Atlas Poll: The Duke of Bay Ridge “Has Gone Too Far,” Trying to Further Divide the Party
Well, over 150 of you have voted so far, and the votes have shown that Craig “The Irrelevant One” Eaton, known to many as “The Duke of Bay Ridge,” and his conduct of late have not been well received by our readers.
What seems apparent to many of you is that the recent schism in the party has taken a new turn and become quite explosive, with the party leadership engaging in tactics many of us have not seen in Republican politics in our entire lifetimes.Going after district leaders and attempting to demolish Republican clubs? It’s astounding.
I can’t say I’m terribly surprised by your votes, especially considering the emails we have received from so many of you. But I did find the percentages of those who disapproved to be quite important.
Just to recap, the question asked in the poll was: Do You Approve of The Irrelevant One’s Heavy-Handed Tactics in the 49th Assembly District?
Here are the results so far:
2. Absolutely, because the 49th has stepped out of line = 8% (I assume the entirety of the Bay Ridge Cabal voted for this one)
3. No, because this is a bad precedent to set = 21%
4. Absolutely not, because he has gone too far and is trying to further divide the party = 66%
The sheer number of voters that voted for the last option frankly did surprise me. I expected two and three to be the top vote-getters. But apparently most of you are just as shocked as we are at the unprecedented use of political force on the part of Eaton and his flying monkeys.
At times, it seems as if Craig Eaton is simply swiping his political machete furiously at anyone who doesn’t pledge unending fealty to himself and his Golden Prince, Marty Golden.
Indeed, on the Brooklyn GOP’s hate blogs, you would think Marty Golden had either been canonized or deified, one or the other.
Talk about idol worship. Golden Calf, anyone?
That demand for complete and utter devotion has not stopped certain reform-oriented bloggers, such as Roy Antoun, christened “Brooklyn’s Son of Liberty” by my colleague Dagny Taggart, from comparing Mr. Eaton’s local political fascism to that of Nazi Germany (as you can see from the image on the right).
And with the tactics our blog has been told one “psychopathic petitioner” used in collecting signatures for Sen. Golden in the 49th Assembly District, you can understand why such comparisons could ever be made (multiple and reliable reports of trespassing, intimidation, and threats of reprisal have all been attributed to this now infamous petitioner).
Compare those sentiments with those of former City Council candidate Jonathan Judge, who has criticized Mr. