Posted by Tina
A politician was walking in a poor neighborhood…remarks were captured on video…
“What the hell? We should just take all this sh*t down,” … clearly overwhelmed by the scene. … “Whoa, you can smell the rats.”… “Whew, Jesus. Oh, my God, you can smell the dead animals…”
Who would say such boorish things? I mean people are calling this person out for being offensive and out of touch!
Probably some right winger…could even be Trump, right?
Well it could be Trump. He tells it like it is. He doesn’t mince words but shoots from the gut. His detractors just hate it. They call him all kinds of hateful names…ah, well.
But in this instance, the person caught saying insensitive things is Mayor Catherine Pugh (Dem) of Baltimore, Maryland.
I say good for her! It’s ridiculous to pretend conditions are anything other that what they are.
Question is, what will she do about it?
Will she have the courage to “tear it down” as she suggested should happen? Will she work with the President and take steps to attract good jobs to the community, enrich the citizens lives, and expand the tax base? Will she adopt a “no broken windows” policy in the neighborhood and support the police force…and ICE? Will she work wit Ben Carson to improve living conditions? Will she stand up to the teachers union and work with Betsey Vos to create better schools for young people? Will she encourage attendance in vocational schools?
Or will she fold like a lounge chair, apologize profusely, and make the same empty promises of free stuff? What will she do for the people counting on her to run their city well?
I say, go with your gut and let your detractors whine, gripe, and protest as you get things done!