How ironic. The same weekend that a “romantic comedy” about the courtship of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson opened in cinemas, the cousin of a Chicago Bulls player was gunned down in the city. Both events took place on Chicago’s South Side. Decades apart, of course.
The murder victim was a 32-year-old mother who, it is said, was on her way to register her children for the new school year. As she pushed her baby in a stroller, gunmen shot wildly, hitting her twice and killing her. (May she rest in peace and condolences to her family.) The killer was aiming at someone else, police say.
Two brothers were arrested for the crime; both have lengthy rap sheets and both were, for some inexplicable reason, free to walk the streets and continue wreaking havoc upon innocent people.
The movie about the Obamas, Southside with You, is critically acclaimed, garnering a 93% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Would anyone expect different, given today’s politically correct climate?
The movie was produced by a “pal” of the Obamas. Again, what else would anyone expect?
In my opinion, this sounds like a “must not see,” but it’s up to you how you spend your money. Although highly praised by paid critics, the movie seems to have grossed only about $3 million so far at the box office.
The plot is supposedly a “faithful” depiction of the tall tale we were told about the couple’s first date, including the sticky, sickeningly sweet fable about the “chocolate kiss.”
The story follows their day-long date across the South Side of Chicago. One reviewer (in comments) said
It’s just two people walking and talking.
Given the current state of the South Side of Chicago, if this date took place today, the lovers would likely be running and screaming, not walking and talking.
The Obama home town is setting a record pace for murders this year:
The city is on track to have 700 murders in 2016, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Wednesday. That would be the highest number of homicides in Chicago in nearly 20 years.
Homicides have already nearly doubled this year, with more than 93 murders since the start of January. There were only 52 murders in all of January and February last year.
If the city does have 700 or more homicides this year, it will be the highest number of murders since 1998, when 704 people were killed.
On cue, Donald Trump is being roundly criticized by progressives and the mainstream media for “politicizing” the death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin. The aforementioned fear that Trump’s outreach to the black community will work, especially since, unlike Hillary Clinton, Trump is at least talking about the crime problem in inner city communities.
Aren’t progressives like Clinton the ones who always clamor for these tough sorts of “conversations”?
Am I the only one who believes this movie about the Obamas is the opening salvo, the first “independent” campaign ad, for a future Michelle Obama presidency, in the same way that Obama’s fabulous, fictional biography was the opening salvo for his own national political career?
No matter who wins in November, look for the Obamas to begin campaigning for their own return to the White House, whether in 2020 or 2024, as soon as they leave in January.
Watch out, whether you’re on the South Side of Chicago or not.