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Amid Spectre of Controversy, Eaton Poised to Hire Failed Campaign Outsider as New Executive Director

January 27, 2011

Eaton's hack-bodyguard? Embattled GOP Chairman turns to inexperienced, non-Brooklynite outsider to "herd the cats" as party divide deepens.

Circle the wagons!

Just when insiders didn’t think things could get any worse for the Brooklyn GOP establishment, its embattled monarch stepped on a huge land mine.

Infuriating even his own loyal acolytes, GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton is poised to announce unknown non-Brooklynite Karen Fischer, manager of a failed local Assembly campaign, as the GOP Executive Director. This comes after the party has once again failed to file its campaign disclosures timely.

The announcement follows one of the worst elections the Brooklyn GOP has ever seen in a year when the Republican Party at large (including local Staten Island) saw so many gains.

Eaton, not bowing to pressure from disgruntled Republicans, has made no major moves since the elections besides announcing his own plans to run for another term as Chairman, something one former pro-Eaton District Leader called “a joke.”

“He commands no respect and is becoming more and more fearful of even those he once trusted,” said one source.

But now things have gotten dicey even within the ranks of Eaton & Co.

Causing a private uproar amongst his own ranks, “The Duke of Bay Ridge” is prepared to engage the services of a young woman in her mid to late-twenties named Karen Fischer, whose most recent claim to fame was managing the failed campaign of former teenage Assembly candidate Peter Cipriano.

The non-experienced Cipriano, you will recall, was a willing pawn used by Chairman Eaton to attack the 49th AD leadership in a primary last year, a primary that was successful for Cipriano but bore no fruit in the general election.

Fischer is essentially a complete unknown in local politics beyond her experience with Cipriano, who is even mocked by Mr. Eaton’s own affiliated hate blogs as “Cipi Cup” for his childish, inane antics and needy arrogance during the campaign.

Since their pathetic loss to Peter Abbate in November, sources tell Atlas that Cipriano’s campaign has been violating campaign finance rules left and right, missing their 27 day post-General Election disclosure and January 2011 Periodic disclosure. Not to mention, it is public knowledge that the Cipriano campaign spent money like “drunken sailors” just to take down Republican opponent Lucretia Regina-Potter in the primary.

Is this the kind of further mismanagement we have to look forward to under Craig Eaton’s latest year as Chair?

As previously mentioned, the prospect of Fischer’s appointment is not popular even with Eaton’s closest associates in the party. Rather than turn to familiar allies or veteran Republican strategists to be the party’s new director, Eaton has chosen someone distinctly “outside” his inner circle to “direct” the party his way.

“Nixon’s right-hand guy was Haldeman. Now, Craig has his Haldewoman,” one GOP source wrote to us.

Regarding the poorly run Cipriano campaign, the move has caused concerns. “How could they be so irresponsible,” one source said. “It’s truly disgraceful.”

So why Fischer?

The answer to that question is still not entirely clear.

What is clear is that Craig Eaton is planning on using party money to appoint a complete nobody in GOP politics in Brooklyn to a mysterious position while blowing off his own insiders, a move out of pure desperaton to instill some sort of order to an out of touch establishment.

And what about Gerry O’Brien, the infamous political advisor Eaton clung to in the past?

Perhaps Gerry O’Brien has become too untenable an option for the Chairman, which, if true, confirms that Gerry O’Brien is now persona non grata in Brooklyn politics.

And what of seasoned veteran Clorinda Annarummo?

She is disputably rumored to be at odds with the Chair and is possibly seeking to unseat him.

But above all, Eaton’s choice of Fischer is further evidence of Mr. Eaton’s complete and utter obsession with the 49th AD. Having sought to embarrass them by turning a former Arnaldo Ferraro ally against the 49th leadership, Eaton took extraordinary steps last year to attack Regina-Potter and Ferraro.

Some prominent leaders have even suggested that Eaton did so at the expense of Michael Allegretti‘s campaign in the 13th Congressional race.

Whatever the case may be, the immanent choice of Karen Fischer as the party’s new Executive Director has both reformers and establishment figures scratching their heads and wondering just how distant Chairman Eaton is from those around him.

Friend and foe alike.

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73 Comments
  1. politcal pundit permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:38 pm

    Nice scoop atlas. Another indication of the joke eaton has become in brooklyn and nys. The only one who doesn’t realize this is him..

    • Like Eaton -- just another pretty face to put out front... permalink
      January 29, 2011 10:38 am

      …at least she smiles, rather than sneers.

