Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Milwaukee bashers will hate this new boost

Corporate validation of Milwaukee? I thought Walker didn't want the state to become another Milwaukee, so how does a potential blockbuster real estate development in the city fit that horrifying narrative?

Quick answer: it doesn't.

The chief political goal and motivator among leaders of the suburban far-right in our isolationist suburban counties - - from Racine County's Robin Vos to commuting talk radio hosts to conservative to the boss himself  - - is to relentlessly pinch off any growth in the city, including a synergistic sports arena, a streetcar line or bus lines that connect 'burbs with the downtown - -  because these conservative, anti-city ideologues push the narrative that sustains them: a partisan and gratuitous meme that says suburbs are about success, while cities represent failure.

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