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Final Results in Capano Race Are Fruits Borne From Alienating Tactics and Leadership Failures

December 16, 2009

Previously, Midas Mulligan landscaped the ruinous defeat of Bob Capano’s City Council race this past November. That included the controversial and thuggish individuals who worked for Capano and have plagued the Brooklyn GOP for some time, such as Merlin of Malice Gerry O’Brien.

Now, after looking through the numbers, I thought it was worth it to examine the extent to which he was defeated and just what factors played into his loss.

At the center of this loss is one person who continues to be a blight on the Brooklyn GOP and who was very involved in Capano’s campaign: District Leader and Capano Campaign Manager Russell Gallo.

First, I shall start with the most embarrassing loss for Mr. Capano: the 47th Assembly District.

This district is headed by District Leaders Phyllis Carbo and–you’ll never guessRussell Gallo, Capano’s aforementioned campaign manager  and self-professed Atlas reader.

Here are the results from this race:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 88

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 75

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 13

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 8

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 11

TOTAL: GENTILE-99, CAPANO-96

That’s right, folks. In Mr. Gallo’s two election districts for his own candidate, he could not get the four votes necessary to push Capano over the top!

How embarrassing!

Maybe, if Mr. Gallo had been minding the campaign instead of blogging on Atlas, Mr. Capano would have convinced the four extra people he needed to win that AD.

Oh well!

***

Next, we look to the 46th Assembly District, headed by District Leaders Clorinda Annarummo and Simon Shamoun. These district leaders clearly weren’t able to help bail out Capano with additional votes. Capano’s loss in the 46th was fairly tragic:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 3,331

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 2,131

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 159

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 364

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 298

TOTAL: GENTILE-3629, CAPANO-2654

This is even more painful for Capano because, if I recall correctly, Ms. Annarummo was Capano’s campaign manager in one of his previous races. She was also former Chief of Staff to State Senators Chris Mega and Bob DiCarlo. A lot of good that did Capano.

Well, Capano sure knows how to pick ’em!

***

Next, we look to another defeat district for Capano: the 48th Assembly District, headed by District Leaders Vincent A Bocchino and Elaine Guido. Capano received a wallop there:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 1,592

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 818

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 72

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 180

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 156

TOTAL: GENTILE-1748, CAPANO-1070

One wonders just how much help Capano received in this district.

You’ll recall my colleague John Galt, in one of his earliest pieces, was very suspicious of these two district leaders and their local dealings:

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS ALERT: We noticed something peculiar in the course of our research.  48th Assembly District Republicans are currently led by District Leaders Elaine Guido and Vincent Bocchino.  We know at least Guido has served as the District Leader there for quite a number of years.  According to Board of Elections data, they both hail from the mostly Italian-American Dyker Heights portion of the district, which is very different from the mostly Jewish constituency of that district.  A significant portion of the 44th Council District also runs through the 48th Assembly District.  Not to mention, Simcha Felder used to be an aide to Hikind.  That begs the question: is there an arrangement between Guido and Bocchino and Hikind and Felder so no Republican runs in the district, and who might be a beneficiary in such an arrangement?  If not, what is the real reason this goes on?

Interesting… I’ll let that paragraph speak for itself…

***

Next we have the other most infamous loss of Mr. Capano’s–the 49th Assembly District, led by Frederick J. Martorell and Lucretia Regina-Potter. Before I go any further, here are the numbers:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 3,345

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 1,454

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 107

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 230

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 265

TOTAL: GENTILE-3610, CAPANO-1791

Smacked down.

I wonder why? Isn’t this the great Republican 49th Assembly District, praised for being one of the few districts in which Bush and McCain won?

Well, I think I have an answer to that question. For that, we must return to Young Master Gallo and his gimmickry on Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.

You see, on October 27th, the day that Capano was to debate his challenger, Atlas reported on Mr. Gallo’s doings on the blog:

Fellow Atlas reader and commentator “Atlas Shrugger” notified us that City Council candidate Bob Capano’s chief aid, Russell Gallo, has echoed the threat of Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton and has called for “regime change” in the 49th Assembly District. As you know, 49th AD powerhouse Arnaldo Ferraro attempted to unseat The Duke and received over one third of the vote within five days of announcing his candidacy.

Very tactful.

No wonder this district was a loss!

Whether you like Arnaldo Ferraro or not, everyone knows he has a dedicated base of supporters. Capano could have obviously capitalized off of this. But I hardly think any of these potential Capano voters would be particularly thrilled to hear that Mr. Capano’s campaign manager threatened the overthrow of Ferraro and Company. And, no less, on the day of Capano’s debate!

I can inform you that the story of Gallo’s doings received hundreds of hits. I wouldn’t be too surprised if word got about about this foolish move on his part and alienated voters in the 49th AD.

Very, very stupid.

***

Moving along, we have the 51st Assembly District:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 280

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 109

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 11

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 6

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 21

TOTAL: GENTILE-301, CAPANO-126

No luck in that one…

***

But certainly, Capano must have won in the 60th Assembly District, led by Robert Howe? Surely!

No such luck either:

VINCENT J GENTILE (DEMOCRATIC) 4,124

BOB CAPANO (REPUBLICAN) 2,239

BOB CAPANO (INDEPENDENCE) 216

BOB CAPANO (CONSERVATIVE) 423

VINCENT J GENTILE (WORKING FAMILIES) 368

TOTAL: GENTILE-4492, CAPANO-2878

Not even close.

***

So, what can we take away from all of this? A few things stand out.

Firstly, it is clear that the dark shadow that fell on the Capano campaign was one cast much in part by his own choices. We know he drafted Merlin of Malice O’Brien and Democrat and political consultant Jeffrey Kraus to assist him in his crusade against Gentile, individuals who have alienated many Republicans who would have gone out and supported Capano due to their spiteful and mean-spirited tactics.

Next, you have Court Jester Russell Gallo, who embarrassed himself and his colleagues here on Atlas. By threatening regime change in the 49th Assembly District and then by his subsequent foolishness, he did not gain and has not gained any friends for his own candidates or affiliations–only negative attention.

In fact, the party should be embarrassed that such a dope would be allowed to run loose and speak so publicly about his views. It’s one thing if you don’t have a vested interest in the outcome of an election or if your criticism will advance your plans. Mr. Gallo’s nonsense does not fall into either category. He hurt his own candidate by his tactics and inaction, and Mr. Capano was the ultimate victim of those factors.

If I were Bob Capano, I would not be pleased with Gallo the Dimwitted.

Finally, you have to ask where the district leaders were in all of this. Granted, Capano’s campaign was deeply flawed and was perhaps a non-starter from the beginning. But you have to wonder just how “great” these district leaders (with an exception given to the 49th due to Gallo’s shenanigans) are that couldn’t even get Capano within a competitive range in a race considered to be the “last gasp of the GOP in Bay Ridge” by many.

Just what the heck is going on here?

Are things so bad that little Bobby Capano–the dauphin of Bay Ridge–can’t get enough support to have even a competitive race?

Of course, “Bay Ridge” GOP Chairman ________ “The Duke” ________ should also be held responsible for his divisive tactics in the lead up to his controversial and shameful reelection. And, after all, he is “The Duke of Bay Ridge.”

Perhaps we here at Atlas should rethink that monicker… Maybe he really is just as totally irrelevant as I believe him to be…

Overall, this tangled web of failure will be put on Capano, as it should ultimately be.

But the factors that went into this loss are clearly every telling.

For those of you considering a run for office, now you have a small snapshot of just what the Bay Ridge Cabal can do for you.

And it isn’t much.

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163 Comments
  1. WHAT A JOKE - GET REAL permalink
    December 16, 2009 5:35 pm

    What A Real Joke – so you say that it is OK for the 49th to sit on their hands and not help a GOP candidate out of spite against Russell Gallo. I thought Capano and Ferraro were friends – didnt Ferraro and the 49th support Capano for Assembly one year before?

    Well I guess that was the same when Arnaldo Ferraro supported Joanne Seminara (a Democrat) against Marty Golden.

    “Francisco”, as you call yourself, you truly drank the Arnaldo Ferraro Kool Aide havent you.

    Republicans should support Republicans – we need to grow the GOP – keep our principles alive – isnt that what you all keep saying – yet now, you support the rationale that it is OK not to support a GOP candidate out of mere spite. What hypocrits you all are.

    You are really helping to grow the party.

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 16, 2009 6:08 pm

      You would rather he drink the Eaton Kool Aide? LOL

      Forget that!

    • Gerry permalink
      December 16, 2009 6:17 pm

      Hi Craig, Gerry, or Jeff!!!!!!

    • Disgruntled Park Slope Republican permalink
      December 16, 2009 6:26 pm

      Why not “WHAT A JOKE-GET REAL”? If that’s the case, they probably took their cue from the Kings County Chairman Craig the Duke Eaton (not sure if I’m supposed to mention his name since he’s no longer relevant, but I digress.) He is the KING of petty vindictive hissy fits of unproductive retribution.

      After all, did he not order Party Secretary and overpaid Board of Elections Cheif Clerk/Hack Diane Rudiano to fire Yvette Bennett, Lucretia Regina-Potter and others from their AD Site Monitor jobs out of spite?

      Did not the Duke and his Bay Ridge cronies support a leadership challenge against the 49th in the persons of Stephen Maresca and Linda Visconti (someone who is closely affiliated with former Borough President candidate Marc D’Ottavio)? (Many might not know that because they could not even get enough signatures to qualify.)

      A little birdy even told me that Capano was playing fast and loose by showing deference to the 49th’s would-be challengers, even though Regina-Potter and Martorell had much more to offer. (Of all people, how dumb is it for a candidate to take sides in leadership disputes?)

      If they are guilty of retribution in the form of not helping Capano, not that anyone else-including the Chairman-was doing much, then they did so according to the Chairman’s own petty playbook of political failure.

      So Francisco, if the 49th at least has the excuse of political survival, what’s the rest of the Almighty Bay Ridge Republican elite have to say? Are we expecting Russell Gallo’s immediate resignation? After all, the party has off’ed District Leaders like Snead and Bennett for far lesser “offenses” (if that’s what you can call them) than losing the Crown Jewel of City Council districts for a third time?

      Alas, I forget so easily! Clearly the fastest way to the top of the Brooklyn Republican Party is to be the biggest, nastiest and most useless degenerate in the whole party. So the Duke better watch out; Gallo might be serious competition!

      P.S. The 49th endorsed a Democrat against Marty Golden? Pardon my confusion, but I thought Marty Golden was a Democrat! https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/an-introduction-—-detente-with-democrats-the-golden-prince/

  2. Hustle Shallow permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:10 pm

    “Whether you like Arnaldo Ferraro or not, everyone knows he has a dedicated base of supporters. Capano could have obviously capitalized off of this. But I hardly think any of these potential Capano voters would be particularly thrilled to hear that Mr. Capano’s campaign manager threatened the overthrow of Ferraro and Company. And, no less, on the day of Capano’s debate!”

    What a dumbass, that Gallo.

    He ruined Capano’s chances even worse than they already were. Dumbass.

  3. Brooklyn Republican permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:13 pm

    What about when Craig Eaton(Democrat) went to the local Bay Ridge Democratic District Leader to request a Congressional run, and was refused.
    He switched parties, made generous donations, and became a Republican.

    The County, under the present Republican Leadership endorsed Democratic incumbents and candidates for judgeship. Is this the reason why there was no Republican judicial convention in 2009?

    The County also handed out Wilson-Pakulas like hall-passes to the local Democrats, like Simcha Felder, Dov Hikind, Charles J. Hynes, Stephen Cymbrovitz, etc…..
    Who will be next? Vito Lopez?

    What does anyone in the Republican Party have to say about the fact that Giuliani endorsed Mario Cuomo for Governor in 1994!?
    Wow! Craig’s hero endorsing a Democrat too!

    When Ferraro endorsed Seminara against Golden for the City Council, perhaps he realized then what so many realize now.

    Learning political history will help “What a Joke-Get Real” to understand what true hypocrisy is……

  4. UNAMUSED permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:16 pm

    Where’s AAA when you need him! What a GREAT LEADER Mr. Gallo is! LMFAO

    I think he should call him Three-Vote Gallo. How’s that for a nickname?

    Then again, I kinda like Gallo the Dimwitted.

    What a failure! Regime change? How f-ing dense are you?

    In the words of one Atlas commentator: Russell Gallo is the Fredo Corleone of the Brooklyn GOP.

    • Disgruntled Park Slope Republican permalink
      December 16, 2009 6:37 pm

      I second Three (or Four)-Vote-Shy Gallo! LOL! We should just call him FVS Gallo for short, and for good measure, we can always add “the Dimwitted”.

  5. Lucius permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:20 pm

    This piece is very bitter…an excellent digestif after this unpalatable loss on the part of the Bay Ridge GOP.

  6. A True Republican Hero is Yvette Bennett permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:34 pm

    A True Republican Hero – Yvette Bennett:

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/breaking-news-former-44th-district-leader-bennett-condemns-eaton-and-calls-for-reform/

    This is not an easy letter to write to you, but for the sake of our party, I must.

    We have an incredibly important decision to make this Wednesday at the County Committee Convention that will dictate the fate of our party in Brooklyn for many years to come. We can choose to support the status quo that has excluded, ignored, and downright attacked anyone with an earnest interest in building our party and seeing us succeed. Or we can choose a new direction, one with far more experience, wisdom and savvy to lead our party to new heights.

    Now, I am currently no longer recognized as the District Leader of the 44th Assembly District, and there are quite a few other female and minority district leaders for whom this is the case—all which is a consequence of our current Chairman’s lack of leadership and petty vindictiveness.

    For instance, when Gerry O’Brien was wrongly permitted to hold my district’s petitions hostage in order to bully me into some kind of “submission,” I called on our current Chairman to demonstrate his leadership to correct the matter. He, instead, did nothing and deferred not to a duly elected District Leader but to O’Brien—a mere paid consultant!

    When O’Brien stole portions of my district’s petitions just before they were due to be submitted, I called on our chairman for leadership and, yet again, he caved in and did nothing.

    When O’Brien argued before the Board of Elections to have my name removed from the ballot because we were short by 12 signatures—12 signatures that could have easily been obtained if we had been able to count the remaining petitions that were illicitly in O’Brien’s possession, our Chairman, an attorney, sat quietly on the sidelines saying nothing to defend one of the most fervent supporters of his chairmanship from Day One.

    And even until that point, I still had faith that our Chairman was trying to do right under incredible pressure, until he demonstrated the ultimate in petty, childish power trips. He had me and several other individuals in my district, as well as in other districts, removed from Election Day jobs. And then, as others have reported, he uses the money that we helped him raise for our party to re-elect himself Chairman by designating himself the recipient of the entire county’s proxy votes.

    But this letter is not about sour grapes about a position or a per diem post at the Board of Elections, I assure you. I need neither the position in order to continue my work in building our party in my community, nor the money that comes from these important Election Day jobs.

    Rather, I tell you this to warn you: this Chairman knows not the meaning of loyalty and especially that it is a two-way street. His arrogance far exceeds his wisdom, and it is tearing our party asunder. After almost three years as Chairman, we have made no gains and indeed far too many losses. The people have lost all faith in the integrity of our party, and now he is actively ostracizing anyone with even the slightest initiative to rebuild our party and its values.

    Lastly, let me remind you that we the leaders elect the Chairman, and not the other way around. So let’s not permit these abuses to persist any further from the person whom we elect as our chief servant.

    I would go further, but I have no doubt that you already know well about what many of our colleagues have been saying for quite some time. But don’t lose hope—you as a leader have the power to change course, and I urge you to do just that this Wednesday.

    Sincerely,

    Yvette Velázquez Bennett
    Republican Grassroots Advocate
    44th Assembly District

    What Eaton and his thugs did to her was disgraceful. I’d see them all in prison for what they did to that wonderful woman. She has more heart and more decency than any of these so-and-so’s could ever hope to collectively have.

  7. Golden is Gentile's Bitch permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:51 pm

    Capano’s race was compromised from the very beginning. The Bay Ridge Cabal is terrified Gentile will challenge Marty Golden, so they sent out their sacrificial lamb (and what a little lamb he is) Capano.

    PATHETIC.

