Detroit City Councilwoman to Obama: You won our vote, now show us the money

Posted by: ST on December 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Via MyFox Detroit:

DETROIT (WJBK) — The city of Detroit faces a major financial crisis and one member of city council thinks President Barack Obama should step in and help.

City Council member JoAnn Watson said Tuesday the citizens support of Obama in last month’s election was enough reason for the president to bailout the struggling the city.

“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”

Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”

Young served as Detroit’s mayor for 20 years and served as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1981.

Make sure to watch video of Watson’s remarks at that same link.

People should be outraged by this, but most won’t be. Because this is the era we live in now – where $$ and goodies and promised, especially by Democrats, in exchange for votes. In the case of Detroit, it’s especially notable, considering how Democrats touted over and over again how federal tax dollars going towards the auto industry supposedly helped “save” Detroit. Contrary to that, however, some reports suggest the city could go bankrupt by the end of the year. The reality of the matter is that Detroit was NOT “saved” by the feds – not by a long shot, which is, in part, why this city council member has her hand held out demanding “bacon” for the city in exchange for their overwhelming support for our celebrity President.

Obama, the “savior” of Detroit, didn’t really save anything – but the myth that he did sounds so much better than the cold hard reality. So, sure, let’s pony up even more taxpayer dollars to try and “bailout” this failing US city. Again. That’ll fix it. Just like it did before (not).

You really cannot make this stuff up.

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8 Responses to “Detroit City Councilwoman to Obama: You won our vote, now show us the money”


  1. Tim says:

    Sounds like the Obama way. There may be a cabinet position in her future.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Obhammud also carried NY in the past election and as vicitms of Sandy they could tell Detroit how old and ugly they will become while waiting for his help. That chopper ride NJ Governor Chris “Quisling” took on Marine One was all for show as well; a clever bit of political theater featuring a 300 lb. useful idiot.

  3. Bill says:

    So, Romney was right…Obama won the election by promising stuff to the masses. And now the masses are looking for their free stuff. After Detroit, who’s next? California? Why should the folks in states that spend responsibly pay for those that don’t? Also, too bad Obama wasted the $800 Billion stimulous.

  4. Sandie says:

    :(( You got what you wanted, Obama for 4 more years. Too bad you believe everything you hear from someone who made promises in the last Elelction, that was not kept!! Starting with ” I will cut the deficit in half” ( deficit when he was elected 9 mil- now almost 17 mil- almost doubled in his 4 year term)…1 out 6 in poverty now. Socialized medicine now- Obamacare)

  5. Sefton says:

    She’s lucky I’m not president.
    I’d send out an emergency evacuation order to all residents of Detroit and then tell the US Air Force to do what they do best.

  6. Carlos says:

    “Obama, the “savior” of Detroit, didn’t really save anything…”

    Au contraire, ST. Zero saved the unions’ pension plans, temporarily anyway, but to do so he had to break the law that specifies how bankruptcies are paid out and basically steal Government Motors and Chrysler from their rightful owners, the stockholders.

    But since he (and his attorney general, Mr. My People) doesn’t give a rat’s patootie about the rule of law, why should anyone be surprised by that?

    Question: Has he done ANYTHING legal since he took office in 2009? One would be hard-pressed to find anything without getting into minutia.