Wednesday, May 08, 2019
TKC MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY TOY TRAIN STREETCAR FANBOY DAVID JOHNSON ENDORSES JOLIE JUSTUS FOR MAYOR!!!
Before we get started . . . Let's acknowledge that David Johnson is probably a good guy. He has way more friends and a brighter future than our angry crew of reprobates, curmudgeons and gadflies united by the scribbling of a troglodyte blogger who never should have dropped out of pre-med in order to graduate from the city college with a nasty and utterly useless degree in the art/science of Communications Studies.
Nevertheless . . .
David Johnson's politics suck.
He's a big government, high tax, higher spending, tireless proponent of the streetcar who doesn't seem to think that Democracy is necessary for expanding the toy train. Mr. Johnson has championed the smaller rigged mail-in votes to move the project forward and, along with most of his colleagues, has ignored a CITYWIDE ELECTION demanding more input from voters throughout KCMO.
Mr. Johnson bills himself as the At-Large TDD Director for @kcstreetcar & @ridekctransit strategist.
More importantly . . .
DAVID JOHNSON AND MOST OF THE TOY TRAIN CREW LOVE JOLIE JUSTUS!!!
Another TKC aside . . . Like it or not and because nobody will say it until an overly wordy newspaper column attempts to "report" what everybody already knows: The endorsement is just another manifestation of the KCMO's Mayoral contest coming down to a White Vs. Black grudge match.
But I digress . . .
Here's the important part of his tribute:
"I walked the length of Kansas City with @joliejustus over the last 10 weeks because I believe she's the best and most qualified candidate for Mayor. If you care about equity, transportation, and safe neighborhoods, vote for Jolie . . ."
That's a declaration for the primary but it's still pinned to his Twitter page in hopes of rallying his followers.
And so we ask . . .
WILL STREETCAR LOVE POWER JOLIE JUSTUS INTO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE?!?
Rather than get into personal beef from many of the dude's election opponents, let's simply talk policy and realize that streetcar advocates have bullied and argued their way past voters, biz owners and neighborhood leaders in order to get their way. Credit where it's due, supporters of the streetcar have institutional backing from the Greater Chamber Of Commerce, the Civic Council and a bevy of developers who have bet big money on this mode of transit progress/hype. It would be unwise to underestimate their influence and this faction of Kansas City transit leaders backing Jolie Justus for mayor . . . Despite opposition by so many opponents of their scheme.
You decide . . .