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Re: “Candidates file for Congressional races

Mr. Spock: "Why is it that when women run for office, they are puppets (Warren/Gantt, Nixon/Diblasio, Barnhart/Gaddy), vain, ambitious (Gillibrand) and ego-driven?" As opposed to Calvin Lee and Adam McFadden who are puppets of Gantt, or County Clerk Bello, Irondequoit Supervisor Seeley and County Legislator Joe Morelle Jr., who are all proxies for Joe Morelle, who himself is a puppet for Andrew Cuomo, who in turn is a proxy of the Clintons? Nixon and Barnhart ARE puppets of DeBlasio and Gaddy; neither have any public service or policy experience aside from testifying before committees and reporting other public policy experts' announcements. Maggie Brooks was a TV personality; she ran and won as a county legislator before being appointed (like Bello) as Clerk. Cheryl Dinolfo was an attorney and GOP activist before being appointed Clerk. Barnhart is flitting from primarying one candidate after another without concrete and coherent policy proposals; also rather than going head-to-head against a Republican in any contest (which she knows owing to her more-progressive-than-average views she would lose), she wants to fulfill the same role she did as a journalist, yipping at the heels of more credible candidates in her own party like a terrier, criticizing them for what she considers mistakes, while brushing off her own inexperience and hostile attitude as sexism. In any election but especially a primary, you have to convince people that the incumbent has failed in doing their job and that the time is for change; in neither the Assembly or mayoral race was Barnhart able to do that because it doesn't exist. Both Bronson and Warren are doing relatively good jobs. Every public servant makes mistakes; Relich saying that I-Square is "failing" and Dinolfo failing to declare a travel ban during the Feb. 2016 blizzard among them. But simply yipping at an official that they failed, does not constitute a coherent rationale to vote them out. If it did, we would have Mayor Barnhart, spending money we don't have like a drunken sailor on expensive liberal wish list policies; there's a reason it's called a wish list. Joe Morelle has dedicated more of his life to public service and authored more laws on child safety, the arts, biomedical and advanced manufacturing, health care and primary and secondary education funding before Rachel even graduated from high school. He will be an excellent successor to Louise Slaughter, another homegrown elected official who knew to start small to succeed.

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Posted by goodgrief on 04/15/2018 at 9:26 PM

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