Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Peggy Joseph Of Politicians

You remember sweet Peggy Joseph from the 2008 presidential campaign, doncha?
Well, if you do not, here is a little palate cleanser of a reminder of Miss Joseph.

In case you forget, here is how Miss Joseph viewed voting for then Sen. Messiah Barack for president:

I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car.

But I do recommend watching the whole short but sweet video. I do wonder if Miss Joseph realizes that she is still paying her mortgage and gas?
But that is just the warm up for this Detroit city councilman, JoAnn Watson.
What did Miss Johnson have to say?
Well, here is some of her thinking of the Dear Leader, President Obama, and what he should do to save her cash-strapped city.

"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?"
How does one unpack this crap?
What does Miss Watson mean by "Our people"? The fact that the city of Detroit is overwhelmingly Black? What about the non-Blacks? Do they count in the 75% that voted for the re-election of the Dear Leader, President Obama?
One will have to go deep inside that gal's mind.
And what kind of leadership would be shown in bailing out a city that is now perpetually cash-strapped? Can't pay it's bills? Has contracted population of over 1,000.000 since 1950? Whole neighborhoods no longer exist. It is so bad that there have been serious proposals to turn vast swaths of vacant land into, I kid you not, urban farms.
Detroit was once a booming, vibrant city in 1950 after World War II. The auto industry was a sign of that boom. In fact, the population of Detroit in 1950 was 1,849,568. By the 2010 census, the population contracted to 713,777 people. It is a staggering loss of almost 1,136,000 in 62 years.
Yet the Motor City seems to think that it is still the Detroit of the 1950s.
It is the only reason I can think of that they are not able to have enough money and then some to pay their bills and hell, have a surplus.
Ahh, but the fact is that Detroit, well there is little if any business left outside of the truncated auto industry. Hence they do not have many fat-cat businesses, you know, those one percenters, a.k.a the eeeeevvvvviiiiilllll, filthy, stinking rich folks. And with whole neighborhoods gone, don't count on much in the way of property taxes.
The background of the plight of Detroit is necessary to explain in the briefest of ways because it is why people like Miss Watson basically asks the federal government to bail out her city.
This is a sad case of demographics=destiny.Take a peek here to see what I mean.
Miss Watson is symptomatic as to a huge problem in the United States.
And that problem is dependency., she would have a big-government sugardaday
Back to Miss Joseph really thinking that if she voted for Barack Obama she would have her big government sugar-daddy take care of all her bills.
And Miss Watson, an elected city councilman, perpetuates that dependency by all but begging the Dear Leader, President Obama, to bail out an economic basket case that Detroit has become.
No ladies, what you both need is a wake up call.
What we do not need is to have a Peggy Joseph in elected office in the person of JoAnn Watson.
We do not need to have the Peggy Joseph of politicians.

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