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Miami-Dade's Local Democratic Party Sucks

Categories: Luke's Gospel
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Alex Izaguirre
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke goes after Miami Democrats for supporting losers in local elections.

Miami-Dade Democrats are feeling mighty good about President Barack Obama getting reelected and propelling Joe Garcia to Congress. But when it comes local races, the party keeps supporting the same politicians who don't do anything for the African-American community.

They don't want to challenge their friends like Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson, to name just two. Now we have to put up with four more years of bullshit from county government.

When you start following these local races, you quickly realize that party affiliations don't mean squat. It's all about the money and who is going to get it. That's why we have African-American commissioners who don't have a plan to stop the violence, create jobs, and make places like Overtown and Liberty City beautiful places to live.

Instead you have Edmonson giving away land and sweetheart deals to affordable housing developer the Carlisle Group so they can build big apartment buildings in the middle of neighborhoods with single family homes. 

Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party doesn't do anything to stop her or support other candidates. I went to one of their meetings and it's always the same excuse: "Oh, these are non-partisan races." I felt like becoming an Independent when I heard that crap. By supporting right-wing Republicans and do-nothing Democrats in local races, the party is disenfranchising African-Americans in Miami-Dade County.

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3 comments
floydianslipped
floydianslipped

Never mind that a lot of these same disenfranchised KEEP VOTING Edmondson and the rest BACK INTO OFFICE WITHOUT FAIL because they mistakenly beleive she's looking out for the African Ameican community.

Brian Finocchi
Brian Finocchi

Maybe Uncle Luke can become commissioner of the Miami pop warner football league.

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