This is sickening.
On a nearly daily basis, pro-Von Jennings’s blogger JacquesBarack has publicly assailed and ridiculed me for being disabled with cerebral palsy.
They have labeled me “Fetal Freddy” (my first name is Frederick; I was named after my late father) and have continually insisted that my physical disability is a result of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome– as if I was misdiagnosed, as if my disability is a result of maternal negligence– all in an effort to promote Von Jennings and discredit the credentials of the incumbent Mayor.
It’s disgusting. It’s hateful. It’s bigoted.
And, again, it’s all being done in an attempt to promote Von Jennings, who would like to become the Mayor of Alexandria.
The African-American woman who was once charged with promoting diversity is now, apparently, allowing her campaign to be run by bigots.
It saddens me.
So, while Von’s anonymous bloggers are attacking someone with cerebral palsy, she is apparently attempting to persuade the public that she supports a C.P. charity.
From her campaign Facebook profile:
(Von Jennings is on the left)
It’s incredible that a political candidate would so unabashedly use a telethon to promote her own campaign, despite the prohibitions against non-profits engaging in politicking. Ms. Jennings jeopardized the 501(c)3 status of Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana by placing herself front and center.
Thanks to Greg Aymond, we have video documentation of Ms. Jennings’s campaign blatantly using a 501(c)3 to promote her candidacy. (It’s ironic that Patrick LaCour, a man who was once so adamantly opposed to living next to disabled people in a group home, would volunteer his time, but why should context matter? Patrick happens to be related to someone with C.P., so I suppose his hypocrisy should be absolved).
What is so insulting to me and, no doubt, to anyone else with C.P. is that Ms. Jennings and her campaign have complacently allowed a blogger(s) to promote her candidacy by ravishing and publicly defaming someone on the basis of their disability.
Her campaign’s volunteerism does not qualify as atonement; it is nothing more than naked exploitation of a worthy cause.
And it’s grossly transparent, reckless, and hypocritical.