TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! CITY HALL INSIDERS PLEAD WITH 4TH DISTRICT COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS TO COMPROMISE ON BROKEN LIQUOR CONTROL ORDINANCE RATHER THAN CONTINUE HER KANSAS CITY POLITICAL LOSING STREAK!!!
Kansas City Council member Jolie Justus has suffered one disappointment after the next since she took office and her latest legislative move shows insiders that she's having a hard time adjusting to municipal politics after she earned statewide accolades from progressives.
Given her currently hysteria in promoting Hillary Clinton for Prez . . . To the uninitiated, just as her political consultants claim, Council Lady Jolie Justus is still the champion of the local Democratic Party and beloved by all of Midtown Kansas City . . .
But we are initiated . . . And we realize that even the most powerful local politicos can quickly lose their influence when donors and patrons discover that they're unable to deliver. Example: Has anybody heard from former Council dude Russ Johnson lately???
But I digress . . .
The topic here is Council lady Jolie Justus and her doomed liquor control ordinance (#160281) that not only confronts a petition but also faces opposition from a majority on the Council, some of the top political consultants in Kansas City, the monied interests on Country Club Plaza and in the Crossroads along with a $50K campaign fund to start.
In fairness, the biz class hoping to destroy Kansas City's liquor codes are backed by a loyal clique middle-class bar owners with a penchant for spamming Facebook and the Kansas City Restaurant Association - A cheapskate group that rarely contributes much more than $500 to any given campaign.
Remember that our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG BROKE NEWS of the petition push back . . . And even Council Dude Scott Taylor has been using 4th District noob Jolie as a political punching bag.
For those who really want to delve into the issue, the KC Biz Journal wrote a balanced and definitive story on the sitch: The Crossroads' drinking problem
But the behind the scenes politics of this slap-fight are even more interesting . . .
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS ARE CALLING ON COUNCIL LADY JOLIE JUSTUS TO COMPROMISE ON HER DOOMED ORDINANCE RATHER THAN CONFRONT ANOTHER EMBARRASSING PUBLIC DEFEAT!!!
Let's quickly assess the damage to the career of Council Lady Jolie Justus since she has been leading the 4th District . . .
SHE CRASHED AND BURNED WITH MAYOR SLY ON THE NEW SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT SCHEME!!!
Despite backdoor efforts . . . The plan was abandoned after polling revealed the public just didn't want to waste the cash to be inconvenienced.
THE KANSAS CITY CITIZENS TASK FORCE AGAINST VIOLENCE IS THE MOST TRAGIC RUNNING JOKE IN THIS COWTOWN AMID BLOODY SUMMER 2016!!!
Low attendance along with no police or former police involvement have doomed this committee as nothing more than a soapbox for anti-gun talk aimed at destroying 2nd Amendment rights within city limits.
See the common thread???
Mayor Sly seems to be single-handedly ruining the career of this groundbreaking LGBT advocate and turning her into a corporate shill.
And so . . .
TKC IS FIRST TO REPORT EXCLUSIVELY THAT CITY HALL INSIDERS ARE REACHING OUT TO COUNCIL LADY JUSTUS IN ORDER TO PREVENT A TRAGIC 3RD STRIKE AGAINST HER FLEDGLING CITY HALL POLITICAL CAREER!!!
Sure, she wants to be mayor and we'll talk about that (again) later . . . But for now, let's all consider that compromise and deal making are the two mainstays of Democracy @ 12th & Oak . . .
Meanwhile, while we respect her penchant for lost causes . . . Realizing that she's on the losing side and looking for a compromise might be "the American way" for Council Lady Justus in much the same way that most of the stuff that U.S. consumers desire (up to and including Pokémon Go) was manufactured by toddlers and/or counterfeited more profitably somewhere in Asia.
You decide . . .