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June 10, 2009
Obama-first mayors lead 14 of 15 most dangerous cities
When Mayor Giuliani, the feisty Italian-American Republican took charge of New York, he meant business. Crime went down, down, down.
Alas, today's big city mayor is more likely to be a soft-on-crime Democrat.
What do I mean? When Forbes magazine listed the 15 most dangerous cities in America - the political class ignored one embarrassingly obvious fact. Yes: 14 of the 15 mayors leading America's most dangerous cities are Obama-first leaders.
Here's the beef:
No. 15 Philadelphia, Pa. Mayor Michael Anthony "Mike" Nutter (Democrat)
No. 14 Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican)
No. 13 West Palm Beach, Fla. Mayor Lois J. Lois J. Frankel (Democrat)
No. 12 Baton Rouge, La. Mayor-President Melvin "Kip" Holden (Democrat)
No. 11 New Orleans, La. Mayor Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. (Democrat)
No. 10 Baltimore, Md. Mayor Sheila Ann Dixon (Democrat)
No. 9 Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Karl Foster Dean (Democrat)
No. 8 Charleston, S.C. Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. (Democrat)
No. 7 Little Rock, Ark. Mayor Mark Stodola (Democrat)
No. 6 Orlando, Fla. Mayor John Hugh "Buddy" Dyer (Democrat)
No. 5 Stockton, Calif. Mayor Ann Johnston (Democrat)
No. 4 Las Vegas, Nev. Mayor Oscar Baylin Goodman (Democrat)
No. 3 Miami, Fla. Mayor Manny Diaz ("Independent,"Obama-first voter and 2008 DNC speaker)
No. 2 Memphis, Tenn. Mayor Willie W. Herenton (Democrat)
No. 1 Detroit, Mich. Mayor David Bing (Democrat)
Thanks to the "watchdog media," there are no efforts underway to determine whether or not America's Obama-first mayors are using "green issues" to distract us from their out-of-control crime rates. This is unacceptable.