Monday, December 14, 2009
DFC's Enemies List
A question has arisen is this a forum for serious discussion or just a pile on Ron? Well it’s a bit of both. I welcome sincere constructive discussion BUT for that to take place there must be a reasonable expectation that it can be productive to the situation. First and foremost a person must have some respect for the integrity and honesty of ones opponents. You also have to have some amount of respect for them and their opinions even when they differ from yours based on the assumption that they believe their viewpoint is best for the city.
I can give no such assumption to Ron Kim and the DFC. There actions have perverted the Democratic Party in Saratoga. Their clownish and buffoonish behaviors make a mockery of the Democratic Party. The use of enemies’ lists and physical threats has no place in a modern Democratic Society. There will be no credible Democratic Party in this city until the Democratic Committee regains some integrity and leadership under the honest and sane members that are left on the Committee like Mary Zlotnick and from the only current elected Democratic officials John Franck and Johanne Yepsen. This is not about compromise and there is no reconciliation with these people. They simply lust for power and the only reasonable thing to do is to support Republican candidates if the very well being of the city is at stake. As much as I dislike Jim Tedisco as a politician I respect him as a decent man. Today I received an e-mail from a shocked member of the committee who told me the committee has sent out feelers for Val Keehn in a race against Tedisco. News like this just reinforces my opinion that no reasonable debate on the merits of this can be addressed. The idea of a political comeback by such a disgraced former Mayor is worthy of nothing but contempt and scorn. But as always people the choice is up to you if you want to attempt to discuss the merits of her candidacy go to it, but if you choose to mock the wisdom of this choice fine I only ask that your comments be laced with some humor and that no physical threats be made.
Number 1 on the enemies list