Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Ladies and Gentlemen..Detroit Has A Problem.........
I would like to say that when I left the Elections Commission this morning I had mixed feelings.
For one, I am fully convinced that Detroit is going straight to hell. We are on our way fast and in a serious hurry to hell.
Why would Keith Butler loose to Michael Bouchard in a critical primary 60%-40%? Have Black people in this state lost their minds? All this man asked was to have Black people switch to vote for him in a Republican primary. Black people are so loyal to a party that have a history of lynching Blacks that they did not see the gravity of the situation. For Butler to loose demonstrates to me that we do not care about integrity nor we care about what's right.
As far as Bouchard, presently he has no money and no resources to defeat Stabenow in November. I am no fan of Bouchard, however, we must come together and beat Stabenow. However, regardless of Bouchard's record, I strongly feel that Republicans have handed this race to Stabenow on a silver platter.
I wonder if Dick DeVos would like to consider Butler a candidate for Lt. Governor.
But what I am about to say about the State Senate races is a clear indication that Detroit is going straight to hell.
In State Senate District 1 One Detroit's Hansen Clarke trounced Lamar Lemmons to death by beating him 66%-23%. Hopefully, Lemmons will go away. There were no back door tricks for Lemmons this time.
However, in State Senate District 2 we went totally backwards. Why would people vote for Grandma Martha G. Scott over One Detroit's Bill McConico 57%-33%? We do not want change and while this woman will so-called continue to fight for insurance she will also continue to fight against educational choice.
Another race that pissed me off was electing Grandma and Overseer Irma Clark-Coleman over One Detroit's Alison Vaughn 61%-17%. What the hell is wrong with people? Have people lost their minds? Old ideas equals old results. Irma will continue her fight against educational choice. One Detroit will be there to stop her.
This is NOT the end of Alison Vaughn. I guarantee it.
One Detroit's Tupac Hunter demolished Triette Reeves in State Senate District 5 43%-23%. Hopefully, Triette Reeves would have heard my calls of mentoring young people to run for office. I thank God for her loosing this race because God has much more in store for her. As for Derrick Hale, the only Hell he caught was another failed Senate run.
The State House races were even worse.
Why do we keep on electing Grandpa Lamar Lemmons Jr. to office in State House District 2? He beat Rose Jones, 63%-15%. An embarassment to the East Side of Detroit.
Another embarassment is the fact that voters, with a sixth grade education, allowed Bettie Cook-Scott to become elected In District 3. Now, we are voting for the insane and mentally detached. Cook-Scott beat Carol Banks 39%-32%.
A full embarassment to the east side was Coleman Young Jr. winning his seat in District 4 over Maureen Stapleton 35%-22%.
One Detroit's Kimberly Hill came in fourth with only 7% of the vote. She is not out of the picture either.
However, people can stop cussing me out now thanks to the fact that One Detroit's Bert Johnson won his race. He won State House District 5 by 27% followed by Shahab Ahmad with 20%. Korey Hall, who so many predicted would win, came in at 9%. In other words, 5th place.
Our Network helped Bert win and we are so grateful that Hall lost. Now, what Korey must do is help Bert Johnson in Lansing by staying out of his way.
The biggest victory from the One Detroit camp came from District 9. One Detroit's Shanelle Jackson won with 31% of the vote. Tia Davis had 24% of the vote. This is two long years in the making for us. I told Shanelle when she losther seat to Gabe Leland in District 10 in 2004 to reload and run again. This time she came in with flying colors.
Gabe Leland beat Stephanie Young by 53%-28%. Leland worked harder than Young and I find it strange that Young hardly had any visibility in the district. It's time to hang it up.
All of Mayor Kilpatrick's people (Lemmons, McConico, Reeves, Banks, Kimpson, and Stephanie Young) all lost. This is a bad indication that Kilaptrick has no muscle in Lansing and it clearly shows here in Detroit.
However, voting for grassroot people like Bettie Cook-Scott is also a clear indication that Detroit will continue to receive buffonish representation in Lansing.