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October 12, 2010

Democrat Alderman's Home Vandalized; Campaign Lawn Sign Wrecked

Homegrown RightWing Terrorists Attack Political Enemies

Darnell Goldson, a Democrat Alderman representing the West Rock section of New Haven, CT, was letting his daughter out to the school bus stop when he noticed his house had been pelted with eggs and one of his lawn signs had been violently dry-humped and left for dead.

It was a campaign sign for Republican candidate Linda McMahon.

According to some insidey local scuttlebutt (read: a local rumor unverified by me, so buyer beware), a few weeks ago, this fellow was asked by New Haven Mayor DeStefano to not come out publicly in support of McMahon, but he did it anyway.

What does it mean to be a black Democrat in New Haven and Connecticut?

What I concluded is that in New Haven, it means being ignored by the Democratic nominee for Senate. It means that as a demographic that robotically votes for the Democrat, you will be ignored because, well, who else are you going to vote for?

So, the answer to the question as to why I am voting for the Republican is simple. It was many years ago I learned how to think for myself, and not let labels define who I am, or how I think. Yes, I registered as a Democrat at the tender age of 18, and yes, I generally vote for the Democratic candidate, but not always. I reject the notion of group-think; I like the American idea of individuality and freedom.

I no longer mindlessly vote for the label, but instead for the person I believe will best serve the community and issues that are important to me.

How refreshing.

Thanks to Wiserbud.

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