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    Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Detroit was the wealthiest city in the USA for decades. Then in 1962 they elected a liberal Democratic Mayor, and the people of Detroit have done so to this day.

    Hard to argue the results of one party rule. A good example of how the train leaves the tracks when liberals with good intentions, ruin it for all in the city..

    Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto) - YouTube

    Any one have an example of this with Republican rule of a city for over 50 years?

    I would be curious to know..

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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Blkdirt Farmer View Post
    Detroit was the wealthiest city in the USA for decades. Then in 1962 they elected a liberal Democratic Mayor, and the people of Detroit have done so to this day.

    Hard to argue the results of one party rule. A good example of how the train leaves the tracks when liberals with good intentions, ruin it for all in the city..

    Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto) - YouTube

    Any one have an example of this with Republican rule of a city for over 50 years?

    I would be curious to know..
    Detroit hit its peak in population in 1950. Do you have any idea who the next two mayors were covering the entire decade of the Fifties when they lost population to the tune of 180,000 people and the tax base that went with that same population?

    clue for the clueless: they were NOT Democrats.
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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Detroit hit its peak in population in 1950. Do you have any idea who the next two mayors were covering the entire decade of the Fifties when they lost population to the tune of 180,000 people and the tax base that went with that same population?

    clue for the clueless: they were NOT Democrats.
    I’m not sure that peak population is a bad thing. As a matter of fact, it is good that there were fewer inhabitants there in the bad years that followed.

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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I’m not sure that peak population is a bad thing. As a matter of fact, it is good that there were fewer inhabitants there in the bad years that followed.
    And that is a debatable position. All I wanted to point out to the poster was it was NOT a situation of liberal democrats responsible for the start of the Detroit population loss.
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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Detroit hit its peak in population in 1950. Do you have any idea who the next two mayors were covering the entire decade of the Fifties when they lost population to the tune of 180,000 people and the tax base that went with that same population?

    clue for the clueless: they were NOT Democrats.
    What in the world has that got to do with this thread? Democrats were handed the keys to the most affluent city in the world in 1962. Over the next 60 years we see what "feel good" Government is really going to turn out.

    No logic, no leadership that is grounded in realistic leadership. Just emotions, and purchasing of votes with free stuff. It's the Democratic parties way!

    Watch the video, I bet you don't have the courage to see what your left wing has done in Detroit. Other wise you would not even comment, but hang your head in abject SHAME.

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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Blkdirt Farmer View Post
    What in the world has that got to do with this thread?
    If you have to ask that question you are NOT a rational or thinking person capable of understanding the answer which you already were given.
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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And that is a debatable position. All I wanted to point out to the poster was it was NOT a situation of liberal democrats responsible for the start of the Detroit population loss.
    Actually that as a wider point is an interesting one. The first causes were not politically driven but by shifting business economics or the results of company/union contracts. Where the political class fell down was, when it did not correct the business environment of the city to be more supportive of industry after it became clear that the big three would no longer thrive in the historical one.

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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Actually that as a wider point is an interesting one. The first causes were not politically driven but by shifting business economics or the results of company/union contracts. Where the political class fell down was, when it did not correct the business environment of the city to be more supportive of industry after it became clear that the big three would no longer thrive in the historical one.
    A few years ago I went round and round and round on this with somebody outside of Michigan who had no idea what they were talking about. The exodus from Detroit had everything to do with the new freeway system built to the suburbs, larger suburban lots than those available in the Detroit city limits, the availability of new construction as opposed to older homes, and financing offers that veterans could avail themselves of in those newer suburbs.

    NONE of that was or is political and NONE of it has to do with the parties of the mayors.

    I was pointing out to the person who started this thread that it is beyond stupid to rip into Democratic Mayors of Detroit for its problems since the big exodus from the city started under two Republican mayors in the decade of the Fifties.

    But hey - why confuse a true believer with facts?
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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    If you have to ask that question you are NOT a rational or thinking person capable of understanding the answer which you already were given.
    Describe those people who left under Republican leadership. Who and why.

    You know it all don't you?

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    Re: Detroit... 60 yeears of Democratic rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Blkdirt Farmer View Post
    Detroit was the wealthiest city in the USA for decades. Then in 1962 they elected a liberal Democratic Mayor, and the people of Detroit have done so to this day.

    Hard to argue the results of one party rule. A good example of how the train leaves the tracks when liberals with good intentions, ruin it for all in the city..

    Detroit in RUINS! (Crowder goes Ghetto) - YouTube

    Any one have an example of this with Republican rule of a city for over 50 years?

    I would be curious to know..
    What is the GOP run city that is the model of success?

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