Race, may play a big role but, also , some people want to keep their position inside Richards' administration and outside favors. This so called '' grassroots'' is nothing else but mere personal gain and have nothing to do with the interests of the citizens of Rochester. What is amazing, however, is Richards attitude in being unable to give straight answer about people acting on his behalf. It seems to me he is conflicted between his desire to do right and the evil push of his ''friends''. Every sensible person knows that an executive wont have any difficulty of ordering people acting on his/her own behalf to stop what they are doing. If there is a lesson to be learned from this, is Democratic party should reconsider the way betting their candidates. From now on, democrats should not accept a candidate who is supported by other parties. H. Barry
There are people who believe in the Loch Ness Monster.
Her are people who believe in Bigfoot.
There are people who believe they’ve been abducted by aliens (from Outer Space, not from Mexico).
There are even people who believe that Obama isn’t an American Citizen.
And to this gullibility list we can now add people who believe the bilge pumped out by the D&C about expanded local coverage and how the public benefits from a paper that’s degenerated to little more than a 4-color advertising circular stuffed with soft “news”.
Clifford is Democratic Leader of the 28th Legislative District and should resign her leadership position for being exposed for not supporting the Party's nominee. She is free to support who she wishes but not as a Democratic Party Leader. To make matters worse, she doesn't even live in the 28th District. Shameful conduct and shame on Chairman Morelle for allowing this to happen free of consequence.
Saying this is all about race is ridiculous. You make it sound like Rochester has never had a black mayor before. One who was pretty overwhelmingly elected, if my memory serves me correct. And I know that City solidly endorsed him.
Clint, City will not be honest about this story. They are just as guilty as those you rightfully point to.
I want to apologize, in advance for the bluntess of my comments. First, there is no small amount of racial implications to all of this. If, for example, Elaine Spaull had won this primary, non of this silliness would be going on. Instead, because a black woman won, we go through this dance.
Second, the Mayor was out because of family responsibilities but, if he is annointed, he will not say he will not serve. As a democrat, this hypocrisy is sickening to me. It will take our party years to recover from this.
Third, Patty Mc Carthy is close to Joe Morelle, as is Fran Weisberg (sp?) so, it is apparent that he is also involved, because they both are. So, all in all, the big tent party has become a big tent when blacks suit their need, but, not when they may lead.
City, hopefully, will be honest about this story. This is about race...we need to stop this farce and rally behind the real democrat!
In defense of shallow insignificance? Now there's a unique position I would have never predicted.
Rochester New York is a far cry from D.C. Just like common sense is a FAR cry from stupidity.
I live in the South Wedge and my partner owns a bar in the area. I have recently been victim to car vandalisms, car break in, and home robbery. We'd like to be involved in any planning to make our neighborhood a safe place.
I like the changes made by the D&C. Before the change, everyone at lunch would pass sections of the D&C around, look through them quickly and pass them on. Now we all manage to find something of interest to read.
I would say that in 2013, quality over quantity does not apply to print news media. With few exceptions, everyone has cut the number and quality of stories. So, especially in the case of the D&C, quantity makes things more palatable without an increase of quality. Now, at least, the D&C can be a part of my news gathering.
I would love to be a part of this. My partner and I bought a house in the heart of the Wedge and I would like to help keep it safe.
MJN: I love republicans who come to the light and become Democrats. We need more of them, especially in the County. I say, "Welcome!"
Thanks, Christine. Totally understand. Look forward to hearing more about this and the progress the group makes - I also agree that that park at the corner of Alexander and South has become a trouble spot and prized location for people hanging out and drinking.
The meeting is not open to the public; this is a very early, planning meeting. I left out the location so people wouldn't be tempted to show up anyway.
I live up the hill from the South Wedge and may be interested in attending the meeting. Can you update with specifics of when and where the meeting will be held? Thanks.
I don't understand their vehement opposition to this plan, not least because the people who could afford these condos (people like my empty-nest parents) are likely to be avid visitors (and donors) to the Eastman House.
The hypocrisy of the Eastman House continues. Having tried to fast shuffle the Monroe Voiture veterans club last time around and having been caught in the act, now they try to derail any other use of the property they believe they have a god-given right to possess.
A pity that City Newspaper's management is unable to objectively report on the Morgan proposal.
Larry Champoux - Richards never registered as a Democrat until he was picked by Duffy to be his successor. And Duffy was a life-long Republican until he cynically switched parties to run for mayor.
On the other hand Warren has always been a registered Democrat.
So if party labels are that important to you, then you should be backing Warren.
Really, Chris. If you think this is mortifying, you better toughen up. Halloween is just around the corner.
What's there to be mortified about? It's no secret that they both support Tom. The Independence Party Chair is the one who ought to be embarrassed.
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