A sizable contingent of Shelby County Democrats worked their donkey-asses off last week at the Shelby County Fair. The group of spirited individuals interacted nightly with hordes of visitors at the Democratic Party booth beneath the grandstand.
Unlike prior years, the Democrat booth was a beehive of activity during the entire week of the fair and seemed to confirm recent rumors concerning a resurgence of the local Democratic Party.
Local Democrats confirm that the group has completed a re-structuring of priorities, yet the organization still strongly adheres to its core mission of increasing involvement in the political process and encouraging a free expression of ideas from all who desire to help improve the quality of life in Shelby County.
Enthusiasm expressed by this year's fairgoers may be an indication that the Democrats have a message that resonates with Shelby County residents.
Interest in the Democratic Party booth by the general public was met with a sense of disquietude from the group's Republican counterparts in the adjacent fair booth. For the most part, Republicans were either unaware, or blissfully ignorant, of the increased activity next door. However, a handful of the local GOP's more thin-skinned members took umbrage at a sign posted in the Democratic Party booth that promoted a comparison of deep-fried food products being peddled at the fair. Apparently, those individuals considered the sign to be political in nature and thought they were being labeled as "Bad Elephants". You can see a copy of the sign here. What do YOU think?
Posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Who do Jif Sponsil and I need to write to in order to get you to stop drawing cartoons this time? This one almost made me cry. Surely this can be considered a conflict of interest somehow. Maybe Lee can find me an address......
Your friendly Repbulican,
Posted: Tuesday, July 6, 2010
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I was/am very encouraged to see all of the activity in the Democrat booth at the fair. I'm not a Democrat (I'm an independent), but we need at least two strong and viable political parties in this city/county. One-party rule is always a prescription for abuse of power and lack of accountability to the working taxpayers. As for the sign: it's funny and shows that we have politicos in this county who have no sense of humor. Probably because they're spending too much time trying to figure out ways to fleece the local taxpayers.