  8. Sarah Sunshine permalink
    December 16, 2009 6:57 pm

    I’m tired of Eaton. I’m tired of Gallo. I’m tired of these goons. Marty Golden, get smart and cut these fools out, please!

    • Bruno permalink
      December 16, 2009 7:30 pm

      The question begs,does Marty have the cogones to do it?

  9. In Excelsis Ferraro permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:38 pm

    As I’ve said before, YouTube is an amazing thing.

    What we could have had:

    What we have:

    http://brooklyngop.com.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

  10. Hung Up On Marty permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:40 pm

    I wish Golden would learn! I really wish he would!

  11. RESPONSIBLE VOTER WHO KNOWS BETTER permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:47 pm

    ENOUGH WITH ATLAS! ENOUGH WITH ALL OF YOU!!

    CRAIG EATON IS THE GREATEST CHAIRMAN EVER!! EVER!!

    FERRARO WISHES WE COULD BE EATON!! WISHES!!

    EATON IS WORTH MORE THAN ALL OF YOU COMBINED!!!

    HOW DARE YOU SPEAK AGAINST HIM!

    HOW DARE YOU!

    WHERE IS YOUR LOYALTY TO YOUR PARTY CHAIRMAN?

    WHERE IS IT????

    GET JOBS! GET LIVES! GET OUT!

    • Gerry permalink
      December 16, 2009 8:01 pm

      How’s the weather down there in Eaton’s pants?

      Take that, Mr. Caps Lock LOL

    • Bruno permalink
      December 16, 2009 8:27 pm

      HahaHaHa! This is too funny.
      Who the hell wishes to be that psychotic loser Eaton.

  12. I HATE EATON THUGS permalink
    December 16, 2009 7:49 pm

    I F-ING HATE THAT THUG RUSSELL GALLO.

  13. December 16, 2009 11:29 pm

    New Mexio Christian photographer loses religious freedom in court.

    http://volokh.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/elanephotographytrialorder.pdf

  14. AAA permalink
    December 16, 2009 11:42 pm

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog do anything to help the GOP statewide and countywide to victory in 2010?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog continue to personally attack those who are on the ground day in and day out helping move this party to the path to victory in 2010 and beyond?

    The question begs, what did the commentators on this blog do to help the most viable candidate in this city and state in Bob Capano?

    The question begs, why the free pass for the 49th AD after all the majority of the 43rd council district runs in the 49th AD, does that mean the 49th AD would rather elect hard-left Democrats than principled candidates, and community leaders such as Bob Capano?

    The question begs, if the commentators on this blog are so “Conservative” then why allow the election of a candidate who supports Abortions on Demand, restrictions on free speech, the delivering of pamphlets outside abortion clinics, tax increases on sales, income, blocking the creation of charter schools in our community, eliminating welfare reform, and took a pay increase to support the “Corrupt” Christine Quinn?

    The question begs, is that “Conservative”?

    The question begs, Bob Capano was against all of these votes our councilman made, surely anyone who’s a “Conservative” would vote for Bob Capano?

    The question begs, are the commentators on this blog willing to sit on their hands for other candidates as well, and continue the path to socialism and one party tyranny by sitting on their hands to help elect our current councilman?

    The question begs, why the hostility on the greatest Republican AD Leader Brooklyn has ever had, in 47th AD Leader Gallo?

    The question begs, surely they would know 47th AD Leader Gallo took not a dime from his services toward Bob Capano.

    The question begs, surely they would know 47th AD Leader Gallo worked a full time job serving all of you and this great country, going to school, and helping Bob Capano, if that isn’t dedication to his community, country, and his party I don’t know what is.

    The question begs, can any of the commentators on this blog do what 47th AD Leader Gallo did all at once?

    The question begs, as I surely would want 47th AD Leader Gallo on my side helping me, would the commentators on this blog do the same for Bob Capano and others as 47th AD Leader Gallo did?

    The question begs, 47th AD Leader Gallo on this blog is portrayed as a “Thug” a, but the question begs, what can we say about the commentators on this blog, aren’t the commentators on this blog resorting to the name tactics they complained 47th AD Leader Gallo did to them? Does it take one to know one?

    The question begs, 47th AD Leader Gallo is helping this party move forward to the path to victory in 2010 and beyond, he is a man of principle, he’s a good man, and we all should look to 47th AD Leader Gallo for leadership in the future.

    The question begs, the 47th AD Republican Club Holiday Party outdrew the 49th AD’s Holiday Party by a 2 to 1 margin, yet no coverage, is that “Fair and Balanced”?

    The question begs, we should be helping to elect Republicans countywide and statewide in 2010, will the commentators on this blog be supporting any candidates statewide and countywide in 2010?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog cover any issues that effect Republicans and Conservatives alike, instead of focusing on personally demonizing people such as our great chair, our great state senator, our great 47th AD Leader Gallo and Bob Capano?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog focus on issues that affect all Brooklynites such as the MTA service cuts something our current councilman hasn’t said a word on?

    The question begs, does the current councilman even ride mass transit, I know Bob Capano does, and would have made a difference on this issue. Does the commentators on this blog ride mass transit?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there….

    • Tommy Nast permalink
      December 17, 2009 1:07 am

      AAA, I just know that someone, somewhere in the world is playing the saddest song on the world’s smallest violin just for you 😥

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 17, 2009 2:04 am

      It took you hours to respond, and this was the best you could come up with? It’s like a retype of every sorry statement you’ve said in the past.

      What’s the matter? Craig not paying you enough?

      Or is it just the plain and undeniable truth that you have no real response and that Gallo, Capano, and Eaton’s favorite District Leaders fell asleep on the Capano race and failed to accomplish anything meaningful for the party, even losing ground from the last Republican candidate who ran for city council in that district.

      Gallo is “great”? THAT’S you’re response to this most embarrassing defeat that Brooklyn GOP’s Boy Wonder cooked up? THAT’S IT?

      This is the best you can come up with?!

      You’ve had hours to think and this is your best?

      Better go back to the drawing board–actually, strike that. Just give up. Give up now. LOL

      Meanwhile, I’m with Tommy Nast in saying that somewhere in the world, you have deserved an encore from the world’s smallest, saddest violin.

  15. December 17, 2009 12:04 am

    I have three questions, Francisco:

    1. Did Mr. Ferraro and his allies in the 49th intentionally not assist Bob in his race?
    2. If Mr. Ferraro did sit-on-his-hands in this race, is it because of “regime change” call?
    3. Why was the organization looking for “regime change?”

    • No No No permalink
      December 17, 2009 1:55 am

      I think the answers to these questions are fairly obvious.

      The 49th probably did nothing more than they or anyone else would normally do for a candidate that slights them and does not ask for their help. I think the answer to that should be obvious and justifiable to anyone. I mean, it’s basic. Why would you help elect someone whose campaign players say, “Yeah, you better help us out. And, oh yeah, after the election, we’re coming for you and we’re going to take you down.” If I were Ferraro and anything like that was said to me, I’d deliver a very swift F-U to the candidate.

      But even more to the point, Bob’s campaign was so disorganized and so poorly managed that it wasn’t until early fall that anyone had anything to point to online, such as a website or any substantive statement on why Bob should be elected.

      As for the reason for regime change, the answer is that Craig Eaton was so paranoid and desperate after his unmerited reelection that he and his minions sought to destroy anyone who did not clearly and openly support him rather than seek reconciliation, as Marty Golden swore:

      https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/10/27/capano%E2%80%99s-campaign-manager-threatens-%E2%80%9Cregime-change%E2%80%9D-retaliation-in-the-49th-ad-on-day-of-debate/

      “Other than being a member of the establishment, we do not understand why Mr. Gallo feels so passionately opposed to the 49th AD leadership. After reviewing his comments, I cannot understand why he is so adamantly opposed to them. Granted, the 49th AD was the source of the challenge against Chairman Eaton, but the election is over. The Duke ultimately won. Why is this still an issue?

      “This all seems very petty.

      “It seems that there is a deep and frankly disturbing psychology at play here in the Brooklyn GOP. There is a notion that any debate must be squashed and any moves for reform must be crushed.

      “This Stalinist posture has no place in our party.”

      Now, that all seems pretty obvious to me…

      Just one question: do they pay you not to think, Lestat?

  16. December 17, 2009 9:05 am

    “The 49th probably did nothing more than they or anyone else would normally do for a candidate that slights them and does not ask for their help.”

    So what you are saying, No No No, is that because the Party didn’t come to kiss the rings of the malcontents in the 49th (who challenged the Party’s leadership on this site and elsewhere), the leaders of the 49th decided to screw Bob Capano – someone who I thought many on Atlas were friendly with, at the time – along with the Republican constituents who these leaders supposedly represent in the 49th.

    That seems quite petty to me.

    No No No, when you say,…

    “I mean, it’s basic. Why would you help elect someone whose campaign players say, “Yeah, you better help us out. And, oh yeah, after the election, we’re coming for you and we’re going to take you down.”

    …I think you miss the point of what it means to be a local Republican leader.

    Being a District leader is about delivering for your district. If this is the thought process used by those in the 49th, then they clearly were too focused on obtaining power and “leadership” than being the local representatives they were supposed to be.

    We have that same problem here in Queens, where certain individuals are solely interested in obtaining power for the sake of power. They have proved time and time again that these Queens Republican malcontents don’t deserve to be “leaders” because they never run strong candidates in their local areas of control and, when they do actually get involved in campaigns, they cause those candidates to lose because they are too focused on “taking over the party” than winning for their constituents.

    You ask “why would they help” when the leaders of the 49th were told they were going to be taken out, but I would turn the question around. Why wouldn’t the County organization try to “take out” the leadership in the 49th when they have proclaimed open war against the recognized leadership of the County? Why would the leadership help you guys grow the Party when you are “going after” them?

    It seems “basic” to me, No No No, that once you guys lost the fight for leadership, it was YOU who should have come to the table and buried the hatchet. If you had done so, then everyone in the Brooklyn GOP could have been focused on electing Bob to the Council. Instead you guys took your ball and went home.

    Politics is an activity for people with thick-skins, No No No. You seem to be ill equipped to be involved in this process…

    “But even more to the point, Bob’s campaign was so disorganized and so poorly managed that it wasn’t until early fall that anyone had anything to point to online, such as a website or any substantive statement on why Bob should be elected.”

    You guys are so obsessed with websites! Websites don’t win elections. “On-line statements” don’t get voters to the polls. Ground operations are what win and lose elections and candidates DEPEND on their local leaders to find those ground troops and get voters to the polls.

    Seems to me that instead of blaming those who run these campaigns, maybe you should look deeper into your own statements about local Republican leaders sitting on their hands as the primary cause of loss for Mr. Capano.

    Maybe the poor outcome was largely what the opponents of Mr. Eaton wanted to happen. Was it your goal, No No No, and the goal of Mr. Ferrara to submarine Capano’s campaign to say “I told you so?” Oddly, the thread above says just that.

    If the leaders of the 49th would have helped Bob try to get more of the nearly 6,000 votes cast in that Assembly District and also tried to turn out more Republicans and conservative voters, the numbers for Bob would have been much, much better. If the Party wasn’t busy dealing with merit-less infighting, they would have been able to spend more time and energy supporting Mr. Capano’s campaign – again making the results significantly better.

    Just like in Queens, it seems that many of the detractors of Mr. Eaton and Sen. Golden care significantly more about “running the party” than electing people to office. And oddly enough, that is exactly what many of Eaton’s opponents claim is the Chairman’s problem.

    The Lestat reference, which I had to look up, is just as geeky as the Star Wars stuff. Try using non-fictional names when blogging. It has more impact. You may want to start with your own.

    BTW, the biggest flaw in much of what takes place here at Atlas is that so few of you have the courage to use your real names. You would be much more effective in bringing change if you had the strength of character to let everyone know who you are.

    As far as “being paid,” which is alleged again and again here, I’m obviously not. You guys have looked at the filings for the Kings County GOP, no?

    Besides, my main reason for being here to challenge what you are saying is that I’d like to see your energy directed towards positive things – like defeating Democrats. My sensitivity towards the Party establishment is not because “I’m defending them,” but more accurately that I’m challenging you to stop the destructive behavior and, instead, asking all of you to channel you energies in local political activism.

    As I said before, I’ve witnessed, firsthand, the wasteful, destructive influence that merit-less challenges to “leadership” produce.

    You fought to win the leadership of the Kings County GOP and you failed. Everyone has the right try to win leadership roles – that’s what the Primary process is for. But it WAS wrong to keep the fight going though the general election and to continue it today.

    Stop the complaining. Call the Party and find a way to bury the hatchet. And try to be a positive influence on this year’s critical election cycle.

    If you want to try to make a run against Eaton again two years from now – go for it! But now is not the time to waging the wasteful war and now is not the time to eat our own.

    You already helped cause Capano to be a casualty of this losing battle. Let’s not allow this waste of effort to continue this year when the State Senate and the Governor’s mansion hangs in the balance…

    • Jake RIIS permalink
      December 17, 2009 10:12 am

      Oh Jay, please! Everyone within 100 miles of the 43rd district knew Bob was going to lose. Nothing was going to change that. Not a million bucks in his campaign fund. Not a thousand people going door-to-door. Why? Because no one cared, not the establishment, and no one was motivated by Bob’s non-campaign, which occurred at entirely the wrong time in NYC politics. Maybe there was a deal with Gentile to boot, who knows? But people aren’t stupid, they can smell when someone’s barely got their heart in it, and who wants to elect THAT into office? Bob dug his political grave when he decided to put off his political pursuits and take action only until he was told it was OK. That’s what happens when you always play the game by someone else’s rules, and he lost resoundingly because of it.

      The 49th is everyone’s favorite whipping boy, but let’s get real. They weren’t Bob’s campaign managers, and they weren’t even Bob’s club. They did only as much as everyone else. Voters still have to make up their own minds, and clearly they weren’t impressed. However, thanks to the 49th, they were the only ones with the guts to call out and challenge what has been a horrible legacy of failure in the party under Eaton’s non-leadership. And yes the fight must still go on until something gives. New York can’t afford a useless Brooklyn Republican Party for another 2 years.

      By the way, what is your response to those who really went out of their way to build something, like Henry Snead, Yvette Bennett and even the 49th, which has kept their club running at tip top shape all these years, only to have Eaton throw them under the bus time and time again. They worked, and worked, and worked. They built, and built, and built. They always deferred to the chief lunatic in the asylum, and look where it got them! To hell with that approach!

      Only the Chairman and the Senator can extend the olive branch to repair those relationships, and if they don’t want to, then they will be responsible for whatever damage is done to the party in the process. No more sacrificial lambs for the almighty Republican Party leadership. That bull$hit lie is long over and it serves ABSOLUTELY no one–not the party, not the voters, and not the Republican grassroots–to bend over yet again and give the leadership leeches what they want. If these imbeciles can’t find a way to make everyone work together, then they will have to learn to live with everyone working on their own. That’s just the reality of politics and the failure of leadership. So if the leadership wants to continue to fan the flames of internecine conflict by digging in their heels, then their political careers will die from inside the party out. It is entirely THEIR CHOICE!

      It would be better for all if Eaton would step down and allow someone with a better temperament take charge, but that will be entirely up to him. He is very unsuccessful and has bred much discontentment over the past two years that has been hurting the party. So before anyone gives up the fight for reform for the sake of the party, let’s see first how much Eaton is willing to sacrifice for the betterment of the party and live by the expectations he places on everyone else.

    • Marty from Bay Ridge permalink
      December 17, 2009 11:36 am

      Wow, Jay Golub has been drawn in to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn. I understand the allure.

      PS I’m not friends with Bob Capano. And, in case you were suggesting this, I’m not a Young Republican.

    • Lucius permalink
      December 17, 2009 11:54 am

      The thought that Republicans in Brooklyn who are not insiders or active in the political thicket of the Brooklyn GOP shouldn’t be very displeased over the results of the elections or the actions of the KCRP leadership is comical. I assume, Mr. Golub, your comments aren’t to be taken seriously? Particularly the one where you say that websites aren’t important. As an Editor of Urban Elephants, that seems to be a rather foolish comment.

      As for not using real names, I think that makes this very enjoyable. I think, if it is done responsibly, it can and has been a great tool, and I commend the Atlas writers for coming up with this very intelligent and very necessary blog.

