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Atlas Poll: Brooklyn GOP Tried To Undermine 44th City Council District Race

March 27, 2010

We asked, and nearly 600 of you answered.

Our most recent poll asked: is the Brooklyn GOP trying to undermine Republicans in the 44th City Council District race?

Given the information we’ve recently disclosed (the CCCP literature, their ties to the GOP and Cathedral Club, and the recent sighting of Kassar and a Lopez associate), the results were not entirely suprising.

Almost 400 of you said yes.

About 160 of you said no.

Just 15 of you were unsure.


Keep an eye for our newest poll!

  1. Voice of the Infants Violated & Exploited (VOTIVE) permalink
    March 27, 2010 11:31 am

    Look at all of the replies without holograhic symbols this morning. They appear to be addressed to several different threads. Did somebody wake up on the wrong side of the bed, tune into ASIB and just flip out?

  2. Luv for Luv permalink
    March 27, 2010 4:04 pm

    The Brooklyn GOP sat on their hands and did what they do best: nothing. Their “candidate” (loosely used term with them) failed so abysmally that to think they sought anything other than failure would be a joke.

    I’m going to give you guys a window into each and every one of these fools in the coming week.

  3. “Hard Ball” Matthews permalink
    March 30, 2010 7:48 pm


    Craig Eaton, since the candidate that you obviously wanted to win the Special Election in the 44th Council District, David Greenberg, has won the 44th Council seat, now what are you going to do?

    Eaton (smiling and unusually enthusiastic, with great animation) exclaims, “Why, I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!”

    Mr. Eaton we didn’t say, “Since you won the Super Bowl” or “Since you won the NCAA Basketball tournament—-”

    Eaton (still smiling, but not as forceful) “Well, you know I did work very hard and everybody knows that I do like to get away a lot, though not as much a Singer did.”

    Mr. Eaton I don’t think I was trying to find out how you were planning to blow off steam.

    Eaton (now serious and slightly miffed firmly making his point) “Look, it ain’t about that, I’ve earned this. This was a big victory for the people who depend on me. They have a big stake in me; this really shows that they didn’t make a big mistake when they put me in to take over after Hy Singer was convinced to step aside near the end of his term. You know the Brooklyn GOP was drifting badly and ‘You Know Who’ might have tried to step in and take it over. They came to me to stop that and straighten things out. At last, this shows they weren’t wrong — that I CAN GET THINGS done and I CAN HELP to win an election for a change.

    That’s very interesting maybe we’ll delve into it some other time—-.
    Let’s pose the questions a little differently—-.
    Craig Eaton, isn’t the question before you and the Kings County Republican Party Executive Committee, now that you have the 44th Council District tiger by the tail, what do you plan to do with that tiger?

    Eaton (looking confused) “I don’t follow, the 44th Council District business is done. (Becoming more excited) Judge got nowhere and we beat Lazar— that’s a WIN–WIN where I come from.”

    Let me ask you some direct questions about it; how’s that?

    Eaton (now annoyed ) “Fine, but make it quick. I’ve got millions of unanswered E-mails to… (trails off, taking out and waving his cell or Blackberry like a conductor’s baton).

    Will you run Kenneth Rice for the 44th Council seat as the Republican Candidate in the general election of 2010? Before you answer, will David Greenfield, Bishop DiMarzio, Gerry Kassar and Marty Golden back you up if your answer is “yes”?

    Eaton— “Well, there are a lot of presumptions that have no factual foundation in the way you asked your question. For instance, I don’t know that Rice or any other Republican candidate is interested in running. You see your question was a little presumptuous.”

    As Republican Chairman will you give a Wilson-Pakula to David Greenfield so he can run as a Democrat-Republican like you did with Simcha Felder? Before you answer, are you sure that David Greenfield can beat Jonathan Judge if he runs in the Republican Primary. Wouldn’t trying that gambit be playing right into Judge’s hands?

    Eaton (feigning laughter)— “Don’t be ridiculous, what have you been smokin’? How could Jonathan Judge get twice the number of signatures, especially with the other people who helped him having to gather Lucretia’s signatures for her in her own assembly race? That’s the race you should be asking me about— her primary.”

    Okay, wouldn’t any supporters of a candidate like Lucretia Regina-Potter be even more motivated this time since getting they’d be getting signatures for her as well?

    Eaton (suddenly looking like Dick Nixon, after a few) Wait a minute! You aren’t talking about a slate, are you?

    Well, maybe somebody might call it a slate or slates, but really I’m talking about joint petitioning for multiple candidates.

    Eaton (now looking like a cat that swallowed the canary)— “Ah, but a sub-committee of the Executive Committee has to approve anybody who wants to get on the Party’s joint petitions.”

    What about joint petitions by all the groups that aren’t aligned with the Republican County Organization any more?

    Eaton (back to the Tricky-Dick look, even hunching his shoulders slightly) “Well, that’s very complicated who would pull that all together?”

    Somebody like me, who might be angling to be Republican Chairman next year.

    Eaton (stepping back almost as if in shock) “Wait an minute, are you threatening me?”

    WHY? Do you feel threatened?

    Eaton ( hunkering into a wrestler’s stance, as if it’s instinctive) “Just who are you? I don’t think you can legally threaten me this way. It’s— it’s — harassment, criminal harassment.— just see what happens to you, now. Yeah, just wait and see.”

    Oh, I thought that was supposed to be my line. —— Anyway, Mr. Eaton, I did enjoy our little talk.

    Eaton (really losing it) “Who are you to talk like that to me? Who do you think you are? Who are you?”

    I could be anybody, couldn’t I !

    Eaton (turning, grumbling) Who… harassment….you’ll see…. they’ll see….just wait….Judge…Ferraro…Flash Gordon…Gordon peoples….


    • No Balls Matthew permalink
      March 31, 2010 6:38 am

      Matthew, you really need to get a life. You must have spent a lot of time dreaming up this piece. It was really great. Maybe you should use such talents a get a job in LA. They could really use someone with your skills there.

      I am sure everyone at ASIB is very proud of you. And your parents must be proud as well.

      What a piece of literary work.

  4. Marty Golden is Vito Lopez's Bitch permalink
    March 31, 2010 12:55 am

    Hope Vito is happy Marty. You need all the friends you can bend over for.

  5. “Hard Ball” Matthews permalink
    March 31, 2010 6:46 pm

    To: N.B. Matthew


    So glad you liked my little sendup of Mr. Eaton. I think I captured Craig’s character quite well, sort of an amalgam of Lieutenant Commander Philip Francis Queeg, USN, in the “Caine Mutiny Court Martial” and James Cagney’s portrayal of Lieutenant Commander Morton “The Captain” in Joshau Logan’s and Frank Nugent’s movie version of Thomas Heggen’s s novel and play, “Mister Roberts”.

    There was another exchange that I actually had written in another format that I had adaptted to the dialogue. It went something like this:

    Eaton (being as avuncular as possible, yet maintaining his channeling of Nixon) “You know, I wanted to run in 2009, myself.”

    Mr. Eaton, I honestly never heard anything about that.

    Eaton (leaning in toward the interviewer like a conspirator) Yes, I really wanted to run for Borough President against Marty Markowitz, but they wouldn’t let me.”

    Really? Well, if that’s what you really wanted to do, who was “they” that “THEY” couuld stop you?

    Since I couldn’t come up with a plausible answer to the question, I cut it out of the interview dialogue.

    Maybe, if you have any ideas about who “THEY” might be, I can finish the scene the way I would have liked.

    “Anyway,” as I bogged earlier, Mr. N.B. Matthew, “I did enjoy our little talk.”


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