Well our big HumCo Dems tent just keeps getting bigger. Thanks to the County Election Staff – (I hope I’m not giving you too much work by mentioning you – but I appreciate your service and the information) Chester Albin who is one of the 3 candidates in consideration for Lance Madsen’s open 5th Ward council seat is a Democrat as of…wait for it…
Wonder what happened in July 2012 that got Chester to change? Was it Obamacare (more properly should be referred to as ACA, seriously all, the fun is over – it’s the law now) or was it, I don’t know a sudden realization that all that hot air about global warming denying was misdirection and lies, or what?
That might be a great question for the appointment committee to ask. Why Democrat, why now at this stage in your life. I thought one became more conservative as one grew older.
Here is what I wrote in response to Joel Mielke’s amazing discovery of Chester’s Facebook page which has all sorts of awesome conservativeness to it.
“Awesome! Us Democrats sure are persuasive with the ObamaCare and the Unions and all that stuff. Yey us!
That last paragraph is all sarcasm – but I have to laugh rather than cry – everyone seems to think the only way to be politically viable is to be a Democrat – one would think Democrats would be for that – but it is an absolute disaster for democracy – in all seriousness. It means one party rule which is an invitation for corruption and political malfeasance. Chester, Matthew, Virginia, Marian Brady, Melinda Ciarabellini…TAKE BACK YOUR PARTY from Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Please! For the love of God!”
I do not know enough about any of these candidates to know who will be the best choice. Honestly, it’s out of my hands (as a voter) and we have a conservative Council and are replacing a conservative Councilmember. The seat should be filled by a Councilmember of Lance Madsen’s choosing as far as I’m concerned. That’s who the voters chose. (Technically he ran unopposed, but that’s another story.)
A note to conservative readers. It doesn’t matter that Mr. Albin likes Sarah Palin or see’s himself as a Conservative or that he is affiliated with a Property Management Group etc etc. More power to him and kudos for his beliefs and his source of income? My point is he should be proud of and be able to back up those beliefs. They are true, they are proper and they are righteous – to him. I would disagree with many of them I’m sure and I’d love to chat with him why.
So when I link to Joel Mielke’s link of Chet’s Facebook page, it’s not to point and laugh and say “this guy like’s Sarah Palin, what a maroon”. NO! Not from this blog or this Democrat or this person. ABSOLUTELY NOT! What I am saying is simply this… Stand up for what you believe and talk about it. We need to have an open conversation. We also NEED to have two functioning, viable political parties – yes – even for nominally non-partisan races.