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LaGuardia Club Claims Own Holiday Party “A Huge Success”

December 15, 2009

If you haven’t read it, Dagny’s strongly worded post on the “Bay Ridge” GOP’s Holiday Party is a must read this week.

Given that, and in light of the recent puffery coming from various sources (on Urban Elephants and even the Brooklyn GOP’s website), I found the press release issued by the Fiorello LaGuardia Club to be a far more humble description of a successful holiday party that seemed to go under the radar.

You will recall that Arnaldo Ferraro, former 49th Assemblyman and executive of the LaGuardia Club, ran for the chairmanship of the Brooklyn GOP in late September earlier this year.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I endorsed Ferraro over the current Chairman, __________ “The Duke”  _________, because I could see the precipice off of which The Duke would take this party (and did) and wanted a change in leadership)

Here is the substance of their release:

The Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization of the 49th Assembly District, with headquarters at 8024 17th Avenue, recently held their annual Holiday Party at a local Italian restaurant. The event was a huge success, and was attended by a large number of members, friends and supporters. The food was delicious, and everyone had a great time, especially when the karaoke started. Many people participated in the joyous celebration of the season and the Toys-for-Tots drive produced a large number of toys for the less fortunate children in our area.

What! You mean…they performed charitable giving at their party?

They didn’t just feed their friends and feast and pat each other on the back?

Scandalous.

I must say I’m glad at least one GOP organization in Brooklyn has its moral priorities in order during this season of giving.

Thank you to the LaGuardia Club for doing some real good this holiday season.

I hope the Brooklyn GOP leadership recognizes that the only way we can improve our borough is to perform such outreach and donate to charities (and not conflict of interest charities which raise the specter of impropriety).

All must and should do what we can during these tough times.

***

Now, I want to briefly address some of the comments (frankly, over the past two days, there have been too many comments to truly address them each individually) that I have seen regarding this blog, some of its commentators and the tone or direction of this blog.

First, I want GOP candidates to win, and I can speak for all of my colleagues in so saying. I can say we have all supported candidates in the past and will continue to do so. There are those who would cast the reformers in Brooklyn as unhappy or as being unsupportive of the GOP and its values. In fact, the opposite is true.

Second, the problem with the GOP in Brooklyn is often not the candidates themselves but in the leadership that christens them. Everyone rushes to the GOP leadership hoping that they’ll do miracles for them. They do not and will not do so. Looking at how little money the party dedicated to its own candidates and then knowing the thousands and thousands of dollars they were willing to dedicate to a free party after the most catastrophic election in our history is enough evidence that the Brooklyn GOP puts no premium on success.

So, when the Republicans seeking reform beg for change and for strong candidates, The Duke’s response is “let them eat cake”!

Finally, now that it is clear that Chairman _________ will not be stepping down, the question for me and for hundreds of GOPers in Brooklyn is what is their plan for success? What do they hope to achieve with empty bank accounts? What do they hope to achieve when they fail to adequately respond to the criticisms they have received? What do they hope to achieve when they have offended so many?

We received an email from a reader saying: “how is it that they expect us to just do what we’re told? The party is supposed to be a community, and they treat it as a private social club that you’re either in or out. Why would I do something for a party that behaves like the people you deal with in high school? They treat us like crap and then expect us to love them for it.”

These are the kinds of sentiments the Brooklyn GOP has inspired. They have hurt and divided this party, and they have spoiled their chances for victory of their own accord.

I believe we can work around the leadership to help good and worthy candidates get elected. But just look at what we’re dealing with? Republicans are disheartened by what they’re dealing with in Brooklyn, in spite of all the things to be positive about in the coming year. The Brooklyn GOP is responsible for that. Their failure to lead is what’s hurting this party. It has served as the prime mover for all of this unrest.

If they don’t plan on leaving, then the Brooklyn GOP leadership should look to the reality around them and realize that nothing is going to be done until they themselves change.

So far, they have not.

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55 Comments
  1. AAA permalink
    December 13, 2009 4:39 pm

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog elaborate more on which candidates by name they think can win in 2010, which ones will they help support, and how will they help them other than criticize them for working with the Kings County Republican Party leadership?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog continue to criticize the momentum the Kings County Republican Holiday Party has created by bringing together leaders across this state and city such as State chair Cox, Queens County Chair Ragusa, Urban Elephants leaders Golub, and Hornak, Rockaway Republican leader Lynch, Councilman Ulrich, 47th AD Leader Gallo, Sen. Golden, and our great county chair to help plant the seeds for a Republican year in 2010?

