Jan 12, 2017
A Farewell To Hope With No Change
The Democratic choir in Chicago Tuesday night heard Obama concede that although the factory jobs are gone, we still need more unionization. In the same paragraph, he also advocated for a larger safety net. Old mantras die hard.
One of the most glaring reality checks about the speech is that Chicago is the murder capital of the world, with over 750 fatal shootings in 2016. Hope alone can't get you safely down the street.
As Obama's golden words soared away from practicality, he cited his effort to close Guantanamo Bay, and avail our terrorist enemies the benefit of our justice system in New York City.
The disconnect between empty words, no matter how well spoken, and current events, is why Trump is being sworn in next week.