A fact that the corpulent, unemployed, public assistance grubbing guitarist and his mentally challenged minions will not confront – Riot plagued Baltimore is a catastrophe entirely of the Democratic Party’s own making

Baltimore, Maryland like so many large urban areas in America, has not seen a Republican in power in decades. Baltimore has a Black mayor (that incompetent woman), a majority Black (and corrupt) police force,  and not one Republican on the City Council. What is the end result of Progressivism? Riots in Baltimore, the destruction of Detroit and Newark, the corruption of Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta, crime ridden St. Louis.  Miss Charles Johnson and his brain addled leftists will never, ever make the connection between progressive rule and the turning of major urban areas into something that resembles Berlin 1945. Fortunately the good folks at  the Diary of Daedalus are there to educate them.

by Kevin D. Williams

A few weeks ago, there was an election in Ferguson, Mo., the result of which was to treble the number of African Americans on that unhappy suburb’s city council. This was greeted in some corners with optimism — now, at last, the city’s black residents would have a chance to see to securing their own interests. This optimism flies in the face of evidence near — St. Louis — and far — Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco . . .

St. Louis has not had a Republican mayor since the 1940s, and in its most recent elections for the board of aldermen there was no Republican in the majority of the contests; the city is overwhelmingly Democratic, effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Baltimore has seen two Republicans sit in the mayor’s office since the 1920s — and none since the 1960s. Like St. Louis, it is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department. Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since 1948. The last Republican to be elected mayor of Detroit was congratulated on his victory by President Eisenhower. Atlanta, a city so corrupt that its public schools are organized as a criminal conspiracy against its children, last had a Republican mayor in the 19th century. Its municipal elections are officially nonpartisan, but the last Republican to run in Atlanta’s 13th congressional district did not manage to secure even 30 percent of the vote; Atlanta is effectively a single-party political monopoly from its schools to its police department.

Black urban communities face institutional failure across the board every day.

American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies, monopolies generally dominated by the so-called progressive wing of the party. The results have been catastrophic, and not only in poor black cities such as Baltimore and Detroit. Money can paper over some of the defects of progressivism in rich, white cities such as Portland and San Francisco, but those are pretty awful places to be non-white and non-rich, too: Blacks make up barely 9 percent of the population in San Francisco, but they represent 40 percent of those arrested for murder, and they are arrested for drug offenses at ten times their share of the population. Criminals make their own choices, sure, but you want to take a look at the racial disparity in educational outcomes and tell me that those low-income nine-year-olds in Wisconsin just need to buck up and bootstrap it?

Black urban communities face institutional failure across the board every day. There are people who should be made to answer for that: What has Martin O’Malley to say for himself? What can Ed Rendell say for himself other than that he secured a great deal of investment for the richest square mile in Philadelphia? What has Nancy Pelosi done about the radical racial divide in San Francisco?

Mychal Denzel Smith, toy radical at The Nation, offered the usual illiterate slogan “f**k the police” and declared of the rioters: “I also hope they break s**t.” Writers at Salon also endorsed violence for its own sake. “I do not advocate non-violence,” Benji Hart affirmed. Most of this can be credited to juvenile posturing, and it should be noted that the rioters in Baltimore mostly are not burning down tax offices or police stations but are in the main looting businesses and carrying out acts of wanton opportunistic vandalism — that’s not a revolt, but a crime spree. Meretricious “black rage” rhetoric notwithstanding, what we have seen in places such as Ferguson and Baltimore is much more ordinarily criminal than political.

But there is a legitimate concern here — from which no one seems to be willing to draw the obvious conclusion: There is someone to blame for what’s wrong in Baltimore.

Would any sentient adult American be shocked to learn that Baltimore has a corrupt and feckless police department enabled by a corrupt and feckless city government? I myself would not, and the local authorities’ dishonesty and stonewalling in the death of Freddie Gray is reminiscent of what we have seen in other cities. There’s a heap of evidence that the Baltimore police department is pretty bad.

This did not come out of nowhere. While the progressives have been running the show in Baltimore, police commissioner Ed Norris was sent to prison on corruption charges (2004), two detectives were sentenced to 454 years in prison for dealing drugs (2005), an officer was dismissed after being videotaped verbally abusing a 14-year-old and then failing to file a report on his use of force against the same teenager (2011), an officer was been fired for sexually abusing a minor (2014), and the city paid a quarter-million-dollar settlement to a man police illegally arrested for the non-crime of recording them at work with his mobile phone. There’s a good deal more. Does that sound like a disciplined police organization to you?

No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation.

Yes, Baltimore seems to have some police problems. But let us be clear about whose fecklessness and dishonesty we are talking about here: No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation. Baltimore’s police department is, like Detroit’s economy and Atlanta’s schools, the product of the progressive wing of the Democratic party enabled in no small part by black identity politics. This is entirely a left-wing project, and a Democratic-party project.

