Friday, September 15, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CHECK THE TOP CONTENDERS TO 'TAKE THE CROWN' OF DECEASED KANSAS CITY POLITICAL CONSULTANT STEVE GLORIOSO!!!



Kansas City politics is a cruel game and rather than mourn the passing of local political legend with empty pleasantries and platitudes, it's more important to take note of all the power players ready to position themselves as the new king of the local election game.

To wit . . .

HERE ARE THE TOP CONTENDERS TO REPLACE STEVE GLORIOSO AS KANSAS CITY'S TOP POLITICAL CONSULTANT!!!

Sorry for excluding a few names that deserve mention but these dudes are the most likely to resonate citywide . . .

Former City Councilman Terry Riley


Mr. Riley stays behind the scenes for the most part but his recent work for construction interests along with Burns & Mac has afforded him a higher profile. What most denizens of the local political scene don't know is that Mr. Riley has been working connections betwixt D.C. & KC in order to hedge his client roster.

Jeff Roe & Axiom


The GOP Juggernaut has the biggest and most formidable consulting firm in Kansas City that operates on a national level BUT that still hasn't helped him push one of his KCMO candidates over the top.

Mr. Roe is mainstream and has been for quite some time, his powerhouse firm is awarded strategic and consulting contracts on most of the major KC City Hall ballot initiatives but AXIOM has yet to demonstrate any aptitude in the local grassroots/ground game in smaller Council races that help secure those big contracts . . . Mr. Roe's penchant for hiring tall, highly qualified white guys hampers his ability to convince most working stiff voters that his firm's candidates have their best interests at heart. Real talk: An army of 6'5 Joe College campaigners scares most people who don't like the hard sell . . . Even if it's for 'Merica. Don't believe TKC? Talk to Sen. Ted Cruz about data driven campaigns vs. the "locker room talk" of more charismatic politicos who connect with the voting public.

Front Runner: Jason Parson


He's the architect of campaigns for Burns & Mac, The Streetcar and the Downtown hotel . . . Moreover, we respect his hands-off approach and laid back style that elicits a great deal of jealousy from rival consultants who drive themselves crazy with a constant stream of mostly useless information. More than any other consultant, Jason Parsons has hitched his star to the development agenda of Mayor Sly James and now confronts a unique opportunity to gain ground among his competitors.

Honorable mention . . . Council Lady Jolie Justus has a guy who is pretty good and earns a lot of "churn & burn" direct mail work and he should make a bigger mark next election cycle . . . And there are a few minor league players who come up with stupid interesting aliases during their social media slap fights who also fancy themselves as "Masters Of The Universe" in the making.

Still . . . As silly season approaches, look for more consultants to attempt to make their mark in the aftermath of the passing of a legend and a local "king maker" vacuum.

Developing . . .

19 Comments:

Anonymous said...

None of thee above.

The real power brokers are the donors.

Anonymous said...

^^^ Wrong. The top 3 law firms now decide all KC elections.

Anonymous said...

Anyone BUT fat, Jeff Roe...

Anonymous said...

5:23 am nailed it

Anonymous said...

Over rated over paid P.O.S.... he was a disease on this city.. won't be missed by anyone.. was a trouble maker till the end.. do what I say or else was his mantra. If you don't See It My Way you're racist homophobic xenophobic pick any name that you want his best trait was he was a name caller wow let's hold the fucking parade for him

Anonymous said...

^^^No class chump. Speaking ill of the dead..bad look. You could only pray to be remembered like Steve when you shuffle off this mortal coil. I don't get the urge to bash people...especially the deceased. Good what a sad loser you must be! Rest assured ghoul...no one's holding a parade for you.

Anonymous said...

What about CFRG? They seem to have a lot of political followers these days! They seem to get results.

agentzero said...

The three biggest law firms have made a botch of things but I guess it served their interests. They needed Sly to keep the pork orgy going. Note how little esteem Sly and Troy are held in now. Burns and Mac aren't helping Sly and Troy get out of the pit they dug for themselves.

Anonymous said...

Wow is this your first time to the blog site? Have you not noticed all the horrible things people say about the dead here? And I agree he was a no class chump and a bully who did not like to be bullied who would call you names like a little school kid he loved to play the do you know who I am card I don't like speaking bad about the dead but I will speak about the bad who are dead if I knew where he was buried I would go do the Fandango on his grave how about them apples smiley

Anonymous said...

9:59--So, DON'T tell the truth, the bad, the ugly on DEAD people. Yeah, FORGET sins, EVERYONE'S a frikken SAINT when DEAD!

WTF?! Then put ALL the STATUES, FLAGS, and MONUMENTS back, *ssholes, liars, and hypocrites!

Bring back the good ol' Irish wakes (Messican,too) where triumphs are lauded and troubles are laughed at!

Anonymous said...

Have you ever noticed also if you're a conservative or Republican you can be hammered upon your death if you're a liberal we need to hold a parade in your honor and don't dare say anything bad about him or her

agentzero said...

The usual suspects will be shopping for new fronts, expect intrigues and tricks. Perhaps an honest person will rise but the bigs like controllable yes tools.

agentzero said...

Note a Kansas company got the Airport nod and Kansas has been awfully quiet, coincidence, perhaps

Anonymous said...

Wow, listen to all the shit-birds blabbering. Gossiping little bitches.

Anonymous said...

No the gossiping blabbering shit-bird bitch passed on to meet his maker.wonder if he'll call St.Peter a homophobic????

Anonymous said...

Clay County special election, August 8, 2017. Youth services tax special election.
Proponents comply with Missouri Campaign Financing Laws.
No public opposition and no opponent campaign committee in evidence.
Election day hundreds of voters come to polls with false and misleading opposition talking points. Normally, special elections for schools, bond issues, etc., receive little opposition and pass easily.
Clay youth services tax passes by slim margin.
Post election conclusion that thousands of anonymous phone calls were made by a consulting firm that has violated Missouri law by failing to establish a campaign committee and disclose contributions.
Helling, Kraske and the Red Star have no interest in reporting flagrant corruption.
Multiple choice question, boys and girls.
How many of above consultants were involved: (a), (b), (c), (d) or all of the above?

Anonymous said...

If we didn't pay taxes in this country he would have been a penniless pauper.


my butt hurts said...

Have you ever noticed, if your a conservative, or Republican. You can be hammered upon your death. If your a liberal, we need to hold a parade, in your honor. And dont dare say anything bad, about him or her

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that he has passed, but face it, he never saw a tax proposal or tax he didn't like. So for that KC is better off