Cruz Control–Jorge Unplugged After Mayoral Forum

You want plain talk? Engage a conversation with Democratic Town Committee member Jorge Cruz, a candidate for City Council in the 131st district covering the South End, Downtown and portion of the West End. Cruz, a supporter of Mayor Joe Ganim, attended the mayoral forum Wednesday night at the Klein Memorial Auditorium. In the expletive-filled video above and in a Facebook post Cruz rails against no forum questions covering issues very personal to him in both his past and in his current role helping substance abusers.

This FORUM was very disappointing and BORING AS HELL … They asked the same old same old boring questions that are asked by panels on debates and FORUMS TIME AFTER TIME … IT WAS A WASTE OF TIME. Though I Respect EACH candidate on the stage and their answers to various QUESTIONS I left the Forum pissed off.

Out of the ten QUESTIONS NOT ONE QUESTION regarding Substance abuse Treatment, was asked, not ONE QUESTION REGARDING HOMELESSNESS WAS ASKED, GUN VIOLENCE. When I tried to get an answer from the panel when I tried to ask them WHY you didn’t asked a DAMN QUESTIONS about the suffering addicts they shamefully walked away from me.

It dawned on me that these people just don’t give a DAMN about the people suffering in BRIDGEPORT CT. SHAME ON THEM. These people that plan THESE forums are completely disconnected from the REAL ISSUES FACING THE PEOPLE. It goes to show that they’re complicit along with society in compounding the stigma that many of My brothers and sisters in Recovery have to live with EVERY DAY of their lives.

But once I got home it really dawned on me that those of US running for City councilor must take the Mayor out the equation because this RESPONSIBILITY falls on the hands of the city COUNCILORS who who lives in the district and wants to REPRESENT the district must be the strong Advocates to highlight the needs of people are suffering addicts and Homelessness.

Ladies and gentlemen that is why I’m running for City Councilman for the 131st District. I’m passionate and I will be that STRONG VOICE. YOU WON’T SHUT ME DOWN WHEN I’M FIGHTING AND SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER. These people are in TOTAL DENIAL of the suffering out HERE. That’s why I’m asking for your support and VOTE LINE A ALL THE WAY for me yours Truly Jorge Cruz and Denesetaylor Moye on September 10th. We are not afraid of confronting those in top positions. We will rattle their comfort zone and ruffle their feathers. Thank you.

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  1. Jorge Cruz makes some good points but he is confuse because he wants to blame the panel about the questions that were asked but Mayor Joe Ganim has been office for three years now after his term as mayor and the question that have Jorge Cruz is has Mayor Ganim done about all of those concerns, in fact Mayor Ganim could have just added a comment in his answer to another question. Jorge Cruz strongly suggest that you sit down with Mayor Ganim and asked him why he hasn’t done anything about your concerns. Jorge Cruz now you want those of us in the 131st district to Joe Ganim and Denese Taylor Moye back into their same positions? C’MON MAN, you have got to be kidding me. If you are elected you are just one person out of 20 council members which means that you, Jorge Cruz, has to have 10 other council members to support anything you want voted on to support your position, plus what are the cost of doing anything that you bring up and where is funding coming from when Mayor Ganim and the City Council can not even fund the education of the 21,000 plus students in our schools. Maybe you could do a one on one with Mayor Ganim and with the current City Council President and film it and ask them about what you said in this video and see if the Post and OIB will put it out for the public.

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  2. Jorge,if your video gets out there,and people start agreeing with you,Joe will throw $100,000 to your cause.He’ll throw money at anything for the next few weeks if he thinks it will get him votes.

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    1. Harvey, unfortunately that’s true but Jorge’s issues are with the sitting mayor and City Council President who push legislation for the issues Jorge talked about but no he wants to blame the panel for the questions they asked from those who submitted questions and again what the hell did Joe Ganim while in office to address the homeless, drug rehab, education.

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  3. Jorge Cruz, here’s where your problem is, start with Mayor Ganim and City Council President Aidee Nieves but you want voters to vote for people who are totally against what you are saying in your video, how can I trust you and vote for you when you won’t speak truth to power.

