A 6-Pack of Reasons Amy Demboski Should Never Hold Office
Shockingly there are still Anchorage residents who are answering “undecided” when asked who they will vote for on May 5th in the mayoral election. Maybe their brains are stricken with spring fever, or cabin fever, or a controlled substance of some kind (#YesOn2). We’re about to make it easier for you to decide, and the decision has little to do with policy and everything to do with integrity, honesty, and ethics. We’d like to believe that those things, when utterly lacking in a candidate of any political persuasion, render that candidate unsuitable to hold office in the eyes of the public.
1) The Bridge to Nowhere (if by “Nowhere” you mean Amy Demboski’s lakefront homes)
One of the three questions posed to the candidates at the recent Chamber of Commerce debate was whether the ginormous sucking whirlpool in Cook Inlet into which money is thrown – also known as the Knik Arm Bridge project – should continue to receive funds that we don’t have. Fiscal conservatives, and those opposed to the government imposing eminent domain ousting private property owners and businesses from their land would, you’d think, oppose such a thing. Amy Demboski loves both those ideas. If you think it doesn’t make sense, then you may be missing something. But don’t blame yourself. You’re missing something because Ms. Demboski never told you. She and her husband own his & hers lakefront homes, in Willow worth almost a quarter of a million dollars. A nice bridge would sure cut the travel time from Anchorage, and increase the value of the homes and property, don’t you think?
Here’s a link to a map and property description. [CLICK]
If you don’t think Amy Demboski should have disclosed this at some point, we’ve got some nice lakefront property in Willow to sell you. And it ain’t cheap.
2) Until Dissolution Do Us Part
Demboski has also voiced her personal opposition to same-sex marriage. When asked in the Alaska Dispatch News candidate survey, “Do you think that same-sex marriage should be legal?” she said no. Demboski also told the Alaska Republican Assembly PAC that she “supported traditional marriage and family.” You know, like Jesus said in the Bible.
“…and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
She has a funny way of showing it. Apparently, her own first marriage did little to support “traditional marriage,” or the troops, for that matter. (LINK) <—– Oh, my.
Another question at the Chamber debate asked whether the LGBT community should be protected in the Municipality’s non-discrimination clause. Demboski claimed, despite the fact she was not yet on the Assembly, that neither she nor any Assembly members had ever heard any testimony of LGBT discrimination. Several Assembly members in the audience shook their heads. It simply wasn’t true.
One may be surprised to learn that Demboski insists that she herself is no stranger to discrimination. Members of the Mudflats Team attended the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce “Make It Monday” debate, and one of them confronted Ms. Demboski on her inaccurate claim that there was not any real discrimination in Anchorage. The Mudflatter explained that as a straight, white, heterosexual Christian woman, Amy couldn’t understand what it was like to be a minority in Alaska. Demboski then demonstrated her “understanding” by describing how a boss had once discriminated against her because she was… blonde.
Demboski hasn’t shied away from attacking her opponent Ethan Berkowitz on the marriage issue, though. Berkowitz has stated his support both for the LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance and for same-sex marriage. Demboski shocked the host of a conservative radio show by implying that her opponent might approve of incestuous father-son marriage. Yes, really. [CLICK]
3) But Wait, There’s More
The paperwork from Demboski’s dissolution is a virtual treasure trove of mendacity. At a recent debate, Demboski was asked what she thought of Medicaid expansion, in which Alaska would accept federal funding to provide 40,000 currently uninsured Alaskans with health insurance coverage. Not surprisingly, she was opposed.
In the final dissolution it was stated that her child did have health care insurance described as “Medicaid.” And further went on to explain “the medical coverage is at no cost to either party.” You’re welcome from the American taxpayers. Many who do support Medicaid expansion, and understand the importance and urgency of providing medical care for those who need it would be happy that Amy Demboski and her baby were well cared for. But Ms. Demboski’s appreciation of Medicaid apparently stopped once she no longer needed it. Who says she doesn’t believe in entitlements? She just pulls the ladder up after she gets hers. Suck it up, “takers.”
4) It Keeps Going…
Nothing follows a nice double dose of hypocrisy like a good old fashioned case of forgery.
5) If at first you don’t secede… run, run again.
In December of 2012, then Eagle River Assembly Candidate Amy Demboski testified before the Assembly, and let her true feelings be known about Eagle River being within the Municipality of Anchorage boundaries.
“We look at things differently, because we are different areas. Chugiak Eagle River does not want to be part of Anchorage. I hate to break it to you, but we don’t. We like our independence; we like our values. We do things differently…”
Well, nothing instills confidence in a mayoral candidate like someone who doesn’t actually want to belong to the city she wants to run.
So, naturally, the question arose at a recent debate.
Question: Do you believe Eagle River should become its own city?
Demboski: No. Don’t believe everything you see on YouTube.
That’s right. Don’t believe everything you see on YouTube… like Amy Demboski. —–> [CLICK]
6) Letter of Recommendation
And in closing, before we as Anchorage residents hire her, let’s hear from Amy Demboski’s previous employer.
On Tuesday, May 5th, voter turnout will be critical. So celebrate Cinco de Mayor, get off the couch, and make sure Amy Demboski is sent packing. Anchorage deserves better.