Next Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his farewell address to the American people.
He’s chosen his hometown of Chicago as the venue for his final words.
Obama says he wants to use his speech to ‘say thank you for this amazing journey, to celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these eight years.’
Spare me the self-congratulatory claptrap, Mr President.
You’ve done absolutely nothing to stem America’s appalling culture of gun violence that claims 32,000 lives a year.
Even more damningly, for the country’s first black president, you’ve done nothing to reduce racial divisions.
In fact, those divisions are getting wider and worse, not better.
Chicago, your hometown, is a terrible, towering monument to your twin failures with guns and race.
What I witnessed today on that shocking video is what happens when a city (whose Mayor, lest we forget, is Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former White House chief of staff) loses control of a section of its community and hopeless young people in that section of the community turn depraved.