Harris campaign surrogate drops comments designed to inject racism into exposition of Delaware campaign finance concerns?

Received this comment on my blog today…apparently asking who is funding a campaign = political lynching? Who’s using hyperbole now? I have never accused Ms. Harris of ANYTHING you suggest I have. I have asked about the $$, I have asked her to denounce the sordid tactics and mailers which she has done is the most tepid manner, and not once have I looked out for my own status or benefits from this unpaid endeavor. It just doesn’t ring true, Michael.

Michael Wade
Submitted on 2012/05/01 at 12:00 pm | In reply to John Young.

Val Harris has broken no laws and her life’s story and life’s work has been to help empower minority young girls through education. The white guys club’s relentless and often anonymous attacks on her character are shameful. Looking out for your own benefits and status while throwing an accomplished minority woman under the bus amounts to a political lynching.

 

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8 thoughts on “Harris campaign surrogate drops comments designed to inject racism into exposition of Delaware campaign finance concerns?

  1. Michael Wade May 1, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    You fail to mention that union leader Jack Paladori has been encouraging you on your blog to go after Val, and you have done exactly what he has told you to do. (And yes, we all understand that you are accumstomed to doing everything he tells you to do.) It’s a shame that a union leader would slander an accomplished African American woman who has given her life to serving the under-priveledged. Yes, it’s Jack’s job to protect the wages and benefits of his members, and to help elect people like you who care more about the adults than the kids, but he’s really taking it too far when he attacks her character, and you take it too far when you do his bidding. (C’mon John, can’t you be your own man?) Here we have an African American woman who is deeply disturbed by the trend of (mostly minority) children in Christina not getting anywhere near the education they deserve, and running for school board to try and make a difference, & you & Jack are undermining her character in order to retain your beloved status quo that only benefits you and yours. Sorry white boys, you are gonna need to make some room in your club! Also, tell Jack to take down his anonymous hate blog that goes after Val!

    • John Young May 1, 2012 / 2:31 pm

      Let’s just deconstruct your comment, my rejoinders are in italics.


      You fail to mention that union leader Jack Paladori has been encouraging you on your blog to go after Val this is because he hasn’t though he has offered comments on here as you have, and you have done exactly what he has told you to do again, he has never told me what to do. (And yes, we all understand that you are accustomed to doing everything he tells you to do.) you have no basis for your remark other than speculation based on the fact you disagree with his comments that I even know Mr,. Polidori or recognize him as a union leader It’s a shame that a union leader would slander an accomplished African American woman who has given her life to serving the under-priveledged. I’m quite certain that your public school has let you down, particularly in the area of reading comprehension as Mr. Polidori has not slandered Ms. Harris, unless raising concerned about the shady 501©4 campaign funding process in which people and companies hide behind tax shield is your insane definition of slander. Yes, it’s Jack’s job to protect the wages and benefits of his members, and to help elect people like you who care more about the adults than the kids yes, you are right, I ran for a public office that pays nothing and have acted for three years to block intervention that have no demonstrable proof of working to protect adults, really? That is weak sauce sir., but he’s really taking it too far when he attacks her character again, reading comprehension problems, and you take it too far when you do his bidding keep saying it, it’ll make it true just like the fliers!. (C’mon John, can’t you be your own man?) I am, I’ve been voting AGAINST the status quo since I arrived on this board and against majority decisions for 3 years straight…..the failing board that Val’s 501©4 backers keep illuminating….I’ve been voting AGAINST that board…..imagine that, I’m actually your guy…..funny huh? Here we have an African American woman who is deeply disturbed by the trend of (mostly minority) children in Christina not getting anywhere near the education they deserve, and running for school board to try and make a difference, Just like me! & you & Jack are undermining her character wow, reading comprehension problems again in order to retain your beloved status quo which is what..or are you referring again to the fact that I have CONSISTENTLY voted against the board majority for 3 years that only benefits you and yours. You mean benefits my child with autism over a poor black child? Everyone who knows me, understands that my passion extends to all children. Sorry white boys, racist much?you are gonna need to make some room in your club! No need to make room, we welcome all people in Christina, unlike other schools/systems in our state Also, tell Jack to take down his anonymous hate blog that goes after Val! Can you get me his number? Really? Please link your proof he authors the blog, then we’ll talk.

  2. Michael Wade May 1, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Funny how John Young says he “never accussed” Ms. Harris of anything when his own dishonest, misleading headline reads: “Valene Harris embraces soft, secret money.” Also, I see you protected your “boss” Jack Paladori by removing his comments on your blog. Don’t worry, we’ve got the screen shots, and he will be held accoutable for his racially-tinged antics.

    • John Young May 1, 2012 / 3:44 pm

      I haven’t removed a single comment.

      Tell me exactly how my headline isn’t 100% true.

      Screen shot away!

      Who is we?

    • John Young May 1, 2012 / 3:45 pm

      The only racist here has been you sir.

  3. Jack Polidori May 1, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    There have been no derogatory comments directed at Ms. Harris. The comments have been directed at Delaware Voices 4 Education Action Fund, Inc.
    The invocation of racism is a sad and weak defense of an organization that refuses to disclose its donors.
    I wish Ms. Harris the best of luck in the campaign.

  4. John Young May 1, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    The sheer ignorance of your statement is an indictment of your integrity. Bebe Coker was wrong then and so was Mr. Smith. Were you at the meeting that Mr. Smith attended and made that comment at? No, OK then.

    The only person playing the race card on this or any other blog about Ms. Harris is….drum roll please……YOU.

  5. John Young May 1, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    No, Bebe was wrong to impugn the actions of our board. Pop quiz Wade…can you even tell me what we did?

    No one has undermined the character of Ms. Harris….EXCEPT Voices 4 Delaware Education Action Fund, which uses tax shield protections to undermine her own role in the event of a win. Quite a funny tactic….attacking the board and specifically a member who has voted against the board quite often…..

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