LETTER: ‘Chestine Edgar does not have her facts straight…’


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[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It is their opinion only, and it does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

Editor –

Chestine Edgar Does Not Have Her Facts Straight:

I just read Chestine Edgar’s Letter to the Editor where she takes exception with my comments, she claims:

“David Feinberg keeps putting out false information about Wagner, Green, Manning, Janssen (See http://b-townblog.com/2017/10/31/letter-respect-wa-is-a-hate-group-and-they-need-to-be). These candidates are not Nazis, White Supremacists, White Nationalists or racists and are not affiliated with any of these groups (See http://b-townblog.com/2017/10/30/candidates-for-burien-city-council-speak-out-about-respect-wa-).

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – at least three of the candidates signed Respect WA’s petition. While they have all said they did not approve of the mailing, none of them have repudiated Respect WA. Further, there is a critical difference between calling someone a racist, bigot, tribalist, white nationalist or even Nazi and pointing out that a petition was signed by them sponsored by such a group and one candidate gave them money.

I have no problem or hate for any of the candidates, nor have I called them what Chestine Edgar says. I simply disagree with their politics. For this, my family and I have been vilified.

For the record here is what I said:

FACT: The only way to HONESTLY distance yourself from the Hate group known as Respect WA and their Anti-Immigrant, White Supremacist message is to:

  1. Mail them a letter and say you want nothing to do with them.
  2. One Candidate should ask for her $300 back.
  3. The Candidates should send out a mailer to ALL the people who received the mailing clarifying your position.

You want to be:

  • Trusted as city council members, well, start acting like city council members.
  • NOT, to be called Racist / White Supremacist / Nazi etc.
  • PLEASE STOP CONSORTING WITH NAZI / RACIST / WHITE SUPREMACIST / ANTI-IMMIGRANT GROUPS!

Stop wingeing, whining and crying that you are being bullied by intolerant leftist wackos.

THIS IS ALL ON YOU, CLEAN YOUR SIDE OF THE STREET AND ALL THE ABOVE STOPS.

My point then as it is now, is if you do not want the general public to think of you as…(fill in the blank), then distance yourself from those that are those things.

One other point, since August I have been asking the candidates to disavow Respect WA. They finally did last week after Respect WA was outed in national media as a Hate group.

For the record:

I have voted for candidates who listen to their constituents, not candidates who attack their constituents.

Respectfully,
David Feinberg

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