Skip to comments.Lawsuits of CHRIS COONS for TRAMPLING political rights of Delaware citizens
Posted on 10/31/2010 4:07:16 AM PDT by Moseley
Democrat candidate for US Senate Chris Coons needs to explain why many employees working for him claim Coons politically retaliated against them for supporting political opponents. Coons is facing Republican nominee Christine ODonnell November 2 for the US Senate seat previously held by Joe Biden.
Can voters trust Chris Coons to respect their political rights in the U.S. Senate? Or will Coons trample on the publics rights in the same way he trampled on his own employees?
These three lawsuits involve Coons record on the job as a politician. There is absolutely nothing personal involved. Coons has told us to look at his record as County Executive. So we should.
A 2008 lawsuit Thomas S. Neuburger vs. Chris Coons (2008), is apparently still going on. Although Chris Coons purely as an individual was dismissed from the lawsuit which is common Chris Coons official role as New Castle County Executive remained in the lawsuit and there is apparently no resolution of the case on record. Therefore, it appears that the lawsuit is still heading to trial. See: http://www.ded.uscourts.gov/TNO/Opinions/Jul2008/05-916.pdf
If a trial is pending in the near future on Chris Coons behavior as an elected politician at New Castle County, the voters have a right to know if Coons will act as a despot who disrespects the political opinions and rights of other people. Voters need to know before they cast their vote, not a few weeks later when the case may go to trial.
Another three employees Trinidad Navarro (2005), Joseph Freeberry (2005), and Dennis Parkstone (2007) were supporters of Sherry Freeberry, Coons Democratic adversary in the 2004 primary election for New Castle County Executive. Thanks to investigative work by THE HAYRIDE, at: http://thehayride.com/2010/10/the-real-chris-coons/
New Castle County under Chris Coons had to pay Trinidad Navarro $100,000 in legal fees in a settlement, for his political support of Tom Gordon. See: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:HGUbvBQ-DL4J:cbs3.com/newcastle/Corporal.Trinidad.Navarro.2.311853.html+Corporal+Trinidad+Navarro&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a
The U.S. District Court dismissed Joseph Freeberrys lawsuit. But why? Not because the abuse of power wasnt true. The Court said that Joseph Freeberry had no legal rights to protect under the terms of his employment. In other words, as the U.S. Court of Appeals made clear, even if Coons did retaliate against employees for political reasons, Joseph Freeberry had no automatic rights to keep his job. But the Court did not say it didnt happen. See, Freeberry v. Coons, No. 08-4771, U.S. Court of Appeal, Third Circuit (Dec. 10, 2009.) http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=in%20fco%2020091210068.xml&docbase=cslwar3-2007-curr
Similarly, Allan Muller a self-described leftist activist who runs Green Delaware thinks that Chris Coons should be defeated. Mr. Muller wrote a blog post about how he had been harassed by Chris Coons for his local political efforts in actions that Muller terms evil in a small place: http://greendel.org/?p=9732
Allan Muller wrote about Chris Coons: This is about evil. It could be a lot worse. . . . But its evil enough in [its] own little way and the person currently causing our problems, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons, wants to be a United States Senator and apparently has the support of many people who dont know what he really is. A key point I want to make is that Coons, a rich boy with a law degree and a Masters in Ethics from Yale Divinity School, is actually a much nastier, more manipulative, more dangerous, more special-interest-serving person than his thuggish predecessor Tom Gordon. Muller says that he believes his harassment was a result of his political activism that Chris Coons did not agree with.
1)The Dems (Coons) have it in the bag
2)The Dems (Coons)realize that bashing COD only has driven her numbers up and narrowed the gap between her and Coons
3)The MSM is in shock with the projected gains that the GOP could make in the House and Senate
4)The MSM has fired its “wad” or exhausted itself in trying to bring down COD and they are simply out of bullets.
At the end of the day, even were she a "witch" (which she is not), she'd be a clearly better choice than Chris Coonboy, who's just another rubber-stamp for "Obampelosireid."
Chris Coons should still win this contest. Quite simply here is what I stated on Sept. 15th, the day after the primary. Here is what I said then:
1)With the registration of Dems over the GOP being ahead by double-digits it definitely favors the Dem candidate regardless who was the candidate.
2)COD got 53% of the vote in the GOP primary-Castle 47%. I said 6 weeks ago that if the Castle supporters en masse remained estranged from COD and were determined to cut off their nose to spite their face she would lose.
In addition the head of the Delaware GOP Tom Ross stated that COD was not worthy enough to be elected dog catcher.
3)The attacks by Rove and Krauthammer against COD after she won the primary would leave its mark.
4)The MSM doing its dirty work on COD (witch, masturbation etc) on behalf of Coons would further her demise.
Then when you add COD not getting much help from the national party you have a prescription for failure, and that has little to do with whether COD is viable or not.
So what has given COD a glimmer of hope:
1)Recent polls by TCJ and TPX show COD only single digits down rather than 20 points early in the general campaign.
2)An endorsement of COD by ex-governor Pete DuPont. For those of you who don’t know the DuPonts are really the “first family” of Delaware.
3)Sarah Palin coming to Delaware today to do a rally for COD.
4)The Meeks episode in Florida which could depress the Black vote in Delaware.
5)The Gawker episode that could influence women to vote for COD out of sympathy and resentment over sexism.
6) And the topic of this thread-Chris Coons own record
But elections always come down to the numbers. Here basically is what has to happen for COD to have any chance to beat Coons:
a)As I suggested the Black vote does not come out for Coons but in addition to that the Dem vote overall stays home (especially in New Castle county) while the GOP and GOP independents come out en masse(enthusiasm gap). Gallup says the gap is +15 for the GOP. Delaware must be close to that imho.
b)COD gets over 85% of the GOP vote and 90% of the conservative vote (overlap of course)
c)Sarah Palin makes the difference and tips the balance.
d)Poor weather depresses the Dem vote
e)anti-Obama voters who don’t particularly like COD come out anyway and vote COD
But if there is one reason that COD has any chance it is that Delaware does NOT allow early voting. I have no hesitation to say if it did COD would be toast. Because the whole campaign is allowed to play out before the vote is taken and COD’s momentum is allowed to have its full impact it is possible that COD could further close the gap by Tuesday.
When it is said and done I do believe COD needs divine intervention to win. But miracles do happen, don’t they?
I hope she wins. It would be icing.
If she looses, then it will be all we hear about from the waste stream media, if she wins, then we won't hear anything about it from them.
And hurt them like an icepick in the eye.
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