Mar 13, 2017
Crucifying Grass Roots In Allentown
O'Hare's comprehensive post last week on Lehigh County candidates apparently had some misnomer concerning Allentown council candidates. When Heffentrager commented on the mistake, O'Hare lowered the boom on him. O'Hare used his research skills to discover some past legal problems and associated unpaid fines by Heffentrager. He also challenged Heffentrager about an alleged omission on his candidate application. He implied that Heffentrager was both a criminal and a liar. When I added my perspective to the comment dialogue, O'Hare doubled down with a reply that was almost a repeat, word for word, of his prior attack on Ken.
Bernie stated in a subsequent comment that he would report why Heffentrager is unfit to serve in a separate post, to warn the voters. Heffentrager is only a second tier candidate at best, but he is a first tier attendee at city council. Please understand that the number of people who regularly attend council meetings couldn't fill a large table at the Hamilton Family Diner. Bernie has never suffered from a lack of self-righteousness. Although, he will attempt to justify his attack on Heffentrager, in reality he is inadvertently helping to crucify grass root candidates in Allentown. There is nothing in Heffentrager's background that made him ineligible to run. There is nothing in his background that would make him ineligible to serve, if elected. There is something in Bernie's post which will discourage people in the future from stepping forward. Allentown needs all the city council candidates it can get.
ADDENDUM: O'Hare has published his promised hit piece on Heffentragger, in which he repeats over and over that Heffentragger is a criminal. He cites two cases, which from the small fines involved, appear to be cases of a controlled substance. He then goes on to question Heffentrager's income, implying that he is a drug dealer. Although Heffentragger may have been treated compassionately by the legal system, he was retried harshly by self-appointed Judge & Jury Bernie O'Hare.