    • No No No permalink
      December 17, 2009 11:58 am

      You thought Bob Capano was going to win, Lestat?

      Really?

      How long have you been in politics? Maybe you’re not the “insider” you convince people you are.

      Your other points either aren’t meritorious or have been addressed by the various commentators who have preceded me.

  17. Staten Island Republican permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:04 am

    All Brooklyn districts cost Capano his demise.
    If you can read the numbers, ALL the districts involved did poorly for Capano. The deal was made for Marty and Vinny to play nice so that Vinny would not become a threat to challenge Marty’s Senate seat.
    With Vinny placated, and out of the way, Marty is free to run unopposed and win.
    If Marty Golden had a challenge, be it Republican or Democratic, he would get his ass kicked right out of office because he is so disliked.
    Now, it is going to be interesting to watch how the Bay Ridge GOP
    throws their “Golden” boy Allegretti under the bus.
    This young man is intelligent, affable, and has quite a few dollars to spare, however, Allegretti still poses a threat to Marty.
    Why? Because Marty is the Prima Donna and feels the need to be the one and only.
    It was intersting to read that the Conservative Party leader, Mike Long was no where to be seen at his own Christmas Party. It was more interesting to read that Gery Kassar, Marty’s chief-of-staff, and Brooklyn Consevative Party Chair, is seriously considering backing Mike McMahon for re-election. This poor kid is in for a big surprise!
    It is a shame he will become lamb for the slaughter like Capano!
    The leadeship of the Bay Ridge GOP can blame no one but themselves for their embarassing losses.
    The question begs…BROOKLYN GET OUT OF STATEN ISLAND!!!

  18. Citizen Anonymous permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:45 am

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/08/29/the-duke-has-arrived-at-atlas-shrugs/

    Craig Eaton reads this blog daily. Sometimes he check it saveral times daily.

    A.S.I.B. is driving him nutty (“bonkers”)!!!

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bonkers

    Hopefully Mr. Eaton will do the right thing for the Party and resign effective for December 31, 2009. His resignation as Chair will help make 2010 a better, more productive year for the Kings County Republican Party.

    Bob Capano may yet become the “Harold Stassen” of the Brooklyn Republican Party. Will Bob become the perennial candidate for other varios elected offices?

    Aye Caramba!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Stassen

  19. Young GOP Kid permalink
    December 17, 2009 11:59 am

    I’m not a Young Republican… LOL

    But if so, from which borough…

  20. Wag-the-Dog permalink
    December 17, 2009 12:59 pm

    Wasn’t the Kassar boost of Mike McMahon somewhat dated, ie.,from the time prior to that Congressman’s first election to congress? Wasn’t it very early in the game when the Staten Island Republicans were “running, running HITHER-THITHER— running everywhere but running down” (from “Little Mary Sunshine”) and the Conservatives weren’t yet behind Paul Attanasio?

  21. WHAT A JOKE - GET REAL permalink
    December 17, 2009 2:08 pm

    Lucius has got to be kidding. It is “fun” using aliases? What he should have really said, if he wasnt such a coward, like all the anonymous bloggers on this site, was that it is easier to defame, insult, ridicule, libel and slander people, when you do not disclose who you really are.

    But as AAA says, the answer is out there.

    • Dana Scully permalink
      December 17, 2009 2:30 pm

      Ahem, “WHAT A JOKE – GET REAL”. Pot. Kettle. Black.

      The only thing that’s “out there” is you and AAA.

  22. December 17, 2009 5:01 pm

    “The 49th is everyone’s favorite whipping boy, but let’s get real. They weren’t Bob’s campaign managers, and they weren’t even Bob’s club.”

    Maybe so, but there certainly existed a large chunk of potential voters for Bob there…

    “By the way, what is your response to those who really went out of their way to build something, like Henry Snead, Yvette Bennett and even the 49th, which has kept their club running at tip top shape all these years, only to have Eaton throw them under the bus time and time again.”

    If that occurred anywhere, it was wrong. The Party should always support the grassroots of the Party if there are true constructive efforts being made. I personally think that so much of the work of Ms. Bennett has been spectacular and I believe that the type of effort, over time, will be very successful – with or without so-called “party support.”

    “That bull$hit lie is long over and it serves ABSOLUTELY no one–not the party, not the voters, and not the Republican grassroots–to bend over yet again and give the leadership leeches what they want.”

    Jake, I’m not saying you or anyone who wants change in the Brooklyn GOP should just put down their weapons, give up and take orders from their leaders. I’m just saying that this lingering battle, that will not be resolved for two more years, will do much more harm than good to the causes you seem to support…

    “Mr. Golub, your comments aren’t to be taken seriously? Particularly the one where you say that websites aren’t important.”

    I didn’t say they weren’t “important,” Lucius. I said that they “don’t win elections.” There’s a big difference between those two statements.

    “You thought Bob Capano was going to win, Lestat?”

    Of course, No No No. I’m the eternal optimist…

    Regarding the “using your real name”-thing, I’m not saying that blogs should demand that all their bloggers use their real names, just that when you attack someone like a chairman eaton or a Gerry Obrien or others using their real names, it is in real bad form to hide behind an alias.

    Have the courage of your convictions when dishing out very harsh criticism and personal accusations to specific people who you clearly name. Otherwise, accept the fact that you are only dishing out cheap-shots, not to be taken too seriously by anyone…

    • No No No permalink
      December 18, 2009 12:04 am

      You’re growing on me, Golub. I find your posts amusing. I can’t say I agree with you, but you’re an entertaining fellow and occasionally insightful, which is better than most.

      Unfortunately, to use an Obama line, the Brooklyn GOP “inherited this war” from years of party in-fighting that has not stopped. Those of us who were never party to the rivalries of the past are sick and tired of their manifestations today. Our attempts to work between the rivalries have either not been lasting or unsuccessful. The reason is that cooler heads have not prevailed and will not.

      The Brooklyn GOP has necrosis, and the cure is the removal of the rotting flesh that is Craig Eaton’s leadership. There is not one successful thing you can point to regarding Eaton, and trust me, I’ve looked. If this rebellion against his leadership had consolidated sooner, the current Chairman would be anyone but Eaton. Unfortunately, this did not happen.

      Now, you would think being pragmatic and reconciling with your enemies would be the smart move for Eaton to do. But he didn’t. He allowed the decay from his leadership to spread and maim our party to the breaking point.

      But no apology and no desire on his part to reconcile. Then, he’s surprised to receive criticism. Well, that’s funny.

      As for that lowlife Gerry O’Brien, using my name matters not. Those that have dealt with him know him to be a slime ball, and I invite him to come and comment on this blog to disprove the comments that have been made about him. The word is out about O’Brien and his sinister ways. I could call myself “Mary Anne” and it wouldn’t matter. O’Brien has been exposed and rightfully so.

  23. Brooklyn Republican permalink
    December 17, 2009 5:25 pm

    Jay take your nose out of the affairs of Brooklyn.
    Just because you failed in Queens, doesn’t mean you need to bring your ignorance to Brooklyn.
    Stay home where you belong and straighten out the problems in your own house before imposing yourself in ours.
    By the way, what position did you take in the Serf Maltese race? A friend of your opponent in your leadership race.

  24. Thus Saith The Lord permalink
    December 17, 2009 10:38 pm

    “All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride,” Mr. Chairman.

    The Lord has sent his plagues. His will be done. Atlas’ will be done.

    • Masada permalink
      December 17, 2009 11:49 pm

      Loved that movie.

      Eaton is Pharaoh.

      Scum.

  25. December 18, 2009 8:19 am

    “Unfortunately, to use an Obama line, the Brooklyn GOP “inherited this war” from years of party in-fighting that has not stopped.”

    I hear you on that note. I moved from Manhattan to Forest Hills, Queens and happened to park myself right in the middle of a civil war! All I can tell you is that it would be so much better for everyone involved if a peaceful, cooperative solution could be found. From what I know of the Brooklyn situation, it seems like there is a possible pathway to the end of the conflict. In Queens, our guys are really Democrats looking to take over the patronage at the Board of Election – an aspect of leadership you guys clearly find distasteful. To your credit, it seems to me that you guys just want to see the Party do better.

    That’s why I say keep at direct and constructive negotiation with your leadership – even if it doesn’t bear fruit quickly. Like you said, it wasn’t your fight really…

    “Jay take your nose out of the affairs of Brooklyn.”

    My nose isn’t in the “affairs of Brooklyn.” I’m just a reader of Atlas who’s name got brought into the conversation, so I decided to chime in.

    My only interest in Brooklyn is the same as in Queens – to see fiscally conservative candidates win elective offices. I assume you all have a similar goal – so I’m not sure why you want me to butt out, Brooklyn Republican (if that really is your name)…

    “By the way, what position did you take in the Serf Maltese race? A friend of your opponent in your leadership race.”

    I always like to answer the direct questions asked of me, but this one I don’t understand. Which “Maltese race” and which “friend” and which “opponent” are you talking about? – I’ve had many, ya know….

  26. Wag-the-Dog (As Hollywood Stringer for ASIB) permalink
    December 18, 2009 9:43 am

    This is a “Hollywood” story even though it has some local interest—

    Overheard at the Tribeca Grill—a body named Weinstein with the gravitational pull of Jupiter said “‘Avatar II, The Craig Eaton Story’ has been green-lighted.”

    I can say with certainty that some key Hollywood players are negotiating with the CATHEDRAL CLUB to get the rights to Craig Eaton’s CATHEDRAL CLUB presidential speech from a few years ago. The video of that speech is compelling— it is Craig Eaton on Craig Eaton. Since “AVATAR II,THE CRAIG EATON STORY” is about the battle between Craig Eaton’s ego and the rest of the universe (spectacular with special effects), the Weinstein Group’s legal department thought they needed to get the rights from the CATHEDRAL CLUB, because that’s what the video of Eaton’s speech as President of the CATHEDRAL CLUB is all about—basically the identical story (without the spectacular special effects).

    Since the Hollywood players are not part of their tribe (wink –nod),Eaton and the CATHEDRAL CLUB have delegated the negotiations to a wealthy Jewish financier from Williamsburg (the same one who sat next to the Bishop for Eaton’s big show).

    Comming soon–what some CATHEDRAL CLUB members really think about Eaton!!!

    • Gen. N. B. Forrest permalink
      December 20, 2009 2:15 am

      Carry on waywards son..

      Masquerading as a man with a reason
      My charade is the event of the season
      And if I claim to be a wise man
      It surely means that I don’t know
      On a stormy sea of moving emotion

      • Brooklyn Republican permalink
        December 21, 2009 5:01 pm

        By a strange coincidence, Harry Weinstein who attended the Cathedral Club dinner, seated next to the Bishop, also attended the Kings County Republican Convention.
        Interesting.

  27. Reality Check permalink
    December 18, 2009 11:39 am

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

    Brooklyn Republicans who stumbled upon an Atlantic Yards Report video on YouTube are a little concerned about strange bedfellows.

    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…

    http://nolandgrab.org/

  28. Bruno permalink
    December 18, 2009 4:54 pm

    Jay, you finally got something right.
    Even the dumbest rat gets through the maze eventually.
    You seem to omit whom Ulrich is with.
    You shouldn’t be surprised that Marty Golden is hanging out with Bertha Lewis as well.
    The Bay Ridge GOP has already tossed aside their Republican values as well.
    One of the reasons they all need to go!

  29. Reality Check permalink
    December 18, 2009 11:28 pm

    Shore Road Syndrome?

    http://bayridgejournal.blogspot.com/2009/10/shore-road-syndrome.html

    In the wake of a decision that all pre-election events must take place in and around Bay Ridge, Hank Rearden, writing for reformist Republican blog Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn, attacked Brooklyn GOP Chair Craig (“The Duke of Bay Ridge”) Eaton and GOP State Senator Marty (“The Golden Prince”) Golden as the cause of what he calls “Shore Road Syndrome”.

    Rearden sees as symptoms of Shore Road Syndrome the following expenditures made by the Kings County GOP during Eaton’s chairmanship:
    In July, 2009, when Eaton was running for county chair, the Friends of Marty Golden received a donation of $1650 — in a year when Golden was not running for re-election.

    Golden has received nearly $20,000 in donations from Eaton in the past 10 years.

    The Party has spent $26,870.50 at the El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin, which has ties to Marty Golden.
    The Party has spent $10,500 at the Bay Ridge Manor, owned by the Golden Family.
    The Party has given over $1,000 to the Bay Ridge Community Council.
    This year, the Party gave $1,150 to St. Marks Roman Catholic Church, located a block away from Eaton’s law firm. St. Marks recently honored Golden for his “service”.
    The Party has given $2,000 to Heartshare Human Services of New York, where Eaton sits on the board, as does Golden’s brother.
    The Party has donated generously to Bay Ridge’s Xaverian High School.
    Rearden thinks that money should have been spread around the borough.

    The post from Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.

  30. Riddle Me That permalink
    December 19, 2009 12:53 am

    Another disgrace in our party is Leslie Rice.

    She is entirely ineffective and cannot organize for her life, based on what I heard about the health care “rally” fiasco that the Bay Ridge GOP held in their backyard.

    Where does Craig FIND these people????!!!!!!!

  31. Craig Eaton, Your Constituents Demand An Answer permalink
    December 19, 2009 1:01 am

    What IS going on with that MHE Research Foundation???

    https://atlasshrugsinbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/with-a-nod-to-atlas-eaton-charity-no-longer-headquartered-at-law-firm/

    Craig Eaton, I demand you come on this blog and give the truth and nothing but the truth about this origination and your involvement with it.

    Furthermore, is this organization headquartered at your firm in Sheepshead Bay?

    Your constituents DEMAND an answer. Thank you.

  32. Craig Eaton, Your Constituents Demand An Answer permalink
    December 19, 2009 1:05 am

    Craig Eaton, do they screen this regularly at the Cathedral Club?

  33. Be Not Afraid permalink
    December 19, 2009 1:25 am

    Craig Eaton should be afraid that NO ONE is defending him on this blog. NOT A SOUL.

    This blog is devoid of the moon rocks Eaton calls his “buddies” commenting in his favor.

    Eaton is uncontrollable with fear and anger over this blog.

    Show some courage, Craig!

    At least TRY to address the criticism you’ve received before it envelops you and takes you down entirely.

    Perhaps you are familiar with the expression “silence as acceptance”?

    Come on, Mr. Lawyer.

    • Gerry permalink
      December 19, 2009 2:42 am

      HA! He’s not going to respond! Never does!

      • CLORELLA DIVINE permalink
        December 20, 2009 2:23 am

        Craig, Craig, Where are you?
        I have a nice blue pill for you and a pretty lavender one for you
        Look all the pretty colors…

  34. The House of Hohenzollern permalink
    December 20, 2009 2:43 am

    Very good work on the part of Atlas Baron “Franconia.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franconia

  35. AAA permalink
    December 20, 2009 2:25 pm

    The question begs, what do the commentators on this blog think about the dealings of Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official?

    The question begs, after all, why did Brooklyn’s other Republican elected official win the very same 49th AD, that Bob Capano didn’t?

    The question begs, why did Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official win his portion of Brooklyn, when surely his constitutents probably haven’t seen him if at all or ever?

    The question begs, did Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official try to make nice with the 49th AD Republican club, when after all, Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official wasn’t at the recent Kings County Republican Holiday Party or the election night gathering?

    The question begs, why didn’t Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official endorse Bob Capano, when his opponent endorsed Mr. Oddo’s challenger?

    The question begs, what do the commentators on this blog think about this detente between Mr. Oddo and the Working Families Party, and Mr. Oddo’s refusal to endorse the commentators on this blog’s favorite candidate Alex Zablocki?

    The question begs, if the commentators on this blog are focused on reform, and being “Fair and Balanced” why not unlock the truth on Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official, when surely his dealings are worse than our great chair, our great State Senator, our greater 47th AD Leader Gallo, and Bob Capano?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog give their strategy on how to help Kings County and this State defeat the Democrats?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog ever recognize our chair was overwhelmingly elected by a 3 to 1 margin talk about defeat?

    The question begs, if the 49th AD Republican club leaders were so influential then why did the one term assemblyman lose election after election?

