Shootings in Chicago - Don't Blame Democrats

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY AUGUST 10, 2018

         IT’S HARD TO KEEP UP WITH THE SHOOTINGS IN CHICAGO. LAST WEEKEND THERE WERE MORE THAN SEVENTY PEOPLE SHOT. AT LEAST 10 HAVE DIED, WHAT DO ALL OF THESE SHOOTINGS IN CHICAGO HAVE IN COMMON? THEY ARE HAPPENING IN A CITY WITH SOME OF THE TOUGHEST GUN LAWS IN THE COUNTRY AND THE MEDIA WON’T HOLD MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL, THE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TO BILL CLINTON, ACCOUNTABLE, MUCH LESS RESPONSIBLE.

         IT’S NOT ONLY CHICAGO. OTHER BIG CITIES, LIKE LOS ANGELES, BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH GUNS AND CRIME, INCREASINGLY GANG –RELATED. ALL ARE RUN BY DEMOCRAT MAYORS. YOU KNOW HOW THE MEDIA WOULD BE SCREAMING IF EVEN ONE OF THESE MAYORS WAS A REPUBLICAN, BUT WHEN YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.

         PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE TOLD AFRICAN-AMERICANS THEY HAVE VOTED FOR DEMOCRATS FOR MORE THAN 40 YEARS AND WHAT HAS THAT PARTY DONE FOR THEM? NOTHING. WHY NOT TRY VOTING REPUBLICAN FOR A CHANGE, HE SAID, RECENT POLLS SHOW AN UPTICK IN SUPPORT FOR THE PRESIDENT AMONG BLACK VOTERS, AS HIGH AS 20 PERCENT AS MORE FIND JOBS. IF DEMOCRATS LOSE THAT MUCH OF THE BLACK VOTE THEY ARE FINISHED. I’M CAL THOMAS.