Herenton Pumped About Congressional Race

Herenton Pumped About Congressional Race

There are 60 comments on the WREG story from Jan 18, 2010, titled Herenton Pumped About Congressional Race. In it, WREG reports that:

Former Mayor says citys best years are over. Mike "The Watchdog" Matthews 6:37 PM CST, January 18, 2010 Fast Facts: Herenton hasn't talked publicly in 6 months.

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Lynne

United States

#1 Jan 18, 2010
Mr. Herenton, with all due respect you're a pompous, arrogant, narcissistic, self righteous moron!

If Memphis' worst days lay ahead it's because you left a HUGE mess for Mr. Wharton to clean up. Thanks!

You'll probably win the congressional seat. You'll be voted for not because you're qualified, but because of your race.

Amazing

Birmingham, AL

#4 Jan 18, 2010
If he citezens of Memphis fall for the arrogance of Willie Herenton then they deserved what's coming to them. Memphis ranks at or near the top of just about every category that is bad. Like one of king Willies as he is called said when asked about what he will do abot th crime issue Memphis is facing, "Everywhere as crime, just live with it". For 18 yrs, he has held the people of Memphis in a strangle hold that has done more bad than good if Martin Luther King was ever resurrected, he would politely reply, my death was in vain. WAKE up Memphis and let your voice be heard and let king Willie ride out to pasture on the high horse he rode out on.
Sunkistman - Nashville

Nashville, TN

#5 Jan 18, 2010
The deed was already done by the time Wharton got in - most all of us with either money or brains has already escaped the Murderville MSA (N.MS will never be far enough away).

I do hope that The King is elected to Congress so that more than just Nashville can laugh at Memphis and it's 'leaders':D
ShakingMy Head

Memphis, TN

#6 Jan 18, 2010
Willie Herenton is a PRIME example why there are still race issues in the city. He's an ignorant balck man, who makes ALL black people look bad. The words that oome out of his mouth, you would expect to hear from children on the playground. He's nothing but an overbearing bully who thinks the city of Memphis revolves around him. To some extent, that is true. The black people of Memphis was constanly re-electing this idiot term after term. Why? Because he could talk bad to anyone he pleased and get away with it. And now, for some odd reason he believes that he can take Steve Cohen's job because the job was made for a "black man". What planet is he livng on? I live in the county, so I wasn't able to vote in the elections, but from what I hear, Steve Cohen is doing an excellent job. There is no such thing as a "white man's job or a "black man's job. Maybe someone needs to explain that to King Willie. Or better yet, show him a few flash cards. And also, before anyone labels me as a racist, I am a 31 yr old BLACK female.
redadair

Millington, TN

#7 Jan 18, 2010
This story is a crock of s%#t, what a jerk.Wil-lie herenton Sucks like no tomarrow,the biggesst crook every to be mayor in MEMPHIS history.
D Goss

West Memphis, AR

#8 Jan 18, 2010
Slick Willy was the worse thing that ever happened to Memphis, he is Racist,Arrogant and my opinion a CROOK, i wouldn't trust him as far as i could throw him.to hear him, memphis was a mess until he came along, he thinks he is the messiah that resurrected Memphis.

it was a great day when he resigned, he was just one step ahead of the feds.
Bobdacop

Fayetteville, TN

#9 Jan 18, 2010
Slick Willy will fit right in in Washington, he's been training to accept graft and corruption his whole political career.
Robbie

Cordova, TN

#10 Jan 18, 2010
Lynne wrote:
Mr. Herenton, with all due respect you're a pompous, arrogant, narcissistic, self righteous moron!
If Memphis' worst days lay ahead it's because you left a HUGE mess for Mr. Wharton to clean up. Thanks!
You'll probably win the congressional seat. You'll be voted for not because you're qualified, but because of your race.
YOU ARE 110% CORRECT, AND IT IS TRUELY A SAD THING.
Robbie

Cordova, TN

#11 Jan 18, 2010
It will be the saddest situation if Willie W. Herenton is elected to the Senate seat. Willie Herenton is not a politician, he is a crook, a MOB, and a con artist. He is the epitome of a narcissistic POS, and I say that with all of my heart.
Ron

Southaven, MS

#12 Jan 18, 2010
King Willie needs to go back to his home and lock himself in a room and watch TV for the rest of his life. He can watch reruns of the Jeffersons or maybe Sanford and Son and get his fill of the black race right there in his own home. People who have a brain, are sick and tired of him and his attitude, but those without a brain will continue to be stupid and give him that stupidity support. I guess if you can't speak well enough for people to understand you, then I guess you need someone who did actually graduate to speak for you. Those of us with brains can understand Willie Herenton is nothing more than a black pimp. He uses the blacks in the city to achieve his financial and personal goals and tricks them (which isn't very difficult to do by the way) into thinking because he is black he knows what they need, because he is in touch. Meanwhile he rides in his Cadillac and drinks expensive wine and hangs out with all the rich white people, and uses his politics to make under the table deals that are illegal as the day is long, never once being concerned about those poor black ignorant soles who count on him to provide all those freebies they expected. But do they learn their lesson, NO, because every time he decides to run for something they continue to support him even though he does nothing for them...he just happens to be the same color and that is really all that matters to them in the end anyway.
Mayor Wharton is the first Mayor Memphis has had with a brain, and with a heart in a long long time. The people of Memphis should support him and throw King Willie under the first MATA bus that comes by. Wake up Memphis, stop letting King Willie Pimp you out.
B johnson

Marietta, GA

#13 Jan 18, 2010
The best thing Willie Herenton can do for the city of memphis is to get out and stay out of politics, he has done nothing but kept the city racially divided with his us against them tactics. This new stunt against steve is another sick and twisted skeem, from an old and sick minded person from the last holding the cities Majority in the past.

