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Re: “Letters for July 9

Dellums must go! He's a fool as was Jerry Brown. But, let's put the blame where it belongs in terms of who voted for these idiots. The people of Oakland need to get it together and start voting for those who truly care and have the expertise to lead a city government.

Posted by Lumi on 08/14/2008 at 10:37 PM

Re: “Your Asinine Ron Dellums Quote of the Day

Dellums is pitiful and pathetic but I'm glad that people finally see him for the man he really is and not the icon where no one ever dare say anything negative about him. He never could be criticized until now and the voters of Oakland are to blame for being so unwilling to look realistically at Dellums (same problem with Obama - the new God. Lord knows he has more flaws than can be counted but we'll take style over substance.)

When I learned that Oakland begged Dellums to run for mayor, I shook my head in disgust. Everyone should have been smart enough to know that Dellums has no sense of what it means to deal with the nuts and bolts of city life. How many times did you ever see him among the "people" of Oakland and articulate exactly how to revitalize a neighborhood or a person who's completely disenfranchised. If you want a dreamer and philosopher, or someone who can vote for macro-level issues and articulate ideals, choose Dellums. If you want someone who can lead the city to safety and prosperity and community, consider someone with experience in these areas, but not Dellums.

Dellums has never shown this level of expertise but just like Obama, people are caught up in the hype and the glory and the "light" -as in stardom and messianic like feelings instead of real progress.
Hell, Dellums is the man who has always overlooked those who could not get it together. Look at the children from his FIRST family and how he thinks about them. In the 80's when asked by the Express about his children, he stated that his only children were those with Roscoe -- his second wife whom he had a second set of children. (and does anyone know why they divorced? Do you ever see the children of his second family around him anymore? Check it out.)
Because his first set of children were drug addicts and in jail, he has never wanted anything to do with them and literally disowned them. He refused to believe that their lack of progress had anything to do with his lack of parenting or care. Big loser. Unfortunately Oakland has to pay the cost maybe because they'd rather choose Dellums just to ensure that the city not be run by Ignacio and the Perata machine. Understandable. But the huge costs, and Dellums as a liability, were never weighed closely enough.
Oaklanders, admit that you've made a terrible mistake.
RECALL DELLUMS and get your damn heads out of the sand.

Posted by Lumi on 08/14/2008 at 10:20 PM

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