Friday, July 11, 2008
MammyGate fight will further divide Kansas City thanks to the despicable tactics that Mayor Funky has in store!!!
A recent message came my way which convinced me that Mayor Funkhouser is not a real leader and just might be one of the worst, most unprincipled and vindictive politicians Kansas City has ever seen.
Unfortunately, I can't reveal the contents of the message (yet) but it does provide a clue as to the strategy that the Funkhouser Administration will be using to fight the "MammyGate" case in the court of public opinion. The mostly despicable group of cretins who now occupy the Mayor's office are soon to go on a full frontal assault on the character and job performance of the victim of Gloria Squitiro's "Mammy" slur.
Of course, everyone is entitled to the best defense they can muster and City Hall's response to the "MammyGate" lawsuit seems tame by comparison. Meanwhile the Funkhouser Klan is prepared to engage in the politics of personal destruction and one of the many details I've seen of their plan is just plain disgusting. If these tactics are used, by The Mayor, his talk radio pawn or his PR people it will not only be an indictment against Mark Funkhouser's character (or lack thereof) but also a betrayal of every promise that the current Mayor has made to this city regarding his priorities and principles.
I wish I could share the details of what I've seen, I can't (for now) but I will say that it's just plain ugly. This kind of attack at the behest of Mayor Funky's wife, a so-called unpaid volunteer, could be a new low in Kansas City politics. It plays to racial, sexist stereotypes and clumsily features so many in the Mayor's office going back on their word. The sad part about it is that their claims can be easily challenged and proven incorrect. Nevertheless, while Mayor Funky could have easily stopped this destructive process by simply sending his wife home, now all of Kansas City could be plunged into yet another divisive debate that is sure to further alienate the already disparate factions of Kansas City. I just wanted to warn my readers:
THE SMEAR CAMPAIGN THAT MAYOR FUNKY HAS IN STORE IS ONE OF THE MOST DIVISIVE AND UGLY POLITICAL MOVES THAT HAS EVER BEEN PLANNED BY THIS TOWN'S TOP OFFICE!!!
If Mayor Funky follows through on even a portion of his retaliatory, reactionary and mean-spirited attack I can only predict further acrimony from his constituents in the urban core.
Sadly, I doubt that the Mayor will pay attention to this warning from TKC and many of his former supporters. At every turn Mayor Funkhouser has ignored the advice of those who desperately want him (and more importantly, Kansas City) to succeed. It's simply a matter of time before the media assault is set forth upon a woman who has already been verbally attacked by Gloria Squitiro. Knowing now what Mayor Funky has in store I'm desperately hoping that the local news outlets who report the Mayor's unfounded and incorrect accusations will attempt at least some form objectivity rather than simply regurgitating the Mayor's allegations like his last remaining acolytes who grovel for access.
As a blogger, I've never made any claims of fairness or objectivity and upon seeing a bit of the Mayor's strategy, what has been prepared under his authority and at his behest it is now completely clear to me that Mayor Funkhouser is a man who is unfit to lead Kansas City. A real leader, a real man wouldn't drag this entire town through the muck in order to defend his wife whose behavior would have deemed unacceptable at any other venue in the rest of the working world by now. Instead, in the coming days and weeks I believe that Mark Funkhouser will show all of Kansas City that he is truly shameless in defense of nepotism in the Mayor's office. He will brazenly manipulate facts and lie to support his stubborn decisions. Most unfortunately, both the Mayor and his wife will conjure up the worst kind of hatred that lurks in the hearts and minds Kansas City's people in order to maintain cheap political aspirations and defend wrongdoing.