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A CALL TO ARMS AFTER CONVENTION: REFORM FROM WITHOUT NOT FROM WITHIN

October 3, 2009

Neutral parties observe: the Brooklyn GOP is in serious trouble.

It’s not just because Republicans have always had trouble in New York City. Republicans have been elected here before.

Our party is in deep trouble because it accepts no one and accomplishes nothing.

But reform is on the way. Where is it coming from? From the reformist Republicans tired of two things: losing and status quo.

Now is the time to fight back.

We already know what’s wrong with our party. I’ll give you an example. I once had this insane hope that one day the establishment (that reads Atlas, by the way) would actually do something with that horrific website they have.

Something.

Anything…

They never did.

Why do I always harp on the website, you might ask? Because the website is a perfect analogy to what’s wrong with the party. It looks like an establishment site: boring, tired, and uneventful. It’s never changed. It’s never updated. It’s barely visited. No one responds to you if you write on it. In one sense, I guess, the Brooklyn GOP website is just like the Brooklyn GOP leadership: unresponsive, not inspiring, and allergic to reform. (And even if they were to respond to Atlas and make a new website, too little too late)

We all know the expression “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” In this case, you couldn’t event “join ‘em” even if you wanted to. The Brooklyn GOP is such a private social club that you have to shine someone’s shoes or donate money just to get the light of day. And as for respect, well, obviously they’ve never listened to Aretha Franklin.

Now, since we’re certainly not going to “join ‘em,” how do you beat ‘em? How do we reform the party of LaGuardia and Reagan?

The sad fact is it’s not that hard. The establishment here is so weak, they have nothing to offer their supporters but the limited financial benefits they can provide through Board of Elections positions and other pathetic patronage positions.

What we need are new organizations, new activism, a fierce spirit of accountability, and an unwavering demand for reform. I challenge reformers reading this blog: make blogs of your own. Link them to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn. Take charge! Get your message out! Express your anger and discontent publicly and work just as passionately on the streets and among your friends to resurrect our party and make it something we can all be proud of! If you see something that sickens you, or if you are threatened by an establishment figure, let us know and then let the WHOLE world know. Let’s show these people ruining our party just what sad specimens they are and how powerful just one reformist warrior can be!

We can win. We will win.

Nothing can stop the tidal wave of reform that will ride high in Brooklyn. In no time, people will forget what the Brooklyn GOP was and dream of what the Brooklyn GOP could be. Then, the dream will become reality.

In the next few days, my Atlas colleagues and I will issue a formal call to arms for all local GOP reformers in Brooklyn. The reelection of The Duke makes one thing perfectly clear: if we are going to reform this party, it is going to come from the outside and not from within.

But always remember this: YOU are the first step in bringing about reform. YOU can make a change in our party. The power is YOURS to use.

In no time, my friends, we will show them just what we’re made of.

Auf wiedersehen, establishment. Hello reform.

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Read Dagny Taggart’s First Post: https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/boys-will-be-boys%E2%80%A6.

Read Francisco D’Anconia’s First Post: https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/opening-remarks-from-francisco-danconia.

Read John Galt’s First Post: https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/introducing-atlas-shrugs-in-brooklyn.

Read Hank Rearden’s First Post: https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/how-to-squander-money-you-didnt-earn-brooklyn%E2%80%99s-guide-to-republican-party-finance.

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8 Comments
  1. Donna Bella permalink
    October 3, 2009 3:42 pm

    I love you guys! Reform started right here on this blog! I read every day!!!!!

  2. William McKinley permalink
    October 3, 2009 4:05 pm

    It’s sad that blog of reformers has more traction and more of a message than the current GOP has. But it is a testament to what the average Republican can do by standing for reform over the tyranny of suicidal serfdom in NYC politics. You guys are a good bunch. Funny, too lol

  3. Sexy Republicana permalink
    October 3, 2009 4:16 pm

    We Republican women in the GOP are some of the strongest voices out there.

    Thank you to my girlfriend, Dagny, for banging the drums of war!

    When I read this, Dagny, I thought of La Liberté guidant le peuple!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People

    Delacroix would have had fun painting you and us Shruggers charging the GOP Headquarters!…Oh, sorry, I forgot that’s just Eaton & Torrenzano. lol

  4. October 3, 2009 5:52 pm

    Fortunately, I had already done this and linked here as well. Check it out if you like. We may disagree on some issues and strategy, however, we can all agree reform is needed.

    For some reason it is not accepting my comment:

    the site is www . fabiangambino . com

  5. FIORELLO LAGUARDIA REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION permalink
    October 3, 2009 6:51 pm

    We welcome your “call to arms”.

    Since the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization has already initiated the “call” by challenging the establishment, not only will we join the “call”, but we will lead such a charge.

    After all, our first charge scored one-third of the fight!

    Not quite enough yet to bring about the vital reforms that our beloved GOP Party needs, but certainly a strong indication that the field has been tilled, and the road to reform has been established.

    Everyone is welcome to contact us with your suggestions, recommendations, and participation for the Renaissance of the Republican Party in Brooklyn.

    contact@laguardiarepublicanclub.org
    718-259-1142

    Alea iacta est!

  6. Marcus Tullius Cicero permalink
    October 4, 2009 9:22 am

    Hola Sexy Republicana,

    Look what I found on the World Wide Web!

    http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Eaton.And.Torrenzano.Attorneys.At.Law.718-332-7766/review/read?cid=764052

    “If I could give 0 stars, I would. Their paralegal is the rudest most unprofessional person I have ever had to do business with. This lawyer is vague in explaining things and often does not respond to phone calls. DO NOT USE THESE ATTORNEYS if you want your case solved. Eaton is always on vacation and his paralegal, Lisa, is far from helpful. They make the process take much longer than it has to be. Horrible, horrible, horrible!”

    August 19, 2009 by Anonynomous in Brooklyn, NY

    Atlas Shruggers, this is my point here: Eaton and Torrenzano are also shitty, crappy lawyers too. So we should not be too surprised that the Brooklyn GOP has been run into the ground.

  7. Fiona Hanrahan permalink
    October 4, 2009 9:33 am

    The State GOP organization ought to conduct an audit or forensic accounting review of KCRP finances since Craig Eaton became chairman in 2007 to date. Furthermore, maybe the state GOP should consider temporarily taking control of the KCRP so things can be sorted out and cleaned — “get all the muck sorted out,” so to speak.

    A large portrait of the late Ferdinand Marcos, autocrat dictator and looter of the Philippines, would be appropriate and apropros at 1662 Sheepshead Bay Rd.

  8. Sexy Republicana permalink
    October 4, 2009 3:14 pm

    I always enjoy your comments, Marcus Tullius Cicero 😉

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