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Lorenzo Langford Sceptics Re-Emerge

   It did not take one week before critics of Atlantic City’s new-old-mayor Lorenzo Langford emerged.   Doug Mataconis blogs “Atlantic City, New Jersey: We Still Breed `Em Crazy:”

During the 1970’s and 1980’s, more than on [sic] occupant of the Mayor’s Office found themselves heading off to prison thanks to a bribery scandal, and things stayed just as entertaining throughout the `90’s and into the new century.

Politics in Atlanic [sic] City, New Jersey has always been shall we say, interesting.

Last year, the elected Mayor of Atlantic City disappeared in the midst of a Federal investigation and then turned up in a substance abuse clinic.

And, this year, his most recent replacement is invoking the Almighty:

ATLANTIC CITY – Mayor Lorenzo Langford pledged to guide the city through its economic turmoil and enter a partnership with his former rivals during his inauguration speech Thursday.

Langford, who officially took the oath of office Wednesday, was joined by family, friends, supporters and various city and county officials Thursday afternoon inside the Carnegie Library for the public ceremony.

“We’re going to get through this,” he told a packed room. “As bleak as it may look on the local economy with the gaming industry, I know we’re going to be all right. Atlantic City is going to soar.”

The new mayor, whose previous term in office from 2002 to 2005 was hampered by adamant detractors, welcomed the partnership of those previously viewed as rivals. However, he also issued a caution to those still seeking his demise.

“Plot and plan against me, if you will,” he said. “But remember, there is a God in heaven plotting and planning against you.”

It’s been almost 20 years now since I left New Jersey, it’s nice to see that things haven’t changed that much.

langford-jay-z

   Forsythe blogs, “Atlantic City Mayor Invokes the God Threat.

 Lorenzo Langford is the mayor of Atlantic City. The staggering economy is impacting upon Atlantic City as it is throughout the nation. As Mayor Langford begins his new term in office, he issued this warning to his opponents:

“…”Plot and plan against me, if you will,” he said. “But remember, there is a God in heaven plotting and planning against you.””

link: Langford promises ‘Atlantic City is going to soar’

How does Mayor Langford know this? Is it a direct communication?

   PUMA Pundit blogs, “Atlantic City Promises Wrath of God to Enemies…

Not sure if this is from Atlantic City, New Jersey, or Atlantic City, Afghanistan, either way it speaks volumes to the mindset of an elected official who brings religion and the wrath of the lord into politics…

Excerpts from the PressofAtlanticCity article:

Mayor Lorenzo Langford pledged to guide the city through its economic turmoil and enter a partnership with his former rivals during his inauguration speech Thursday.Langford, who officially took the oath of office Wednesday, was joined by family, friends, supporters and various city and county officials Thursday afternoon inside the Carnegie Library for the public ceremony.

The new mayor, whose previous term in office from 2002 to 2005 was hampered by adamant detractors, welcomed the partnership of those previously viewed as rivals. However, he also issued a caution to those still seeking his demise.

“Plot and plan against me, if you will,” he said. “But remember, there is a God in heaven plotting and planning against you.”

So there you have it folks, if you live in Atlantic City, don’t you dare plan against the Mayor, even though that is exactly what politics is about, or the Lord up above will start planning and plotting against you!

One note, these remarks should be considered along with some startling campaign posters that showed up around town in the week prior to the election.   The following two words were displayed in black ink on simple white stiff paper.

    L
OBAMA
    N
    G
    F
    O
    R
    D

There is a little too much hubris tinged with messianic-ish rhetoric.   These two examples and the various anecdotal bits of evidence are not conclusive enough to establish Lorenzo Langford deity complex.   Yet these various events are forming a bad taste in the mouths of secular and religious people alike.

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About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Lorenzo Langford Sceptics Re-Emerge

  1. Things are already unfolding as expected: http://pressofatlanticcity.com/180/story/327482.hmtl Employing all friends and relatives, settling all lawsuits, firing all opponents. FED help the only hope.

    Posted by too late | November 26, 2008, 8:45 pm
  2. At least he’s showing his true colors. A real candidate will be able to unseat him without any problem. But who?

    Posted by dave202 | November 28, 2008, 11:50 pm

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