And frankly, how could they be? Top to bottom its the biggest clown show this side of Ringling Brothers.
The reality is I'll never vote for Emma Acosta under any circumstance. Any person that wants to make government less open is certainly not worthy of a vote. Not to mention the $60 million in lost project money because of the city's ineptitude on the MPO that happened under her watch. And do I really need to remind you that she's the lady that pushed for an obscene raise for the city manager while also defending Larry Romero?
Seriously, she's the lady that wanted Romero to still keep getting tax-payer funded checks while he was just not coming to work and said he had no desire to.
Saucedo. Lol, does anyone take a double-talking saccharine candidate like him seriously? The guy not only shot, but released a video of him staring himself as Rocky. Any ego that big should not be in the mayors office.
I thought that was the funniest thing I'd seen, but to watch his two campaign consultants winning hearts and minds on social media trying to explain how a guy who has NEVER voted in any primary other than a Republican despite having plenty of opportunity to do so, and a guy who is a big fan of Rick Santorum, and who totally screwed up Cathedral's big fundraiser by bringing in an anti-immigrant speaker, and then defended it, is somehow a "true blue" "progressive". Now that is some funny shit. Don't worry, if you haven't seen it yet, it'll repeat itself on social media probably daily until election day.
There's no reason to vote for Saucedo, so I won't.
Which leads me to Dee Margo. You guys know how I feel about Margo. But I will say this, at least he's not afraid to be who he is. He's a Republican and he doesn't need over-priced consultants to speak on his behalf to try to make himself sound like someone he's not. He's unapologetically Republican - and for that reason alone, I can respect him.
But lets not forget the fact that his son thinks daddy is too good for El Paso. Remember the little Leave-Britney-Alone tired Don Margo went on after his dad lost for state representative? Well in case you did, here it is. You're welcome.
DEE MARGO WAS TOO GOOD FOR EL PASO by Don Margo
"I came out to vote for Barack Obama. That's really the only reason I came…I don't really know much about (the Margo-Moody race), but I voted for the Democrat”(El Paso Times, 11/5/08). This quote is the epitome of straight-party voter ignorance in El Paso. Joe Moody thinks that the voters of District 78 voted for ‘change’ when he was elected on November 4th, but Joe, you and I both know that you represent the same kind of politician El Paso has always sent to Austin; the same kind that will make certain we remain the Texas pariah, the laughing stock.
Joe, thanks to ignorant voters, your job was done after you made certain a D appeared next to your name on the ballot. You could have saved yourself a lot of money and avoided besmirching a good man’s name with lies had you known this sooner.
Joe, it doesn’t matter that you’re a wise-cracking kid that ridicules the military. It doesn’t matter that you promise to stop special interests in Austin while at the same time you spend hundreds of thousands of trial lawyer dollars to run false ads. It doesn’t matter that “campaign finance reform will be (your) number one priority” while El Pasoans continue to pay astronomical property taxes. Hell, it doesn’t even matter that you’ve never owned property so you have no clue what it’s like to feel the sting of a property tax bill! It doesn’t matter that you falsely accuse a businessman that employs and provides insurance benefits for nearly 100 El Pasoans AND their families of conspiring to raise insurance rates and thus his own cost of doing business. It doesn’t even matter that you’ve never attracted business or hired anybody or made the difficult decision to fire somebody or really done anything overly productive in the El Paso community. What matters Joe, is that you’re a Democrat! Congratulations!
All I can say El Paso is that you deserve what you get. As for me, although I’m a fifth-generation El Pasoan, I’ll stay in Miami for now. At least here when we elect politicians that are a joke, I can go laugh about it on a beautiful beach. When I opined this to my dad, he admonished me saying he didn’t appreciate comments like this about his city and he vowed to continue to work on El Paso’s behalf. Sorry dad, but I don’t have the same patience or unconditional love you do for this city.
Please pardon my cynicism, but El Paso you certainly don’t appreciate and you damn well don’t deserve a fine man like my father, Dee Margo.