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Finding the Bottom
Claudio tossed this article from The American Spectator over the transom. Is the report accurate? Is LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans the worst mayor in America? What about Beetlejuice Lightfoot? The race to the bottom has a lot of competition.
The Thesis: My theory is that Weaponized Governmental Failure, or WGF for short, was arrived upon serendipitously. At some point in the 1990s, Democrats noticed that some of their worst mayors — like Washington, D.C.’s Marion Barry — were simply unbeatable despite dismal performances.
And, at that point, it became recognizable to urban socialist Democrats that if you governed badly enough if you refused to fill potholes or police the streets or solve traffic problems or provide functional public education, the middle-class voters would consider voting Republican and therefore could put your political power at threat would just … leave.
And when they left, what remained would be a thin crust of rich people relatively easy to govern because they provide their own public services in the form of private school attendance for their children, private security for their neighborhoods, and so forth.
Oh, and a mass of urban poor who would also be easy to govern — at least, in the manner urban socialists like to govern. The votes of the poor can be bought cheaply because they don’t know any better. Tear down statues, offer “universal basic income” or free needles or midnight basketball, and you can fleece the poor into believing that you care. They don’t really expect anything better and they wouldn’t even know what that looks like.
For the last 20–30 years as every single American city dominated by Democrat politicians has decayed into a state of collapse, Democrats have only built their electoral strength in those places…
* My wife asked me if she was the only one that I slept with. I told her yes, the others were nines and tens.
* Kill and Confront? Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), running for the open U.S. Senate seat in Ohio, said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the “exhausted majority” needed to “kill and confront” the extremist Republican movement.
* Will Biden take the bus? What if poor corrupt, demented old FJB boards the wrong bus and doesn’t know where to get off?
* Mike Lindell says the FBI stopped him today at a Hardees in Minnesota:
“Cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us and I said those are either bad guys or the FBI. Well, it turns out they were the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/RHADVBUTxW
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 13, 2022
Mike Lindell later told Brannan House on Frank Speech that he tried to convert the FBI agent to Christ during the raid.
….maybe the FBI Special Agents wouldn’t be so woke if they got a good night’s sleep with a my-pillow-dot-com?
Another city in the race to the bottom has to be Jackson Mississippi. The pictures of the mud coming from the water taps are amazing
Jackson has always been a very depressing place. It’s another liberal hell hole.
Wasn’t there a study showing that apartment dwellers were more apt to vote Dem.
I wonder if the independent mindset that buys a house comes first, or is developed and honed by having your own home…or a self-sustaining cyclical reaction from both?
Just giving away a house to someone doesn’t break the gimme-gimme dependent mindset.
Home ownership is a sign of permanence and commitment in many cases. You invested in the home and thus the community. I think that there is a tendency for most people to want to make it better or keep it good. Even in the ghetto. You had to work hard for it. Now in the race to the bottom, the FJB regime wants to give homes to minorities in order to buy votes. The results will be predictable.
nines and tens… you must like sleeping on the couch, lol.
Did they ever find his body?
Don’t try this at home.
While funny, it does sound like a recipe for waking up skinned and being rolled in salt.
Or waking up with important parts missing.
Don’t kid yourself, the Dem mayors are so deluded they believe they are the best, just look at baby Daddy Petey, the guy was useless yet get elevated to TransPo Director so we all can be subject to his brand of stupidity.
Lindell at the Hardees drive-thru: I had commented this late last night two posts back, worth repeating…because his delivery was hilarious:
ML- Are you going to arrest me?”
FBI: “Oh, no, no, no, we just want to talk about Dominion in Colorado.”
(The exchange went on for 10-15 minutes)
ML- “What do you want?”
ML- FBI- “We have a warrant for your phone.”
ML- “ You’re not getting my phone. I run five companies and my hearing aides off this phone and I don’t have a computer…you’re not getting my phone. Now, once again, does that mean you’re going to arrest me so I can get all this Dominion information out there.”
FBI- “No, no, we aren’t arresting you, we just want your phone.”
ML- “Not happening.”
The FBI is out of control. Talk about unlawful search and seizure with paper thin warrants.
Yes, you mentioned it before and yes, it is worth repeating. OUT OF CONTROL. What is the PC for the warrant? Trump voter?
Under this Democrat junta, questioning the actions of the government is enough to get your property stolen by the FBI or maybe even arrested for insurrection or sedition.
When law enforcement lies to become the oppressors of their political opponents, the nation is taking on water.
Gee, where and when has that happened before?
And some call it good.
The democrats are just doing it to Trump supporters, who have been branded sub-human…
Subhuman. Good, that means I can run open loop like them. If they show up here or hem me in at the Mickey-D’s drive thru, because they’ve been illegally tracking my phone, I have a reason to be offensive while on offense.
Btw, Gorilla taping one of these reprobates to a tree so the lion has a play toy may just assuage Earl’s untimely demise and the resultant raw emotional edges. Then again, might take a dozen reprobates.
Smear them with bacon grease and honey. If the lions don’t do them, the bears surely will.
I knew you’d have an ‘enhancement’ to the program.
Democrats need poverty to win. Not being reliable in the long run they import more via open borders.
Your theory–LBJ’s Great Society writ large? “I’ll have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years”.
That remains the plan.
It turns out that it’s cheaper to just turn all the cities into giant free-range Projects, instead of building Projects to house the New Democrat Slaves.
It was an insightful (inciteful?) article.
Concur that picking just one worst mayor might be too hard considering all the “talent”.
The talent pool of woke despots is growing daily.
As always Dr. Hanson has some very valid points.
Mike Lindell. Just imagine if that level of effort on the part of the FBI to find a moving target with three cars worth of agents was spent on actual crime fighting. Is the FBI that compromised that none of the agents that have been involved in any of this harassment have been so disgusted that they just quit and found honorable work elsewhere?
Kill and confront. But yet there won’t be any “outrage” on the part of the media about that comment like there was a few years ago with bullseyes in an add.
The secret police define “criminal” as people like the Pillow Guy and…well…you, Ed. You’re a conservative veteran, therefore a terrorist.
I guess at some point in the near future I should expect that 3 AM knock on the door. Or perhaps they will just bust down the door down even though I usually leave my french doors open in summer and early fall. Boy are they going to be disappointed.
From 1984 Democrat Playbook:
“A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledgehammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people … turning one even against one’s will like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic.”
More from the 1984 Democrat Playbook:
The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.
Ed…Leave out the cheese and crackers and beverages with a note: “I’m somewhere on the back 40 doing my Assault Scream Therapy…help yourselves…and oh, don’t wait up, might take me a while to get thru this session. And careful of the claymores sprinkled about the perimeter, might want to stay on the path when you leave.”
Lindell asked the FBIs why they confronted him at a Hardee’s instead of smashing in his door.
I expect the smash.
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