Why quoting Dave Chappelle loses you an election and other dime store philosophers advice for failed politicians

Apparently I came in last because I’m “not allowed to type or say the nword”

He comes back with a screen shot of my post after watching Dave Chappelle’s WYSO benefit. Here’s the official damning screen shot:

Dave Chappelle complained about not being able to say “faggot” on national tv- but he could say “nigger”- just watched a bunch of hockey players say fuck on national tv as they hoisted the Stanley Cup. my how times have changed....

The “smoking gun screenshot” of Esrati being a racist

Because George Carlin said the 7 words you can’t say on television, this instantly sums up all of George Carlin apparently as well.

By the way- Carlin didn’t include the “n-word” in his list. And also, because I don’t believe in sugar coating things when quoting people, I don’t misquote them by changing Chappelle’s “nigger” to “n-word” because he said “nigger” not “n-word.” If you don’t believe me on that, well, obviously you don’t know a damn thing about that foul-mouthed gentleman, Mr. David Chappelle. You know, the guy who threw a big party to “cleanse the Oregon District” after a real crazy motherfucker shot the place up.

And in discussions about that party, I also suggested that a voter should be killed (but that story has already been discussed- see this post: “Esrati wants you to die, violently and other fan fiction

So, of course, no you shouldn’t elect me, despite anything else I might have said or suggested I would do once elected.

I also lost because I’m a dick, an asshole, a racist and a fool. I could probably find about a hundred other reasons in my Facebook feed, including the constant posting by the self-declared head of the “new black panther party” in Dayton of my photo with some other outrageous statement.

In jest, I wrote back to a guy who was asking for help with fixing up baseball fields in Dayton, I “channeled Nan Whaley” for my response- those words, which were the exact opposite of everything I stand for, became a reason not to vote for me as if that was my position. Apparently people on Facebook don’t know what the word “channeling” means- leading me to suggest a reading comprehension test for voters, which immediately branded me as suggesting we go back to our roots as a racist country that tries to disenfranchise voters by any means possible.

After reading all of these very un-reasoned and unsubstantiated claims, it’s easy to understand how this country elected Donald Trump and is still not out in the streets demanding he be removed from office for any number of his insane actions (yes, “insane” because none of it makes any sense unless you’re full blown crazy- don’t make apologies for him, because he’s draining the swamp- he’s also removing the meager protections from climate change and the EPA so we’ll all die sooner than later).

There are no perfect people, and especially no perfect candidates. People who choose candidates by looks or appearances over substance are what’s killing our country. When all the Bernie bro’s stayed home with their feelings hurt- we got Trump. When people say they don’t like me- vs “I really like our jail just the way it is” or “his views on economic development are all wrong, we should spend all our tax dollars buying junk buildings to give away to rich folks from out of town.” That’s real.
I’m a dick, an asshole and a narcissist too- because you almost half to be to think you should run for political office in this country and put yourself under the microscope.

Get used to it.

But not voting in 2020 because your choice didn’t make it through the primary will lead to Trump’s re-election, just like Tuesday got you four more years of mediocrity.

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Click on image to download complete PDF election results for Nov 5, 2019

If you want to know who really lost on Tuesday, try looking at the Board of Elections final vote counts and race results. Realize that it requires more votes to petition to remove Matt Joseph than he actually got elected by (the charter specifies you need 25% of the number of voters in the last gubernatorial race, which is WAY higher than the  6,878 votes he “won” with.

Or the even bigger losers, voters who didn’t even have a candidate to vote for- or had to vote for the only candidate on the ballot. That’s not indicative of a functioning democracy folks. We had 64 races where there was no choice, or even no candidate on the ballot in Montgomery County alone.
Why do Verona or Phillipsburg even exist as political jurisdictions? Is it really worth having local representation for a place where people can’t be bothered to run?

(hint- that was one of my main platforms, we have too many elected offices and jurisdictions in Montgomery County.)

But, I’ve distracted you. I lost because there is something wrong with me. I even caused Shenise Turner Sloss to lose according to the black pussycat on Facebook (yeah, I shouldn’t bait him, I know).

We need to be “perfect people” to govern. Or, we’ll suffer the fate of Katie Hill who resigned from Congress because she was outed for having nekkid pictures (OMG- there will never be a politician elected born after 1990 if this is the new standard).

Running for office requires incredible self-confidence in the days of the court of social media. It’s not just Russian trolls manipulating you to believe dirt, it’s your actions in spreading it and accepting it. At all levels. Someone wanted to challenge me to a debate AFTER the election on FB, but, hell, we don’t even have debates on the campaign trail- we have “forums” a sanitized version of political speech.

If you want to know why most people lose elections in America anymore you aren’t going to find it on this blog, or even in the news. The place to look is the campaign finance reports- where you can try to follow the money.

The reason I lost, the reason Shenise lost, and the reason Dayton lost, is that there are a lot more people in this city who rely on the culture of corruption to put food on their table and they spent wildly to make sure their gravy train keeps running on time.

Thank you to those of you who believed in me enough to donate, to vote and to believe that others might see through this sham we call elections instead of auctions.

Next time, volunteer early, dedicate serious time to walking and talking and making sure voters get educated, and of course, find a perfect candidate to run for office, if such a thing exists.

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