    The question begs, why would the Fiorello LaGuaradia Republican Club hold their own party on the same day of the Kings County Republican Holiday Party someone trying to upstage somebody?

    The question begs, why no coverage of the overwhelming success of the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party? Isn’t this supposed to be about all Republicans, I guess we will expect more distortion?

    The question begs, how can this blog call itself “Fair and Balanced” when it’s twisting the truth known as the successes of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party and the 47th AD Republican Club holiday party, we would expect this from MSNBC not “Beck” loving “Conservative” commentators as this one you would think or would we?

    The question begs, is this movement really about reform, or really about getting what the leaders of the Kings County Republican Party have leadership, wasn’t the election over with our great chair being overwhelmingly elected?

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog claim Republicans are disheartened across the borough, isn’t that distorting the truth quite a bit when considering the overwhelming success of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party?

    The question begs, after all, if Republicans were so disenchanted about our leadership than why was our chair elected by a nearly 3 to 1 vote, clearly Republicans in this borough have faith in our great chair, and our leadership.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

    • Faulkner permalink
      December 13, 2009 4:47 pm

      Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

  2. Uncle Abe permalink
    December 13, 2009 4:39 pm

    I wanted to tell you guys that EVERYONE KNOWS about Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn. If you’re an insider, it’s a must read. And it’s great entertainment!

  3. AAA permalink
    December 13, 2009 4:44 pm

    The question begs, as who is having the entertainment?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog continue to criticize the momentum the Kings County Republican Holiday Party has created by bringing together leaders across this state and city such as State chair Cox, Queens County Chair Ragusa, Urban Elephants leaders Golub, and Hornak, Rockaway Republican leader Lynch, Councilman Ulrich, 47th AD Leader Gallo, Sen. Golden, and our great county chair to help plant the seeds for a Republican year in 2010?

    The question begs, how can this blog call itself “Fair and Balanced” when it’s twisting the truth known as the successes of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party and the 47th AD Republican Club holiday party, we would expect this from MSNBC not “Beck” loving “Conservative” commentators as this one you would think or would we?

    The question begs, is this movement really about reform, or really about getting what the leaders of the Kings County Republican Party have leadership, wasn’t the election over with our great chair being overwhelmingly elected?

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog claim Republicans are disheartened across the borough, isn’t that distorting the truth quite a bit when considering the overwhelming success of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party?

    The question begs, after all, if Republicans were so disenchanted about our leadership than why was our chair elected by a nearly 3 to 1 vote, clearly Republicans in this borough have faith in our great chair, and our leadership.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

    • YYY permalink
      December 13, 2009 4:49 pm

      Blowhard ass kisser loony toon.

      Why Why Why?

      • Brooklyn Republican permalink
        December 13, 2009 8:16 pm

        AAA you don’t get paid enough. Wipe off your chin and man-up!

  4. December 13, 2009 5:49 pm

    I wish my comments were addressed. I am respectfully requesting that the bloggers find the right way to deal with their challenge.

    If the bloggers don’t like Craig, then just don’t talk about him.

    I understand that there are a lot of hard feelings, but personal issues must be set aside.

    This article was almost an improvement, except for some crazy reason there are still negative references on Dagny’s unwarranted article.

    It would have been nice to point out how Ferraro held a toy drive without mentioning that any other holiday party lacked one.

    Talk positive about your friends, not negative on your enemies.

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 13, 2009 6:27 pm

      The Founding Fathers put in a First Amendment for a reason. They knew the best way to prevent tyranny was to have a free and open marketplace of ideas. Now granted, many of us would prefer that that be a civil discourse. But there comes a time when a civil discourse, having been tried and tried, must become more stinging and more powerful to get attention and convince the tyrannical that no one is afraid of them. The thugs that go around threatening others in this party must be held to account. Perhaps you have not yet been a victim of their thuggery, but soon enough, you will. Then, you’ll understand.

      Frankly, Mr. Hayon, I have a suspicion you were one of those kids bullied in high school. But you have to know you can’t let bullies get the best of you. You know that! You have to fight back and show them your mettle.

