President Trump accurately pointed out America’s most dangerous city, Baltimore, is infested with rats and Democrats. He left out the rest of that story. All great American cities run by Democrats are having the same problems. High crime, high taxes, failed and more expensive schools, failed city services, homelessness, declining populations and growing budget deficits.

How do Democrats keep control? With low turnout elections, usually around 10 percent, dominated by public school and city employees. Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore and San Francisco can be flipped blue to red by a 6 percent increase in voters angry at what Democrats did to their cities.

Gary Miller

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Mike Zeller

Here are some of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Austin, El Paso, Houston, Dallas metroplex, San Antonio, Rio Grand Valley. I kept it simple for Gary and only included cities in Texas. Oh! and by the way, the Mayor from each of these cities has a "D" next to their name. How can that be? [ohmy]

Carlos Ponce

What does population have to do with this?

Carlos Ponce

"Oh! and by the way, the Mayor from each of these cities has a "D" next to their name." WRONG!

San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg has an "I" beside his name. El Paso mayor Donald "Dee" Margo is a REPUBLICAN, Houston and Austin mayors do have a "D".

And the Dallas Metroplex's cities are mixed with a lot of "R" mayors in the mix. Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price for example is Republican. Arlinton mayor Jeff Williams is Republican, Plano mayor Harry LaRosiliere is Democrat, Irving mayor Beth Van Dune is Republican, Garland mayor Scott LeMay lists no party affiliation, etc

Charles Douglas

Mike, unless I'm missing something, San Antonio, and Houston are SANCTUARY CITIES, and both have homeless problems. With open borders which the Democrats are perpetuating, it would stand for reason that they both would not only have an increase in population, but also in social program costs. Just saying, although, I'M not sure, but I tend to believe Austin is in the same boat!

Gary Miller

Mike. Two errors. Not talking about fast growing cities but instead over grown cities that are shrinking. Not all your examples have "D" mayors and not all cities with "D" mayors are Democrat controlled. In some the mayor is the only D in town. Texas is 40% Democrat so it's likely 40% of a city government might be Democrat. The danger point comes when a city government is 60% to 100% Democrat.

Mike Zeller

Gary, all major cities in Texas vote Democratic except Fort Worth. El Paso has a "R" mayor, but votes Democratic. What could possibly be the reason people are moving to these cities. Maybe it's the weather, jobs or cost of living. I think it's our sports teams. [thumbup]

Carlos Ponce

"all major cities in Texas vote Democratic (sic)" The handful of major cities voted Democrat but there are FAR MORE small and middle sized towns in Texas that voted Republican. Result: Republicans won all statewide elections in 2018 midterms, Democrats: 0. In Galveston County NO Democrat won.

Emile Pope

Maybe the writer can explain how the poorest states have Republicans as governors and senators and are considered red states...

Carlos Ponce

The "poorest" state is considered West Virginia which hasn't seen a Republican governor since January 2001. West Virginia has split party Senators, Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Shelly Moore Capito.

Craig Mason

Of the 10 poorest states you only listed West Virginia. The other 9 that make up the 10 poorest states all led by Republicans. Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Arizona, New Mexico, Kentucky. On top of that although Texas is not in that group we are the worst in the United States when it comes to uninsured and healthcare for the poor.

Craig Mason

I am sorry New Mexico is a democrat.

Gary Miller

Texas is a RED state and is among the richest states. Oklahoma, N & S Dakota are rich RED states.

Bailey Jones

Gary - always good for a morning laugh. [thumbup]

Charles Douglas

In the interest of full disclosure Mississippi is generally thought of as at least one of the poorest states ever! Since January 29, 1882, Mississippi has had thirty-three Governors! Thirty of them Democrats and three of them Republicans!!! Ahhh, Ahhah- rahhhh, who would one blame for Mississippi being where it is? Republicans? Just asking.....

Bailey Jones

There's no light between a Mississippi Democrat of old, and a Mississippi Republican of today. The politicians changed parties, but not their politics.

Charles Douglas

That was a good try, Mr. Jones.....

