Those folks “young in experience” are those people who have been willing to learn and study the issues and the procedures at more grass root levels before they jump into the deep end of the pool. Several of our local politicians have been touted as serving on this local committee and that city commission. These politicians are also touted as having served on city councils and as city mayors before they ventured out into races covering larger geographical areas and serving greater responsibilities.
Well, as these politicians learned and practiced at the city and borough levels; and networks and word of mouth a valuable commodities, one might expect with all this local experience and “on the job” training, they could count on a “leg up” from those politicians who have previously traveled this route of education and experience.
However, with the Republican Party this is not the case. It is the practice of Republicans to discount and negate the efforts of those people coming up behind them; essentially destroying the possibilities and potential of those “young in experience” following along behind. I have been told, the Democratic party does not do this to their up and comers. But might actually support and encourage them. Could this true??
It could be imagined that at a minium the more experienced politican would vote for the “young, new in experience” community servant. But to openly profess to others an unwillingness to support another person working on behalf of the same political platform. Well, folks, that is in a nutshell the Republican Party Eating Their Young.
Then comes the Spin!! The excuse – well those grass-roots contests are non-partisan so whoever is supported is of no consequence. Having a designation of non-partisan for local Borough elections is definitely true at this point in time. I, for one, would like to know the why and wherefore of that practice. Keeping the local contests as non-partisan, without being able to identify the motives and values of these public servants, does not serve the local voter.
Therefore, the local voter is left to past history (years in the legislature) and voting record (supporting $2.4M in bed tax) and open assembly statements (increasing tax on seniors) to recognize the blue color of the ethics of the local politican. So when one partisan politican openly expresses an intention to vote in a non-partisan race for someone of the other party, the ethics of that partisan politican are severely called into questions and that partisan politican can be considered as having “eaten his young.”