Baltimore to Return Disgraced Mayor to Office?

Baltimore to Return Disgraced Mayor to Office?

They say that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. Well, if that is the case, then mad is precisely what the residents of Baltimore, Maryland are as they appear to be putting their former mayor, who was convicted of embezzlement back into office.

On Tuesday, the city of Baltimore went to the polls to choose their next mayor or at least the Democratic candidate for the position. However, in a town with about ten Democrats to every one Republican, it’s pretty much guaranteed that whoever wins the primary will be given the office by default.

To be certain, the counting of votes is still not complete, thanks to the thousands who chose to mail in their ballots as opposed to risk being infected by the quickly spreading coronavirus that is still strangling our country’s economy.

However, some did decide to go to the polls in person. And due to social distancing guidelines and the limited number of physical places open for polling, the lines were extremely long.

It was noted that some locations had to stay open almost to midnight to accommodate those who were known to be in line by 8 pm. And those delays have only pushed back the results even further.

As of now, it appears that former mayor Sheila Dixon is in the lead.

According to Fox News in Baltimore, “On Wednesday, the Baltimore City Election results were updated after the Maryland Board of Elections discovered a proofing error in some of the results… Based on the nearly 76,000 votes that were counted, Former Mayor Sheila Dixon was leading, followed by City Council President Brandon Scott and former U.S. Treasury Department Undersecretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller.”

And Fox isn’t the only one reporting her in the lead. The Baltimore Sun also noted that as of Wednesday in the latest round of polling, Dixon was leading by about six percent, meaning roughly 4,500 votes.

Her closest competitor, Brandon Scott, so far has seemed to do much better with in-person voting. As the polls report so far, Scott received 1,168 votes, which is only marginally below the in-person votes of Dixon (1,356).

As the counting of votes continues, it is possible that Scott could pull off a win over Dixon. However, at this point, it is kind of a long shot.

And this begs us to ask what the people of Baltimore hope to achieve by putting Dixon back in office. The city hasn’t had much luck with successful or even law-abiding mayors, and Dixon is just the tip of the iceberg.

You might remember that her term as mayor ended in 2010 after she was convicted of embezzling funds from the city that were meant to help low-income families. I mean, what kind of leader steals from the poor?

You would think the good people of Baltimore, having already been betrayed by Dixon once, would want something different from their mayor. However, as the last decade of mayoral history tells us, maybe they don’t.

After Dixon was pulled from office in 2010, she was succeeded by Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. However, after completely mishandling the Freddie Gray riots, she too only finished one term, not even considering a second run. But the next mayor wasn’t any better.

Catherine Pugh, like Dixon, was also forced to resign after being convicted of tax evasion and fraud involving her children’s’ book. And while the current mayor, Jack Young, doesn’t have any known criminal activity, it seems he has lost his bid in keeping the position, as he has failed to what the city has asked most from him, bringing down the incredibly high murder rate.

For decades, the city has been falling apart from the inside out. Crime runs rampant through its streets, many of which are so strewn with trash and filth that yards and driveways are practically non-existent. No wonder President Trump called attention to the dilapidating city last year.

But as we look closer at the city, it seems that the problems begin at the top of the leadership ladder. How does a city, once respected for its beauty and significant historical remnants, avoid high crime rates when even its mayor is taking part?

The fact is, it doesn’t. At least, not until someone without a criminal record is put into office. But it doesn’t look like that will happen this year.


36 thoughts on “Baltimore to Return Disgraced Mayor to Office?


    1. Remember – it was a Republican that organized a clean up of affected areas of Baltimore. I say let the rats and disease have it. Just like the other trash heaps they’ve created.

    2. No NYC is the garbage heap of the east. Baltimore is runner up with several other eastern sea board cities and states as runner-up!!!

  2. You have got to be kidding! How stupid do you people have to be anyway? This lady should be on unemployment like some very good, smart and caring people are and let them have her job. Wake up people! Things in your city and state suck because you vote for these asshole socialist communists who will never do anything for you! Stupid is as stupid does!

  3. I wonder what the reading comprehension testing in Boston shows. Do you figure anyone there can read? Do you figure they suffer from dementia? Memory loss would account for electing the same criminals over and over and over. I truly don’t understand how a group of people can continue to put people in charge that steal their tax dollars to line their own pockets, who put their personal interest before the rights and interest of the tax payer. Kind of like the abused woman who keeps bailing her abusive husband/lover out of jail over and over, so he can beat her over and over. Personally, if you hit me once, that is one too many times. You will not get a chance to do it again.

  4. Just another example of black candidates winning in a black city irregardless of honesty or leadership ability. She’s the right skin color to win and according to the citizens, that’s good enough. Very sad!

  5. Too many blacks blame whites for ‘keeping them down’. Then they go to the polls and elect the same crooked politicians time-after-time. Apparently they are too dumb or too shortsighted to see that they are electing the people who are ‘keeping them down’. Or, as the newspaper cartoon character, POGO, used to say, “we have met the enemy and it is us”.

  6. Baltimore became a lost cause some time ago. Dixon is a felon and a fraud. If this one is returned to office then people who vote for her deserve the chaos that would ensue.

  7. It luxurious’Party Town’ but not for the voters.They get fabulous promises and never get any fulfilled EXCEPT ‘You can loot whenever you wish.’ Taxes keep going up. The politicians keep stealing the tax money. The city is bankrupt which they blame on Republicans. It is going down. Detroit here I come.

  8. Our returning military can hopefully restore order and peace to our cities here at home. We need them here. Our cities look far worse than the so-called “developing world’s” cities. Obviously those politicians don’t care at all about their constituents, only their votes (& taxes). Sad

  9. Decaying, crime-infested, dysfunctional Baltimore will only become more so with voters’ poor selection of a replacement mayor. It appears no abuse of office is important enough for a majority of voters to still select four consecutive mayors in a row who are thoroughly tainted with scandal. If anyone has a choice, they will leave Baltimore and the high-tax state of Maryland altogether, further destroying the tax base and available jobs for those who remain. As usual, Baltimore will look to the Federal Treasury (that would be Federal taxpayers) to bail them out of mismanagement, fraud, abuse and waste. Just say no, Mnuchin.

  10. The question is — why would a city vote for a person who has already held that position, embezzled them and will more than likely do it again if she is in that office. Is it because she and they are democrat and they vote democrat NO MATTER WHAT ?? Is it her skin color but with a city that, I understand is mostly black, surely have other black candidates who aren’t convicted criminals to vote for. Are they expecting something FREE from this criminal or is it more involved than that and she has help getting put back into office because she is anti-Trump. Either way — guess the voters of Baltimore deserve what happens to them and they can blame noone but themselves, not Trump and not Caucasians. They themselves are keeping their once great city a cess-pool for corruption and racism.

  11. Globalist Soros and his minions the Deep State NAZI Commie liberal party corrupted to the core, MSM (Fake news) , Antifa, CIA, FBI, Lib Judges, Hollywood Rats, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, The useful idiots, RINOs etc…are responsible for this rioting, looting and destruction throughout the country. This treasonous act should not go unpunished! It’s about time these deep State rats are held accountable! Patriots, we need to save the country from turning into another Commie shit hole just like all the other lib run cities!!

  12. Baltimore is a jungle. Never forget the riots that occurred there, and the burned out businesses. Never forget the destruction of history that occurred in Baltimore, and the corrupt US senator who covered for at least two corrupt Baltimore mayors. Garbage and trash is everywhere, stinking to high heaven and blowing in the wind. I would care less if I read in the paper the last couple Baltimore mayors caught the coronavirus with terminal results..

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