It appeared that councilman popp was about to blow a gasket at last night's meeting as he warned department heads and employees not to attend a candidate 'meet and greet' fundraiser sponsored by the Clarksville GOP. It appeared to be intimidation at it's finest [worst]. popp continues to show his partisan political extremism...he just can't help himself, apparently. Is thug politics at work in the town council chamber?
popp indicated it might not be a good thing if department heads and other town employees were seen shaking hands with 'certain people', and there might be photographers there, and their pics might be on Facebook or one of those other sites, and, and...the tirade went on and on.
But let me back up a few years. For many years in the past, the Clarksville Democrat Town Committee (the group that paid for an admitted vote fraud felon to help with the Dems 'win-at-all-costs' paranoia in 2011) has held a pig roast to raise funds for the party. Town department heads and employees were intimidated into buying the $10 tickets. Some people were handed 10 of the tickets and told to sell them, or give them away and pay for the tickets themselves. They were expected to pay for 10 tickets no matter what they did with them. Town department heads and employees were expected to 'pony up' to support popp and the incumbent Democrats. popp and his pals have remained silent about this practice.
Which brings us back to the present. While the fund raising and support was for popp and his pals, all was okay. Now that it appears the shoe is on the other foot and popp's opponents might benefit, he feels it necessary to attempt to intimidate department heads and employees.
I guess we can only wait and see which ones take heed of popp's threat. Some will have the conviction to show up at the 'meet and greet'...some will surely take the threat to heart and stay away.
Can you guess who the real Town Bully might be?