  2. real reform permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:41 pm

    Peter is not trusted and for good reason. This is from The Jig:

    “I plan on voting for the kid, in the primary but I won’t vote for him in the general. He’s 19 and was groomed by Dr. Arnaldo Frankenstein.”

    thejigisupatlas.blogspotcom/2010/05/who-is-peter-e-cipriano.html

    “The legend that Arnaldo tried to plant young PC as a mole.”

    Nobody likes you Peter, even Atlas Judge is right about that hahahahahahahahaha

  3. Mistress Fischer permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:46 pm

    On the floor laughing! Best story ever guys, and I don’t even like you usually! Craig really screwed up this time.

  4. Clorinda Would Have Been Better permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:48 pm

    Craig chose poorly. I’ve never heard of this person.

  5. Young GOP Kid permalink
    January 27, 2011 9:50 pm

    What happened to Gerry O’Brien? Guess they got tired of all the allegations of hitting Judge and stealing election materials lol

  6. Smith permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:14 pm

    This is a huge story and very well presented. Very interesting…

  7. Love Nest? permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:33 pm

    Are Karen and Peter in a relationship? How do they know each other? Anyone know?

  8. Gene B. said... permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:34 pm

    An executive director needs an organization to “direct”. What exactly will Ms. Fischer direct? There is no organization or infrastructure for her lead. This is a complete joke.

    Mr. Eaton is desperate to be re-elected. But regime change is happening on Staten Island and it will soon cross the bridge. Maybe finally the GOP in Brooklyn will elect a competent, politically savvy, strategic campaigner, and above all a unifier as its next chairman so that we can start winning new elections.

    • January 27, 2011 10:37 pm

      hey gene b.,

      in all seriousness who could unify this party? please dont say anyone but eaton as that is a cop out. i am being sincere. i sure cant think of anyone.

  9. clorinda permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:52 pm

    No wonder clorinda may be working against craig. Undoubtedly she thinks she is more qualified. This could be the “tipping point” decision that leads just a few and enough people who “were” loyal to eaton to bolt and give the chairmanship to someone else.. I think the insurgency in the SI GOP led by molinari also may cross the bridge.

  10. clorinda permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:53 pm

    No wonder clorinda may be working against craig. Undoubtedly she thinks she is more qualified. This could be the “tipping point” decision that leads just a few and enough people who “were” loyal to eaton to bolt and give the chairmanship to someone else.. I think the insurgency in the SI GOP led by molinari also may cross the bridge.No wonder clorinda may be working against craig. Undoubtedly she thinks she is more qualified. This could be the “tipping point” decision that leads just a few and enough people who “were” loyal to eaton to bolt and give the chairmanship to someone else.. I think the insurgency in the SI GOP led by molinari also may cross the bridge.

  11. Tomato Can Crusher permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:58 pm

    So you want someone known in Brooklyn political circles? That seems logical…because we’ve been SO successful before recycling the old people in and out of the system. Perhaps it would be best if we brought in some new blood for once, with some outside perspective and real training. As a former employee for lobbyist, and US Senate staffer this is EXACTLY the person we need to take on our party and change things ONCE and for all. Since Cippy-Cup Cipriano got the highest percentage against Abbatte ever, it’s time to bring in the new people and take back the seat!

    Its time to get rid of the old women in tile shops and bring in some new ideas.

    P.S. Did you know that October 21st 2002 Phoney Ferraro endorsed Democrat Joanne Seminara against Republican Marty Golden? That whole team CANNOT be trusted!

    • Facts Are Facts permalink
      January 28, 2011 1:08 am

      So, Cipriano lost? Is that right? So that tells us everything we need to know. They wasted every penny they had and failed to get genuine traction. Period. End of story.

      And you ACTUALLY called him Cippy-Cup, so that shows just how much respect you have for him and his campaign.

      Hate to break to you, but the people in his own district have even less respect for a whiny teenage brat who never worked a real job a day in his life.

