When you win, act like it.
We have all been surprised at times of the change in our elected class when they assume their elected office.
Our opportunity to witness wholesale change of position, opinion, or the art of ‘nuance’ is only eclipsed by the nagging reality that this has happened before. Nearly every time we have voted perhaps?
Politicians generally promise much, but fail on delivery nearly as many times as those promises are made. After an election, our ‘winners’ seem to seek out the losers in some misguided path of reconciliation. Often whole demeanor changes occur, and the strong willed, conservative, charismatic leader we wanted, becomes a pewling little excuse maker who doesn’t want to be hated.
The left doesn’t care about how we feel about them. The second hander who wants their government largess doesn’t give a rats ass about their tone, civility, or abusive language.
We have seen organized efforts to shut down debate, civil discourse, and open meetings in the past several months. Ask Jeff Sieting. The guy can’t even hang a supportive sign of our president, without being called out as a racist, bigot, homophobe. It draws the left out, who then looks for the Achilles heel. From the local fish wrap:
“It’s the super bigoted hate,” he said. “We didn’t realize what a bigot he was until when he was elected. That’s not us.”
Yeah, that’s what it is. “Super bigoted” SMH
Trolling the personal facebook feed for anything that can be used to demonstrate “hate,” “bigotry,” or whatever other nose picking defect is available to shame a political opponent from power. “That’s not us.” Henriet says.
Guess what? It most certainly wasn’t Henriet who elected this mayor in Northern Michigan. If anyone actually believes he voted for the winner of the seat of Kalkaska Village President, I have a suggestion for you; seek professional help.
Jeff Sieting, the winner of the last election for the office he holds, declined to change who he was. He proudly supports the president he voted for, and apparently has not caved to the demands of those who lost, want to keep losing, and live in a fantasy land.
“I owe nobody an apology for exercising my First Amendment rights,” he said.
Sieting’s refusal to apologize will prompt a meeting of local residents and others who help comprise the Facebook group “Kalkaska Residents for Peace” to determine how to move forward. The group of about 154 people will look at different options, including a potential recall and finding someone to run against Sieting in 2018, Anderson said.
Anderson questioned how Sieting can continue to lead the village after discovering the posts she said “support racism and bigotry.”
“You ran for office to represent all the people of this community, not just the white, non-Muslim ones,” she said. “You were supposed to represent all of your constituents.”
Sieting defended his Facebook posts, including the post he appears to have copied that calls for the killing of “every last Muslim”.
Sieting argued America has been fighting Islam for hundreds of years and contends all Muslims are evil, either by their actions or their lack of action to prevent violence by Islamic extremists.
The emboldened part is critical to note here.
Actually, he ran (as many pretend they do) for office as who he is. His neighbors know him. His friends support him. As seen by the supportive efforts of many to counter the leftist (losers) protests, he has not been abandoned. And he has not given up who he is.
Never mind the calls of racism, bigotry, etc. The progressive loser left has cheapened the meaning by calling every single conservative or traditional politico the same at some point or another. That type of rhetoric is all they have, completely lacking any substantive and desired winning traits.
And Sieting for his part, apparently doesn’t care what the other side thinks.
Good for him. He must know that another election is another dance. Another dance can certainly bring new faces. New faces brought by new aspirations or old flames.
But this time, he has his reality based responsibilities, and is having the time of his life.
As he should.