Kansas City 'faith matters' takes center stage on Sunday as political opposition against Mayor Quinton Lucas has become a 'higher calling' amongst his growing number of detractors.
Moreover . . . Mayor Q has amassed so many adversaries that constituents are turning to a man of God in order rise above the current culture war which has forgotten/forsaken residents of the urban core impacted by crime.
Translation . . .
SUPPORTERS OF KANSAS CITY POLICE COMMISSIONER BISHOP TOLBERT HOPE THAT PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERNS FOR THE URBAN CORE CAN RISE ABOVE THE PROGRESSIVE ADVOCACY OF MAYOR Q!!!
Special thanks to KICK-ASS KANSAS CITY INSIDERS who offered this perspective on the power player who has a strong base of support amongst not only his urban core followers but also supporters of police and centre-right urban voters i.e. white people . . .
"In many ways, the challenge from Bishop Tolbert represents the same kind of victory that Eric Adams has won in New York . . . And a moment of realization for Democratic cities that aren't as 'woke' as elite progressive would like to believe . . ."
An important reference . . .
Money line . . .
"It is long past time for the left to learn the hard lesson: Calls to #DefundThePolice that picked up steam after George Floyd’s murder were not only politically unwise, but also a poor policy match for the moment. Increasing investment in social services and communitarian alternatives to policing are critical long-term approaches to solving the “root causes” of violent crime, but predicating this investment on a dollar-for-dollar divestment from policing is a false choice that unnecessarily adopts a framework of austerity. New Yorkers should not have to choose between public safety in the short term and a robust social services down the road."
This distinction might be lost on reactionaries from both sides but it's important.
More interestingly and something to consider for Sunday . . .
The constant reliance on legalese and progressive/activist support for Mayor Q has undoubtedly disappointed the majority of Kansas City voters and now it's worthwhile to notice many residents turning to a faith leader in a desperate search for truth and peace during this violent and divisive era in American history.
You decide . . .