      I mean, come on? “Talk positive about your friends, not negative on your enemies”? I’m sure that’s how Obama plans to deal with Iran. Think that’ll work?

      Look at how you talk about gay people. Who are you to lecture us on not being negative. There are lots of people who would be and are offended by your comments, but you stand your ground because it’s what you believe. Such a contradiction indicates hypocrisy on your part.

      I think you need to seriously reevaluate your criticism and be entirely honest with yourself about what you tell others to do and what others are going through.

      Look at people like AAA. Think he’s gonna stop begging questions if everyone shuts up? No way; he’s a paid hack.

      Evil is real in this world, Mr. Hayon. And sometimes, you have to take a step away from God to confront evil and defeat it. But you are taking such a step in God’s service.

      Never forget that fact.

      • December 13, 2009 7:29 pm

        In between the unnecessary insults, you made some valid points. However, there is a difference between those who are infringing on our religious freedom and those who may make a bad holiday party.

        There is nothing inherently evil with a bad holiday party, bad website, or bad spelling.

        There is something evil with hatred. The gay agenda hates religious people.

        It is highly unlikely that I will be a victim of thuggery. Kingsborough Community College tried that on me a couple of months ago, when they decided to restrict my free speech. Previous companies retaliated against me for asserting my religious and labor rights. I know how to react appropriately to people who try to take advantage of me.

        Saying I was bullied in school is not appropriate, calling me a hypocrite may be, although I respectfully disagree. The difference is that one is more hypothetical, based on no knowledge of my childhood background, and the second may have more legs to stand on.

        Assert your rights to free speech, but do so etiquettely. So what if the other side is annoying, but we do not have to stoop to the low level of baseless name calling.

        I am not supporting, nor opposing any viewpoint on the internal Republican Party politics. I am simply saying that we need to handle ourselves better. You don’t see me calling anyone names nor “begging” any questions.

        My “negative” comments on gay people is not about hatred. It is about protecting religious freedom. There is a clear purpose far beyond the “Republican Party didn’t have a toy drive”. Yes, I did call the Homosexual Agenda liars, because they are constantly misleading the public, and therefore was purposeful.

        Now if there was a post proving that anyone was lying, then I would be silent, but the above blog is not about exposing evil, it is about pure hatred.

        Believe me, the same point would be made by simply applauding the Ferraro Holiday Party for having the toy drive.

        Therefore, I stand by my previous request to the bloggers.

      • Reality Check permalink
        December 13, 2009 7:40 pm

        I repeat by comments from above. I take your comments as they are.

  5. Raymond H. Massey (as Gail Wynant) permalink
    December 13, 2009 5:56 pm

    As you must know by now, “Wag-the-Dog” is one of my principal under-cover stringers inside the KCRP, with personal access to lots of the real-life CHARACTERS (you really can’t make up better fictional ones)that are repeatedly mentioned/ maligned/ praised/ sh-t upon in/on/at this blog.

    As of Thursday night, last, it can fairly be said that the first shots of 2010 have been fired. Just like the historians and poets of old, let the propagandists argue whether the “Shot heard round the world” was at The Manor on 76th Street or at Angelo’s on Kings Highway. From what I’ve heard, amid the good spirits and revelling at each gathering, there was significant political sharpshooting at those not attending.

    Mike Grimm had a representative at Angelo’s—Mike Alligretti and State Senator Marty Golden did not—

    To anybody hoping to foster a reconciliation in advance of the 2010 elections— well, to quote the Poet Laureate of Queen Victoria’s Empire, “Someone has blundered.”

    Craig “Lord Raglan” Eaton might well have added the following line to his speech at the KCRP function in Bay Ridge, “FORWARD, THE LIGHT BRIGADE…..”

  6. AAA permalink
    December 13, 2009 6:36 pm

    The question begs, once again to the commentators of this blog, what candidates do they think will bring Republican principles to victory statewide and countywide in 2010.

    The question begs, once again to the commentators of this blog, is this really about reform, after all then why would the personal attacks and threats continue, would things be different if our great chair had lost of course, things would be worse because our party would be in an even worse position because many leaders across this county want to work with our great chair because he is building a coalition across this state to lead us back to victory in 2010 and beyond, our great new State chair recognizes the work our great chair is doing every single day.