Claudia Burnam

Bull manure Bailey! The older Republican party was NEVER as liberal as the Democratic party is today. E G Wiley

Bailey Jones

You've got it backwards. The Democratic Party in the south was the party of slavery, the KKK, Jim Crow, chain gangs, against civil rights, etc., for 100 years. In the 1960s the national Democratic Party renounced racism - about the time that LBJ passed the civil rights act, voting act, etc. Southern racists then left the Democratic Party in droves and joined the Republican Party (Nixon's southern strategy). If you're my age, you remember the mass exodus in the late 70s, when all the southern states turned red. Same racism, different party.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Jones, stop it! STOP!!! Your explanation concerning your age is not cutting it either! I will tell you why! See since I882 or as I stated in my prior post, there has been thirty- three Governors of Mississippi, thirty of them has been Democrats, and I think the LAST TWO Republicans! I saved this last HIT piece just for you!!! Lolo. My point here is so WHAT IF two Democrats, switched parties, that enhances my point concerning who is responsibie for the desention of the state.

Charles Douglas

Hey if you are agreeing with Mr. GARY Miller just say so. If you had I would not have said anything.

Gary Miller

Bailey. Years ago the south was conservative Democrat. About 60 or 70 years ago conservative Democrats started switching to Republican. Surveys say 60% of southern conservatives today were Democrat before the Democrat party became liberal.

Bailey Jones

Thanks for backing me up, Gary.

Jim Forsythe

As President, what is he going to do about Baltimore? Is he working with the Mayor to change peoples lives, or is he just pointing fingers. Is the President going to help solve the problems that he said Baltimore has? “You have to be willing to address that issue if you are ever going to solve it.” U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson.

All the President has to do is go down the hall at the White House and talk to one of the owners of the properties he was talking about.

Jared Kushner's troubled Baltimore housing complexes could be the 'disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess' Trump tweeted about.

The investigation reported decrepit conditions including leaking ceilings, maggots in living-room carpet, and raw human sewage coming from a kitchen sink. The report also includes mention of multiple retaliatory lawsuits against tenants who tried to move out.

"We expect all landlords to comply with the code requirements that protect the health and safety of their tenants," county officials said in a statement at the time, "even if the landlord's father-in-law is president of the United States."

Carlos Ponce

"As President, what is he going to do about Baltimore?. The word is accountability/ Baltimore has received BILLIONS in Federal funds to fix their problem under the Obama and Trump administrations. One funding was the equivalent of $300,000 per citizen. The money didn't fix anything. With Border Barrier funding we see a big fence going up. With Baltimore funding we see... ZERO, ZILCH, NADA. Some of the money was used to send Baltimore students (the city runs their schools) to Washington DC to protest (“March For Our Lives”) for gun control after the Parkland shootings according to the Baltimore Sun. This "field trip was spearheaded by Mayor Catherine Pugh. Why protest in Washington DC when you can protest in your hometown of Baltimore where many more children are killed?

There is a House Oversight Committee headed by Elijah Cummings to see where the money went. Instead he wants to spend the Committee's time and efforts investigating Republicans including Donald Trump.

Jim Forsythe

"As President, what is he going to do about Baltimore? Your answer was nothing positive, which is not true unless he does not follow thru..

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that he talked to President Donald Trump about his feud with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) over the city of Baltimore and how to help the ailing city.

"You know while I was there I worked on a lot of issues with many politicians, including Elijah Cummings, you know particularly in terms of childhood education and improving the lives of the people," said Carson.

"I don't think Elijah Cummings is a bad person, I think he's working hard to actually help people. And I certainly don't think President Trump is a bad person, he's working very hard," he added.

Carson said that he spoke to the president about working with Cummings.

"In fact I asked him today, 'Would you be willing to work with Elijah Cummings to bring some relief to the people of Baltimore?' He said he would be happy to," Carson said.

"But in the meantime, it's gonna continue with the programs, you know like the opportunity zones, which get people to take money and invest it in the areas that are distressed. There are 149 of them in Maryland," explained Carson.

Carlos Ponce

Pouring Billions of dollars into a city and getting zero results is worth investigation by the House Oversight Committee. Elijah Cummings needs to do his job. If not it has the appearance of the fox guarding the hen house.

