made worse by the militant, rapacious Chicago Teachers Union and spectacularly unsuccessful public housing complexes.
They should really just rename Chicago “Obama City.”