    The question begs, if the 49th AD is ever so important why did 47th AD Leader Gallo score more votes than the 49th AD’s standard bearer in their respective 2008 races, surely couldn’t have been because 47th AD Leader Gallo campaigned or raised money, since he didn’t do either.

    The question begs, could voters have been turned off by the 49th AD’s Republican candidates message?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo in his 2005 City Council race despite in a nearly 3 to 1 portion of the 49th AD nearly win that AD?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Gerry permalink
      December 20, 2009 3:24 pm

      Welcome back, scumbag!

      • Off With AAA's Head permalink
        December 20, 2009 9:26 pm

        Is AAA bending over or kneeling down? I can’t tell which!

    • Staten Island Rocks permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:12 am

      JIMMY ODDO IS THE GREATEST! YOU’RE NOT FIT TO LICK HIS BOOTS!

  36. Off with AAA's Head permalink
    December 20, 2009 3:24 pm

    In case you didn’t read the piece above, you troll:

    …it is clear that the dark shadow that fell on the Capano campaign was one cast much in part by his own choices. We know he drafted Merlin of Malice O’Brien and Democrat and political consultant Jeffrey Kraus to assist him in his crusade against Gentile, individuals who have alienated many Republicans who would have gone out and supported Capano due to their spiteful and mean-spirited tactics.

    Next, you have Court Jester Russell Gallo, who embarrassed himself and his colleagues here on Atlas. By threatening regime change in the 49th Assembly District and then by his subsequent foolishness, he did not gain and has not gained any friends for his own candidates or affiliations–only negative attention.

    In fact, the party should be embarrassed that such a dope would be allowed to run loose and speak so publicly about his views. It’s one thing if you don’t have a vested interest in the outcome of an election or if your criticism will advance your plans. Mr. Gallo’s nonsense does not fall into either category. He hurt his own candidate by his tactics and inaction, and Mr. Capano was the ultimate victim of those factors.

    If I were Bob Capano, I would not be pleased with Gallo the Dimwitted.

    Finally, you have to ask where the district leaders were in all of this. Granted, Capano’s campaign was deeply flawed and was perhaps a non-starter from the beginning. But you have to wonder just how “great” these district leaders (with an exception given to the 49th due to Gallo’s shenanigans) are that couldn’t even get Capano within a competitive range in a race considered to be the “last gasp of the GOP in Bay Ridge” by many.

    Just what the heck is going on here?

    Are things so bad that little Bobby Capano–the dauphin of Bay Ridge–can’t get enough support to have even a competitive race?

    Of course, “Bay Ridge” GOP Chairman ________ “The Duke” ________ should also be held responsible for his divisive tactics in the lead up to his controversial and shameful reelection. And, after all, he is “The Duke of Bay Ridge.”

    Perhaps we here at Atlas should rethink that monicker… Maybe he really is just as totally irrelevant as I believe him to be…

  37. Dr. Thomas Hendricks permalink
    December 20, 2009 3:34 pm

    Re: “The Party has donated generously to Bay Ridge’s Xaverian High School.”

    Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY 11209, Phone # 718-836-7100

    http://www.xaverian.org/s/863/home.aspx

    http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=C38752+p_e_year=2009+p_freport_id=K+p_transaction_code=F

  38. AAA permalink
    December 20, 2009 7:54 pm

    The question begs, are the commentators on this blog willing to ignore the facts?

    The question begs, Brooklyn’s other Republican elected official refused to endorse the commentators on this blog’s favorite candidate Alex Zablocki.

    The question begs, after all aren’t both Mr.Zablocki and Mr. Oddo both native Staten Islanders, you would think they would have crossed paths maybe once or twice, was Mr. Oddo worried about losing his perks in the city council?

    The question begs, why didn’t Mr. Oddo endorse any of the GOP candidates running this year?

    The question begs, why didn’t Mr. Oddo endorse his neighboring district’s GOP ballot, teammate Bob Capano, when Gentile endorsed Mr. Oddo’s opponent, and sent Mr. Oddo’s opponent a donation?

    The question begs, did part of the deal Mr. Oddo struck in receiving the Working Families ballot was to stay out of all races including his native Staten Islander Alex Zablocki’s, and Brooklyn teammate Bob Capano?

    The question begs, why the harsh feelings toward 47th AD Leader Gallo after all in a district over 3-1 Democrat in those two ed’s in the 47th AD, Bob Capano came within 3 votes of defeating Vincent Gentile, the strongest Bob Capano ran in any AD, isn’t that real leadership?

    The question begs, why didn’t the leaders of the 49th AD give Bob Capano any substantial donations, when after all, the 49th AD’s candidate was given donations from 47th AD Leader Gallo, and the Kings County Republican Party in her race last for Assembly?

    The question begs, is there a double standard here?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog recognize the fact 47th AD leader Gallo running no for the Assembly, and one less ballot line scored more votes, than the 49th AD’s candidate?

    The question begs, the 49th AD’s candidate is already running for a third time, when is enough is enough?

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s Republican candidate lose by this time?

    The question begs, why did Joe Mendola do better in the 49th AD than their endorsed beloved candidate Alex Zablocki?

    The question begs, clearly Joe Mendola didn’t campaign as hard as Mr. Zablocki did, did voters in the 49th AD tire of the LaGuardia club’s favorite son’s message?

    The question begs, where was Mr. Oddo at the Kings County Republican Holiday Party last week, was he too busy kissing the ring of the 49th AD leaders, or too busy worrying about Sweedish reporters, or banning Metal-Bats, talk staying the the f*** out of his own party’s dealings?

    The question begs, what races, and strategies do the commentators of this blog have to help Republicans countywide and statewide defeat the Democrats in this year’s upcoming elections?

    The question begs, how will the commentators of this blog help the Kings County Republican party raise money for it’s candidates in 2010?

    The question begs, do the commentators on this blog, want to help or hurt the Kings County Republican party in the upcoming future?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo in his 2005 city council race running on the same ballot as the 49th AD’s candidate in the 49th AD in an overwhelming 3-1 portion of the 49th AD come within 9 votes of toppling Councilman Domenic Recchia, after all 47th AD Leader Gallo came a lot closer than Mrs. Potter in her race especially in those ed’s 47th AD Leader Gallo ran in.

    The question begs, if the commentators on this blog were so critical of Bob Capano’s campaign, then why didn’t they come up with their own strategies to help Bob Capano topple Vincent Gentile?

    The question begs, after all, maybe the 49th AD had their own detente?

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 20, 2009 8:17 pm

      I love that this crap irks you. It makes me smile 😉

    • 49th AD Rocks, 47th AD Sucks permalink
      December 20, 2009 8:19 pm

      Russell Gallo f#&%ed up the election for Capano and now you have sour grapes. I’m glad he lost, given the disrespect he showed the 49th AD.

      Way to build a party, thugs.

    • Reality Check permalink
      December 20, 2009 8:44 pm

      For two election districts in Gallo’s AD, I’m VERY IMPRESSED LMFAO!!!!!!

      Just goes to show you how “GREAT” he is LOL!!!!

  39. AAA permalink
    December 20, 2009 8:42 pm

    The question begs, why did John McCain win the 47th AD by nearly the same margin as he did in the 49th AD?

    The question begs, despite an overwhelmingly 3-1 district in the 47th AD Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain carried the 47th Assembly district, do the commentators on this blog recognize this, or fail to mention this?

    The question begs, do the commentators on this blog fail to recognize 47th AD Leader Gallo’s success despite an overwhelming 3-1 difference in enrollment, 47th AD Leader Gallo delivered John McCain victory in the 47th AD.

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo score more votes than the 49th AD’s candidate, despite one more ballot, thousands more dollars raised, and support across the county?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo despite an overwhelming 3-1 portion of the 49th AD nearly carry the 49th AD, when the 49th AD’s candidate could muster less than 30% in those same ed’s?

    The question begs, is the 47th AD more winnable than the 49th AD?

    The question begs, is 47th AD Leader Gallo’s leadership far more successful in his own district than the 49th’s?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo nearly topple Councilman Domenic Recchia in the 49th AD?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader have an overwhelming 2-1 margin of people attend and support his club’s Christmas Party then the 49th AD’s Christmas party despite much more attention?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Begging The Question permalink
      December 20, 2009 9:02 pm

      “The question begs, why did John McCain win the 47th AD by nearly the same margin as he did in the 49th AD?”

      Maybe there are a lot of racists in the 47th AD?

  40. Muscle Bellow permalink
    December 20, 2009 9:47 pm

    Check out this from “Russ” Gallo’s MySpace page. Very telling!

    He will attack for no reason but just because it’s his nature…Scary…

    http://www.myspace.com/russellgallo

    “One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river. The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back. Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream. “Hellooo Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion across the water, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?” “Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly. “Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!” Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!” “This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the river!” “Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog. “Ahh…,” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!” So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current. Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs. “You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?” The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog’s back. “I could not help myself. It is my nature.” Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.”

  41. 40 Acres And A Mule permalink
    December 20, 2009 9:58 pm

    Mr. Gallo may get better with psychotropic medication and talk therapy.

    Sad.

  42. AAA permalink
    December 20, 2009 10:31 pm

    The question begs, if there are racists according to the commentators on this blog in the 47th AD then wouldn’t that mean there are more racists in the 49th AD considering John McCain won by roughly the same margin?

    The question begs, with a far tougher district than the 49th Ad, thanks to the leadership of 47th AD Leader Gallo, John McCain carried the 47th AD, and helped 47th AD Leader Gallo score more votes despite a far tougher district than the 49th AD’s candidate, with no money, no real campaign, this demonstrates the power of the 47th AD Republican Club and the great leadership of the 47th AD Leader.

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo nearly carry the 49th AD in his 2005 city council race when the 49th AD’s candidate got a measly 28% in the same AD and the 49th AD’s candidate has campaigned for the seat for years?

    The question begs, why did the 47th AD Republican Club Christmas Party crush the 49th AD’s party by an over 2-1 margin, despite no attention?

    The question begs, why are the commentators of this blog if their serious about reform fail to acknowledge the dealings of Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official?

    The question begs, why are the commentators of this blog refusing to acknowledge Brooklyn’s other elected Republican officials selling his soul to the devil for bigger office space by supporting several Democrats, and refusal to acknowledge over 15,000 constituents that live in his Brooklyn district?

    The question begs, are the commentators of this blog “Fair and Balanced”?

    The question begs, if the commentators of this blog are focusing on the lack of funds in the account of the Kings County Republican Party.

    The question begs, what will they do to replenish it’s coffers?

    The question begs, why did the commentators of this blog and the 49th AD’s favorite candidate Alex Zablocki do worse than City Comptroller Candidate Joe Mendola who hardly campaigned especially in the 49th AD?

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s candidate get crushed by this time?

    The question begs, despite the 49th AD’s conservative bent, why can’t 49th AD candidate after candidate gets crushed by the same margins?

    The question begs, Bob Capano despite the lack of support in the 49th AD still did better than any non sitting elected official the 49th AD backed.

    The question begs, then with a little more support Bob Capano would be our councilman today, as despite the lack of support from the 49th AD Bob Capano’s race in large part to the success he had in the 47th AD was one of the most competitive races in this city, and thats’ a fact.

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there.

    • 49th AD Rocks, 47th AD Sucks permalink
      December 20, 2009 10:38 pm

      “The question begs, if there are racists according to the commentators on this blog in the 47th AD then wouldn’t that mean there are more racists in the 49th AD considering John McCain won by roughly the same margin?”

      I think they just like John McCain in the 49th AD. LOL

      Btw, AAA: go suck it!

    • Lucretia Regina-Potter Power permalink
      December 20, 2009 11:02 pm

      I’m glad Lucretia Regina-Potter is running again. She will win this year! She’s received no support from the Eaton establishment, and despite that, she’s had a fantastic showing.

      You guys just look all the more thuggish by beating up on that nice lady. Do you guys beat your wives, too?

      You all need to leave this negativity toward women behind and concentrate on dealing with your own problems.

      Thank God we have one good candidate this year: Lucretia Regina-Potter.

      I don’t live in her district, but my friends that do have already promised they’d vote for her. I just like her because she’s one of the few female voices in this party fighting the Democratic machine.

      Respect. Renewal. Results. Peter Abbate is going down!!!!!

    • Jake RIIS permalink
      December 20, 2009 11:50 pm

      AAA, these are excellent points, which is why this “cock” worship needs to end (in case you’re wondering, that’s what “Gallo” in Italian means).

      It’s hilarious how you try to excuse the “LITTLE red one” (Russell is old English for that. Put his name together, and that really explains A LOT!). But let’s face it. Had he not come on this blog and made a “Gallo” out of himself repeatedly, no one would be talking about him. Why? Because he’s a nothing in the party, and here’s the proof.

      He LOSES the 43rd Council race in the only TWO EDs in HIS DISTRICT by 4 votes out of 195, never mind his unmitigated failures in every other district!!! But that’s besides the point…

      You make some outrageous claims about his vote totals. He may have gotten a numerically higher number of votes than Lucretia Regina-Potter, but his district ALSO has 5,000 more voters. Yet he only exceeded the numerical total of the 49th by less than 200 votes, which not even his Lord and Master, the Duke, would find impressive. He got a smaller percentage of the vote to his Democratic opponent than did the 49th, which ultimately means he SUCKS.

      Now you very correctly mention that he did NOTHING to campaign. He raised NO money, did NO campaigning, and then loses 3-to-1, and you guys are PROUD of that? Sounds like that one came directly out of the “Great” Duke’s upcoming book: “How to “Gallo”-Up My Party Miserably and Pat Myself on the Back for It.”

      That begs the question, if he is sooo great, and he is such a electoral miracle worker, why did he give Recchia a pass this year in the same district he ran for in 2005? What deal did he make with Recchia, his former opponent, so that NO REPUBLICAN would challenge him in 2009? Maybe he was instructed to make sure that no Republican would get close to winning the 47th AND the 43rd. Perhaps someone slipped someone some money under the table…or slipped something ELSE under the table…hmm… If so, he did do a GREAT job!

      Let’s move on to more relevant things than than the “Gallo”-head district leader of the 47th.

      The 49th AD got more Republicans out to vote than did the 47th AD in both the 2006 and 2008 elections, and THAT’S what matters most. The 47th AD candidate Phyllis Carbo (that would make her the greatest female 47th AD District Leader by association to the Great “Gallo” that’s her colleague, right AAA?) ran in 2006 and got a far smaller percentage of the vote than did the 49th AD candidate Lucretia Regina-Potter. Moreover, every Republican’s vote totals in Brooklyn was disproportionately inflated in 2008 because of the unusually high turn out. You think with only one governor candidate and no other statewide slate, you will see anything like that again in 2010?

      Meanwhile, BECAUSE Lucretia Regina-Potter is a strong candidate running again, with a very strong club, an incredibly heightened name recognition that surpasses any other Republican challenger in Brooklyn, and with the ability to fundraise, work with community groups, and work with other clubs like the Brooklyn Young Republicans, she had the best chance to win.

      AAA, if you care about being “Fair and Balanced”, if you care about reform, if you care about pounding pavement, if you care about helping this party succeed, you would back the most important race for all Brooklyn Republicans: a brand new pick up in the 49th Assembly District.

      But you don’t, do you, AAA? Like sipping martinis or beers or whatever with Abbate and his friends in the Brooklyn Republican Party too much to be fair, balanced and rational, right?

      In fact, you’re going to need to add another “A” to your name since you just got another A$$hole tonight!

      • Young GOP Kid permalink
        December 21, 2009 12:08 am

        This is fantastic! Everybody call him AAAA from now on!!!! LOL!

  43. Gerry permalink
    December 20, 2009 10:41 pm

    “The question begs, why did the 47th AD Republican Club Christmas Party crush the 49th AD’s party by an over 2-1 margin, despite no attention?”

    For all anyone knows, you’re making that up. There has been no press release and no mention anywhere online about that. Moreover, the 47th apparently adopted Eaton’s Calvinist doctrine of only inviting the few of the “elect” they like.

    Give me a break, AAA. Get a life.

  44. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 12:09 am

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog ignore the fact and continue to ignore the fact the 49th AD’s Christmas Party was crushed by a 2-1 Margin by the 47th AD Leader Gallo’s Christmas party in terms of attendees?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog recognize the fact, the 47th AD Leader Gallo delivered John McCain more votes in the 47th AD than the 49th AD’s despite an over 3-1 enrollment difference in the 47th AD?

