Friday, May 07, 2021

Negative Ad in Bethlehem Mayoral Race Backfires


Whether he likes it or not, City Council member Willie Reynolds has a race on his hands to become Bethlehem's next Mayor. Democrat Dana Grubb and Republican John Kachmar are also running. Though he has Mayor Bob Donchez and the more woke members of City Council flocking to his banner, he's got a a problem. You see, you can only enact so many tax hikes before people start getting fed up. If you shove a tax hike down the throats of taxpayers in the middle of a pandemic, they're gonna' notice. When you couple that with the elimination of four firefighters, they start to worry about their own security. When you top it all off with a stormwater fee that could have waited a year or two, people get angry. Rightfully so. The City's so-called leaders were more than willing to give great salary increases to department heads, including the wife of the City's Business Manager. The unwashed masses can pay for this, say the elites. Willie never considered that Bethlehem's ordinary people would consider backing someone else. Rather than doing everything he can to roll back his own mistakes, Willie has made another. He launched a dirty campaign mailer against Dana Grubb, likening him to Donald Trump. This tactic appears to have backfired. Lehigh Valley for All Some, bastion of Democratic elites, has publicly called on Reynolds to apologize.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Kid's a real goofball the political Insiders are backing him.

Anonymous said...

Was anything in the mailer inaccurate? (Not a Bethlehem guy, so I haven't seen it)

Anonymous said...

Willie Reynolds is an arrogant gnat who, unfortunately, will be Bethlehem’s next mayor. It will be his way or no way and anyone who opposes him will pay a price.

Tom Marshall said...

Willie suffers from the long term illness of Bethlehem politics. He has itsmyturnitis. This has been how the good ole boys have run the place for decades. It has obviously affected his mind as he accuses Dana Grubb of being like Donald Trump. Anyone who knows Dana even causally has to find that as the most untruthful and laughable statement of the decade.

I have known Dana for 30 years. He is one of the most honest men I have ever met. His integrity is beyond reproach. His love for the City of Bethlehem and it's citizens is truly sincere.

Vote Dana Grubb for a better and more honest City government.

Anonymous said...

You're kidding me here? You think he should apologize to Dana? sorry Not happening

Anonymous said...

Lehigh Valley for All is a bunch of far left wing nuts. They do not represent the blue collar hard working Dems of the Lehigh Valley and Bethlehem.

Anonymous said...

I spoke to several concerned citizens who initially were on the fence on whether to vote for Reynolds or Grubb. After Reynolds very disgusting mailer, many of these people are definitely voting for Grubb. Reynolds has done nothing for Bethlehem, and he will side with anyone that will push him into the Mayor's seat. Wake up people and look at his past. Tax hikes, Elimination of Firefighters, and Storm water fees. Trust me, our fine Bethlehem Police Department will be next.

Eventhough LV4SOME has come forward and insisted that Reynolds apologize, they are still a farce. Dave Harrington is a puppet that is being controlled by his mother Kathy Harrington second chair to the Lehigh County Democratic Org. People talk about being unbias and impartial, please this crew is and has been totally enthical in many ways. They will do anything or everything to push their selected and endorsed candidates (by politicians only) into office. It is time to right this ship and make Bethlehem the finest city in the Lehigh Valley like it use to be...

Anonymous said...

The city residents are fed up with him and know his games. He will tell you anything to get elected. If you know him even a little, you know he is a phony, disingenuous and a complete fake.

Anonymous said...

Lehigh Valley For "Some," with the strike through, is simply exquisite.

Anonymous said...

Reynolds is cracking because the race is getting closer and he is feeling a little pressure!

Anonymous said...

Loud mouth Willie will not get this tax payers vote!

Anonymous said...

Bethlehem tax payers are footing the bill for an individual to get a pay raise in excess of seven thousand dollars! How do you justify this? And if I'm correct, the individual has not been in the position but for a couple of years!

Anonymous said...

The basic problem with Bethlehem politics is one party rule for way too long. Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Grubb seem to be sincere and well intentioned (although the Trump smear is troubling), but they are both part of a long line of cookie cutter Democratic politicos who pretty much think and act the same way and enough voters fall in line to keep the cans getting kicked down the road. Based on what I’ve seen and heard, Republican candidate John Kachmar is not part of the Bethlehem “In Crowd” but is a Bethlehem born and raised guy with decades of effective municipal and county management and leadership. He also looks like someone who will break up the patronage and buddy system that’s responsible for the stench emanating from City Hall lately. Maybe it’s time for a change.

Anonymous said...

In the middle of a world pandemic this clown voted to raise taxes 5 percent, created a "new fee" tax on the rain! Anyone who voted for that should be voted out of office for good!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe all of us should stop over at the clubhouse grill friday nite thats willie's hangout..and express our dislikes for this IDIOT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

When my husband & I received Willie’s mailer we were amazed at the immaturity of the “friends of Willie Reynolds”.
I have worked at city hall for 40 yrs & know both Dana & the other Individual involved in the incident many yrs ago. I will say nothing more other than, Bethlehem Citizens & City empoyees will be much happier under the Grubb administration.