Thursday, March 24, 2016

JoAnn Golden at the Lake Worth City Commission employs Rule #8 from the "Rules for Radicals"

Here is Saul Alinsky's Rule #8:
"Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new."
After all the political wedge tactics, staged protests, and divisiveness created by JoAnn Golden (using her family's enormous wealth), she said the following at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, 3/22:
"It's been a very divisive time and I hope we can get back to being a city that we're all proud of."
Can you believe it? In the video (below) she first tries to 'draw into question' the engineering plans of Mock Roos, saying their work is, "Not really jiving with me." Then, at the 1:05 mark in the video she claims someone, "gave her the finger" in the chambers that evening. I was there and I didn't see anything like that occur.

Ms. Golden happened to be sitting in the same row as me, right behind The Obtuse Blogger (TOB). The two were whispering and passing notes throughout the meeting. Later on, after asking around, no one else recalls seeing Golden getting "flipped the bird".

At the 1:20 mark in the video she makes the incredulous comment you read above. Watch for yourself:
Beyond hypocritical is it not?

Now let's consider just a few of the things Golden did, prior to the March 15th elections, to make Lake Worth, "a city we're all proud of":
  • Hoping to catch the City and public off guard, she waited until just before the deadline when the right to file a lawsuit against the City and the Gulfstream hotel would have expired (no one was surprised).
  • She's threatening another lawsuit against the City over "the homeless" non-issue, which was another way to divide Lake Worth.
  • She put up the divisive Anarchist candidate, Ryan Hartman, and with her family money financed his campaign.
  • For many, many months she's tried to confuse the public about the City's beach. Have you noticed those red & white signs?
  • She backed the candidate opposing Commissioner Andy Amoroso. Frank McAlonan's campaign literature championed the lies about building heights in Lake Worth and about the beach also.
And that's just the surface. Want to talk about the influence of money in Lake Worth politics?

She is a major source of division in this City. The voters in Lake Worth have noticed that as well. The last election wasn't only a mandate for the majority on the City Commission, it was also a rebuke of the tactics used by people like Golden.