Damn right it is
Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem. Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor.
In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore City vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland.
Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years. As I write this, despite his objectively disastrous reign, the Democrat-infested mainstream media is treating the Democrat like a local folk hero, not the obvious and glaring failure he really is.
Every single member of the Baltimore city council is a Democrat.
Liberalism and all the toxic government dependence and cronyism and union corruption and failed schools that comes along with it, has run amok in Baltimore for a half-century, and that is Baltimore’s problem. It is the free people of Baltimore who elect and then re-elect those who institute policies that have so spectacularly failed that once-great city. It is the free people of Baltimore who elected Mayor Room-To-Destroy.
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They hear the promises. They believe the half-measures are working. And, they believe if we throw just a little bit money, better things and better times are ahead and in reach.
It hasn’t dawned on the residents of Baltimore, and every other big city run by, the Dems, is their policies and their candidates have failed them at every turn.
If you want to see a real mess, go to Hawaii. It’s a state that has been “led” by the Dems since statehood. Though they’ve had Republican officeholders here and there, they haven’t elected enough them to make a difference, let alone offer them an alternative. In Hawaii, it’s a reflexive reaction of the Dem-controlled state legislature to throw money at a problem. Not enough money, they just raise taxes. Why do you think Obama loves taking his vacation there? It’s his dreamland. Some of my relatives that live there complain about the high taxes, the high price of everything. I ask them, have ever thought about voting/electing a conservative Rep to office. They always reply they can’t because government is supposed to provide. My comeback is don’t complain. You’re reaping what you sowed.
The mayor and chief of police are lap-dogs and colon sucking democrats. Ever wonder if an audit has been recently performed on the city books?
Not withstanding the fact that Baltimore is controlled by a totally Democrat city council and a totally Democrat city senate, the school board is filled with Democrats.
You have a town that is 84% black, 90% of all shootings are of black men, 90% of all shooters are black men, the unemployment rate is 3% higher than the national average, school dropout rate is higher than the national average and the mother who had the intelligence to slap the crap out of her masked son and make him stop looting and go home is a single mother of six children, that boy being her only son.
Billions of $$ have been poured into the inner cities as the Democrats continue to destroy the one thing that would have prevented both Baltimore and Ferguson; destroying the black family.
No longer do we see the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being repeated; peace, love and personal responsibility. Now we have the race pimps lining their own wallets telling blacks that they don’t need to be personally responsible, they just need the federal, state and local governments to give them more free stuff.
LBJ, a most evil man, designed a system that replaced fathers with Daddy Government. Now the race pimps encourage black mothers to abort their babies, not growing the black population, but making it smaller. Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit, Chicago, all examples of failed Democratic Party policies.
So as the black population will continue to be reduced to a smaller percentage of our population, Hispanics will continue to become a greater percentage of our population and they are going to want an even greater share of the federal coffer pie. And Hispanics don’t suffer from white guilt.
Any politician who believes what’s been happening in Baltimore somehow isn’t America’s problem wouldn’t be fit to hold office as dog catcher.
What is that supposed to mean? Why is it America’s problem, Gullible Greggie? Why aren’t the problems that are systemic in the black community not the problem of the Democrats that caused those problems?
What does Atlanta, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis and Chicago all have in common, Gullible Greggie? It certainly isn’t all those white “racists” that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are continually blathering about. So why do we see such failure in the black communities? Want to try to answer that?
Oh, you probably don’t have an answer because………….
you’re an idiot.
@Greg: Democrat run city since 1967, Greg.
It should be a liberal’s utopia by now.
Well, there sure are a whole lot of unintended consequences liberals didn’t see coming.
They WERE predicted, however.
It’s just that no one listened.
Too bad for Hillary (or the Den nominee) all the freebies these Baltimore rioters will get will be considered as their baseline dependency long before the next election.
They will have to be bought some more.
As Porky Pig once said, “You buttered your bread, now sleep in it.”
Conservatives wishing to separate yourselves from the problems of your fellow citizens. I salute your selfish Randian political stance.
BUT Why would you think you could EVER again win a National Election? Are you that fool hearty?
The point is some politics is about obtaining and maintaining political power under the guise of helping the poor, rather than actually solving problems. The chickens are coming home to roost. The residents of the great Democrat welfare state is not happy. We can only hope they stop looting and destroying and realize their political leaders are playing them for suckers (votes).
Appreciate your advice. Please be so kind as to inform us what you personally have done to help one black kid today?
@MAKAYA: The day is young. Yesterday though, through my Church we cooked for and fed a bunch of white, black and Mexican homeless adults and children.
