When A “Call to Action” Is Issued And Nothing Happens

Photo: Grossman for congress facebook page

Photo: Grossman for congress facebook page

It appears the Atlantic County Democrats are a bunch of keyboard warriors. Maybe that’s a good thing.

A week ahead of last night’s Atlantic County Freeholder meeting the county Democrats sent an email encouraging members to “Attend the next Freeholder meeting and tell the Republicans to withdraw their support for Seth Grossman.” To encourage this they were all over social media sharing negative press reports about Grossman.

They failed! Reports are “maybe a half dozen Democrats” showed up and they said nothing. The Grossman campaign countered with about 20 supporters in attendance.

Not only did the Atlantic County Democrats fail miserably with their planned protest of Grossman, they also failed to support Democratic Freeholder Caren Fitzpatrick in her effort to change the title of “freeholder” to “commissioner.” You may recall she believes “freeholder” is a racist and misogynistic term. According to the Grossman for Congress Facebook page the motion on the issue was tabled and fellow Democrat, Freeholder Ashley Bennett called the motion a “big waste of time.”

Based on the lack of a protest it appears Seth Grossman has weathered another round of negative press.

Atlantic County Democrats Issue “Call To Action: Seth Grossman”

Seth Grossman

Seth Grossman

There’s an old saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” Given the fact the day after winning the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District Seth Grossman took a walk on the beach in Atlantic City to clear his head one can assume not even he expected to win that race.

Grossman won, national Republicans aren’t happy about it and Atlantic County Democrats are less happy.

In fact, Atlantic County Democrats are so unhappy with Seth Grossman they sent an email blast a week ago that said, “It’s time to oust the Grossman Republicans this year.”

How do they intend to do that? Apparently with some sort of protest at this afternoon’s Atlantic County Freeholder meeting. In their email they ask readers to “Attend the next Freeholder meeting and tell the Republicans to withdraw their support for Seth Grossman. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Stillwater Building on Shore Road in Northfield.”

The Grossman campaign is obviously aware of the Democrats’ email. His campaign sent their own email telling supporters, “I just saw a “CALL TO ACTION” email for Atlantic County Democrats. They are told to protest against me and our five Republican freeholders tomorrow at 4pm.”

Grossman, never one to back down, tells supporters, “If you agree with me, please stand with me at 201 Shore Road in Northfield tomorrow at 4pm. If you don’t have a sign, I have plenty!”

This could be an exciting Freeholder meeting.