General Douglas MacArthur famously declared “I will go to Korea.”
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and relatives of victims of fatal shootings in Chicago urged President Barack Obama on Saturday to come back to his hometown and address the gun violence plaguing the city.
Before a march on the city’s South Side, Jackson, a former Democratic presidential candidate, said America’s third most populous city needed more help than Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police superintendent Garry McCarthy could offer.
“When the president shows up, it shows ultimate national seriousness,” said Jackson, a Chicago resident. He also called for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help patrol the streets of Chicago.
It sounds like they need a midwestern Batman. They could call him Scatman, in an homage to Chicago jazz.
Anyhow, Rush had some thoughts:
Do you know, the lawlessness in Chicago, the gun violence in Chicago is now greater than when Al Capone’s gang ran the town? Did you know that, Rachel? You want to know something else? There was no gun control when Al Capone was running around running things. Back during the glory days of Chicago, no gun control. Now they’ve got some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, and they got gun violence occurring in record levels. The Reverend Jackson and relatives want federal action.
[President Obama’s] supposed to go there, and just him going there and being serious about it is all… if he would show up, it would mean ultimate national seriousness. That alone would convince people to stop killing each other in Chicago. That’s what Jesse Jackson said. Obama just needs to show up, just needs to come home. That would do it. That would show national seriousness.
Look what Obama’s done. He’s fixed the deficit. He fixed health care. He went to the Middle East and ignited the Arab Spring with his speech in Cairo. That’s safe. He fixed Iraq. He fixed Afghanistan, fixed waterboarding, fixed Club Gitmo, and captured bin Laden.
What? (interruption) If I call for national police? (interruption) Well, come on! Snerdley is asking what would happen if I called for national police in minority neighborhoods. Come on! Of course nobody’s gonna say that about the Reverend Jackson. I just say if Obama shows up, take his gun. You saw the picture of Obama skeet shooting at Camp David.
As if that isn’t devastating enough:
[The Reverend Jackson] wants the Department of Homeland Security to help patrol the streets of Chicago, and I just want to remind you: Remember how some people on our side were laughed at, mocked, and made fun of as conspiracy kooks for worrying that Homeland Security could end up being our national police?
I can understand why Obama and the Left don’t like Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, but I don’t understand why they care. What few outlets for conservative views there are in the media haven’t slowed down Obama one bit. I listen to Rush for comfort, to feel like I’m not alone. Even though I really am. We all are, together.