More than 100,000 abandoned homes blight Detroit
Adapted from a post by Scott Johnson at Power Line
Detroit is a case study in the wreck of liberal governance and the politics of racial grievance. Well-known political analyst Michael Barone is from Detroit originally and has occasionally written about its decline, as in his Claremont Review of Books look at “The Unheavenly City” (on Charles LeDuff’s Detroit: An American Autopsy). The review opens: “When people ask me why I moved from liberal to conservative, I have a one-word answer: Detroit.”
In a recent column, Barone refers to the GOP debate in Detroit and points to Ted Cruz “citing Detroit and how, in his view, 50 years of liberal governance destroyed so much of a once-thriving city.” Here he provides his own testimony again: “I saw that destruction as an intern in the Detroit mayor’s office during the 1967 riot and in repeated visits over the years afterward, destruction wreaked in large part because of policies now advocated by the Black Lives Matter movement and Hillary Clinton.”
In his new Firewall video for the David Horowitz Freedom Center ( transcript HERE), Bill Whittle takes a look at Detroit over the past 55 years. He calls what happened to Detroit: Death by Democrats. The video is well worth the 10:38 of your time as it shows, in addition to Detroit, what years of rule by Democrats have done to other cities including Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Newark and others.
Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for almost 40 years, I can attest to what fifty years of Democrat rule has done to the cities of Oakland and Richmond. Wide swathes of those two cities look exactly like the destruction wrought on Detroit by Democrat politicians.
Below: The once-proud Packard Motor Car Company plant on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit has come to symbolize Detroit’s decay.
Hat tips today to “B-Squared” and “Cousin Mary” for some of the images below.
* 3M: The Marxist Muslim Mulatto
The Permanent Bi-Partisan Fusion Party In Action:
The Gutless Old Party* Wing of the Permanent Bi-Partisan Fusion Party:
* ® RNC
Photo of Marco Rubio after Florida Primary election results were announced:
… which brings us to …
The Criminal Organization Masquerading As A Political Party, Old Hitlery* Division**
* ® DNC; ** ® Clinton Crime Family Foundation
Then, there’s Socialist Bernie:
… and now, in closing: