Sunday, June 09, 2019
KANSAS CITY CRISIS OF CONSCIENCE!!! 3RD DISTRICT FAITH COMMUNITY DELVES INTO COUNCIL CAMPAIGN DIRTY TACTICS!!!
A news report from this weekend covers familiar ground for longtime denizens of the local political scene on the topic of a State Rep. and a goofy old photo . . .
Here's the story . . .
KMBC: Post shows City Council candidate in menacing pose, holding a gun
Most of the back story does a decent job explaining the sitch that dates back to an attempt at a hip-hop career. Fact is, Brandon Ellington was a pretty good rapper but he's a better elected official.
Now . . .
Rev. Wallace Hartsfield II is a prominent member of the clergy and represents the legacy of an exceptionally powerful East Side family.
Missouri State Rep. Brandon Ellington is an avowed progressive who has spoken in front of thousands in support of Bernie Sanders and rose to statewide prominence during the Ferguson, Missouri riots where he attempted to mediate and bring peace.
Full disclosure, this blog has always believed that Mr. Ellington is one of the most promising and forthright elected officials in Kansas City. He has tirelessly supported his district while remaining independent from both Freedom, Inc. and/or social justice warriors. Example: During the gun rights debate in Jeff City he exercised his open carry rights as a demonstration of CCW complexity but also spoke of the danger that illegal gun owners represent to the urban core. Without a doubt, Mr. Ellington is a thoughtful, young elected Representative and he has found fans on both sides of the aisle.
But here's where things get interesting . . .
VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WE NOTICE MANY 3RD DISTRICT FAITH COMMUNITY DENIZENS PLAYING DIRTY POLITICS AND GOSSIPING IN SUPPORT OF THE REV!!!
The story about the old photo recirculated online is just one example out of many with many more allegations that are mostly catty and haven't gained traction outside of Sunday bake sales . . .
Of course, all is fair in love and politics but the hypocrisy of these "church folk" is notable as the election comes down to the wire.
Rep. Ellington held the lead in the primary and seems to be campaigning a lot harder than his opponent via online tech and community outreach beyond his bubble.
Still . . . Supporters of the Rev. Hartsfield haven't answered criticism of their gossipy tactics and don't see to be tech savvy enough to realize that most social media channels aren't "private" at all and members from their own ranks have been just a bit disturbed by the malicious politicking of these so called people of faith.
Developing . . .