I see this more as a growing divide between the haves and have nots. Markets at all time highs–real estate again approaching 07 levels. yet real poverty exists, particularly in the inner cities.
I think the majority of cops are good people–a lot of former Marines. Too many young people OF COLOR are dying at their hands. A REAL discussion must take place.
“If a free society will not help the many who are poor it can not save the few who are rich.” JFK
Really? Of the police officers killed by firearms, most who were white, 42% of those cop killers were black, although blacks represent only 13% of the population. A five year average shows that approx. 96 blacks were killed by police officers per year while another approx. 300 whites were killed by police officers in the same time frame.
But the most recent FBI stats show that the major perps of black murder are blacks. Of the 3,128 whites murdered in 2012 (the last year of the annual reports) 13% were killed by blacks. Of the 2,648 blacks murdered in 2012, 91% of them were murdered by other blacks.
The real discussion, that you libs don’t want to have, is why are so many black men being murdered by other black men.
You can blather on about having a discussion about why so many black men are killed by cops but you damn sure will never want to have that same discussion about why more whites are killed by police officers or why the majority of black men are murdered by other black men. Nor will you ever address how 50 years of progressive, liberal Democrat policies have absolutely destroyed the black community. It’s not what you left wingers do.
And where was the outrage, the looting, the burning cars and burned homes when the last couple of white guys were killed by the police? Why didn’t whites protest and burn down their own neighborhoods? Try answering that, RW. I’ll answer it for you; it’s the victimization culture perpetrated by the left wing and the race baiters like tax dodger, Al Sharpton.
Police officers are human, and like any segment of our society, there are bad ones. But I’ll match the percentage of bad cops up against the percentage of thugs in the black community any day of the week.
Your church and its members are to be commended, Rich.
We did that, too, in the downtown LB park that abutted the Main Library up until we moved to Utah.
But, interestingly, before Obama became president the city of LB had a different solution for homeless people.
It was a token system.
People, like me, could buy a token or a roll of tokens for $0.25 apiece.
When a homeless person asked for a handout I could give him one.
That token got him a bed in a homeless shelter plus one meal.
For a quarter!
But the homeless population in LB took off once they were off the front pages and soon after Obama took office that token system was overwhelmed.
So, various churches created a schedule to feed the homeless 3 times a day, 7 days a week with most churches only bringing food once per week.
It was a decent system.
But then, a couple years later, the homeless overwhelmed even this arrangement.
Restaurants began to add their meals to the totals of donated foods.
Supermarkets also began to donate foods to the churches for it.
A year before we moved away the Occupiers added themselves to the open mouths needing to be fed for free.
Some church groups fell away from the arrangement.
As free food dried up so did the numbers of ”homeless.”
I still link to the LB Post which is pointing out that homelessness is on the decline in LB.
Gee, they stopped rewarding the behavior and the behavior is disappearing.
Still, it is a good thing to feed those who are in need.
@Greg: It’s America’s problem as long as the President believes in all the mistakes that makes a Baltimore.
People who refuse to get an education need manufacturing jobs, but liberals insist that if someone is making $12 an hour, they SHOULD be making $30. Once they achieve that, businesses either move elsewhere or they replace over-priced, un-educated workers with robots. Either way, jobs are gone, permanently. But, the uneducated masses remain.
Your premise excludes Obama from leadership capability because he thinks its the Republican’ s problem.
We don’t want to separate, but we want you idiotic leftists to employ different (as in those that work) solutions. Liberalism has FAILED.
@rich wheeler: Good for you and God bless. So why not use the private paradigm, as you are, to relieve the worst of poverty? Why use incompetent, bureaucratic and oftren corrupt government to do the job?
And no doubt all the food you gathered went to those in need unlike the government system whereby the bulk of the money collected would have gone to the government bureaucracy as opposed to those in need. In addition, the objective of what your church did was to help those in need not to buy votes and create dependency.
@Nanny G: I like that token system. Never heard of it before. The Churches, including The Mormans, do a great job here in Orange County.
So many homeless,including Vets have a drug abuse problem—govt monies shoul go here,including lock down as needed.Assistance in securing jobs is critical.
EDUCATION–proper diet and benefits of exercise
America has ALWAYS been a nation of immigrants–our strength.
The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it treats it’s animals Gandhi
@rich wheeler: We loved it while it lasted, Rich.
The Salvation Army was behind it, taking a loss on the cost of the bed and meal, I’m sure.
Here in Salt Lake City I see the way the LDS try to help the homeless.