    The question begs, if the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club Holiday party was as equally successful as the commentators on this blog claim to the Kings County Republican Holiday Party then why didn’t our great new State chair attend the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club Holiday party because he sees the work our great chair is doing and so did many others including Councilman Ulrich, the Urban Elephants leaders Golub and Hornak, as well as Queens County Chair Ragusa.

    The question begs, if Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm was in the neighborhood, why didn’t he come to the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party both Thursday and Friday Nights?

    The question begs, wouldn’t Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm want to reach out to all leaders after all it’s Brooklyn makes up several key swing neighborhoods in this district. Could it be his handlers have no interest in reaching out to all Republicans or working together, rings a bell, sounds like the same thing the commentators of this blog complain about?

    The question begs, why the selective amensia after all the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party had nearly twice as many people come out to their party versus the LaGuardia’s, I thought this blog was for all Republicans?

    The question begs, how can this blog call itself “Fair and Balanced” when it’s twisting the truth known as the successes of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party and the 47th AD Republican Club holiday party, we would expect this from MSNBC not “Beck” loving “Conservative” commentators as this one you would think or would we?

    The question begs, is this movement really about reform, or really about getting what the leaders of the Kings County Republican Party have leadership, wasn’t the election over with our great chair being overwhelmingly elected?

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog claim Republicans are disheartened across the borough, isn’t that distorting the truth quite a bit when considering the overwhelming success of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party?

    The question begs, after all, if Republicans were so disenchanted about our leadership than why was our chair elected by a nearly 3 to 1 vote, clearly Republicans in this borough have faith in our great chair, and our leadership.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

    • YYY permalink
      December 13, 2009 6:46 pm

      So, AAA, you admit Republicans are disheartened across the borough?

      Why Why Why?

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 13, 2009 6:49 pm

      Atlas Poll: 90% Believe “The Duke” Eaton Should Resign

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/atlas-poll-90-believe-the-duke-eaton-should-resign/

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 13, 2009 6:51 pm

      As for the Bay Ridge GOP’s party, they have that turnout every year. Nothing unique. Those parties are full because of the free food. That’s not success. This is just an attempt to aggrandize Craig Eaton and Golden, which is disgraceful because it’s disingenuous.

      The only good news is that the party was called out for what it was–an ego boost–and that now that everyone knows what really went down, the deception is just as apparent as it has been all along.

      Parties do not equal success or successful administration of a political party. Winning in elections is what matters. Eaton failed to produce ONE victor this year.

      Why don’t you face these realities?

  7. Hustle Shallow permalink
    December 13, 2009 6:44 pm

    Never heard about the 47th AD Republican Club’s Holiday Party. Never saw it advertised. No email. No post anywhere. No invite.

    And now, no press release.

    So, who cares?

    • Gerry permalink
      December 15, 2009 6:11 pm

      Gallo is a do-nothing punk. Not that you don’t already know that, Hustle. Lol

  8. Reality Check permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:08 pm

    Atlas Poll: After 15 Days, Intimidation, Corruption, and Golden Top List of Reasons for The Duke’s Reelection:

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/atlas-poll-after-15-days-intimidation-corruption-and-golden-top-list-of-reasons-for-the-duke%E2%80%99s-reelection/

    After just 15 days up, the Atlas Poll has now closed. The final votes are in, and the results don’t look too good for the recently reelected Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton.

    The poll asked what you believe the primary reason was for The Duke’s reelection as Chairman.

    Here are the results:

    The support of “The Golden Prince” (Sen. Marty Golden): 222 Votes – 51%

    Threats, intimidation, and/or corruption: 178 Votes – 41%

    His qualifications and experience: 19 Votes – 4%

    His record: 14 Votes – 3%

    Topping the list, over 220 of you voted the endorsement of The Golden Prince as your top reason. This comes after The Golden Prince has been linked to Eaton’s own charity, the MHE Research Foundation, and after Atlas identified over $18,000 in donations to Golden from Eaton in recent years.

    A close second were threats, intimidation, and/or corruption, with over 175 voters. This comes in light of previous stories of alleged violence on the part of political consultant Gerry O’Brien during the summer and the disclosure that Chairman Eaton allegedly tried to fix his reelection by using Brooklyn GOP postcards to sustain a proxy victory in this year’s county committee convention. Rumors of such behavior also permeated the accounts told to us by various e-mailers about the convention and in the run up to the convention.

