Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS MOURN KANSAS CITY POLITICAL MATRIARCH DUTCH NEWMAN!!!



First word on the end of an era from a group that this beloved Kansas City political lady helped bolster throughout her life . . .

On the Passing of Democratic Giant Dutch Newman

It is with great sadness that we have learned Hila "Dutch" Newman, one of the strongest Democratic leaders this area has ever known, has passed away at the age of 95. News spread quickly among the political community here in Jackson County all the way to the Missouri delegation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Democratic leaders young and old are deeply moved by this news, but also reflect on her lifetime of service.

Dutch began a long and amazing career as a volunteer and party builder going back to 1944. For decades, she was the head of the Westport Landing Democratic Club and has made an impact on every election in Kansas City since the end of the Second World War. Over the years, the number of high-profile officials that have paid their respects or honored her is too long to list but includes the likes of George McGovern and Tom Eagleton to Joe Biden and Barack Obama.

Senator Claire McCaskill released a brief statement this morning saying, "Dutch was like a second mother to me. She was warm and loving — and at the same time a tenacious and unrelenting institution of the Missouri Democratic party. There will never be another one like her." Jackson County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Wyrsch had similar thoughts. "I've known her my whole life. She was one of my true mentors and I know she was the same to dozens of others.

Her impact truly cannot be overstated. Every candidate for city, county or state office (and sometimes national) longed for the approval of Dutch. Getting the opportunity to speak with her for a moment at events or over the phone was viewed as both critical politics and an honor. Even in her late years, she made every effort to hear from candidates and elected officials as well as show her support by attending major events around the area.

The Kansas City Star interviewed her last year around the time of her 95th birthday. In the interview, she was asked about the key to grassroots organizing, her true passion for so many years. Her answer, like Dutch, was thoughtful and true. "It’s really not a mystery. It’s about getting a group of people together for a worthy cause, going door to door, meeting your neighbors, having meetings that build relationships within the group, creating a sense of community for a cause or candidate. And it doesn’t hurt to have something to eat and drink."

Dutch touched hundreds of lives is a very meaningful and personal way. The landscape of Democratic politics, and therefore our very society, is better because of her. Our friend will be missed.
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30 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Love this quote from her.

“Some people don’t just want to win,” she said. “They want to cause damage in the process.”

Perfect description of the Lyin Sly James administration.

Anonymous said...

She was a democrat back before the party lost its soul. Good for her, she was a real pioneer for women's rights not some faker like Hillary.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Dutch

Anonymous said...

Again, I'd like to know her secret for longevity.


But still find it odd people are shocked that it's possible for someone who is 95 to suddenly fall off the perch.

Anonymous said...

what a great lady who helped a lot of people rip Dutch

Anonymous said...

All this time I thought Dutch Newman was a man. Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

What's her secret to longevity? She was a kept white woman. Her biggest accomplishment was making friends. Typical white woman lot. How hard was that to figure out.

Anonymous said...

Go see Blake Shelton and give us all a break tonight.

Anonymous said...

Every retard in town is going to be in Grain Valley trying to hear Blake sing about cold beer and pickup trucks.

Fucking rubes.

Anonymous said...

Trump is trouncing Clinton in the polls.


Dem's should continue celebrating though.



Anonymous said...

Hillary's nomination claims another life!

Anonymous said...

Ann McGregor murdered "Dutch." Ann McGregor's hateful challenge to our beloved 5th Ward Democratic Committeewoman killed "Dutch." She did not need this stress.

YOU WILL LIVE WITH THIS CRIME FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE ANN! God will need answers from you!

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump asked Russia to hack the DNC computers. Isn't it a crime to ask someone to commit a crime? Isn't this conspiracy? Shouldn't Donald Trump be arrested?

LOCK HIM UP!

Bill O'Reilly said that the White House slaves were well fed. That's unknowable & irrelevant. Doesn't this make him an apologist for slavery?


All you have to do is read the headlines, & read the comments on this blog, to see what disgusting animals Republicans have become.


The Jackson County Democratic Committee said...

Does this mean we can finally get rid of John "Coach" Comstock?

Anonymous said...

3:07 You are full of shit. Go look at the exact quotes of what he said and then be man enough admit you are a fucking retard.

Anonymous said...

They can hand out Pink Slips to about half of the employees of Jackson County on Friday. Every un-employable moron who collects a county paycheck had the endorsement and protection of Dutch Newman.

Anonymous said...

Two-faced Demwits say we all should join the big, global lovefest. Essentially they're propagandists pushing:

Let in loads of border jumpers (known criminals included),

welcome unvetted refugees (affiliates of war criminals and hate groups),

respect all religions (even those espousing death to Americans),

harmony between races (while leaders with divisive rhetoric fuel discord),

But, Trump even hints at being slightly cordial to Putin...and it's SCANDALOUS...purely SATANIC!

Yeah, let's have the ENTIRE world hating our asses!

Anonymous said...

Isn't Trump committing treason?

Anonymous said...

12:41 So what. The real rubes will be hiding at gramama's singing Beyonce, because third baby mama got those back support orders filed today!

Let the young rednecks have their fun.

Anonymous said...

Dutch was a real leader, so many other kc women only look at what's in it for them.

Anonymous said...

And then she said "wait; I always just look dead" .

Anonymous said...

4:50 Treason hasn't existed since Hilliary got a pass on her negligence with classified information.

Bob said...

I hope the Russians do release Hillary's deleted emails. Yoga schedules and wedding plans can be SO entertaining. Or do even Democrats not believe that anymore?

Anonymous said...

No.

Unknown said...

I have never read this blog before and am with a heavy heart cant believe the hatefulness that is on here. Dont hide behind your keyboard and spread hate. What cowards you anyomous people are. Dutch was filled with unconditional love and has been helping all people before most of us were born. If you cant say something nice know one wants to hear your rude comments.
Koko

Unknown said...

I have never read this blog before and am with a heavy heart cant believe the hatefulness that is on here. Dont hide behind your keyboard and spread hate. What cowards you anyomous people are. Dutch was filled with unconditional love and has been helping all people before most of us were born. If you cant say something nice know one wants to hear your rude comments.
Koko

Unknown said...

I have never read this blog before and am with a heavy heart cant believe the hatefulness that is on here. Dont hide behind your keyboard and spread hate. What cowards you anyomous people are. Dutch was filled with unconditional love and has been helping all people before most of us were born. If you cant say something nice know one wants to hear your rude comments.
Koko

Koko is not very bright said...

Koko real dumb. Real dumb. Real dumb.

Anonymous said...

Hey Koko,
I hate communists in person too.

Anonymous said...

She was a grand lady! RIP Dutch