      You know, after a while, suckling off of mama gets old LOL

  12. "Tomato Can Crusher" might have a good point... permalink
    January 27, 2011 11:58 pm

    but how would we know. Where has she been and what has she
    done? She has walked through the snow and left nary a footprint –
    not a necessarily a bad thing – but very strange for a 27 year old
    “political activist”. *** This Karen Fischer is certainly not a
    “nobody”. She might even be the breath of fresh air this Brooklyn
    GOP needs and Peter Cipriano might be a real diamond in the rough.*
    However, both have appeared darkly as specters in the umbra of
    Eaton and the penumbra of Martin Golden, whose own umbra completely
    blacks-out Eaton. Eaton and Golden, shadow within shadow, together
    should be called “Legion” and banished to the utter Miltonian
    darkness deep within themselves. Fischer and Cipriano need to come
    out of that darkness and into the light. The only real answer to
    their problems and those of the Brooklyn GOP is to tear down its
    old Bay Ridge-Dyker-centric establishment, which is tied in knots
    by the Long-Kassar CP, and build on a completely new county-wide
    all-Republican foundation. _________ * They also share another
    “problem” — living in what must be a rooming house at 40 Bay 17th
    Street, Brooklyn, NY 11214 : Rich, Trepani, Trepani, Trepani,
    Cipriano, Trepani, Trepani, Trepani, Barkeshli and Fischer

    • January 28, 2011 2:29 am

      “Bay Ridge-Dyker-centric establishment”

      Name one “party insider” close to Craig who is from Bay Ridge or Dyker Heights? (There aren’t any.)

      • Duh! State Senator Martin Golden.... permalink
        January 28, 2011 11:24 pm

        … heard o’ him, h’aint yuh, Mistuh oney honey.

        ‘Round dese pawts heeez called Duh Prinz o’ Bay Ridge.

        Yuh gotta bone up on dis stuff if yuh wanna play widduss.

  13. January 28, 2011 12:38 am

    I get the chairman isn’t the most popular person on this website but the way this reads is someone is just sore she took out this site’s preferred candidate in a primary. The pettiness doesn’t look good.

    • EatonSucks.com permalink
      January 28, 2011 1:02 am

      Uh, the Cipriano campaign lost. That’s a fact. If they had won, it would have been a different story.

      You would know that if you actually were a part of Brooklyn GOP politics, you charlatan.

      • January 28, 2011 2:40 am

        And what’s the other option? A guy who spent a quarter century running candidates who got defeated by a 3:1 margin?

        Are you honestly going to tell me that if Ferraro or Judge were county leaders, they would have been able to get Republicans from 25% to 51% immediately?

        What’s the basis for this claim? Ferraro took a 70% district and made it into a 25% district,; Jonathan couldn’t get on the ballot; and both of them together couldn’t defeat a “non-experienced” teenager whose campaign was run by an “unknown non-Brooklynite” campaign manager.

        Yes, Craig helped Peter, but if Ferraro and Judge are better, shouldn’t they have been able to deliver this district, while Craig’s efforts was stretched between various candidates and other party needs?

        After all, Craig allegedly has no infrastructure, and Ferraro’s 49th and Judge’s YRs are the shining example of how political organizations are to be run.

        Shouldn’t Ferraro’s club together with Judge’s boys be enough to defeat a teenager backed by an “irrelevant” chairman?

        Again, what do we see in their resume that would show us that Judge and/or Ferraro would have done better than Craig?

  14. January 28, 2011 12:51 am

    Once again, please don’t make up sources that don’t exist and claim that “analysis” that makes sense to you as intelligence information.

    “‘He commands no respect and is becoming more and more fearful of even those he once trusted,’ said one source.”

    You have no sources. You are making stuff up.

    The real so-called insiders just met in a bar a couple of days ago and at one point the trust issue came up, and it was agreed universally that Craig Eaton has come a long way in trusting those who are loyal to him, far more than anyone expected considering how many times he’s been burned before.

    You can get any role in the Republican party today that you deserve to have, with neither your age, nor your religion, nor anything else stopping you.

    I personally have never seen an organization, political or otherwise, where one can rise so quickly.

  15. January 28, 2011 12:54 am

    “one of the worst elections the Brooklyn GOP has ever seen”

    Why does Atlas have so much trouble with math?

    This was easily the best election the Brooklyn GOP had in your lifetime. In addition to the two wins in the cross-county congressional and Assembly races, the GOP scored record-highs in races across southern Brooklyn. Congressional candidates all scored record highs in Brooklyn, with all of the five Republicans running for various seats in parts of Brooklyn getting over 45%.

    You can argue that 45% is not enough, and it’s not, more progress is definitely needed, but you can’t argue that 45% is less than 25% that Arnaldo Ferraro’s candidates have been getting for over two decades.

    Let me make this very clear: The worst Eaton-backed Republican candidate in southern Brooklyn outscored the best Ferraro-backed candidate in over 20 years of his leadership. There were good years and bad since Ferraro took over, yet never, not in 1988, not in 1994, not ever, did any of the Ferraro-backed candidates managed to get what the worst Eaton-backed candidate got.

