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Half a Month Passes, Brooklyn GOP Website Remains Stymied by Inaction and Poor Design

December 14, 2009

It’s been weeks since Atlas asked the Brooklyn GOP leadership to upgrade their “new” website, which is clearly lacking a proper design.

335 people in our Atlas Poll have indicted that either the website is fundamentally flawed and needs to be changed or that the old GOP website was a better design. That’s a very damning assessment of the party’s webmasters and their work.

But apparently Chairman Eaton has no problem with the website or is not to be bothered with it. With half a month having passed, there is no movement on the website, except further evidence that the current website form is the intended final product.

For the sake of Republicans in this borough, last week my colleague Dagny Taggart issued the following statement on the website:

Sometimes, CHANGE is a bad thing.

Especially when it’s being brought about by non-reformers.

The new Brooklyn GOP Website has been widely condemned by the readers of Atlas (and not for lack of objectivity, I assure you–it is just that bad).

Not a single person has ranked the new website as being great or without improvement–which is unsurprising, given its dilapidated and embarrassing state.

If Atlas was the impetus for getting this site rebuilt (which, we have heard it was), then allow me to voice the concerns of our Shruggers by saying: if you can’t fix it properly, for the love of all that is good in the world, resurrect the old site!

People are taking notice of this hideous thing they call “,” and it has to be scaring people.

If our party is to retain any image, please let it be something slightly more dignified. If the people designing the website have hit a snafu, please reach out and ask for help! That monstrosity is hurting our ability as a party to perform outreach. For all the flaws of the old site, at the very least, it was not fundamentally flawed, as this new site is. From its schizophrenic design to its massive, ugly picture of Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton, the website is very challenged and needs hours of work to make it look right.

Nothing has been done to remedy the problems with the site.

A week after Dagny’s piece, if you look at the Atlas Poll results, the reality is undeniable: hundreds of people want this website upgraded.

But apparently the “leadership” is more interested in spending money on a holiday party than fixing the fundamental problems with their most important outreach tool: the Internet.

But, as we all know in this Digital Age, if you do not have a website, you are not relevant.

I guess that speaks volumes about the Brooklyn GOP…

Get it in gear. Now.

  1. December 14, 2009 2:46 pm

    Pro-life attorney considered “mentally ill” and barred from practicing law due to his pro-life beliefs.

  2. Dora The Explorer permalink
    December 14, 2009 2:53 pm

    What do you think of Wag the Dog’s comment:

    Based on my few calls to some of Hayon’s other claimed “supporters” among the few Brooklyn and Queens Republican and Conservative leaders, and one of the elected officials directly interested in the 9th CD— most didn’t recognize Hayon’s name, and the rest took a “wait and see” position on Hayon’s proposed run against Wiener. Well, if that’s “support”— what is “lukewarm support” like from the Kings Co. Chairman? [Hayon also thinks that Craig Eaton told him that there was another Jewish candidate interested in the seat—well, that candidacy must be a super secret, nobody else has heard about it.]

    Advice to Hayon: a tin-foil hat screens out errant messages from the Kings County Republican Leader.

  3. December 14, 2009 3:11 pm

    I never claimed that I had any Party’s support. I only claimed that they were impressed. The fact that they may have forgotten my name does not mean that they were not impressed with the results of hard work that I showed them. (still not finalized).

    I did claim the support of many spirital leaders in Brooklyn and Queens. I highly doubt Wag called any of them.

  4. Salvatore "Sal" Tessio permalink
    December 14, 2009 4:10 pm

    Dear Mr. Hayon,

    Perhaps a little more proof reading or “spell check” is needed before you post.

    I belive its “spiritual” – not “spirital.”


    Sal Tessio

  5. Riddle Me This permalink
    December 14, 2009 4:29 pm

    Anyone see Eric Ulrich and Marty Golden with ACORN leader Bertha Lewis making love to the Atlantic Yards Project in August?

    Republicans and ACORN? Hmm…

    Putting the pieces together on these odd liberal connections:

    • Gerry permalink
      December 14, 2009 5:08 pm

      Wow. ACORN…

      Bertha Lewis…

      This is bad.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 14, 2009 5:19 pm


    • Massi permalink
      December 15, 2009 2:59 pm

      This is disgraceful. Marty Golden should be ashamed for working with ACORN. This should be the end of him

    • Joe permalink
      December 15, 2009 5:03 pm

      This is very bad.

  6. Joey Zasa permalink
    December 14, 2009 7:46 pm

    Conflict of Interest and Ethics Violations in the style of Marty Golden, Craig “The Duke” Eaton, Gerry O’Brien and Co.

    According to the print edition of the New York Daily News, Jeffrey F. Kraus is a paid campaign treasurer/aide/counselor for State Senator Martin Golden (R). His annual salary in that “golden” capacity is $24,300.00 USC. Pun intended!

    Dr. Jeffrey F. Kraus, Chair of the NYC Voter Assistance Commission, a city agency.

    Professor and Associate Provost at Wagner College on Staten Island.

    B.A., Brooklyn College, CUNY; M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D., City University of New York

    Jeffrey Kraus has been at Wagner College since 1988. Prior to coming to Wagner, Kraus spent seven years at Kingsborough Community College and one year at Baruch College. His research interests include campaigns and elections, political parties, and urban politics. At Wagner, Kraus teaches courses in the field of American politics.

    Courses Taught: Political Science 103-American Government, PS205-Urban Politics, PS207-New York Politics, PS211-Public Administration, PS212-Congress and National Policy Making: The Legislative Process, PS213-The Presidency, PS215-Law and Justice in America, PS217-Parties, Elections and Mass Media, PS312-Public Policy, PS314-The Politics of Urban Policy Development, PS316-Constitutional Law.

    Office Phone: (718) 390-3254

  7. Joe permalink
    December 15, 2009 5:02 pm

    Embarrassing website…

    • Gerry permalink
      December 15, 2009 6:08 pm

      Yeah, it’s pathetic. And the best they have to turn to is O’Brien lol good luck with that!

  8. Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum permalink
    December 18, 2009 11:24 am

    The Brooklyn GOP website is one issue of many more.

    These previous news items and/or blog entries are apropos to the larger status quo of the Kings County Republican Party and the dismal, ineffective, feckless leadership.

  9. Dr. Thomas Hendricks permalink
    December 20, 2009 3:39 pm

    By Samuel Newhouse, Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    “The well-known Craig A. Eaton, chairman of the Kings County Republican Committee and Bay Ridge resident, received a “Good Scout” award last night for his work. Eaton has worked for years with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts, as well as in a wide variety of other community organizations.”

    • The Truth Shall Set You Free permalink
      December 20, 2009 3:48 pm

      If only he could do anything in this party worth mentioning besides alienating voters and not supporting candidates.

      He has torn this party to shreds, and he must be held to account for that.

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