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Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now bail us out

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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. (Click the video player to listen)

“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.”

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  1. Diann

    December 5th, 2012

    Oh, silly, silly woman. You totally do not get how the whole Chicago Thug political machine works, do you? Now go back to your crumbling city, astronomical crime rate and failing schools and shut your mouth.

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  2. Dr. Tar

    December 5th, 2012

    Obama to the city of Detroit,”Do you have that in writting? No, then I don’t see how I’m obligated to do more for you than the Federal dole already does. Now that I don’t need your votes, good luck with all that.”

    Maybe the council women should set your mind to managing your declining city rather than demanding payback from your fearless leader.

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  3. Noodengr

    December 5th, 2012

    how about we help that city out of the USA? can we cede wayne cty mich to Canada? just redraw the map a bit, or better yet dig a new channel for the Detroit river and connect it to Canada that way?
    Good riddance.

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  4. Jack

    December 5th, 2012

    I find it comical that she actually said “quid pro quo” as she clearly doesn’t understand that the reason it is in latin is because it is from legal speech, regarding something that is highly illegal.

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  5. conservative cowgirl

    December 5th, 2012

    “…Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson.”

    You’ve had quite enough bacon, ma’am. Moochie, the nutrition czar, will be sending a shipment of brussels sprouts and arugula.

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  6. persecutor

    December 5th, 2012

    So New Fallujah wants to be bailed out? Sorry, but they’re only entitled to free cellphones and they already got ‘em.

    Obama doesn’t need to spend any of his stash no more- time to build up the legacy and the retirement nest egg!

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  7. MAJMike

    December 5th, 2012

    She hasn’t missed any meals.

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  8. Edith McCrotch

    December 5th, 2012

    Hey Council Watson,

    Why don’t you shut just shut the ef up you gorbellied flap-mouthed cheese-clot.

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  9. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 5th, 2012

    The argument will always be the same. Am I, as a United States citizen and taxpayer, responsible for the bad economic decisions of government in other states?

    And did you notice how the news reader threw “Republican” Gerald Ford into the mix to give a reason for the bailout of Detroit?

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  10. Jack Daniels

    December 5th, 2012

    @Noodengr,

    Maybe you haven’t been keeping up with current affairs. Canada has been reversing the long road of liberalism since 2006 with Stephen Harper. He has a strong conservative majority. Furthermore, he is systematically reversing the damage caused by almost 70 years of liberal rule.

    I for one, and there are so many other like minded conservatives here who wish to see the liberals in this country purged. So tell you what, keep your garbage and take care of it on your end. we have enough with quebec, dodge drafters and the liberals coming up here for the last 50 years.

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  11. Kool Aid

    December 5th, 2012

    Thats NOT what you do biatch….first you get off the Government Teet and get a real job where you have to work. then you make a little money and call Jenny Craig…what the government takes leaves you enough to get under 500 pounds with Jenny’s help. Then you go to a private school not taught by Teacher’s Unions and learn that if you spend 10 and only bring in 5 that eventually, even your Union math will cause a day of reckoning….welcome to that day you fat ignorant Biatch.

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  12. Chalupa

    December 5th, 2012

    MoFoTown – Too Black To Fail.

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  13. Carlos The Jackal

    December 5th, 2012

    “After the election, I’ll have more flexibility. So all verbal promises are off, and I have my attorneys working on the ones I signed.”

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  14. Carlos The Jackal

    December 5th, 2012

    That woman right there, and the rest like her, are the reason that Detroit is Paradise, USA…

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  15. even steven

    December 5th, 2012

    Obama is too busy planning for his upcoming $4 million vacation to worry about some urban wasteland. Eat some more cake, lady.

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  16. CrustyB

    December 5th, 2012

    That’s the problem with the majority in this country. They vote according to whichever candidate is promising to steal money the most money from YOU and give it to THEM. They want to be the receivers of your stolen goods.

    We are in a Cold Civil War with the left. Do not EVER willingly give money to any charity that might benefit lefists. They have already stolen from you. Give your charity to friends in need, right-wing causes (NRA, Right To Life) or charities for children only.

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  17. Rio

    December 5th, 2012

    Hey, Birmingham was in line first, then came Gary and then Atlanta, forth was Haiti. Then Detroit gets the floor-sweepings. But keep voting for the Democrats while you become putrid.

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  18. Three Rivers

    December 5th, 2012

    What a hunk of bacon she is and stupid to boot. You think he gives a shit about you and your wasted city? He is much too busy turning every other city in this country into another Detroit. You best be looking out for yourself, cause he sure as hell isn’t.

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  19. Noodengr

    December 5th, 2012

    Jack Daniels, I did not think through the results of dumping Detroit on you. Sorry, so here is my new solution. Level it, then dig it out and create a big lake that we can all build nice vacation homes on.

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  20. Blink

    December 5th, 2012

    Oh Mama, rule #1 for dealings with Obama is get paid first.

    Just ask Jesse J, and he’s dumb enough to continue blathering about voter suppression in Ohio, Pa., and Fla. A really slow learner.

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/11/10/jackson-black-voters-deserve-a-return-on-election-investment/

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  21. The Finisher

    December 5th, 2012

    Obama to Detroit, “Now that I got your vote, I don’t need you, Chump!”

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  22. Stirrin the B.S.

    December 5th, 2012

    Someone needs to enlighten this ig-no-ramus that her saviour only pisses away our public funds on green energy, not black incompetence.

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  23. Rick

    December 5th, 2012

    The Finisher nailed it.

    “Election’s over, got your vote, hit the bricks fool.”

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  24. Houston

    December 5th, 2012

    @Crusty, I think you just coined a phrase that should take off, “The Cold Civil War.”

    We aren’t actually shooting but by dang if things aren’t as uncivil and divided as I could ever imagine.

    Highlighting this is the lady’s use of the phrase “Our people.” I’m sure she meant the “Citizens of Detroit” and wasn’t just referring to black people.

    Surely. #NOT

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  25. TOWG

    December 5th, 2012

    @Rio, what did Atlanta get? I sure missed out on my share!!

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  26. jim

    December 5th, 2012

    It’s been 250 years. When are these people going
    to talk english.

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  27. Whitey Bulger

    December 5th, 2012

    I grew up in Ann Arbor, which is located in Washtenaw county, on the west side border of Wayne county. The state should allow Detroit to annex Washtenaw county, especially Ann Arbor. This way we can see all the lefties, progtards, Tri-Cities area students at the U of M, the residents of Ypsilanti, the hippies, yippies and flippies get what they deserve from the nice people in Detroit.

    There, after cleaningout my subconscious now I can explain some things to you. One, Coleman YOung’s middle name is Arthur, not Alexander. Two, Detroit is run by the most obnoxious people in the world. Just wait until they have to get into a fight with the muslims in Dearborn.

    Remember to set your DVD’s etc. to record the action on C-SPAN. Heh heh heh heh.

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