Saturday, January 15, 2011
Abdul May Be Making Stuff Up Again III
My friend, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, is out stirring the pot again. I guess we shouldn't be surprised. In this blog post, he accuses Ed Treacy of all sorts of things and says that Adam Kirsch, the Executive Director of the MCDP "berated" March of Dimes volunteers in the "parking lot" at the party.
I guess I should have known better when I clicked in to a post called "a Particularly Partisan Post."
Abdul claims that Treacy has been removing appointed PCs without letting them know or without telling their Ward Chairs. I haven't heard anything about this. I do know that the MCDP has been trying to get its house in order and has been trying to get effective PCs who will do the job of a precinct committeeperson in place. I have not yet heard of the phenomenon that Abdul speaks of, so I will say it's plausible but not entirely likely and Abdul or others may be misunderstanding something.
Abdul also claims that Treacy sent out a letter threatening PCs with their jobs if their areas didn't go Democratic. Again, I haven't seen the letter, and, as a Ward Chair I never received it. None of the PCs in my area have received anything like that, and none of my friends countywide have said anything. I believe I probably would have heard of it had it been done on a wide scale.
As far as the parking lot deal, there is a fairly small parking lot across the street from the new Democratic HQ at 148 E. Market St. It's not open for public parking, and I believe that it's actually shared by everyone in the building. There is no public "parking lot" at the new headquarters. If someone was parked there, they likely didn't belong there. Perhaps that was the reason someone was "berated" by Kirsch. I honestly have never heard Adam raise his voice for any reason, and I have had pointed conversations with him before.
As I commented on his blog, I think it sounds like Abdul is probably making sh*t up again to stir the pot or at least making a bigger deal about things than they truly are. He needs better Democratic sources, that's for sure.
I keep waiting for the expose on what happens on the other side of things since he claims not to be partisan.