Friday, October 3, 2008

Rainbow Rebels' Colors Won't Fade

Sorry, I was really trying to come up with a title that would tie in the fact that the Rainbow Rebels have officially set up shop in what was previously a laundromat. I know, it's cringe-worthy.

The Village Voice did a much better job at it with Candace Giove's piece titled "Spin Cycle: Bronx Rebels Sort Things Out in a Former Laundromat." That's why real journalists get paid the big bucks!

Check out West Bronx Blog's coverage of the Dem rebels' new office opening.

*Photo courtesy of Candace Giove/Village Voice*



Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As a proud Puerto Rican,I am very sad to say, I am ashamed of Jose Rivera. He has conducted himself without honor.

No one can deny Mr. Rivera's impressive progresive record, and all of his brave accomplishments of the last 3 decades. From keeping our hospitals and community colleges open to helping rebuild our communities,to fighting for the rights of the people of the Bronx, South Africa and Vieques.

However, in the last six years, we saw a tragic departure of those priciples that has defined a man and his movement.

Now, the future of all Bronxites and of the Democratic Party of the Bronx lies in turmoil.
Jose Rivera's selfishness that has led us to this abyss, has made a veiled attempt to give the perception that all Puerto Ricans and Latinos are in sympathy with this mockery of a democratic convention. This embarassing demostration only proves, that smoking mirrors and violence is the only way Puerto Ricans know how to conduct ourselves. This is wrong.

The vast majority of us are decent, hardworking people. We are not thugs. We are in struggle for real heathcare, education, and true economic opportunities.

The majority of the people of the Bronx question Jose Rivera's leaderhip. Nepotism and cronyism that rivals Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith goes to Washington must not be allowed to continue.

We have all seen the product of the last six years:Yankee Stadium over the people and their parks; a contraversial filtration plant and the lack of real permanant jobs; the abuse of emminent domain and the monoply of overzealous developers and greedy landlords keeping Blacks, Latinos and poor whites in perpetual poverty.

Nature abhores a vaccum. Although, I would perfer a Puerto Rican, I cannot stay with a poor latino leader just because he is latino.

We must pick the best leader who will deliver for all of the people. We all have to eat. That's the American dream.

Today, our nation's economy may be literally destroyed due to selfishness and a failure of true leadership, just as last night,when I witnessed that very same level of selfishness that led us to a critical failure of leadership.

These are very serious times for our borough of The Bronx. We desprately need change at all levels of government.

We cannot and will not capitulate to what transpired lastnight. We must not let it end this way.


PS Tranquilo Bobi Tranquilo! Soy Boricua de pura sepa para que lo sepa! Cuando nosotros apprenda conportarnos como latinos unidos puerdemos a rescatar nuestro posicion otravez.

Una Boricua orgulloso!

Boogiedowner said...

BoogieDowner would vote that last anonymous poster into office... Go Rebels!