Jim Forsythe

"In fact I asked him today, 'Would you be willing to work with Elijah Cummings to bring some relief to the people of Baltimore?' He said he would be happy to," Carson said.

Carlos Ponce

Jim posts, " 'Would you be willing to work with Elijah Cummings to bring some relief to the people of Baltimore?' He said he would be happy to," Carson said."

Now someone should ask Elijah Cummings.

Charles Douglas

I say shame on Elijah Commings, how is he going to see how to take the speck out of President Trump's eye, when he has an oak tree sticking out of his own? Shame on him! He is a disgrace to African-Americans! MLK must be turning over in his grave at the incompetence of so many of these individuals he depended on to do the right thing!!! They have looked out for their own selves. That's why term limits needs to be back on the table, because power corrupts, ..and absolute power corrupts absolutely!!!! One more thing, where is all that unaccounted for money which was poured into DC, DETROIT, and CHI-TOWN? If we are not going to term Congress then it is not right to term the Presidents!!! Go Trump, Trump, Trumper.

Lolo Lolo!!![beam][beam]

Charles Hughes

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Gary Miller



August 3 two deranged cowards killed 32 people in El Paso and Ohio. For days the media talked about little else while trying to connect Pres. Trump to the killings. That same weekend 49 people were murdered, over 100 injured, in Democrat controlled cities. Not one word by the liberal media about that mostly black on black slaughter. Every week more people are murdered in Democrat controlled cities than any month of mass killings. Democrats claim it’s gang and drug wars they can’t control.

Jim Forsythe

Gary how are we going to change this? Change gun laws or just do the same thing we have been doing and hope for change! The El Paso shooting was by a person from Allen,Texas. In the same vain , the Santa Fe shooter was from ? Are you going to blame the place they are from, or the person that did the shooting.

Charles Douglas

Mr. Miller, the leftists and their friends the fake news media don't want to stop it! They are relishing in it in fact! It is all going according to their plans and schedules, and people like Al Sharpton, a race baiter to the core, does not care either! An MLK he will never be! MLK by his speeches, inspired me to do better in life, be better, and take advantage of every opportunity which came my way! In his speeches he not only admonished the caretakers of the system, to do the right things, but he also admonished the African-Americans and those on the low end of the food chain to do a great job and to never let any man pull them down so low as to make them start hating him. He said, " If it FALLS to you to be a streetsweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, sweep streets like Leontyne Price sings at the opera, sweep streets like Beethoven composed music, sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry, sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say: Here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well. If you can't be a pine at the top of the hill, be a shrub in the valley. Be the best little shrub on the side of the hill." His words rang out in my spirit, and made me a competitor in all I did! He once said, " The old Jewish law, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth will leave us all blind, toothless!"

His point was love conquers hate, not revenge or violence. The word of God advised me this, Luke 16:10...." He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. There it is, and is what MLK was talking about with his street sweeper metaphor! I had no problems with getting promoted, because every job given to me I assumed Jesus Christ walked up and told me what to do. ( Send your offerings to GDN for the poor ).

Dan Freeman

Mr. Miller asserted Democrats control big cities “…with low turnout elections, usually around 10 percent, …. Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Baltimore and San Francisco can be flipped blue to red by a 6 percent increase in voters ….” A quick check shows this is not true. In the most recent election the turnouts for Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles the turnout exceeded 20 percent of eligible voters. In each case the Democrat received over 65% of the vote. In Baltimore and San Francisco the winner received more than 55% of the vote. In Baltimore the Republican barely received 10%.

Gary Miller

Dan. 65% of a 20% turnout is pretty week for a national election. Results of National elections and results of local city elections are different. Turnout for national elections is several times higher than turn out for city elections. The lowest turnout is usually reserved for school board elections. All attempts to consolidate elections on one day are fought by democrats.

Dan Freeman

Those turnouts were for mayoral elections, not necessarily national elections. Texas has 2-4 election dates statewide as well as a variety of county and city election dates. Our red state has chosen multiple dates for unknown reasons. I agree all elections should be consolidated to a single date in November. Alternatively, voting, like jury duty, should be considered mandatory.

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