For the record, I am a registered Republican. I am an active Republican, supporting our slate of candidates, volunteering when my time allows. At the polls, however, I vote my conscience. I pull the lever for who I believe will be the best candidate. I am not a straight-ticket voter. No single party has all of the answers, or all of the most-qualified candidates. I believe people that vote party-line are shallow, and reckless with their freedom.
My two original partners-in-crime with this website are now, and always have been hard-core Democrats. One of my closest and most-trusted advisers, Calhoun, is a fairly liberal Democrat, according to his own admission.
Why do I bring this up? This website seems like a republican tool, with a lot of my anti-Democrat rhetoric. However, please, please read between the lines. When we reference Democrats on this website, we are referring specifically to the Camden County and Cumberland County corrupt Democratic Machine.
Lou Magazzu is not longer in a position of power over local party politics, because he didn’t entirely kowtow to Norcross’ every whim. Lou was on his own power-trip, his over-inflated ego causing him to believe he was a peer of Norcross, and not merely an underling. As we watch his authority slowing stripped away (poetically, sort of like his clothing) we also see two Norcross pawns placed in charge of the Cumberland County Party. Trust me, I know Balicki personally, and like him as a person. But I also know that he knows which side his bread is buttered on.
Watch the Camden money flow into the Cumberland County Democratic Party coffers this year. Norcross will spend mad-money to maintain control in this county. If there is even a one-Republican domination of the Freeholder Board, Norcross’ hold is weakened.
Why are our current Democrat leaders reluctant to confront Lou and his shenanigans? Why do they try to cover-up about the Blackberry? As we watch national political figures around the country step down for much less, our elected Democrats laugh in our faces. Why? I will let you in on my suspicions.
If Lou Magazzu is forced to resign prior to September, there is yet another empty slot on the ticket. There is now one more chance that a Democrat seat will be lost. They cannot risk this. If Lou resigns after the deadline, however, they are free to appoint whatever political hack they want. We will once again have an unelected Democrat, shades of Nelson Thompson, in office causing irreparable harm to the process.
Bill Whelan is refusing to force Lou’s resignation because he scoffs at the county voters. On his little power-trip he thinks he is going to pull one over on the residents of Cumberland County, with yet another appointed political crony – taking away our constitutional right to elect our own leaders. It is far past time to put an end to these political games that harm the process.