Different people have reported that Liberty County Democrat Party Chairman Nancy Archer is not answering her phone or her door as August 20th approaches. By that date, if no one is appointed by the current chair to head the local Democrat Party, there will be no local Democrat Party leader to help administer the November general election. The usually proud Democrat seems to have finally gotten over taking opportunities to talk about how the Democrat Party will always prevail because it is “The party of the working man.” Instead, with only about a third of local voters remaining on the donkey party’s side, Archer is ducking as she seems to be out of excuses for defeat after defeat. She loved the bright limelight of victory but can’t find time to shed light on how the party will rebuild itself after years of sliding into almost total oblivion. On August the 20th the Democrats will be void of a chairman here in Liberty County and the fair weather party will be in more disarray than anyone thought possible - except those who predicted and worked for a Republican revolution the last fifteen years.
So what happens to local Democrat candidates with their leader hiding and no one volunteering to take her place? Most of them are not running. The exception being Mike Little who at the last minute decided he would not put his name on the democrat ballot as he has seven times before. Some hid in the Republican Party. Those who ran as a Democrat on the same ballot with Barack Obama and claimed a sudden conversion experience can hardly be beyond suspicion in coming years. They didn’t run… they just hid from their previous allegiance.
The real “hide and go-seekers” are the two remaining Democrat commissioners. They have been abandoned by Nancy Archer and now they have to hide from all of their tax and spend past and from all of their good ole boy deals. Melvin Hunt is hiding by pointing to all the other Democrats he served with and publicly calling them “The evil empire”. He is now claiming all of the wheeling and dealing he and Lee Groce and Todd Fontenot did to expand their budget and spend spend, spend… Well, it wasn’t his fault. It was Groce and Fontenot and “other” the evil empire. It almost sounds like Flip Wilson years ago when he would declare “The devil made me do it.”
While Hunt is hiding by deflecting blame, Fontenot is trying to re-write history and say he has been a conservative all along. He has even tried to point at recently elected conservatives and criticize them for not being conservative enough. Fontenot on one hand wants to act like a diamond in the rough and say he is the last remaining conservative in the Democrat Party and on the other hand he is mounting the same ole election strategy democrats have used for years as he appeals to the black community to turn out in droves and re-elect him along with Barack Obama.
Nancy where are you? Melvin says Todd is evil and Todd ‘claims’ he is the only good “conservative” Democrat left. The kiddos are fighting and the adults might elect some more people to finally straighten this whole mess out. Nancy, please answer the doorbell!
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