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In Recent Young Republican Scandal, Eaton’s “Soviet Tactics” Are Nothing New

February 8, 2011

Brooklyn's Nikita? Some Brooklyn GOP insiders liken Eaton's tactics to those of the Soviets.

“We will bury you!” (“Мы вас похороним!)

Those words, spoken by one-time erratic Soviet Premier Khrushchev, could have easily been spoken by GOP Chairman Craig Eaton, whose recent attempt to muzzle the reform-minded Brooklyn Young Republicans is already being compared by some insiders to the Russian leader himself.

Indeed, some insiders are already calling Eaton’s would-be replacement of the YR’s a Brooklyn Young Apparatchik Club.

But these tactics are not new for Brooklyn’s own 21st century Nikita.

Recently, my colleague Dagny referred to Mr. Eaton as Macbeth, which was both perceptive and accurate in many ways.

But to capture Eaton’s methods of purging dissent and debate, one can only turn to the history of the CCCP (not the Catholic Citizens Commitee PAC, the Soviet Union) for guidance.

His fear and paranoia over differences of opinion in his own party and potential challenges from those that are probably more qualified than he is or are capable of outfoxing him have made him extremely insecure. He is terrified of being viewed as weak, which is why he and his minions have been falsely boasting that they performed well in the past elections, when indeed every election saw the Republican lose in Brooklyn (including Grimm and Malliotakis, who won on the Staten Island sides of their districts).

Sounds just like what authoritarian regimes do: distort the facts.

And those methods remain unchanged.

Eaton attempted to form a shadow young Republican group last year on private Facebook pagelast year, leading our blog to brand Eaton’s website as “For Cabal Eyes Only.” In fact, it led Brooklyn Young Republican President Jonathan Judge to refer to it as the “Kings County Chairman Craig Eaton’s COMINTERN.”

Thus began the Soviet references, and they have not stopped…

Eaton has permitted his sanctioned hate blogs (which he refuses to denounce outright) to rip into anyone who is even remotely in disagreement with him, including individuals that are guilty of nothing but freely associating with those Eaton dislikes, such as Mr. Judge or Arnaldo Ferraro, a former candidate for Chairman of the Brooklyn GOP (despite the fact that Mr. Ferraro attempted to make peace with Eaton more than once in the past).

All in an attempt to bully and intimidate people.

And all of this is emblematic of Brooklyn’s Nikita, who crushes, destroys and bangs his shoe on the table of Republicanism.

GOP reformers can learn a genuine lesson from Reagan.

What a disgrace.

We just passed what would have been the 100th birthday of Ronald Reagan, a man who confronted aggression and emulated peace through strength as a means of conquering totalitarian political regimes.

Like Reagan, the reformers of the party must look to their values and principles combat the status quo Communism one faces in the ranks of the Brooklyn GOP’s petty cabal.

But just remember: Eaton is more like Nikita than Gorbachev.

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34 Comments
  1. A Powerful Lesson For Young Republicans from Pre-Watergate Nixon, Circa 1960 permalink
    February 8, 2011 2:51 am

  2. Washington DC Conservative permalink
    February 8, 2011 11:42 am

    I am originally from Brooklyn but now live and work in DC. Please do not attempt to figure out who I am because it is not only impossible but useless.

    I do not know any of the players involved in this party fight well but you guys on Atlas really need to stop bashing Republicans and then claim to be Republican reformers.

    I have searched tirelessly for a single win or sign of momentum coming from your side and can not. Please show us where you have made any significant gains. You point to “GOP insiders” and can never name them. Those are not insiders- those are either cowards or people outside (which means on your side).

    As a Conservative I sincerely hope that Atlas tones it down a bit and stops trying to incite fights with and between everyone. You would be surprised who reads these blogs and their reactions. You guys are actually driving more people to the “establishment” than you even know.

    • Washington is the Problem permalink
      February 8, 2011 12:22 pm

      I don’t think anyone would be surprised by who reads these blog posts. The blog wars and a series of dire failures and corrosive in fighting on the part of Chairman Eaton has demonstrated that he is not control of his party or himself. He is playing with the limited power he has.

