Thursday, June 2, 2016
Setting the record straight on Marion Shepilov Barry
The following piece appeared on the Coach is Right website, one day after the death of Marion Barry on November 23rd, 2014. Lest we forget the quality of Democrat politicians.
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Now that Marion Shepilov Barry has gone to the great crack den in the sky it is worth noting what a lowlife he was. This is an honest obituary of one of the worst mayors in American history.
*Democrat Marion Barry was the mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999.
*Because he loved Communism so much Barry took the middle name Shepilov to honor one of his heroes, Dmitri Shepilov a Soviet Communist propagandist he admired.
*In his second term he developed his cocaine habit and the corruption in his administration began to surface. Barry opted to combat the town’s unemployment problems with massive civil service hiring. At one point an inquiry found that no one in the Barry Administration could say with certainty how many people worked for the District of Columbia.
*On January 18, 1990 a six year investigation of Barry ended in his arrest for drug use and possession. A videotape of the episode was broadcast on national television. It included the now famous tagline from Barry, “Bitch set me up.”
*He was sent to prison in Petersburg, Virginia where he received visitors. One such visitor, a female, was witnessed by a roomful of people including children, performing oral sex on the happy Mayor Barry.
* In 2005 Barry pleaded guilty to charges involving his failure to pay federal income taxes. He also failed court ordered drug tests, but being an African American Democrat has thus far protected him from being sent back to prison in spite of at least three probation violations.
* During his first term Barry produced budget surpluses and seemed to be competent. Nevertheless, because the surpluses were brought about by laying off 1,500 Police Officers, the District’s crime rate climbed. This made him popular with the corrupt, rank and file Democrats who didn’t like the police, but it damaged the city’s image and soon sent it into the red.
The wit and wisdom found in statements by the late Mayor Barry:
“I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less.”
“What right does Congress have to go around making laws just because they deem it necessary?”
“I read a funny story about how the Republicans freed the slaves. The Republicans are the ones who created slavery by law in the 1600's. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and he was not a Republican.”
“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.”
“I promise you a police car on every sidewalk.”
“People have criticized me because my security detail is larger than the president's. But you must ask yourself: are there more people who want to kill me than who want to kill the president? I can assure you there are.”