If I am Sandy Claus – Does that make Andre Knight the Grinch?
Hell no it does not make Andre the Grinch because Andre has served the community well. It is unfortunate that some Black Folk have been listening to the Special Cs whom have been trying to discredit him over the years.
Earlier this week City Councilman Andre Knight lobbed a verbal tirade about my campaign calling me Sandy Claus…
It is a fact that during the Moe Deloatch Basketball thingy during the Juneteenth that was sponsored by the city you bought Moe some T-Shirts for the children. You had Sandy Roberson for Mayor on the Sleeves. When I asked Moe about it he got offensive and said that it ain’t going to matter because them Black Folk can’t read talking about the parents of the children. I said really! Sandy Claus came in June!
Shortly after that it was something held at Baskerville School where you were Sandy again when you gave a way school supplies and cooked hot dogs. Sandy Clause delivered.
Sandy Claus did some other things leading up to the early voting.
Sandy Claus delivered in August with book bags for students and bags for the teachers.
Sandy Claus has had some poor folk on the grounds passing out campaign literature and getting paid from what some of the workers say.
well that begs the question – what has his leadership brought to our city. Let’s look:
According to the NC Department of Public Instruction – 50% of our public schools are receiving failing grades
This is too ignant! What does Andre Knight have to do with the school system? This is a Nash County Commissioner job to fund the school system not the City Council. Andre, myself and others have been actively engaged in some school issues over the years and we tried to keep OR Pope School opened but they said it was not suitable for students. Well this week it was reported that a Charter School was looking at being housed there. Where were you? Where were you when the White Girls featured in the Cone Heads attire when we went to the Nash-Rocky Mount Public School Board about that and numerous issues over the years.
We have a failure to curb violent crime, drug related shootings and gang activity
Damn I just love it you have campaigned on working with the Rocky Mount Chief of Police so you are going after the Chief because Andre is not the Chief of Police and has not a damn thing to do with the committing of crime and the enforcement of the law. You say violet crime drug related shootings and gang activity. So how do you know it is drug related shooting and gang activity? I didn’t get that Memo. Oh but Fighting Crime probably got that bit of information.
When comparing our home values in Rocky Mount to other cities nearby we see our home values are declining.
Damn what has Andre got to do with home values declining? But I would think that the housing values are going up with the influx of jobs coming to town and they are not being delivered by Sandy Claus.
earning potential with wages and salaries is lower than the state average.
When in the hell did Andre Knight and the Rocky Mount City Council become responsible for wages and salaries?
The city’s economic development team was dismantled losing us the prestigious National Main Street certification and development throughout downtown has stalled.
Wow! So Bronson Williams this is what Lige Daughtridge was talking about when we were leaving the City Council meeting last week when he said funny how Andre Knight was talking about the Economic Development and he was he (Lige) was on the board. Bronson asked Lige so how many members on the board. So I asked Bronson what in the hell was that all about. The issue of downtown development what does that have to do with Andre so help me understand. I do believe some issues around downtown development has been dealt with.
But if you listen to Andre and his political team – he will tell us that everything is just fine in Rocky Mount.
I have been knowing Andre Knight since the late 90’s and I have never heard him say everything was alright in Rocky Mount. Hell he went to Philadelphia and fought against Rocky Mount receiving the All-American City status. Because Andre recognized and understood then leading up to now that hell no everything ain’t in Rocky Mount so therefore he came back and began to prepare to run for a seat on the Rocky Mount City Council. Because the Ward 1 Seat was coming up, he moved over to the East Side, I repeat to the East Side of Rocky Mount so he could get on the council and help Reuben Blackwell fight for equality for all throught the entire city of Rocky Mount.
Around that same time I encouraged Andre to run for President of the NAACP so I could have some young folk to help me carry out the mission of the NAACP because some of the older folk had digressed to being soft on the fight for freedom and equality. I recognized and understood that if I could get some young folk involved in the fight they could attract young folk to join us.
But Black Folk because of the slave mentality and scared to speak truth to power, many Black Folk were uncomfortable with Andre, myself and some others boldly speaking out so they would be silent when the Special Cs came for us trying to discredit us. But when these same Black Folk needed someone to fight their fight they had/have no problem calling Andre and myself for help.