      My friend, it is the ESTABLISHMENT that has been bashing Republicans left and right. It was Eaton who ripped open the scabs of the 49th Assembly District and who was threatened of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club from the start.

      Now, how can you in good conscience claim that it’s the other way around. If anything, Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn was asking the tough questions that all Republicans should have been asking long before this blog existed. When I first started reading this blog, Eaton had already begun forcing people who he disagreed with out. One of his first “purges.”

      You really need to get to know these issues more before you write something like you just did. Because the comparison of Eaton to a soviet leader is actually quite apt.

    • Dear "Washington DC Conservative" permalink
      February 8, 2011 10:07 pm

      Please, pardon my scepticism. “I am originally from Brooklyn but now live and work in DC. Please do not attempt to figure out who I am because it is not only impossible but useless. *** I do not know any of the players involved in this party fight well but you guys on Atlas really need to stop bashing Republicans and then claim to be Republican reformers.” Then why the cloak of anonymity? And as Michael Vick might ask, “Why take sides if you ‘have no dog in this fight’?”

      I love this insightful piece of advice linked with some startling observations: “As a Conservative I sincerely hope that Atlas tones it down a bit and stops trying to incite fights with and between everyone. You would be surprised who reads these blogs and their reactions. You guys are actually driving more people to the
      “establishment” than you even know.” Has “Washington DC Conservative” read TJIUA? Wouldn’t that truly hateful blog, which is covered by “Official” GOP icons and links, and the names of the Brooklyn GOP Chairman and his top lieutennats, be driving away equal or greater numbers of “more people…than [we] even know”?

      We crave a response…..please, leave us not unfulfilled.

  3. Beltway Boy Isn't a Brooklyn Boy permalink
    February 8, 2011 12:29 pm

    Sometimes Republicans have to fight elements in their own
    party that are weakening it to the point of extinction. The GOP
    cannot win in Brooklyn the way things are now. The local GOP has
    made too many deals with Democrats for that to happen. If Beltway
    Boy knew that, he wouldn’t be accusing this blog the way he is. Or
    maybe he does know that and he’s just displeased with the facts of
    life. If so, blame the Chairman. He’s a nasty, vicious man who’s
    only out to get his way. He does not negotiate in good faith and
    his word is meaningless. He’s a dictator, plain and simple. And
    now, we can call him Nikita.

  4. Beltway Boy permalink
    February 8, 2011 12:30 pm

    You have fully succumbed to the unfortunate Beltway mentality. It’s sad that you have been so out of touch with life in Brooklyn. If you bothered to read about what is happening there, you would know that the reform movement is young and the establishment more impotent and corrupted than ever before. The establishment has chased away more people than they have on their side. All of this is the consequence of that hostile, exclusive behavior. “Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will.”

  5. Brooklyn Boy permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:43 pm

    Craig has never run for a single race in his life. He has no conception of what “pounding pavement” means, as the Daily News reported today.

  6. Brooklyn GOP's KKK permalink
    February 8, 2011 3:02 pm

    The Jig is putting up more anti-Arab hatred. Eaton must have spent some of that Bloomberg money on purchasing white hoods for Gallo, Gene and the whole gang. Eaton’s failure to denounce this only establishes more firmly his establishment’s blatant antisemitism.

  7. Gerry permalink
    February 8, 2011 3:13 pm

    When the Daily News says there’s chaos in the Republican Party in Brooklyn, it’s not a good day for the Chairman. He has lost control of the party. He seriously needs to consider resigning and letting the party get past this uprising of his doing.

  8. Ronald permalink
    February 8, 2011 4:23 pm

    What an excellent comparison, and now that civil war has finally broken out, the GOP can clean house as the reformers dominate the message and kick tyrants like Eaton off their thrones. The wall will come down. The confederate young Republicans will lose. Eaton is forever disgraced. The party will be better for all of this. Thank God this day has come.

