Six years in, the American people definitively know that Barack Obama means "Burn, baby, burn," by the "fundamental transformation of America." Like the virtually ignored weekly death toll of black young men by their Afro-American fellows in Mr. Obama's political hometown of Chicago; like the bankrupt, Democratically controlled city of Detroit where large sections of the city lie fallow and abandoned; like the Baltimore of today, enflamed with the same unchecked social chaos that plagued the streets and burned Ferguson, MO to the ground, the consequences of Barack Obama's lawless Saul Alinsky community-organizing are crystal clear.
The Reverend Jeremiah Wright—Barack Obama's pastor and spiritual advisor of 20 years who from the pulpit advocated that black people should sing "God damn America"—undoubtedly must feel, per his prophetic words, that "America's chickens are [finally] coming home to roost." Barack Obama's point man on Ferguson, another reverend famous for race-hustling and unprosecuted tax evasion, Al Sharpton, is en route to Baltimore to further light the racial powder keg.
The fact that America's 10 poorest and 10 most violent cities have been controlled by the Left for decades is no surprise. Per the Daily Caller, Eighth on the list—and unfortunately rapidly ascending—is Baltimore run by Democrat mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a woman now instantly infamous for publicly siding with faceless criminality: “It was a very delicate balancing act because while we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on — um — we also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that, as well,” she said in all seriousness. As a lawyer and a public servant, Ms. Rawlings-Blake should know the difference between lawful protest and mob violence.
As there is no racial black-white dynamic to exploit for political gain, Mr. Obama is not surprisingly mum. He, as the great agitator, does not want to highlight the fact that Baltimore is yet another Democratically controlled urban center run by a black mayor, a black police chief and a black city council president. In addition, many other prominent city and civic leaders are Afro-American as is half of Baltimore’s 3,000-person police force.
It is time for the residents of these cities—and generally the American taxpayer who pays the bills—to realize that the boilerplate Democratic "tax-and-spend" policies of ever bigger government bureaucracy, the dependence of the welfare state, and failed social and economic policies that strangle economic growth and job creation have caused the very problems liberals pretend to object to.