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Jim Meyers has written a Newsmax article about Obama’s
scandal that continues to build in Illinois. It’s the very city that
he made his headquarters, where he learned to be a community
organizer.

One would think that city would be one to hold up to the world as
a bright light on the hill for others to see and admire. While it is still a beautiful city, just the opposite is the case economically. But unfortunately, you’ll never hear this side of his Chicago history. That’s because it isn’t complimentary to Obama.

During his White House run, the Democrat Barak Obama has spoken often of the need for change and reform, but if there were ever a place in need of change and reform it is Obama’s Chicago.


That’s one of the telling points author David Freddoso makes in his new book “The Case Against Barack Obama.”

[Editor’s Note: Get “The Case Against Barack Obama” FREE if you order a Newsmax subscription— Go Here Now].

Writing about the book for the Wall Street Journal, Fred Siegel — a contributing editor for the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal — observes that Freddoso describes “the tension between Mr. Obama’s public persona and his practical politics.

“The key, for Mr. Freddoso, is the Chicago world in which Mr. Obama made himself first a community organizer and then a state senator, before heading off to Washington in 2005. It is by viewing Chicago that the gap between Mr. Obama’s rhetoric about reform and his career as a conventional Chicago pol is most visible.”

And Chicago is a city in decline, Siegel notes:

  • In recent years the city has lost its two leading banks and thousands of jobs in the futures and commodities markets.
  • Chicago’s middle class continues to flee — between 2000 and 2006, 63,000 people left the city.
  • Chicago has the highest retail sales tax in the nation, 10.25 percent, and is the only city with a head tax on employment.
  • Corruption and crime continue to thrive — Chicago has a murder rate three times higher than New York’s. MORE
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