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog recognize despite no campaign, no money raised, and one fewer ballot line, the 47th AD Leader Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD’s candidate despite several thousands of dollars raised, and a candidacy that had been active for nearly 3 years?

    The question begs, are voters tired of the 49th AD’s candidate’s message, and tired the 49th AD period?

    The question begs, if the one term assemblyman had so much support in his race for county committee in his home ED, despite an overwhelming number of registered Republicans in his district, why did he win by only one vote?

    http://vote.nyc.ny.us/pdf/results/2009/Primary/5.4KingsRepAllCountyCommContestsRecap.pdf

    The question begs, if the one term assemblyman had such a rabid following, clearly he should have been able to secure more than 13 votes in his home ED, considering the vote total received in the one term assemblyman’s home ED was less than 5% of the registered Republicans in his ED?

    The question begs, for the commentators on this blog is the one term assemblyman even known by his own constituents in his own ED? Doesn’t it start at home first before you try to run for the whole shebang as county chair?

    The question begs, is 13 votes in his home ED for county committee acceptable for a former elected official?

    The question begs, where was the get out the vote from the 49th AD Club on election day, did they desert their own leader or did they forget the one term assemblyman lives in the 46th AD?

    The question begs, why did 47th AD Leader Gallo nearly topple Councilman Domenic Recchia in the 49th AD, when the 49th AD’s candidate couldn’t even muster 30%, talk about not cutting the mustard?

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s candidate get crushed by this time?

    The question begs, despite a far less enrollment edge then the other AD’s in Brooklyn why have the 49th AD candidates have not been able to defeat the Democratic Incumbent and continue to fail to break 30% of the vote?

    The question begs, are the commentators on this blog looking to help or hurt the Kings County Republican Party?

    The question begs, are the commentators on this blog ignoring the detente’s of Brooklyn’s other Republican elected official, and his failure to endorse the commentators of this blog and the 49th AD’s favorite candidate Alex Zablocki?

    The question begs, why wasn’t Brooklyn’s other Republican elected official not at the Kings County Republican Christmas Party, was he too busy trying to get on You Tube, or was he too busy trying to find metal bats, or was he telling his Brooklyn portion of the district, and most especially the 49th AD to get the f*** out of his way?

    The question begs, are the commentators on this blog going to recognize the fact our chair crushed the one term assemblyman in the county committee vote by a 3-1 margin, despite being a former assemblyman he was crushed and rejected by his own party.

    The question begs, when elected officials have a 99% election rate how did the one term assemblyman manage to serve just one term?

    The question begs, as surely the one term assemblyman can barely get elected to county committee in his own ED, and then try for the whole shebang talk about getting your priorities straight?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Jake RIIS permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:14 am

      AAAA, you just got a new a$$hole! Are you typing all this standing up, or are you able to bear sitting down?

    • Arnaldo Ferraro Won, Bob Capano Lost permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:16 am

      Arnaldo Ferraro won. Bob Capano lost. You friggin’ suck AAAA. The question begs what the frig it is you suck.

      • Tommy Nast permalink
        December 21, 2009 12:17 am

        Must be Craig Eaton’s Gallo 😉

    • Tommy Nast permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:17 am

      Jake, c’mon, AAAA’s used to the other three a$$holes being sore a la Eaton, Golden and Gallo, right AAAA?

    • Obiter Dicta permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:21 am

      You sad, sick lonely old man. What kind of dinner do you eat? Ramen?

      Btw, did this happen:

      AAAA: Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! OH YEAH, CRAIG!! MMMMMMMM….

      Craig: Quatro-A, I read those comments. They made me…HOT! I hate those Atlas bullies hurting my feelings, telling truths!!!!!

      AAAA: Oh yes! Oh Yes! OH YES!

      Craig: Quatro-A!

      AAAA: Yes, Craig?

      A Pause. Then, a Groan. Silence.

      Craig: I left the money on the dresser. Now, get out!

  45. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 12:49 am

    The question begs, why are the commentators on this blog so personal, after all isn’t the intention about reform, and helping Republican candidates countywide?

    The question begs, the one term assemblyman failed in his bid to get re-elected when incumbents have a 99% rate of getting re-elected.

    The question begs, what did the one term assemblyman do to actually get voters to vote him out after one term?

    The question begs, in the one term assemblyman’s own ED he was able to secure not even 5% of the registered Republican voters in his own home ED, doesn’t it start at home before you try for the whole shebang?

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s candidate get crushed by this time?

    The question begs, are voters tired of the 49th AD’s candidate after candidate, surely in a district that’s extremely conservative with nearly 10,000 registered Republicans can’t the candidates in the 49th even break 30%?

    The question begs, talk about not cutting the mustard?

    The question begs, does Mrs. Potter have a better chance of hitting the mega millions jackpot than defeating 24 year Democratic Assemblyman Peter Abbate?

    The question begs, despite over 1,000 fewer registered Republicans, and over 4,000 registered Democrats, the team of John McCain and 47th AD Leader Russell Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD despite no campaign, no money raised, and one fewer ballot line for the great 47th AD Leader Gallo.

    The question begs, did John McCain benefit from the leadership of 47th AD Leader Gallo more than the 49th AD Leadership, clearly more voters chose John McCain in the 47th AD thanks to the leadership of 47th AD leader Gallo.

    The question begs, despite in over 3-1 enrollment edge, Bob Capano ran his strongest against Councilman Vincent Gentile, thanks to the leadership of the 47th AD Leader Gallo.

    The question begs, as the 47th AD is the most overwhelming Democratic district, even more Democratic than the 51st AD, and yet thanks to the leadership of 47th AD Leader Gallo, Bob Capano ran his strongest.

    The question begs, Bob Capano scored a higher percentage than even the beloved candidate of the 49th AD in the 49th AD despite sabotage to his campaign.

    The question begs, if Bob Capano received the support he deserved from the 49th AD like he did in the 47th AD today he very well might be our councilman and work with our great State Senator Marty Golden to fight the proposed MTA Service cuts, as our current councilman hasn’t even said a word about this terrible injustice to our great neighborhoods, or unlike Bob Capano has probably never rode the buses or subways anyways.

    The question begs, what do the commentators of this blog think about the proposed MTA Service Cuts, including the elimination of the Bay Ridge Third Avenue Bus, and the elimination of the Bensonhurst M Train during rush hour?

    The question begs, Bob Capano has rode both those buses and trains, surely have the commentators of this blog, and the 49th AD ever rode the buses and trains?

    The question begs, what strategies do the commentators of this blog have to help elect Republican candidates statewide and countywide in 2010 and beyond?

    The question begs, will the commentators of this blog help replenish the coffers they complain about of the Kings County Republican Party?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Contradiction permalink
      December 21, 2009 12:57 am

      You say “why are the commentators on this blog so personal, after all isn’t the intention about reform, and helping Republican candidates countywide?”

      Then you say, “how much will the 49th AD’s candidate get crushed by this time?’

      Pot. Kettle. Black.

    • Dana Scully permalink
      December 21, 2009 1:46 am

      AAAA doesn’t get it. He’s got too much “Gallo” on the brain. (Thanks for that one, Jakey!)

    • Jake RIIS permalink
      December 21, 2009 1:55 am

      Wow, AAAA’s got a real hard-on for the 49th and Lucretia Regina-Potter! You know they say there’s a fine line between love and hate. Maybe AAAA doesn’t dream just of “Gallo” all day long like I thought? (You’re welcome, Dana!)

      AAAA, you like playing with numbers, dontcha? Well, let’s play with these. You point out all these differences district-by-district (and you do so very incorrectly), but the fact remains the same. Everyone loses under Craig Eaton because he throws colossal hissy fits and cuts everyone off at the knees. When will you face that fact honestly?

      You spend so much time dwelling on minutiae when you fail to accept that, even with you on board, Capano failed, Gallo failed, and if you–that’s right YOU AAAA–don’t help the 49th this year, you will have sabotaged their campaign yet again, too.

      And in that case, I don’t think a 1,000 dreams of “Gallo” will let you sleep easy then. So give your boss his money back and pound pavement with the rest of us, not keyboards!

  46. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 9:37 am

    The question begs, as commentators on this blog have put which candidates did they pound pavement, as surely they did not for Bob Capano the only candidate with any chance of winning in this year’s elections.

    The question begs, should Mrs. Potter buy a mega millions ticket, after all just maybe she will have a better chance to win then even receiving 30% in another failed assembly campaign with thousands of dollars and manpower wasted in this candidacy.

    The question begs, who gives a better speech, the 49th AD candidate or Rocky Balboa as one couldn’t tell the difference when both are speaking?

    The question begs, despite the attempts of sabotage, Bob Capano still got a better percentage of the vote in the 49th AD then all the 49th AD Candidates have in the last dozen plus years.

    The question begs, are voters tired of the same candidates the 49th AD puts up each here?

    The question begs, are leaders across this county tired of the actions and candidates of the 49th AD?

    The question begs, despite thousands of dollars raised, a visible campaign, and a candidacy that’s never stopped running, the 47th AD Leader Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD’s candidate, talk about running and still never getting to the finish line.

    The question begs, despite an over 3-1 enrollment difference, over 1,000 fewer registered Republicans 47th AD Leader Gallo delivered more votes for John McCain in the 47th AD then in the 49th AD, and helped Bob Capano once again despite an overwhelming 3-1 enrollment difference in the 47th AD help run his strongest percentage in the 47th AD.

    The question begs, how is it that a former one term assemblyman can only pull off less than 5% of the total registered Republican vote in his own ED for his election to the county committee, and only winning by one vote?

    The question begs, isn’t this a little too close for comfort?

    The question begs, after all do the Republican constituents of the one term assemblyman’s own ED even know who he is?

    The question begs, doesn’t it start at a home, after all, if your not known at home, where are you known period?

    The question begs, with incumbents having a 99% re-election rate, how can a one term assemblyman lose on the first try, talk about going against the grain?

    The question begs, wasn’t the former one term assemblyman himself also a former Democrat who ran time after time, and then conveniently became a Republican to try and win the 49th AD?

    The question begs, aren’t these the same things the commentators on this blog complain about our great chair doing, but wasn’t the one term assemblyman the original flip flopper?

    The question begs, have the commentators on this blog failed to recognize Brooklyn’s other Republican elected official’s shady dealings, after all hasn’t he told all of us Brooklyn Republicans to get the f*** out of his way?

    The question begs, the 47th AD’s Republican Club Christmas party crushed the 49th AD’s holiday party by a 2-1 margin in supporters, talk about a reoccurring theme, talk about distorting the truth about the 47th AD?

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Lucius permalink
      December 21, 2009 11:32 am

      I suspect you and your ilk are in league with Abbate (I believe you are scared that Lucretia Regina-Potter will win, or else you wouldn’t be taking cheap shots–and not very good ones, frankly–at her) and are trying to distract from the primary focus of this story: the failure of Bob Capano and his surrogates to win anything or achieve any accomplishment of note. You have even branded Mr. Gallo’s failure as a success, in spite of the fact that he lost.

      Mr. Eaton and his gang have never publicly denied a deal with Mr. Abbate. They have never stated publicly, to my knowledge, that they endorse a Republican candidate in the 49th Assembly District. This suggests to me that the rumors of deals between the GOP leadership and Abbate are accurate.

      You should know that these attacks on Ms. Regina-Potter will merely galvanize her base, which is very disgruntled with the current GOP leadership. I suspect they will not be voting for Marty Golden either, due to his recent stand in support of failed GOP Chairman Eaton (or should I have said __________?).

      Enough is enough with the lies. You’re hurting your own cause.

  47. Brooklyn Reformer permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:43 am

    Some people seem to conveniently forget the fact that Marty Golden has had a deal with Peter Abbate for several years. The fact that Marty always runs unopposed should not be overlooked.
    The campaign of Regina-Potter has obviously made several people very nervous. Her results in 2008 made some people so concerned that her vote count after “recanvassing” from the Board of Elelctions dropped almost nine points. Unheard of and quite questionable.
    Where was Marty Golden throughout any of Regina-Potter’s campaigns?
    It is obvious that he never endorsed her, never appeared with her, and never gave her any type of support, and this man calls himself a Republican?
    Regina-Potter has obviously been discriminated against by all the powers that be.
    Why? It seems they are afraid of her, her club, and the great leadership of the 49th AD. They get tangible results, and the party leadership doesn’t support her. If you look at disclosure filings the party in 2008 DID NOT GIVE REGINA-POTTER ONE DIME!
    Perhaps Marty Golden should remove such venomous individuals from his payroll, especially Jeffrey Kraus, who has his own agenda of destroying the Republican party from within.
    Some people are carrying on too much about AD Holiday Christmas Parties..so what? Are they upset that they cannot celebrate Christmas? Are they jealous that Republicans get together and celebrate? Perhaps they are upset that no one invited them!
    Remember that Rocky Balboa was a fighter who never gave up, never gave in, and always won in the end!

  48. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 1:48 pm

    The question begs, to the commentators of this blog despite the thousands of dollars raised, the years of campaigning the 49th AD’s candidate will once again meet the same fate as her prior race’s, the question is by how much?

    The question begs, should the commentators of this blog be buying up more mega millions tickets for Mrs. Potter after all, this maybe her best chance of winning anything including another failed campaign for the 49th AD next year, talk about wasting resources?

    The question begs, shouldn’t we use these wasted resources to help Republicans who have an actual chance at winning?

    The question begs, if the commentators on this blog complain about their favorite candidate lost 9 percentage points from election night to when the final results were released, then if they were so intent on winning this election, then why didn’t they challenge the results of the election if their candidate was so close?

    The question begs, Bob Capano also lost two percentage points from election night to from when the final results were released recently, why didn’t the commentators on this blog mention this, double standard maybe?

    The question begs, why was the recent Brooklyn YR meeting also a fundraiser for the 49th AD’s candidate?

    The question begs, aren’t YR meetings supposed to be meetings strictly to YR business?

    The question begs, despite once again the years of campaigning, the thousands of dollars raised one more ballot line, the 47th AD Leader Gallo still received more votes than the 49th AD’s candidate, and John McCain received more votes in the 47th AD than in the 49th AD, now that’s real leadership, Republicans in the 47th AD clearly resonate with 47th AD Leader Gallo’s leadership more than they do in the 49th AD.

    The question begs, why have 49th AD candidate after candidate fail in any race they run in, heck even the commentators on this blog’s beloved candidate, and the 49th AD’s endorsed candidate Alex Zablocki got crushed in the 49th AD.

    The question begs, why is it that Joe Mendola with no campaign, did better than the 49th AD’s beloved candidate in the 49th AD?

    The question begs, what is the deal with Mrs. Potter’s tile business, wouldn’t someone who works a full time job be occupied with growing their business, and raising their family.

    The question begs, I guess there’s a lot of time on someone’s hands trying to run for another failed election campaign.

    The question begs, why did so many county committee members who live in the 43rd council district of the 49th AD give to the 49th AD’s failed election campaign in 2006 and 2008, but have no money to give for Bob Capano in his race, is there a detente between the county committee members, and the 49th AD leadership.

    The question begs, are county committee members in the 49th AD being shaken down to keep their spots, and are being told not to give any money to a real candidate with a real shot at victory in Bob Capano?

    The question begs, Bob Capano the candidate sabotaged by the one term assemblyman and his lackey’s still received a higher percentage in the 49th AD then the “Fighting” Mrs. Potter in her failed run in both 2006 and 2008.

    The question begs, 47th AD Leader Gallo in an overwhelming 3-1 portion of the 49th AD nearly toppled Councilman Domenic Recchia, where as in those same ED’s Mrs. Potter was crushed like a “Tomato” can.

    The question begs, with incumbents receiving a 99% re-election rate, why did the one term assemblyman lose his re-election bid, and get crushed worse and worse in his other attempts to win back his seats, sounds like a reoccurring theme in the 49th AD?

    The question begs, then are the 49th AD and their club hurting themselves more than their helping their own AD when surely despite the thousands of dollars raised and the years of campaigning they still can’t break 30% against Democratic Assemblyman Peter Abbate, talk about not cutting the mustard?

