Feb 152024

In our first installment of the series on Margaret Fortune, we detailed her irrefutable associations with the Progressive Alliance and the El Dorado County Democrat Party. There are even more entanglements in the life of this activist leftist democrat. She is also a state democrat party board member and delegate. Yikes.

When you look at this list of stuff you see clear patterns. This is certainly not the resume of a conservative by any way, shape or form. I am not sure what Fortune was thinking when she decided to spend a ton of money trying to re-invent herself to voters. Certainly she did not expect your intrepid blogger to call bs.

What jumps out to me is her out and proud association with the vile anti-semite Al Sharpton. This makes me wonder if Mz. Fortune is also a Hamas-supporting Ceasefire advocate too.

“Dr.” Margaret Fortune? Hmmm…

Let’s have a look at the feature plank of Fortune’s resume (which, I note has zero mention of her Charter School Advocacy on it):

Here is who Democrats are Praising when they Praise Al Sharpton.

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Sharpton first became a major public figure during the 1987 Tawana Brawley case, in which he claimed the black teenage girl had been abducted and raped by a white gang that included an assistant district attorney in Dutchess County, Steven Pagones. In numerous media appearances Sharpton pointed the finger at Pagones and declared a racist cover-up by law enforcement — with zero evidence to support his claims. In 1988, a grand jury cleared Pagones of any wrongdoing, finding that the alleged incident never even happened. But the damage was already done. Pagones’s career as a prosecutor was over, he and his family were under constant death threats and his marriage eventually broke up under the resulting stresses. In 1998, Pagones won a defamation suit against Sharpton, but Sharpton refused to pay the $65,000 in damages owed, claiming he didn’t have the money. After nearly three years of foot dragging, Sharpton supporters paid the debt on his behalf, but he has never apologized to Pagones.

Given Fortune’s open hostility to the police, there is certainly a commonality here.

In July 1991, a controversy erupted when Leonard Jeffries, a professor at New York’s City College gave a speech blasting “rich Jews” for financing the slave trade and for controlling Hollywood so they could “put together a system of destruction for black people.”

Sharpton rushed to defend Jeffries, and in the middle of the swirling controversy, declared, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

A day after Sharpton made that comment, in August 1991, a Jewish driver accidentally ran over a 7-year-old black boy named Gavin Cato in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and an anti-Semitic riot broke out in which Jewish rabbinical scholar Yankel Rosenbaum was stabbed to death. Instead of calling for calm, Sharpton incited the rioters, leading marches in the streets that included chants of “No Justice, No Peace!” and “Kill the Jews!” At a funeral for the boy who had been run over, Sharpton said, “The world will tell us he was killed by accident. Yes, it was a social accident. … It’s an accident to allow an apartheid ambulance service in the middle of Crown Heights. … Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights.” For those unfamiliar, “diamond merchants” was a thinly-veiled reference to Jewish jewelers.

In the words of Margaret Fortune:

Taken together, Weber’s bills offer a provocative challenge to a blue state where black youth struggle with the reality that they are targeted by the police, but not for school funding.

Different subjects, but the same style of over-the-top race baiting.

After an investigation, no indictment was made of the driver who had accidentally run over Cato, and he left for Israel. Sharpton flew there in an attempt to “hunt down” the driver and hand him a civil law suit. According to the Daily News, at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, a woman spotted Sharpton and shouted, “Go to hell!” Sharpton yelled back: “I am in hell already. I am in Israel.”

Fortune is on the Board of this dude’s “Charity”, the National Action Network.

About four years after the Crown Heights affair, in 1995, Al Sharpton through his National Action Network, injected himself in a landlord-tenant dispute in Harlem, which soon turned deadly. As recounted in Fred Siegel’s book Prince of the City, a black Pentecostal church raised the rent of its Jewish tenant, who owned the store Freddy’s Fashion Mart, so the Jewish owner in turn raised the rent on his black sub-tenant, who ran a record store. Sharpton immediately saw an opening for racial demagoguery, and went on radio, declaring, “We will not stand by and allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street.” His underling, Morris Powell, vowed, “This street will burn. We are going to see to it that this cracker suffers.”

Protesters led by Sharpton’s National Action Network picketed outside the store day after day, referring to Jews as “bloodsuckers” and threatening, “We’re going to burn and loot the Jews.” The demonstrators also struck matches and threw them into the store’s doorway. Two months into the protest, one of the demonstrators stormed into the store armed with a gun, and burned the place to the ground, killing seven people, and shooting himself.

This is the National Action Network. What a group for Margaret Fortune to be on the board of. While calling for Defunding the Police, the group calls for violence against Jews… and has a history of participation in actual violence.

Now we have more problems than just Fortune’s long history of being a flaming leftist. He membership in the board of directors of a proven racist and destructive organization should give everyone pause.

In case there is any question about where this blogger stands:

To the voters of El Dorado County, I hope you find these blogs about Margaret fortune informative and scary at the same time. She must be stopped.

To be continued…

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  One Response to “El Dorado County Supervisor D1 Update: Far-Left Democrat Margaret Fortune. She is a Board Member of a Far-Left Jew-Hating Group”

  1. Who is your pick for D1? Please don’t say Ferrero. I agree Fortune is a disaster, but he is just another special interest puppet.

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