Wednesday, April 03, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY PRIMARY VOTE 2019 WINNERS & LOSERS!!!
Now more than ever it's important for OUR KICK-ASS BLOG COMMUNITY to bring this town perspective, analysis, insight and more than a handful of snark in the aftermath of a primary vote that has most denizens of the Kansas City discourse confused.
Accordingly . . .
READERS OF TKC REMAIN THE STRONGEST FORCE IN KANSAS CITY POLITICS WITH THE FREEDOM TO ANALYZE, INTERPRET AND CLOWN THE PRIMARY ELECTION AFTERMATH IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS!!!
So let's just jump right into it with tribute to the winners and recognition of those on the losing side of last night's equation.
Team efforts dominated the latest election as "the system" worked to perfection at local ballot boxes. Checkit:
Tech Duopoly Dominates KCMO Politics
Last month we noticed that this mayoral race was fought on social media and Youtube pre-roll. Now MSM is getting the point as the conversation moves to phones and winning politicos invested in online adverts at a record-breaking pace.
KCPT DICTATES TALKING POINTS
Presenter Nick Haines was the face of the media in this election and a forum at the Library was the low-turnout climax of the primary vote silly season. As local Democracy is now nothing more than niche programming, credit to "viewers like you" along with taxpayers for funding a conversation that voters seem to trust because of fancy accents.
SPECIAL INTERESTS STAY WINNING!!!
Bundled big money dominated this campaign season with players like The Chamber, The Civic Council and local law firms representing a multiplicity of concerns once again controlling candidates no matter their rhetoric to the contrary.
FREEDOM, INC. STILL RULES EAST SIDE
Freedom, Inc. candidates lead in the 3rd In-District and both 5th District seats. Freedom, Inc. supports Quinton Lucas as well. There's no denying that this group maintains its powerhouse designation with the ability to deliver votes more reliably than any other coalition of urban core advocates.
12TH & OAK ERA OF KANSAS CITY COUNCIL LADY COALITION COMING SOON!!!
Council ladies Heather Hall & Teresa Loar were uncontested. Last night Katy Shields nearly quadrupled the votes of her nearest opponent. And while these women don't all agree on every issue . . . These ladies will all be term-limited and free to call issues as they see them over the next 4-years.
They tried their best and often against the advice of friends and colleagues, here's the wrong side of the last night's voting. Checkit:
LIFE LESSON: MAYOR SLY RUINS LEGACY
Mayor Sly was not only soundly rejected but also subjected to a horrific rebuke that calls his entire tenure into question. The election SMACK DOWN dooms him to going back to his workaday life as "a big fish in a little pond" when only a few short months ago many locals believed he had the potential to become a player on the national stage.
KANSAS CITY STAR WRONG & IRRELEVANT
Election highlight . . .
THE VOTING PUBLIC TOTALLY IGNORED MAYORAL ENDORSEMENTS FROM KANSAS CITY STAR DEAD-TREE MEDIA!!!
It wasn't even close, the suggestions from the newspaper finished near the bottom of the pack where a game of horseshoes is more relevant to the lives of KCMO voters. Without question, this is the first Kansas City election wherein THE NEWSPAPER WAS OBJECTIVELY A NON-FACTOR.
MONEY CAN'T BUY KANSAS CITY LOVE
These elite white dudes had lots of cash on hand but no experience and very little rep to convince voters. They would have been better served wasting the money on a shopping spree as the electorate ignored their deep pockets and tragic gambit to exchange cash for respect from voters.
THE SCOTTS SUFFERED CONFUSION
Council Dudes Scott Wagner & Scott Taylor didn't do well last night and they either need to team up as a comedy act, change their first names or go in opposite directions. Despite big bucks for the 6th District contender and the entire Northland serving as the Mayor Pro-Tem's stomping ground . . . They simply failed to differentiate themselves from the competition.
NORTHLAND NOT STRONG!!!
The "Vote Northland Strong" signs were divisive and lame. TKC Fact Check: The Northland is Kansas City's biggest and fastest growing community but greater numbers have not yet yielded more political power as candidates simply couldn't inspire their neighbors to show up to the ballot box. Both Clay & Platte County trailed significantly behind KCMO voter turnout numbers. Northalnd PAC Forward Kansas City picked Steve Miller to win it all and their mistake highlights problems with the group's tone deaf leadership.
And so . . .
Another election quickly awaits as politicos keep spinning narratives toward a voting public that pushed back against the agenda-setting function of MSM and sought to share the spotlight with political contenders in an overdose of forums wherein all of the opinions sounded the same.
Developing . . .