    A paltry 7% of voters combined thought The Duke’s record, qualifications, and experience were the primary reasons for his reelection.

  9. Reality Check permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:11 pm

    The post that really says it all:

    Craig “The Duke” Eaton Allegedly Fixing Republican Convention To Salvage Sinking Chairmanship

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/breaking-now-craig-the-duke-eaton-allegedly-fixing-republican-convention-to-salvage-sinking-chairmanship/

    Attached to the postcard notice is a proxy form for the elected County Committee Members who cannot attend the convention, which you can see from the images above.

    In the grandest display of self-serving, power-grabbing desperation, Eaton had each of these proxy forms printed with his name as the proxy holder for every single county committee member!!!

    He goes further to say on the postcard, “If you return this detachable proxy, dated and signed, you do not need to attend this meeting in person.”

    Read this closely: On each and every proxy form that the County sent out, current Chairman Craig Eaton has made sure that he is the only person who can decide how the majority of County Committee Members, who usually don’t physically attend, vote on the election of the next Chairman–the election in which he will be a candidate! Not the District Leaders. Not a neighboring County Committee Member. Only him!

    He must fear that, unless he controls the majority of proxy votes through sneaky, underhanded tactics like this, he is likely to lose his election to a challenger. Though so far we have heard of no publicly declared challengers, in typical party politics, one usually doesn’t hear anything until it’s too late.

    Worse yet, we have reason to believe, though not proof yet, that the funds of the Kings County Republican County Committee were used to send out those notices and to print those proxy forms. If this is the situation, that would mean that the Chairman has hijacked the County’s treasury to use as his own personal campaign fund!

  10. AAA permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:13 pm

    The question begs, the successes of both the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party and the Kings County Republican Holiday party were attended by leaders across this state and city showing the road to victory will go through Kings County especially in the 13th Congressional, and the 60th Assembly district.

    The question begs, are the commentators of this blog reporting the truth when they refuse to acknowledge the successes of these events, yet the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club’s Holiday party is deemed more of a success then both these events, when with no coverage or attention the 47th AD’s party draws a 2 to 1 margin of turnout from leaders across this state and city, is this what we call “Fair and Balanced” reporting from “Beck” lovers and “Reagan” Conservatives especially when the 47th AD Republican Leader Gallo maybe the most Conservative Republican leader we have?

    The question begs, given the overwhelming success of the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party and the leaders who came out to this event. The turnout here shows 47th Republican AD Leader Gallo is respected across this county and state, candidates and leaders want to work with him to plant the seeds for a Republican year in 2010?

    The question begs, what is the relationship between the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club and this blog?

    The question begs, will we expect the same “Biased” reporting when it comes to next week’s Brooklyn YR Holiday Party?

    The question begs, what’s the relationship between Congressional Candidate Michael Grimm and the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club after all he managed to find the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club’s address, but failed to attend the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party and the Kings County Republican Holiday Party?

    The question begs, talk about bringing Republicans across the county and district together, that’s sure going to win him votes or is it about votes, but something else?

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog claim Republicans are disheartened across the borough, isn’t that distorting the truth quite a bit when considering the overwhelming success of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party?

    The question begs, after all, if Republicans were so disenchanted about our leadership than why was our chair elected by a nearly 3 to 1 vote, clearly Republicans in this borough have faith in our great chair, and his continued successful leadership.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 13, 2009 7:25 pm

      AAA remains the only biased person here. The blog reported the Brooklyn GOP’s party because it was on the website. The blog reported on the LaGuardia Club’s party because they issued a press release. No such luck with the 47th AD; wherever that is an whoever leads that district didn’t let anyone know.

      Further, Francisco admitted his past support of Ferraro. He gave his honest assessment of the difference between the party’s web statement and Ferraro’s statement. That’s not biased. That’s good commentary.

