Rodney Glassman and Wackjob "Progressives" Slammed by Three Sonorans

A little reminder, for those SCs inclined to vote for Rodney

Rodney Glassman, reaching out to the Tea Party

David Abie Morales of Three Sonorans fame has written a hard-hitting opinion piece on how erstwhile U.S. Senate candidate and trust-fund baby Rodney Glassman is messing up the party of LBJ, JFK and FDR in this state.

Morales also takes aim at out-of-touch Democratic "progressives" who'd rather kvetch about parliamentary procedure than get someone in the Arizona Democratic Party chair position who can revive the nearly-moribund Sand Land donkey. You know, like ex-state treasurer candidate Andrei Cherny.

Morales observes that one rationale for a proposed delay in the vote -- suggested yesterday by ex-Attorney General Terry Goddard and Congressman Raul Grijalva -- has been the threat of  Glassman or some rule-obsessed wackadoodle Dem challenging Cherny all the way to the Democratic National Committee, out of spite, if nothing else. (Or worse, filing a divisive and time-consuming lawsuit. One doomed to fail, I might add.)

Thing is, the Goddard-Grijalva compromise deal, which I blogged about yesterday, is now off, because of Glassman's treachery, as Mitch at Arizona Politics correctly points out.

In any case, Morales' trenchant post deserves reading, because of the chaos expected tomorrow. It reads, in part,

You know what argument these Glassman supporters are using? Basically it's what Latinos hear all the time.

Illegal is illegal. What part of illegal don't you understand?

Cherny is illegal/ineligible... rules rules rules... privilege privilege privilege... energy spent on small things that don't affect the masses.

It's not like we are appointing a Republican here. It's Andrei Cherny, the dude that brought Bill Clinton to Arizona for a fundraiser!

The former chair of LD14.

So as the Democrats get on a high horse and make these "illegal is illegal" arguments against Cherny, Latinos and real progressives continue to look in disgust at the privilege inside the Party, and wonder if it is even worth it to get involved and try to make a change?

Real people and real families are under attack, and yet the moral arguments only come out for a state chair election?

I want to hear these people stand up and preach in the same manner against the Republicans in this state!

Here, here. Morales makes a valid point. He also predicts that if Glassman wins, "you will see more Independents than Republicans even as Democrats switch parties."

Granted, Morales despises Glassman, but not without good reason. Tucsonans like Morales know more about Glassman. Their negative opinions of him have developed as a result of that knowledge.

If the Cherny vs. Glassman campaign comes down to a squabble over the rules, it will only further alienate those inclined to vote for Democrats, and those who don't go to the polls because of their cynicism regarding both parties.

Morales posted a video slamming Glassman for reaching out to the Tea Baggers (a ludicrous move if there ever was one). More damning, I think, is Glassman's idiotic, clownish "Sweet Home Arizona" video. So I've re-posted that above.


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11 comments
Danzo
Danzo

Illegal is illegal. What part of illegal don't you understand?

DeadMan Walking
DeadMan Walking

Wow.. I don't even know what to say. I watched that first video and was in complete shock. Is this guy really running for office, and if so, did he actually make that video???? LOL.. It reminded me of something I would see on SNL. That is so completely horrible.. Whomever Glassman has working for him, and lord I hope it was someone else who gave him this idea, he needs to FIRE.

I actually think I might have to watch it again just to make sure I wasn't dreaming... What a GREAT way to BLOW campaign funds. He might as well stood on a corner in Tucson wearing nothing but a diaper and a Mexican flag around his ass.

DA Morales
DA Morales

4 of Rodney Glassman's former colleagues who served with him on the Tucson city council have chosen to endorse Cherny. I think that speaks volumes!

Citizenusa
Citizenusa

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Elephty
Elephty

You have been drinking the kool-aid? The Tea Party tactics are alive and the Andrei Cherney supporters are using those tactics to break the rules, cheat and lie their way to winning the election for party chair. Glassman has the votes and they are desperate. Wouldn't be surprised if someone pulls the fire alarm at the meeting tomorrow.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

If Glassman is all about following the rules, why did he steal JD Hayworth's video (Yes. I mean steal) and change the end to pretend/fool people it was his?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

It's dishonest and a really dumb thing to do. People who do this sort of thing get booted off YouTube, they don't belong the Chair of the Democratic Party.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Video # 1 is a perfect example why trust fund babies should never sing the blues.

This isn't High School Rodney. You can't ignore us poor kids, hang with the other trust fund brats and expect to win Prom King. It aint happening.

Ancient 6
Ancient 6

So you don't like Glassman. Fine. Don't vote for him. But stop borrowing the Jesse Kelly/Sarah Palin half-truth style campaign motives. Democrats become independents - or decide voting is just not worth it when Democrats with a pulpit exhibit the behavior we complain about.

StephenLemons
StephenLemons

"Wouldn't be surprised if someone pulls the fire alarm at the meeting tomorrow."

Only if Glassman does it.

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