By Bob Berkowitz – July 2, 2018 –
She asked if I was a registered voter, to which I replied yes. At that point she said, “I’m here to ask you to sign the form to recall Bob Berkowitz.” Well obviously she did not know who I was, so I thought I would play along.
I asked, “why should I sign the recall?” Well she said, “because he is a bigot and racist.” Really!, I said, “So how do you know that? “It’s right here on this clip board.” she said.
When I asked to see the clip board, she was right, it was right there in black an white. It said, “Tell the people that Berkowitz is a bigot and a racist.”
Well, I said, “if it’s there in print I guess it must be so. Does the recall have any other problem with Berkowitz?” She replied, “Yes, he is a homophobe, sexist and facist.” “Is that also on the clip board too I asked.” “Yes it’s right here”, showing me the clip board again. Sure enough it says those three words in the same sequence.
“Is there anything else you were instructed to tell the registered voters?” I asked. Well, she said, “If I encounter a Republican, I’m to say that Berkowitz is against Trump and if I call on a Democrat, I’m to say he is a Trump supporter.”
As I looked again at the clip board, I did not see any signatures on the form. I asked how come there were no signatures. She replied that I was the first one she called on. “Are you being paid to do this?” I asked. “Yes $5 a signature.” she said. “It looks like you are being under paid for all the hard work you are doing”, I said.
At that point I wished her good luck and sent her on her way.
We all know that when others don’t have an argument, they will always resort to name calling and making wild accusations. Throwing out the race card and all of the other cards work for some people. Unfortunately, this is all they have for this recall. Most voters have more common sense than to fall for this old tactic. If someone with a clip board calls on you, I hope you will give them the courtesy of listening to them, but if all they can do is throw the old tried and true cards at you without any facts to back it up, I hope you will just say no,