Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been a bastion of the Left for over a century now; the last Republican mayor left office in 1908, and a string of Democratic and socialist mayors has ensued. Various sources have rated the city as one of the ten poorest in the nation, and also as one of the most segregated.
Both of these failures can only be viewed as products of the party in power. After 100 years, the Left surely owns this one.
The latest is Tom Barrett, a former U.S. congressman who ran for mayor when his district was eliminated through redistricting, and who has twice run — and thankfully lost — bids to become governor. Barrett’s administration has been characterized by a program of rapid gentrification of the downtown area — typified by his “trolley to nowhere,” an oblong closed loop in the downtown area being built with a federal grant from the Obama administration, in a city which wisely did away with street cars over half a century ago — at the expense of the surrounding neighborhoods which are descending into chaos as a result.
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