Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Surprise, Obama's New Promise Zones Ignore Detroit

Obama's new "Promise Zones" conspicuously did not name Detroit, which by any standard needs all the promised help and access to programs that a dying Democrat city can get.

However, when you have a 90% Democrat area that consistently votes lock-step Democrat as does Detroit, why bother trying to buy more votes with a "Promise Zone"?

Let's see where these miraculous promise zones will be, as noted in The Detroit News:

San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Los Angeles is a Democrat safe-zone, but it likely gives some patronage sinecures, as is Philadelphia (but Pennsylvania itself is a mite purple). But Texas, Kentucky and Oklahoma are certainly areas where some Democrat money may buy more votes and some Democrat Senate seats come the 2014 election.

Then again, for all the fanfare with which these Promised Zones are announced, it needs to be remembered that all of Obama's promises come with an expiration date, so the recipients of these Promised Zones probably shouldn't expect all that much.

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