Tuesday, August 25, 2020
TKC TOLD YOU SO!!! RECALL AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS GAINS MOMENTUM AS KANSAS CITY STAR STAYS SILENT!!!
Once again our KICK-ASS & SNARKY blog community reported, analyzed and joked the essential deets about a recall against a Kansas City mayor long before any other news outlet.
We started the critical conversation at the outset of last week wherein we examined the recall rather than simply promote it like some kind of simp social media fanboy.
Then we noted the "official launch" once the petitions were registered.
And over the weekend we talked about the strategy of the group.
There's still a lot more to consider but for now we share two insights that need to be documented . . .
CLEARLY THE PETITIONERS ARE PICKING UP MOMENTUM NOW THAT MSM HAS STARTED COVERAGE OF THE RECALL!!!
It's not a grassroots operation and we've seeing more and more Northland GOP politicos sign onto this project . . . But the citizen initiative petition thresholds are low for recall because they're based on voter turnout and it's looking more likely that this group will meet the LOW-BALL signature requirements given increasing public frustration and rampant coronavirus unemployment.
However, and this is important . . .
SHAME ON THE KANSAS CITY STAR FOR STAYING SILENT ON THE MAJOR NEWS EVENT AS THE MAYOR IS NOW UNDER FIRE FOR HIS CORONAVIRUS POLICY!!!
Dead-tree advocates claim that the newspaper is a vital function of Democracy but that's clearly not the case given how they attempted to bury this story and didn't even give much of a heads up to their subscribers paying big bucks with very little benefit.
It's not that anybody needs their coverage . . . We know already that they're working on editorials calling this group racist.
However . . .
What we've seen in this recall effort is that social media is not only taking the place of news but also that so many traditional news outlets and non-profit ventures are failing their subscribers by attempting to play gatekeeper rather than merely report the most important events happening in our community.
Whilst TKC may not totally agree with the anti-mask, Missouri Republican recall of Mayor Quinton Lucas . . . There's no denying that it's good for a laugh and represents a serious threat to the administration of an embattled politico amid a pandemic crisis.
Accordingly, we give Fox4 kudos for offering this coverage that will lead the discourse . . .
FOX4: Petitioners file paperwork calling for KC’s Mayor Lucas to resign from office
An affidavit, filed last Thursday with the city clerk, accuses Lucas of exhibiting “poor judgement and inadequate leadership in the city’s response to COVID-19 panic and the civic unrest that occurred and continues to occur in 2020.”
“The petition is really about removing the overreach of power,” Blaylock said. “It’s a serious issue that’s hurting our city on multiple fronts. This affects everybody.”
Supporters believe the health mandates in place to curb the spread of the virus, including wearing masks, are unconstitutional and hurting small businesses.
They also point to the city’s increasing homicide rate, which is on track to outpace last year’s 150 murders.
“A good mayor is going to look like someone who objectively looks at data, objectively looks at what’s going on in our city and how to best help our city,” Blaylock said. “That person will be a person of integrity, who tells the truth the first time, and there’s no double speak involved. That’s what the constituents want.”
Supporters have 30 days to get roughly 10,000 signatures. Once the recall petition is filed, the city clerk or election authorities check the names for legitimacy.
If the signatures are certified, the mayor would have five days to resign, according to the city charter.
Read the whole thing to check the response from Mayor Lucas.
However, his dismissal of the petition as a "divisive anti-mask, partisan" effort might be a bit too casual.
TKC SNEAK PREVIEW . . .
WE ALL KNOW THIS IS GOING TO COME DOWN TO ANOTHER DEBATE OVER ALLEGED RACISM AND A CONTINUED DIVIDE BETWIXT THE NORTHLAND AND THE REST OF KANSAS CITY!!!
Whilst supporters of the recall suggest that the MLK vs. The Paseo overturn is their path to victory . . . We haven't noticed any urban or Midtown support or buy in to this effort that's quickly becoming yet another racial showdown amid an increasingly divisive epoch in American history.
Developing . . .