THE TKC SATURDAY NIGHT PLAYLIST!!! KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE CONSULTANT CLAIMS BLACK COMMUNITY WON'T SUPPORT MAYOR SLY JAMES RE-ELECTION!!!
While white people working in all types of media throughout the metro seem enamored of Kansas City Mayor Sly James, everybody else seems to be having their doubts.
To wit . . .
THIS WEEK A TOP URBAN CORE CONSULTANT CLAIMS KANSAS CITY'S EAST SIDE AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY WON'T SUPPORT THE RE-ELECTION OF MAYOR SLY JAMES!!!
Here's the quote that should ring a bell for Insiders who have heard a lot of the same talk from many among the local, political elite.
"From dancing around with Republicans, to insults to city hall employes and then all of his time devoted to the streetcar. This Mayor hasn't done anything for the community . . . In a lot of ways, he has been an absentee Mayor and very few city development dollars have been directed our way while downtown gets all of the attention . . . "
Remember that there is precedent for a popular and even beloved Kansas City African-American politico to lose community support. A mere 2 election cycles ago, Mayor Pro Tem Alvin Brooks was a household name in this town with a dominant media profile and a slew of local power player connections . . . However, East side voters didn't show up to support Mr. Brooks and this mayoral effort was lost by a slim margin to an outsider candidate by the name of Mark Funkhouser.
So, while Mayor Sly's supporters are (falsely) claiming a 70% approval rating throughout Kansas City . . . The reality is that while Mayor Sly often speaks of his long-ago time residing in Montgall, NOWADAYS he can't really rely on votes from the area.
And all of this has inspired THE KICK-ASS TKC PLAYLIST for tonight . . .
Thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .