How they did they not make the list?
HOORAY!!!! once again, we are number 1...... we are the poorest, fattest, murderingest most crime ridden city in the USofA...and have a bunch of corruption in all area’s of city government to boot!!!! ( and 30,000 more voters than residents )
Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya
Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed
"Mr Obama, 26, the youngest of the presidential candidate's half-brothers, spoke for the first time about his life, which could not be more different than that of the Democratic contender.
'No-one knows who I am,' he told the magazine, before claiming: 'I live here on less than a dollar a month.'..."
Awesome post!! Bookmarking for my ‘Freeper Keeper’ file!
"Detroit, MI (1st on the poverty rate list) hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961"
Lou Miriani was non-partisan. Albert Cobo was the last. He died in office in 1957.
"Buffalo, NY (2nd) hasn't elected one since 1954"
Incorrect. James Griffin ran on 3 different party labels during his 16 years in office (1978-94). He served as a Republican from 1986-90.
"Cincinnati, OH (3rd)... since 1984"
Nope. 1971. Willis Gradison, who later served as Congressman. The opposition party in Cincinnati to Democrats were Charterites (liberal Republicans). When Ken Blackwell served as Mayor in 1979-80, he was a Charterite.
"Cleveland, OH (4th)... since 1989"
Correct. The current Senator George Voinovich left office in 1989 after 10 years.
"Miami, FL (5th) has never had a Republican Mayor"
Incorrect. Miami-Dade County currently has a Republican Mayor, Carlos Alvarez. The City of Miami last had a Republican Mayor prior to the current Mayor, that being Joe Carollo, who left office in 2001.
"St. Louis, MO (6th).... since 1949"
Correct. My distant cousin was a Republican Mayor from 1913-1925. A much different city then.
"El Paso, TX (7th) has never had a Republican Mayor"
Incorrect. Fred Hervey was a Republican when he served his final term in 1973-75. There may have been others, but I haven't been able to track affiliations. One Dem Mayor was a DINO who endorsed Dubya.
"Milwaukee, WI (8th)... since 1908"
1912-16, Gerhard Bading was, I believe, a coalition candidate of both the Dems and GOP to oppose the Socialist majority in Milwaukee (they elected Socialist (Scandinavian/European style) party Mayors for decades).
"Philadelphia, PA (9th)... since 1952"
Yup, all Dem, despite some narrow attempts.
"Newark, NJ(10th)... since 1907"
I believe Ralph Villani was a Republican (1949-53). All Dems since.
And FWIW, Cleveland has had Dems 51 out of the last 66 years
(about 77%). The last GOP was George the cryin RINO Voinovich 1980-89
Yup, the monster feeds on itself. As a result people in cities are s*rew*d.
Damn shame there isn’t more urban Republican strength. Having that (R) next to your name is a non-starter in many places. Perhaps creating local parties, “good government” coalition type deals with non-corrupt rats should be explored. The rats tend to be highly factionalized in areas they dominate.