  9. Remember, Craig Eaton's Brooklyn GOP "Regime Change" Logo is Soviet T-34 Tank permalink
    February 9, 2011 12:07 am

    Chairman Nikita Kruschev ordered the Soviet T-34s into Budapest in 1956 to put down the “Hungarian Freedom Fighters”.

    Fifty-five years later, Chairman Craig Eaton has ordered his “Soviet T-34 bannered Regime Changers” into some clubs and districts put down the “Brooklyn Freedom Fighters”.

  10. Merlin of Metamucil permalink
    February 9, 2011 2:18 am

    Hold on to your hats folks The Merlin of Malice was actually quoted in a real news article!
    Who are you consulting for now Gerry? Will anyone hire you? We all know who your master is,that RINO Marty. He’s only one who will hire you and front your pay by washing dirty money through the Brooklyn GOP. Tainted goods like you don’t sell well.
    Gerry, you are a dried up fart bag who lives on Metamucil and Milk of Magnesia. You have accomplished nothing and leave no legacy. They didn’t even consult with you in forming their Brooklyn GOP Democratic YR club. Your Aricept stopped working a long time ago. You are a sad delusional excuse for a human being.
    Thank the stars above your insipid seed with its defective gene pool will cease to exist when you do. Small miracles do happen.

  11. February 9, 2011 3:14 am

    Mr. Eaton’s attempt to create a faux-club on the basis of unity is inherently contradictory. In no fashion does propping up a puppet club extend a hand to reformers as an effort to unify the party. If anything, he has furthered the divide in a childish manner.

    The real Brooklyn Young Republican Club (est. 1880) would have gladly spoken with Mr. Eaton had he made *any* effort to mend the rift, but he has not. Everyone reading the papers can now see the true colors of the “Brooklyn GOP.”

    The only Republican Party left in Brooklyn is the Young Republicans led by Jonathan judge making efforts both on the ground and over the web to change the status quo of the current political climate.

    These Marxist maneuvers by Mr. Eaton are nothing short of an ego trip gone awry. I hope they have fun at CPAC while the real Brooklyn Young Republicans pound pavement at home in Brooklyn.

  12. Whither the Brooklyn GOP? -- Some have run off to C-PAC permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:15 am

    Maybe, somebody can explain what good Eaton’s Brooklyn
    GOPers will accomplish at C-PAC.

  13. state leadership not happy with eaton permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:21 am

    My friends on state street in albany tell me they are not happy about the Brooklyn GOPs negative press. It is clear Eatons challengers are winning the public perception battle in brooklyn- and statewide. Although eaton’s paranoia and ego was always known to us here in brooklyn, now it is public knowledge. And I hear more news on this is on the way tomorrow and also will not cast eaton kindly… RESIGN CRAIG

  14. eaton fails again permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:05 pm

    Eaton, in response to Georgea being so upset about the executive director position going to karen attempted to get bloomberg to hire her- and failed. He probably spoke to an intern, but either way his impotency and internal strife in the brooklyn GOP continues..

  15. David Y. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:48 pm

    This move Eaton’s making is just going to rip the party
    apart. He thinks it’s going to purge the GOP of dissenters. But
    instead, it’s going to run the party into the ground. The current
    establishment has nothing new to offer. Let’s be honest. The ideas
    are coming from the new young people. It was Judge and his lot who
    pioneered online outreach in Brooklyn for Republicans. Morons #s 1
    & 2 engendered GOP radio long after the Young Republicans
    did online meetings and featured videos on their website. Their
    website, too, is far superior to any blog or party site I’ve seen.
    It’s bright, bold and uplifting. The GOP has mediocre outreach
    methods, and at this point people don’t want to be bothered with
    their cheap looking mailings and empty sloganeering. The way to see
    this is tha GOP is eating their young. Let’s face it. Russell Gall
    looks to be pushing 40. Peter Ciprian comes off as a know it all
    from listening to him, plus he’s so fiscally irresponsible. Atlas
    is right. He wasted thousands of dollars on his campaign. I looked
    at his disclosures. Waste waste waste. Brian Doherty I’ve never
    heard of in my life. And that’s it. That’s all they have.
    Storobin

