Speaking of tea and coincidence…

Today’s Voice of the People includes a letter from hyper-vocal Tea Party activist Debbie Martinez, which contains these paragraphs:

Gainesville long has followed a proud progressive tradition of nonpartisan municipal elections. These Progressive Era political reforms were enacted a century ago to eradicate municipal Tammany Hall-style political machine corruption.

Gainesville’s political machine politicians have vowed to end progressive election reforms. Worse, these pseudo-progressives have signed loyalty oaths to the Democratic Executive Committee instead of making independent choices that may be in the best interest of Gainesville.

Thinking, wow, that sounds familiar, I recalled one Mario Perez’s letter in last week’s Voice of the Voters, which contained this:

Gainesville long has followed a proud Progressive tradition of nonpartisan municipal elections. These Progressive Era political reforms were enacted a century ago to eradicate municipal Tammany Hall style political machine corruption.

But Gainesville’s unabashed political-machine politicians have vowed to end progressive election reforms. Worse, these pseudo-progressives have willingly affixed their names to political-machine-promulgated loyalty oaths requiring them to follow machine dictates instead of making independent choices that may be in the best interests of Gainesville.

YES! FINALLY!  People showing us the value of supporting political movements that champion independent thinking!

Just a coincidence? Or great minds thinking alike?

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