"Or maybe these politicians aren't that bright and are short-sighted which is also a possibility."
You might be on to something.
Politics is the only field in which you don't need any real experience but get to make decisions on millions, and often billions, of dollars. The only requirement is convincing a few low-information voters to pull a lever.
What organization, other than another government body, would give Carla Smith, Ivory Young, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Archibong, C.T. Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce Shepard, Michael Bond and H. Lamar Willis any real authority. You've got a few graduate and law degrees, but those are a dime a dozen.
You can add Kasim Reed to that mix as well.
You mean like the Falcons cost the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars?
Districts 10 and 11 have traditionally been high voting districts; they have relative large middle-class populations that think that their votes actually matter. In fact, there are some who think that those two districts are the key to winning a citywide election.
unfit to practice law = excellent politician
Sorry about the Nazi quote, but the "big lie" just seems so apt.
As for the chumminess, do you think they would behave any differently with any other water carrier. And I'm not talking about the 150kers either.
I'm curious though: do they not care what he does as long as their bidding is done first?
Norwood won the 1% neighborhoods 80-20.
It's a part of the communications plan to keep repeating how popular Reed is in Buckhead. Jim Galloway mentioned it consistently in his articles leading up to campaign season. Again, Cox media.
Geobbels said "“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Yeah, he has some support there, but those same people will support whomever is mayor as long as he/she does their bidding.
no Sock Puppet,
It's all PR and marketing. I'd be willing to bet that a lot of his twitter followers are fake too. His count seems awfully high for the mayor of Atlanta.
In a media market dominated by Cox he'll have to murder a white woman on camera before he gets called out. It will be interesting to see how his press goes now that Sonji Dade is gone, but since she's at Cox it might not make much difference. Still, I have noticed fewer comments coming from the mayor's office whenever negative info gets out.
In a race against a legit candidate and he's toast. Mary Norwood could have taken him this time around.
He only won by 700 votes in a city that was 60 percent black, and a number of votes came from housing projects that no longer existed.
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