Bottom line, Rep. Jim Tolbert lost Byrd's and Escobar's and all the Shapleigh Camper's backing over his inaction on Chief Allen's comment on Black Lives Matter.
Here's the part of this blog post where I create some snarky metaphor for the situation that leads you toward the proper point of view. I can't do that this time. Why? Because no matter what I come up with it's going to lead you to one theme... a theme that's tough to swallow.
Let's just say that black man has been found guilty of a crime he didn't commit by a group of non-black people who have no authority to adjudicate such matters. Their wish is to punish the black man for his guilt (guilt found by a non-sanctioned legal body of non-black individuals) with the ultimate punishment - a punishment carried out by those who are not officers of the court... after all, this man's career death sentence wasn't handed down by an authority covered by our constitution.
Some of you might be picking up on what the Shapleigh Campers would like to do to black man's career here. It smells of the ugliest period of hate in our country's history.
Because Rep. Jim Tolbert chose not to grab his pitchfork and unjustly punish a man for a crime he did not commit, one of the major political power blocks has withdrew their support for his campaign. Sure, did Tolbert give the chief some shit over irrelevant issues a few months back at the direction of Byrd... yes. However, Tolbert soon gave up when his efforts didn't pan out to be anything other than needless nitpicking. Far more people support the chief than damn him and Tolbert stopped his efforts to be on the wrong side of history.
Susie Byrd wrote in the comments section her reasons for not supporting Tolbert. As with any politician there were lots of words and very little meaning. Anybody who knows that situation knows exactly what happened here. There's no reason for me to write it for most of you, but I felt it should be noted. El Paso will not succeed as long as elected officials are expected to be the weapons of self preservation for certain political factions instead of representing all of their constituents.