    Let’s keep in mind that prior to Ferraro taking over the 49th, it used to be a Republican seat where Dominick DiCarlo used to win 2:1, and within a couple of years of Ferraro’s takeover, prior to any redistricting and the mass exodus of Italians, the seat became a 1:3 loss. Yeah, let’s let that guy do to the County what he did to what used to be the best district in Brooklyn!

    What kind of Kool-Aid do you think everyone’s drinking?

    • January 28, 2011 12:57 am

      “five Republicans running for various seats in parts of Brooklyn getting over 45%.”

      I meant for the southern Brooklyn portion of their seats. This include all of the Brooklyn sections of Michael Grimm, Bob Turner and Susan Kone, as well as the southern EDs for the candidates in the 10th and 11th district. Obviously it’s impossible for a Republican to get 45% in central Brooklyn. No candidate, national or local, got that much there in many, many decades.

      • Wake Up Call permalink
        January 28, 2011 1:09 am

        So………..they all lost? At the end of the day, politics is about winning buddy. Wake up, loser.

      • January 28, 2011 1:15 am

        If people like Arnaldo Ferraro and the rest of the old-guard did not drive the GOP into the ground for 25 years prior to Craig’s takeover, we’d have won, and we will win in the coming elections.

        Unfortunately, it is impossible to rebuild in one day or even one year after the organization was wiped out over the decades of utter failure by Ferraro and the rest of the old guys. How do you take a district where Republicans are winning 65-70% and within a few years, before any redistricting, you manage to get a mere 20-25%?

        The fault lies with Ferraro and the rest of the old guard who collapsed the party, not with the guy who’s putting up increasingly improving results.

      • Wake Up Call permalink
        January 28, 2011 1:22 am

        1, you must be emulating Gene Beer-and-Deli, who used the phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day” once, I believe. So that’s how much that phrase is worth.

        And so now you’re turning to the tired Obamaesque “blame-the-guys-before-me” routine of not taking responsibility for failure and for shrinking the active enrollment of Republicans in the party.

        Wake up. The GOP as we know it is dead in Brooklyn. Craig is resurrecting it. He’s suffocating it. If you’re too clueless to see that, you might want to reexamine the realities around you.

      • January 28, 2011 1:38 am

        How’s he suffocating it? By recruiting new people? By getting more money? By getting an office with staff? By getting candidates? By recruiting volunteers for these candidates and giving them money?

        You can call it a failure all you want, but the results are for all to see. If you were betting prior to the election, I don’t think you would have put your money on so many candidates getting 35-45% in districts where prior to Craig, we were getting 20-25%.

        Since we did better than expected, and we improved locally more than the GOP did nationally, that’s called success. And more success, including victories, are coming.

        You can call it blame the guy before me, but the facts are exactly that. He came to a party that had nothing: few poll workers, no volunteers, AWOL district leaders, hardly any candidates, no money, no office, no young people, nothing.

        All this can’t be created in one day. Who are you kidding?

        Ferraro and the rest of the old-guard destroyed all that is necessary to win. Craig has re-built it.

        You are lying by pretending that I am saying that he’s just sitting there blaming the previous guy. No, what I am saying is that he was in a deep hole when he took over and he had to rebuild the party from scratch, and has done more than what could’ve reasonably been expected of him given the state of the party at the time and how few people were available at the time to help the new Chairman.

        Failure is not bringing the party money, volunteers and candidates who put up the best results in a generation.

        Failure is taking a seat where Republicans were winning 70-30% and turning it into a losing seat of 25-75%. Ferraro is a failure.

        And Craig has been able to rebuild much of the Ferraro-caused destruction.

      • Easton or Eaton? LOL permalink
        January 28, 2011 2:52 am

        You are soooooo obsessed with this blog. It’s very telling…

        And stop repeating yourself. We get it. You’re an Eaton apologist. Gosh, the way you run your mouth I’m beginning to think you’re on the party’s payroll…

        We need new leadership. Craig doesn’t command anyone’s respect anymore. It’s time for him to go.

        Heck I’d take Clorinda over him at this point.

  16. Eaton = Dope permalink
    January 28, 2011 12:58 am

    People were really surprised by this, especially since Craig didn’t consult with anyone before he did it.

    • January 28, 2011 1:10 am

      This is false.

      • Eaton = Dope permalink
        January 28, 2011 1:17 am

        So he’s approved this with the District Leaders and Executives and made a formal announcement and articulated her salary and title in the party?

        Uh….not that anyone knows of.

        Well, how would anyone know that? No press release. No disclosure reports. Radio silence from Capt. Craig Eaton.

        What a dope.