He wants to criticize my campaign for raising $177,000. I will tell you I would not be able to raise that much money if people were happy with City Hall right now.
I don’t think it is so much of being critical of how much money you have raised but the just showing how much is being spent for a seat on the council that will have very little influence when a Ward Seat is where the Power is but some folk are being mislead to think otherwise. We know what is going on, you are the figure head for the GOP Candidate Lige Daughtridge along with carrying Tarrick Pittman and Gwen Wilkins along for the ride to attempt to UNSEAT Andre Knight and Richard Joyner.
The Special Cs didn’t just become unhappy but been unhappy every since 2003 when the Rocky Mount City Council became a Black Majority Council. But it is understandable that the WSBS (White Supremacy Bull S…) is in full effect because they want to take the city back. They been mad with Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell, Lois Watkins and more recent Richard Joyner.
The folks at City Hall want to keep everything Status Quo. If you like where we are then vote for the incumbents.
Anyone who do not like what the incumbents have done and have in process, then they are being mislead by the Special Cs who have declared WAR on the Black Leadership. Where was all of the energy when Andre Knight was fighting ElectriCities to lower the light bills since Andre Knight, myself and some others found out at Truth Tabernacle when we held a Utilities meeting back in the early 2000’s when Rich Worsinger and the Utilities Commissioner told us about the deal and how it affected Rocky Mount and 20 other cities. It was Andre Knight who fought that fight after getting on the ElectriCities Board and I took off work and went and videoed some of the meetings were they met monthly in Wilson NC.
I will argue that we need new leadership and a new direction at City Hall. We need a new Mayor and City Council who will put Rocky Mount on the right course. That’s what this election is all about.
I am still trying to figure out what the damn course you and the other Special Cs are talking about because this council has been more transparent than any council before them. This council has not been divided on the issues that have come before them and it has not been voting down racial lines but they have been voting together. The mayor has not had a vote since dating back to 2003 so I am trying to figure out what you think you will be able to do but sign off on what the council will put before you.
I believe the voters of Rocky Mount are smart enough to see through all the smokescreens.
Can you please explain what the smokescreens are please educate us. Those of us who have not bought into the WSBS want to know what the smokescreens are so we can have a visual of what you see.
They know our city is falling behind and that’s why it’s time for major change.
They who know? Falling behind, what? I agree and some others agree that it is time for a major change. That is it is time for a Black Mayor to reflect the RACIAL MAKE UP of the city. Hell no I am not saying it is time for a Black Mayor just because but only because there has been a Young Black Man who has been actively engaged in the Rocky Mount City Government business. Bronson Williams has not been only attending the council meetings for years, but he has been a voice for citizens as he has challenged the City Government to do things different and has represented some citizens when they had light bill issues and other. But damn I guess you agree with Kevin Jones that going to a city council meeting for 2 hours means nothing. But damn by not attending the meetings make all the candidates for mayor ignant to the fact of what has been going on over the years. This is why Bronson Williams can be an effective mayor because he already has a repore with many in the community and they could feel good about contacting him to reach out to the council members to handle their concerns unlike you and the others will have to come in and build a relationship with the council members.
Join me in this campaign. I will work to unify our city and will focus on the real issues that impact real people.
So what are the real issues? The real issue is Community Council Lige Daughtridge, Attorney Ralph Steve Stevenson, WHIG-TV Sandra Smith & Robbie Davis, Fighting Crime Kat, Rocky Mount Concerned Citizens Barry Rehms, Tales of an Educated Debutante aka Adrian Harrold Wood, Lottie Mae Parker, Pastor Thomas Ray Green, Ron Green, Samuel Battle, Rita Mozzell-Carter, Reggie Barrett, Tarrick Pittman and some others who are blinded by the real trues that have been going on within the city.
Sandy Claus vs The Grinch?
The real Claus came on the scene back in 2003 and has been delivering some good things. The real Grinch just came on the scene in 2019. Go figure!
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Sandy Roberson response to the Video: Rocky Mount NC – United Rocky Mount Press Conference (Sandy Claus Coming To Town) Rocky Mount City Council Election Heats Up!