Childish Brooklyn GOP Crowns Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn With Buffoon Award–Thanks!
All twaddle and no teeth.
That’s right: I’m talking about the Brooklyn GOP’s insipid blog radio program, which has increasingly become the mouthpiece of the wounded party establishment. No more photo ops with Chairman Craig Eaton. No more YouTube clips of Marty Golden. Blog Talk Radio is now the means by which the party communicates to their paltry base of two or three listeners.
Recently, that pathetic GOP-sanctioned institution, which never misses an opportunity to mention this blog, has delivered the highest honor to us: the honor of an insult. And our response is this: Thank You.
Apparently, the Brooklyn GOP has given this program the right to “crown” some sort of “Buffoon of the Year” on its behalf.
One online dictionary defines a “buffoon” as “a person who amuses others by ridiculous or odd behavior.”
When I heard about this nonsense, and I saw the the Brooklyn GOP had Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn as their most prominent choice, I wasn’t shocked. I said to myself that the concept of reform would certainly be considered both ridiculous and odd to the current GOP establishment.
To the majority of Republicans in Brooklyn, it is not.
Nevertheless, a grand total of–drumroll, please–37 voters voted in the Brooklyn GOP’s poll for Buffoon of the Year (I suppose Mr. Eaton was up late having every loyal district leader and their mother vote).
Not to brag, but for a party that claims to be so great and powerful, Atlas polls regularly smash any records on polling the party does on its affiliated websites, be they hate blogs or not.
Anyway, the voters have spoken and a grand total of 16 voters balloted Atlas as their “Buffoon of the Year.”
I won’t go all Sally Field on you folks at the GOP, but from all of us, I say “Thank you.”
Why, you ask? Because this childish act is a perfect example of how fixated you are on what we do here. Your attempts at insulting us and others in the party highlight your own insecurities and your own troubling anger issues.
Indeed, I was surprised as the level of vitriol and venom thrown out by the bloviators on this recent blogcast at our blog in connection with this “award.”
“That blog is literary masturbation,” said the uncouth Brian Doherty, referring to Atlas. That would be Mr. 34% of the Vote Brian Doherty (I got that percentage from the GOP’s blog radio website–Thanks!). Mr. Doherty is evidently a nasty, tasteless man who has earned his place in the sidekick car besides the neanderthals of that program. I can see why he earned so few votes in his election…
Russell Gallo (aka “Moron #1″), a local GOP District Leader, said of Atlas: “They did have an effect in encouraging people in the county party to work against the establishment.”
Thank you for that recognition, Mr. Gallo.
I prefer to say we opened people’s eyes. While Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn took on the task of asking members in our own party honest and difficult questions about its current state and lack of success, the Brooklyn GOP engaged in a year long hate crusade online, bashing those that questioned their “authority” rather than addressing the concerns. In fact, the smoke blowers at the Bay Ridge GOP’s little online experiment failed to mention their sanctioned hate blogs as a huge reason for much of the genuine angst and animus felt amongst those in the party.
Let’s break it down:
We gave GOP figures silly feudal titles. They used racial epithets.
We asked about genuine issues regarding charities linked to Sen. Golden and Chairman Eaton. They ignored them.
We connected the dots between Vito Lopez and the Brooklyn GOP. They cursed out fellow Republicans.
They were so obsessed with who we are (our true identities) that they ignored the unpleasant questions we and numerous other GOPers were asking.
All of the in fighting they have engendered by seeking out and destroying their perceived enemies has hamstrung them politically in the eyes of many.
In that regard, Mr. Gallo made the following statement on the faux radio program: “If there’s something locally…that’s really bashed our party and hurt our chances of winning anything, anywhere, it’s that blog.”
You’ve got it wrong, Mr. Gallo. The reality is that the party has poisoned itself. We’ve merely made a closed secret an open one.
Because we’re tired of losing. Because we’re tired of a GOP establishment that operates like Communist Russia. Because we deserve a better party.
Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn is the product of a political necessity: the Brooklyn GOP is nearing its end as an institution if it continues down the path it is going.
Individuals like Craig Eaton and his cohort of buffoons are the root cause of this failure. They are in charge. They must accept responsibility.
We took steps to inform a largely unaware constituency of Republican in our borough about the truth as to why their party is failing. We exercised our free speech rights and took our case to the wide base the Internet offers so many. We didn’t do it for glory or to make a buck. We did it because be believed it was right and it was a necessity. The anti-establishment sentiment building in our party is its best chance at its repair. It will cleanse the stigma of failure resulting from poor leadership, deals with political opponents and years of defeat.
So, to the GOP establishment, I say: Rather than calling people names, why don’t you accept the failures the party has made and admit wrongdoing?
After all, the Brooklyn GOP calling us “Buffoon of the Year” is kind of like the pot calling the Kettle Black…