  16. David Y. permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:51 pm

    This move Eaton’s making is just going to rip the party apart. He thinks it’s going to purge the GOP of dissenters. But instead, it’s going to run the party into the ground. The current establishment has nothing new to offer. Let’s be honest. The ideas are coming from the new young people. It was Judge and his lot who pioneered online outreach in Brooklyn for Republicans. Morons #s 1 & 2 engendered GOP radio long after the Young Republicans did online meetings and featured videos on their website. Their website, too, is far superior to any blog or party site I’ve seen. It’s bright, bold and uplifting. The GOP has mediocre outreach methods, and at this point people don’t want to be bothered with their cheap looking mailings and empty sloganeering.

    The way to see this is that the GOP is eating their young. Let’s face it. Russell Gall looks to be pushing 40. Peter Ciprian comes off as a know it all from listening to him, plus he’s so fiscally irresponsible. Atlas is right. He wasted thousands of dollars on his campaign. I looked at his disclosures. Waste waste waste. Brian Doherty I’ve never heard of in my life. And that’s it. That’s all they have.

    So all in all, it looks like an objectively petty move to cut off your party’s right arm by alienating these talented young men and women. If this succeeds, Craig Eaton will be remembered as the Chairman who single-handedly killed the Republican Party in Brooklyn.

  17. GOP Radio permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:42 pm

    How does the Kings County Republican Committee sponsor the two morons? Do they pay their hosts… I mean morons?

  18. "AAA" tries to purge Jonathan J. Judge in the blogosphere, since Craig Eaton's prior attempts have failed permalink
    February 11, 2011 11:31 pm

    In TJIUA’s February 10, 2011 post, “As Real Brooklyn Young Republicans Grow Bigger And Stronger. A Disheveled Looking Jonathan Judge Disgraces Himself Further In Anti-Republican Attacks.” among lots of other silly stuff are the ultimate and penultimate sentences: “The question begs, This reform minded commentator agrees with it’s very reform minded commentator regarding the “Disheveled” looking, Jonathan J. Judge, and it is proudly enjoying the self destruction of the “Brooklyn Young Democrats” president Jonathan J. Judge. *** The question begs, As Always The Truth Has Spoken. Posted by AAA at 2/10/11”

    First: “AAA” seems to be making a point of agreeing with “AAA”.
    Second: Earth to “AAA”… there is no self-destruction of Jonathan J. Judge. Everyone of Kings County Chairman Craig Eaton’s attempted knocks at Mr. Judge have failed to score any knockouts or even significant knockdowns [the 44th CD Race in early 2011 was a “slip”]. All of the failed attempts to bring the Jonathan Judge insurgency to heel have added to the young insurgent’s standing as the “Other Kings County Republican Leader”.

  19. Guido Fauci from Shore Road says: permalink
    February 12, 2011 11:32 am

    Look at all that has been written here, on various other blogs and in several press accounts just about Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton’s Two-YR gambit. Then look at how much has been written here about Jonathan Judge, President of the real fully chartered Brooklyn Young Republicans and the “Other Kings County Republican Leader” by the various bloggers and commentators who back Craig Eaton.

    To borrow a phrase that Bill Murray used in “Tootsie”:
    “That is one nutty [Republican Party that Craig Eaton runs in Brooklyn].”

  20. Later view -- "Brooklyn GOP YRs Re-Launch" was a complete and utter FAILURE permalink
    February 18, 2011 7:26 pm

    There were virtually no new Republican recruits “young”, “old” or “otherwise” at the Brooklyn GOP Victory Center on February 15, 2011.