      • January 28, 2011 2:08 am

        At the last executive committee meeting, Karen’s candidacy was presented to the District Leaders who are free to support or oppose her candidacy. People were also encouraged to present other candidates if they believe them to be more qualified.

        This is why this blog post wrote, “Eaton is poised to announce…” because it was not yet announced so that party leadership can weigh in both on Karen and other candidates.

        The “kitchen cabinet” was also consulted before this announcement.

        This has been an extremely open process. Other chairmen just hire whoever they damn well please. Craig has done just the opposite of what others have done, and yet you are throwing mud for no reason.

      • No, No, No permalink
        January 28, 2011 2:54 am

        How would you know that? You were there? What’s your name and title? Unless you provide those, we cannot ascertain the veracity of your statement. Unless you provide those, your words have no basis in fact.

  17. January 28, 2011 1:09 am

    “Is this the kind of further mismanagement we have to look forward to under Craig Eaton’s latest year as Chair?”

    Whatever mismanagement Cip committed was done either before or after Karen ran his campaign.

    Honestly, are we really comparing Karen, imperfect as she may be, to Francisco, who was Arnaldo’s campaign manager and looks like some kind of a bad liberal caricature of a right-winger?

    Let’s keep in mind that no Ferraro-backed candidate ever got so much as 30%, so let’s not throw rocks at Peter and Karen.

    “Fischer is essentially a complete unknown in local politics beyond her experience with Cipriano”

    What’s the crime here? That new people are brought into the party? I thought Craig Eaton was guilty of all of the following:

    1. Not recruiting people;
    2. Not letting young people rise;
    3. Not trusting people to do anything;
    4. Failing to get county money needed to run an actual operation.

    Would not Karen’s mere existence put lie to all the claims made by Atlas since its founding?

    • Wake Up Call permalink
      January 28, 2011 1:14 am

      Uh, if any of Ferraro’s candidates actually had genuine party support and funding (like all GOP candidates should have) and the party had its act together and wasn’t making under the table deals with Democrats, then MAYBE they would win more.

      They didn’t. Fact.

      And Fischer knows nothing about the workings of GOP politics. Her latest (and ONLY) campaign in Brooklyn wasted thousands of dollars and went on to violate campaign finance rules. Does that sound like an effective ED to you? I don’t think so.

      • January 28, 2011 1:18 am

        if any of Ferraro’s candidates actually had genuine party support

        But… but… yeah… what was it… Craig is irrelevant, no? And Ferraro is the only good organization is Brooklyn, right?

        There were many County Chairs since Ferraro took over, and he never managed any of them to support his candidates? Who’s really The Irrelevant One?

      • Wake Up Call permalink
        January 28, 2011 1:26 am

        Craig is a nasty man. He’s curt, rude and not likable. Ask around. That’s his reputation. He’s a statewide JOKE.

        Eaton is the CHAIRMAN, 1. Ferraro is not. Stop passing the blame, as you’ve been doing all along throughout your pathetic discourse. That you all obsess over him is very telling.

      • January 28, 2011 2:00 am

        So nobody likes Craig, yet we all are “obsessing” with him? Do you see the inconsistency in your argument?

        That’s what happens when you throw everything at the wall and hope something sticks.

  18. January 28, 2011 1:24 am

    And Fischer knows nothing about the workings of GOP politics. Her latest (and ONLY) campaign in Brooklyn wasted thousands of dollars and went on to violate campaign finance rules. Does that sound like an effective ED to you? I don’t think so.

    Karen knows more about Brooklyn GOP politics than you ever did. I am also very aware of what happened in her campaign. Whatever mistakes were made and whatever disagreements I had with her, money wasting wasn’t it.

    She’s also not the one responsible for the post-election campaign finance filings because her job ended on election day.

    There are some rocks to throw at Karen, and if you genuinely had “insider sources,” you’d have known by now what they are instead of coming up with this nonsense.

    Readers will get more insider information about the Brooklyn GOP from reading the Anchorage Daily News than this blog.

    • Wake Up Call permalink
      January 28, 2011 1:30 am

      “I am also very aware of what happened in her campaign. Whatever mistakes were made and whatever disagreements I had with her, money wasting wasn’t it.”

      Hello Peter ;-)

      • January 28, 2011 1:58 am

        Yeah, I’m Peter. That’s why I am taking the blame for the non-filed campaign finance.

        It’s also impossible that Karen was ever friends with anyone since coming to Brooklyn…

    • Cipi, It's Bedtime! permalink
      January 28, 2011 1:33 am

      “Fischer is essentially a complete unknown in local politics beyond her experience with Cipriano, who is even mocked by Mr. Eaton’s own affiliated hate blogs as “Cipi Cup” for his childish, inane antics and needy arrogance during the campaign.”

