RELIEF OVER LOSING GOP CONVENTION IS FOR LOSERS!!! TKC QUESTION: KANSAS CITY TOO SCARED TO MAKE HISTORY?!?!
Over the past few days Kansas City residents have been recycling tired columns and social media which contend that this town is lucky for missing out on the GOP convention. Like it or not, this is nothing more than sour grapes.
Chinese proverb: "May you live in interesting times."
Yes, this is really a Chinese curse but it's also a typically American sentiment and a call for courage.
Accordingly, let's look at a bit of history . . . The '76 Convention in Kansas City was one of the most tumultuous affairs in GOP history and also one of the greatest. More interestingly, outside Bartle Hall local organized crime foughtto control vice and an EPIC battle that still seems to define the crime scene.
And so . . . The Rise of Reality Star Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party is historic whether you like him or not.
Today, he put down GOP rebellion in yet another power move . . .
Convention drama: Trump campaign stops rules rebellion
And yes, there are threats and heightened tension amid despicable acts of domestic terrorism against police but Kansas City's answer to culture war tumult has been an effort to run and hide.
Fact is: Kansas City had an inside track for the GOP Convention 2016 and Mayor Sly and his team taking over the bid ruined it.
Now that it's mostly all said and done, ask any insider about this one and they'll confirm that the way Mayor Sly & McGurk treated Cathy Nugent was pretty bad given her very respectable insider effort to win the Republican convention.
In the aftermath so many references to fear (of violence) and loathing (of Trump & the GOP) seem like nothing more than pouting over Kansas City losing its place on the national stage.
You decide . . .