Friday, January 26, 2018

“For those of you still stinging, hopping mad and angry that Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States.”


This is very important:

The blog post below is originally from November 10th, 2016, just a few days after the elections that year. It’s been shortened a little bit. Why? Because in retrospect, 1½ years later, a longer blog post would be just “bringing buckets of water to yesterday’s fire” as Palm Beach Post staff writer Frank Cerabino pointed out on Nov. 14th, 2016.

And once again, what’s never said enough: Thank You for visiting today.

So. Without further ado, let’s go back
to Nov. 10th, 2016.

Are you a Democrat and/or Hillary Clinton supporter? Still angry about the election of Mr. Trump and not sure who to get mad at?

Do you remember Nan Rich?
The Lake Worth “Nan Rich for Governor” phone bank and field office was hosted by none other than Yours Truly. But the powers-that-be got behind Charlie Crist instead. And the rest as they say,
“is history”.

I did my part back in 2014 to get a Democrat governor but my side lost. In the time since haven’t complained except to make this point: I still think Nan Rich was the better opponent to run against Rick Scott.

The powers-that-be in the Democrat Party disagreed and chose Crist over Nan Rich. Now Rick Scott is the governor of Florida and no amount of angst or hand-wringing will change that fact. Calling him an “a--h---” will get you attention but again, it’s not going to change the political realities any time soon: the Republicans control Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. now as well.

My heart truly goes out to those like State Senator Jeff Clemens when he takes that long ride north. It can’t be much fun for a Democrat.

Our elected representatives and City leadership have gone to Tallahassee to plead our case for giving Lake Worth more help and to a degree they’ve had success. It’s not any different now. They’re going to have to keep taking that long drive north and keep pleading our case for the City of Lake Worth.

So, the point is? Democrats alone are not going to solve Lake Worth’s problems and neither are the Republicans, alone. Others like self-described Libertarians hem and waffle, and try to come up with solutions whilst their neighborhood roads like North ‘J’ Street continue to degrade each and every day. Then there are Anarchists, Maoists, and the Communists too:

A flyer handed out in Downtown Lake Worth leading up to the elections last March [2016].

Amidst the noise and clamor what can a resident of ‘quirky’ Lake Worth do to help solve its problems? Below is one idea from a community activist, former commissioner and mayor, entrepreneur, author, and speaker who recently gave a talk in Lake Worth:

     . . . determine who is busy making a positive impact and do what you can to help them. Those people are not hard to find. They serve on boards, mentor children, seek to heal those who are hurting, raise funds for good causes, work hard to advance ideas and create jobs. They aspire. Oh, how I love that word. It makes all the good in this world possible.

In Lake Worth there are the complainers and there are the doers. And neither of them is “hard to find” here in this City. If you’re looking for ways to make this City a better place to live it’s the doers you need to listen to and follow.

They, the doers, don’t have a lot of time left over to complain about who the governor is or who the President of the United States is either. They have other things to do. Like improve the quality of life for so many of our residents.

The City of Lake Worth is non-partisan. We don’t make election choices because of who is a Democrat or who is a Republican, liberal or conservative, or “middle of the road”. The choice is about who makes the hard decisions and gets the hard work of governing and government done.

And let’s all work equally hard at keeping the national political dysfunction out of our City as well. We have more important things to do. And we also don’t need any more distractions, there are enough of those already:

To learn more about the Silly Red Sign (SRS) platoon use this link. They still think there’s a “wolf at the door”. There never was.

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