      Isn’t it bedtime for Cipi Cup?? ;-)

  19. January 28, 2011 1:53 am

    Also, please stop calling yourself reformers. You are not reformers.

    Craig brought reform, massive, radical positive reform. Nothing is done the way it was done before and the result has been more money and more people.

    You are supporting Ferraro, the original of the old-guard that destroyed our party in Brooklyn. He took a winning district and turned it into his own little debating society that produced ridiculous candidates who got 25% of the vote while failing to campaign.

    His club does not operate to win elections. It never showed anything remotely similar to a real campaign – again, in a district that was very Republican until Ferraro took over.

    The Ferraro disease spread throughout the County over the 20 years since he quit running as a Democrat and became a Republican: his club members sign up only for poll worker jobs, or they are drooling elderly who need some place to relieve their boredom, or they are utter whack-jobs like Francisco. But there was never even a smell of victory, never even a race that was lost by “merely” a 2:1 margin.

    What was wrong with Ferraro, the guy you are backing, is exactly what became wrong with the County in the 80s and 90s.

    As the leader of the most winnable all-Brooklyn district, he was the one who set example for the rest of the county. What could be expected of district leaders in Bed-Stuy if this is what the leader in Bensonhurst is doing?

    So in the 80s and 90s, the Ferraro Disease spread all around Brooklyn. Again, why should someone in uber-liberal districts work when the most-conservative district is going to waste?

    Then Craig took, and began reforming the self-destroying Ferraro Attitude that spread like cancer. He’s the reformer and Ferraro is a political cancer.

    • Relax Wierdo... permalink
      January 28, 2011 2:49 am

      1′s panties are in a bunch. Peter really needs to relax lol

      • January 28, 2011 2:58 am

        Good response! That just disproved everything I said. You forgot to call me poopie-head.

  20. #1 District Leader permalink
    January 28, 2011 2:55 am

    Eaton is pure poison. I’m done with him.

  21. January 28, 2011 3:27 am

    You guys really need to focus on debating issues instead of engaging in personal attacks. Say you convince your readers that I am the devil, what will that prove? Will that convince anyone that Jonathan/Ferraro are better than Craig? I doubt it.

    If you have real, logical, non-emotional arguments against Craig, please present them. Maybe I am missing something about him.

    As I’ve said before, I am a Republican and that’s where my loyalty lies. I am not Craig’s brother or his best friend from high school. I have no reason to support him if he’s bad for the Republican party and our conservative values.

    I will support the best candidate the Republicans can put up for any office, be that party chairman or Assembly or Congress or President.

    But from what I’ve seen, Craig is easily the best candidate available and Ferraro has been a miserable failure for a quarter century.

    Maybe I am wrong, but if I am, then lay out your arguments – and if you don’t have any counter-arguments, calling me names or twisting what I am saying won’t help you win an argument.

    All you are doing is proving that you have no response, and as such, your name-calling and misquotations actually prove that I am right, and that Craig is indeed the best available candidate, and you are attacking him purely out of emotional, irrational hate driven by your personal desire to destroy the party so that you could take over the ruins.

    Again, if I’m wrong, prove me wrong, and if you have no rational response, please, be quiet and stop digging an even deeper hole for yourselves. Personal attacks just prove that you have no counter-argument and are just trying to suppress debate.

    • "1" -- Singular Sensation, Every Move That [ ]he Makes... permalink
      January 29, 2011 10:26 am

      Some of us think you are a little full of yourself after
      just your “second” losing election in the 49th AD…. Wait ’til
      you’ve been under the candidate-lash as often as somebody like Bob
      Capano or Pat Russo, or even your prior “associate” Lucretia
      Regina-Potter…. Wait ’til you’ve run a district as long as Bob
      Howe or Clorinda Annarummo, or even your prior associates, Doctor
      Arnaldo Ferraro and Hon. Fred Martarell, Esquire…. Wait ’til
      you’ve been thrown under the bus for the benefit of one and only
      one elected official… Wait ’til your people have turned on you a
      few times — and then come back after you’ve survived a few of
      those betrayals… Ask your Chairman Craig Eaton about that. Oh, I
      guess that would be pointless — he’s as new to that stuff as you
      are. At any rate, once you “experienced” some of the stuff we’ve
      mentioned, then you’ll see that these are more than personal
      attacks from our side, they are the airing of grievances. THESE ARE
      THE ISSUES which must be debated: issues about the [un]worthiness
      of certain persons to lead the Brooklyn GOP; issues about the
      relevance or need for any part of the current Brooklyn GOP regime,
      including your 2010 class of devoured cannon fodder.

