Quid pro mooch? Detroit councilwoman to Obama: We voted for you, now give us our bacon

Wait, what? Quid pro quo becomes quid pro mooch.

No, really. She said it.

Here is what the councilwoman said:

“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”

Nearly 75 percent of Wayne County voters pulled the lever for Obama in November.

“After the election of Jimmy Carter, the honorable Coleman Alexander Young, he went to Washington, D.C. and came home with some bacon,” said Watson. “That’s what you do.”

Hey, “why not?” What’s a little cash in exchange for votes; It’s what you do! Hmm. We wonder if she was one of the people who threw a hissy fit over Romney’s “gift” remarks? Self-aware, much? We suppose it’s not actually a “gift” if it is purchased with votes.

Video, if you can stomach it.

The only surprise, and not even a big surprise, is that she voiced the thoughts aloud.

No surprise, and it won’t be a surprise to see such outrageous thoughts continue.


Want to actually move forward, Detroit? Stop electing Democrats.

  • Cold War Grunt

    Ah yes, give them bread, give them wine, give them games … panem et circenses

    • ForTheRepublic

      Heh. the creed of the House of the Julii, right? How fitting.

  • medicinewomantwo

    It’s frankly obvious that woman needs no more pork of any kind!

  • Burt Zerker

    The councilwoman also submitted this Pipkins – “Gimme Dat Ding” music video along with her request.


    • mdtljt


  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Isn’t that the woman from the obamafone video?

    • stuckinIL4now

      What about the Obamacash video from 4 years ago–that lady was in Detroit.

      • o0Nighthawk0o

        I remember her. The one who didn’t know where the money would come from, maybe Obama’s stash.

        • celsma

          Yep, she got elected to city council in Detroit, and we wonder why Texans want to secede.

  • HannahJK

    Most African Americans voted for him despite not getting a damn thing from him in the first term or being promised a damn thing in the second term. You don’t cough up new conditions AFTER the guy is in never having to run again mode.
    Most voted for him because he’s black. Hey lady, he’s still black! Promise kept.

    • therantinggeek


    • Vennoye

      Loved your comment!! So much truth!!

  • http://www.iranaware.com/ American Infidels

    This Detroit trash does NOT speak for the rest of Michigan. Her, the freeloaders, the Muslims and the teamsters stole Romney’s win in Michigan.. The city should be broke apart and split amongst the neighboring communities with whole sections bulldozed..

    Sucks having this sh*thole on 1 side, and Chi-Twn the murder capital of America on the other..

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Only in a city where the FBI raids the library. LOL

  • GaryTheBrave

    Interesting that no one mentions the councilwoman’s name.

    • Mark Stephens

      Her name is JoAnn Watson.
      As one who works in Detroit, I have to say that there are some very good things happening in the city. Unfortunately, none of them are coming out out the city council chambers.

    • Joe W.

      Shaneeeka Washington-al Jefferson Abdullah…..

  • RIChris

    It’s like demanding ransom after releasing the kidnapped victim. Ain’t happening.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    The headline said “Mooch”—
    I thought this was about the wookie…

    • o0Nighthawk0o

      Look again…

  • Junie3

    She needs to see if she can get some of the money we spend on his up keep and vacations. Beck reported we’re paying over 1 Billion a year, while the brits are up in arms about spending 57 million on the royal family.

    • Rhonda

      Obama entitlements for his family of 1.4 billion, he can’t live on his $400k and 50k expense account, no he thinks he and his family is entitled to spend WORKING people money. Sick, sick, sick is how I fell about our entitlement country.

    • Rhonda

      Obama entitlements for his family of 1.4 billion, he can’t live on his $400k and 50k expense account, no he thinks he and his family is entitled to spend WORKING people money. Sick, sick, sick is how I fell about our entitlement country.

  • EastValleyConservative

    Sad thing is, they WILL get it. This is what his next “stimulus” is for. It won’t be for Americans, it will be just like the last one—payback goodies for votes.

  • toreilly

    yeah, that Santa Obama stuff was totally racist…

  • HappyHarriett

    OMG! Gimme gimme gimme!

    Yesterday I was standing in the express line at a local market. There were two women at the head of the line, each with a few groceries, then a woman in front of me who had a couple of items, and then me, fourth in line, with about four items.

    The two folks at the front each had food stamps. Each transaction of eggs, cheeses, milk, and bread took at least five minutes each, while those of us with actual CASH WE HAD WORKED FOR waited.

    The woman directly in front of me (the cash paying woman) turned to me with a knowing look and a big sigh, and we started talking. I said: This is why I don’t carry a gun! She laughed, and we agreed that the least these two women could do is THANK US FOR BUYING THEIR GROCERIES FOR THEM, dontcha think, and an “I’m sorry” for making us wait while the entire store shut down practically while figuring out their &%&$%^&& food stamps.

    Of course, neither of us working, cash paying customers was acknowledged in any way, shape or form. Not a peep from the UNION cashier who was too dumb to ring up the order, not an acknowledgement from the NON ENGLISH SPEAKING free loaders, one of whom was – wait for it – PREGNANT.

    The person ahead of me then said, well I’m sure it’s embarrassing for them, referring to the Food Stamp Moochers.

    And I said, OH NO these people are not embarrassed. They feel ENTITLED! Did you see one shred of embarrassment in their behavior? NO!

    When she finally made it to the front of the line and paid cash for her groceries, I thanked her for earning her own way and paying her own bills, as I was also doing the same. We both laughed, and went on our way.

