The voters of Detroit prove that people sometimes never get it and can’t be counted on to do the right thing (not even when their city falls apart). Sometimes we assume that a Chavez or Mugabe couldn’t possibly get elected in a real democratic vote. I give you Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit - a man reelected even when it was obvious he was a crooked thug. Sure, they all cheat in whatever ways they can - but there really are majorities that sometimes vote for these dangerously incompetent idiots. The folks in Detroit have wrecked their city, and they don’t want anything to change.
It’s gonna be a long hot summer.