    • REDUX: Re-appraise, Re-emphasize, Re-load, Re-arm permalink
      January 29, 2011 10:34 am

      Some of us think “1″ is a little full of himself after just
      his “second” losing election in the 49th AD…. Wait ’til he’s been
      under the candidate-lash as often as somebody like Bob Capano,
      Russell Gallo or Pat Russo, or even his prior “associate” Lucretia
      Regina-Potter…. Wait ’til he’s run a district as long as Bob Howe
      or Clorinda Annarummo, or even your prior associates, Doctor
      Arnaldo Ferraro and Hon. Fred Martarell, Esquire…. Wait ’til he’s
      been repeatedly thrown under the bus for the benefit of one and
      only one elected official… Wait ’til his people have turned on
      him a few times — and then come back after he’s survived a few of
      those betrayals… He could try to ask his Chairman Craig Eaton
      about that, except that would be pointless — Eaton’s almost as new
      to that stuff as Mr. “1″ seems to be. At any rate, once he has
      “experienced” some of the stuff we’ve mentioned here, he’ll see
      that what’s often mentioned here in ASIB are more than personal
      attacks from our side, they are the airing of deeply held
      grievances. Mr. “1″ would see that THESE ARE THE ISSUES which must
      be and will debated here and at other outlets: issues such as the
      [un]worthiness of certain persons to continue to lead the Brooklyn
      GOP; issues concerning the relevance or need for any part of the
      current Brooklyn GOP regime, including those like “1″ who might be
      “true believers” among the 2010 class of recently-devoured Brooklyn
      GOP cannon fodder.

  22. clorinda permalink
    January 28, 2011 7:03 am

    Here are your arguments (again) 1 although I’m sure you will ignore or spin–

    Craig Eaton- Please change your mind and not run for re-election. You have embarrassed bklyn in GOP circles throughout the state. You have opposition throughout brooklyn, you have not been a part of any new winning republican campaigns- you can’t count marty golden, he was there long before you, SI won it for malliotakis, if it was up to you allegretti would have won the primary and been destroyed by mcmahon, you suPported bloomberg in exchange for “regular” meetings with him -not one has happened, your ego has pushed people away, people joke about you behind your back, you hire newbies as executive director becuause of your desperation to show something

  23. Fly On The Wall permalink
    January 28, 2011 9:49 am

    Why bring in an inexperienced outsider?

    Craig is truly paranoid. If you disagree with him on any little thing, you can’t be trusted and are out to get him. I have seen him turn on people who wanted to help him but did not march in full 100% goose step with him. As Craig does this he makes enemies and his paranoid delusion becomes reality. After a while he can not trust even those closest to him, so he has to bring in outsiders who he feels are not strong or smart and will not turn against him.

    You can learn a lot hanging on the wall.

  24. clorinda permalink
    January 28, 2011 9:58 am

    Craig truly needs mental help for this paranoia. He has alienated everybody. A movement to replace him should really start.

  25. ray permalink
    January 28, 2011 2:45 pm

    I saw allegretti “campaign manager” ray riley last week outside GOP HQ with Craig Eaton. Why is eaton associating with this loser.

  26. john brown permalink
    January 28, 2011 7:36 pm

    Karen, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

    • joe purple permalink
      January 28, 2011 9:22 pm

      judge, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

      antoun, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

      muratov, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

      hayon, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

      rosenberg, too young, too inexperienced. Maybe in 10 years.

      now does that make any sense to you?

    • john brown permalink
      January 30, 2011 7:04 pm

      Judge not executive director
      Anton not executive director
      Muratov not executive director
      Hayon not executive director
      Rosenberg not executive director, of the Brooklyn GOP. Wake UP.

  27. ray permalink
    January 29, 2011 10:33 pm

    Eaton- please go. Real republican want that. One elected official and a few district leaders supporting you is no mandate

  28. susan permalink
    January 30, 2011 1:04 pm

    I hear the anti-eaton comments in brooklyn are getting so loud that even susan is hearing them from her st. Anselm friends..marty golden may even have to stay neutral in the chair’s race.

