Diverting Resources from Turner, Brooklyn GOP Hunted Fellow Republicans in Primaries–With More “Atlas Hate Mailers”
It’s amazing how much the focus of the Brooklyn GOP has been in eating its young and attacking its own.
We were amazed to see the gusto with which the county brazenly assailed and ultimately failed to quash a variety of local GOP candidates in the primary this month, presumably in the hope of delivering death blows to those who have refused to take orders from them. But compromising major races at the expense of exacting revenge against fellow Republicans, in the estimation of many, goes too far.
Now, we’ve recently learned from a local Brooklyn GOP source that the GOP leadership diverted resources from Bob Turner’s 9th Congressional campaign to aim their cannons at their enemies. Meanwhile, we also were told that another Atlas hate mailer was seen before the primaries.
Let’s start with the 9th Congressional.
According to a trusted Brooklyn GOP source, in the days before the election, the Turner campaign asked Chairman Eaton for a list of specific names of people to help during the election and their availability. After repeated requests, Eaton apparently did not provide this list.
One can assume that it was because the number of names would have been embarrassingly low for a Chairman claiming to be “leading” the effort in Brooklyn for Turner.
Turner campaign figures were apparently furious over how out of touch the so-called “Duke of Bay Ridge” was in one of the most pressing races since Michael Grimm‘s 2010 Congressional run (where Eaton’s commitment to the race was similarly questioned by insiders).
Nevertheless, after providing seemingly scant resources, Eaton alone seemed to be proud to carry a microphone and shout at people on the street to vote with his usual caustic charm. We find it amusing how alone His Grace appears on the Turner bus, without a posse of cronies or even the familiar Sen. Marty Golden at his side.
So what exactly was the county doing with their time and resources–what few they have?
Well, for one, we learned about the pathetic mailing they did against Lucretia Regina-Potter, literally lying (not even telling half-truths, just outright falsehoods) about her and attempting to link us with her.
Alright, that was bad enough, and we knew there was bad blood there. But then, this floated our way:
The individual referenced is Mr. Glenn Nocera, the current President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, who was running for county committee. Once again, the county engages in a fishing expedition–yielding no fish. Mr. Nocera is not and never has been a writer for our blog.
We’re asking around to see if there were more of these mailers sent out.
One person commented on our blog, “Who cares about a stupid county committee primary?” The answer is apparently the Bay Ridge Cabal, who must have outsourced a great deal of fellow GOP blood money to finance these mailers (ask around–Gerry O’Brien isn’t cheap, even if his attacks are).
Meanwhile, a congressional candidate and his campaign are rushing to do what they need to do to win victory for their race–aided only by Chairman Eaton’s infamous sweetness and pretty face…
It also baffles me and my colleagues at how base and low the party is in using this blog as a launchpad (albeit and unsuccessful one) to for their attacks on internal reformers and disenchanted Republicans, likely displeased with the Chairman’s lack of leadership and ridiculously bad spending policies.
It just goes to show you how everyday citizens such as yourself can have an influence and share your voice with the community–and the lengths the establishment will go to try and stop you.
(P.S. It’s great to be back!)