Detroit Councilwoman to Obama: We Voted For You, Time to Pay Up

For Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, it's all about the quid pro quo: Detroit voters supported President Obama in his re-election bid, now the president needs to deliver.

Democrats have run Detroit for decades, with the predictable result that the city is now so strapped for cash that auditors think it may run out of money before the year is up.

The city has been unable to balance its budget, resulting in cuts to city services and an imminent collapse, so naturally in Watson's vision, it's the responsibility of the federal government to fix everything.

Like the rest of the country, a majority of Detroit voters inexplicably voted for Obama a second time -- 75 percent.

"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?"

Many conservatives have complained that people voted for Obama because he was giving them handouts. Apparently, Watson is a big fan of government bacon. And she definitely has her hand out.

"After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable (former Mayor) Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. He came home with some bacon," said Watson. "That's what you do."

After the election, Mitt Romney pointed out that many Hispanic voters cast their ballots for Obama because he gave them the Dream Act and free health care.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh said essentially the same thing about Obama supporters, dubbing the president "Baracka Claus."

Liberal critics were beside themselves that anyone would suggest that Obama supporters were so shallow and easily led about. But people like Watson make it seem like Romney and Limbaugh were right on the money. Recall the now-infamous "Obamaphone" lady.

White House officials report that there are no plans to bailout Detroit or any other city, so for now, it looks like Watson will just have to stand in the line with the rest of Obama's supporters.

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  • DontTreadOnMe11

    The detoilet(sic) city council is nothing but a bunch of corrupt Marxists. They have been mooching off the state for many years. The state is (finally) refusing to fund them unless certain provisions are agreed to, which the council will not do. So now that the state is refusing to fund them, they run to the obama. And BTW, Coleman Alexander Young was anything but "honorable".

    • Screeminmeeme

      DTOM11...Ya got that right. We'll see just how good Obama is at keeping his promises to his Detroit supporters now that he doesn't have to worry about another election. 'Shallow' doesn't accurately describe these people....they are without a moral compass altogether....which explains their siding with a man like Obama. .

  • Dr. Paul Colby

    Just what have all these Black councilmembers done for the people in these cities? Nothing. They just keep their cushy jobs and ask for more handouts, expecting nothing from the people in those hellholes.

    • DestinedWinners

      takers vs makers ... getting to be where takers are voting in takers to represent them then act like the world owes them. I come from modest beginnings ... if I didn't have toys I could have hours of fun with paper. On the floor it was bases to jump over alligators --on the desk I'd draw. It isn't about what you don"t have -- it's about making do with what you do have and being grateful

  • Doodlebug

    I wonder how many other cities can shout the same thing and I wonder how far this lying, arrogant dummicrat donkey will go to shut her/them up!! I'm glad she said something and what I really would like to hear is what is the end result. I pray to God he doesn't think he can get away with a bailout for them. However, he is asking for $80 billion in stimulus. I think it is time that we all get fired up not only at the lying, arrogant dummicrat donkey but our congress, those we voted for to WATCH OUT FOR OUR INTERESTS! They don't seem to be able to stop this jerk. Replace the RINOs and dummicrats with conservatives.

    • dextermassolettisr

      Tyrany does not just blow over. One must DO something other than whine or tremble at those that terrorize.

      You know, they really don't all have to be Conservative or Constitutionalists or whatever -- but they must be honest, they must uphold the Law. If they are voted in and turn out to not be just that they should be turned out, by the rule of law or if neecessary by their very own 'rules.'
      Today, by their refusal to secure the ballot, they have ALL disqualified themselves, their authority is null and void. To not resist is to willingly be their subjects leaving us and our children with only the freedom to starve.

  • Yea

    as long as theyre all content with their puddin pops , no one is paying attention to what is being slipped through the port

  • ginjit.dw

    This is leadership today...help me..not help ourselves.

  • jango

    I do not know of 1 major city where the councils and mayors were (are) AfroAmericans that wasn't (isn't) in the financial crapper. Just like the majority of nations on the African continent blacks have shown they have no acumen for responsible non-tyrannical governance. They can't help themselves..all they know is loot and shoot.

    • WereNotRacist

      Nothing racist about this.

      • DontTreadOnMe11

        Truth hurt?

        • DontTreadOnMeIsntRacist

          Nothing racist about this.

    • Devon Sanchez

      Yes, and European Caucasian's of concentrated governance have no sense of restraint when it comes to murderous conquest in the name of God and "national protection/national security", cyclical destruction of national republics from within, and "dividing and conquering" of other ethnic communities/individuals in the name of cultural difference, public education, welfare programs, affirmative action and slavery.

      • jango

        Listen up Sanchez..I am proud of my heritage as an American and when I see the facts I roll with 'em. Show me a prosperous city/country governed by a black/hispanic governing body and I'll retract what I said.

    • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

      It's not about skin color here; it's about political ideology. Blacks in America have allied with the Democratic party. Any black person who steps out of the liberal line is viciously lashed out at.

      Please don't let the useless man currently in the White House turn you to racism. We have to be better than him.

  • DestinedWinners

    she exemplifies what our country has become -- scary huh?

  • ICOYAR

    This is one time where I do NOT want Obama to pay up. Just let him do to what he is keeping on doing. Destroy his own image by himself. After all, liberals wanted him. And they do not know what they do not want yet.

  • Jude O'Connor

    Ouch, ouch, ouch, wow, the truth hurts sometimes.

  • Jude O'Connor

    http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml

    Here's a list of federal entitlement programs stuffed full of family and friends of politicians, both left and right. See if you can read them all from A-Z without laughing.

  • undrprsr

    It amazes me me that states run by Republicain Gov's Legistatures a the best off ficalliy,and those run INTO ground have for years run by Democraps(calif voted for prop 30,(all the people that don't pay taxes) yet REVENUE went DOWN,I'm sure no holleywood type's moved money!

  • undrprsr

    Jusriditional Taxing,State can help County(with taxpayer Approval) County can help city with same,BUT IT STOPS AT THIER BORDER! NO MORE "FERERAL BAIL OUTS FOR STATES THAT CAN'T MANAGE THIER BUDGETS!

  • Deej S

    you voted for him to pay up? what you think you were entitled to get obama phones? obama money?...what,, you wanted to stupidly make history twice??by voting in a black man? a black man who shouldn't be prez because he is not of a natural born u.s. citizen because his father was of a british citizen and never became u.s. citizen? the illegal mexicans that voted for him think he should pay up too!! so now that he got his votes for 4 more yrs,,,,he got it by telling you what you wanted to hear....so did hitler!! so what have you fvckin ppl done to our nation? fvcked it up even more!