Monday, January 24, 2011
The Windy City is about to become the Hot Air capital of the world, thanks to Barack Obama's announcement that he is moving his reelection headquarters to Chicago, which represents "real" America better than Washington DC does.
Presumably this is true because Chicago, and the rest of Illinois, has gone into the economic dumper with unfunded government promises which can't be honored.
And Chicago has other "real American" features such as last year's murder rate of 448 people. That means that in an average week in Chicago, more people are murdered than were killed in Jared Loughner's shooting rampage in Tucson. Perhaps the president should remind Chicagoans about "civil discourse."
But Chicago does have good qualities which make it an attractive place for Mr. Obama to launch his next presidential bid. It's the sort of friendly place where a land developer like Tony Rezko might pay for half your estate just on a whim. A place where Mr. Obama can walk just a few steps to reminisce with his old bomb-making, flag-stomping terrorist pal Bill Ayers...or swap fashion tips with dapper Nation of Islam-founder Louis Farrakhan - both of whom live in Mr. Obama's expensive neighborhood, albeit without known financial support from Tony Rezko.
And what could possibly be more "real" than the spiritual uplift Mr. Obama will feel when returning to his Chicago church, and a good old-fashioned "God DAMN America!" sermon from his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright? Reverend, your chicken is coming home to roost.
Yes, Chicago is where the Obama magic began. The magic which all of America is now experiencing!
Which is why we say, in a way that we sincerely hope will heal and not wound, "Windy City? Blow me!"