You would think that in a city like El Paso where the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently put almost 30 public officials in jail for public corruption, that politicians would not pay criminals for advertising their campaigns. The message clearly being sent by Cortney Niland, Michiel Noe and Peter Svarzbein is that you need to be a criminal in order to get their campaign contributions money.
As I have written numerous times before, Jaime Abeytia is a criminal, as evidence by his extensive criminal record. As a matter of fact, he is currently under the court’s supervision, probation, for his latest violation of the law.
Yes, I will publicly admit it, I am jealous that Jaime Abeytia was paid $1,200 just for the city elections while I could not sell one measly advertisement spot for $100. Although the fact that no one bought my little advertisement spot is part of the reason I am writing this piece; the fact of the matter is that the $1,200 highlights the fundamental problem with El Paso.
You just cannot be an honest resident because the criminals have taken over the city. If you want to succeed in El Paso, you have to deal with criminals. That is the clear message being sent by the three political candidates running for office.
It is not about public policy or for the good of the city but rather it is about paying criminals to gain favor with the political elite. Because that is what the $1,200 in payments are, currying favor with the political establishment.
I have previously written about how Veronica Escobar was incubated through the Community Scholars with public monies while she was waiting for an opportunity to run for office. I have written how Susie Byrd is incubated along with others until an opportunity to have them run for office presents themselves. This scheme has been going on for many years and the latest example is the political monies being spent on Jaime Abeytia.
To many of you, the $1,200 may not seem like a lot of money but keep in mind that Jaime Abeytia is a criminal and thus it only takes pennies to keep him a float while an opportunity arises to place him once again on the public dole. Keep in mind that Vince Perez kept him on a taxpayer salary for as long as possible to keep him viable for future political shenanigans.
That is what is going on with the “advertising purchases.”
It has nothing to do with their effectiveness and everything to do with keeping Jaime Abeytia fed so that he can continue to be the subservient useful idiot he continuously proves that he is.
More importantly, ask yourself the following question; do you have to be a criminal to succeed in El Paso? As you ponder the answer to that question, look at who will likely be elected on Saturday and see whom they do business with.
As you continue to ponder that, remember individuals like Bob Jones who writes contrite letters from prison now that he has no one else to defraud. Remember Larry Medina, the politician everyone knew was on the take but kept getting elected or appointed to offices because he was “connected” to the power elite. He sued me because I allowed people to call him corrupt, which he is.
I can offer you many more examples of criminals that were held to a high esteem by the same people spending taxpayer monies today. The same people who are connected to people like Jaime Abeytia. Clearly, the message for the youth of El Paso is that criminality pays and honesty has no place in the political circles of the city.
Sadly, it is as simple as that.
This afternoon I will share with you a candidate that spent money at a gun store.