The PCC students are the most important segment of the Community College system, Yet, College administrators and Board Members have ignored them, following the culture of former Chancellor Ray Flores. The ones who stand to lose the most are ones that are most ignored. Lets stand by the students, support them and attend this event in their support as they Too are part of our community and are seeking much needed change!
Unfortunately, the Pima County Leadership fails to grasp the point here. The real issue here is that when the party leadership takes sides between democrats no matter who they are, it hurts the party and turns off Democrats. I can tell you that playing favorites as is now being done by the Party Chair only deepens the divide within the rank and file democrats. The core values of our party are measured by the actions of its individual leadership. Those actions, unfair as they sometimes can be, reflect the unethical values of its leadership.
In the case of Mr. Flores, the Democratic apparatus raised over $13,000. to run a despicable, dirty slimy personal attack on Mr. Flores. Much of that money was raised by misleading donors. not informing them what the money was for and funneling it through the Democratic Party to fund the so-called independent campaign. But that is water under the bridge as far as I am concerned, I only hope that the Pima County Democratic Party does not stoop that low again.
Mr Rogers can use excuses all he wants and lean on the executive committee on these decisions, the fact is that ultimately, HE is responsible for the unethical and ill advised decisions he so gleefully carries out. Just because its legal, does not mean its right!
In the case of MAS, and the TUSD board, one can disagree with the decision as I do, but those positions are non-partisan and the voters will no doubt make their decisions at the polls with out the Democratic Party Chair announcing to the world that he is the kingmaker as to who should run in the up coming election.
Just for the record, I was involved in the Flores campaign, and to be clear, that campaign is over, someone lost and someone won, my comments here are those of wishing to merely state an opinion on the fallacy of the decisions that this Chairman is trying to defend. To defile another Democrat by the Democratic institution is not only wrong, it is unethical and immoral! If we continue on this path, you can be assured that the republicans will eat our lunch in the up coming elections. In my 40 years involved in Pima County politics at many levels, I regret to come to the realization that the Democrats are becoming more like the Republicans, they eat their own young! Undoubtedly we will see Democratic Primaries in the up coming elections, particularly in the congressional races, I hope the Democratic Party Leadership lets the candidates compete for the minds of the voters without interfering and supporting their anointed favorites, even if they are incumbents. Let the voters decide, once they are nominated, lets go out and get our Democrats elected!
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