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How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit
FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 4, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert

Posted on 03/05/2013 5:46:11 AM PST by SJackson

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1 posted on 03/05/2013 5:46:15 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Surely, the Democrats destroyed Detroit, but the people of Detroit will never figure this out. And the people of MI as a whole merely encouraged the whole destruction.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 5:53:12 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: SJackson

If the people keep voting in the democrats, the state should just leave Detroit alone and let it crumble. Why should the rest of the state waste valuable tax dollars trying to fix the unfixable. Stupidity on parade.


3 posted on 03/05/2013 5:54:41 AM PST by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: SJackson

The Democrats did to Detroit what Hitler couldn’t.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 5:55:36 AM PST by allendale
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To: SJackson

I have worked with people who have had relatives work for the City of Detroit. They are PROUD to describe how you got to ‘work the system’ and get a LOT of money - “under da table”...

They admit, it’s been that way for years, ever since Coleman Young got in and ‘Turned things around’. Much like what obama is doing to us nationally. He’s opened the doors for those who feel it’s “Their Turn Now” to “Get theirs while the gettin’s good”.

I am only repeating what has been told to me by co-workers. But the truth of it is astounding.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 5:56:17 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: SJackson

wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??


6 posted on 03/05/2013 5:59:18 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: SJackson

The white people who built Detroit have left.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 6:01:16 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: SJackson
Unless there is drastic change in Washington, what is happening in Detroit is the future of America.

Detroit is a huge success for the Democrat Party. It votes about 99% Democrat. It is the reason Michigan has Democrat Senators and votes Democrat in presidential elections.

The problem with socialism is that you run out of other peoples money. That is what happened in Detroit. They ran out of other peoples money. That is what is happening in the U.S. as a whole.

The only difference between Detroit and America is time.

8 posted on 03/05/2013 6:02:24 AM PST by detective
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To: Last Dakotan

Zimbabwe West.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 6:08:02 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Theodore R.
“the people of MI as a whole merely encouraged the whole destruction”

The people in Michigan outside of Detroit have made great efforts to try to prevent the destruction of Detroit. Billions in tax dollars has been taken from people in Michigan and wasted by Detroiters. Ford, Gm and other companies have invested billions in Detroit. They built the Renaissance Center and other developments in Detroit. There have been numerous government programs financed by non-Detroiters who attempted to improve the situation in Detroit.

The simple fact is the majority of Detroiters are parasites and thieves. They destroy everything they touch.

10 posted on 03/05/2013 6:10:28 AM PST by detective
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To: SJackson
Anyone who Gov. Rick Snyder appoints to "fix" Detroit will fail unless,

... all federal and state regs are waived,

... all agreements with public unions are canceled,

...and all upper managers are let go.

...otherwise, de- certify it as a municipality & sell it to the highest bidder.

11 posted on 03/05/2013 6:12:45 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance........)
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To: detective; All
Quoting detective above:

The only difference between Detroit and America is time.

12 posted on 03/05/2013 6:15:04 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??

When they started electing militant Socialists and black activists as Mayors, every white resident who could possibly afford to hightailed it out to the suburbs north of 8 Mile Road. They turned that into a virtual "line in the sand". About 15 yrs. ago the Detroit News analyzed census numbers and could only find 3000 black families living in the eight largest northern suburbs with a combined population of 500,000. Meanwhile the City of Detroit was over 80% black. Those are South Africa-type numbers.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 6:17:52 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: B.O. Plenty

Anyone Gov. Snyder appoints to “fix” the problem will fail because his or her efforts will be derided and attacked as being “racist”.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 6:19:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SJackson

There is no solution to the problem. The blacks have produced a concentration that will never be diluted because there is no economic incentive to do so. The toxic black political corruption must be eliminated.

The Governor must be governor to all his constituents, even those in Deeetroit, and forcing and end to the destructive practices must occur. There is no way out except a continuation of the withering on the vine. The controlled withering is the only way forward.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 6:20:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SJackson
How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit...New Orleans, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles (ah, Kalifornia in general), Denver, Seattle...This list is longer I'm sure!
16 posted on 03/05/2013 6:20:59 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: bert

One more thought....... Deeetroit is Rhodesia


17 posted on 03/05/2013 6:21:56 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: SJackson

I can’t think of a city that the Demnocrats haven’t destroyed...


