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Trouble in Liberal Utopia? | Missouri Political News Service

Trouble in Liberal Utopia?

March 3rd, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

We have some advice for our Democrat friends in North St. Louis. Maybe if they click their heels three times and chant “change” over and over, they’ll be able to miraculously work out this little disagreement. Want a definition of political insanity? The infighting of minorities – within a minority party! (at least at the state level)

From Pub Def:

At Yeatman-Liddell Elementary in the 21st Ward, caucus organizers Alderman Bennice Jones King, and her cousin, former state rep Amber Boykins, barred state rep candidate Chris Carter to entering the gymnasium where the caucus was being held.

Confused about why he wasn’t being allowed to watch the proceedings, Carter, who was accompanying a Democratic Party monitor, was told that since he was a candidate for office and not a resident of that ward, he couldn’t enter. To validate her point, Boykins later told the entire group of caucusers (see the video below), she called up Democratic Party Executive Director Ken Franklin to explain the situation. According to Boykins, Franklin agreed with her decision. Read more…

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