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To: from occupied ga

Really? What leads you to say that?

I’m don’t live there, but my impression was that he was a well-meaning, honest guy in an impossible situation.


18 posted on 05/14/2013 11:38:30 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: GrootheWanderer
Really? What leads you to say that?

Oh just maybe the fact that the administration of Detroit is corrupt and incompetent? Or maybe the fact that they've run a $200,000,000 annual deficit for the last 4 years and were too stupid or venal to do anything about it. Or maybe the fact that even in corrupt Philly, corrupt DC, and corrupt Baltimore they manage not to spend more than they take in. Someone is getting the loot, and I find it hard to believe that the mayor as the man at the top didn't have his finger in the pie. Or maybe you think all of those IRS harassment cases were initiated by "low level employees." rather than the turd in the white house.

Or possibly you think that he reached the status of mayor in a corrupt and arguable the most mismanged large city in the USA without knowing about or participating in any of the shenanigans.

24 posted on 05/14/2013 11:46:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: GrootheWanderer
The only complaint I have with Dave Bing is that he was ineffective but otherwise honest as far as democrats go. One of his first acts as mayor was to fire some 50 bus drivers who declared an illegal strike. Then he entered an ongoing fight with the unions because he said they should collect their own dues and not use the city as their collection agency.

I don't understand FReepers. Detroit is probably the single freest large city in the country and all they can do is mindlessly attack. In Detroit you can eat or drink what you want, you can drive what you want, you can live where you want, and since the city is open carry, you can obviously defend yourself. I would rather live there than NY or Chicago.

I would think that conservatives would be bright enough to recognize an opportunity to prove what free market conservatism can do for a city. Its not a terribly liberal city. Its a city full of corrupt government and a hopeless population.

The American people -- The American people the most generous on earth, who created the highest standard of living, are not going to accept the notion that we can only make a better world for others by moving backward ourselves. And those who believe we can have no business leading this nation.

I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose. We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation's highest offices, and we stand united -- we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.


Ronald Reagan 1980 Republican National Convention Acceptance Address delivered 17 July 1980, Detroit, MI
32 posted on 05/14/2013 12:00:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GrootheWanderer
What leads you to say that?

Ignorance and the unwillingness to look up Bing's biography.....Maybe it's a touch of racism too but I can't verify that.

64 posted on 05/14/2013 12:54:43 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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