Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Great Guns! Mike McEntee is running for Mayor?!

Break out the Constitution ladies and Gentlemen. . .

Mario Burgos, a radical conservative local blogger,(link) triumphantly proclaimed that Mike McEntee is running for Mayor. I guess this is something we are supposed to be excited about. Oh, okay, I'm game, thank god Mike McEntee has jumped into the race to save us all. .. . finally I will be able to walk the streets of Albuquerque with my assault weapon and my son can bring one to school!

Before Republicans begin patting themselves on the back or breaking out the champagne glasses (do Republicans even drink champagne? It is, after all, French…) let’s take a fond look back at a sample Mike McEntee’s record:

1. Law Breaker -- Violated the Hatch Act, a federal law that prevents public employees from entering partisan elections. Mc Entee appealed all the way to the Appeals court on this one, and lost.
2. Received 11% of the vote in the 2001 Albuquerque Mayors race, even after being endorsed by the NM GOP.
3. Was the lone dissenting vote on the Council against a provision that would allow the forfeiture of the homes of parents that host beer parties for teenagers at their home. (link)
4. Believes that school officials should be armed. (link)
5. Believes that “most people in Albuquerque would like to retain their constitutional right to carry a concealed weapon.” (link)

This is just a sample of Mike’s extraordinary record. Go on the internet and you’ll find that this guy is a favorite of the radical gun-nut crowd and the property rights crowd. The Gallery of Guns(link), the First Amendment Center (link)Freedom.org (link) But voters should be aware of McEntee’s far-out conservative perspective and be aware that extreme groups think this guy is their man.

If I was a republican political consultant, I would realize that crime is down in Albuqueruqe and it is doubtable that the Mayor’s race will be a debate about guns or private property rights. It wil be interesting to see how they try to package this guy (or soften him up). Most likely, they will talk about him being pro business, and showcase his kids and his family or something like that. This will be fun to watch.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mario Burgos said...

Hmm, I wonder when I made the leap to become "a radical conservative local blogger?" I guess it must have happened during the decade plus I spent entrenched in the those right-wing training camps.

Yup, I'm sure that's it. Five years working as an educator in predominantly inner-city schools followed by six years of not-for-profit work. The sheer evil is just overwhelming.

Oh, and as long as I've got your attention, you're not likely to find me shopping at Walmart. However, as an owner of two small businesses, who works 80+ hours a week, I have a problem with unions who want to limit how large a business can grow.

7:38 PM  
Blogger The Voice said...

Is there a peanut vendor's union?

9:28 PM  
Blogger Roberto Iza Valdes said...

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11:18 AM  

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