18 posted on 03/05/2013 6:22:26 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: B.O. Plenty

“Anyone who Gov. Rick Snyder appoints to “fix” Detroit will fail”

Well, it will have to be someone with huge stones for sure. And, it would help expedite the process if this person should be black, if such a person could be found - that is.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 6:23:22 AM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: detective

Quite a change from 1962 when I went into the Navy. Back then the nineteen year old recruits from Detroit would look down their nose at anyone from the South and proudly proclaim that they were from “Detroit, Michigan”. They had the attitude you might have expected from someone saying, “My family is royalty”.


20 posted on 03/05/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This Son of the Motor City is heartbroken. It hurts when I see the city of my birth and first 17 years ground into the dirt. It was a great place to grow up in the 40s and 50s. Not one of my old high school classmates lives in the city; most have moved to Livonia or downriver. Even my cousin and his wife, who had once been members of the “Save Detroit Coalition” have pulled up stakes and moved to Grosse Pointe, even though they both still work downtown. RIP, Motown.


21 posted on 03/05/2013 6:34:34 AM PST by Ax
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To: SJackson

There are plenty of cities like Pittsburgh, Austin, and Seattle that are Democrat and pro-Unioin but not Third world hell pits like Detroit. There must be some other factor involved. Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?


22 posted on 03/05/2013 6:36:37 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (Republicans are to the Democrats as the Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters)
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To: snoringbear

Actually this would appear to be the perfect job for Mitt Romney. Can’t imagine in a million years though why he would want it.


23 posted on 03/05/2013 6:38:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: AppyPappy

Tikrit West...


24 posted on 03/05/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Move out of any DIMocRAT-run cities, if you can. It is worth the effort. Starve the beast. Let them wallow in their ignorance and corruption.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 6:41:10 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?................................... Coal, Oil, Iron???


26 posted on 03/05/2013 6:43:31 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who remembers Ty Woods, Sean Smith, and Glenn Doherty? Forgot already?)
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To: SJackson

Why haven’t Democrats destroyed Burlington VT, Portland OR, or Portland, ME? Why haven’t SOCIALISTS destroyed Windsor, ON, right across the river from Detroit?

What’s so special about Detroit that Democrats have had the magic power to destroy it?


27 posted on 03/05/2013 6:47:26 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Last Dakotan
The white people have had enough of the magic negro’s and the muslim dear leader doing all he can to pi$$ off all the people who built what he intends to destroy.
28 posted on 03/05/2013 6:48:14 AM PST by tiger63
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To: Go Gordon

Hell, they should dis-incorporate Detroit, break it up into small towns then bulldoze the empty spaces between them and sow ‘em with grass seed.


29 posted on 03/05/2013 6:48:58 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: SJackson

>Black-owned business were looted and burned to the ground

And yet they still blame Whitey for their own self-destruction and suicide while the democrats sing the same tune.


30 posted on 03/05/2013 6:49:58 AM PST by soycd
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To: SJackson

General William Hull had the right idea.


31 posted on 03/05/2013 6:51:25 AM PST by ASA Vet
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To: SJackson

32 posted on 03/05/2013 6:53:05 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

“Now what could be the underlying difference between Pittsburgh and Detroit?”

The Democrats and liberals aren’t as far along in destroying Pittsburgh as they are in destroying Detroit. The Democrat goals are the same everywhere. Sometimes it just takes them longer.


33 posted on 03/05/2013 6:56:54 AM PST by detective
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Read the replies from the Freepers who lived there. Detroit is different because the good and decent people holding the city up got fed up and left. This is what Atlas Shrugged looks like in the real world.
34 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:15 AM PST by Casie (democrats destroy)
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To: SJackson

Detroit needs to go to bankruptcy liquidation.


35 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:31 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: detective

>majority of Detroiters are parasites and thieves

That’s about right. Now that the people who are willing to work and pay taxes have left they have their own Somalia.

It’s likely these boiling pots are why the DHS is arming up with lots of armor and bullets. Something is going to blow out soon.


36 posted on 03/05/2013 7:01:51 AM PST by soycd
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

In Pittsburgh the dirty little secret is that our black population is MUCH, MUCH SMALLER than the other cities commonly mentioned as hellholes. Even today 25% seems to be a fairly generous estimate. The iron grip that the unions had over employment in the steel industry just made it much more attractive to head to Chicago or Detroit if you were fleeing Jim Crow. Much more of the gainfully employed, socially stable white population has stayed within city limits as a result. Even though the city is Democrat our percentage of socially conservative practicing Catholics remains high.

