You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. The young fellow running candidate John McCann's effort this year, wrote a very potent attack against McCann's Democrat boss -- Bergen County Sheriff Mike Saudino -- last year, accusing him of siding with groups like Black Lives Matter. The article appeared as commentary, under McCann's manager's own name, in the Save Jersey blog.
In the article, McCann manager Matthew Gilson, took Democrat Saudino (who was paying McCann, a patronage employee in his office, at the time) to task in a rather brutal fashion. Here is an excerpt from what he wrote:
Saudino’s greatest betrayal? Siding with the Democrats’ police-hating allies
Support for America’s local police used to be fairly universal or at least never a partisan issue. Over the last year, however, Democrats have shown their true colors by siding against law enforcement at every turn. Whether it is supporting indictments for officers doing their job, or outright calling for violence against law enforcement officials, Democrats have been fairly vocal in their refrain: cops are the real criminals.
That’s what makes the betrayal of Mike Saudino all the more interesting...
One can’t help but marvel at his logic – or lack thereof – as Saudino cites the need to put good law enforcement over politics while siding with those who side with cop killers’ apologists. I can understand Saudino’s self-preservation instinct given the disarray within the Bergen GOP’s rank’s, but the larger message he is sending is one which frankly scares the hell out of me. That somehow Democrats are the party which supports law enforcement, or that campaigning for Bernie Sanders is something all those who support good police work should be doing?
Give me a break, Mr. Sheriff.
Do what you want with your career but don’t insult our intelligence.
John McCann's manager makes the point that Sheriff Saudino's party -- the Democrats -- are "a party which thinks that Mumia al-Jamal should be freed from prison, and that Joanne Chesimard is a folk hero..." which begs the question: What was John McCann thinking when he agreed to take a pay check from these people?