If nothing else, the presidential trip to Kenya proves one thing: Barack Obama lives in his own sense of reality — where rose colored glasses are a prerequisite.
In addition to ignoring warnings from Kenyan politicians and religious leaders about challenging the African country on gay rights, Obama also lectured his hosts on government corruption.
And he used Chicago as a positive example!
In Kenya, Obama highlights Chicago as the example of how to get rid of corruption & make progress.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 25, 2015
Never mind the multiple scandals that have rocked his administration, where did Obama ever get the idea that Chicago has overcome the corruption it’s famous for?
The conservative blog, Victory Girls, sized the interesting choice up best:
You know, that would be the same place where four of the last seven governors have sent to prison for, um, corruption. And the last governor who went to prison, Rod Blagojevich, was convicted of trying to sell off the president’s former Senate seat for cash and favors, among other charges.
All of which prompted one social media user to ask, “Chicago is cleaned up? Is this a comedy routine???”
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter, summed up in a word: “Laughable.”
Chicago is cleaned up? Is this a comedy routine??? https://t.co/LAgFmIZCf6
— Stacey Lennox (@ScotsFyre) July 25, 2015
— War Child (@SlickeryTrigger) July 25, 2015
@RichardGrenell ok…that’s just laughable. Chicago? Really? The only thing that’s consistent in Chicago is corruption…
— The Snarky Mushroom (@SnarkyMushroom) July 25, 2015
— ❤️Princess❤️ (@1Viperbabe) July 25, 2015
He obviously meant Chicago is a model, for corruption… @RichardGrenell
— Paper Is Poverty (@FinancialPlayer) July 25, 2015
@RichardGrenell hanging his hopes on the fact they don’t read news stories about Chicago?
— Lady Goodman (@LadyGoodman3) July 25, 2015
@RichardGrenell CHICAGO?!? OUR Chicago?
— Me, Myself & I, I, I (@LifeOnAHorse) July 25, 2015
@RichardGrenell Chicago? The poster child for government corruption that hurts its citizens? That Chicago?
— Hana Five O (@HanaFiveO) July 25, 2015
@RichardGrenell Then he chuckled and said, “But seriously, there ARE some examples of corruption being cleaned up…”
— Randall Silverman (@NHJeffersonian) July 25, 2015
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