It seems that every time we get near the end of an election season, idiocy goes into overdrive. Sometimes it is over the top claims by candidates or ridiculous behavior by campaign staff. However, this time, someone may have taken things a bit too far.
If you read this blog you know several Black pastors have come out on the radio and endorsed Republican incumbent Greg Ballard over Melina Kennedy in the race for Mayor. Well apparently someone either in or associated with the Marion County Democratic Party didn’t take too kindly to that and has crossed the line by allegedly making threats against the ministers.
-Abdul Hakim-Shabazz Indianabarrister.com post: Your arms are too short to box with God-
I have listened to several radio personalities here in Indianapolis for years now, Greg Garrison, who I have quoted here often, and also Abdul. Both know a lot about the law, and how things are to be, and both are Conservative. GASP!!!
But over the last few months we here in Indianapolis and the surrounding area have been treated with the same kind of politics that the nation has been treated with. Lies against one, and defending the other against them. We see this happening all the time in the national race for President. But locally we are getting it too.
Here we have the incumbent mayor (R) Greg Ballard, who has brought this city back from a deficit from the previous administration, who is running for re election, and his challenger, (D) Melina Kennedy, who was part of the previous administration.
Now, instead of running for the office, like I would have, saying that ‘Mayor Ballard has done a good job, but I can do better’ premise, Melina Kennedy has run on slander, lies and untruths. And when her statements are shown to be untrue, she continues with them over and over again.
But that isn’t the only thing that bothers me about this. WIBC has been running the ads for both Mayor Greg Ballard and Melina Kennedy, and to me it would be better to confront the lying party, and tell them, they will not run the ads anymore until the “untruths” are taken out. But, that hasn’t happened either….
This time, I am quoting from the blog Indiana Barrister, written by Abdul Hakim-Shabazz. He has it seems the best coverage on what is going on here in Indianapolis, Marion County.
Melina Kennedy is running on several premises, one of which is that Mayor Greg Ballard is a racist and doesn’t have any blacks in his appointments. He does. And he also has many in the Black community that have endorsed him….yet Melina Kennedy keeps saying he doesn’t. That only she does. From the post listed above from Adbul Hakim-Shabazz is this:
Abdul spoke with Pastor Mel Jackson of the Westside Community Ministry, one of the ministers in the ad on the radio that endorsed Ballard over Kennedy. He said that he has received several calls at home telling him he was going to be sorry for his endorsement that retaliation was coming. I am also told by other sources that the leadership in the MCDP is promising to go after the ministrers and “take the gloves off” in the process.
Picking a fight with God, where do I begin?
When I looked at Pastor Jackson’s resume, working with the Indianapolis Housing Agency of Commissioner, The Midown Advisory Board, Project Safe Neighborhood, the Dawn Project and his volunteerism with Westside Communities Inc., working with the homeless and unemployed, I was shocked that somoene would be so brazen as to make threats against the man who has fought for the same people Democrats claim to represent.
Jackson also told me that he fought and marched against segregation in the South in the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s so he wasn’t afraid of threats. He told me in a phone interview that he fought for Blacks to be able to make up their own minds about whom to vote for and he wasn’t going to back down. Another minister said, “they are afraid we are walking off the plantation and they don’t know how to deal with us.”
First of all, making threats only results in police reports and caller ID results in arrests. Secondly, and more importantly, will any Marion County Democrats step up and denounce this behavior? The party was quick to run ads against Greg Ballard insinuating he was racist for using the phrase “difficult populations”. Will they steop up and speak out now? I think calling a black minister and making threats over who he supports in a political race ranks a little higher on the righteous indignation scale. I have my disagreements with some of the Black church in this town because they are more like Rev. Ike or Daddy Rich in “Car Wash” . But calling a black pastor and making threats against him and potentially his family? Because of the way he wants to vote? Is this 2011 or 1911? Now on that, I made that last sentence bold to emphasis a great point.
Pastor Jackson also told me he has his faith as a shield which has helped him through the years. He may also want to keep a sidearm as well because after this type of behavior you can never be too careful. Especially around Halloween, there are too many opportunities for someone to show up on his doorstep wearing a white sheet. And the sad part is that the person under it won’t be asking for candy.
I ask this one again? Is this 2011 or 1911? I have to ask this because the liberal left is acting like it is 1911, and they want everyone else to act that way too. Everything that doesn’t agree with what they say, is considered racist, and we have to be punished for audacity such as that.
Conservatives are the racists to them. We are the ones that are destroying this country. Not them. We have to remember as we fight these people on principle, my friends, that to them, we are the enemy. So we have to keep that in mind as we “fight” this war for our country. And yes, Virginia, this is war. We keep forgetting that fact, and we keep losing because of it. It’s time we took up our arms, and fought them. I know a lib somewhere will come down on me for using that terminology, but they use it against us, so all’s fair in love and war. And this contains both. A love for our country, and a war to keep her. Remember that or we on the right will continue to lose. Mark my words.
May God Bless our efforts to help get America back, and put God back into our country
God Bless America, Bless all Americans, and bless us to start using more common sense.