“The Brooklyn GOP Revolution” Sentiments Akin To Nationwide GOP Revolution
Howdy, folks. It’s been a while.
If you haven’t seen it already, here is the video everyone’s been mentioning to us in emails and in comments:
Sarah, an Atlas reader and creator of these videos, is frustrated with our party’s doings in recent years.
As are we.
The “Brooklyn GOP Revolution” is the title given to a series of video clips highlighting the great displeasure so many Republicans are feeling here in Brooklyn and citywide about the issues in their own party.
Regarding state level problems, the videos take issue with Steve Levy and New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.
At the local level–the primary focus of the videos–they take issue with Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton and State Senator Marty “The Golden Prince” Golden. Stating that our Republican Party “Leaders” have failed us, the videos criticize these men–a Shore Road Duo, of sorts–and their doings.
Bloomberg is heavily criticized, as is the decision to support him.
The candidates that they have “undermined” are called out, as are “secret deals” between Marty Golden and a man who looks to be Peter Abbate, the Assemblyman of the 49th. In fact, it is common knowledge that Ms. Lucretia Regina-Potter has been undermined by The Golden Prince’s collusion with Assemblyman Abbate. We know Senator Golden is desperate to maintain the status quo in his own district…whatever the cost.
Jonathan Judge is mentioned, as well, and James McCall and Alex Zablocki.
Merlin of Malice Gerry O’Brien is called out for the allegations of assault and theft against him from last summer, for which we have continued to call for an investigation.
47th AD District Leader Russell Gallo is accused of running a GOP hate blog with the Chairman’s consent. That is unfortunately consistant with what our emailers have told us and available online evidence, and it is telling that Mr. Gallo, who has been so comfortable bloviating on this blog (even threatening the previously mentioned Regina-Potter and impersonating the previously mentioned Mr. Judge) and others, has not come out and denied these claims. To say Mr. Gallo writes for such a blog is true (merely Google “russell gallo atlas”). Does he have the chairman’s consent? Well, we haven’t heard any reports of him being reprimanded by the Chairman for any of his offensive actions. That says it all.
But, at the end of the day, people like Mr. Eaton and Mr. Gallo are, in my humble opinion, politically irrelevant and unable to assail the upcoming wave of GOP reform permeating the nation and Brooklyn.
At the end of the day, these Tea Party movements around the country are becoming very effective checks against GOP cannibals and Democratic colluders like those we see in the party. Likewise, in Brooklyn, the level of GOP/Democratic collusion has reached a fever pitch. We saw that, for example, in the 44th City Council District race.
Make no mistake: the “Brooklyn GOP Revolution” is not far afield from the Nationwide GOP Revolution.
People are frustrated with illegitimate GOP compromises–compromising principles, that is.
People are frustrated with inappropriate GOP/Democratic detentes.
People are frustrated with the failures the GOP have orchestrated.
The momentum is against the incumbents this year, and not just our representatives in the legislatures.
Locally, the fact is that the Brooklyn GOP leadership truly has failed us, the constituents of this borough. But the onus is on us to take them to task for their actions.
It’s on us to organize and to clean our own house.
If we have the will, the way will immediately present itself.