    • Dana Scully permalink
      December 13, 2009 7:26 pm

      To quote from another comment from Jake Riis (applies to that drone Russell Gallo too):

      Competing about whose holiday party was more successful than whose is a waste of time, and to measure your political clout by the turnout of a party with free food and open bar is ridiculous. Anything less than at least 1,000 people at a free Republican function in a borough of 3 million people is a failure and a disgrace. Only a moron would be proud of less. An even bigger moron would then try to twist it into signifying something more than what it was: an over-glorified soup kitchen for seniors on the BOE payroll featuring as guests of honor the local self-congratulating GOP establishment.

      More than that, no one is going to win an election because of it, and Eaton is not going to clear his name for his atrocities against the the hopes of our party because he or Jay Golub or Daniel Peterson tells everyone it was a success.

      Failure is failure and just because we are all Republicans does not mean we should ignore the incompetence of our colleagues when it hurts us and our goals. Republicans, of all people, should do exactly the opposite! That’s what this blog has been doing, and that’s what a lot of other Republicans are doing, and thank God for that!

      Eaton’s got a lot more work to do in 2010, but if he can’t hack it, then–re-elected or not–he should just get the hell out and let someone else clean up this mess.

      • Brooklyn Reformer permalink
        December 13, 2009 8:23 pm

        Russell Gallo needs to get off his knees.
        The 47th AD is a joke.
        In the words of Schultz, “I know nothing!!”
        God Bless Hogan’s Heroes!
        Real men with big B##s!!!
        Not like the impotent Marty that has to have Craig be his penis.

    • December 13, 2009 7:34 pm

      AAA … I cannot talk for anyone else, but I don’t even bother reading your posts anymore.

  11. In Excelsis Ferraro permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:29 pm

    YouTube is an amazing thing. I just searched for Eaton and found nothing. Seached for Ferraro and found this.

    What we could have had:

    What we have:

    http://brooklyngop.com/

    Speaks louder than words…

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 13, 2009 7:35 pm

      See this – Ferraro Releases New “Resurrection” YouTube Ad in Bid for Brooklyn GOP Chair:

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/breaking-now-ferraro-releases-new-resurrection-youtube-ad-in-bid-for-brooklyn-gop-chair/

      In a new development, this morning Arnaldo Ferraro, candidate for Brooklyn GOP Chairman, released a new YouTube ad entitled “Resurrection.”

      Covering everything from the downfall of the national election to the 13th Congressional District, Ferraro’s message is clear: “leadership has been lacking from our party Chairman” and “with Arnaldo Ferraro…we know reform is on the way.”

      …Meanwhile, incumbent Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton has yet to release any ads or even a website in his bid to maintain the chairmanship.

  12. SOS permalink
    December 13, 2009 7:47 pm

    The Brooklyn GOP could learn so much from Titanic (in five seconds):

    • December 13, 2009 8:12 pm

      Interesting video. The introduction was longer than the movie.

  13. December 13, 2009 8:27 pm

    Planned Parenthood caught lying!

  14. The Empire Shrugs Back permalink
    December 13, 2009 8:50 pm

    Title: The Empire Shrugs Back! – An Opera In Space…Over Brooklyn

    Today’s Episode: After deploying the minions to hunt down the Atlas rebels, Darth Eaton welcomes Emperor Golden to his Bay Ridge Destroyer, as they plan their next moves.

    With An All-Star Cast Starring:

    Craig Eaton as Darth
    John Galt as Luke
    Midas Mulligan as The Wookie
    Gerry O’Brien as Jabba the Hutt
    Jeffrey Kraus as Boba Fett
    With Dagny Taggart as Princess Leia
    And Francisco D’Anconia as Han Solo

    Special Guest Star: Marty Golden as The Emperor

    Meanwhile…..

    Governor Tarkin prepares to finally take Brooklyn once and for all. With assurances from Darth Eaton and Emperor Golden that the term limit revolt against him will not be successful, he is prepared to stand his ground. But he ends up eating his words.

    Guest Starring Michael Bloomberg as Governor Tarkin.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 13, 2009 9:07 pm

      It’s perfect. Golden is a senator, like Emperor Palpatine. Golden is the overlord of this party.

      Btw the Tarkin video? Love it! LOL

    • Mike Semper Tyrannus permalink
      December 13, 2009 11:42 pm

      Love this!

