In the last days of his presidency, Obama is trying to create a narrative about how great his presidency was. However, he has just proven he’s lost touch with reality.
Obama has insisted “there is no growing crime wave,” though 1,500 murdered Americans, making up the biggest murder spike since 1971, would disagree.
Obama, in an op-ed with the Harvard Law Review, said, “Crime remains near historic lows. I have also used my clemency power to a degree unmatched in modern history to address unfairness in the federal system … I will be the first President in decades to leave office with a federal prison population lower than when I took office.” (via Breitbart)
Contrary to what Obama has said, the increase in murder rates from 2014 to 2015 was the largest since the 1970s. In 2015, there was a nearly 4 percent increase in violent crime under his watch.
Then, looking at 2016, the violent crime rate is expected to rise by 5.5 percent, although official numbers not solidified. Liberal cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago are leading the charge for increases in violent crime. These cities crime rate is between 13 percent and 16 percent higher than previous years.
When Obama says there is no growing crime wave, he essentially is ignoring thousands of victims and their families. Has he seriously forgotten about all of the recent violent events? Or he is so callous as to insult the dead?
Ironically, Obama’s “hometown” of Chicago has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Reportedly, the rate is actually so high that it is distorting national murder figures. This is the city where Obama began his political career.
Let us not forget the many race riots, lootings, cop killings, and crimes that were brought on by illegal immigrants during Obama’s presidency. Also, multiple terrorist attacks have also occurred under Obama’s watch– although he’s denied that too.
One of the worst tragedies that occurred in 2016 was Pulse Night Club Attack. A Muslim man, Omar Mateen, killed 49 people in the LGBT club in Orlando, Florida. However, Obama still thinks that climate change is the biggest challenge facing this country! His head is buried way to deep in the sand!
After this event, there was a surge of people from the LGBT community looking to buy firearms to protect themselves. But Obama, proving he understands nothing about this issue, still focuses on taking guns away from honest, law-abiding citizens.
Another crime issue has become dire because of the efforts of groups like Black Lives Matter. They have encouraged countless police assassinations, and assaults on police, which Obama has been mostly silent about. However, he’s willing to go to his podium and give a comment when a black person dies at the hands of a white cop.
Some are saying that the increase in violent crime is a result of race-based protesters, which causes police officers to back off and not enforce the law, for fear that they will be chastised by the media and lose their job. Thankfully, in just a few short days, we will have President who supports law enforcement and wants to make this country safe again.