Thursday, March 30, 2017

TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDER: GROUND GAME AND GRASSROOTS SUPPORT KEY TO QUESTION 3,4 & 5 VICTORY ON APRIL 4TH!!!



As we approach the final days of the campaign it's clear that Kansas City's chattering classes are caught in a media matrix slap-fight and have forgotten the big picture when it comes to getting out the vote.

To wit here's what a KICK-ASS ZEN MASTER INSIDER tells TKC . . .

THE APRIL 4TH ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED BY GRASSROOTS SUPPORTERS AND THEIR GROUND GAME!!! 

Moreover and apropos for #TBT. . .

NEITHER SOCIAL NOR MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL MATCH OLD SCHOOL VOTER TURNOUT EFFORTS!!!

The quote . . .

"This vote isn't going to be decided by the media or all of these smartphone tricks. It's all about turnout, getting real people involved. Social media invites and campaign commercial tricks are only effective at bulking up the billable hours of consultants. If you want to see who is going to win in such a puny election like this one, take a look at who is going out to talk to their neighbors, not just reporters."

Further discussion offered a few examples and the initiatives with the strongest grassroots and ground level support in the upcoming Kansas City vote . . .

KCMO Animal Lovers Adore Question 3


What local media has failed to report is that the effort to build a new Kansas City animal shelter has been years in the making. Support of this effort has been cultivated over nearly a decade at local dog parks, animal clinics and shelters. A virtual army of animal loving supporters have demanded this proposal from politicos and, for better or worse, they're one of the strongest municipal advocacy groups throughout the metro.

Urban Core Rally To Help Question 4


Support for this effort is being written off by mainstream media and so many local political experts. The reality is that a series of meetings over the past few months have made this ballot question something akin to a religious crusade on the East side. Interestingly, messaging toward these voters also speaks against Questions 1, 2 & 3 which are seen as nothing but corporate welfare among the denizens of the inner-city who desperately seek equal levels on economic investment in their communities rather than continued empty promises from the City Manager.

Kansas City's Next Generation Of Marijuana Reform Activists Don't Want To See Their Advocacy Go Up In Smoke


Let's finish on a high point . . . Kansas City marijuana activists have finally found a way to move past constant infighting among their leadership that's often lackadaisical and more interested than partying than advocacy. This fresh start from locals is not only part of a national movement to decriminalize marijuana but also speaks to a growing number of urban professionals who see these initiatives as part of ending the disastrous drug war. It's almost tragic to see so much derision targeting these advocates given that they are young, motivated and part of an economic movement that's supporting one of the fastest growing industries in the United States.

Accordingly . . .



The point here is simple but has still been lost among the clueless local consultant class . . . In low turnout elections, efforts with the most dedicated following of grassroots and ground level supporters usually have the best chance at victory. While there is a great deal of well-deserved skepticism regarding City Hall promises on this ballot -- Locals willing to meet face to face with potential voters threaten to surprise so-called experts, keyboard warriors and small town pundits who mistakenly believe that junk mail and media chatter both social and mainstream will work more effectively than making a real world connection.

You decide . . .

15 Comments:

Green KC said...

So you're telling me that Sly has clogged up my mail box for the last three weeks for nothing?

Do you mind telling him?

All of this junk mail is such garbage and a waste of time. It needs to stop. That's a resolution that I'd support. Banning politicians from filling landfills with this campaign fodder.

Anonymous said...

A little upbeat but I see your point here.

People use facebook and twitter to connect with people they know in real life most of the time. The political stuff gets old and most people don't feel confident about their knowledge of local issues to do anything beyond liking and moving on to something more interesting.

Anonymous said...

Still uncertain about question 5. It seems like something that the state could easily overturn.

Anonymous said...

@8:58am
And WILL overturn, if it passes.
Why not combine it with local control of the KCPD and the $15/hour minimum wage.
Might as well save some time and watch all of them be irrelevant simultaneously.

Jacknowledge said...

^^^ Yep! You could call it the KC burnout campaign!

Anonymous said...

Save KC, vote NO all the way around.

Anonymous said...

I'm too buzzed to comment...

Northlander who owns a Neuffie said...

What makes the great pet people trust the city council and Sly "I refuse to debate" James? Don't they realize that IF it passes, they will raise property taxes and then borrow that money to pay off more pressing expenses? I heard they borrowed $10 million from the airport runway fees--and have to pay that back real soon. Rob Peter to pay Paul...that is their shell game.

Anonymous said...

A REMINDER that the total number of buses from St. Louis, loaded with Negroes armed with fake IDs, is well over 50 now. They are coming to vote yes and earn $50, meals/gibmes and a night's stay. 2,500 votes bought and paid for.

That's how you lose!!!

Anonymous said...

well, most civic-mimded regular voters want to do the right thing, as they perceive it, so that means it'll pass unless the opposition is motivated for some reason.

are the naysayers motivated enough to vote?

Byron Funkhouser said...

3:41, did your 'voices' tell you this?

Anonymous said...

Hush Byron. Your Administrative Judge got busted this week, worry about that.

Anonymous said...

Byron not posting under "Anonymous" and acting like a whacko - mark it on the calendar.

Anonymous said...

Why hoochies make $13. I ain't no nig. Legalize weed brah. Bill Paxton and stank chicken.

Anonymous said...

And of course NormlKC is taking credit for someone else's work...