By Kevin “Coach” Collins
It wasn’t supposed to be this way for Baltimore’s Black Democrats. They are in charge because – well they should be – it IS Baltimore. The town is a Black city and a Democrat vote harvesting plantation so what could go wrong for a young up and comer like Black female Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake?
Of course she is not up to the job, but so what! Democrats never are. All she had to do is what Democrats always do, say whatever was necessary to get her base to the polls and then blame Republicans when the bottom fell out of her empty promises. She was cruising toward taking the Senate seat Barbara Mikulski will be vacating in 2016 and now all of those plans are going up in smoke because she has been exposed as a fake.
When you are a young Black female Democrat and the mayor of Baltimore the only thing between you and being a Senate super star should be the calendar. But real life has smacked her upside the head.
When her racist Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby went “All Out Sharpton” and indicted the whole Baltimore Police Department for everything she could think of, real life smacked Rawlings-Blake upside her head. The cops are going dead and Rawlings-Blake is holding the bag.
Baltimore’s police are not following the script that was supposed to get her to the Senate. They are refusing to put themselves in danger for her or her base. Her city is descending into a cesspool of violent crime that is worse than it was before Freddie Gray died. Now that she has to actually make decisions she hasn’t the faintest idea how to do that because she is a typical Democrat empty suit/skirt.
As Democrats have taken tighter and tighter control of America’s cities they have developed a dangerous addiction to electing people whose only qualification is being a good Democrat. Most of the time the fools they put in office can fake their way through; but in the case of Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland and dozens of small and medium sized cities across the country, the Democrats’ disregard for qualification is catching up to them.
Baltimore will be Rawlings-Blake’s last stop, not her launching pad – real life has smacked her upside her head.