Outcry and a committee walkout over real or imagined racism now threatens the future of the biggest construction project in Kansas City’s history. More than a billion bucks is on the line at New KCI — As coronavirus complicates the project, insiders fear council beef could sent development into a tailspin.
To wit . . .
NEW KCI INSIDERS BACK COUNCIL LADY TERESA LOAR OVER COALITION BOYCOTT AMID AND ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM!!!
Here’s the word . . .
“The airlines know that replacing Loar would inspire a free for all New KCI. There’s already hard feelings about flipping the paving contract. Replacing the T&I Chair is basically like giving everyone a license to steal . . . If the Mayor replaces her, you’ve officially got an airport disaster on your hands . . .”
In her comments with the media, Council Lady Loar basically confirms this and was begging MSM to “follow the money.” Let’s not forget that airlines are on record about wanting to avoid council political turmoil involving abrupt airport personnel changes. The only real sign of hope that has been downplayed by most local media — 4th District Council Lady Katheryn Shields didn’t sign on to the boycott and seems to be keeping far away from this drama.
Best of all . . . We notice an outpouring of support for Council Lady Loar as conservative talker Pete Mundo basically tore apart allegations of racism on his show this week.
Money line from Mundo:
“Spinning words to call someone a racist to try and remove them from a chair position is flat out wrong. If you got beef with somebody and you want them out . . . You make a case. But now . . . If you just scream racism, that’s the worst thing you can call someone and it’s the quickest way to tank someone’s career even if there’s no evidence to point to that race was a motivating factor in anything they said or did. There’s a bigger picture here for how dangerous this is not just for Kansas City or Missouri or Kansas . . . If you want something and someone else has it, and you want them out. Just start calling them a racist and that’s the best way to get rid of somebody . . . It’s a dangerous road to go down for everyone . . .”
Still, Mundo isn't a total fan of Teresa Loar fan and offers a more balanced perspective about the airport crisis in the making.