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Friday, December 04, 2009

Tamar Galatzan Condemns Chris Essel

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54 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Love you Tamar!

December 04, 2009 9:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I second that 9:44. Today's flyers were "Hail Mary" hit pieces that will certainly fail.

December 04, 2009 9:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the angry third place candidate is going after Chris (the woman who took Tamar's guaranteed spot)? I am shocked by this development... zzzzzzzzzz

December 04, 2009 9:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The good news is that the dirtier the mailers get from Essel, the more obvious it is her campaign is in the toilet and has nothing to lose.

Pat Davenport and Dale Thrush should start looking for another community to bully.

December 04, 2009 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Really? Attack Dale Thrush and Pat Davenport is what you got?

Dale and Pat bully communities? You must be kidding.

All Pat does is work her ass off for the ST, LVT and Shadow Hills area and you attack her because she backs a different candidate?

Dale goes to bat for the community at hearings whether he agrees or not because that's what Wendy/Joel want him to do and he gives it 100%. He shows up to community meetings and answers everyone's question (whether you like the answer or not), but he gets a ration because he is supporting someone else... Low class attacks!

December 04, 2009 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:17, someday, all will be revealed.

December 04, 2009 10:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You can tell how effective a mailer is by the response. Krekorian campaign is obviously very worried. Again, they are off message. Doesn't bode well.

December 04, 2009 10:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A major supporter is about to leave Essel.

December 04, 2009 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:27 PM You are wrong. We are just digusted with the dispicable, classless behavior of the Essel Campaign members . It appears that you are the ones who are worried to stoop to such a low level. You all should be extremely embarrassed by your proven lies. You will have some
"splainin to do" on your way to the pearly gates to get your just "reward." Children, go to your rooms and repent.

December 04, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what the hell is she talking about?

December 04, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So now contrarian messages against Paul will be eliminated? Yet you are the first to protest and complain that City Council wants to try and edit or limit your speech... at least they give you your two minutes.

December 04, 2009 11:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Before you judge, you ought to check the Internet for some of the crap put out by the more militant factions who support Paul Krekorian.

There's plenty more. Really ugly stuff, blaming Jews for the Armenian genocide. It's disturbing. And some comes from sources that are supporting Paul.

Isn't this like attacking Essel because she had Turkish supporters? OK, well look at the crowd Paul Krekorian runs with.

An example of the filth out there:

http://secretjews.wordpress.com/006/

December 04, 2009 11:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

http://la.metblogs.com/2009/12/04/do-you-find-this-political-ad-sexist/#comment-66041

December 04, 2009 11:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's be clear...as a person who comes from a very Orthodox Jewish family. There is no such thing as "secret Jews." Lapsed sure, but secret no. Generally we are loud and proud. Anyone using "secret" is full of (well terms no longer used on Mayor Sam..at least not by a nice Jewish boy).

December 04, 2009 11:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually she's got a point. There's some pretty anti-semitic Armenians out there Paul ought to have distanced himself from a long time ago. This is going to get worse for him.

December 05, 2009 12:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a Jewish voter I was against Krekorian after he started playing the race card with that genocide denier stuff. I agree that a mailer with a women restrained with ropes has no place in a city council campaign. Krekorian crossed a few lines and now he's in attack mode when Essel calls him on it. I can't wait for this whole election stuff to be over and we can get mayor Sam back to LA issues across the city not just cd2.

December 05, 2009 12:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tamar,why are you surprised? Chris or Christine (not sure anymore as she is not sure herself) has an excellent teacher in Wendy and an enabler,the sleazy, lying Shallman. She is bankrolled by the thug D`Arcy, who is stealing from the mouths of seniors to pay for garbage, deceiptful mailers. Essel/Greuel/D`Arcy, there is god up there and your day of reckoning is coming, with Essel`s on Dec 8th.

December 05, 2009 12:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel and her user Wendy are so dumb, they do not realize that they are exploited by the thief, Shallman. Girls, the absentee ballots are in, Paul has won and it does not matter how much garbage and lies you unload now , except you are making the thief Shallman richer and the thug D`Arcy feel self important.

December 05, 2009 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Refers to "City Council Candidate Paul Koretz" in letter, HELLO?

December 05, 2009 12:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But of course Tamar is outraged. That mailer might cost her the Council seat. That's her deal with Paul if he gets elected and runs for City Attorney in 2013.

December 05, 2009 12:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sherman, Feuer, Koretz (and now Krekorian) -- Democrat "machine" politics and failed old policies on parade.

December 05, 2009 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:15 is Hacopian and Nazarian... cursing the Jews.

December 05, 2009 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Times' endorsement of Chris tonight again, as expected, is so lame, gives no compelling reasons, except that she worked for two mayors including Riordan - they all but come out and say Riordan wants her, to push HIS favored development projects, and that's it. Don't even mention Paul, despite his years of service, but I guess he should be glad they don't slime his as they usually do to the non-endorsed candidate.

The Daily News' endorsement of Paul tonight was more specific.

December 05, 2009 12:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What idiots? Do they not understand that you don't send robo calls to Jews on Friday night.

