The out of control gun violence in Rahm Emanuel’s kingdom could never be the consequences of a deteriorating social structure, the strictest gun control laws in the country, or the disastrous decades-long War on Drugs. Of course not. Such thoughts are preposterous!
Liberal commentators have been willing to give their own evaluation of the city’s crime problems.
- Christine Hefner of the Center for American Progress placed the blame for the out of control murder rates on climate change. Speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, when asked to explain why the 2013 murder rate was already outpacing the record setting year of 2012 she stated:
“Now there are contributing factors that are not under anybody’s control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather — there is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer and we are having this climate change effect that is driving that,”
- Democratic strategist, Robert Zimmerman, placed the blame for Chicago’s gun violence on the GOP and sequestration. The Republican’s insistence on spending cuts (and the fantasy belief that they will go through with the sequester), he claims,
“undermines law enforcement in our cities; it undermines so many education opportunities for our younger people and it does in fact create an impoverished class of our society that leads to abuse, leads to violence and leads to more Chicagos.”
I’m not sure any more words needed to be said other than it should be blatantly clear that no one has the desire to actually address or even acknowledge any of the causes this country faces.