Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Minneapolis, just to name a few.
So what do all of these crime-ridden cities have in common?
They all have inept democrat “leadership…,” if you can call it leadership.
And along with that inept democrat “leadership” comes inept democrat policies, and a total disregard for any kind of fiscal responsibility, and a disregard for any kind of responsibility for that matter.
What we have here is basically idiots leading the ignorant.
This problem is created when the majority of these cities’ populations are made-up of dependent people looking for hand-outs, mostly unskilled workers, and the poorly educated.
As a result, unqualified democrat candidates are elected who have no idea how to solve any of the cities’ problems, nor do they even want to.
These are the types of candidates this demographic consistently leans towards and supports.
These “leaders” are blissfully ignorant, and more than happy to be “large and in charge” of their dysfunctional fantasy lands, as their “Romes” burn down around them.
That seems to be the basic “modus operandi” of a socialist form of government.
Barnini Chakraborty for Fox News seems to agree with me when she reports that, “Baltimore [is] struggling with soaring crime, drugs and inept political leaders.”
“Charm City [Baltimore] has also been struggling with a crisis of confidence when it comes to its political leaders.”
I’m sure we can all recall the visions of the Baltimore riot during Barack Obama’s reign, how he chose to ignore it, and how the mayor at that time chose to let the rioters “express themselves” by burning down half of the city.
“Last week, federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore’s embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh, widening an investigation into whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children’s book to disguise kickbacks. The early-morning searches were just the latest setback for the politically isolated first-term mayor who campaigned on transparency and ending corruption.”
“Republican Gov. Larry Hogan joined a growing group of people who want Pugh to step down and has called on the state prosecutor to investigate allegations of ‘self-dealing’ by Pugh.”
‘“Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership,’ Hogan tweeted Thursday. ‘Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead. For the good of the city, Mayor Pugh must resign.’”
“Baltimore City Council members echoed the sentiment, and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot tweeted last month: ‘The Mayor has to resign – now. The people of Baltimore are facing too many serious challenges, as it is, to also deal with such brazen, cartoonish corruption from their chief executive.’”
Yes…, “the mayor has to resign now,” so we can get the next clown in there who will probably be even worse.
“Pugh has been on paid administrative leave for the past month as calls to go grow, but she is hardly the first Baltimore mayor who has faced calls to leave. Democratic Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned from office in 2010 to save her pension and preserve the possibility of working for the city or state again. Pugh beat out Dixon by about 3,000 votes to clinch the 2016 Democratic primary.”
“John Dedie, a political science coordinator at the Community College of Baltimore County, told The Associated Press that one of the city’s greatest fears is to be ‘seen as a laughing stock, like Detroit was years ago until the governor of Michigan put it in receivership.’”
Uhh, I think it’s a little too late for that Mr. Dedie.
The new Police Commissioner, Michael Harrison was sworn-in on March 12, and he promised to make Baltimore safer and lead the department through sweeping reforms.
“Beverly White, who has lived in the city for more than three decades, told Fox News she has struggled to keep her family safe.”
‘“There have been shootings one after another,’ she said. ‘We’ve had people come here and promise to clean up the streets but nothing happens. People feel unsafe in their neighborhoods. (Harrison) says he’s going to turn things around. It’s a nice thought, but they keep killing people… it’s going to get worse in the summer. It always gets worse in the summer.’”
“To be fair, Harrison inherited a dysfunctional force that’s long been distrusted by many residents. Misconduct by officers and chronically high rates of violent crime are just a handful of systemic failures in Baltimore.”
No…, to be fair, Mr. Harrison knew exactly what he was walking into, and it is obvious that he is in way over his head.
There really is no positive end in sight for these cities.
They’ll all end up bottoming out and declaring bankruptcy, like Detroit, before any hint of positive momentum can begin to be realized.
The more things change the more they remain the same.
“We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity.” – Stephen Hawking
“We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.” – Winston Churchill
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