Former State Rep. Bob Keeley’s acting like a guy who ate from a dented can of tuna. No wonder he’s lost 10 races in about as many years. Here’s what the attention junkie, so-called youth director wrote on his Facebook page:
Ok, I’ve had it. I kill all you rich white politicians for your collective lack of empathy for poor kids. Now I am calling out all you black and (Latino) maggot politicians who will not stand up to these white decision-makers.. F@&% all you Uncle Toms and Frito Banditos. We will never pay your POLL TAX, in order to get government funding. Come over to Orcutt so I can spit in all your collective faces. Although I am just a youth worker I am also Irish, who was taught by my family to go for the jugular when the odds were against me. Heed my warning, you F’ing assholes, I’m picking up my pace and none of you weasels can outrun me Try me … save our kids!
The classy language above is just great for youth fundraising, right Bob? Keeley’s been playing a stick-up game with city and state government officials for dough for the Orcutt Boys & Girls Club when he can’t even get his own financial house in order.
Keeley’s asking a court to place his name on the August 11 primary ballot for state representative after Democratic Registrar Patricia Howard vetoed his candidacy because he lives out of district. Keeley’s playing political footsies with State Senator Marilyn Moore to primary all the Bridgeport State House incumbents who didn’t support her mayoral run last year. Careful what you wish for Marilyn. Now let’s hear from all the Marilyn Moore supporters defending Keeley’s racial rant.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Orcutt is located in City Council President Aidee Nieves’ district. She called Keeley’s words “bigoted” and “inflammatory.” Nieves said if that is how Keeley deals with conflict, “How can you be a good role model to youth?”
Councilman Ernie Newton, who is Black, served with Keeley in the state legislature. He said no other nonprofit directors in the city who need to collaborate with local elected officials would “say the kind of things he’s been saying.”
“I took great exception to the calling out (of) ‘Uncle Toms,'” Newton said, adding he in recent years advocated for distributing federal grants to Orcutt. According to the city’s Office of Economic and Community Development, the club has received $875,902 worth of federal aid, passed through Bridgeport, since 2016.
“If he really were for the kids, he would keep his mouth shut. He’s doing more damage than good,” Newton said.
Full story here.