    But I’m left with a lingering thought – how long are working people going to put up with this? I’m just about DONE with this situation. What about YOU?

    • Elena0412

      They were likely using WIC vouchers. What we refer to as “food stamps” is a government-issued debit card which looks similar to a credit/debit card. Those WIC vouchers take F-O-R-E-V-E-R to process. I was a part time checker while in college and back then few customers used food stamps, most were elderly and disabled. A WIC customer was a rarity, now I see them all the time, talking on their iPhones…

  • EOD

    A real AG would charge everyone involved with either Vote Buying or Vote Selling.
    Both are crimes.
    Pity Eric Holder holds the Office of AG of US

  • vqw

    http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/05/detroit_city_council_member_jo.html so says the woman who paid $70 in prop taxes in 2009. Her reasoning is hilarious.

    • o0Nighthawk0o

      Read that story. Question… Do all the news outlets there always repeat each and every point of a news story 3 or 4 times?

    • Vennoye

      How interesting that her demand to the 44th brought her tax scam to light!! Hope you fellow Detroit taxpayers follow up to make sure she pays her back taxes!!

  • Scott

    Thought obummer already took credit for saving Detroit once.

    • TomJB

      Apparently, she didn’t get the emailed talking points that He already saved Detroit. Forward!

  • People Corporation

    She’s sucking up to the wrong guy. Spending bills originate in the House.

  • Elizabeth Foulks

    This is the same council member who paid $67 dollars in property tax for a whole decade. http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/05/detroit_city_council_member_jo.html

  • Karl Morey

    “The only surprise, and not even a big surprise, is that she voiced the thoughts aloud.” -Twitchy Team

    No surprise here. That city has continually refused to do what it needs to do to start to fix things. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a number of good things happening there, but the majority of them are either from old projects (like the cleanup and construction efforts spurred by hosting the Superbowl a few years ago) or are spurred by businesses, not the city government.

    Love him or hate him, there’s a *reason* L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive (the affluent county north of Wayne, Detroit’s home, for those not from Michigan) once compared the Detroit City Council to monkeys in a zoo.

  • https://twitter.com/thehiredmind Hired Mind

    Well, at least she’s honest about the equation here…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDX6MKQ3V5OZ3RG5FXUQIAJ5DU John

    “He who shall not work shall not eat.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KDX6MKQ3V5OZ3RG5FXUQIAJ5DU John

    “He who shall not work shall not eat.”

  • Karl H

    So when welfare queens elect a welfare queen to represent them you get the kind of thought that immediately looks for a handout rather than a job. What Detroit needs (besides a good razing) is jobs and since they voted to have higher taxes and more burdens placed on businesses and the working class it will be harder to create more working class.

    It is not like Detroit will be the first major city ever to become a ghost town, Long before the white man ever came to America Choco canyon fell to ruins and the citizens even resorted to cannibalism (much like a modern democrat).

    Maybe this counsel woman should brush up on her cooking skills and figure out what best to serve with human. I am thinking a good Chianti and a side of wild greens.

    • TomJB

      If that were the case, she should be more worried about getting her butt in shape because those that can’t outrun the mob will be the first to go.

  • Kate

    Wow. Detroit’s Mayor Bing sure was prophetic. He said that Detroit’s municipal government employees have a sense of entitlement, which has ruined the city.

    Sadly, it’s the same in Chicago, LA and several other big cities. If liberal policies were so effective, these cities wouldn’t be in the messes they are currently in.

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy761 Daisy76

    A large chunk of the free-loaders are immigrants. That includes my Iranian-American roommate who thinks that her student loan should be “forgiven” by Obama because she is having a hard time paying it off with her current salary. They expect freebies from the government and O makes empty promises to them just to get their vote.

  • Citizen0000

    why should she have to come up with ideas to attract business when she can skim some of that new stimulus spending, whoop whoop

  • ember

    And so, the first wail of the fat lady sounds….

  • Herman LaClair

    the first two words of her statement tells me all i need to know about her: “Our people…”

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Welcome to Barack Hussein’s new America!!!!!

    Can’t wait for the blowback from this when Detroit finds out that their golden goose doesn’t give a damn about their issues. Barack Hussein is going to get more and more of this as the year progresses. He’s created this attitude of entitlement and they are gonna come a-knocking and wanting their “fair share” in exchange for the votes they casts. 2012 Election….bought and paid for…..not!!!

  • Glenn Mayton

    Would’nt that be about the same as paying for votes?Hmmm.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    She’s not too bright. How did she miss that the “saving” Obama did was for the auto unions and NOT Detroit per se way before the election. They apparently missed the payola train from 2008 on. But props to her honesty, anyway. She needed a cover story like “the children” for teachers unions and “energy independence” for green corruption. INnthe end Obama doesn’t give a rat’s butt about her actual city.

  • http://twitter.com/520milo Cindy

    Detriot council woman needs to resign

    • suffering obama policy

      i like the way if u put something contreversal on here it goes to lib moderator an doesnt get posted what a joke!

    • suffering obama policy

      i like the way if u put something contreversal on here it goes to lib moderator an doesnt get posted what a joke!

  • Dale McNamee

    Detroit = De- Toilet…

  • simiplyunique

    every time I see this it makes me even more *ittchy …..Have you all forgotten everything he has been caught doing.thought mic was off ! wow please inform me of one good thing this man has done?” when I hear his name” all I can think of is ( bow before other leaders) Judge me by who I associate with! oh wow that did him good did ya all forget or does this not bother you..Please inform me of one just one good thing he has done and I will prove you wrong…………..