The Cannibalism of Brooklyn GOP Consultants
Recent details have come to light of the vile dog-eat-dog tactics currently being employed by Kings County’s GOP consultant mavens.
The Daily News has reported that Dr. Jeffrey Kraus, Chair of the NYC Voter Assistance Commission and long-time courtier of The Golden Prince, State Senator Marty Golden, publicly slandered Republican candidate for Public Advocate Alex Zablocki on YouTube.
Apparently, Jeff Kraus, a Professor at Wagner College in Staten Island, commented on Mr. Zablocki’s online voter guide video page that Mr. Zablocki was “a jerk.” Perhaps this is not so unexpected given Mr. Kraus is a Democrat.
Within hours of the article’s release, Mr. Zablocki’s video featured a new comment by a mysterious BigEShellback86: “What a f****** JERK !” (expletive deleted).
Regardless of his political affiliation, the “jerk” comment is important to Brooklyn Republicans given the very interesting GOP connections Dr. Kraus has had over the years.
“Friends of Martin Golden” has given Dr. Kraus over $57,000 over the years The Golden Prince has been a State Senator, and over $33,500 while The Golden Prince was a mere squire City Councilman. Embattled 39th City Council District GOP candidate George Smith is also indebted to Dr. Kraus for “outstanding liabilities.” Dr. Kraus has even waved his wand for Democratic City Councilman Simcha Felder for over $18,000 in 2005, the year Mr. Felder ran unopposed and received the Republican line.
This all begs the question: why would our party be involved with someone like Kraus? His actions are indicative of the dizzying conflicts of interest and inappropriate conduct on the part of GOP consultants in Brooklyn.
For example, we know—and have documented on Atlas Shrugs—that Political Warlock Gerry O’Brien has also worked for Democrats in the past, among other things. But that’s apparently fine with the establishment. The party organization continues to provide him large amounts of consulting work in spite of the growing controversy surrounding Mr. O’Brien. Even current 43rd City Council District candidate Bob Capano has invited Warlock Gerry O’Brien to be his Jafar.
These consultants—like it or not—are paid public figures that are representing our party by their actions. Anyone can look to the public records and see the money trail connecting them to our party, its candidates and politicians. When they do bad things, it reflects poorly on our entire county organization.
The Kings County GOP has some serious questions to answer about the persons it and its candidates employ. How do we intend to lead the way to reform if we allow in-fighting and controversy to fester in our county?
The party in fighting must be cleansed or the in fighters must go. One or the other.
Until next week, Shruggers.
(Next Week: Part 1 of “And Then There Were None”: The Verrazano Fiasco…)