Another American City Destroyed by the Democrats

“American politics is dominated by an enduring myth,” writes author Peter Collier—the myth “that Democrats are the party of the common man, the voiceless, the powerless, the poor. That if you care about what happens to the least among us, you will cast your vote in the Democratic column.”

But as Collier also points out, the vast majority of America’s voiceless, powerless, and impoverished people are concentrated in cities that have been run exclusively by Democrats for decades—even generations—without interruption. These are cities where stratospheric rates of crime, poverty, unemployment, out-of-wedlock births, homes without fathers and failed school systems have become a way of life—along with oppressive and confiscatory taxes whose only discernible achievement is to keep the leaky ship of city government afloat for as long as possible before it is inevitably capsized by economic and social calamity.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is one of those polite lies that conservative Republicans like to repeat to themselves, and whomever is listening, but it’s only half-true.
    You can have an epically comprehensive welfare state and as long as you are able to exclude most people of color (by whatever mechanism) from taking but never contributing, and there in lays the hook.
    Liberal Democrats take over, if only for a brief time, then they crank the welfare benefits up and attract a sizable ethnic minority population (Minnesota’s came from first Chicago and then Somalia) and then that voting group keeps the left in power in perpetuity.
    It happened in Sweden, Minnesota, California and is almost a repeatable process that will work anywhere.
    It’s not just the left it’s the ethnic minorities that depend on their welfare benefits. It’s a yin-yang, one-two punch of welfare totalitarianism.

    • Maggat

      Coming soon to a Canada near us.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Wow, I seem to have strangled this thread in its cradle.