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Fledgling Brooklyn GOP Website Announces “No Prior Political or Government Experience Necessary” for Running For Office

November 21, 2009

If you were wondering what the word view is of the Brooklyn GOP leadership regarding elections, look no further than brooklyngop.com.

Here’s what the website (a work in progress, we’re hoping) says in it’s “Want to Run for Office” section:

There will be two dozen offices voted on in Brooklyn in the 2010 General Election, and the Republican Party is about to begin a major recruitment drive to find new candidates.

Among the positions are seats in the State Assembly, State Senate, U.S. Congress, and local judgeships.

The chief qualifications for these positions are: you must be a citizen, at least 18 years of age, and enrolled as a Republican voter.

No prior political or government experience is necessary — as Republicans, we believe strongly that citizens should serve in public office for a time, then step aside to allow others to serve.

Did I read that correctly?

Now, I know being a citizen and meeting age requirements are the most important aspects of seeking political office, but what do you think of that line: “No prior political or government experience is necessary — as Republicans, we believe strongly that citizens should serve in public office for a time, then step aside to allow others to serve.”

“Step aside”…you mean like Mayor Bloomberg?

I guess not.

Hypocrisy aside, let’s hope this is merely an aspirational statement and not a cry of desperation on the part of the party.

If the latter, we have serious problems…

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13 Comments
  1. Brooklyn Reformer permalink
    November 22, 2009 12:00 am

    “Step aside”….you mean like Marty Golden?

  2. Going Rogue permalink
    November 22, 2009 12:01 am

    Step aside Craig.
    Kindly step aside.

  3. Young Republican permalink
    November 22, 2009 12:20 am

    How about “you must be enrolled as a Republican voter,” does this mean registered republicans will be considered before giving out Wilson-Pakulas?

    • Tommy Nast permalink
      November 22, 2009 12:32 am

      Ha! If you remember the old website, they said the same thing. They will ONLY support a real Republican if Eaton thinks the price is right. If you don’t believe it, ask his role model Clarence Norman! Don’t get too excited, boys and girls. Just because the facade is changing doesn’t mean the insides aren’t still rotted out. Keep on fightin’ Atlas!

    • Mike Semper Tyrannus permalink
      November 22, 2009 12:35 am

      Spectacular! Excellent point!

  4. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    November 22, 2009 1:29 pm

    Are we now giving out local Republican candidacies like trophies in a T-ball league? Well, part of Craig Eaton’s broad “prior experience” was as president of some kind of kids athletic league, wasn’t it….

    Oh my gawd! The scales just fell from eyes…Craig is going to beat us to all that new untested talent. Just when I thought the Independent/Reformist Republicans were going to have the really interesting slates, Craig will cherry-pick all the best inexperienced candidates. (By the way, if there is a mid-term vacancy in the Chairman’s position, will the same inexperienced newcomers be considered—just like Craig Eaton in 2007?)

    Wait a minute, does this mean Republican Party primaries in Brooklyn in 2010—just like a real party? (Quick, let me take a cold shower, until the notion passes.)

    Without work and damned little play,
    Wags

    • Gerry permalink
      November 22, 2009 2:01 pm

      This is so true! Fantastic commentary!!!!

    • Going Rogue permalink
      November 22, 2009 6:03 pm

      Marty is getting a primary. Alleluhia!

  5. Brooklyn Republican permalink
    November 23, 2009 3:38 pm

    The statement by the Brooklyn GOP leadership, “No prior political or government experience necessary” to become a candidate for public office can be interpreted in many unappealing ways:

    1. The Brooklyn GOP leadership, as usual, does not take into account the dedication, sacrifices and experience of those members who have been loyal to our party for years,

    2. The present Brooklyn GOP leadership recognizes that they do not have any former elected officials on the “Executive Committee”, nor are they contemplating to have any in the future.

    3. It is a widespread belief among the current leadership that no experience is the best experience. They obviously lead by example.

    A few words are enough for intelligent people.

  6. Fly on Park Slope's Wall permalink
    November 23, 2009 9:58 pm

    The chief qualifications for these positions are: you must be a citizen, at least 18 years of age, and enrolled as a Republican voter.

    No prior political or government experience is necessary — as Republicans, we believe strongly that citizens should serve in public office for a time, then step aside to allow others to serve.

    Isn’t this what gave us George Smith in CD 39?

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