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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thirteen Dem Pre-Primary Ballots Stickered by "Anti-Socialists"

Teabagsign A total of thirteen ballots submitted at the Democratic Party of New Mexico Pre-Primary Convention were defaced with stickers touting the candidacy of a Republican candidate for Congress in NM-01, according to Scott Forrester, DPNM Executive Director. Ten of them had names on them, which you can see below the fold.

As DPNM Chair Javier Gonzales said in an Albuquerque Journal article today,

"What a few fringe individuals who have a history of supporting Republican candidates did is nothing more than a cheap and juvenile prank. We are talking about roughly 10 stickers out of nearly 2,000 delegates."

The purported ringleader of the logo-stickers was former State Rep. Robert Aragon, who seems stuck on supporting Republicans while claiming to be a Democrat. Wouldn't it just be easier (and more effective) to go over to the GOP dark side officially? I'm sure he'd get a lot of respect over there with the right-wingers and their notably high regard for diversity.

Of course Aragon believes it's most of the rest of the Party of the People who are in the wrong place:

Aragon said Barela stickers were meant to protest progressive Democrats, who he said include Heinrich and who he claims are now controlling the state party.

"They are not Democrats; they are socialists," Aragon said.

I wonder what he and his fellow deep thinkers feel about Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry Truman. As a matter of fact, I wonder what they think of Mary Ellen and I since we're, you know, lesbians (gasp). Next thing you know they'll be complaining that dykes and faggots have taken over the Party. Or Jews. Or women. Or whoever the latest scapegoats are.


Personally, I think Robert has been listening to too much Rush-Beck or attending too many Tea Party raves. Or else he's just mad that he and his friends aren't getting enough attention in the political scheme of things. Robert -- feel it, release it, things change (as Marianne Faithful once sang).

By the way, Miriam-Webster provides this definition of socialism:

a: system of society or group living in which there is no private property; b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state.

I haven't noticed anyone in the Democratic Party advocating for that, but then I generally move in different circles than the sticker-agitators. You know, the ones who are working for Democratic values and Democratic candidates instead of mouthing right-wing platitudes and protesting in ways reminiscent of Los Tres Stooges.

Ten of the ballots had these names on them:

  • Bernice Herrera
  • Kylee Aragon
  • Felix Nunez Sr.
  • Leif Mendahall
  • Leif Mendahall Jr.
  • Robert Aragon
  • Betty Garcia
  • Angie Muehller
  • Chris Romero
  • Robert Moss

The three others were too cowardly to include their identities.

Oh, and by the way, it's a 4th degree felony to destroy a ballot.

March 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM in 2010 DPNM Pre-Primary Convention, Democratic Party | Permalink


Well, I am a member of at least one socialist organization--the Otero County Electric Cooperative. We own the equipment in common and pay into the coop for our electricity. And I am sure glad I am not at the mercy of PNM or some other capitalist electricity provider.

Posted by: Ellen Wedum | Mar 17, 2010 1:11:18 PM

I am certian it was 37 ballots not 13

Posted by: DINO | Mar 17, 2010 1:18:32 PM

Who knew Ellen was a radical!

Posted by: Fuzzy | Mar 17, 2010 1:18:40 PM

Why don't these anti-Dems take a walk and go where they belong or at least do something constructive to advocate for their views? This sticker thing was chicken shit.

Posted by: Rudy | Mar 17, 2010 2:43:30 PM

They're still yearning for the Manny Aragon days

Posted by: Hint | Mar 17, 2010 4:08:59 PM

wow, someone in his precict should vote him out. there will always be a trouble maker in a group. it is best to keep voting them out and they will get tired and move on.

Posted by: george | Mar 17, 2010 4:37:06 PM

Kylee is Roberts daughter; and Robert moss is engaged to aragon's other daughter Ashlee

interesting that Robert didn't see anything wrong with spreading the wealth around when it meant that big bill landed his dad a comfy job at expo new Mexico paying around 70k/year as a "community and legislative liaison"

Posted by: An aside | Mar 18, 2010 12:23:12 AM

Felix Nunez Sr. is the father of Felix Nunez Jr., who is running for Sheriff in Bernalillo County. Sr. is (or was) also in Law Enforcement and the two seem very close.

Posted by: Michelle Meaders | Mar 18, 2010 4:30:23 PM