ROB ARKLEY: Supervisor Jimmy Smith is an extremist
It’s funny enough that Eureka power monger Rob Arkley calls Humboldt County Supervisor Mark Lovelace an “extremist.” But this is downright roll on the floor hilarious.
Arkley’s bullying and political threats continue to hog the spotlight that he promises to shine on others.
The Lost Coast Outpost reports that mild-mannered 1st District Supervisor Jimmy Smith — who can hardly be called a liberal champion — is high on Arkley’s list of targets. And it appears the Arkster isn’t above lying about Smith’s positions to achieve his goal of defeating Smith in the next election.
Not long after Arkley promised to go after Smith in an email published by the LoCO, a mailer falsely accusing Smith of supporting the Forster-Gill development project flooded mailboxes in Cutten. Smith doesn’t support the project, and his guy on the County Planning Commission is rabidly against it. The mailer was intended to rile the anti-Forster-Gill folk against Smith.
In Arkley’s skewed universe, the political spectrum runs from right-of-center to the batshit crazy right of right of right. Anyone that fails to represent Arkley’s agenda 110% — like the Pro-Marina Center, anti-Forster-Gill Jimmy Smith — must be destroyed.
Be sure to read the LoCo post all the way to the end so you can see Arkley’s pissy little response to Hank Sims who dared question Arkley about the mailer.