Saturday, December 02, 2017
TKC MUST READ!!! LOCAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY INSIDERS PANIC TO PUT DOWN TALK OF KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY EVENTUALLY REPLACING CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER!!!
One of the very brightest and KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS offer an important note about the future and Kansas City Democratic Party cannibalization . . .
Is a KCMO Democratic Party shuffle about to take place among local representatives?
1. KCMO Mayor James is the darling adopted child of local corporations and developers. He has been eager to please them, and they in turn would like to keep him on their payroll to ensure future business windfalls. But he's about to leave office without a landing pad and desperately seeks a spot in Washington, D.C.
2. Council member Jolie Justus didn't need any prompting to jump on-board the James bandwagon, quickly working a deal upon joining the KCMO Council, exchanging her loyalty to James for his future support toward her own mayoral ambition.
3. The Kansas City Port Authority CEO, Michael Collins, just recently announced he would resign his position to join the J.E. Dunn Construction company (one of Sly James' top contributors).
4. Former Council member-turned-developer Mike Burke has just seen his convention center hotel project resuscitated from the dead with hefty tax incentives and a LCRA approval. J.E. Dunn is one of the main construction contractors for the project.
So, what is the domino that needs to be toppled, in order to set in motion a rapid controlled reorganization of local Democratic Party representation? A shuffle that could all but guarantee the local corporate status quo remains in position to pull the political strings and feed from an overflowing trough for many years to come?
The teetering tottering domino is none other than 5th District U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver. With Cleaver's removal, negotiated or forced, the path is cleared for Sly James to Pass Go and Collect $200 in D.C., Justus to be swept into the Mayor's office with local corporate largesse, and The Kansas City Star editorial board to claim that democracy was served with their strong endorsements.
If the 73-year-old Cleaver resists the overture, keep in mind that our current political environment is ripe for toward high-profile individuals confronted with surprise challenges and media sensation. Cleaver's current term ends January 3, 2019. The Democrats will eat their own to advance the agenda.
This is next level political insight and it's so good that we were surprised to see this idea sent our way by more than a few sources . . .
Moreover . . .
KANSAS CITY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELITE PANIC TO PUT DOWN ANY TALK OF A KANSAS CITY LINE OF SUCCESSION AND SENDING MAYOR SLY TO D.C. AT THE EXPENSE OF CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER!!!
In fact, they doth protest too much, methinks . . . And this is one of many Midterm 2018 slapfight we can anticipate thanks to our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY!!!