    The question begs, Bob Capano and 47th AD Leader can break over 33% of the vote in the 49th AD, why can’t the 49th AD candidates, including their favorite son Alex Zablocki can’t even break 33% of the vote?

    The question begs, are voters tired of the 49th AD leadership it apparently seems that way.

    The question begs, with the most Republican leaning ED in the 46th AD, with the highest number of registered Republicans as well in the 46th AD, why is it that the one term assemblyman wasn’t even to break 5% of the vote in his own bid in his county committee bid, do his own Republican constituents know who the one term assemblyman is?

    The question begs, doesn’t it start at home if you can only when your home ED by one vote, which probably was himself, than how can you expect to defeat our great chair who crushed the one term assemblyman a former elected official by a nearly 3-1 margin, talk about a failure for a former elected official.

    The question begs, did the one term assemblyman remember to vote for himself for his county committee election bid on primary after all, couldn’t he have gotten even his next door neighbors to vote for him? I guess talk about knowing your neighbors?

    The question begs, do the commentators on this blog and the 49th AD want to help or hurt the Kings County Republican Party, as our 47th AD Leader Gallo has been on the front lines making sure his AD despite an overwhelming 3-1 enrollment disadvantage keep Republicans competitive, helping our former Congressman in 2006 win back the 47th AD, John McCain win the 47th AD, and helping Bob Capano run his strongest in the 47th AD, now that’s leadership.

    The question begs, what is the 49th AD’s track record of helping candidates get over the top, as their district is much more conservative and far less Democratic, yet they still can’t get the job done.

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • GET A LIFE, GET A REAL JOB permalink
      December 21, 2009 2:19 pm

      GET A LIFE. GET A REAL JOB….Oh wait, Craig’s paying you, so this IS YOUR JOB LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • Dana Scully permalink
      December 21, 2009 2:30 pm

      Ugh, I stopped reading this boring crap after the 734th “The question begs”. Don’t you Atlas people have a guy with the hook like at the Apollo to drag AAAA’s bad act off stage?

      • Young GOP Kid permalink
        December 21, 2009 2:46 pm

        Right on Dana LOL

  49. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 2:55 pm

    The question begs, as the commentators on this blog continue to fail at looking at the facts, instead of looking at those facts maybe the commentators on this blog are running out to the store and trying to buy as many mega millions tickets as possible to finally help “Rocky Balboa” I mean the 49th AD’s candidate actually have a snow ball’s chance at winning something.

    The question begs, does Mrs. Potter have as a good shot of winning the 49th AD as Apollo Creed does against Ivan Drago?

    The question begs, why can’t find the 49th AD find better candidates instead of the usual “Tomato Can’s” such as Fred the “Lackey” Marotell Esq, and Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter?

    The question begs, why can’t the 49th AD even break 30% of the vote after all, their district is the most conservative in Brooklyn aside from the Staten Island-Brooklyn district?

    The question begs, can’t the “Almighty” powerful 49th AD club do better than this?

    The question begs, if the 49th AD’s Republican club was so powerful then why did they turn out so fewer people for their Christmas Party than the despised on this blog 47th AD’s Republican Club’s Christmas Party?

    The question begs, despite an overwhelming 3-1 enrollment disadvantage in the 47th AD John McCain and Russell Gallo pulled more votes than the 49th AD despite the thousands of wasted dollars, and years of failed campaigning, talk about taking your best shot?

    The question begs, despite one less ballot line, no campaigning, and no dollars raised our leader in the 47th AD pulled more votes than the 49th AD, now that’s real leadership, and faith being placed in 47th AD Leader Gallo’s leadership.

    The question begs, clearly the Republicans in the 47th AD can work with their great leader Gallo far more than the abrasive, bozo’s who run the 49th AD who can continue to tear this great party and borough apart further and further each day.

    The question begs, were county committee members being shaken down to give money to Mrs. Potter’s campaigns, and told not to give any money to a real candidate in Bob Capano in order to keep their cushy positions on the county committee, and as board of elections inspectors?

    The question begs, wasn’t it the 49th AD that was threatening the 47th AD’s county committee members to vote for the has been one term assemblyman, talking about petty politics, and running scared?

    The question begs, has the has been one term assemblyman been putting on weight since his days as a failed one term assemblyman, I guess that’s where the pounds go when your not walking your own ED the most Republican ED in the 46th AD, talk about pounding the pavement?

    The question begs, who are the commentators on this blog going to pound the pavement for that actually have a better chance of winning than hitting the mega millions?

    The question begs, how much will the “tomato can” candidate in the 49th AD get crushed by this time, anyone want to wager on it?

    The question begs, why did the 49th AD take down it’s endorsement on their website of their favorite candidate Alex Zablocki?

    The question begs, why did Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official fail to endorse his native Staten Island brethren Alex Zablocki, the beloved candidate of the commentators on this blog, and the 49th AD?

    The question begs, the 49th AD failing to recognize their candidate Alex Zablocki got crushed in their own backyard, talk about pounding the pavement?

    The question begs, Bob Capano the sabotaged candidate in the 49th AD crushed both Alex Zablocki’s vote in the 49th AD, and Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter’s percentage totals in the 49th AD despite being actively helped by the 49th AD Republican club?

    The question begs, clearly this shows with a little more help for Bob Capano, today we would have a real leader for our community fighting for even the 49th AD to make a difference in Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights, working with our great State Senator Marty Golden instead the commentators of this blog and the 49th AD continue to hurt this party and put their own diabolic schemes over the needs of the real people such as 47th AD Leader Gallo, our great chair, and our great State Senator fighting daily to help our party make out neighborhoods a better place to live for all.

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

  50. Tommy Nast permalink
    December 21, 2009 3:00 pm

    Oh, AAAA, you just don’t get it, do you? Why would the voters of the 49th in Bensonhurst care one bit about the 60th Assembly District? They aren’t paid shills like you. It’s their community that they are concerned about, not someone else’s.

    Any Republican that sacrifices the betterment of their own community for the sake of the Republican Party leadership’s priorities is a disgrace. They are only in it for the jobs and to kiss the asses of the leadership (and those huge asses require a lot of kissing!). Republicans like that should be EXCOMMUNICATED from the party!

    In fact, to listen to you is to be a Democrat, and a good one! AAAA, sounds like you are doing a lot of opposition research for the Democrats by attacking a hardworking Republican candidate, who, let’s face it, can kick your ass and the asses of all the other morons in Bay Ridge with her hands and half her brain tied behind her back just to make it fair!

    Maybe you are a Democrat getting paid by the Republicans to attack the grassroots who want to bringing Republican values to their community, so the “Gallos” at the top can make good on their deals with the Dems to save Marty Golden a challenge in 2010?

    You continue to recite stats that are confusing numbers with percentages, you invent the truth surrounding every point you make, and quite frankly you lie in order to pursue your Anonymous Attack Agenda (is that what AAA stands for?). You continue to disregard the failures that are every single District Leader in Bay Ridge, the failures that all those candidates were at the polls, and most importantly, the failures of Craig Eaton as Chairman. What else could you call a decade of loss and failure? With you people, it is always someone else’s fault, isn’t it? Wouldn’t it be great if life were always so convenient? Well, it’s not, loser…

    You bitch all day on a blog, and people like those in the 49th AD shut up, get to work, and pound, pound, pound pavement all day long.

    So what sense is there in anyone wasting their time to prop you imbeciles up at the expense of the rest of Brooklyn so you can continue to screw over Republicans with your “Abuse and Lose” strategy, especially when there are places like the 49th where a serious effort can knock out a 24-year incumbent Democrat. You correctly mention that the 49th hasn’t succeeded in the past, and neither has anyone else.

    Except this time, you now have one of the most serious candidates, Lucretia Regina-Potter, working with the most serious Republican club in Brooklyn, which all combined has tremendous electoral experience and the name recognition necessary for a win.

    Oh, and just in case you are hinting throughout all this bull$hit that Russell Gallo should seek the 47th AD seat again–I have personally heard countless Republicans say he has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting anyone’s help after he made an ass and a liar of himself on this blog. (Not that he had a shot in hell of winning anyway, but it’s even less now.) I can just see how Courier Life will have a ball citing all the comments he made here with the click of a simple Google search. That will make for entertaining reading!

  51. Jake RIIS permalink
    December 21, 2009 3:15 pm

    Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina-Potter? Love it! She’s got more cojones than the rest of the men in the Republican Party and she can definitely kick the $hit out of those wusses six ways from Sunday!

    Go Lucretia Regina-Potter for State Assembly in 2010!!!

  52. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 3:25 pm

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog continue to mention and support the facts I have laid out on why the 49th AD’s candidate has a snowball’s chance of winning anything, but just maybe tonight’s lotto numbers will come out and Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter will actually win something.

    The question begs, if the “Tomato Can” was such a hard working candidate then why despite the thousands of dollars raised, and the years of failed campaigning did she get crushed like tomato sauce in meatballs?

    The question begs, than again doesn’t the 49th AD’s candidate speak and look like a meatball?

    The question begs, if the commentators on this blog are pounding so much pavement to help the 49th AD then why did the 49th AD’s beloved candidate can’t even break 30% of the vote, or any of the candidate’s ever break 30% of the vote, talk about not cutting the mustard?

    The question begs, the commentators this blog correctly point out 49th AD voters have nothing to do with the voters of the 60th AD.

    The question begs, however, would any voter let alone voters in the 49th AD want anything to do with Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter?

    The question begs, why did the 49th AD’s club website take down the endorsement on their website of their only endorsed candidate Alex Zablocki?

    The question begs, were they embarrassed by his failed candidacy like the rest of us reasonable thinkers, and turning off even Brooklyn’s other elected Republican official his native Staten Island brethren?

    The question begs, why is it that Bob Capano crushed the percentage totals of Alex Zablocki, and the 49th AD’s beloved candidate in the 49th AD despite sabotage?

    The question begs, why would anyone want anything to do with the commentators of this blog, who continue to hurt this party, and offer no substance to help our party retake the 13th Congressional and the 60th Assembly district?

    The question begs, do the commentators of this blog even know where the 60th AD is?

    The question begs, are the commentators of this blog packing on the pounds by pounding the keyboard like their former one term has been assemblyman has?

    The question begs, after all the one term has been assemblyman must be too busy eating, rather than walk the most Republican ED in the 46th AD which he lives in considering he received less than 5% of the total registered Republicans in his own ED, talk about leadership?

    The question begs, it must be embarrassing to go from being a one term has been assemblyman to having to vote for yourself just to get elected to county committee in your own home ED?

    The question begs, despite an overwhelming 3-1 disadvantage the team of John McCain and 47th AD Leader Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD’s “Tomato Can”of a candidate talk about taking it on the chin now that’s leadership.

    The question begs, couldn’t a former elected official receive more than 25% of the vote against our county chair a non elected official?

    The question begs, with incumbents receiving a 99% re-election rate how is it that a one term assemblyman actually loses, after all maybe he started packing on the pounds after getting elected?

    The question begs, how is it that 47th AD Leader Gallo delivered Congressman Vito Fossella victory in 2006 the 47th AD, the most overwhelming Democratic AD in the 13th congressional district, how is it that 47th AD Leader Gallo nearly delivered Bob Capano victory in his portion of the 47th AD his best showing in any AD,and how was it that 47th AD Leader Gallo in their own backyard despite an overwhelming 3-1 disadvantage in his portion of the 49th AD nearly topple Councilman Domenic Recchia in the 2005 City Council race, yet the 49th AD in that same portion of the 49th AD their tomato can can’t even get 30%?

    The question begs, why because 47th AD Leader Gallo is a respected leader, who welcomes, respects all, and wants to work with all Republicans in his AD and in this great borough. While the real “THUGS” in the 49th AD continue to hurt this party further and further.

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • AAA's My Bitch permalink
      December 21, 2009 3:49 pm

      Madd corny. Get back under the table, bitch!

    • Giuseppe Garibaldi permalink
      December 21, 2009 3:52 pm

      CUT OUT THE ITALIAN ETHNIC SLURS!

      You are being insulting and degrading to an entire group of people who have nothing to do with your feuds. If you persist, I would hate to have to start talking about all the liquored-up sons of Eireann who make our party a laughingstock, but I’d rather not get into that.

      Actually, keep up the talk. That way no Italian will ever vote for your candidate again!

    • Recipe for Success permalink
      December 21, 2009 11:56 pm

      One hot tomato, combined with one spicy meatball,and the fanciest can ever seen in the Brooklyn GOP, all rolled into one delicious dish.
      Yep. Mrs. Potter has my vote!

  53. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 4:25 pm

    The question begs, to the commentators on this blog who’s really who’s bitch?

    The question begs, after all the commentators on this blog continue to worship a one term has been assemblyman who has packed on so many pounds he had to vote for himself in order to get elected to county committee in his own ED, talk about father time catching up to you.

    The question begs, will the 49th AD continue to run “Tomato Can’s” who are getting crushed like tomato sauce with meatballs, makes for a full dinner though right?

    The question begs, why is it despite the “Powerful Almighty” 49th AD Republican club, their own candidates can’t even break 30%, talk about not cutting the mustard?

    The question begs, why is it that despite thousands of dollars raised, lots of mailings, years of campaigning, Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter still has as good a chance of winning another crack at the 49th AD than hitting the mega millions, talk about passing the pipe?

    The question begs, anyone would sure want to smoke a pipe after hearing the “Meatball” speak in front of a crowd.

    The question begs, why is it the 49th AD’s endorsed candidate Alex Zablocki had his endorsement taken down in the news column on the 49th AD club’s website, maybe even they were embarrassed about endorsing his candidacy, now that’s saying something.

    The question begs, why was it that Bob Capano despite the sabotage in the 49th AD crushed the percentage total than the 49th AD’s endorsed candidates in their respective elections?

    The question begs, why because voters had faith in Bob Capano, and recognized he was a real leader for our community, Bob Capano had a message people had faith in, and with a little help from our 49th AD he would be our councilman today working with our great State Senator Marty Golden.

    The question begs, despite the overwhelming 3-1 disadvantage the team of John McCain and 47th AD Leader Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD’s tomato can, despite one fewer ballot line, thousands of dollars raised, several mailings, and years of campaigning, clearly the 47th AD had faith in John McCain and 47th AD Leader Gallo than anyone in the 49th AD.

    The question begs, despite the most overwhelming Democratic enrollment advantage for the portion of the 13th Congressional district in Brooklyn Congressman Vito Fossella was delivered victory in the 47th AD thanks to 47th AD Leader Gallo’s leadership.

    The question begs, despite the most overwhelming Democratic enrollment advantage in the 43rd council district in the 47th AD thanks to the leadership of 47th AD Leader Gallo Bob Capano ran his strongest.

    The question begs, what do the “Tomato Can” leadership of the 49th AD have to represent helping our Republican candidates, clearly 47th AD Leader Gallo has diligently helped his candidates in his backyard, what do they have to show for their “Meatball” leadership.

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s candidate get crushed by this time, anyone want to wager on how much?

    The question begs, maybe it’s the 49th AD’s leadership that’s hurting the Kings County Republican Party rather than the 47th AD Leader Gallo.

    The question begs, maybe it’s the 49th AD’s leadership that the Kings County Republican Party doesn’t want to work with rather than the 47th AD Leader Gallo.

    The question begs, will voters have to suffer from another year of ‘Thuggish” tactics, and “Tomato Can” candidates the 49th has to offer?

    The question begs, doesn’t the people of the 49th AD deserve better?

    The question begs, did Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter and Fred the “Lackey” Marotell shake down county committee members for donations in the 49th AD in order to keep their spots on the county committee?

    The question begs, did Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter and Fred the “Lackey” Marotell tell those same county committee members in the 49th AD not to give donations to Bob Capano in order to hurt his chances of victory, against their candidate Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile?

    The question begs, why did Fred the “Lackey” Marotell give hundreds of dollars to Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter, but yet gave a lousy $20 bill to Bob Capano?

    The question begs, clearly the “Lackey” has the cash, someone playing cheap?

    The question begs, why did the one term has been assemblyman give hundreds to his handpicked “Meatball” for her two assembly runs, yet give nothing more than a $20 bill to Bob Capano?

    The question begs, did the one term assemblyman try to save some of his cash for the buffet line at Sizzler?

    The question begs, have the commentators of this blog bought any lotto tickets for Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter after all tonight’s drawing is just a few hours away, maybe she will finally win something, and rid us of another failed campaign to worry about.

