Let me tell you from the get-go: Terry Bernardo will win this Republican primary.
Among the reasons are the self-serving political ineptitude of David O’Halloran (the BS artist formerly known as the Chair of the Rochester Republican Committee), and the fact that people have a hard time accepting that they were fooled for the last four years.
The candidates’ quotes in the September 6, 2013 Blue Stone Press article are risible.
From the mouth of Terry Bernardo:
- Constituents on Kyserike Road came to Bernardo about putting up signs and enforcing the speed limit along road by the school. Bernardo first discovered that the speed limit needed to be changed by the State and then new signs put up and lines painted.
Constituents on Kyserike Road? How many, and how did they multiply? Because I remember a list of Terry Bernardo’s top ten achievements in 2010. Here is achievement number 5, and you can see that back then the constituents were just one resident:
Back then Terry Bernardo used to give credit where credit was due:
- “Thank you to the Town of Rochester Town Board for helping to make this happen.”
In other words, she was thanking Supervisor Carl Chipman, her former challenger Councilwoman Manuela Michailescu and her present challenger Councilwoman Lynn Archer.
From the mouth of John Dawson:
- “That’s the way I fight towns, I get licenses,” Dawson said. “This way I know the facts and can use them to help people.”
Getting licenses to fight towns? If elected legislator, does he plan to fight his own town instead of representing it?
- “The county hasn’t held the budget. They’ve raised it, twice,” according to Dawson. That’s one of the reasons he’s running.
They? Who the hell is they? County Executive Mike Hein had a first negative budget in years, passed by legislature at the end of last year. Dawson doesn’t know jack…
- He says he felt he got the cold shoulder when bringing up the subject of taxes. That’s when he decided to run.
When and where did he bring up the subject of taxes? Rochester is proud to not have tax increases, what taxes is he talking about? Moreover, at the meeting on April 17 when he announced his candidacy the reason for running was to create jobs! Not a word about taxes, not a word about budgets…
Raising one’s hope for November, the crop of anti-Bernardo electoral signs of the last few days is obviously the contribution of somebody more sophisticated than Dawson or his main supporter.
Do you see the dilemma of the Republican voters in District 21? One candidate is recycling achievements trying to make us forget her husband and her badly stained record, the other is inventing issues every two-three days, not knowing why he’s running. Both part of the miserable legacy of David O’Halloran, the former chairman of you know what.
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe…
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco
Sadly Jon you are correct (the situation is sad, not that you are correct).
I am predicting most Republicans will have something better to do today than pull a lever (or whatever we do these days) for a non-deserving candidate. Write in anybody?
If this wasn’t so pathetically true and I didn’t live in Rochester… It would be hilarious. I am sure Rochester and Ulster County’s neighbors are getting a good chuckle at our expense… Literally!
Well chalk up one for old Lenny Boy. Today he gets to feel important. Because thoughout the County in town after town a whole lot of money is being spent (wasted) by taxpayers to hold primaries that only a small handful will show up to vote in. Why? Because his Independence Party candidates are hand selected with no caucus and for some reason some people think that party line is important to hold. But only Independence Party members can vote in the primary.
Actually they won’t even vote…, they will write in a name. Because the Len Bernardo favored children already are on the ballot. Careful on those spellings people. And use proper names, not nicknames.
To those election workers sitting like the Maytag repairman today…I hope you have a good book or at least wi-fi service at your polling places.
I’m calling for a county wide ignoring of the Independence Party. Wouldn’t it be humorous if in November NOBODY voted on the Independence line. 0. nada, zilch,
Sadly people are ill informed and believe the Independence party means they do not belong to a party. Let’s tell Len just where his party should go.
November is looking REAL good for Lynn Archer. Thank you David O’Halloran for dismantling the Republican Party in the Town of Rochester.