This was in the morning report, but you know, it’s just a teensy bit too good to let slide like that.
Detroit is a craphole. I know because I grew up there. I mean, wild dogs are buying property in Detroit. And running it better than the previous owners. So you know you have an administration problem. The foundational issue is, of course, years of fantastic liberal leadership that made its population dependent on welfare handouts from the Federal government and surrounding suburbs, wasteful spending that took no consideration of the fact that Detroit was wholly dependent on a single industry, and a bizarre victim mentality that allowed Detroit’s leadership to blame all of it’s problems on white people, including the whichever of the mayor’s stripper parties went horribly wrong.
The good news is, Detroit is finally taking some initiative. In the sense that Detroit is just full on asking for money.The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.
City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city. (Click the video player to listen)
“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”
Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.
“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”
It should be noted that Coleman A Young, Mayor, was the one who put the system in motion to create the Detroit that exists today: a wasteland of burned out buildings, crime-ridden neighborhoods, gang warfare and unemployment dotted with the occasional hipster enclave or large brown bear. And given that Coleman Young’s plan to “save” the once-bustling industrial city failed miserably, it would only be natural to think, perhaps, it could be a bad decision to repeat the action. But that’s what people with common sense might think, and common sense doesn’t exist south of 8 Mile.
The fun thing will be when they discover that once they voted for him, he doesn’t actually need them anymore.