Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Irrelevant One” Eaton Publicly Declares War on the 49ers By Sending Political “Zimmermann Note”
In a recent letter sent to the poll workers of the 49th Assembly District, Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton (aka “The Irrelevant One,” “The Duke of Bay Ridge”) uses bogus reasoning in condemning the District Leaders of the 49th Assembly District, in the first public indication of war from the Bay Ridge Cabal.
The letter is a clear attempt to promote divisions in the 49th Assembly District by hypocritically undermining its current district leaders and casting them in a negative light. This follows a recent letter from the 46th and 48th Assembly District Leaders, Mr. Eaton’s willing pawns, to 49th AD voters seeking to draw them away from the 49th AD club and snuff out that district’s Fiorello LaGuardia Club. The reason? Most likely Mr. Eaton’s Soviet-style tactics in crushing any and all Republicans who refuse to genuflect toward his Mecca of Political Failure, Bay Ridge.
Here is the letter:
From what we can ascertain, the letter was sent stealthily to avoid notice. But, of course, readers in the 49th brought the letter to our attention almost immediately.
We could not help but be reminded of the German Zimmermann Telegram to our southern neighbors inviting them to declare war on the United States in the event that the US did not remain neutral during the First World War.
You may recall the note:
We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the United States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal of alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support and an understanding on our part that Mexico is to reconquer the lost territory in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. The settlement in detail is left to you. You will inform the President of the above most secretly as soon as the outbreak of war with the United States of America is certain and add the suggestion that he should, on his own initiative, invite Japan to immediate adherence and at the same time mediate between Japan and ourselves. Please call the President’s attention to the fact that the ruthless employment of our submarines now offers the prospect of compelling England in a few months to make peace.” Signed, ZIMMERMANN.
Basically, Craig Eaton is seeking to split the politically active base of the 49th and bring them into his ranks using outright patronage as his carrot. He is encouraging the 49th’s allies to turn against them in the hopes of euthanizing the district’s leadership.
In other words, Mr. Eaton is attempting to buy off the politically-minded active Republicans in the 49th and persuade them to abandon the 49th AD Leaders Frederick Martorell and particularly Lucretia Regina-Potter, the stalwart anti-establishment Republican candidate.
To top it off, Mr. Eaton is also advising members not to pay dues to the Fiorello LaGuardia Club, which is currently chaired by former candidate for Chairman (Mr. Eaton’s competition, that is) Arnaldo Ferraro.
That’s right folks: a sitting GOP chairman is trying to euthanize a Republican club in his own county. Rather than extend an olive branch and seek peace (which 49th AD members have told us was never done), Mr. Eaton has decided to crush the 49th.
If this weren’t Brooklyn and we weren’t dealing with creatures such as those in the Bay Ridge Cabal, I would be stunned. This is a brazen act that will only serve to weaken the party in a district that is one of the few pro-Republican districts in the entire city.
All to satiate Mr. Eaton’s undernourished ego, weakened by years of political irrelevance.
And Mr. Eaton is not at all interested in being even the slightest bit fair-minded. As the letter indicates, he will be giving out poll jobs (an authority typically delegated to the district leaders of an Assembly District) through a corrupt committee of lackeys and personal hacks, most notably Marc D’Ottavio, whose claim-to-fame was losing by over 90% of the vote to Marty Markowitz in the race for Brooklyn Borough President. These people will be his personal panel of hack-appointers, choosing poll workers not based on merit but on allegiance to The Duke of Bay Ridge and his posse.
I must say, I knew the Brooklyn GOP Revolution had begun:
But this is conduct is so outrageous, I think the fact is clear: Mr. Eaton and his gang of thugs have declared war.
And we know which side we’re on.