Obama noted at a campaign fundraiser in Chicago yesterday that “Chicago is an example of what makes this country great.”
“[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.”
What Obama misses is that it takes the right leadership to bring entrepreneurs, an educated workforce, visionary scientists and researchers, talent and ingenuity together into something that works. Chicago may indeed have all those things, but led for decades by Democrats, the city is anything but “great”. From the same article:
“[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.”
Obama’s statement is a good summary of the Democratic Party. Provided with all the elements in place for greatness, it takes those elements and creates a corrupt, incompetent and decaying place that sees itself as efficient, its people provided for by leaders whose real priority is the next election, and a goal of manipulating the people into thinking sub-par is the best they can do.