Pete Schwartzkopf is a coward. No Democrat should vote for his reelection this fall. He should ousted as Speaker immediately.
Stephanie Bolden is a coward. She should be defeated this fall.
William Carson is a coward. Time for his retirement, voluntary or not.
Earl Jaques is a coward. He should be defeated this fall.
Melanie George Smith is a coward. Luckily for all of Delaware, she is retiring and we won’t have to deal with her betrayal anymore, but that makes her cowardice all the worse. Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split ya on the way out, Melanie.
Why are all these cowards cowards, you ask? Because on HB110, they did not vote. I prefer a no vote to a not vote. A not vote is the ultimate cynical disdain of the voter. You are saying you want a bill either to pass or defeated, but you are too scared to be held responsible for your vote either way. You are afraid to take a stand. You are afraid to piss off one constituent or another.
These legislators are elected to make these choices for us. Their first job as a legislator is to take a stand on a bill and vote it up or down. If they cannot do their first job, then they must be fired. Full stop. Schwartzkopf, Bolden, Carson, and Jaques should all be gone from the General Assembly. Pete Schwartzkopf will do this entire state a favor by never driving north on Route 1 again from Rehoboth. We’d all be better off.
So the reason for this screed is the House’s defeat of HB110 last night. HB110 would have legalized the recreational use of Marijuana. The vote tally was 21-15-5. Only one Republican voted yes, and I thank and congratulate Jeff Spiegelman for that. No Democrat voted no, but that hardly matters when 5 Democrats were cowards and sank the bill. If they had all voted yes, the bill would have passed with a 3/5ths majority. The bill needed 25 votes to pass because it imposes new taxes and fees on marijuana. It would have had 26 if those 5 Democrats had any principles or courage. I condemn them all. It matters not whatever else they have done in their careers. They are cowards and they should be gone.
YES – B.Short, Baumbach, Bennett, Bentz, Brady, Heffernan, J.Johnson, K.Williams, Keeley, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Matthews, Mitchell, Mulrooney, Osienski, Paradee, Potter, Q.Johnson, Spiegelman, Viola
NO – Briggs King, Collins, D.Short, Dukes, Gray, Hensley, Hudson, Kenton, Miro, Outten, Postles, Ramone, Smyk, Wilson, Yearick
COWARDS – Carson, Jaques, Schwartkopf, M.Smith, Bolden