Steve Noble has released a press release and a posting on Facebook which alleges that Shayne Gallo is not a "real Democrat" because he is seeking the Conservative Party line.
Then, Noble attempts to explain what the Conservative Party and Democrat Party members believe in philosophically. Let's take a look at this lunacy for a moment.
A Democrat who takes the Conservative line is not a real Democrat. So, Sheriff Van Blarcum is not a real Democrat? Lew Kirschner, a legendary Democrat politico who ran multiple times on the Conservative line, is not a real Democrat? Former County Democrat Chair John Parete? T.R. Gallo? Frank Dart? John Dwyer? How about Uncle Jim? He ran for Alderman on the Conservative line for Alderman.
Allow me to educate you, Steve, on Republicans and Democrats. Not all Republicans are conservative and not all Democrats are left wingers or liberals. When you make a silly statement that seeking the Conservative line makes you not a "real Democrat", you insult conservative and moderate democrats.
If you said Shayne is not a far left liberal, that would be true. Shayne is a moderate to conservative Democrat. However, to say he is not a democrat is plain nonsense. Shayne comes from an old school, Democrat family with roots going back over 100 years. T. Robert "Bobby" Gallo and his son, Thomas R. "TR" Gallo were definitely democrats. So is Shayne.
However, let's take a look for a moment at what you believe the philosophy of Democrats should be. You said, “Democrats support more tax dollars going to welfare, food stamps, unemployment benefits and other programs designed to support people in need.” Really? Real Democrats think more money should be spent on welfare?? I guess Bill Clinton is not a real Democrat by your view. He signed into law welfare reform.
I guess it also means that if anyone out there enrolled as a Democrat thinks that Social Services spending needs to controlled is not considered by Steve Noble to be a real Democrat. I know a lot of Democrats who want more controls on spending. I am not sure they know that Steve thinks they are not democrats.
According to Steve, if you do not support legalizing marijuana, you are not a Democrat. I know a lot of democrats who do not support making pot legal.
I could go on, but the point is clear. Steve Noble thought he was going to hurt Gallo, but he just lost a tremendous number of moderate and conservative democrats, You still have Tom Hoffay's support. If you have about $3.00 to go with that, you can get coffee at Starbucks.