December 05, 2009 12:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:44 is Tamar

December 05, 2009 12:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Times just endorsed Essel. This is great news for the Krekorian camp.

December 05, 2009 12:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Daily News = Independence/Rebel
L.A.Times = Status Quo/Establishment

That says it ALL!

December 05, 2009 5:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

La Slimes just gave us a new definition for lobbyist.
Essel was "a studio executive". Unbiased, objective news and analysis in the Slimes? My ass.

December 05, 2009 6:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Beware a woman scorned...

Aaaah, Tamar, being a bad loser is not a good image for you.

It is bad enough that you are a LOSER, but you should be a positive force, not a whining loser.

Go extol Paul all you want, but attacking Chris just makes you look like a whiner.

Grow up; she won and you lost.

December 05, 2009 7:40 AM  

Anonymous Suzanne said:

I was worried months ago when Paul called Christine an “armenian genocide denier” on radio and in print. It felt wrong. It felt contrived. Campaigns can get ugly certainly, but there is no reason to begin race baiting. It was an obvious attempt to villify her within the Armenian community. Mayor Sam and Mike Higby wrote extensively about this and the hateful rhetoric on the blog went sky high against Christine. It seemed to give his supporters justification for the horrible name calling. The Armenian press went wild for Paul and the anti-semitic comments upped the ante. As a woman, I was worried again by the photograph of Christine tied up on the cover of Paul’s mailer. It’s just over the top and not necessary. These are hallmarks of a campaign consultant that truly hates Essel.

I’m not surprised Essel’s team reacted this way. Frankly, I too was disappointed that Paul has never tried to distance himself from Higby just as Obama rightly condemned Rev. Wright for hateful rhetoric. That shows strength of character and would have earned Paul a gold star from many.

Now he seems to be overreaching and defensive in his response to a mailer that was inevitable under the circumstances he helped to create. I don’t see this going well for Paul. He set the tone early. Men might not get this, but Pauls response feels so much like the batterer blaming the victim for the abuse.

Leadership requires a statesmanlike response. It will be interesting to see if either candidate will step up before this thing is over.

December 05, 2009 7:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, Kerkorian is overjoyed that the endorsement he begged for, yes, BEGGED FOR, has gone to Christine Essel, who is going to clean his clock and make him just another tax and spend failed Sacramento HACK.

Say goodbye, Paul, your days here are numbered. Go back to Sacramento where your kind is all located. Think up more ways to tax us so you can spend more.

December 05, 2009 7:46 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

Total hypocrisy here at Mayor Sam.

Where was the outrage when Higby accused Essel of being a "Holocaust Denier" even she had said nothing about that subject?

Did anyone rush her to her defense?

Hypocrites.

December 05, 2009 7:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm surprised at the shrill response from Paul's campaign. It does drudge up the his charges about Turks backing her because she's a denier. Let's be honest, that charge was ridiculous. I can't see Essel hanging out with Turks, she probably doesn't even know any.

I also don't think that was helpful for him with average white voters in CD 2. It doesn't seem believable and it seems a bit desperate.

Paul would be better served discussing SB1818. He's really been taken out of his game. Not something he can afford in a close race.

December 05, 2009 8:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Holy Shit Paul you're blowing it! Remember message discipline.

Any call Paul is making and dime he's spending right now NOT talking about downtown developers is a waste. Frankly, I'm stunned at how Paul's being played. Take a lesson from Obama--don't get distracted. Your team is killing you with this bullshit.

December 05, 2009 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets see, Paul co-hosted the dinner for CAIR in Sacramento and Tamar was going to use that against him if she made it to the run off. Even the California US Senators condsider them a front group for HAMAS and now she condems Chris. Very disapointing that Tamars work at the JDL wasn't enough to keep her from selling out.

December 05, 2009 9:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one cares what Tamar Galatzan says. She's a loser!

December 05, 2009 9:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Its not news that Essel got the Times endorsement. Riordan engineered that. He told them "She's our girl. We own her."

December 05, 2009 9:24 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Phil,

how many times were Republicans attacked for speaking at Bob Jones University?

If you are going to speak before groups with controversal political positions, then be perpare to face the barrage of attacks.

In hindsight, Chris Essel's campaign team screwed that up big time.

BTW Phil, do you think that it is fair to equate Michael to Rev. Wright?? All I hear is crickets....

December 05, 2009 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is a real low point for Tamar. Using the Holocaust for her own bitter political payback. I am seriously offended by this. She has to remember she is an LAUSD school board member.

December 05, 2009 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman spinners are working at a fever pitch today!

December 05, 2009 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is a real low point for Tamar. Using the Holocaust for her own bitter political payback. I am seriously offended by this. She has to remember she is an LAUSD school board member.

December 05, 2009 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Tamar was utterly humiliated by her defeat. Essel didn't even ask her for her endorsement which was even more humiliating. Now she gets a chance to lash out. It's so transparent and over the top. Paul's obviously desperate to use this unpopular school board member. Two peas in a pod.