    • Gerry permalink
      December 13, 2009 11:44 pm

      “Evactuate? In our moment of triumph! I think you underestimate their–”

      Bloomberg lost Brooklyn; Tarkin lost the Death Star LOL

  15. The Empire Shrugs Back permalink
    December 13, 2009 9:26 pm

    Title: The Empire Shrugs Back! – An Opera In Space…Over Brooklyn

    Today’s Prequel: Before he became the Emperor, Chancellor and Senator Golden was once a prominent, arrogant man and power player in the Galactic Senate. But when the Jedi authorities finally catch up to him to jail him, he turns the tables on them.

    Special Guest Star: Marty Golden as The Emperor

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 13, 2009 10:11 pm

      “I AM THE SENATE!” LOL

    • Gerry permalink
      December 13, 2009 11:48 pm

      Something similar happened to Joe Bruno, only he took out one Jedi and not three LOL

  16. AAA permalink
    December 13, 2009 9:47 pm

    The question begs, once again as the commentators on this blog continue to conduct their warped mind games by relating real life to star wars, talk about reform, right?

    The question begs, once again to the commentators on this blog who claim Republicans are disheartened across the borough, isn’t that distorting the truth quite a bit when considering the overwhelming success of both the Kings County Republican Holiday Party, and the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party?

    The question begs, after all, if Republicans were so disenchanted about our leadership than why was our chair elected by a nearly 3 to 1 vote, clearly Republicans in this borough have faith in our great chair, and his continued successful leadership.

    The question begs, clearly the Kings County Republican Party is moving forward thanks to the likes of our great chair, our great State Senator, and our great 47th AD Leader Gallo, while the commentators of this blog are distorting the truth, and refusing to work with all of us who are committed to victory for 2010 and beyond.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

  17. Marty from Bay Ridge permalink
    December 13, 2009 10:13 pm

    Francisco: “So, when the Republicans seeking reform beg for change and for strong candidates, The Duke’s response is ‘let them eat cake’!”

    This line is so true.

    He doesn’t care about anybody but himself. Anyone who thinks he does is someone he needs or uses. I’ve learned that lesson myself.

  18. Muscle Bellow permalink
    December 13, 2009 10:14 pm

    All of these comments show just how tired people are with this thuggery. Enough is enough.

  19. Craig Beaten permalink
    December 14, 2009 2:00 am

    A script of Craig Eaton, Bob Capano, and Russell Gallo after Bob Loses his race:

    Craig: Bob, you failed the party. You failed. It’s your fault. I didn’t want to see you before–espacially after those EXPLETIVE Atlas Shruggers EVALUATED YOU FOR MY JOB!!!!!!!!–but even more so now!

    Bob: But, uh, Craig, I poured out my life to this party. I’ve been a good little acolyte. I’ve followed the code! I did what the party leaders said–

    Craig: Not enough. You know, I did MORE than you did when I was running for office, you scum.

    Bob: –Uh, Craig, you never ran for office…

    (Cricket Cricket Cricket)

    Craig: Russell!!!!!!!! TAKE THIS GUY OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!

    Russell: Yessir!!!!!!!!!!

    Craig: Oh, and by the way, Russell, I don’t think the party will be requiring your services anymore.

    Russell: What?! Why?!

    Craig: Because–YOU FAILED!!!!!! IT’S YOUR FAULT, TOO!!!!!!!!

    Russell: But Craig…after all I…the things I did……….for you–

    Craig: IT’S OVER!!!!!!!!

    Russell: But, I insulted women for you…I supported your failed chairmanship for a second term……I bent over backwards……..I even commented on that Atlas blog–

    Craig: DON’T MENTION THOSE PUNKS TO ME!!!!!!

    Russell: I did so many things I’m ashamed of—-JUST FOR YOU, and now you’re just throwing me away????????

    Craig: ……..

    Craig: Uh, YES.

    Russell: (Cries while holding Capano in a headlock)

    Bob: You see, this is how the party treats us–like crap.

    Craig: You DON’T GET IT–YOU’RE EXPENDABLE. I DON’T ANY OF NEED YOU.

    Russell: (Sobbing) But–Craig–there’s–no one left–but people–like–us–

    Craig: I don’t care!!!!! I DON’T CARE!!!!!!! IF IT’S JUST ME AND MARTY, THAT’S FINE!!!!! WE’RE ALL THAT MATTER IN THE GOP ANYWAY. NOW GET OUT YOU FAILURES!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. AAA permalink
    December 14, 2009 9:21 am

    The question begs, is this what the commentators on this blog talk about when they mention reform?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog continue to distort the truth when it describes the momentum created by Thursday’s Kings County Republican Holiday Party?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog help their fellow Republican candidates raise money, if the commentators on this blog are serious in helping lead them to victory in 2010?

