Top 10 Poorest Cities

December 15, 2008

Top 10 Poorest Cities

What do the top ten cities with the highest poverty rate all have in common?

(1st on the poverty rate list) Detroit, MI  hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1961;
(2nd) Buffalo, NY hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1954;
(3rd) Cincinnati, OH hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1984;
(4th) Cleveland, OH hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1989;
(5th) Miami, FL has never had a Republican mayor;
(6th) St. Louis, MO hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1949;
(7th) El Paso, TX has never had a Republican mayor;
(8th) Milwaukee, WI hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1908;
(9th) Philadelphia, PA  hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1952;
(10th) Newark, NJ hasn’t elected a Republican mayor since 1907.
(11) No Republican held ANY office in Pittsburgh for 65 years until two were elected in 1995.

Einstein once said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.’

It is the disadvantaged (define that however you will) who habitually elect Democrats — yet they are still disadvantaged after all these years!  Imagine that.

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11 Responses to “Top 10 Poorest Cities”

  1. njcommuter Says:

    Is there any reason to believe that these people have ever met a Republican? They may regard the GOP as an elephant-shaped unicorn demon.

  2. Sam Damon Says:

    You’re leaving out the best example of all: West Virginia.

    The Democratic party has controlled *both* houses of the legislature there since 1932. There have been a couple Republican governors (Cecil Underwood, Arch Moore), however.

  3. Wacky Hermit Says:

    Don’t forget that Utah is pretty much all run by Republicans, and has one of the highest growth rates in the nation.

  4. Flash Gordon Says:

    A Republican politician died and went to Heaven and St. Peter told him he hadn’t led the sort of life that would allow him to stay there, but that he could have his choice between a Republican hell and a Democrat hell.

    The Republican said he would choose the Democrat hell. Confused, St. Peter asked if he had heard correctly, and if so that this is no time for joking. The Republican replied that he understood completely and that he preferred a Democrat hell.

    St. Peter said that he would grant this wish, but could he please tell him the reason for making this choice. The Republican replied, “In a Democrat hell at least I can be sure they will always be short of fuel!”

  5. W G THOMPSON Says:

    I have to differ w/you on Phila. Mayor Rizzo, won his 1st term as a Dem., changed to Rep. & won his 2nd. term. He was running as a Rep., a few elections later, when he died of a heart attack. He was the best Mayor Philly ever had-I know, I was his “block captain” all 3 xs & lived on the same street he did. He was our famous Police Chief, prior to that.

  6. wow Says:

    something is seriously wrong with you people. The fact that these cities are poor have nothing to do with the person political office. It has to do with the PERSON who makes the call. You people need to stop worrying about which party is in control and begin to look at the person to see if they are capable of performing the job. You can be a stupid democrat as well as an idiotic president, And instead of nit-picking, go into these communities and try to make a change in them instead of writing foolishness on a blog.

  7. P.CASSO Says:

    CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION. There are many factors that contribute to these cities being poor. I’m from Buffalo. Buffalo had one of the largest Steel manufacturers back in the 70′s Bethlehem Steel. With the rise of plastics, the Steel industry crashed. Bethlehem steel employed a great deal of the Buffalo population. When the industry crashed, it affected Buffalo’s economy dramatically. Republicans usually see everything as Black and White anyway.

  8. SC&A Says:

    Of course, you are right- to a point.

    It’s funny how GOP run cities have managed to do better, don’t you think?

  9. Hawanja Says:

    This is the dumbest shit ever.

  10. SC&A Says:

    Good one, ‘Hawanja’.

    Really bright response.

  11. Wick Says:

    I think the causation point is right on. The whole Glenn Beck story line to this — that insanity is doing the same thing over & over without regard to the consequences — is so flawed it’s laughable. Apparently people who buy this crap need the very obvious pointed out — the huge & flawed assumption that electing Republican mayors would magically fix the massive economic/industrial/etc crashes these cities have faced, all due to factors completely beyond control of whoever happened to be elected to office.

    Look at poverty by county & you’ll find the poorest tend to be in southern states run by Republicans. So are Republicans at fault?

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