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Posted at 8:52 PM ET, 09/18/2010

Where we'll be in 2014

By washingtonpost.com editors

By David Jasinski
Washington

The consensus seems to be that Adrian M. Fenty accomplished more for Washington than any other recent mayor, yet he lost to someone who ran on a platform focused on consensus-building. While D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is certainly a decent man who will do his best for the city, the primary reason that Fenty was able to accomplish much of what he did was that he did what he thought was right and did not wait for a consensus that may never be reached.

In essence, what D.C. residents chose was to elect a mayor who will slow the progress of reform in our wonderful city. I wonder if those who voted for Gray will be happy with their choice in four years.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | September 18, 2010; 8:52 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, Mayor Fenty  
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No reasonable person with knowledge of recent dc history would suggest that fenty did more than Tony Williams. How long have you been here?

Posted by: orbitcv | September 18, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Since when did racial polarization become a positive public policy for the good of the people and an acceptable quality of leadership?

Robert Vinson Brannum
rbrannum@robertbrannum.com

Posted by: robert158 | September 18, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Keep in mind that our Democratic government is built on the concept of hearing the voices of the people instead of bowing to autocratic rule.

Things may turn out just fine, even though Vince Gray, like so many other successful elected officials, takes time to build consensus.

Posted by: efavorite | September 19, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

While the perception of those not paying attention may be that Fenty "accomplished more than any other recent mayor," most people who know anything about DC politics know Fenty was riding on (and claiming credit for) the accomplishments of his predecessor Anthony Williams.

And while Fenty may have made some people happy by charging ahead and doing "what he thought was right," he should have included the City Council in those decisions instead of consistently locking them out of the process. The Council is, after all, the people DC voters elected to represent them. Fenty's failure to learn how to "govern" rather than "dictate" is the real reason he lost...not his arrogance or the perception that he favored some sections of the city over others.

Posted by: rglass23 | September 19, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

DO YOUR HOMEWORK to research the current
& historic facts about Mayor Fenty's corrupt administration, sleazy shenanigans & questionable affiliations over the years! You need to research the profligacy with Fenty's taxpayer-paid parties, shady deals
& overpriced city contracts with his fraternity brothers & his cronies.
You need to research the closing of childcare facilities & the shuttering
of children's playgrounds in predominantly black neighborhoods, the drastic reductions in mental health services, and the delay in implementing an "inclusionary housing" development policy. You also need to research the impolitic ousting & replacement of african-american professionals from city government leadership & managerial positions. Read the following excerpt:
"But Fenty's standing among Democratic Party activists began to unravel, particularly after the summer of 2009, when the administration clumsily tried to evict a group headed by former first lady Cora Masters Barry from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Southeast, which she founded. When (the highly respected civil rights activist -- Dorothy) Height and poet Maya Angelou tried to see Fenty to seek reconsideration of the eviction, the mayor canceled scheduled meetings, outraging many African-Americans, who saw the dispute as confirmation of long-simmering concerns that Fenty took them for granted." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/14/AR2010091407069_3.html ----- Also, are you not aware of the ongoing financial improprieties, corrupt antics & thuggery of Fenty henchman Ron Moten ?! --
For just one egregious example, Fenty, Rhee & Ron Moten (via his gangsta-org "Peaceaholics" operating with a contractual agreement from Fenty & Rhee within DCPS schools) placed felons convicted for homicide (!) inside school hallways & classrooms as "tutors" & unaccredited "counselors" who subsequently sexually harrassed & stalked students -- (this is documented fact, according to news articles, legal complaints & judicial records !!!)
“Peaceaholic” Mentor Found Guilty of Sexual Assault -- PRESS RELEASE --
www.justice.gov/usao/dc/Press_Releases/2009%20Archives/.../09-217.pdf
-------
I just watched a video produced by former DC daycare workers and there's a clip included from Ron Moten's press conference for a radio hip-hopster. Please watch it and pay close attention to how the Mayor of the Nation's Capital is standing behind R. Moten (ex-crack dealer) with his (Fenty's) head bowed and in a submissive, scared stance. Something is suspect with their relationship!
I don't know what's up with those two, but it will make national headlines if it's ever exposed. Here's the link, you must check it out (watch this entire eye-opening video, especially the informational scroll at the very end) ===>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7c16E6sC7I&feature=player_embedded

===== must read & view the above crucial info. =====

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

DO YOUR HOMEWORK to research the current
& historic facts about Mayor Fenty's
corrupt
administration, sleazy shenanigans & questionable affiliations over the years! You need to research the profligacy with Fenty's taxpayer-paid parties, shady deals
& overpriced city contracts with his fraternity brothers & his cronies.
You need to research the closing of childcare facilities & the shuttering
of children's playgrounds in predominantly black neighborhoods, the drastic reductions in mental health services, and the delay
in implementing an
"inclusionary housing" development policy. You also need to research the impolitic ousting & replacement of african-american professionals from city government leadership & managerial positions.
Read the following excerpt:
"But Fenty's standing among Democratic Party activists began to unravel, particularly after the summer of 2009, when the administration clumsily tried to evict a group headed by former first lady Cora Masters Barry from the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center in Southeast, which she founded. When (the highly respected civil rights activist -- Dorothy) Height and poet Maya Angelou tried to see Fenty to seek reconsideration of the eviction, the mayor canceled scheduled meetings, outraging many African-Americans, who saw the dispute as confirmation of long-simmering concerns that Fenty took them for granted." => http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/14/AR2010091407069_3.html

