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Monday, February 22, 2010

Why do Kendrick Meek & Dan Gelber want support of someone like Mayor Joy Cooper, who refers to her political opponents as "Nazis" while at City Hall?


Monday February 22nd, 2010

Why do elected officials like
Kendrick Meek,
Dan Gelber or others in the community want
the support of someone who is as reliably,

demonstrably and brazenly anti-democratic
and misanthropic as
Hallandale Beach Mayor
Joy Cooper
, who, last year, specifically
referred to political opponents of hers in this
city as
"Nazis"?

While I was just a few feet away.

While she was on Hallandale Beach
City Hall property.


For a Hallandale Beach City
Commission meeting.


While talking to another Hallandale Beach
elected official, whom,
as you'd expect,
their being a member of her
Rubber Stamp
Crew
, said absolutely nothing about Cooper
actually having the gall to say
this,
and say it where she did.


That reference included yours truly, too,
as she was only too eager
to make clear
to this other elected official by specifically
telling them,
"including that person
in the room
"
when I was the only
member
of the Hallandale Beach public
present in a large conference room
full of
people drawing paychecks from
HB taxpayers.


In the very same breath, having now
warmed to the occasion,
Mayor Cooper
then referred to HB Commissioner
Keith London by name and said that
he was
"a Hitler," the contempt literally
pouring out of
her mouth.

Next Sunday,
if you're interested,
you will learn further details and
context
about this matter here on my blog, and
also learn the identity of
the other HB
elected official, who didn't bat so much
as an eyelash
at hearing the mayor
of the city refer to concerned citizens
like
YOU and I as Nazis.

That's plenty of time for you to think
about these facts and fully digest
them
before she hosts a fund-raising party
for Congressman
Kendrick Meek's
U.S. Senate campaign at her home
on March 5th.


But just so there's no misunderstanding...

IF
you're someone in the community
who has been on
Joy Cooper's side
and who has always made excuses
for her or looked the other
way in the
past for her erratic behavior, illegal
and unethical
actions, and intemperate
and creepy words, then you
are NOT
on the side of the accountability, reform
and transparency
that this city and
county desperately wants and needs.


That's your choice, of course, but you
need to understand THAT train
is leaving
the station without you, and choices and
votes will be made
accordingly.

IF
you're not on the reform train, you're
now definitely an opponent
of mine and
the people I know and associate with in
Broward County and greater
South Florida,
who don't just vote, but who also affect
the votes of others -the
persuaders-
and they don't forget.

And neither do I.


Lines are being drawn...

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