With No Action After Election Results, Brooklyn GOP Corp. Effectively Dissolved
If you’re in business, one of the first things you do after a bad day is try your best to make the most of what happened. Think about any corporation or company. When something devastating happens, the CEO is right out there, reassuring the consumers and the shareholders, managing the crisis and demonstrating leadership.
Yet, after last Tuesday’s election, one would think the party leadership of the Brooklyn GOP spontaneously died or something. Nothing public was announced. Nothing! No email or video statement on the part of…anyone. At least not one that can be easily located. Whether you go to the defunct Brooklyn GOP webpage or the website of Bay Ridge’s favorite son Bob Capano, it’s as though time stood still on Novemeber 2nd.
As a result, a vacuum has formed in the absence of any word from Brooklyn GOP Corp.’s failed CEO, Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton.
The response of the party in light of the disastrous results of the November elections (with the loss of Bloomberg and all other Brooklyn GOP candidates) was nonexistent Wednesday night. While Bob Capano’s campaign manager stopped by Atlas to take some shots at Atlas commentators, no other Brooklyn GOP acolytes or leaders made any statements.
This kind of cowardice is pathetic.
It’s like that scene in The Wizard of Oz when Toto pulls back the curtain next to the Wizard’s stage revealing a sobbing, failed Frank Morgan. The revelation to all GOPers after last Tuesday was that the façade put forth by the Bay Ridge CEO was entirely false.
Dorothy, eat your heart out.
Those that thought Mr. Eaton was “in control” of the company have now realized just how broken the Republican Party is in Brooklyn.
And why? The party had an opportunity to quell such notions.
But did the Brooklyn GOP do anything to demonstrate its existence?
No. No press release. No anything.
In fact, my colleague Dagny (Atlas’ resident website maven) noticed that the only word coming from Brooklyn after the election was from the intriguing Brooklyn Young Republican Organization, which took the failure of Tuesday’s elections as their cue to rebrand themselves. At least one Brooklyn Republican organization has realized what needs to be done in this party. Hopefully others will do the same.
Meanwhile, it seems no one else has released a statement or made any demonstration that Tuesday’s kick in the teeth was not a fatal blow to the party. Indeed, Mr. Capano’s race in Bay Ridge had been called the “last gasp of the Brooklyn GOP” in the papers. Maybe that characterization is true.
Let’s consider that.
Does the party have any plan for the next year?
None that we can locate.
Does the party even have candidates?
It does not seem so. Perhaps the party feels that its constituents are so used to the ritual unveiling of sacrificial lambs that it need not broadcast their intent to do so in light of this recent bruising beat down.
Does the party have anything to offer us? Anything?
I must sadly say no.
So it appears, after last Tuesday, one can only assume that the Brooklyn GOP has been effectively dissolved. Not a great shock, I must say.
But what a sad notion that a party that once stood tall and strong years ago in this county has slowly but surely collapsed into itself.
I have only one thing to say: R.I.P. Brooklyn GOP.