Tuesday, July 10, 2007

UCDW comes out against Wilson Pakula for Bradley


A mesage from Julie McQuain, President of the UCDW:


At our regular monthly meeting last night, the members of Ulster County Democratic Women unanimously voted to oppose granting a Wilson-Pakula waiver in the DA race.

The discussion was lively and included the following points:

1. A Wilson-Pakula waiver has been used to cross endorse someone from another party when we Democrats have no suitable candidate available.

2. After an energetic, issue-driven campaign conducted by 3 candidates Jonathan Sennett, an enrolled Democrat, won the approval of the full County Committee decisively on June 4th.

3. Vincent Bradley, a non-enrolled person, had many opportunities to persuade Democrats that he would be the best candidate for the Democratic Party, and did not.

4. Despite last-minute changes to the Democratic Executive Committee roster, Mr. Bradley’s supporters failed to win approval for a waiver on July 1.

5. Mr. Bradley has accepted the endorsement of the Conservative Party and of the Independence Party -- and therefore has the opportunity to run on those lines in November. No voter will be deprived of the ability to support Mr. Bradley.

6. With Julian Schreibman's withdrawal from the race there is now no need for a Democratic primary, unless a waiver is granted.

7. A Democratic primary could dissipate resources better used in the general election.

Julie McQuain, President
Ulster County Democratic Women
www.ucdw.org

19 comments:

ralph childers said...

Talk about leadership! Thanks ladies for taking action and making the results of that action known. Seven solid points to support your position. Your use of the term "changes" in item four was interesting. Did you ever consider "manipulation" as a more appropriate term? Keep up the great work for democracy and for the Ulster County Democratic Party.

Anonymous said...

If Julie is against something then I'm for it. There is nothing good about that woman. When she took over the UCDW they were a great organization. Now they have little or no attendence, only women who love Sue Zimet and still enjoy hearing Sue speak about herself. Julie's next goal will be to destroy the county committee. God help anyone McQuain supports.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous at 7:50 PM

Perhaps the simple courage to attach your name to such a statement?

Anonymous said...

You To!!

Anonymous said...

Julie McQuain is a smart woman who tells it like it is. Sorry if you don't agree with UCDW's reasoned approach to the Wilson Pakula issue.

Anonymous said...

Sure, attach a name and then you become the next target.
The people associtated with McQuains group are vindictive and mean spirited, not to mention dwindling under her iron fisted rule. Because you use big words and say something with a smile on your face as McQuain has done, does not change the tenor of the message. The message coming from that group for the past couple of years is clear, "get rid of Parete and let us take over". When that is your base, what do you think will be the result of any discussion? Julie believes the county party "owes" the womens club something. They have only been in existence for a few years and are very, very selective in their support of Democrats.

So Ralph, you can call that leadership if you want. I will call it, to use your word, manipulation, and you just joined Julies club of "manipulatee's".

ralph childers said...

..."vindictive and mean spirited"? Nah, just trying for free and open democratic government.

"you just joined Julies club of "manipulatee's"."
Please forgive me but this is such basic grammar I feel, and I surely have no idea who you are so no need to feel hurt, that you need to understand that possessives need an apostrophe ('), plurals do not. Best, ralph

Anonymous said...

"Julies club of "manipulatee's

Dear anonymous, Possessives require apostrophes ('), plurals do not. You're welcome, Guess who!

Anonymous said...

ralph

Names require capitalization.

Anonymous said...

Parete is making his own party the Party of Exclusion...trying every trick in the book to turn his back on Sennett. Bring on Julie.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting when Parody hijacks the party and ignores the will of his people...he is a hero. When Julie leads with a vision and sense of purpose you say she is iron fisted. One is self serving and the other is called leadership.

ralph childers said...

Nah, I choose to use lower case on the computer for my name. Did you, or whoever the other anonymous person is, misuse apostrophes on purpose? If so, my apologies. rrc

Anonymous said...

If Julie McQuain is ever the Democratic county chair, I will withdraw from the party. I would rather not be involved with people who present themselves as the upper echelon of intellectuals in th Democratic party. The condescending tone of the UCDW rhetoric as presented by McQuain, is demeaning and very disrespectful to others opinions. The superiority complexes that these people exhibit is frightening.

You can call McQuains's reasoning anything you want. It is self serving, a means to an end only. That end is to get rid of John Parete. McQuain is fighting her battle using the UCDW as her weapon of mass destruction.

Anonymous said...

Julie is terrible with a capital T. She has destroyed the womens group and now she wants to kill the rest of UC. I hope she and her group take over then we'll sink back to the dark days when republicans ruled everything. Her boss Sue Zimet has so far told people shes running for Senate, Assembly and now says Executive. Julie and her small band of women members need mental health help. They don't belong in public service.

Anonymous said...

You people are nuts.

Stop the anonymous slurs against Julie McQuain this instant. How vitriolic. How cowardly. How pathetic you are.

You obviously have personal issues, which I'd recommend you see a psychologist for rather than spewing your negativity across the internet.

If you are so simple-minded to even consider withdrawing as a Dem if Julie McQuain were our Leader, then good riddens. Be gone from this Party.

But consider what will you become. A Republican? Sounds like you already are.

How about NOP? Go on; take the path of least resistance. Be as gutless as Vince Bradley Junior.

Or what about an Independent? Yes. Then you can join the likes of Dietrich Warner and wilfully sell out to whichever major party offers the best deal to buy your endorsement.

Candidly, whichever group you next choose, you'll be doing the rest of us a favor because sullying these pages with malicious comments about strong, democratic leaders, as you have done, does all Dems a great disservice.

Such behaviour, aside from being childish and irresponsible, it is anthithical to our own core values as Democrates. Educate yourself, read our beliefs on our own county website. And I quote:

"We believe in working constructively, for the benefit of all Ulster County citizens."

"We believe in bridging our differences, not segregating and demeaning one another because of those differences."

If these values don't appeal to you, or if you simply disagree, then please, quit the Party this instant. You won't be missed.

Anonymous said...

The last one is the truth thats what we should all be working for

Anonymous said...

Is it me or is this post as hypocritical as it gets?

Anonymous said...

You people are nuts.

Stop the anonymous, slurs against Julie McQuain this instant. How vitriolic. How cowardly. How pathetic you are.

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