Wednesday, October 18, 2017

TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CONSERVATIVES TARGET KANSAS CITY 4TH DISTRICT CITING DOWNTOWN DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFT!!!



Our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY was first to report that Council Lady Jolie Justus is running for Kansas City Mayor and her quick departure from low level local office leaves a huge gap that Missouri Conservatives think they can fill.

Real talk . . .

AN INFLUX OF BIG MONEY RESIDENTS INTO THE 4TH DISTRICT HAS CHANGED THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF THIS FORMERLY WORKING-CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD SO MUCH SO THAT CONSERVATIVE CONTENDERS NOW THINK THEY HAVE A SHOT!!!

Here's a bit of their reasoning . . .



"Development in Downtown and The Crossroads has transformed the politics of the district in a way that is unrealized. You have people living in this space who can afford million dollar homes and that means their voting will likely follow the same path of people in that income bracket. Put simply: They skew conservative with a strong aversion to higher taxes, regulation and government interference which is often focused on financially successful people."

Translation: The new gentry in the Crossroads and Downtown are not reliably Democratic Party loyalists like so many generations of the past. These are wealthy and connected residents who aren't as influenced by old school political rhetoric that has dominated the 4th District for nearly a century.

And yes, while KC's civic elections are technically non-partisan . . . This town has long been a de facto Democratic Party training ground for better and worse.

The Conservative KC Insider continued . . .

"The numbers are important but we also need to look at new opinion leaders in the KCMO urban core. With a wealthier and more established base of voters, support for a Conservative candidate now has a launching pad in the 4th District that was previously unavailable."

And so . . .



As Kansas City focuses on the Mayoral race, the 4th District is up for grabs . . . And this time around the GOP thinks they have a shot to make inroads in part of town that was once completely out of their grasp not so long ago.

Developing . . .

27 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Jolie sold out her constituents. She never really wanted the job.
Now she has created a(nother) crisis.

Jameson said...

Have to agree with the Missouri guy here. This is probably the last, best hope to save KCMO from the abyss. Let's hope they can actually offer a competitive candidate instead of the same old candidates who always run perfunctory opposition.

Anonymous said...

A good theory but money always flows downhill and starts with the Mayor's race. After that, the Council has to fight for whatever they can get. Maybe the Republicans have a shot if they're getting Missouri but the cash won't be coming from the Crossroads, they've got bigger fish to fry.

Anonymous said...

Jolie is not going to be Mayor. She should have stayed put.

Anonymous said...

A conservative winning in the 4th? As TKC byline states: "Opinion, JOKES, and Stories from KC"

What is unusual, this joke is actually funny.

Anonymous said...

Jolie eats a lot of pussy

Anonymous said...

Didn't Conservative tweetaholic "El Douchebag" Stalder already run in the 4th? What did he get, 12 votes or something like that?

Anonymous said...

What Jolie does in her private life is her own business. When she sells out her constituents, that's our business.

Don't vote for her because she's gay. She's not had that much in common with that constituency for years. Don't vote for her because she's in the pocket of realtors and developers--at our expense.

Jimbo said...

That was 4th at large, which is actually worse for Bryan.

if Katherine gets in the mayor's race, it's gonna be a cluster.

Jonsie said...

She has broken a very single one of her campaign promises. I really just think she's looking for a way out of politics altogether. She wasn't very excited at her campaign kick-off.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she can get a job with one of the developers whose projects she's pushed through over the objections of her constituents.

Anonymous said...

Actually a lot of the "gentrification" of the 4th came about as a result of Kay Barnes' humiliating defeat! The Northland knew Kay, and they overwhelmingly voted against her. This upset a lot of long term plans of the Johnson County folks who actually run KC, so the Northland had to be punished.

As a result, the City Council violated their own rules regarding redistricting and split off 8,000 plus Northlanders to be buried in the (non-contiguous) 4th Council District. This area included Briarcliff and the upscale neighborhoods around it.

That's where any "affluence" in the 4th comes from, the much touted Downtown and Crossroads areas are inhabited by DINK Hipsters who are struggling to keep their "entrepreneurial" livelihoods afloat and pay the exorbitant rents the are saddled with! There is a steady influx of "ex-Dowtowners" into the part of the 4th north of the River, as thy decide to have kids and need real housing and decent schools.
when

Anonymous said...

Gord Downie died last night, so who gives a shit about the airport right now?

Anonymous said...

You missed the mark completely! Those moving DT and to the crossroads are guilty liberals, who will continue to vote that way. They ain't conservatives.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to vote for Jolie and I don't care how much pussy she licks. She has a clear understanding of the issues. How much pussy she eats or how many times you get fucked with a dildo is her business.

Anonymous said...

What few people with any actual money who are moving downtown are going to continue to vote for exactly the kinds of electeds they have in place now.
Publicly-subsidized apartments with decades of tax abatement.
Free transportation rolling up and down the street.
Entertainment venues paid for by $15 million/year taxpayer subsidies.
What's not to like?
Keep the good times rolling.
And all this income inequality brought to you by the same "Democrats" who regularly wail about $15/hour minimum wages, the "1%", and greedy corporations.
They have self-serving hypocrisy down pat!

Anonymous said...

10:46: Thanks for your input, trolley boy.

Anonymous said...

The new money in the 4th district is not conservative, small business money. It's lawyer and new economy money.

Anonymous said...

(In)Justice is just a tool of Crook, Hardly and Fakin'

Another corporate attorney in a liberal shell.

Beware.

Anonymous said...


What ever you say rabbit teeth. Will they be flying your new dildo in through the new KCI?

Anonymous said...

Justus is doing so well she just bought herself a CADILLAC SRX LUXURY AWD.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess she drives the Luxury Cadillac but uses the streetcar specifically for photo ops.

Bowtied Silverback said...

Maybe Sly will don his 50 corrupt missions cap and give a tribute by offering a soulful rendition of Kansas City is sinking and he dont wanna swim.

Anonymous said...

I had high hopes for Jolie. So far she has done okay but a lot of us expected more attention to our neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^And maybe less attention to the desires of developers and real estate interests.

Anonymous said...

Jolie has sold out. Enjoy it’s almost over.

Anonymous said...

I love hearing about the 4th district being all affluent and influential. Whaaaaat? I'm sure that City Hall and Ms. Justus have forgotten about the little slice North of the River that was forced into the 4th District. Except for some of the older prosperous neighborhoods (Briarcliff, for example), the residents are heavily Section 8 blacks, immigrants and poor whites living in very substandard housing. This area was annexed by the City in 1950, much to our dismay. We have no sidewalks, no curbs, lousy sewers, and no respect. We may share a district and a councilperson with the affluent population south of the river, but we have nothing to show for it.