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there..

  54. Italian Republican permalink
    December 21, 2009 4:47 pm

    Blogger AAA has most of his statements as well as his statistics all mixed up.
    Here is why:
    1. By trying to demean Mrs. Regina-Potter’s valiant effort to provide the Brooklyn GOP the highest percentage of votes received by any Republican candidate against Democratic incumbents, not only in Brooklyn, but in the Manhattan and the Bronx as well, AAA shows his partiality and his great support for the 24 year veteran incumbent, Abbate.
    2. If being a “one-term assemblyman” is such a terrible thing, why hasn’t the Brooklyn GOP been capable of electing another Republican Assemblymember in Brooklyn? Also, stating that Arnaldo Ferraro received only 5% of his own district vote to be elected a member of the Kings County Republican County Committee, raises the question: Wasn’t that enough to get him elected?
    Another question: Why did the other candidates fail in getting the same percentage?, especially when the Male District Leader and the Female District
    Leader, Clorinda Annarumo, as well as her husband, were greeting all the voters in the poll site at the ED, before they even had a chance to go into the voting machine? The other winner of the 29ED/46AD County Committee seat is a Brooklyn Young Republican. This speaks volumes about the failed leadership of the 46th AD, despite their underhanded and deceitful tactics.
    3. The Bob Capano story is a very interesting one:
    First his esteemed campaign manager, under the guidance of the Bay Ridge GOP and in the interest of “making his candidate lose”, proceeds to make threatening remarks against the leadership of the 49th AD, and before that, the failed challenger to the leadership of the 49th AD, again supported by the Bay Ridge GOP, is treated like royalty at Capano’s June fundraiser.

    Ween off the Kool-Aid AAA, get your head on right, and get your facts straight!
    ASINO!

  55. Golden is Abbate's Bitch permalink
    December 21, 2009 5:11 pm

    Marty has screwed over the Republican Party with his deals with Abbate.
    Now that Marty is in the minority, do you think that Abbate gives a crap about him anymore? He is of no use.
    Marty better realize lickety-split that it is HIS head on the chopping block now.
    He needs to make a choice: it is either his head or Abbate’s.
    One of them will be gone this time next year!

  56. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    The question begs, to the commentators of this blog who’s fooling who.

    The question begs, this the one term has been was not Brooklyn’s last Republican Assemblyman.

    The question begs, from 2002 to 2007 Matthew Mirones diligently served our great borough as the assemblyman for Bay Ridge, which is in Brooklyn fact.

    The question begs, this while the one term has been assemblyman was elected in his own ED to the county committee, what’s true is that he needed to vote for himself just to get elected.

    The question begs, if a former elected official can only pull not even 5% of the registered Republicans in his own ED, what does that say about his name recognition in his own immediate neighborhood, I guess someone’s been too busy pounding this keyboard, and the buffet line over at Sizzler.

    The question begs, is Lucretia “Rocky Balboa’s Regina Potter’s campaign really that valiant after all, why is that the Republican Assemblyman Committee other known as RAC has said the 49th AD is not going to be a pickup, but rather the 60th AD is the number one targeted Assembly District in the entire state of New York.

    The question begs, apparently some commentators on this blog, and even the 49th AD candidate and her robots in the 49th AD club are living a fairy tale about their chances to victory.

    The question begs, should the commentators on this blog continue to buy mega millions tickets, and maybe while there at it purchase a few tickets for tonight’s lotto drawings after all they have a better chance of winning the lotto than ever winning back the 49th AD.

    The question begs, that same Brooklyn Young Republican who was elected in the same ED as the one term has been assemblyman, what is he doing to help the Kings County Republican Party, after all, he’s been too busy pounding on the keyboard about the very health care rally’s our great chair and State Senator organized.

    The question begs, what will this Young Republican do to help organize a health care rally to oppose President Barack Obama’s failed polices, oh that’s right he’s too busy in his Mom’s basement pounding the keyboard of the very same party he represents on the county committee.

    The question begs, what candidates have succeed under the 49th AD’s watch?

    The question begs, after all clearly the 49th AD is so embarrassed about their endorsed candidate Alex Zablocki did so poorly, they took down on their news story they endorsed him.

    The question begs, will the voters continue to suffer from the “Tomato Can” candidates the 49th AD club continues to put out there, after all, the average Joe’s in the 49th AD are being forced with terrible choices on the ballot such as Fred the “Lackey” Marotell, and Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter, and who can forget the many failed election, and re-election bids of the one term has been assemblyman.

    The question begs, why does the one term has been assemblyman live in the 46th AD, someone got tired of actually pounding the pavement after loss after loss?

    The question begs, despite an overwhelming 3-1 Democratic enrollment disadvantage, the team of John McCain and 47th AD Leader Gallo received more votes than the 49th AD’s “Valiant, but failed” campaign.

    The question begs, despite thousands of dollars raised, several mailings, and years of failed campaigning why can’t the 49th AD’s candidate break 30% even, talk about not cutting mustard.

    The question begs, how much will the 49th AD’s candidate lose by this time, anyone want to wager?

    The question begs, despite sabotage from the 49th AD, Bob Capano still crushed the percentage totals of the 49th AD endorsed candidates Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter, and Alex Zablocki.

    The question begs, with a little more help from the 49th AD, Bob Capano would be our councilman today hitting the ground running and making a difference for our community especially in the issue of the MTA service cuts, as clearly nearly 9,000 voters had faith in Bob Capano’s campaign, now that’s leadership.

    The question begs, are the 49th AD really in it for reform and about the future of this party, or are they looking for the cozy jobs at the Board of Elections that others have within the Kings County Republican Party.

    The question begs, after all, didn’t the one term has been assemblyman use his own club to endorse sworn leftists Community Board 10 member Joanne Seminara against our than great Councilman Marty Golden.

    The question begs, did the one term has been assemblyman try to shake down Bob Capano, and when the one term has been assemblyman in exchange harmed Bob Capano’s chance’s at victory?

    The question begs, did the 49th AD’s “Rogue” leadership force county committee members in the 49th AD to give several donations to Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter, to keep their positions on the county committee?

    The question begs, did the same “Rogue” 49th AD Leadership also tell the very same county committee members not to support Bob Capano and give him any donations to help his candidacy topple Councilman Vincent Gentile?

    The question begs, would anyone want to give Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter any amount of money or any amount of support after hearing her speak, I might give her a donation to never speak again, talk about passing the mic?

    The question begs, clearly Bob Capano worked day and night to defeat Councilman Vincent Gentile while holding a full time job, while the 49th AD was defeating it’s own candidate on the ballot, talk about helping I mean hurting the Republican party they claim to love, yet what candidates actively did they help, that amounted to anything.

    The question begs, even City Comptroller Candidate Joesph A. Mendola scored a higher percentage total than the 49th AD’s endorsed candidates Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter, and Alex “The wonder boy” Zablocki talk about taking it on the chin.

    The question begs, clearly the people of the 47th AD have faith in their leader Gallo, as he is an honest decent leader, who works to keep everyone in the 47th AD actively involved in their local community.

    The question begs, where as the 49th AD’s “Authoritarian Regime” of which is awfully similar to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro continues to hold hostage the good people of the 49th AD.

    The question begs, it’s easy to talk tough on reform, and talk tough about democracy, and the freedom to support which ever Republican candidate you want. After all, isn’t that the so called message of the one term has been assemblyman.

    The question begs, however, I thought each borough AD had freedom of choice to support good Republican candidates such as Bob Capano, apparently in the Castro like regime of the 49th AD this is not the case, I thought we were all supposed to work together as good principled Republicans, not shake down Republicans for six figure jobs such as our than great Councilman Marty Golden?

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…..

    • Lawrence permalink
      December 21, 2009 10:44 pm

      You “Gallo-sucker!” LOL

      Finally! A good use for that name!

      Listen, all you do is spread the weaselly lies of your counterparts in the Brooklyn GOP. Everyone reading here knows that.

      But remember, as Yvette Bennett so wisely stated, Craig Eaton’s arrogance far exceeds his wisdom. That quote applies to all of the clowns you extol…a veritable gloria in excelsis Eaton.

      Let me tell you, you’re not impressing anyone but your gorilla friends, who huff and puff but ultimately know only how to crush things and not make them grow.

      Arnaldo Ferraro, like all leaders and all men/women, is imperfect. But after reading your everlasting flow of twoddle, I have more respect for him than anyone you have christened “great.”

      Sayonara, AAA.

  57. December 21, 2009 10:39 pm

    “Some people are carrying on too much about AD Holiday Christmas Parties..so what?”

    I agree, Brooklyn Reformer. And honestly, after reading all these comments, I can say one thing: this is NOT productive behavior for the Brooklyn GOP.

    And this next year is shaping up to be an EXCELLENT year for the Republican brand – if not for anything but that the Dem’s and Obama have made such a mess of everything.

    To spend the better part of this year waging this internal battle will be effort squandered…

    “The question begs, to the commentators of this blog despite the thousands of dollars raised, the years of campaigning the 49th AD’s candidate will once again meet the same fate as her prior race’s, the question is by how much?”

    …no, no, no! Again, so unproductive. Why wish for her loss?

    I wish party infighting could be handled in a more honorable fashion. Elections happen every year – people win, people lose. If everyone who lost to someone else “hated” them to the level seen here on this site (on both sides), the entire political system would collapse upon itself.

    In my own case, I would always work with “the other side” if they just came to table in an honorable way (or at all). Every year produces competitive forces within a political party – forces that can lead to “infighting.”

    The best course would be to find common ground and make as many electoral gains as we can during this critical year – especially in the State Senate…

  58. Brooklyn Reformer permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:21 pm

    Jay,
    Well stated, but your outsider status still doesn’t give you a free pass.
    The Bay Ridge Gop wishes for Mrs. Regina-Potter to lose, and they will do every sneaky, dirty, underhanded trick to make this so.
    Why? Perhaps they know that she has the greatest possibility of finally winning an assembly set for the Brooklyn Republican Party, and God forbid that Mary Golden isn’t the primo numero uno prima donna.
    The deals that Golden has made with Abbate in the past have finally caught up with him. Regina-Potter is her own woman that has made her own name in Brooklyn politics, and is, at this point, UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO ANYONE EXCEPT THOSE THAT SUPPORT HER AND HER MESSAGE.
    The current leadership under Herr Eaton and his minions is a complete failure, and they continually refuse to take the blame for their own irresponsible, divisive tactics.
    Lucretia Regina-Potter is our only hope to turn this party around in Brooklyn. True Republicans know and realize this.
    God Bless the Mother of the Republican Reform Movement in Brooklyn

  59. Sexier Republicana permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:25 pm

    You Go Girl!!
    Don’t let those bastards get you down!!
    Strong Women Rock!!

  60. Joe Topper permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:33 pm

    Craig Eaton was never elected to any office and now never will be.
    To make derragatory remarks about a one-term assemblyman shows that Eaton and his crew are very envious because they know they can never achieve anything.
    They are grasping at straws, especially when they try to degrade a respected wife, mother, businesswoman and strong Republican leader.

    The question begs.. “Do Golden, Eaton and crew treat their own wives and mothers with such disrespect?”

  61. AAA permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:44 pm

    The question begs, Mr. Golub you are an honorable man working for the better of the Republican party, I commend you, and I respect you.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub unfortunately the commentators on this blog did not pound the pavement at all, to help our friend Bob Capano win the most winnable race in this city, and state according to enrollment numbers.

    The question begs, instead Mr. Golub they spent valuable days bashing an honorable man such as Bob Capano who has been a friend to his neighborhood in so many ways that the commentators of this blog would and will never know.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub they hurt his chances to become a city councilman, my city councilman, and gave this city one less voice for the middle class taxpayers especially us Mr. Golub who live in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights.

    The question begs, many of these commentators on this blog have never even petitioned before, in fact Mr. Golub most of these commentators aren’t even on the county committee, and Mr. Golub we both have petitioned and pounded the pavement as well given our times to candidates we thought could make a difference such as a champions for those without a voice such as 47th AD Leader Gallo, and Bob Capano.

    The question begs, the commentators on this blog, are too busy Mr. Golub sitting in their basement, and wishing for defeat of the very party they claim to belong too, is that leadership?

    The question begs, I forgot to mention Mr. Golub these commentators were all at the Brooklyn YR Holiday Party so they got a few minutes of much needed air, they will all be back on here shortly posting there usual comments of wishing for defeat of good honorable people such as our friend Bob Capano, they will also probably attack you as well.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub you are a true leader, I commend you for your efforts for making a difference in Queens and prior to that in Manhattan.

    The question begs, however, Mr. Golub after the actions of the commentators of this blog in their sabotage efforts to our friend Bob Capano, I cannot commend the commentators of this blog, and I can never say the same things about these commentators as I have for you Mr. Golub.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub I can honestly say this civil war Mr. Golub is needed we are dealing with a “Rogue” regime in the 49th AD that has already hurt our friend Bob Capano, our friend 47th AD Leader Gallo, and very well if it doesn’t get it’s wishes will hurt our great State Senator Marty Golden who I am privileged and honored to call my State Senator.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub you are an honorable man, a friend to the working class Republicans such as myself, but the commentators on this blog, are too busy using this site which could be a tool to help Republicans unite around leaders such as our great State Senator Marty Golden, Bob Capano our friend, and 47th AD Leader Gallo, instead they are using this blog to hurt good honest, hardworking people.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub, if you can bring us all together and find peace than you should be in something bigger than local politics.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub unfortunately, the commentators on this blog do not know what it’s like being in the trenches, spending hours of time away from our families, helping real candidates such as Bob Capano, but because we care Mr. Golub, and want to make a difference in our communities the commentators on this blog will never accept or appreciate that their mission is to help defeat any Republican that is in their way.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub the commentators of this blog have already torn apart a very valuable and respected leader such as 47th AD Leader Gallo who propelled Bob Capano to his strongest showing of all the AD’s he ran in.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub 47th AD Leader Gallo propelled John McCain to victory in the 47th AD despite an overwhelming 3-1 Democratic enrollment disadvantage no small feat, a reversal from the previous Presidential election.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub 47th AD Leader Gallo helped our than Congressman Vito Fossella to victory in the 47th AD in 2006 despite the most overwhelming Democratic enrollment disadvantage of all the AD’s we have in Brooklyn, Mr. Golub this is what your talking about when you say real leadership and bringing together Republicans of all stripes like a true friend 47th AD Leader Gallo has and will continue doing despite the commentators of this blog.

    The question begs, Mr. Golub I can tell you this commentator and friend to Bob Capano, 47th AD Leader Gallo, our great chair, and the greatest State Senator this state has ever had in Marty Golden will work with you anytime.

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog do the same?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there..

  62. John Stratum permalink
    December 21, 2009 11:45 pm

    Perhaps the Party leaders don’t realize that their actions on this blog are being monitored and noted very carefully by the adult supervision upstate.
    They had better tread very carefully on how they are treating women in the party, especially one that is supposed to be of their own.
    The more they disparage women, the worse they appear.
    No one will tolerate discriminatory behavior anymore.
    The Brooklyn leader will be asked to step down, and remove himself very soon or he will suffer the ramifications of his actions.
    Consider this a friendly warning.

  63. AAA permalink
    December 22, 2009 12:14 am

    The question begs, as the commentator on this blog puts it the commentators of this blog are monitoring the actions of our great chair.

    The question begs, are the commentators of this blog implying their also monitoring their own actions?

    The question begs, after all, who’s really monitoring who?

    The question begs, point blank who’s the ones really being discriminatory?

    The question begs, after all wasn’t the “Rogue” 49th AD “Tomato Can” leadership going into the 47th AD Leader Gallo’s district and threatening his county comittee members to vote for the one term has been assemblyman.

    The question begs, after all wasn’t it failed 49th AD candidate Lucretia “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter that nearly two years uprooted a civil, community meeting, with her own “Infadels” I mean supporters, talk about showing respect for yourself as a candidate and for our party.

    The question begs, while the commentators of this blog were at the Brooklyn YR Holiday Party did they manage to go by to a nearby lotto store and purchase lotto tickets for Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter.

    The question begs, after all she may have a better chance at winning tomorrow afternoon’s take five numbers rather than another wasted campaign.

