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  • Boo! I voted for Fenty, ha ha! 🙂

  • Marion Barry…nuf said.

  • Can you say “turn back the clock”? So much for the progress made in DC in the past 8 years. Depressing.

  • why is Barry there? What role will he have in the new administration?

  • wow. thats all.

  • His Honor needs to tell Hizzoner to stand down.

  • Is that Uncle Barry’s twist on the Fidel Castro tracksuit?

  • I love it. Go Vince, go!

  • I voted for Fenty in the primary, but I feel like Gray deserves a fair shot to run the city, as he was a really solid Council Chairman. That being said, I’m glad Fenty write-ins (mine included) made it up to 22% of the vote. Should let Gray know that he doesn’t have a huge mandate to radically change the direction things are currently going.

  • Can someone tell me why DC9 has had it liquor license suspended for 30 more day while the mayor elect gets to party down at Love? The incident involving the staff of DC9 occurred down the street from the bar. Meanwhile, the space Love occupies and gets to open time and again despite reoccurring violence.

  • I voted for Fenty, but I’ll give Gray a chance to win me over, inspite of his supporters.

    While working the polls, a pollwatcher for Gray lectured me on how racist all the whites are by supporting fenty. Her evidence? 50% of black youth are invloved in the justice system, and basically whites only care about “yuppie” stuff like streetcars, bikeshare, and city services.

    Even if Gray doesn’t believe this himself, he’ll be beholden to whatever precentage his supporters share this view.

    Gray – Please know a lot of people voted for Fenty because of this fear and the belief that Fenty really did improve city services, and the quality of life in DC. Sure, poor blacks have taken it on the chin during this horrible economy and even before. But it wasn’t Fenty’s fault for these deep, structural problems in our country (just like it isn’t Obama’s fault either).

    If you (Gray) has a way to address these deep intractable problems for the longterm, without bankrupting the City, then let’s see what you have. I suspect, you can’t. But if you can’t – please be honest with people and say this is part of the American free market. Don’t just blame your failures (as marion Barry) on evil white people’s racism.

    • That video looks like the BET Awards.

      “One City” indeed…

    • That pollwatchers ignorance offends me. As a black man I voted for Fenty because I feel that although he was not perfect and had many flaws, that the city as a whole was moving in the right direction and in a better place than when he assumed office. I thought that the changes he made within the school system were a good step in reducing the amount of youth in the justice system. However, I also took into consideration things that would directly impact me and my property values such as bike lanes, parks and such. There’s no racism in that. I echo the sentiment that it is not Fenty’s fault that deep systemic problems existed and will exist long into the future that will undermine the success of DC’s youth. But until we can give at least 90% of them a decent HS education everything else will be futile. Bottom line, a lot of Blacks were upset that he fired black teachers and didn’t include enough blacks in his administration.

      • +1 (by another black man who proudly voted for Fenty)

        I think class and eductation level explains more of the Gray/Fenty divide than race. I’m willing to bet that Fenty easily carried the black college-educated vote (subtracting DCPS of course)

      • +1000 for this analysis

        Completely sums up why I wrote-in Fenty. I was stunned to find out that I moved to a community that could only boast a 50% success rate for matriculating its youth through its public education system. I’m not a parent and I really don’t have a dog in the fight that is our city’s education crisis. However, I can’t stand that I live in a community that accepts such a low rate of success for its youth. Yes, Fenty shook up the DCPS and considered the education of DC’s children a priority. I believe that he was only getting started and it was going to be an uncomfortable, up-hill battle for all involved. He not only acknowledged this shameful crisis but made strides to do something about it. I sincerely hope that Gray will follow suit and continue to take decisive action with DCPS. If he does, he will have my loyalty and support. Much, much more is needed in this area and I hope the youth of DC are not neglected for much longer.

  • Cocaine is a helluva drug.

  • This video does the impossible task of putting all of my concerns for the new mayoral administration into one booger sugar induced boogie.

    Welcome back to 1991, DC residents!

  • If it is one city — where are the white people? Oh i get it we are here just to pay for everything.

    • Im sure the “white” people “YOU” were looking for were somewhere sucking sour grapes, not wanting to give this man a chance, as if he hasn’t already reached out to citizens in “ALL” 8 wards. ONE CITY! get with it or move back to the middle of NOWHERE,America the town you grew up in…UGH Wannabe Washingtonians!

  • Some of them couldn’t get away from Barry fast enough. That’s some solace.

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