Slay Versus Reed: It's Time to Press the Reset Button

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Next Tuesday at this time the polls will once again open themselves and the epic battle for the St.Louis Mayoral race will enter into the final-stage showdown. I've openly endorsed Lewis Reed as the candidate that will gain my vote (sorry, Jimmy Mathews, but it's not going happen). To be honest I've had mixed emotions about this mayoral race, but in the name of progress and pushing onward in the right direction, I'll try my best to focus on the positive.

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I feel as if we need a mayor that understands the power of reforming and organizing North St. Louis in the political spectre. I'm personally fed up with the predictable repetition that comes through the door with King Slay and his cronies. The beauty of my position is I refuse to take a stance that requires me to be politically correct. This allows me to be a bit more honest about the gut-wrenching emotions attached to my perspectives. I am a musician, and timeless music is almost always politically incorrect because it correlates with how we honestly feel. Honesty is simply one of those things you can't fake -- which is rare in today's society, because anything else can be duplicated or recreated.

I believe my generation is searching for something that is a break away from the normal. We've heard the speeches that basically end up producing zero results. We've also heard the speeches about the speeches that end up producing zero results. On the real, King Slay's commercial on Hot 104.1, with Lacy (Lazy) Clay narrating, is wack. I mean really we're talking about the Mayoral race in 2013 and you guys are really still boasting about cleaning up lead paint? Come on son, this is not 1986 and we really could give two flying fucks about the fact that Slay cleaned up some lead paint. We actually don't even know if he's the person truly responsible for doing this because of how this type of situation historically plays out. Someone else gets the job done, and then the guy on TV the most takes the credit. But ultimately, who amongst my generation of voters gives a damn about your lead paint initiatives? If you wanted my vote you would've reformed the Justice Center, which is basically a Downtown St. Louis concentration camp overflowing with diseases and immoral treatment of primarily African American males.Lazy Clay and King Slay really don't give two shits about that. This commercial is probably the most work Lazy Clay has done all year long.

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reason
reason

another embarrassing article from an egomaniac.  i quietly refuse to attend any show you play.

curious
curious

I've been trying to follow this election and,admittedly, have not been doing a good job. 

What I really don't understand is what Lewis Reed would do differently than Slay. 

I'm not opposed to having a new person in office, but I don't necessarily think that being new is a qualification for office. I don't vote for politicians because they haven't held an office previously, I vote for them because I agree with them. 

So, what I would really like to know is what policies past or present persuaded you to vote for Lewis Reed. Otherwise, it sounds like you don't like Slay(even though you agreed with one of his policies strongly enough to canvas for him) just because he's a politician.

Neytiri
Neytiri

How fitting that the pinnacle of Reed's campaign is an endorsement by a rapper that's naive enough to think that honesty can't be faked, hates children, and hopes that cranky old folks meet their demise by heart attack and burn in hell. #unity #progress #keepinitreal #realstupid

Angelo Olegna
Angelo Olegna

What's strange is the perception that Slay does anything tangible for south saint louis. He hasn't. Not compared to the millions invested downtown especially.

Nicholas Frisella
Nicholas Frisella

That was way more of a negative rant on the city than an endorsement for any politician.

Todd Alan
Todd Alan

I always take voting advice from people that say they wish little old ladies should drop dead and rot in hell. Reed should have use that on yard signs!

Christopher Hines
Christopher Hines

The writer was being proactive and helping distribute literature concerning an election. I'd hardly call him lazy or not having any personal responsibility. But that is besides the point. Do you even know what Socialism is? Because that is certainly not what we have in this country. We are a purely capitalist country, and we are excellent at it. Socialism is the social ownership of the means of production an public ownership of industry and land. That does NOT mean taking money from the rich and giving it to people who do nothing.

Christopher Hines
Christopher Hines

Neither the writer of this article or Reed took handouts. Neither have been to jail and the writer was obviously subjected to racism in his story. Sometimes the race card fits.

Darrell Ford
Darrell Ford

why am I not surprised that a Reed supporter is a racist just like Reed. (jail) birds of a feather...

reason
reason

reading between the lines it's pathetic that really its the gentleman's skin color.  really dont understand why the RFT continues to let this "mad rapper" vent in long, borderline incoherent rambles on these pages.

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