I don’t know how many times we have to have yet another explosive news story about government corruption before people finally wake up and realize that Democrat governance sucks.
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have been in full demagogue mode over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan since it first made news — hurling accusations and threats at Michigan Republican Governor Rick Snyder while demanding more and more Federal funds to clean up a mess that decades of Democrats in local government did nothing about.
Meanwhile, back in Flint, a former city employee has accused Democrat mayor Karen Weaver of quietly diverting donors away from a charity intended for the victims of the water crisis toward her own campaign fund.
I guess Mayor Weaver really took to heart Rahm Emmanuel’s oft coined phrase “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
In the suit filed Monday, fired administrator Natasha Henderson claims that in February 2016, Flint’s current mayor, Karen Weaver, directed a former city employee and a city volunteer to stop directing potential donors to a charity called Safe Water/Safe Homes. That charity was run by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and had been approved by the city for water-crisis donations.
Instead, the lawsuit claims city employee Maxine Murray was directed by Weaver to begin directing donations to “Karenabout Flint.” According to the lawsuit, Murray came to Henderson “in tears” and in fear of “going to jail.”
“KarenAboutFlint?” She should really change that slogan to “AllAboutKaren.”
If the claims in this suit are true, Karen Weaver should be frog-marched out of City Hall and into the nearest jail cell.
What kind of a venal, corrupt sub-human would exploit a crisis in the very city she is entrusted to lead for her own financial gain?
Oh, that’s right.
More from CNN:
Weaver defeated a fellow sitting Democratic mayor in November by running on a platform of fighting for Flint residents who believed officials hadn’t done enough to protect them during the ongoing water crisis. Part of this plan was replacing several city employees.
And what better way to “do more” than to hijack donations headed toward a charity set up to “do more” for Flint residents then send them your way instead?
Weaver announced Henderson’s firing in February 2016 as part of a change in personnel that included the city’s police and fire chiefs. At the time, she said in a statement, “I’m doing what I told the people who voted for me that I would do. My focus is moving the City of Flint forward and I feel these personnel changes are necessary to keep us on the right path.”
Weaver is extremely popular in Flint, widely praised by fellow Democrats at the state and federal levels. She’s been to the White House on behalf of the city, and hosted President Obama during his visit to Flint last week.
Idiots like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama wring their hands and cry, “How could this happen?! How could we let innocent residents drink poisoned water?!”
I’ll tell you how. Democrat governance sucks!
These people shouldn’t be entrusted to run a lemonade stand let alone a major US city.
It makes this story all the more sickening to know that while she helped herself to money intended for the residents of Flint, Karen Weaver was able to rub elbows with all the movers and shakers within the Democrat Party.
Just like Mayor Stephanie “Room to Destroy” Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore.
The problem with Democrats …
… Oh, there are so many …
The problem with having Democrats run major cities is they have an uncanny knack of taking any major city and turning it into a shit-hole. And while they’re doing it, they and their cronies always find the time to line their pockets and treat public service as some sort of “get rich quick” scheme.
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