Lou says it best in his won words – in his own little mind, he IS the Democratic Party. There can be no room for anyone to disagree. Everyone that is a Democrat in Cumberland County MUST follow his every whim, or he will take vengeance.
Upper Deerfield Township committeeman and registered Democrat Bruce Peterson will not be part of a slate of candidates endorsed by the county Democratic committee in June’s municipal primary election, despite having support from party members in his hometown.
It does not matter one whit what the registered Democrats want, because Lou does not believe in democracy but in totalitarian rule.
He (Peterson) did not receive the Democratic executive committee’s endorsement this year in his bid to represent township Democrats in November’s general election, according to a letter received April 16 by the county clerk’s office.
“It’s a statement of contempt,” Freeholder Director and Cumberland County Democratic Committee Chairman Lou Magazzu said Monday.
Lou is correct, it is a statement of contempt. It is a statement of Lou’s contempt towards the voters, and towards the exercise of free speech. Peterson was one of MANY Democrats that understand that Lou has undermined the party. He has turned the county party into a machine that feed off of his own ego, and serves ONLY his own purposes, riding roughshod over the rights of others that would dare to open their mouth.
The final decision not to include Peterson with the party line was made by Magazzu.
“The county chairman makes the decision on the line,” he said. “The decision was made to show that (Peterson’s) attempt to destroy the Democratic Party was not appreciated.”
And there we have it, Lou, in his massive ego and puny mind, forgetting to think before engaging his mouth, informs the public that he, Lou Magazzu, IS the Democratic Party. If you do not toe the line, Lou will unilaterally make the decision to oust you. Why? Because Bruce, along with two other lifelong and ardent Democrats tried to fix the system from the outside after realizing that Lou had too much of a stranglehold on his minions to allow them to effect positive change from the inside. After all, Lou holds the power to take away jobs and positions from those that would disagree, and to give jobs and positions to those that will blindly follow and obey.
Hopefully Deerfield Democrats will realize that this is an affront to them, and will do the right thing when voting in this upcoming primary.