When will the Left be held to account for the brutality in Baltimore — brutality for which it bears a measure of responsibility on both sides? There aren’t any Republicans out there cheering on the looters, and there aren’t any Republicans exercising real political power over the police or other municipal institutions in Baltimore. Community-organizer — a wretched term — Adam Jackson declared that in Baltimore “the Democrats and the Republicans have both failed.” Really? Which Republicans? Ulysses S. Grant? Unless I’m reading the charts wrong, the Baltimore city council is 100 percent Democratic.

The other Democratic monopolies aren’t looking too hot, either. We’re sending Atlanta educators to prison for running a criminal conspiracy to hide the fact that they failed, and failed woefully, to educate the children of that city. Isolated incident? Nope: Atlanta has another cheating scandal across town at the police academy. Who is being poorly served by the fact that Atlanta’s school system has been converted into crime syndicate? Mostly poor, mostly black families. Who is likely to suffer from any incompetents advanced through the Atlanta police department by its corrupt academy? Mostly poor, mostly black people. Who suffers most from the incompetence of Baltimore’s Democratic mayor? Mostly poor, mostly black families — should they feel better that she’s black? Who suffers most from the incompetence and corruption of Baltimore’s police department? Mostly poor, mostly black families.

And it’s the same people who will suffer the most from the vandalism and pillaging going on in Baltimore, too.

The evidence suggests very strongly that the left-wing, Democratic claques that run a great many American cities — particularly the poor and black cities — are not capable of running a school system or a police department. They are incompetent, they are corrupt, and they are breathtakingly arrogant. Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, Baltimore — this is what Democrats do.

And the kids in the street screaming about “inequality”? Somebody should tell them that the locale in these United States with the least economic inequality is Utah, i.e. the state farthest away from the reach of the people who run Baltimore.

Keep voting for the same thing, keep getting the same thing.

— Kevin D. Williamson is roving correspondent at National Review.

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68 Comments on “A fact that the corpulent, unemployed, public assistance grubbing guitarist and his mentally challenged minions will not confront – Riot plagued Baltimore is a catastrophe entirely of the Democratic Party’s own making”

  1. Daedalus says:

    Great post Heracles and a brutal beat down of Charles and his worldview.

  2. Captain Death says:

    I just finished reading the thread. I agree with Daedalus. Thanks so much Heracles for posting this. The Republicans need to hammer the Democrats on the failures of Democratic run cities and the dangers of the Democratic monopoly on City Hall.

    • Daedalus says:

      If the Republicans had any brains (they do not) they would be sending people to Baltimore and point out the Dems have failed them and to give Republicans a shot. I doubt this will happen, they are the stupid party.

      • Captain Death says:

        They are The Stupid Party for a reason. Too many people (check out Ace of Spades, Hot Air, Bretibart, and even Weasel Zippers) prefer a smaller, more ideologically pure, marching in lock step, GOP.

    • Bunk X says:

      Ditto that.

      The games being played these days are “Ain’t It Awful” and “Who Killed John.”

      Few are talking about solutions, and those few have little or no authority to do anything to make a difference, either short-term or long-term. Those who DO have the power don’t have spines and won’t stand up for what’s moral, honorable and righteous, for fear of someone calling them a poopoohead.

      Caving to pressure is the easy way out.

  3. Minnow says:

    Fingers in ears – LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA – I can’t hear you – LA LA LA LA LA LA LA.

  4. swamprat says:

    Economy stalled with a very low gdp.
    Who is to blame?
    A. Bush
    B. Global Warming
    C. Republicans
    D.Global Warming caused by Bush
    what is not mentioned:
    The Bush “recession”
    HealthCare “Reform”
    EPA sending jobs to China
    Obama
    EPA sending energy production overseas
    Stimulus
    Quantitative Easing

  5. Chunky's Missing Brain says:

    RT @Deanofcomedy: Here’s Ted Cruz posing for a photo with Anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller – I wonder if she is advising him? http://t.co/IZ…
    11 minutes ago

    LOL!

    • trebob says:

      Here’s Charles “Little Green Footballs” Johnson posing for a photo with Anti-Muslim activist Pam Geller – I wonder if she has her finger up his ass.

      • Pakimon says:

        I’m betting that photo was taken about 15 minutes before The Chunkster’s clumsy efforts to “put the moves” on her.

        Pam, unimpressed with jazzy ponytails soundly rejected his advances and Charles, with his ego punctured, lapsed into a tailspin fraught with weight gain, insanity, paranoia and self destruction that continues to this day.

        If such a fate befell another person, I’d feel bad for him but Chunkles is such a sniveling dickhead I’m compelled to just point and laugh. 😆

      • trebob says:

        Speaking of weight gain, in this pic Charles looks to be pushing maximum density under that smelly t-shirt. His moobs look to be nearly as big (but not as squeezable) as Pam’s.

  6. swamprat says:

    Unemployment causes Democrat incumbency. Democrat incumbency causes government elitism. Government elitism causes police oppression. Police oppression causes riots.
    Stop the madness! Vote Republican!

    • Curious Lurker's Burka says:

      Destruction of cities (thanks to liberal misrule) with its urban blight, high crime, high taxes, etc. causes unemployment. It goes full circle.

