Gabe Santos: “I am not a liar”

Crooks of a feather...

Gabe Santos is channelling Richard Nixon

That statement by Council Member Gabe Santos at the City Council meeting of June 14th reminds me of President Richard Nixon’s televised statement, “I am not a crook.”

I don’t know if Gabe Santos is a crook, but I do know that he is a liar — no matter how much he protests to the contrary.

During the discussion of the amendment to the Longmont Fair Campaign Practices Act that now allows for the first $5,000 in contributions and/or expenditures to issue committees to remain hidden, Santos decided to reference an earlier ballot issue. He had the gall to make the pronouncement that there was some doubt whether those signatures were gathered truthfully.

Santos was referencing the highly unpopular and undesirable annexation in 2007 of the LifeBridge development. Liars should not be allowed to have their lies stand unchallenged.

The following are my remarks at final Public Invited to be Heard.

Let me make something perfectly clear, especially to Mr. Santos and his friends and associates who leave comments to articles on the Times-Call or who otherwise write.

The referendum to overturn the annexation of the LifeBridge development garnered more signatures than needed — over 6,000 signatures. LifeBridge did a telephone poll to test the community waters and as a result pulled its application for annexation.

Your people, and they are your people, have taken to saying the signers of that petition were lied to.

The only people who are lying are those who make that statement.

It was that statement that prompted Santos to proclaim that he was not a LIAR. Sorry, Mr. Santos, you are not to be believed — on this and on any number of other matters.

Bag of Hammers

Your Tom DeLay tactics have been on display from the dais from the day you were sworn in. Most in the community won’t recognize them because you are slick, not to mention devious. The list could be longer, but here’s a start. You manipulate discussions and city staff with select questions that are intended to elicit only the responses that you want. And whenever possible, you attribute your motives to something the community would not likely reject, while concealing your true motives and intentions.

I’ve watched you and other council members for almost four years. I know mendacity when I see it. Mr. Santos, you and the rest of your cabal, reek of it.

You do Tom DeLay proud, Gabe Santos. Keep it up and you might end up a felon just like your former boss. He became overly cocky and now he’s facing a prison sentence.

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  5 comments for “Gabe Santos: “I am not a liar”

  1. June 17, 2011 at 2:26 am

    Gabe Santos is a monster, plain and simple – as are the hate-mongers working night and day to defame Ms. Fissinger. Longmont’s extremist right-wing has put a figurative target on her back and clearly intend to stop at nothing – now they’re attacking her home and trying to do as much financial damage as possible – Big Government abuse at it’s worst. The hypocrisy and cynicism of these monsters is outrageous.

  2. June 17, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I question whether the target you speak of is only figurative. Those who are ideologically opposed to fairness and empathy and the policies that result from those moral imperatives are also lovers of guns. They frequently own many – some concealed. I hate guns. I’ve always hated guns. I don’t own one. I have never owned one. I will never own one. And I have never fired one. I believe that law enforcement can provide for my safety. This revelation may heighten my personal danger.

  3. June 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Hm. Here’s yet another GOP politician coyly pretending he ‘had nothing to do with this’ – link. I can only imagine what the GOP crazies will come up with this time around.

  4. Kaye Fissinger
    June 21, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Angelinos are too astute to buy his denial. Janice Hahn has a solid reputation in the area and comes from a reputable and respected political family. People may be stressed and worried, but Los Angeles is NOT part of the ignorant swath of red down the center of the country and along the south. Republicans are counting on people to be so desperate and racist that they will swallow anything.

  5. Mike Rabine
    May 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Huh…there’s more corruption kept out of the newspapers and television to protect these scrum bags. Colorado is now a communistic state controlled by crooked bureaucrats.

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