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In Aftermath of Devastating Loss, Atlas Poll Asks Whether Duke Should Resign

November 4, 2009

Now that the elections results have demonstrated that the party has completely lost in Brooklyn, we have opened a new poll for Atlas readers.

The Atlas Poll asks a very simple question: Should Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton Resign?

Voice your discontent with the party and cast against Eaton, or, if you’re still clinging to a hope, you can vote “no.”

We look forward to reporting your responses!


P.S. the results from the last Atlas Poll will be posted very soon!

  1. Young Republican permalink
    November 4, 2009 5:35 pm

    This is a little silly, you would have called on him to resign just because it’s a cloudy day.
    He was elected by Brooklyn Republicans, and we are going to pay for it over the next 22 months.
    Bad decisions have consequences.

    • Atlas Shrugger permalink
      November 4, 2009 7:17 pm

      I think the point is that Mr. Eaton’s immediate actions after the county convention demonstrate the kind of tactics that will be hurtful to the party in much more important elections coming up in the coming three years.

      Chairman and party leaders must take responsibility for their faults. Granted, some people in power make honest mistakes. We all do. But this Chairman has demonstrated a consistent divisive and spiteful attitude toward honest and dedicated fellow Republicans and has not accepted any responsibility for his previous term.

      If a CEO is reelected and then in the subsequent quarter has a total loss of profit and leaves a company’s bank accounts empty, all along threatening fellow employees and vowing not to sell products anywhere but Bay Ridge, I think there would be no complaint if that CEO was swiftly retired.

      And dare I say, his reelection was highly suspect due to the fact that he submitted proxies with his own names on them on party letterhead to voters and used the special election the day before the convention as a boost to his proxy collecting by sending his acolytes to poll workers and getting their signatures (using threats, whether implied or explicit).

      I think the call for his resignation is entirely appropriate, and so long as there are willing replacements waiting in the wings, the party should embrace a stronger, more able leader to hold down the fort in Brooklyn in 2010 for the assembly, congressional, and gubernatorial races.

      I agree that bad decisions have consequences. Leaders must accept the consequences and step down when they can do nothing more for the party.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      November 4, 2009 7:22 pm

      Yeah, bad decisions have consequences. So we should just sit down and say, OH, WHO CARES!

      NO NO NO! We have to preserve what little we have and clean the wound before it infects.

      Craig Eaton cannot be trusted to run the party anymore, my friend. It was true a month ago, and it is true now.

      It’s as simple as that.

    • Gerry permalink
      November 4, 2009 10:39 pm

      You know what, at this point, even if it IS A CLOUDY DAY, let that ass RESIGN! LOL

  2. GOP Rhyme Time permalink
    November 4, 2009 7:31 pm

    Ding Dong,
    Craig is Gone.

  3. Russell Gallo permalink
    November 4, 2009 8:32 pm

    It is unfortunate that OUR candidate Bob Capano lost last night.

    However, it should be noted that he carried most EDs in the 46th AD but lost most of the EDs in the 49th AD.

    It is a shame that the supposed leadership there spent more time working against a viable Republican candidate and lying to police trying to sneak into pollsites.

    Mccain and Bush won in the 49th but no local republican candidates- not even Regina-Potter have. Are these the people that you think should lead our County????

    I don’t understand the positions of most of you on this blog. If you lose an election (For county chair) then you work to sabotage ALL other republicans running for public office?

    There has not been anything postive written about anyone in our party in Brooklyn except the 49th leadership and J Judge.

    I guess that says it all. Good luck. I will check back for all the irrational hateful responses.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      November 4, 2009 10:27 pm

      Twitter Alert.

      I said good things about Jonathan Judge because he deserves them. He is a principled Republican, and I trust his judgment. But the moment the establishment sees a competent Republican that could be a boon to the party, they treat them like a threat. So many fall into that category.

      And as for why they’ve said good things about Judge on Atlas, maybe its because he deserves to have good things said about him. Google him in case you don’t know him. He’s a straight shooter.

      He’s got my vote.

  4. Gerry permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:21 pm

    Hush little Gallo, don’t you cry….or maybe you should cause Craig’s gonna toss you. LOL

  5. Atlas Shrugger permalink
    November 4, 2009 10:36 pm

    “I don’t understand the positions of most of you on this blog. If you lose an election (For county chair) then you work to sabotage ALL other republicans running for public office?”

    So, Mr. Gallo, are you intimating that Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn was the reason for your candidate’s loss and other candidates’ losses?

    A blog is more powerful than Mr. Eaton, is that correct?

    That says it all then.

  6. BROOKLYN REFORMER permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:04 pm

    The reasons that Capano lost was that his campaign was exclusionary and terribly mismanaged by amateurs.
    The only professional help Capano had was purchased.
    Everyone involved in that campaign obviously had their own agenda.

    O’Brien and Kraus did it for the cash.
    Gallo did it for a better hack job.
    Eaton did it to enhance his smug superiority.
    Golden did it to make sure Capano did not win and remain the prima donna.
    Capano did it so he could get out of the grocer’s aisle.

    Not one person had the good intentions to further the growth of the Republican Party.
    They have no one to blame but themselves.

    • Gerry permalink
      November 4, 2009 11:11 pm


    November 4, 2009 11:09 pm

    This blog is much more potent than Mr. Eaton!
    Are there any real big strong Republican men left?
    This girl needs to know now! xoxoxox

  8. Hustle Shallow permalink
    November 4, 2009 11:23 pm

    “Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way!”

    Party Establishment: you didn’t do the first; you did the second and lost; and now I invite you to do the third lol

  9. Coldplay permalink
    November 5, 2009 11:00 pm

    Revolutionaries wait
    For my head on a silver plate
    Just a puppet on a lonely string
    Oh who would ever want to be king?…

    Never an honest word
    And that was when I ruled the world…

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