Monday, August 07, 2017
TKC MONDAY QUESTION: IS MAYOR SLY JUST A POOR MAN'S KANSAS CITY HIPSTER VERSION OF PREZ TRUMP?!?
Kansas City protesters have been raging against Prez Trump since his election night victory against Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, public resentment against Mayor Sly has also been gaining momentum since he decided to finish his term by working mostly for the interest of Burns & Mac. Comparisons betwixt the two shouldn't be immediately written off by both fans and detractors . . . Given so many similarities.
There are silly complaints about "secrecy" betwixt the these politicos but the two have much more in common when it comes to swagger.
- Mayor Sly touts his 100k Twitter account as a component of his leadership success . . . In much the same way that the Prez is also the covfefe Commander-in-Chief.
- Prez Trump complains about illegal voters but has difficulty verifying his claims while Mayor Sly's hard-fought streetcar winning has been forged by way of voter suppression.
- The Mayor has a penchant for brash statement and empty promises in much the same way the Prez talks a big game . . . Meanwhile, voters would be wise not to hold their breath waiting for the improvements in every day life vowed by either politico.
For better or worse, both Mayor Sly & Prez Trump seem like opposite sides of the same coin. The Prez pledges he'll work against corporate interests and put America First while Mayor Sly holds his insider relationships dear and praises economic benefit led by developers.
The reputation of the Prez is hanging on stock market in a precarious manner very much like the sword of Damocles whilst toy train streetcar hype is the engine behind Mayor Sly's success. Meanwhile, Americans without significant stock holdings or Kansas City denizens faraway from the toy train line might struggle to see the merits of the achievements credited to these politicos.
You decide . . .