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    January 26, 2020 at 3:40 pm

    *When Democrats are in control, cities tend to go soft on crime, reward cronies with public funds, establish hostile business environments, heavily tax the most productive citizens and set up fat pensions for their union friends. Simply put, theirs is a Blue State blueprint for disaster.ne on far too long. It’s not quite a humanitarian crisis — blessedly, we don’t see many of those in this country — but it is a mess.

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    January 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    *St. Louis has been electing Democratic mayors since 1949. The Gateway to the West has become the gateway for crime. Law Street says that it’s the fourth most dangerous city in the country, Forbes says it’s the second. It had the sixth-highest poverty rate among big cities in 2014.
    *The last GOP mayor of Philadelphia left office in 1952. A few years ago, Moore identified it as a favorite to follow Detroit into bankruptcy.
    *Both Baltimore and Oakland had Republican mayors as late as the 1960s. In the era of Democratic rule, both are now more well known for their crime and poverty problems than for their charm and character.

    *Newark, N.J., hasn’t had a GOP mayor in more than a century. It was ranked as the fifth-worst city to live in in 2015. Detroit, of course, was first.

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    January 26, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    *Chicago’s last GOP mayor was elected in 1927. The nation’s third-largest city is home to some of the worst inner-city violence imaginable. More than 2,300 people were shot there last year, and nearly 400 lost their lives to homicides.
    Its finances are just as grim. “Chicago is so broke,” IBD contributor Stephen Moore explained months ago, “that its bonds are junk status, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel had to go hat in hand last week to the state capital, Springfield, for bailout money to pay the bills.” Things have been rotten enough, Moore said, to send “a record number of people … fleeing Cook County, home to Chicago.” Only a little more than half of the city’s pension liabilities are funded. Chicago’s last GOP mayor was elected in 1927. The nation’s third-largest city is home to some of the worst inner-city violence imaginable. More than 2,300 people were shot there last year, and nearly 400 lost their lives to homicides.

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    January 26, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    *Detroit last elected a Republican mayor in 1957. It is now the model of urban failure — it’s recognized more for its poverty, crime, rot and bankruptcy than the great cars that it turned out into the early 1970s. It is the poorest big city in the nation, with almost 40% of the population living below the poverty line. The website Law Street actually ranks Detroit ahead of Flint as the country’s most dangerous city. Either way, it’s clear that both cities have institutionalized crime problems.
    *Detroit is also a pit of political corruption. Just in recent years, one mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick, was convicted of corruption and sent to federal prison for 28 years, while building inspectors have been indicted on federal felony bribery charges and a former city council member was investigated in a bribery and kickback scandal.

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    January 26, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Just in the last week, Trump has stabbed veterans and active duty military, and hardworking poor, two elements of his core voting bloc. Even former speaker John Boehner is calling him out. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/22/us/politics/medicare-trump.html?fbclid=IwAR1u6RBBFURAJfd-gX_YyKynF_DfqzbXk561SctXEIB-pc4HmAPgOVqwkPc

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      January 26, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      NY Times? Heehaw, Heehaw, Heehaw, Heehaw.

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        January 26, 2020 at 1:11 pm

        I bet you look like a jackass too.

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          January 26, 2020 at 1:39 pm

          Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But whatever my appearance, it has no bearing on the fact that you must be proud of your IGNORANCE the way you show it off. And be sure to thank your teacher(s).

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm

        Don’t say things like that about your wife!

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      January 26, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      Typical line of Bullshit from the Bullshit artist. Trump has done more for the military than any other president and has done more to change the V.A. than any other President. He has helped the poor gain self respect by giving them decent jobs so they can support their family.