December 05, 2009 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I understand Tamar, she's short sighted and stupid. It's personal for her.

I would be shocked if Sherman and Feuer help Paul on this one. It's too much muck to wade into on both sides. Paul's supporters have made some very serious anti Jewish remarks that he should have come out against before this and the rope mailer was stupid.

Just saying Paul is not anti-semetic won't be enough. They would have to defend his silence on the statements.

December 05, 2009 10:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Remember how Chris had a cow when Tamar didn't endorse her? We heard some dishes flew on Robin Drive!

December 05, 2009 10:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:26 is clueless. Let's see...Wendy Greuel (66% Citywide support) or Tamar Galatzan (12% support)?

The only dishes flying will be in Tamar's house when she gets served with recall notice.

December 05, 2009 10:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Guess Team Essel wouldn't be posting that Tamar is a "c" word, "b" word and "f-bag" word if she had endorsed Chris!

December 05, 2009 10:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sad Shallman. People are going to remember all of this.

December 05, 2009 10:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shallman is an idiot! Comparing Higby to Rev Wright? He must be smoking some of Frank's pot!

December 05, 2009 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Will someone please post a link to Essel "tied up" or "hog-tied"? The one mailed to me shows Essel's wrists and ankles attached to strings like a puppet in front of a DWP bill which as about as accurate as it gets. Anyone claiming to be a woman offended by this is not a woman and obviously works for Essel.

December 05, 2009 12:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:51, there ARE "secret jews" around the world, from Muslim countries to notably, MEXICO and other Latin American countries.

There was a whole series about it on NPR - countries where NOT being the Christian majority, and where there's overt of subtle anti-semitism INCLUDING Mexico especially until very recent laws were passed. Even now where there may be official laws to protect, people are ostracised. But until recently the antisemitism was so great many parents didn't tell their kids they WERE Jewish until they turned adults or 13, then let them decide. OR they'd hold secret shabbat services while also very openly "acting" Christian.

However I don't know what any of this has to do with ANYONE's campaign here.

December 05, 2009 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The way Essel's campaign/ Shallman cut out the right half of mailer to omit the context, of her being a PUPPET and not woman in ropes, was low and typically Shallman.

But the "artist" should have made it all a cartoon with Chris in puppet costume not a business suit so this sort of visual lie couldn't occur. He should have anticiipated Shallman twisting it out of context. Shallman with those sleazy and disgusting dog pictures he sent out of Weiss was considered funny by you people - BECAUSE it was so over the top? Then Weiss got slammed for HIS "nasty" campaign responses? Sounds like deja vu all over again thanks to Shallman having arrived on the scene to slime it DOWN in every possible way.

With Shallman setting the barre so low in each race, can we bet money on the next ones being just as slimy or worse? Where will it end?

December 05, 2009 12:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've got the mailer and those aren't puppet strings. It's rope.

Whoever Paul's campaign manager is ought to be fired. At least get a graphic designer good enough to photoshop a marionette being held with D'Arcy's hands and real string.

It's been done a million times on political mailers. I'm concerned that they actually could have done it and chose NOT to. Which makes the ad mysogynistic.

December 05, 2009 12:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Paul Krekorian was not the individual or entity who called Christine Essel an Armenian Genocide denier. This was published in a well respected local Armenian publication which found out about the event. He was at some point asked to comment. This characterization of Essel was not contrived. She too the money from the organization which denies a horrific part of history. Now she is using the Holocaust against Krekorian? Isn’t this what the focus should be right now? What place does using something as disgusting, and destroying have in this race? This is the horrifying and inappropriate truth. Who does something like this? Paul Krekorian has NOT accepted money from any group which denies what happened to the Jews and many others. He has been nothing but supportive of the Jewish community. These posts pf the last two days are as misleading as Essel’s original mailer. Essel, NOT Krekorian, has insulted 2 entire communities.
Essel’s Campaign and her supporters continue to spread lies and twist the truth in all their materials. Her most recent flyer includes skinhead imagery. Why are you not taking her to task on this? Who cares what some anonymous fool says on a blog. Essel is using and condoning these images for her own gain. She is approving them. These are NOT from Paul Krekorian Holocuast and Skin Heads VS. an image of a woman as a puppet. Which is worse? Essel as a puppet is not a Male/Female image. Village To Village has alluded to Essel being a puppet for Wendy Greuel, the Mayor, the IBEW and other special interests.
7:43 - Paul Krekorian never called Essel a Genocide denier. Her own actions did that. She went to the event for her. She took the money and has been using it. There is no place in city government for using the Holocaust. It is disgusting. Worse than any rude comment made on a blog. These is a serious lack of judgement on the part of Miss Essel and her advisors. It is wholly inappropriate. I am disgusted.

December 05, 2009 7:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I get the feeling Higby won't publish a comment that is unfavorable towards Galatzan - let's see if he'll print this. I'll say it again - why is she spending time campaigning for Krekorian instead of doing her job and paying attention to our failing schools and the LAUSD budget crisis??? Its obvious she doesn't want to be a school board member - its time for her to resign!

December 07, 2009 11:54 PM  

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