Skip to comments.Who Benefits From Democratic Control? Let's Look At the State of Cities Totally Controlled by Dems
Posted on 01/23/2019 7:31:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
In 1976, Gerald Ford won 15 percent of the black vote. That's the most of any recent Republican presidential candidate. In most elections, blacks give Democrats over 90 percent of their votes. It's not unreasonable to ask what have blacks gained from such unquestioning loyalty to the Democratic Party. After all, the absolute worst public safety conditions and other urban amenities for blacks are in cities that have been controlled by Democrats for decades. Let's look at it.
What cities are the deadliest for blacks? The Trace, an independent nonprofit news organization, answers that question. Using 2017 data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting program, The Trace listed the 20 major U.S. cities with the highest homicide rates -- factoring in both the number of people murdered in cities and their populations. Chicago, with 589 murders in 2018 -- one murder every 15 hours -- is often called the nation's murder capital. But that's dead wrong.
In 2017, St. Louis had the nation's highest murder rate, at 66.1 homicides per 100,000 residents. Baltimore came in second, with 55.8 murders per 100,000 people. Detroit was third, with 39.8 murders per 100,000 people. Other cities with high murder rates included New Orleans; Kansas City, Missouri; Cleveland; Memphis, Tennessee; and Newark, New Jersey. With 24.1 murders per 100,000 residents, Chicago ranked ninth in the nation. It was followed by Cincinnati and Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., was 17th.
Now here's the kicker. Of the 20 most dangerous major cities, all but one had a Democratic mayor. In many of these cities, the Democratic Party has ruled for a half-century or more. Only Tulsa, Oklahoma, with 17.3 murders per 100,000 residents, had a Republican mayor.
Who knows what conclusion can be drawn from the finding that the most murderous cities have been controlled by Democrats -- and often black Democrats? I am not suggesting that Democratic control causes murder and mayhem. What I am saying is that murder, mayhem and other violent crime are not reduced by the election of black or white Democrats to run our cities. That means one cannot dismiss out of hand a question then-candidate Donald Trump asked black Americans in a 2016 campaign speech in Michigan: "What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? ... What the hell do you have to lose?"
Violent crime is not the only problem for blacks in our major cities. Because of high crime, poor schools and a less pleasant environment, cities are losing their economic base and their most productive people in droves. When World War II ended, Washington, D.C.'s population was about 900,000; today it's about 694,000. In 1950, Baltimore's population was almost 950,000; today it's around 612,000. Detroit's 1950 population was close to 1.85 million; today it's down to 673,000. Camden, New Jersey's 1950 population was nearly 125,000; today it has fallen to 75,000. St. Louis' 1950 population was more than 856,000; today it's less than 309,000. A similar story of population decline can be found in most of our formerly large and prosperous cities. In some cities, the population decline since 1950 is well over 50 percent. In addition to Detroit and St. Louis, those would include Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
During the 1960s and '70s, academic liberals, civil rights advocates and others blamed the exodus on racism -- "white flight" to the suburbs to avoid blacks. However, since the '70s, blacks have been fleeing some cities at higher rates than whites. The five cities whose suburbs have the fastest-growing black populations are Miami, Dallas, Washington, Houston and Atlanta (http://tinyurl.com/y8avphy5). It turns out -- and reasonably so -- that blacks, like whites, want better and safer schools for their kids and don't like to be mugged or have their property vandalized. And just like the case with white people, if they have the means, black people can't wait to leave troubled cities.
Bobby Hesley -- a Catholic speaker, writer and conservative political commentator -- writes, "Black people are finally starting to wake up and unplug themselves from the Liberal Matrix that has ruled their reality for over a half a century." I say good! It's unwise to be a one-party people in a two-party system.
The PC elites, and the politically connected. Thant’s it.
The rest are indentured servants, slaves, or in the gulag.
“I am not suggesting that Democratic control causes murder and mayhem.”
Generally speaking, I’m not aware of any level of government (city, county, state, national) that has prospered under black democratic leadership.
The GOP needs to take this, remold it, and do a "What have you done for me lately" campaign.
Cities with the “highest crime rates” (includes more than just murders):
25. NASHVILLE MEGAN BARRY DEMOCRAT
24. CHICAGO IL RAHM EMAUEL DEMOCRAT
23. MINNEAPOLIS MN BETSY HODGES DEMOCRAT
22. BUFFALO NY BYRON BROWN DEMOCRAT
21. ALBUQUERQUE NM TIM KELLER DEMOCRAT
20. BEAUMONT TX BECKY AMES UNKNOWN
19. SPRINGFIELD IL JIM LANGFELDER DEMOCRAT
18.WASHINGTON DC MURIAL BOWSER DEMOCRAT
17. ANCHORAGE AK ETHAN BERKOWITZ DEMOCRAT
16. LANSING MICHIGAN VIRGIL BERNERO DEMOCRAT
15. TOLEDO OH PAULA HUDSON DEMOCRAT
14. SAN BERNARDINO CA R. CAREY DAVIS REPUBLICAN
13. SPRINGFIELD MO KEN MCCLURE DEMOCRAT
12. INDIANAPOLIS IN JOSEPH HOGSETT DEMOCRAT
11. STOCKTON CA MICHAEL TUBBS DEMOCRAT
10. OAKLAND CA LIBBY SCHAAF DEMOCRAT
9. LITTLE ROCK AS MARK STODOLA DEMOCRAT
8. MILWAUKEE WI TOM BARRET DEMOCRAT
7. CLEVELAND OH FRANK JACKSON DEMOCRAT
6. KANSAS CITY MO SLY JAMES INDEPENDENT
5. ROCKFORD IL THOMAS MCNAMARA DEMOCRAT
4. BALTIMORE MD CATHERINE PUGH DEMOCRAT
3. MEMPHIS TN JIM STRICKLAND DEMOCRAT
2. ST LOUIS MO LYDA KREWSON DEMOCRAT
1. DETROIT MI MIKE DUGGAN - DEMOCRAT
It doesn’t cause it but it allows it to happen, unfettered by the (whitey) law.
A friend and I were just talking about this. Why do blacks keep voting for dems when their lives are never improved by them? Only made worse year after year.
Isn’t that the very definition of insanity. Let’s call it temporary insanity that has gone on too long due to the brainwashing the black community leaders have pushed on blacks all these years and probably gotten paid very well to do it.
#Walkaway black folks. Do it today.
If they move and still vote democrat..where they move to becomes like what they left
Montana, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Utah, Idaho?
California, Oregon, Washington, and now Texas and Arizona are GONE.
Any recommendations, FReepers?
I think most blacks do NOT vote. The Soros machine submits ballots FOR them. Ballot harvesting GALORE and this is HOW the left took control of the House.
We are happy with our move from CA to TN in 2010.
Who benefits, criminals, foreign invaders, and societal parasites.
THAT was a long haul.
“THAT was a long haul.”
It was — but well worth it!
How did Jackson, Mississippi and Tennessee, get off that list? Both of those cities sound like they have fireworks going off nightly and both are led by Democrats.
The Republican you list as 14 is no longer Mayor. It is John Valdivia and non-partisan.
I didn’t list it, the referenced source did.
Wonder if the democrats have this plan.
1.Make all states blue
2.Make all states one state
3.State governed by D.C.
4.Voting only allowed by DC members
Sure looks like their MO
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