Friday, October 13, 2017
TKC FACT CHECK!!! KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT PROPOSAL WILL WIN IN NOVEMBER WITHOUT ORGANIZED OPPOSITION!!!
The campaign for a new Kansas City airport is underway and tax fighters are up against increasingly bad odds as mainstream media is inundated with promises and hype from supporters.
Accordingly . . .
LIKE IT OR NOT, WITHOUT CASH FOR A REAL OPPOSITION CAMPAIGN, THE KANSAS CITY NEW AIRPORT SUPPORTERS WILL WIN THE NOVEMBER VOTE!!!
This a fact of life that "social media" chatter alone can't overcome.
Votes in Kansas City are decided before any ballots are cast and the only hope to escape yet another election purchased by big money #NewKCI supporters is to mount some kind of REAL political campaign against them.
Like it or not, as a media onslaught is underway, opponents will have a tough time winning without a spokesperson, a campaign office, yard signs and even a few TV ads.
At the very least they need a website and social media presence . . .
Here's a bit more explanation . . .
Grassroots Airport Critics Are AWESOME But They Need Help . . .
Right now the opposition is homespun and using Web 1.0 tech to get their message out there . . .
The latest example:
"Below is a flyer you can reprint as a handout, email it to your friends. It is also on our Facebook page so you can share it. We need your help to distribute. We will have several flyers and we need your help to dispense. We do not have the funds to do expensive mailers. Thank you for your help."
They're doing their best and deserve high praise for their efforts but pro-airport campaign cash sent to an army of "activists" to get out the vote is a lot more convincing. GOTV cash and the promise of return favors is the way that most KCMO votes have been won since the roaring 20s.
NEW AIRPORT SUPPORTERS HAVE RAISED $500K AND COUNTING!!!
Our blog community was FIRST to show big corporations from throughout the Greater KC area donating A LOT of cash to the new airport campaign. Since that time, nearly a quarter mil more has come in . . . And again, like it or not, that money will buy a lot of votes.
Amazon Demands New Airport For HQ2 & City Hall Is Exploiting Hope Of New Jobs
Just a bit of followup on KCMO spam . . . Amazon HQ2 needs a shiny new airport for their operation and local politicos are using this demand as part of their sales pitch -- It's a horrifically cynical move which promises Kansas City voters around 50K jobs that will never arrive.
And so . . .
There's a bit of good news in all of this despite insider FAKE NEWS that polling is 50/50 . . .
The idea of tearing down the old airport is EXTREMELY UNPOPULAR IN KANSAS CITY and opposition won't have to match the cash of new airport supporters in order to stay competitive.
Quick TKC punchline . . . They might build the thing no matter what voters decide in much the same way that the streetcar toy train keep moving forward despite a recent NO VOTE blocking the current expansion effort.
Still, make no mistake, an army of consultants, the mayor and so many corrupt newsies are pushing this idea on the voting public. Without at least a modicum of opposition campaign organization to counteract so much hype, a bad idea MIGHT very well win.
You decide . . .