    • Absolutely NOT!!!! Eaton's Brooklyn GOP is SSMG's Brooklyn GOP permalink
      January 30, 2011 1:18 pm

      State Senator Martin Golden foisted Eaton on the Brooklyn
      GOP in 2007. Eaton has been Golden’s prat-boy ever since. If Golden
      were to try to throw Eaton under the bus, Golden would soon be
      under the very same wheels himself. STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! … Eaton
      is neither loved nor respected… now, even with some Republicans
      in Bay Ridge, Golden is getting into that status himself very fast.
      Which comes first — the chicken or the egg?

    • What a Disgrace permalink
      January 30, 2011 4:31 pm

      You should leave the Chair’s wife out this Blog. It is an absolute disgrace to mention wive’s and children in this Blog – but then again, nothing is beneath you bloggers. If you want to start using family names, then man-up and use your real names – state specific facts, name names and let us know who your sources are. Be a real man and not such a wimp. If you can site your facts, everyone will know your comments are just more bull

      • Read the crap about wives, daughters, grand-children and the like on Eaton's Hate Blog permalink
        January 30, 2011 9:36 pm

        Some can dish it out, but can’t take it.

        My dish, like vengeance, will be served cold.

    • Nobody relevant cares permalink
      January 30, 2011 8:49 pm

      These comments only mean something if people like you are reading them. I will now go to a forest and repeat these comments to every tree.

      Susan and his children dont care whats written here because they dont read this blog — they only read the Jig.

      You (and the chair) need to grow some balls (bullying doesnt count).

  29. The Jig Once Said... permalink
    January 30, 2011 9:50 pm

    The Jig once said, “Peter Cipriano Sucks. Hope My Gop Brothers And Sisters Don’t Fall For Arnaldo Trickery….”

    Now, Craig has a sneak in his midst.

    Gerry O’Brien got that much right about Peter: he’s two-faced.

    • A brief multi-hour conversation and now he's under suspicion... permalink
      January 30, 2011 10:29 pm

      Everybody there had beaten a path to the door of Doctor John Press, Culturist — that already had been their descent into the netherworld — what followed, well, it followed… leave passionate young people alone…

      • Beating A Broken Drum permalink
        January 30, 2011 11:02 pm

        Passionate young people ALWAYS get in trouble especially when they play dress up as Caligula and Drusila
        OH THE MADNESS

    • Beware Of The Two-Faced Snake permalink
      January 30, 2011 10:58 pm

      Peter is a dysfunctional boy with abandonment issues. The real two-face is Karen. An opportunist if there ever was. Craig is sleeping with the enemy. Clorinda Phyllis and Elaine will not forget this slight to their fealty.

  30. Hottest Toy On The Market-The Cipi Puppet permalink
    January 30, 2011 11:14 pm

    Pee Wee Cipi-Cup Puppet

    How dare you Pee Wee Cip-Cup attempt to represent the people of the 49th Assembly District. This is no joke, stop playing dress up in a grown up world. I’ve seen you at the debates which are packed with your family and friends. The audacity of mentioning school vouchers and education when you dropped out of college. A mind is a terrible thing to waste and Pee Wee you’re the poster boy.

    you’re an arrogant bastard.

    When I see you Cipi, I’m reminded of a rehearsed, character from Sesame Street who’s strings are being pulled by Craig Eaton.
    You are Nobody, with a Nothing Background. I pay a mortgage, heating bills which are killing me and a shit load of other bills. Cipi-Cup you cannot relate to me, hell you never even paid payroll taxes. You aren’t a role model…. you’re the frigging twink that dropped out of college.

    Cut the strings and get a job you loser.

  31. Where's Your Daddy? permalink
    January 30, 2011 11:52 pm

    Hey Cipi-Where’s your daddy?? Not the rich one that bangs a broken gong-the real one. You remember, the one that lives in never never land with a new robust son that doesn’t squeak when he speaks. Your neediness and constant whining sent him packing. Smart guy to get far the hell away from the likes of you. You’re an embarassment to his family name.
    BTW Craig is NO father figure fer sure.

  32. Gene Beer and Deli and Pizza permalink
    January 31, 2011 2:15 am

    Gene stop stuffing your face and sniffing Russell’s ass at the same time,very unsanitary,but you are a person that never washes.
    How many chins can a swine have? You are still a mommas boy living at home at 36 ordering pizzas by the dozen kosher or not. Stop rolling out the door when you are faced with someone you dont like,dont try to run anymore, your causing earthquakes in Midwood.

  33. real reform permalink
    January 27, 2011 10:31 pm

    It’s called Twitter douche

  34. January 27, 2011 10:34 pm

    so twitter comments dont get moderated douche? nice try though.

  35. 16 is a Moron permalink
    January 30, 2011 10:33 pm

    You have no idea about what you’re talking about, moron.

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