    The question begs, what strategies do the commentators on this blog and their allies have to help get Republicans elected statewide and countywide in 2010 and beyond?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog hold any rally’s highlighting the failures of the proposed Health Care Bill and other ideas President Obama is trying to impose on this country like our great Chair has?

    The question begs, clearly the Kings County Republican Party is moving forward thanks to the likes of our great chair, our great State Senator, and our great 47th AD Leader Gallo, while the commentators of this blog are distorting the truth, and refusing to work with all of us who are committed to victory for 2010 and beyond.

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog finally recognize the momentum being created by the greatest chair the Kings County Republican Party has ever had, the greatest county chair of all county chairs, the greatest State Senator Kings County has ever had, the greatest State Senator of all State Senators, the greatest 47th AD Republican leader of all time, and the greatest AD Republican leader of all AD Republican leaders statewide?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog, as Mr. Golub a friend to the Republican Party and respected leader called it down the line about Thursday’s event.

    The truth is out there…

  21. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    December 14, 2009 9:54 am

    Wags has a little buzz about the 9th CD—

    Is Joseph Hayon, who claims to be running in the 9th Congressional District, going to be next year’s “George Smith Candidacy”?

    Although he blogs as if he’s a Craig Eaton supporter, when pressed he’ll admit that Chairman Eaton hasn’t really done much for the party and is “lukewarm to [Hayon’s] candidacy at this point.” Also when probed he admits that his principal boosters are named Yvette—, Glen— and Jonathan—, just like George Smith’s was.

    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.

    • Disgruntled Park Slope Republican permalink
      December 14, 2009 10:51 am

      Wag-the-Dog, you bring up excellent points. However, I have it on good information that the trifecta you described did not support George Smith, per se. They instead were forced to become allies as the “Merlin of Malice” Gerry O’Brien went after their joint petitions in court. I think there is a post on this blog to that effect as well. After that issue was resolved, no one really heard much from any of them about George Smith, if you will notice.

    • Usually just an observer permalink
      December 15, 2009 12:25 pm

      Did Hayon ever say he was “supported” by those people or did he just say he impressed them. I believe it was the latter. That was just Joseph’s impression during their conversations. Perhaps Joseph will learn about the hipocracy running rampant in the party. But I don’t believe he was being disingenuous.

  22. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    December 14, 2009 10:59 am

    So noted.

  23. Bruno permalink
    December 15, 2009 12:43 pm

    Why would anyone want to grant so much importance on a person that is a complete waste of time?
    Hayon has nothing to offer and is clearly delusional. He is not candidate material and the Bay Ridge GOP knows this. They are just stringing him along, making him think he has some merits, and are going to make him disappear into the vortex-black hole of discarded candidates.
    Hayon needs to grow up, get a job, support his family like a real man, and get a decent life. Right now, people like him are leeches on society.

  24. December 16, 2009 12:32 am

    It is people like Bruno that kills the Republican Party. Failing is NOT an option!

  25. Bruno permalink
    December 16, 2009 9:22 am

    You are already a failure Joseph.
    Get a job, get a life, and man up!
    No one likes you and no one wants to play with you.

  26. December 16, 2009 9:50 am

    Bruno just made baseless statements with no facts to back up any credibility.

  27. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    December 16, 2009 12:55 pm

    Joseph,

    Don’t tell people that you don’t read ASIB and then respond to each and every E-mail about you.

    More important, don’t tell the likes of Gerry O’Brien about the “business” side of your campaign, like what you’ve filed and what you haven’t. Don’t be suprised if a compalint hasn’t been filed with the FEC already—for your not filing with the FEC and having a webpage that mentions fundraising.

    Rookie mistake, rook!

  28. December 16, 2009 2:19 pm

    Wag, again you have been misinformed. Your advice has been noted and I thank you.

  29. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    December 16, 2009 3:41 pm

    Joseph,

    If so, I stand corrected.

    Your furry pal,
    Wags

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