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Okay, You’ll Never Believe Which City Is Hosting the 2024 Democratic Convention

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Paramedics transport a person who was wounded by gunfire at the scene where five people were shot near the intersection of East Chicago Avenue and North State Street Thursday May 19, 2022 in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS) (Newscom TagID: krtphotoslive916086.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

Imagine you’re a Democrat. That’s right: if you’re a man, start imagining that you’re really a woman, or vice versa, and imagine actually believing that Old Joe Biden is a competent, capable president and not a dementia-ridden kleptocratic figurehead. You want to put the party’s best face forward for 2024, and that means holding the Democratic National Convention in a solidly blue city that will show the world that Democratic principles and policies work and should be adopted everywhere that benighted, racist, fascist redneck yahoos are still putting up some resistance. So what fantastically successful far-Left city did the Democratic National Committee choose? Chicago. No, this is not the Babylon Bee.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday that the Windy City got the nod after “beating bids from Atlanta and New York.” If those are your only three choices, then sure, Chicago is as good a choice as the other two, but it is still likely to bring unwelcome attention not to the glories of Leftist authoritarianism, but to just how disastrous Leftist policies are for America’s cities.

The big socialist clambake, says the Sun-Times, “will take place Aug. 19-22 next year. It is expected to draw between 5,000 and 7,000 delegates and alternates and attract up to 50,000 visitors to Chicago.” That makes 62,000 in all, for those of you raised on Common Core Math. How many of those 62,000 will actually leave Chicago after the convention is another matter altogether.

No one, however, is considering such unpleasant possibilities. Old Joe Biden called Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-What Else?) to make the big announcement: “I just want you to know we’re planning on having the Democratic convention in Chicago.” Pritzker replied, “You know that Chicago is your kind of town.” Yeah, it sure is. How could Old Joe not love a town under siege from skyrocketing crime, with a depleted and demoralized police force and no accountability for the local corruptocrats, as the city is essentially a one-party Democrat fiefdom with a moribund and minuscule Republican Party? The Chicago Tribune reported in January that the city’s Republican Party is so small and powerless that it couldn’t even afford to field a candidate in the recent mayoral elections: “the base Republican vote in Chicago hovers around 17%.”

Chicago thus encapsulates everything that the Democrats envision for the country as a whole: a terrified, terrorized, disarmed populace totally dependent upon the government for the small amount of protection it affords from the criminals who run free because they are members of the Left’s protected victim classes and an opposition that is so thoroughly defeated that it is no opposition at all, and if any of its candidates (whenever it actually has candidates) start to gain traction, it’s only because they start echoing the Leftist line.

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