    The question begs, aren’t the 49th AD the ones who continue to be discriminatory, after all no one had called them any names or, tried to avoid working with them, until they started threatening other AD Leaders such as 47th AD Leader Gallo’s district.

    The question begs, how much does anyone want to wager on how much the 49th AD’s failed candidate will get crushed by this time.

    The question begs, will the commentators on this blog continue to discriminate against a respected leader such as Mr. Golub, after all aren’t they the ones who started discriminating against everyone else first.

    The question begs, since this blog has been in existence all it has done is discriminate, and been hateful towards honest, real leaders such as Bob Capano, 47th AD Leader Gallo, our chair, and our great State Senator, double standard maybe?

    The question begs, doesn’t it take one to know one?

    The question begs, as the answer lies within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      December 22, 2009 12:21 am

      You need to get laid.

  64. The Racist AAA Must Go permalink
    December 22, 2009 1:02 am

    You we now know two things about AAA: he’s a fat fuck and a racist who needs to get laid, is that right? LOL

    These are the kinds of people Craig Eaton hires to communicate on this blog out of his outright desperation to destroy his opposition.

    He’s obsessed with this blog and he will show his true colors just to

    You offend me and all of the people who this party are hoping to reach out to minorities.

    No wonder Craig Eaton never reached out to Black and Hispanic communities. Look at the people who support him.

    HIS SURROGATES ONLINE ARE RACISTS.

    ANTI-BLACK. ANTI-ITALIAN.

    FUCK YOU.

  65. Craig Eaton Must Condemn AAA's Comments permalink
    December 22, 2009 1:21 am

    CRAIG EATON: if you care about women and minorities, you should come on this blog RIGHT NOW and condemn AAA’s comments and acknowledge that your ranks are in desperate need of women and minorities.

    If not, SILENCE IS ACCEPTANCE, MR. CHAIRMAN.

  66. AAA permalink
    December 22, 2009 9:51 am

    The question begs, so the commentators on this blog call our chair a racist for failing to claim to mention the 49th AD’s failed candidate receiving less than 30% of the vote, and providing John McCain the margin of the victory in the 49th AD.

    The question begs, wasn’t it the other way around?

    The question begs, after all, clearly with John McCain carrying the 49th AD.

    The question begs, did Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter’s poor campaign showing despite the years of campaigning, and thousands of dollars raised take votes away from John McCain?

    The question begs, would John McCain received upwards of 60% of the vote without another failed campaign of the 49th AD’s female district leader?

    The question begs, would Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain want to share the same ticket as Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter?

    The question begs, clearly Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter is no Sarah Palin.

    The question begs, hopefully Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter won’t be doing any public speeches anytime soon for another failed campaign in the 49th AD.

    The question begs, is this why our great chair refused to acknowledge the poor results of the 49th AD’s “Tomato Can” candidate, talk about facing the facts?

    The question begs, after hearing both the one term has been assemblyman and Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter one would better want to put a good set of ear muffs, not the kind the commentators use for their Ipod’s in their Mom’s basement either.

    The question begs, are the commentators of this blog who claim to be in favor of reform, and setting a new movement for the Kings County Republican Party, are they too naive to ignore the dealings of the 49th AD, and their “Merlice” in their own words the one term has been assemblyman?

    The question begs, after all wasn’t it the one term has been assemblyman who endorsed Community Board 10 member and then failed city council candidate Joanne Seminara because our than great city councilman Marty Golden refused to give the one term has been assemblyman what he wanted a six figure job for his daughter?

    The question begs, is using your own club a quote on quote “Republican club” to endorse the Democrat the way to help our party move forward talk about saying one thing and doing another?

    The question begs, did the one term has been assemblyman do the same to Bob Capano?

    The question begs, clearly the evidence is in front of us after all, the 49th AD refused to help Bob Capano against the Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile a favorite of the 49th AD, and Brooklyn Young Republicans President Johnathan Judge.

    The question begs, the commentators of this blog say I haven’t been laid.

    The question begs, however can the commentators of this blog get laid in their Mom’s basement?

    The question begs, after all, is it racist to lay out the facts.

    The question begs, after all the 49th AD’s “Rogue” Leadership and their “Infidels” have failed and failed flat on their faces trying to win back the 49th AD, and deliver victory in the 49th AD for their endorsed candidate for Public Advocate Alex Zablocki talk about an embarrassing campaign even the 49th AD regretted this candidate as after all they took down in the news column they endorsed the failed Staten Islander’s candidacy.

    The question begs, how can a former elected official go from being a public figure to having to vote for himself just to get on the county committee in his own Election district?

    The question begs, talk about a fall from grace.

    The question begs, then again the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when considering the 49th AD Leadership.

    The question begs, will we see on this blog later a great article on the Brooklyn YR/49th AD Holiday party?

    The question begs, did they use this holiday party also to also raise money for another failed campaign for Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter?

    The question begs, after all wouldn’t the YR’s on this blog rather save their allowance money from their Mom’s and use it on a few lotto tickets to enhance the chances of Lucreita “Rocky Balboa” Regina Potter actually winning something?

    The question begs, the afternoon’s drawing for today’s numbers are only a short time away, there’s still hope right?

    The question begs, anyone want to wager on how much the 49th AD’s candidate will lose by this time?

    The question begs, is it the “Rogue” leadership of the 49th AD, and their club that’s driving good people away from this party, and corrupting honest naive young people on this blog in order to get what they really want?

    The question begs, after all leaders in this party such as 47th AD Leader Gallo, my friend Bob Capano, our great chair, and our great State Senator, my State Senator Marty Golden are making a difference day and night for our community and our party.

    The question begs, while well the commentators on this blog, and the 49th AD what do they have to show for their efforts other than shakedown’s, and going into my friend the 47th AD Leader Gallo’s district and threatening his members on county committee to vote for the one term has been assemblyman, is that how you get the job done?

    The question begs, we wouldn’t expect that from a former elected official, but then again he didn’t even get re-elected so maybe we would.

    The question begs, as the answers lie within the commentators of this blog.

    The truth is out there…

    • AAA is a RACIST permalink
      December 22, 2009 10:42 am

      AAA is a RACIST.

    • This IS Jeff Kraus, n'est-il pas? permalink
      December 22, 2009 11:34 am

      This IS Jeff Kraus, n’est-il pas ?

      I’m rather enjoying this pas de deux, scum.

  67. Dana Scully permalink
    December 22, 2009 1:02 pm

    Most def Jeff Kraus. All the hatin on Zablocki gives it away.

  68. AAA is Anti-Oddo permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:05 pm

    We still haven’t forgiven you for insulting Jimmy.

  69. Tommy Nast permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:33 pm

    Whoa, guys! Looks like you really got under AAA’s skin! He’s pumping out comments like never before! Guess it helps when both hands are on the keyboard…

  70. SI GOPer permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:38 pm

    Hey Jeff, you keep fishing for people in Brooklyn…

    Did you ever think to try closer to home 😉 LOL

  71. Tottenville Tattler permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:46 pm

    Hey, Jeff Kraus: I hear Staten Island is coming after you…

  72. Jeff Kraus Hates Zablocki permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:48 pm

    The way Jeff Kraus went after Zablocki was stinging and disgraceful. He should be brought down. He isn’t deserving of a position in the gov’t. Marty Golden, get rid of him!

  73. Tottenville Tattler permalink
    December 22, 2009 2:54 pm

    Dr. Jeffrey F. Kraus, Chairman

    The Voter Assistance Commission office is located at:
    100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor
    New York, New York 10038
    Phone: (212) 788-8384
    Fax: (212) 788-2527

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailvac.html

    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

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/vac/html/about/message_from_chair.shtml

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailvac.html

    http://www.wagner.edu/departments/gap/jkraus

  74. Oby Dicty permalink
    December 22, 2009 3:09 pm

    You sad, sick lonely old man. What kind of dinner do you eat? Ramen?

    Btw, did this happen:

    AAAA: Oh yeah! Oh Yeah! OH YEAH, CRAIG!! MMMMMMMM….

    Craig: Quatro-A, I read those comments. They made me…HOT! I hate those Atlas bullies hurting my feelings, telling truths!!!!!

    AAAA: Oh yes! Oh Yes! OH YES!

    Craig: Quatro-A!

    AAAA: Yes, Craig?

    A Pause. Then, a Groan. Silence.

    Craig: I left the money on the dresser. Now, get out!

    ***

    Someone previously said “Money money money must be funny in a rich man’s world.”

  75. amazed in brooklyn permalink
    December 22, 2009 4:24 pm

    Anyone else hear crickets???

  76. Bruno permalink
    December 22, 2009 4:38 pm

    DO NOT ALLOW AAA TO DISTRACT ANYONE FROM THE REAL ISSUES!

    Shruggers do not fall into the trap of useless rhetoric.
    There are many interesting developments taking place.
    There is obviously a deep, dark connection between Atlantic Yards,
    Marty Golden, Craig Eaton, and many members of the Cathedral Club.
    All this nonsense is a created diversion.

    • Usually just an observer permalink
      December 22, 2009 11:21 pm

      Thank you Bruno. There are deeper more important issues that we are being distracted from. Stop it guys!!!!!

  77. Therapy for All permalink
    December 22, 2009 10:32 pm

    There seems to be a lot of tension among many of the Bloggers, putting up comments which contain a lot of “oohs” and “oh yes”. If you really want to make a difference, grow up and stick to the real issues.

    Oby Dicty, you really need to get real. Maybe you should get a date and stop spending all your time on the computer making sexual sounds.

    Or maybe you cant get a date and that is why you spend all of your time at home alone on the computer defaming people.

    What a jerk.

    • Oby Dicty permalink
      December 22, 2009 11:24 pm

      It’s political satire. I think you need some therapy, you “gallo” LOL

    • Craig Beaten permalink
      December 23, 2009 2:01 am

      Yeah, enough of the ambiguous sexual comments (as funny as they are). We MUST DEMAND Eaton step down. It’s in the best interests of the party.

  78. "Rambo" Regina-Potter from Ridgewood permalink
    December 23, 2009 12:25 am

    Bruno is right. There is a deep, dark connection between Atlantic Yards,
    Marty Golden, Craig Eaton, and many members of the Cathedral Club, I suspect.
    All this nonsense is a created diversion.

    If you notice, the negative comments on this blog only come on the most stinging posts. You guys at Atlas must be on to something. Keep digging! They’re terrified lol

    • Craig Beaten permalink
      December 23, 2009 2:11 am

      “Rambo”! Nice one! Need a few Rambos to take down these clowns!

  79. Go Figure permalink
    December 23, 2009 1:00 am

    LOL they really think its just Brooklyn YRs commenting… This is funny. This is what desperation amounts to…

    • Craig Beaten permalink
      December 23, 2009 2:07 am

      Yeah, I haven’t been a Young Republican in a while, but this stuff is so funny! It feels good to be united with so many fellow Republicans who know just how terrible the state of the party is! But we can make it better.

      As for this fixation with Regina-Potter, Judge and the Brooklyn Young GOPers, all I’ll say is LOL = Laugh Out Loud

      LOL = Laugh Out Loud

      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lol

      My respect has gone up for you guys ten-fold!

  80. SI GOPer permalink
    December 23, 2009 1:10 am

    I’m not a “Brooklyn” YR lol nice try

    • Craig Beaten permalink
      December 23, 2009 2:14 am

      How’s Jimmy Oddo doing, guys? Well, I hope?

  81. ZZZ permalink
    December 23, 2009 1:17 am

    The question begs, why in 2008 did Republican candidate Bob Capano parade Democratic Councilman Domenic Recchia to all the volunteers as Brooklyn’s next Boro President at the same event that he and the party leaders gravely disrespected their selfless volunteers?

    The question begs, is this why Domenic Recchia did not get a challenge from the underwhelming 47th AD District Leader Russell Gallo because his bosses Bob Capano and Craig Eaton forbade him in favor of a deal?

    The question begs, since 2007, Craig Eaton has been assassinating the reputations of everyone who does not kiss his fat ass at the behest and advice of Democratic strategists Jeffrey Kraus and Gerry O’Brien?

    The question begs, if the psychologically impaired and paranoid adult leadership spews nothing but disrespect and venom at the younger people in the party as well as the older grassroots leaders of the party because they are afraid that they are “competition” for them, what should the “leaders” of the party expect back from people who don’t need them for anything?

    The questions begs, if the party leaders are completely useless to everyone other than themselves as they have proven themselves to be, why should anyone bother with them?

    The question begs, name any Republican who did exactly what these “leaders” wanted of them and have gotten anywhere other than a dead-end hack job in a campaign or in government? The answer is none!

    The question begs, will AAA lose his stipend from Golden and Eaton if he fails to destroy the Young Republicans and all the other grassroots Republican leaders that the party threw under the bus who have been working hard to build the party?

    The question begs, is it OK for Craig Eaton and Marty Cottingham never to collect signatures as long as they write large checks to the powers that be, while destroying the party at the behest of their true bosses Gerry O’Brien and Jeff Kraus?

    The question begs, what skeletons are in the closet of Marty Golden, Craig Eaton, etc. that they follow strict marching orders from the Democratic strategists that they employ?

    The question begs, why is it that AAA (who is rumored to be overpaid Democratic strategist Jeff Kraus) always attacks other people when Atlas reveals the secret dealings between the underwhelming State Senator Marty Golden and Bertha Lewis of ACORN and the Working Families Party, or the colossal failures of the Bay Ridge Republican Party?

    The question begs, as AAA and the other party hacks continue their destructive venom, do they expect to attract any volunteers or new people to the party in 2010?

    The question begs, why does AAA, who refuses to deny that he is Jeff Kraus the Democratic strategist from Staten Island, viciously attacks Young Republican Staten Island leaders like Alex Zablocki?

    The truth is out there, but no place AAA can get to!

    • Craig Beaten permalink
      December 23, 2009 2:17 am

      “The question begs, why is it that AAA (who is rumored to be overpaid Democratic strategist Jeff Kraus) always attacks other people when Atlas reveals the secret dealings between the underwhelming State Senator Marty Golden and Bertha Lewis of ACORN and the Working Families Party, or the colossal failures of the Bay Ridge Republican Party?”

      Yeah, I saw that video with Marty. Out of this world…

  82. SI GOPer permalink
    December 23, 2009 2:53 am

    Jimmy’s doin’ alright:

    ODDO’S BIG MOVE

    http://blog.silive.com/politics/2009/12/strictly_political_for_dec_20.html

    City Councilman Jimmy Oddo (R-Mid-Island/Brooklyn) is leaving his longtime district office in Grant City for bigger digs in the Corporate Park in Bloomfield.
    Among those who are particularly happy with the move are top staffers Steve Matteo and Chris DeCicco, who are each slated to get their own offices in the new space.

    The new district office at 900 South Ave. shares an address with the Staten Island Economic Development Corp., meaning that Oddo and fellow “West Wing” groupie Cesar Claro can watch episodes of the show together to their hearts’ content. Maybe they’ll just have the DVDs spinning on an endless loop in the waiting area.

    While the Bloomfield space is bigger, Oddo said that he and Matteo will probably have to go outside the building in order to indulge in one of their favorite stress-reducing, thought-improving pastimes: Tossing the baseball around. There was actually enough room inside the Grant City office for the two to throw at a decent distance.

    But even though he’s moving on, the old office on Lincoln Avenue will continue to hold some powerful memories for Oddo. He recalled coming to the office for the first time 18 years ago, when he interviewed for a constituent-service job with then-GOP Councilman John Fusco, who could be an imposing figure.

    “My knees were knocking,” Oddo said.

    Now a state Supreme Court justice, Fusco went on to become one of Oddo’s biggest political and personal mentors.

  83. Tommy Nast permalink
    December 23, 2009 11:07 am

    AAA, assuming anything you say has a grain of truth to it, if you think all these people are so bad, then how do you not demand the immediate removal of Craig Eaton from the Chairmanship of the party? Losing every election since he was elected, attacking everyone outside of Bay Ridge, selling the party out to Bloomberg for 100Gs and treating the county funds as his own private piggy bank are the greatest forms of treason and unethical conduct a party leader can commit against his constituents.

    AAA, do you have to work hard to be a hypocrite or does it come naturally?

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