Thursday, November 23, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CELEBRATE KANSAS CITY TOP 5 POLITICAL TURKEYS OF 2017!!!
Today we honor our bloggy tradition of Lucy hotness and writing truth to power whilst calling out the biggest Kansas City political turkeys of 2017 on BOTH sides of the aisle.
To wit . . .
CELEBRATE THE 72ND ANNUAL TKC TOP 5 POLITICAL TURKEY ROAST!!!
There are familiar faces and new names on this list and we hope to inspire a bit more local and interesting conversation rather than pretending that debate over Prez Trump won't dominate the turkey day discourse among fractured and slightly opiod addicted families this year.
Let's get it started . . .
Jackson County Executive Frank White
Frank White is legendary Kansas City baseball player but a complete washout as an elected official. During the course of his short tenure a debate over a human rights crisis, transparency and hiring has created an EPIC rift with the Jackson County Legislature. Recently, Exec White offered hope that yet another study and a jail task force would help the situation . . . Accordingly, the Legislature rejected his olive branch citing cost concerns as an all out war at the courthouse continues just in time for budget season with sketchy property tax bills on the way.
Outgoing Kansas Guv Brownback
There is no one who can argue that the legacy of Kansas Guv Sam Brownback has been anything but THE MOST HISTORIC FAIL OF SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMIC THEORY in this history of the United States.
At least everybody who isn't on the Koch Bros. payroll realizes the impact of the Kansas disaster on a national level amid the current debate on GOP tax reform.
It's not that low taxes doesn't inspire more job creation among employers . . . But giving away the store to massive corporations represents the very worst instincts of BIG GOVERNMENT AND CRONY CAPITALISM paid for by the fading middle-class and small biz.
The aftermath is that the economic "border war" was ultimately lost by both sides and most newsies aren't objective enough to realize that this tax giveaway strategy is exactly the same kind of scheme that KCMO has employed via development freebies.
Kansas City Women's March Protesters
Stupid pink hats and clever posters were supposed to fundamentally change local Red State dominated politics after massive marches urging voters to #RESIST Prez Trump earlier this year.
Kansas City Greater KC Women's Caucus backed progressives like Hillary Shields failed to resonate with voters.
Meanwhile, the local progress of the #MeToo movement is basically limited to Crystal Williams and her horrible friends complaining about TKC to anybody who will listen over several mixed beverages at Cafe Trio.
And then . . .
Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Peters
A local footballer has been protesting the national anthem for about two seasons but he still hasn't enjoyed even a single retweet from Prez Trump despite his hope to confront the Commander-In-Chief in a face-to-face debate.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have lost 4 out of 5 games and fans are even more frustrated with the performance of the team than the nearly indecipherable politics of players who haven't been pressed by the local media on their silly protest against all of the privileges and cash they enjoy.
Deadly police shootings and the topic of racial disparity deserve serious consideration . . . Mean tweets by the Prez and symbolic spolight activism by otherwise greedy pro-athlete creeps is a poor substitute for real political discourse - Sadly, this awkward football slapfight is a disservice to both voters and fanboys alike.
Kansas City Old Money Dude Crosby Kemper III And The Show-Me Institute
A brilliant British voice-over documentary regarding the fate of the Kansas City airport didn't even register a blip on the radar of voters in a recent vote. The high-class public TV election strategy of Crosby Kemper III and his Show-Me Institute proved to be an absolute TURKEY that has been demonstrated as ineffective time and time again. We're hoping that Charlie Rose and allegations of his nude dude groping will guide old money, #METOO and VIEWERS LIKE YOU away from mistakenly thinking that KCPT is some kind of sanctuary away from the reality of nasty media life amid the age of the Internets.
These guys talk a great game, they're very smart and they have lots of great info . . . But they don't like getting their hands dirty and don't want to understand that winning elections in Kansas City proper takes payoffs, a ground-game and mean-spirited advertising. Debating in a TV studio or via the Internets has NEVER won a Kansas City election despite the salesmanship of social media consultants.
And so . . . Now City Hall has a sweet blank check whilst GOP TAX REFORM AGAINST PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS MEANS THAT KANSAS CITY IS A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT IN BUILDING A NEW AIRPORT . . . SOOOOOO, TAXPAYERS WILL PAY FOR THIS BILLION DOLLAR DEBACLE DESPITE CITY HALL PROMISES!!!
Accordingly . . .
WE INVITE OUR AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY TO PARTAKE IN THIS FESTIVAL OF KANSAS CITY POLITICAL TURKEYS AND CONTRIBUTE SUGGESTIONS TO THE LOCAL LIST!!!
Realizing that so many activists hate this holiday we still extend the spirit of gratitude that is far more genuine than the small-pox blankets that early colonists gave to the Native Americans.
Moreover . . .
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO TKC READERS AND KANSAS CITY!!!