The TKC Saturday Night Playlist: Amid Prez Trump Deceit, Let's Not Forget So Many Kansas City Broken Political Promises
For a moment, let's consider political "lies" and the cruel treachery from elected officials that hits closer to home than most voters would dare imagine.
Because Americans love reality TV slap fighting and cheap entertainment from otherwise unsavory people, Donald Trump won the Presidency in a historic upset that destroyed perceptions of mainstream media conventional wisdom but reinforced the age-old adage that voter turnout is key. The converse of the Trump win is that African-Americans, Latinos and more militant advocates of the left abandoned Hillary Clinton and her brand of corporate politics. Nevertheless, governing has proved harder than campaigning and the Trump blitzkrieg has stalled while fickle supporters clearly don't have the temperament to stay engaged in the Byzantine legislative process specifically designed to discourage newbies. Meanwhile, the soap opera in D.C. has kept most Kansas City residents distracted from local duplicity and the litany of broken promises.
Again, it's easy to watch good-looking pundits rage on cable news about the trickery of Prez Trump and the conversation mistakenly seems more important than all of the urban decay and misplaced priorities espoused by local politicos.
Here's a quick Prez Trump round-up for context . . .
Wiretapping claims of the current Administration against Prez Obama have caused a great deal of public embarrassment:
Time: President Trump's Claim That Obama Wiretapped Him Basically Died This Week
Similarly, Trump supporters are coming to terms with the fact that a massive Border Wall between the U.S. and Mexico is nothing more than a Spring Break fantasy and another empty campaign promise . . . In addition to the fact that expecting Mexicans to pickup the check shows an incredible level of naivete regarding real life:
Quartz: Mexicans won't pay to build Trump's wall—they'll get paid
Meanwhile, the wall seems like more of an eminent domain crackdown on Texas landowners and, sadly, the smaller and scaled down wall still won't solve a great many problems associated with illegal immigration.
Finally, the TrumpCare defeat elicits typical allegations of Beltway double dealing and the long awaited establishment Republican double-cross of Prez Trump:
Raw Story: GOP feels betrayed by White House: Trump's 'heart was not in the healthcare battle'
Nevertheless . . .
THE DRAMA OF PREZ TRUMP'S INEVITABLE DECLINE TRAGICALLY SIDETRACKS KANSAS CITY VOTERS FROM SO MANY BROKEN POLITICAL PROMISES IN THEIR OWN BACKYARD!!!
Here's a quick list of local fibs with songs to accompany for our playlist for tonight . . .
KCPD CHIEF FORTÉ CLAIMED HOT-SPOT POLICING, FIGHTING BLIGHT AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH WOULD HELP CURB KANSAS CITY CRIME BUT THE LOCAL MURDER COUNT INCREASED DURING HIS TENURE!!!
A tragic aspect of the legacy of the outgoing Chief of Police . . .
FBI report: Kansas City one of 7 cities responsible for national rise in violent crime
Another longstanding gripe . . .
KANSAS CITY POLITICOS PROMISED A PRO-TEAM AT THE SPRINT CENTER BUT INSTEAD FILLED THE PLACE WITH B-LIST CONCERTS!!!
A line worth remembering: "Kansas City knows this story well. A decade ago, city officials sold the Sprint Center to voters as the first move in landing an NHL or National Basketball Association team, neither of which has or will materialize."
Finally, a tragic melody and the real life legacy of Kansas City's signature sound . . .
AFTER MORE THAN 100 MILLION BUCKS INVESTED NEAR 18TH AND VINE, THERE'S NO SUSTAINABLE BIZ MODEL AMID DEMANDS FOR MORE MONEY!!!
Here's How Kansas City Spent $100 Million At 18th And Vine Since 1990
Like it or not, keeping track of so may misrepresentations from local politicos is just as important as criticism of Prez Trump not only because these efforts hit local pocketbooks directly but also given an upcoming vote asking Kansas City residents to double down these endeavors despite a legacy of municipal duplicity.
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday Night.