NOTE: While my views of Tim Leavitt remain unchanged, I am beginning to seriously doubt this actually came from him.
Winning an election to office has been known to go right to the heads of narcissistic people, those who falsely credit their own popularity for the win rather than realize the lies and negative ads on their behalf are why they won.
They falsely believe winning gives them a mandate for their views, not seeing that 63% did not even bother to vote.
Such is the case with Vancouver, Washington Mayor, Tim Leavitt, more commonly known as “the Liar” over his many lies to first win office in 2009.
The local excuse for media, the Lazy C, created a false narrative to support Leavitt and now, he apparently has let his win go to his head, even though he won by a smaller percentage, 52.09% against a first term city council member compared to 53.51% against a four term incumbent Mayor.
But, being the cocky ass he is, he is unable to just accept that he managed to remain in office and felt the need to reach out and arrogantly boast to this blogger about his win in an email received today from his personal email.
Let’s look over his comments.
“I’m really looking forward to another four years, working with a new council of forward thinking, conscientious elected officials.”
Apparently a slur against former council member Jeanne E. Stewart, the lone citizen advocate until Bill Turlay was elected, defeated by a bought and paid for rubber stamp, Alishia Topper. To Leavitt, doing the bidding of special downtown interests who have for years sought to strap Vancouver’s middle class with millions of dollars of taxes for Portland, Oregon’s financially troubled light rail, even though they have voted against time and again, amounts to “forward thinking.”
“I wondered if your blog was surviving. The results of our local elections may certainly be considered a barometer of public sentiment.”
Tim apparently isn’t sober enough to realize blogs are not dependent upon advertising dollars and since we have no staff to pay, whether or not remain surviving is dependent on whether or not we wish to still write.
But, with a voter turnout of only 37%, I hardly see that as any barometer, especially when a low turnout was said to belie any notion of opposition to light rail in the 2012 election by the leader of downtown special interest, Identity Clark County.
“What I’ve come to learn in elections, Lew, is that the public — at the end of the day — really is turned off by extremist viewpoints and behavior.”
Really, Timmy? Is that why you frequently whined about Commissioner Madore attacking you because he disagrees with you? Is that why the Lazy C created the falsehood of him funding candidates when he wasn’t and you remained silent?
Is that why you lied throughout the 2009 election, revealed when you flipped days after winning?
And again, with such a low turnout, is that really a gauge of public sentiment?
Playing victim may have played a role, but it won’t work for you forever, Tim.
“ I know for certain that I received votes because of the vandalism that was occurring with my 4×8 signs. I know for certain that I received votes because people were turned away from the personal attacks and hit pieces. I have to believe that your blog was also helpful to me, even if in some small way, given the size of your audience. So….I guess I’m saying “thank you” for continuing to attack me. Keep up the fight….I do appreciate it!”
Unless he was leading the vandalism himself, how would he know it benefited him and him alone? After all, many of his opponents signs were also vandalized as were every other candidate.
Funny that he chooses to mention the blog, one of the blogs he and his ilk have long maintained nobody pays attention to. Yet, he now claims enough people view my blog to be turned off enough to vote for him by a slim margin in a low turnout election?
Tim, you’re too funny.
As for the “thank you,” you’re welcome, Tim. Stick around, much more to come as you manipulate your rubber stamp city council and piss off more people.
So yes, you did win and apparently, don’t know how to accept a win gracefully. Your arrogance will do you in time.
But as citizens see their paychecks shrinking due to the taxes and fees you will impose to pay for your choo choo train and sign over the sovereignty of the city to Portland, don’t be too surprised to see more and more people turn on you when they realize what a bill of goods you sold them, again.
Remember what it says in the Good Book, Tim, you know, something pride going before a fall?
You will be your own downfall, you and the Lazy C who places all hopes in the citizenry staying asleep and not seeing your intoxication, conflicts of interest or questionable dealings we hope to soon see a Justice Department investigation into.
My pleasure would be seeing you and your cronies doing the perp walk down City Hall step in handcuffs.
Sober up, Timmy.