However I see a distressingly fast growth in our “white trash” population that is suffering from all the same breakdowns that began afflicting the African-American community 4 or 5 decades ago.

Liberals have managed to wreck the city school system, which has accelerated white flight in recent years.


37 posted on 03/05/2013 7:02:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jim Noble
“Why haven’t Democrats destroyed Burlington VT, Portland OR, or Portland, ME?”

These cities only became controlled by liberal Democrats recently. They don’t have the long history of socialist programs and violence that Detroit has. The Democrat goals are the same as for Detroit. They just need more time.

38 posted on 03/05/2013 7:02:35 AM PST by detective
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To: TexasFreeper2009
wow... I had no idea that Detroit was 83% black. How in the heck did that happen??

Those who could get out, did. It was going downhill since Cavanagh in the 60's. Detroit in 1950 was the 5th largest city in the country.

Population 1950 - 1,849,568
Population 2010 - 706,585

39 posted on 03/05/2013 7:07:57 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: SJackson

Hey Rick Snyder: Alan West for Detroit Emergency Manager.


40 posted on 03/05/2013 7:29:55 AM PST by upchuck (nobama fact #69: For each job created by the nobama administration, 75 people went on food stamps.)
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To: SJackson

It was not the Democrats that destroyed Detroit. Democracy is merely the form through which destruction took. Merely look, you have eyes to see.


41 posted on 03/05/2013 7:59:14 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Those are South Africa-type numbers

Duh! Because whites are racist. Everyone knows that. (/libtard)

42 posted on 03/05/2013 8:12:55 AM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Buckeye McFrog
a lot of the problems with the Rat Run cities is that some of them have become majority black population...and these are not the middle class blacks or the well to do...these are the inner city, welfare depending, uneducated and uneducatable with little work ethic if any....

it has to be said...

to be fair, we have an exploding white trash population in this country as well....so far, they are in the smaller cities and the countryside...not the rotting cities...

its culture,people...weak culture and the drugs....those mighty drugs ....

43 posted on 03/05/2013 8:24:18 AM PST by cherry
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To: Buckeye McFrog
a lot of the problems with the Rat Run cities is that some of them have become majority black population...and these are not the middle class blacks or the well to do...these are the inner city, welfare depending, uneducated with little work ethic if any....

it has to be said...

to be fair, we have an exploding white trash population in this country as well....so far, they are in the smaller cities and the countryside...not the rotting cities...

its culture,people...weak culture and the drugs....those mighty drugs ....

44 posted on 03/05/2013 8:26:46 AM PST by cherry
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To: SJackson; All
Contrary to what the article says, a piece in the Detroit Free Press last week stated that the EM could NOT abrogate existing labor contracts. This is important. However, the EM can order lay-offs, and since Detroit has about 3x the number of municipal employees per capita, compared to similar sized cities, there will be massive lay-offs. There is nop other option..then they can work on restructuring the existing labor contracts..

BTW..something you all might enjoy. The Detroit Free Press' URL is:

www.freep.com

I hope this makes Tony Snow smile...

45 posted on 03/05/2013 8:33:25 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: SJackson

It is serious time to flatten Detroit and turn it back into farm fields. I hear that beets grow well in the soil and climate.


46 posted on 03/05/2013 9:02:10 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
“It was not the Democrats that destroyed Detroit”

Yes it was. Have you ever heard of Coleman Young, Kwame Kilpatrick and the others? Detroit has been a one party Democrat city since 1960.

47 posted on 03/05/2013 9:36:22 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

The blaming of the Democrats is a red herring designed to avoid having to face horrible, unpleasant truths about those individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority. There are such truths.


48 posted on 03/05/2013 10:56:00 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: All

Question: What will eventually happen to all the people who live there? Will a wall be built around it and food airlifted in? Escape from New York? I’m serious.


49 posted on 03/05/2013 11:01:16 AM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“horrible, unpleasant truths about those individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority”

Those “individuals allowed to hold positions of trust and authority” were all Democrats. I hold the individuals responsible. I also hold responsible the people who helped them obtain power and supported them.


50 posted on 03/05/2013 11:03:01 AM PST by detective
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