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December 19, 2016

I, the victim

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

In light of this agenda item which will be heard tomorrow:

Adoption of Resolution Commending Tony Daysog for Fourteen Years of Service to the City of Alameda as Councilmember.

I thought this comment from an earlier post was relevant:

I think these two anonymous mailers have, in a way, done a favor to Tony Daysog and his supporters. It allows him, and them, to assign all responsibility for his loss to a couple pieces of junk mail in a month where people received literally hundreds of these things and paid little attention unless they are already an active partisan.

The candidate doesn’t have to accept responsibility that after 14 years on the Council, perhaps voters have had a chance to evaluate his performance and think he has not gotten the job done to their satisfaction. His supporters can point fingers and not face the reality that a majority of Alamedans do not agree with the views expressed in conversations at Elks Club dinners. It gives him a narrative to use for his next campaign, playing the victim and underdog in a way that few people that have spent the better part of two decades in power can.

If Tony Daysog decides to run again in two years, this comment may prove to be prescient. Perhaps if it’s uncovered from the overtly partisan move to file a complaint with the FPPC voted on by Trish Spencer, Frank Matarrese, and Tony Daysog who actually sent the mailer, Tony Daysog should probably send that person a muffin basket for allowing him victim status the next time he runs as opposed to being required to answer for his 14 years of policy.




  1. This post seems to justify the negativity during the recent council elections. During “a month where people received literally hundreds of these things,” Vella’s supporters believed it was necessary to go negative in order to help their candidate win. Why is that?

    Comment by Alan — December 19, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  2. This sounds like a Hillary Clinton excuse – The Russians! James Comey! Fake News Sites! Sexism! Deplorables! A Vast Right Wing Conspiracy! Alt Right! NRA! it had nothing to do with me…

    Comment by Captain Obvious — December 19, 2016 @ 11:01 am

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