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Dewey returns to Detroit, can a conservative spring be far behind?

Dewey returns to Detroit, can a conservative spring be far behind?

Dewey from Detroit went silent after Election Day 2012.

It was a sign of the approaching winter of our discontent, as many conservative blogs either went silent or went on life support with just enough posts to keep them breathing.

It hasn’t been easy keeping on keeping on, particularly as the Republican leadership let us down and proved itself most adept at taking punches without hitting back.

I’ve wondered when we would snap out of it.

Maybe this is a sign of hope.

Dewey has returned to the nearly dead City of Detroit, with a monster and wonderful post, Why Detroit Still Matters

Dewey says much of what needs to be said in photos, like this pairing (more here):

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And this rather astounding aerial shot:

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If Dewey has returned to spread light on the tragedy and travesty that is Democratic Detroit, can our spring be far behind?

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My first instinct is to say, “Those poor people” but then I’m reminded that most of them asked for it.

1. …can a conservative spring be far behind?

IMO you mention the most optimistic scenario. The most pessimistic is that we’re entering an ice age. In the middle is that we’re buried in five feet of snow…but are starting to dig.

2. Newt is doing a great job of describing the gravity of our situation:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama and Democrats are “eight to 10 years ahead” of the Republican Party in understanding the rapidly changing face of the American electorate.

Gingrich tells “CBS This Morning” that GOP strategists have failed to respond effectively to the new demographic landscape…poor strategy and questionable consulting last year cost the Republicans nine U.S. Senate seats that “we should have won.”

He says, “You can’t just be an opposition party. You have to be a party that has a better alternative.”

Which brings me back to Dewey.

3. If conservatives are to become a governing majority—two words: governing and majority—instead of a bunch of squabbling factions, we need policies for the entire country. To adopt the words of a particularly inept candidate, we have to address the entire nation, not just 53% of it.

Even if we don’t expect big cities to turn Republican for a generation or few, we should allot them serious attention and thought. It might peel off a few leftist votes at the margin. More importantly, it would demonstrate to America that we are a national movement, not an alliance of convenience among axe-grinding special interests.

casualobserver | February 24, 2013 at 5:52 pm

Presenting the ‘progressive result’ through pictures is powerful, indeed. However, if the argument gains traction, my money is on responses that tie it all back to Washington and the GOP, the Tea Party, etc. in the vein of the buffoon Robert Zimmerman (Democrat strategist….). After all, the solution is ALWAYS money (more) and the media is NEARLY always willing to amplify those points.

“Every country has the government it deserves.” – Jospeh De Maistre. This can be applied to city governments as well…

“People deserve the government they get, and they deserve to get it good and hard.” – H.L. Mencken

BannedbytheGuardian | February 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Here is a fun fact that I bet you never knew.

The great & wonderful metropolis of Windsor Ontario ( drinking age 19 , hello young Detroiters ) is the location of The World Children’s Games 2013 & the World Short Course Swimming Championships 2016.

Windsor’s Mayor said that Detriot will be assisting in getting the region ready ! I think that means ferrying people from the airport.

I have no idea what a Children’s games is.

On researching Windsor – which I have been to but forget completely I found this is the Urban Dictionary.

“Windsor must be the worst city in the world , but let’s face it – at least we are not f**king Americans. .”

Thanks for the link Prof. I’ll do my part to round up the swallows.

And speaking of swallows, here’s another fun fact that could win you a few bar room bets: Detroit is the only city in the United States directly north of Canada; a fact I can attest to as I spent many years in my Detroit office gazing out the window, due south, across the river to Windsor, Ontario – the only city in Canada due south of the United States.

Also a fun fact to throw out the next time people are discussing the amount of fencing needed to secure our southern border.

    KM from Detroit in reply to deweyfromdetroit. | February 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    True, dat. I remember reading that little factoid years ago and being slightly astounded that it was right. Never something I directly thought about, to be honest.

    And my personal favorite–I used to live in Troy, right at the exit on I-75 exit 69: Big Beaver (hur hur hur) 🙂

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to deweyfromdetroit. | February 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Dewey, you’re bookmarked. I look forward to reading your work. I love Detroit; the city is so tragic now.

BannedbytheGuardian | February 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

The urban dictionary . From 2005 – a nice city that is going down. Detriot would be a better city if we had a better mayor than that fat fuck Kwame Kilpatrickthat says he has got plans but doesn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground.The whole downtown area is pretty messed up with roadblocks everywhere. There are some nice areas like Pointe Grosse.

Give that guy a prize.

This is what’s in store for Chicago… Sad, but true…!

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