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Also, are you not aware of the ongoing financial improprieties, corrupt antics
& thuggery of Fenty henchman Ron Moten ?! --
For just one egregious example, Fenty, Rhee & Ron Moten (via his gangsta-org "Peaceaholics" operating with a contractual agreement from Fenty & Rhee within DCPS schools) placed felons convicted for homicide (!) inside school hallways & classrooms as "tutors" & unaccredited "counselors" who subsequently sexually harrassed & stalked students -- (this is documented fact, according to news articles, legal complaints & judicial records !!!)
“Peaceaholic” Mentor Found Guilty of Sexual Assault -- PRESS RELEASE --
www.justice.gov/usao/dc/Press_Releases/2009%20Archives/.../09-217.pdf
-------
I just watched a video produced by former DC daycare workers and there's a clip included from Ron Moten's press conference for a radio hip-hopster. Please watch it and pay close attention to how the Mayor of the Nation's Capital is standing behind R. Moten (ex-crack dealer) with his (Fenty's) head bowed and in a submissive, scared stance. Something is suspect with their relationship!
I don't know what's up with those two, but it will make national headlines if it's ever exposed. Here's the link, you must check it out (watch this entire eye-opening video, especially the informational scroll at the very end) ===>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7c16E6sC7I&feature=player_embedded

===== must read & view the above
crucial
info. & video =====

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Since the Washington Post Corporation was one of the major recipients of Fenty's corrupt contracts, through its shady Kaplan K12 Learning Services subsidiary, you won't likely read about that corruption here.

The Post can't address the substance of any criticism of Fenty, because of their own complicity. They have sunk to trying to drive a racial wedge into the heart of the city, to fend off transparency in the next administration.

Investigate the "public-private partnership" that has festered in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. It's a self-dealing cash-cow for the Post's for-profit "education reform" services.

Posted by: mport84 | September 19, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

"2010 DCPS Test Scores Decline":
(see news article, DCist website:) ==> http://dcist.com/2010/07/2010_dcps_test_scores_decline.php ==============================

Please pay attention to the reality.....
Look at the data, rather than the 24-7 mega-media hype manipulated, funded & produced by the Hedge Fund boyz,
Kaplan Testing corporation,
Online learning corporations,
the edu-profiteers/financiers clique & their incompetent spokesmodel rabid Rhee (with her ludicrous lack of proven teaching or administrative experience, her lack of academic certification to be a superintendent, her lack of reasonable supervisory procedures, her lack of managerial skills, her lack of teambuilding or community development toward implementing goals, her lack of professional tact, her lack of essential communication insight, and her abysmal lack of
common sense.

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Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

"2010 DCPS Test Scores Decline":
(see news article, DCist website:) ==> http://dcist.com/2010/07/2010_dcps_test_scores_decline.php ==============================

Please pay attention to the reality.....
Look at the data, rather than the 24-7 mega-media hype manipulated, funded & produced by the Hedge Fund boyz,
Kaplan Testing corporation,
Online learning corporations,
the edu-profiteers/financiers clique & their incompetent spokesmodel rabid Rhee (with her ludicrous lack of proven teaching or administrative experience, her lack of academic certification to be a superintendent, her lack of reasonable supervisory procedures, her lack of managerial skills, her lack of teambuilding or community development toward implementing goals, her lack of professional tact, her lack of essential communication insight, and her abysmal lack of
common sense.

============

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Let's... Get real, everybody! ==$$$==
Michelle Rhee is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of:
Walmart, Eli Broad, Bill Gates,
Hedge Fund edu-profiteers & sycophants;
and she's the frontwoman/spokesmodel for
KAPLAN learning services, Inc.
(testing, test-prep & online divisions)
which is a major business arm
(tentacle) of the
"Washington Post" company.
=================

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

Let's... Get real, everybody!
==$$$==

Michelle Rhee is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of:
Walmart, Eli Broad, Bill Gates,
Hedge Fund edu-profiteers & sycophants;
and she's the frontwoman/spokesmodel
for
KAPLAN learning services, Inc.
(testing, test-prep & online divisions)
which is a major business arm
(tentacle) of the
"Washington Post" company.
===============

Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

Let's... Get real, everybody!
==$$$==

Michelle Rhee is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of:
Walmart, Eli Broad, Bill Gates,
Hedge Fund edu-profiteers & sycophants;
and she's the frontwoman/spokesmodel
for
KAPLAN learning services, Inc.
(testing, test-prep & online divisions)
which is a major business arm
(tentacle) of the
"Washington Post" company.
===============


Posted by: honestaction | September 19, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

What a sniveling fool this writer is.

Drunk on the poisonous Fenty kool aid the writer completely ignored the renaissance ushered into the District of Columbia under the 8 year term of Fenty's immediate predecessor Mayor Anthony Williams.

Posted by: concernedaboutdc | September 20, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

Rhee-form, edu-profiteers & sleazy HYPOCRISY ==
What was helicopter-in Michelle Rhee’s ‘Damage Control’ for (boyfriend) Kevin Johnson?

note: Michelle Rhee was on the
board of directors of Kevin's
privatized High School charter
-- during the time when there were financial illegalities
& misappropriations of federal grants and also a pattern of outlandish sexual misconduct perpetrated by school director Kevin Johnson involving minor teens & subordinate
(Americorps) school staff.

(must read) ==>

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/11/20/what-was-michelle-rhees-damage-control-for-kevin-johnson/


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Posted by: honestaction | September 20, 2010 10:59 AM | Report abuse

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