    • rightymouse says:

      Preach it!!! 🙂

  7. Chunky's Missing Brain says:

    All’s I know is the Hillbag wants some answers dammit! Putting Ballymore’s inner city on her next listening tour right now! Put some cash in her Slushy Fundation and she’ll get to the bottom of it. Chunk will vote for her because look how evil the GOP are.

  8. Chunky's Missing Brain says:

    “Award winning journalist” Chuck C. Johnson says blacks are genetically more prone to violence lgf.bz/1P7aqVn
    6 minutes ago

    It’s not in their genes. It’s in their saggy pants.

  9. Chunky's Missing Brain says:

    I suppose Chunky and LGF thinks these guys are Unka Tom’s er something.

    • Chunky's Missing Brain says:

      Toms. I’ve been doing that like crazy lately. Or maybe I’ve been doing it all along and only just noticed.

  10. trebob says:

    I did it anyway.

  11. pineapple thug says:

    The US economy “all but stagnated” in the first three months of the year, growing at an annual rate of just 0.2%, official figures show.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32517366

    .

    Thanks Obama, you prick.

  12. pineapple thug says:

    Fatso and his lap dogs are about to explode. Ginger has them all blocked and Fatso holds no sway over him at all. NONE As much as Fatso tries… NONE.

    Ginger enjoys it, he constantly steps on the douche bag anthill…. gets em all fired up.

    Fatso is beside himself trying to figure out how to get to him. Can’t do it.

  13. Minnow says:

    Barry gets invited to a party somewhere and wears a baseball cap. Gee, how 7th Grade of you Barry! Did you also bring a G.I. Joe to play with?

    • OLT's Mr. Mackey's Ghost Of Your Mother Or Something says:

      Stalker Charles is not cool enough to have a GI Joe, especially the fuzzhead with KungFu Grip.

  14. just poop says:

    the voters in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, St Louis, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia get the government and the city they deserve
    they own the fail

  15. I would hate to get any of my new poster buddies/budits in trouble on lgf’s just because they have befriended me not knowing I am a sock and total nut job conservative.

    I am just trying to fit in.

    • Bunk X says:

      Walk the mock. Upding the usual suspects. Downding Dark Falcon. Charles will have to purge everyone and start over.

  16. ps

    Gov. Moons Beam has quadrupled the climate change CO2 fraud today.

    Calif. is headed for a total “walk a round” to get to work each day soon.

    The day the commies in D.C. try to take honest tax payer money to cover up the fraud in Calif. is the day the guns come out.

  17. Hi, Charles,

    How is it with no hammer to hang?

  18. too,

    Chuck do not be mean to the posters who have been taken in by my socks posting on you slog. It is just that I use your insane world view to do the con on them. I a way it is your fault they know no better.

  19. rightymouse says:

    Ummmm…may want to rephrase this tweet, Lozerdoid…

  20. Juan Epstein says:

    So, Many. Tweets. About. Chuck.

  21. Abu says:

    I hope Paki is joining me in cheering for the Detroit Red Wings in game 7 tonight. Scoreless. No Florida team should ever advance.

    • Pakimon says:

      I’m monitoring the game.

      I’m even going to throw out more positive mojo!

      Sidenote: Pretty good wallpaper for Octo’s computer. 😀

      • Octopus says:

        Thanks, guys. We need all the good vibes we can get, with the league cracking down on us and not on them…you should see the highlight-reel of dirty hits delivered by TB to the heads of our players, in this series. It’s ridiculous. Oh, well. We need a goal!

      • Abu says:

        So sorry, Octo. You felt all along the Wings didn’t have enough.

        With the salary cap going down next year due to a weak Canadian dollar, lots of teams will have to make changes. For the Hawks, Kane’s and Toews’s new contracts kick in so next year’s Hawks roster will be much different.

        That Wings gal is something, ain’t she?!?! Thanks, Pakimog.

      • Octopus says:

        Well, my kids had their chances all night. We couldn’t get one past the giant blob. I look forward to next year’s young team, and a couple of offseason free-agent tweaks. I love Mrazek in net, and I have nothing but high hopes for the future.

        At the same time….GAAAAAAAAHHHHHH! Tonight’s game, that is. I need a couple days, to get over that brain-bleeder.

      • Pakimon says:

        Sorry the positive mojo didn’t help.

        Maybe it just got delayed by negative waves and it’ll kick in next season.

  22. pineapple thug says:

    Bernie Sanders running for president.

    So did Pat Paulson.

    What a joke.

  23. More Hannity talking points.

  24. Octopus says:

    Fatass McDumbth has gotten nowhere, in his courtship of the ignorant lefturds. They HATE him, in fact. What is his next move, after 8 years of rejection by the idiot-Left?

    Sadly…nobody cares. Except us, Chunky. We dig ya, baby. We dig ya the MOST! 😆

  25. Pakimon says:

    Funny how every house/garage Gus lives/squats in before he gets booted seem to be in “idyllic suburbia” instead of “rough neighborhoods”.

    If gangs of thugs “children” started roaming around his neighborhood, vandalizing and tearing things up, he’d be screaming for the police to save him instead of condemning them.

    Gus isn’t alone. Chunkles and his handful of white, leftist, hand-wringing suburbanites would do the same thing.