    Here’s the facts: Eaton, Gallo and company packed the house with all mannner of warm bodies. The problem is that almost nobody was “new”, “young” or “Republican”. Here’s who was there:

    1. Craig Eaton, Brooklyn GOP Chairman;
    2. Russell Gallo, 47th AD District Leader, previously “SELECTED” president of the “‘Brooklyn Toung Republicans’ Club”:
    3. Phyllis Carbo, 47th AD District Leader;
    4. Clorinda Annarummo, 46th AD District Leader;
    5. Joan Braunstein, 45th AD District;
    7. Gene Berardelli, Eaton’s “go…fer”, Brooklyn GOP Radio-hitman;
    8. David Storobin, Gene Berardelli’s regular foil on Brooklyn GOP Radio;
    9. Gene Pevzner, routine Storobin-Berardelli dingle-berry on Brooklyn GOP Radio;
    10. Anthony Testaverde, State Senator Golden’s driver;
    11. Karen Fischer, Brooklyn GOP Executive Director Designate;
    12. Peter Cipriano, Brooklyn GOP Radio “personality” and master of the obscure factoid;
    13. Mike Tracy, recovered retread from the Allegretti Campaign;
    14. Steve Maresca, habitual defector from Brooklyn GOP camps and causes;
    15. Marty Hopkins, habitual defector from Brooklyn GOP camps and causes;
    16. Orestes D’Jacinto, rare citing of Capistrano Swallow of Brooklyn GOP;
    17. Avi Rosenberg, Orthodox Jewish pinata, routinely slammed by the Brooklyn GOP establishment, but apparently the source of the majority of the youngsters there;
    18. – 25. Several Orthodox Jewish youngsters, only about half college age, the rest younger and clearly out of place:
    26. – 30. Gallo family members of various ages, including children;
    31. – 32. Gerard and Anita O’Brien, chaperons for all of the new Young Republicans who didn’t show up, so they left very quickly;
    33. – 37. Five traditional-wing Brooklyn Young Republicans, observers of the event and primary source of this material. (The traditional YRs estimated the crowd at about “40”; the re-launched YRs estimated the crowd at about “50”; on February 16th, the host of Brooklyn GOP [Blog-]Radio said that the 14 people at the Victory Center on Wednesday were about half the size of the crowd in the Victory Center the night before. You do the math.)

    There were next to no young adults who were new to the Brooklyn GOP or its candidates. Eaton’s principal justification for re-launching Brooklyn YRs under Gallo was to get new young Republicans who would become active in future campaigns. If February 15th is the measure, few if any will ever appear.

    • Eyes in the Skies permalink
      February 18, 2011 7:43 pm

      we shall see.

      see you in september….

    • February 19, 2011 12:21 am

      1. Judge/Roy lied if they said it was only 40 people. At one point, I counted 52 people in the room. Then there were a few who came later or already left (this includes Gerry and Anita O’Brien, who were not part of my count). I don’t know who are the children, but this number excludes anyone who was not at least in their late teens. I didn’t see any children. If there were, that’s in addition to 55+ teens and adults who were there.

      2. The Orthodox people were not children. All were college-age or older. None were out of place other than your anti-Orthodox (and Roy’s anti-Israel) bias.

      3. There were many people who were absolutely new. Joan Braunstein came because she brought 3 young people. I came with a person who was completely new to the party. Also, on the radio show after the party I heard a brand new person whose name I forget.

      4. Also notice how many people you listed (Russ, Gene, Eugene, David, Ken, Mike Tracy, Rosenberg, Peter, Karen, Ikra, Alec). You actually left out at least 3 regulars that you should be aware of from their time on Brooklyn GOP radio, plus a 4th person known as “crack staff” who wishes to remain anonymous.

      That’s 14 young professionals who are party “regulars”. That’s more “regulars” than Judge was able to get in four years.

      5. And let me ask you this. When was the last time a Judge meeting was able to get over 50 people? And that’s after 4 years of recruitment by an allegedly uber-competent YR President with the support of the only good GOP club in Brooklyn.

      For the Russell YRs, this was the first meeting. You can bet your bottom dollar that Russell YRs will not have as few people as Jonathan has right now. In fact, he already has more people than Jonathan YRs ever did.

      6. Your attacks on the attendees again display what you are trying to achieve: smear anyone who’s on speaking terms with Craig.

      Peter is a “master of the obscure factoid”… is that really the best you could do? That’s a compliment! If that’s his biggest flaw, the kid’s alright!

