Indeed, Let’s Finish the Job

Dear Editor:

Another local publication, in its endorsement of Kevin Bing, wrote “Incumbent Richard Boggiano has lost our vote of confidence, having moved from being an independent voice on the council to a Fulop rubber stamp. He also appears inattentive at council meetings, even asleep at a times. . .”

At this point, with a little less than a month to go for the run-off election, Richard Boggiano urges the constituents of Ward C to “finish the job.” I agree with Rich Boggiano! Indeed, the voters of Ward C should “finish the job” that was started on November 2. And, by doing so, vote “Rubber Stamp Richie” out of office.

Rich Boggiano is trying to do something that Abe Lincoln once said couldn’t be done; he is trying to fool all of the people all of the time. That didn’t work on November 2. An unquestionably clear majority of the voters within Ward C – some 56 percent of them – handed Rich Boggiano a “vote of no confidence” on November 2. Let me say that again, some 56 percent of the people who cast ballots on November 2 rejected Rich Boggiano and his machine-style politics.

The people of Ward C want true progressive change. They don’t want “more of the same” from “Rubber Stamp Richie” and his machine-style politics. Kevin Bing has a vision for Ward C. On the other hand, Rich Boggiano simply repeats the rhetoric from city hall, and the people of Ward C demand more from their representative.

“Rubber Stamp Richie” only caters and panders to certain groups, sectors, and neighborhoods within Ward C. And, if you are not a member of one of Richie’s “special groups,” then your voice doesn’t matter to him. Kevin Bing is looking to include everyone in his vision for a safer, cleaner, and healthier Ward C.

Naturally, “Rubber Stamp Richie” conveniently manipulates Kevin Bing’s vision to make it sound “unappealing.” Then again, “Rubber Stamp Richie” is well versed in using “scare tactics. He tried that once before when he posted an offensive picture on Facebook as a way of turning the community’s opinion against a woman who wanted to put on a burlesque show. By the way, Rich Boggaino has yet to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for posting that distasteful picture.

“More of the same” – the status quo – is no longer good enough. It actually never was! The people of Ward C voted for progressive change. Then, that being the case, the voters of Ward C should go to the polls on December 7 and “finish the job” by sustaining the vote of no confidence that “Rubber Stamp Richie” got on November 2; and, by doing so, end the Boggiano era – or, perhaps, more accurately, I should say “error.”

John Di Genio