Merry Christmas Chicago: Only 8 More Murders Left in 2013!

In Obama’s own neighborhood of Hyde Park the Chicago Tribune says that there have been 117 violent crimes in the last year…just in that one neighborhood. That comes out to about 4.68 violent crimes per 100,000 resident per year. That’s twenty percent higher than the national average according to statistics provided by the FBI.

In 2011, the FBI reported that there were 3.86 violent crimes reported per 100,000 for the nation as a whole.

But the Hyde Park violence is nothing compared to the crimes that the most violent Chicago neighborhoods produce.

The Chicago Tribune keeps an online database of crimes, including murders, and according to that record, the three most violent Chicago neighborhoods are East Garfield, Chatham and Washington Park- the later two neighborhoods near to Obama’s Hyde Park address. Each produced 532, 745, and 405 violent crimes respectively for the year with a total population of around 64,000.

That would work out to an astonishing 2,628 violent crimes per year per 100,000 residents, or nearly 680 times the national average.

The city is on pace to post about 434 murders in 2013 versus 507 in 2012. So sometime between eggnog with Uncle Fester and those socks you’ll never wear, 8 more people will die in Chicago.

Sure, a president can’t do much about murder rates in cities. But he could have done something while he was there. He got a promotion, while the city was left behind to die from blight.And he continues to make the same phony arguments that got Chicago into this mess.

Just call the City of Chicago another one of the “known associates,” like Rod Blagojevich, Antoin Rezko and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who ultimately got burned by their association with Obama, who has conveniently forgotten the many places from which he came.

The Tribune keeps statistics on the blight created by liberals like Obama, including a roll of the dead, right here.

And while much of the media gets stories wrong, the Tribune can be commended for their admirable work shining a spotlight on the Great Blight of murder and violent crime that is Chicago.

In headlines that read like Bulldog Drummond novels, the Trib keeps the heat on politicians who have failed the most vulnerable neighborhoods:

Man, 44, shot on Near West Side, 4 others wounded across city- July 11th

8 shot in four hours overnight across Chicago- August 9th

1 dead, 10 wounded in South and West side shootings– July 6th

But unfortunately this story doesn’t turn out with someone charging in last minute to save the day.

Instead, “someone” did what liberal politicians love to do: He made a pilgrimage to the beach, to drink some wine, eat some cheese and catch some rays.

But he didn’t go to Chicago, did he?

Merry Christmas Chicago: You’re my kind of town, even if the president hates you.