Friday, January 24, 2014

Morey: Grossman a 'Red Flag of Danger' For New Milford Dems

It is extremely unfortunate that at a recent Caucus of the Democratic Town Committee, many long-time, highly-respected New Milford Democrats including a former Mayor, former First Selectmen, former Council members, current Council members and former and current Commissioners were summarily rejected by newcomer and three-time loser Andy Grossman and a few disgruntled Democrats.

Talk about rejection?  Did anyone at the Caucus bring up the fact that on three different occasions Andy Grossman was given the opportunity by the Democratic Town Committee to run for political office?  He ran for Town Council.  Rejected.  He ran for the Planning Commission.  Rejected.  He ran for State Representative.  Rejected.   In all three elections, he was the lowest vote-getter.   

Clearly, Andy Grossman doesn't get the message that he fails to resonate with New Milford voters so, naturally, he wants to blame others for his election losses.  Clearly, one of the reasons that he lost all three elections was that his political speeches have no substance and are fraught with the idea of raising taxes on New Milford residents even higher.

Neither he nor his fellow malcontented Democrats have any fresh ideas;  years on the Council but not one of them has ever come forward with a fresh, original idea.  They are quick to criticize but offer no substance.

Andy Grossman wants to be the poster boy for a new Democratic Party in New Milford but, to the contrary, after his trifecta of election losses he should only be a red flag of danger for what the local Democrats have in store for New Milford's future. 

Andy-the-Taxman should not ever be the Democrats' voice in Town government.


jay said...
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Pat said...

I feel compelled to reply to this letter. I also feel that Mr Grossman does a disservice to our Town with his actions.
Having had the opportunity to see Mr Grossman at a public debate I found myself quite angry at the way he attacked others rather than focused on the issues.
A few young voters who attended this debate asked me if this is how politics works,saying it was their first political experience and they felt disgusted by what had transpired.
First, he chastised a person who served on an elected board for missing meetings.The elected person had a family member who was dying at that time and that was the reason for absence. Surely before one attacks shouldn't one gather the pertinent data.
Does he not realize these are volunteer positions and most of these people have served for many years.
He then went on to verbally attack our State Representative Clark Chapin claiming no one in New Milford even knew who he was.Claiming that Clark was doing nothing for our Town. I couldn't disagree more but Clark being the gentleman he is just ignored Mr Grossmans attack on him. Really, I have been here my whole life and find it hard to believe that no one knows Clark.
During the entire debate he offered no substance for what he would do to improve our Town.
He went on to criticize our Mayor Pat Murphy, I guess he being new in Town does not realize she is probably if not the most popular Mayor of our Town.
As many of you who know, I did not have a good relationship with Liba Furman but the fact remains she did the best she could as a mayor of our Town.She has served our Town in many ways for many years.
John Lillis has devoted many many years as has Lou white.
So, my question is for Mr Grossman who do you actually think is any good for this Town other than yourself?
I believe that people who serve our Town and give of so much of their time and energy deserve our thanks.
I am hoping that residents will see what a truly divisive person Mr Grossman is and not allow him to separate our Town in his quest to be elected to anything.
So far three times he has been on a slate and has not been elected.Could it be that he offers no knowledge about our Town and the voters realize this?
To be fair he has only been here a few years and works in another State so maybe that is why he does not have much insight about our Town .
New Milford needs leaders who can work together for the betterment of our Town not someone who constantly finds fault with everyone.
It will be a sad day for New Milford if Mr Grossman is allowed to continue on his destructive way and the voters do not recognize the injustice of his ways.