"Nonsense" and "Rubbish": It's Natinsky's Turn to Respond to Rawlings's Campaign Mailer

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We've already gotten former Dallas Police Chief-turned-Dallas mayoral candidate David Kunkle's response to Mike Rawlings's latest campaign mailer. Now, it's Ron Natinsky's turn to respond to the flier, which says -- without naming him -- that Natinsky served as chair of the city council's Economic Development Committee "while the tax burden on homeowners increased due to the lack of new growth." Here's the email that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box, in its entirety:
As chairman of the economic development committee and working with Mayor Tom Leppert, we grew the Dallas economy in ways that most American cities envy during very tough economic times.

I am proud to have fought side-by-side with Mayor Leppert to keep from raising taxes.

I played a key role in bringing the headquarters of AT&T, Tenet Healthcare and Comerica to Dallas. Most recently, I've been involved heavily in the Walmart expansion of 15 stores to Dallas (including the southern sector) and the redevelopment of the historic Statler Hilton Hotel. I also helped persuade more than 30 international companies to locate new offices and operations in Dallas, and I've marketed worldwide the International Inland Port of Dallas in Southeast Dallas.

Most of job creation in America comes from small businesses, and that's been my background. I've created a number of companies, employed hundreds of people, and have spent three decades working in international business in China, Hong Kong, Spain, Mexico, France, Canada, Brazil and other nations. Because of my background and relationships, I will continue to aggressively reach out to international executives looking for a new place for a factory, laboratory or headquarters.

To suggest that experience in building coalitions, serving as chair of the economic development committee, and building and creating small companies is not needed at City Hall is nonsense. And to suggest that Mayor Leppert left our City overtaxed and underserved is rubbish.
Coincidentally, I'm working from home this afternoon -- the boy and I have evening plans -- and as I was writing this item, that Natinsky campaign worker you see above came down the street knocking on doors and handing out bumper-sticker-sized campaign fliers and taking a survey about "what concerns me." Oh, you don't have the time.

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11 comments
sizzler
sizzler

this paragraph is laughably nonsensical:

"Most of job creation in America comes from small businesses, and that's been my background. I've created a number of companies, employed hundreds of people, and have spent three decades working in international business in China, Hong Kong, Spain, Mexico, France, Canada, Brazil and other nations. Because of my background and relationships, I will continue to aggressively reach out to international executives looking for a new place for a factory, laboratory or headquarters. "

wait? small business or international business and international factory relocations? wtf?

elbueno
elbueno

Hey Ron, what are doing to help small, local businesses occupy the ground floor of the Statler??

Oh right...nothing.

Your Fortune 500 companies are doing diddly squat for increasing our quality of life.

elbueno
elbueno

Translation: My balls are bigger!

Homeless Bum at CliffManor
Homeless Bum at CliffManor

Hey Mike - tell them all how you support sending $800K a year to the Bridge so that homeless bums like me get to move in with the sex offenders in Maryann Russ' party pad called Cliff Manor!!!

David Wilson
David Wilson

I heard Rawlings speak at the East Kessler Park forum, and from what I have seen, he's saying the same thing all over: He taught customer service to 10,000 pizza hut employees, so he can teach it to 10,000 city employees.

And what is going to happen when he tries to fire a city worker for not selling pizza I mean issue a building permit fast enough?

ll
ll

Bad move tying yourself to Leppert. Amazing that he actually has loyalty to anything but his own ego.. I worked with him closely and found him to have no loyalty and no soul.

Oak Cliff Res
Oak Cliff Res

Natinsky is going out like Thelma & Louise. He has branded himself for so long as Mayor Lepperts go to guy... Well I hate to tell you but the WHOLE WORLD HATES LEPPERT and with hush hush Dwayne as your only African-American fighter in your corner you just officialy went from bad to worst.

As far as his response. At the town hall budget meeting that I attended at Thurgood Rec Center, over 85% were in favor of a tax hike to cover all of the unnecessary spending that Nawinsky and Skelator created. On the Walmart deal, we all know that these new stores are all about alcohol sales. Walmart basically is begging the city to put up new stores.

At the end of the day, Natinsky has been in charge of Economic Development and everyone was so anxious about this Southern Dallas Taskforce, but what have we truly accomplished??? He probably can't wait to find that international business who wants to put that plant in Oak Cliff. I guess that's our improvement to the quality of life...

Snookie Pie
Snookie Pie

I'm glad the Natinsky doorknockers don't come into my neighborhood.

Supersoaker
Supersoaker

Anyone who has worked with Natinsky knows what a fragile ego, and extensive Napoleonic Complex the little boy has. Even if he wins, he will fail, as did Leppert. The biggest shame of all is that Dallas itself is so diluted and balls deep in the matrix of superficiality, that they'll just go along with whatever like sheep as long as little carrots of sports events are held around town annually. Sad...

Oak Cliff Res
Oak Cliff Res

Hey bum, its one thing to keep saying the same thing on how you feel an individual handled a situation. But instead of continuing to say he did it wrong, how do you think the City of Dallas should handle its homeless crisis????????? If not you are just as much of the problem as the next person...

elbueno
elbueno

The city and our neighborhoods are going to get nowhere on the backs on Fortune 500 Companies...

what has Comerica done beside occupy a downtown high rise and sponsor a parade?

he says and knows that small businesses are key, yet he supplies no examples of what he is doing to encourage small businesses!

This guys is the worst!

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