      “Mike Tracy, recovered retread from the Allegretti Campaign” … seriously? So instead of fairly describing him as a former employee in a congressional campaign – whether you like the candidate or not – this is how you describe him?

      Like I said, your goal is not reform, it is to smear the Republican party in hopes that people will stop moving from Jonathan to Craig, and ultimately your goal is to destroy the party so that Jonathan could become chairman of its ruins.

      • February 19, 2011 12:33 am

        That’s 14 young professionals who are party “regulars”.

        I miscalculated. That’s 15 young professionals.

      • Big Distinction permalink
        February 19, 2011 1:05 am

        Let’s see…

        Russ: DL and Friend of Craig

        Gene: Failed Candidate and Craig Loyalist

        Eugene: Friend of David

        David: Wants to be Chairman

        Ken: Got fewer votes than the current Atlas poll has

        Mike Tracy: Bloomberg guy, don’t really know him

        Rosenberg: if Craig trusted him, he would have been President

        Peter: Subconscious parricidal tendencies against Arnaldo; no one likes him

        Karen: paid hack who thinks she’s hot $#@& , brought in by guy no one likes

        Ikra: Who? Oh, friend of hack.

        Alec: Friend of hack…

        I think that covers the “professionals” of the so-called “Bootleg YRs.”

        All of the real YRs are neither hacks (hired by the party or patronage job holders) nor are they beholden to Craig Eaton.

        That’s a big distinction.

      • Roy Antoun permalink
        February 19, 2011 1:11 am

        Excuse me, “1” but I made no such comments. Do not post my name as saying something without my concent or citation. I have yet to release a statement an until then you have no right to claim I said something I didn’t.

      • February 19, 2011 1:44 am

        “Big Distinction” – calling someone a “hack” or a “friend” or a “loyalist” or even a “failed candidate” does not detract from their being young professionals or 15 in number. Being a friend or a former candidate does not make you only 3/5 of a person. You still count the same. Do a better job trying to discount people.

        Everyone except Karen is there voluntarily and Craig has no hold over any of them. Karen is paid now, but she was a “Craig sycophant” (anyone who support Craig is a sycophant, right?) long before he paid her one cent.

        Roy, I am sorry if I was wrong. I saw you and Judge at the YR meeting so I figured it must be you or him who made the 40-person estimate. If not, my apologies.

      • John Galt permalink*
        February 19, 2011 2:42 am

        My two cents: Being a hack, friend of a hack or a loyalist of the establishment does indeed detract from any hope that this so-called “Bootleg Young Republicans” has of being legitimized in the eyes of fellow Republicans. It means that the club is less about promoting Republican ideas as they are in instilling fealty to Eaton among the ranks of the party. This is upsetting because it so clearly models the style of Communist and fascistic tactics employed to engender “loyal youth” answerable only to the party leader. Who is in charge is less about what Young Republicans want than what Craig Eaton wants.

        That’s a serious problem and is contrary to Republicanism.

        For example, who chose Mr. Gallo as President of this supposed club? How was he “elected”? Was he “appointed”? I think the fact that the answers to these questions are not readily apparent demonstrates that this club is less about “what young Republicans want” than “what Craig wants.” That appears to be another “big distinction” between this Eaton-endorsed club and the original, authentic Young Republican Club.

        While I am still a spectator in this story, I think much can be discerned from all that we already know…

        P.S. It might interest you to know that, besides you, 1, no one has used the word “sycophant” to describe anyone in the Bay Ridge Cabal for months here at Atlas, but I’m sure you’ll start a trend ;-)

      • Young Rascals permalink
        February 19, 2011 10:31 pm

        We all know Gallo was appointed.

      • The next thing you'll say is that Gene Pevzner was appointed too... permalink
        February 20, 2011 12:17 am

        Gilbert Gottfried always used to ask, “Why can’t Ben Gazzara get a good role?” Now he can ask, “Why can’t get a good spot in the Re-launched Brooklyn YRs?”

