SULLIVAN * DEMOCRAT * CONGRESS 21st DISTRICT
10 AUG 08
Contact: JPS 438 5230
DEMOGUY WENT TO THE MOSQUE. WHAT HAPPENED?
A REPORT YOU WILL NEVER SEE OR HEAR IN THE MEDIA
Joseph P Sullivan , of Albany, Democratic candidate for Congress
21st District, went to the Islamic Center of the Capital District
Mosque, Colonie, to meet with local Muslims, Saturday evening.
Media coverage of the event was non-existent, or superficial.
Why? Hey, it was Saturday evening. Furthermore, the media is
not serious about campaign reform. Campaign coverage is
driven by cash. Candidates must pay to play. No cash no
So, what happened at the Mosque?
Turnout was good. Dr. Husain and the organizers of the forum
were hospitable and fair, although a number of the audience
All the Democratic candidates for the 21st Congressional District
were present. Brooks, Darius, Tonko and Steck pandered and
groveled to the audience, Demoguy (Joe Sullivan) did not,.
Some in the audience complained of not feeling accepted in
An Imam, complained of racial profiling of Muslims at airports
and in other circumstances. He called upon the 5 Democrats to
pledge, if elected, to end racial profiling. Darius immediately
Jumped to his feet and took the pledge. Brooks, Tonko and Steck
nodded their agreement. Demoguy (Sullivan) refused.
Sullivan was called "Redneck" by a number of the audience.
Redneck was a slur used to disparage poor southern whites
of Irish and Scots-Irish origins. Sullivan said: Thank God for
Rednecks who fight and die for America.
Sullivan made the following points:
* People profile themselves by their behavior. When Muslims
do not speak out and condemn terrorism and terrorist behavior
their silence is interpreted as condoning that behavior.
* The Muslims did not have an American flag and did not recite
the Pledge of Allegiance at the forum. Some in the audience
argued that the Mosque is a religious place that need not
display a flag. Sullivan replied that the Mosque is in America
and this was a political forum for candidates for the Congress
of the United States of America.
* As the call to evening prayers began, Sullivan made the closing
comments saying: I detected much hostility and anger among the
audience tonight. Welcome to America. Do not be part of the
problem...be part of the solution. Love America.
As you go to your evening prayers...pray for yourselves, pray
for us candidates, and pray for America.
Dear voter, recipient(s) of this message
As you read and reflect on this, pass this report along to others
and invite them to do the same.
We can save America and ourselves. We can take back our
government, from special interest/cash domination, and
we can once again have the America handed to us by the
Founding Fathers, and paid for in blood and limb, by our
YES, WE CAN! The Primary is September 9. Noon to 9 pm. Be there!
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