Im from memphis and African American and he makes me sick to my stomach, retire and spend more time with your son thats young enough to be your grandchild which in itself is another sick example of his decision making skills
RICHARD WOOD

Tupelo, MS

#14 Jan 18, 2010
I REMEMBER "SCHOOL BOY WILLIE" WHEN I WAS GOING TOO BETHEL GROVE ELEM. SCHOOL IN MEMPHIS I REMEMBER THE STORES HE USE TOO TELL ABOUT WHEN HE WAS A KID AND THE OTHER KIDS USE TOO CALL HIM SCHOOL BOY WILLIE I'D JUST LIKE TOO SAY WELL YOU SHOWED THEM
RUSH IS RIGHT

Philippines

#15 Jan 18, 2010
I grew up in Memphis, starting in 1944, and lived
there and close by, until ten years ago.

In my youth, Memphis was rated the cleanest, quietest
city in the US, and with the most churches of any city.
It had a successful government, with the number one fire department in the US, as well as the best utility district.

The city has now flipped to 60% black, and gone to HELL.

Fortunately, I was able to get out and travel.
I have been out of Memphis and the USA for much of the last ten years, now happy as a clam, living on a beach.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#16 Jan 18, 2010
RUSH IS RIGHT wrote:
The city has now flipped to 60% black, and gone to HELL.
Wow...so you are blaming the problems on black people now? Grow up...it is not like it is 98% black. So I guess that 40% of white people had nothing to do with the city's downfall huh?
Alfa

Shreveport, LA

#17 Jan 18, 2010
Ron wrote:
King Willie needs to go back to his home and lock himself in a room and watch TV for the rest of his life. He can watch reruns of the Jeffersons or maybe Sanford and Son and get his fill of the black race right there in his own home. People who have a brain, are sick and tired of him and his attitude, but those without a brain will continue to be stupid and give him that stupidity support. I guess if you can't speak well enough for people to understand you, then I guess you need someone who did actually graduate to speak for you. Those of us with brains can understand Willie Herenton is nothing more than a black pimp. He uses the blacks in the city to achieve his financial and personal goals and tricks them (which isn't very difficult to do by the way) into thinking because he is black he knows what they need, because he is in touch. Meanwhile he rides in his Cadillac and drinks expensive wine and hangs out with all the rich white people, and uses his politics to make under the table deals that are illegal as the day is long, never once being concerned about those poor black ignorant soles who count on him to provide all those freebies they expected. But do they learn their lesson, NO, because every time he decides to run for something they continue to support him even though he does nothing for them...he just happens to be the same color and that is really all that matters to them in the end anyway.
Mayor Wharton is the first Mayor Memphis has had with a brain, and with a heart in a long long time. The people of Memphis should support him and throw King Willie under the first MATA bus that comes by. Wake up Memphis, stop letting King Willie Pimp you out.
Ron, Ron, take a deep breath, and calm down. Everything will be OK. Let's put him on one of the Mall trolleys that go nowhere, because after he left the Mayor's office, that is exactly where he is going next...Nowhere!
Alfa

Shreveport, LA

#18 Jan 18, 2010
RUSH IS RIGHT wrote:
I grew up in Memphis, starting in 1944, and lived
there and close by, until ten years ago.
In my youth, Memphis was rated the cleanest, quietest
city in the US, and with the most churches of any city.
It had a successful government, with the number one fire department in the US, as well as the best utility district.
The city has now flipped to 60% black, and gone to HELL.
Fortunately, I was able to get out and travel.
I have been out of Memphis and the USA for much of the last ten years, now happy as a clam, living on a beach.
Are you on the same drugs as Rush?
RUSH IS RIGHT

Philippines

#19 Jan 18, 2010
OMG Registered wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow...so you are blaming the problems on black people now? Grow up...it is not like it is 98% black. So I guess that 40% of white people had nothing to do with the city's downfall huh?
No, but the city went downhill as soon as you blacks took over.
THATS A FACT, get over it.
RUSH IS RIGHT

Philippines

#20 Jan 18, 2010
Alfa wrote:
<quoted text>Are you on the same drugs as Rush?
Typical crack from a sniveling red diaper doper baby.
Rush is not on drugs.
I do not think he ever snorted Cocaine, like your Messiah, Obozo, did, or does.
I happen to be listening to his Monday program, via Rush 24/7,
a great service.
Herenton for Hell

Memphis, TN

#21 Jan 18, 2010
What is this trumped-up mother trucker saying? He cannot say his regime was golden nor he himself was beyond compare. He sucked dry the teat of Memphis and of all Memphians. His self-annoitation as being the black Christ of this area is so farcical, other mayors laugh at his posturing.
Ever heard of the "white flight"? Thank Willie it still continues. The suburbs were and are helpless yet beholden to his nonaction concerning crime and business development. I hope he loses not only this election, but his freedom.
HAVING FUN

Oklahoma City, OK

#22 Jan 18, 2010
OMG Registered wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow...so you are blaming the problems on black people now? Grow up...it is not like it is 98% black. So I guess that 40% of white people had nothing to do with the city's downfall huh?
He is right! I spent a year in Memphis. You could not have described to me how pathetic Memphis is; but being there and seeing did the trick. I mean, I really hate to say this but black leadership screwed that town up. Blacks have got to get away from this mentality that any Black in office is good for blacks.

I could not believe the words this black mayor spoke while I was there. He threatened people. Talked about kicking people's asses. The guy was terrible.

Truly, Memphis is a pathetic town!

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