      • Oopsy Daisy permalink
        February 20, 2011 1:28 am

        Gilbert Gottfried always used to ask, “Why can’t Ben Gazzara get a good role?” Now he can ask, “Why can’t Avi Rosenberg get a good spot in the Re-launched Brooklyn YRs?”

  21. Interesting stuff "1"; thanks for the heads up. But, can we really believe you? permalink
    February 19, 2011 8:43 am

    First, I think the newby on “Brooklyn GOP [Blog-]Radio” was
    named Jack just “Jack”; and by the sound of him he goes to school
    on the short yellow bus. Next, thanks for acknowledging that there
    were several “teenagers” at the “YR Re-launch Meeting”. Exactly how
    many of your “52” were “teenagers”? Also when did you take your
    “52” head-count? The about “40” estimate was during the formal
    “short agenda” meeting, after which the five YR observers departed
    the scene. Interesting that you believe that Karen Fischer was paid
    to be there, that she was an Eaton-sycophant before she was hired
    (btw, is it fair to presume that’s why she was hired she had been
    an unpaid Eaton sycophant?) Thanks for the additionally identified
    regulars, “(…Ikra, Alec)…. at least 3 regulars that [I] should
    [have been] be aware of from their time on Brooklyn GOP radio (btw,
    how would my observers know what they looked like?) plus a 4th
    person known as “crack staff” who wishes to remain anonymous (why
    was he not supposed to be at the meeting of the “bootleg Yrs” or
    did his/her boss just want that to stay secret?)….” (So, what’s
    that six more “regulars” than my count? Also by your count the
    total of people “paid” to be there would have been at least “3”,
    correct? Btw, please do correct me if I’m wrong, Bob Capano was
    noticeably not there.) Also, thanks for subconsciously
    acknowledging that Jonathan J. Judge is a profound “existential
    threat” to the whole of the current Kings County Republican
    “establishment”. In essence, you did this when you made the
    comparison of the traditional YR meetings, during Judge’s tenure,
    with the attendance at February 15th “YR Re-launch Meeting” at the
    “Brooklyn Republican Victory Center” with County Chairman Craig
    Eaton and five of his most loyal incumbent District Leaders and
    about a dozen other key regular insiders, with family, friends and
    other guests, and all the rest who might have been there. However,
    unfortunately, why should I believe anything that you say? It seems
    to me that you are clearly affiliated with “the bodyguard of lies”
    contingent for Chairman Craig Eaton. Surely, you seem to be someone
    who hangs-out with the likes of the so called re-launched YR
    “President” Russell Gallo and media-maven Gino Bernardelli, the key
    men of “Brooklyn GOP [Blog-]Radio and “The Jig is Up Atlas”, the
    key disinformation and propaganda tools of Eaton’s GOP.

  22. “Two Clubs, One Party” a Review of sorts permalink
    February 23, 2011 8:15 am

    Jonathan J. Judge has put forward an insightful statement
    and description of an epiphenomenon worthy of the attention of
    everybody who cares about the BRooklyn GOP and/or The Brooklyn
    Young Republicans. It is called “Two Clubs, One Party” and is
    contained on the Brooklyn Young Republican Club homepage at:
    http://www.brooklynyr.com (“Two Clubs, One Party” by Jonathan Judge,
    February 22, 2011). Without letting the cat out of the bag, Mr.
    Judge’s blog-piece gives an overview of his take on some of the
    recent squabbling between the Brooklyn GOP Establishment and the
    “original” Brooklyn Young Republicans. Of particular note and
    interest, however, is the description of Mr Judge’s interaction
    with one, Gene Pevzner, the so-called “Vice President” of the Craig
    Eaton re-launched “‘Brooklyn Young Republicans’ Club”. It seems
    that Mr. Pevzner might view himself as some kind of “Apparatchik”
    in Eaton’s Soviet-styled Brooklyn GOP, and he obviously views Mr.
    Judge as some kind of “counter-revolutionary”. We think that this
    item is quite “Judgemental” and certainly worthy of your time and
    effort if you care to see what’s really going on “in the street”
    with Brooklyn Republican politics.

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