Bob Capano Enlists Anti-Zablocki Democrat Kraus to Get Out The Vote
An orgy of evidence now conclusively demonstrates that the Brooklyn GOP has absolutely no shame and no intent to change their dirty tricks.
A fellow Shrugger recently informed Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn that Bob Capano has enlisted controversial Democrat and political consultant Dr. Jeffrey Kraus to assist him in his campaign activities, and it is unclear if Kraus has been involved from the beginning.
In an earlier piece, I expressed my dismay at the cannibalism of GOP political consultants, and this blog has frequently called on the party to investigate and subsequently terminate any relationships with “consultants” who use divisive and harmful tactics.
This is what Atlas informed you of in early September:
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.
We’ve already had Merlin of Malice Gerry O’Brien allegedly running amok this past summer, attacking fellow Republicans, stealing election materials and making threats. Combined with Kraus, the level of suspicious activity had reached a fever pitch.
This blog sent the following letter to the party and to failed Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton regarding this matter:
Dear Chairman Eaton,
As a reader of our blog, we here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn felt the need to write to you on behalf of your concerned constituents regarding the course of conduct that some of the political consultants that have been paid by the Kings County Republican Party have been demonstrating.
Most recently, on the Urban Elephants blog, a letter from Brooklyn Young Republican Club President Jonathan Judge to the party’s Executive Committee was leaked disclosing a harassment complaint and allegations on the part of Mr. Judge that he was physically harassed and threatened by political consultant Gerry O’Brien, a sometimes-Democratic consultant with clear conflicts of interests, despite the fact that the county party has provided him thousands of dollars.
Also, last week, Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn exposed the party’s financing of another consultant that has received thousands from Republicans and serves as Chair of the NYC Voter Assistance Commission, Dr. Jeffrey Kraus, who publicly insulted the Republican Party’s candidate for Public Advocate Alex Zablocki.
We write to offer you an opportunity as the current party Chairman to examine these and other corruptions that have been plaguing your county party and that are gaining attention among your fellow constituents and elsewhere. This kind of conduct is reprehensible and needs to be extricated from our party or else the Republican Party as we know it will finally cease to exist in Brooklyn.
We invite you to send us your findings so we may post them and begin to shed some light on this issue. Your voice has been missing from this discussion, and it should be heard.
Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn
The party has given its constructive approval of the conduct of BOTH O’Brien and Kraus in recent days by incorporating them into their campaign activities. First, sometimes GOP ghoul O’Brien’s fingerprints were on an email sent by the party promoting a rally for candidates this weekend, as we reported to you on Halloween. Now, Democrat and acolyte of Marty Golden (aka The Golden Prince) Kraus is assisting Bob Capano in his race.
This all comes out after the party’s “Brooklyn GOP cemetery” ads were unveiled featuring the “un-endorsement” of Mr. Zablocki.
Capano’s campaign manager recently commented on this blog about the party’s failure to include Zablocki (without opining on the involvement of Dr. Kraus, of which he himself must be privy):
I assume it was an error. The County and its District Leaders have endorsed and supported ALL Republican candidates. Ask Alex himself if that is not true.
Unfortunately, this answer misses the point. Whether Zablocki was previously endorsed matters not when the party issues both newspaper and email endorsement notices that fail to indicate a citywide office-seeker. That is either a colossal error or a very deliberate act.
Moreover, the involvement of Dr. Kraus is highly suspicious given his relationship to The Golden Prince and his deliberate attack of Republican (unsurprising from a Democrat, but again, why keep this person around?) Zablocki in the past, who is now conveniently “unendorsed” in the party’s ads.
And, of course, the Hand of Bloomberg, The King of New York, must be considered. An emailer has told us Bob Capano is holding his pre-election activities at Bloomberg’s headquarters, and the event this past weekend took place at Bloomberg HQ in Bay Ridge.
All in all, the party has demonstrated disgraceful conduct in the course of the past few months and has clearly not learned at all from its mistakes. That fact is beyond doubt now.
How much longer can we tolerate these tactics?
How much longer can a party survive with failed leadership?
How much longer can we wait before reform can cleanse the stigma of this party?
Here’s the answer to all of these questions: Brooklyn GOP, your time is up.