Tolbert And Too Much Corruption

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7 Responses

  1. Abandon Hope says:

    Well said. DavidK will perpetrate the myth that Susie Byrd controls District 2 voters. That’s an insult to voters and a lame excuse for his guy Tolbert who does well in the non-profit world but not in public office.

  2. Jud Burgess says:

    I disagree. I think most people who who voted against Tolbert did so because of all the negative publicity surrounding him, in particular his participation in the walking quorum and the subsequent Texas Ranger investigation. The EPTimes had him (and the others implicated, but him in particular) on constant rotation espousing his negative qualities.

    Most people, contrary to what you and David K. believe, have no clue as to the connection between him and the Byrd/Escobar agenda. This is a common theme in blogposts (including mine) but very few people are in that loop. As truthful as this connection may be, it is something that isn’t even close to most El Pasoans radar.

    And just because only 8.33% of registered El Paso voters voted doesn’t mean they even know or care who they are voting for. I found this out when I garnered 448 votes with a lot of blood (literally), sweat, propaganda and dollars invested in my run for D2 City Council rep, while Dolores Baca received 442 votes without having invested anything into the race. She had no platform or presence that I am aware of BUT she did have the second slot on the ballot which is the only reason I can find that she got the votes. Not only are we dealing with inertia and apathy among local voters, but it seems we also have a problem with many who vote do so with various levels of ignorance.

  3. Look in the mirror says:

    Come on, what is this Jud ? Return the playbook to Hillary. He lost the election because he is arrogant, coarse, did nothing during his short term in office. He made the mistake of using the city rep position for a pulpit.

    His loss was self inflicted period.

    As the voters, true, many are just drones. Quality of candidates is so bad people have given up. Whether we like it or not, no new ideas and monotone platforms. are the result of a one party system. El Paso has managed to create its own version of californium with a sprinkling of communism.

    The only opinions or comments that are excepted are leftist, any other view is fiercely attacked with venom. Anything different is labeled as racists, anti-(fill in the blank). What has changed in the last ten years ? NOTHING. Take a good look at county and for once be honest with yourself.

    The Republicans,in this area, are just as guilty. They do NOTHING. We even have Republicans being advised to run as Democrats.

    We are the problem.

  4. Jud Burgess says:

    Mirror…I agree that we are the problem and most candidates weren’t offering anything new or honest, just the same old “I’ll make sure we get money for our streets” and “I’ll bring ethics back to City Hall” etc.

    And yes, Jim Tolbert’s ego is what got him into trouble although most people aren’t aware of his name-calling or the Ruth’s Chris fiasco. His ethical bumbling along with the media calling him out did him in.

    In fact, most people don’t give a rats ass as to what Byrd or Escobar are up to. That’s the way the two like it. The more ignorance, the better they are able to carry out their selfish and harmful agendas.

  5. James says:

    Jim Tolbert had a history of spewing a barrage of insults toward those who showed up to City CONcil against agendas he was for. He lost because he was too much like the totalitarian types of the past. He really shouldn’t have been in office in the first place due to a possible conflict of interest in removing his predecessor. Now I wish all the others would leave too, and close down city govt.

  6. Geraldine says:

    He created a cloud of corruption to get elected and got ousted amidst a darker cloud of corruption. If that is not poetic justice, I don’t know what is.

  7. Dennis says:

    Good rittance. Turn the chapter on this jerk and boycott the L and J cafe.

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