Friday, April 15, 2011

Beth And Ricky Mason Spend Big Money on Barack Obama Dinner and get a Reward for Beth

The latest from Beth Mason....

Beth Mason receives President Barack Obama Political Achievement Award from Hoboken NAACP

Last night Hoboken City Council President Beth Mason was the recipient of the Hoboken NAACP’s President Barack Obama Political Achievement Award. Mason, who grew up during the Civil Rights Movement, says that era still inspires her to be an advocate for good government and the rights of everyday people. Hoboken’s State Senator Brian P. Stack served as the key note speaker for the event.

“While many people believed racial lines would divide our nation for generations to come I knew in my heart that our generation would be the one that would invoke the changes needed to break down the walls of segregation and racial boundaries,” Mason said.

“Growing up in Virginia I saw first hand how many people from all different backgrounds came together to stand up for equal rights. When I stepped into the booth to cast my vote for President Barack Obama I thought of all the blood, sweat, and tears that brought our nation to that very moment,” Mason added.

A long time supporter of the Democratic Party, Mason and her husband, Ricky, had the opportunity to meet President Obama last year. Mason recalled discussing Hoboken with the President and getting a special surprise for a young resident.

“I told President Obama what a wonderful community Hoboken is and how people from many different backgrounds are working together to improve our community,” Mason said, “The President also signed a book for a young Hoboken resident along with a message that said ‘dream big dreams’. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”

Mason concluded by highlighting the need for Hoboken to continue to move the Mile Square City in the right direction and create opportunities that contribute to the success of the many young residents growing up there.

“We need to continue to make Hoboken an even better place to live and raise a family. We must create new parks and open space and expand recreation programs so our children have constructive ways to spend their time. We must give our young residents every opportunity to succeed so they can reach for the stars and achieve big dreams,” Mason concluded.

My Editorial Comment:
This makes me wonder: what is the criteria for winning the President Barack Obama Political Achievement Award from the Hoboken NAACP other than the fact that old guard wants to help Beth come election time? Did it have anything to do with the fact the Beth and Ricky Mason attended a high priced fundraiser for Barack Obama with a cost per plate in the tens of thousands of dollars?

While I certainly support the aims of the NAACP in that people should, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King be judged by the "content of their character rather than the color of their skin",  I would like to know more about this award and the selection process.

While I do believe Beth Mason stands for racial equality as do most of us in progressive Hudson County, she has turned a blind eye when her minion Lane Bajardi tried to make credit cards for Corner Cars a racial issue. He also attempted to make a personnel issue involving bodily assault at City Hall into a race issue as well with his race baiting, ascerbic, scorched earth, hate filled writing stlye on Hoboken 411.

I have a big dream as well. The dream is Beth Mason is voted off Hoboken City Council this year. 5th Ward anti-Zimmer candidates Scot Delea, Perry Belfiore, and Lenny Luitzi, who all attended Beth Mason's HQ kickoff showed where the alliegiances are don't share in that dream. The other part of this dream is that Peter Cunningham wins despite the fact that Beth Mason will throw as much money as she can behind on of his challengers. ◦