    “Ganim’s ex-2nd chance director speaks out” Conn Post Brian Lockhart Aug. 22, 2019

    Christmas said the Ganim administration gave him money for three part-time employees to address the employment, housing, healthcare and other needs of hundreds of ex-offenders released from prison back into Connecticut’s largest city each year.

    “How can you run an operation like that with three part-time employees?” Christmas said, adding of his role: “They should have hired an entertainer … blowing smoke and mirrors about a program that’s really not having an impact on the community.”

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  4. Jorge fails to recognize the broad significance of what I raised during the debate, the issue of the secularization of government, the process of several decades of some people trying to remove God from public schools!

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    1. Ethan, Ethan, Ethan, that’s the old Bush 43 campaign message, using God, gays and guns. God part was pushed to the black ministers in an effort to act like that 43 was one of them and here you go with ” secularization of government, the process of several decades of some people trying to remove God from public schools!”

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      1. Ron, what I raise of the secularization of government is developed in an article I wrote in 2012, several months prior to the Sandy Hook shooting (article found at EthanforBpt.com, link at second paragraph of home page). The article draws much from Original Intent by David Barton. It includes various graphs of federal government statistics on matters as incidents of violent crimes, STD’s, single parent households, birth rates for unwed mothers and educational achievement. For each there is a clear spike of deterioration at the early 1960’s when the Supreme Court ruled to prohibit Bible reading and open prayer in public schools.

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        1. Please elaborate on the spike of deterioration of moral compose of the early 1960s?

          ” In 1960, more than 40 percent of adult whites were high-school graduates compared to 23 percent of adult blacks. That’s nearly a 20 percent gap. Now, black and white high-school graduates are nearly the same—87 percent for whites and 83 percent for blacks.

          What prism are you looking through? Not form a minority group who didn’t have the right to vote. I would like to say you wrote that article to educate, but it has become clear it’s not, it is about you, Johnny Bravo. 🙂

          PS. Ethen, there are many Godly books, then the Bible, and man prayers whom people pray too.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c6s0YT0F-U

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        2. Ethan, C’MON MAN, what was America like before the early 1960’s when the Supreme Court ruled to prohibit Bible? American white churches had NO PROBLEM with slavery, separate but equal school systems, blacks having NO voting rights are just a small sample where the church turned its back on the true meaning of God’s written word but of course you only want to do like Pat Buchanan and blame society from the 1960’s on all of America’s problems.

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          1. Ron, I never said there weren’t defects in the 1960’s. There were defects to which most of us would agree. What I said is that the better recognition of our Judeo-Christian national heritage was a bind to serve to keep more from unraveling, as various aspects have done since then !!

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          2. I get very worried when someone is promoting one viewpoint in a world with many different viewpoints. Due to technology,the World is getting ever smaller. Ethan Book,you are a dedicated honorable citizen but I flatly reject your claim of professing the United States as being “only” a Judeo-Christian nation. I love History and this reminds me of claims of an Aryan Nation. The philosophical underpinnings are the same. I am particularly sensitive/aware of this “philosophical “ calling card. But it comes with a dark and ugly underbelly. My parents and others who I met that were born in Hungary continued and still continue) the same anti-Semitic,anti-anyone else who is different. Today,Hungary is sweeping back towards some of the old prejudices,the old calling-card statements. I believe that all world citizens can learn from all the major cultures. That may seem to be a utopian dream. But,as I said earlier, the world is getting closer and closer through internet/technology of all kinds so that we are getting closer and closer to ONE WORLD.

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  5. Jorge Cruz need not be alarmed. When Joe Ganim needs his vote he will fund whatever program he is involved in. By the way, the title is ‘Council Member’, not ‘Councilor’.

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    1. Ethan Book makes a salient point. Sadly, this is Bridgeport, an urban center run by Democrats.
      Felons, drug addicts and illegal aliens have priority over tax payers.

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  6. At this point,I respect Jorge. He is passionate and I have seen his passion whenever he spoke to the City Council as one of the public speakers. However,Jorge has sold his soul to the devil(Mario Testa) and hew will have to hew the line or be marginalized. Ironically,Jorge’s appraisal of what we NEED to be talking about in Bridgeport will only happen if Marilyn Moore is elected Mayor. If GanimTesta is re-elected,Jorge Cruz will either get in line or he will be marginalized and then dumped in two years.

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