Monday, December 02, 2013

Move The Nation's Capital To Kansas City?!?!



The mostly pointless national left vs. right political debate recently included a talking point that invoked Kansas City.

Check the back and forth . . .

The argument started with a Conservative idea about making the top echelon of government more accessible to everybody else . . .

National Review: America's Coastal Royalty

Money line from author Victor Davis Hanson:

In a fantasy world, I would move Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, Mo. That transfer would not only make the capital more accessible to the American people and equalize travel requirements for our legislators, but also expose an out-of-touch government to a reality outside its Beltway

Soon thereafter . . . Daily Kos hit back hard . . .

A conservative wetdream: Kansas City as the capital

The most interesting part of the screed invokes this town's political background and local socialism healthcare history . . .

"First, the largest employer in Kansas City is....... THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. If Hansen's thesis is right then there are a lot of people in KC doing jobs that are out-of-touch with what needs to happen. I wonder who he would fire in KC.

Second, Kansas City is solidly Democratic. Emmanuel Cleaver, head of the Black Political Caucus, represents a district that is over 50% white. Does Hansen really believe there are no Democrats in fly-over country? Of course, we could note that Harry Truman, who proposed national health care, is from Kansas City, retired there and was invited to the signing of Medicare."
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Imagining Kansas City playing a more important role on the national political scene is a nice thought but really just an imaginary rhetorical construction aimed and convincing the weak-minded . . . Very much like the toy train streetcar.

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

It would make it easier for us to visit!

Superdave said...

Of all the things going wrong today this is all these fools think needs fixed?

Anonymous said...

It's already the nigger capital of the country..

Anonymous said...

I guess gridlock would be more appropriate in the middle of the country.

Anonymous said...

City hall should get on this idea right away. They could add at least four or five $100,000/year jobs to the mayor's office and spend around $10 million on consultants to study the idea for starters.
And it offers a whole new rationale for a new 1000-room hotel, the streetcar, and a new terminal at the airport.
The political consultants and other grifters are looking at a long dry spell until the 2014 elections and this project would give the Chamber swells another chance to blow $2-3 million on a pointless campaign.
Winners all around!

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/our_obese_government.html said...

Look at how many actual Federal employees there really are. It is astonishing.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/our_obese_government.html

It is also sickening.

chuck said...

The Fed, is made up, of mostly Liberal, Commie Statists, who are sure they know what to do with your money, your life and your liberty. That is, TAKE IT AWAY.

Anonymous said...

It must be rough being white. Forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

Given the insignificance of Kansas City, the fact that there are bout 25 metro area that are larger and at least 70 that are doing much better economy wise I seriously doubt KC will make a mark on anything other than crime - that, of course, will adversely effect Cow Tech.

Anonymous said...

Reagan passed a Bill in 83' toake Denver the next capital. Im surprised conserbatives didnt know that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we'll get more money for the Mayor's TOY TRAIN. Obama's helping, according to McClatchy.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/12/02/210101/obama-spends-600-million-on-rail.html

Anonymous said...

It must be rough being an illiterate, drug addicted fool and social parasite with no future living in a violent and pathological society where your illegitimate children are condemned to live in the futureless cesspool that you and your kind created. Forgive me that I don't acknowledge your struggle.

Anonymous said...

It must be rough being a nigger. Forgive me for not giving a fuck.

Anonymous said...

KC is the perfect place. Liars, frauds and snobs run the place anyway. Make it official.

Anonymous said...

Again a ton of rocket scientists with opinion and little to no facts

Anonymous said...

Damn 1040 are you mad at your corporate friends today or what?

Anonymous said...

Again a ton of rocket scientists with opinion and little to no facts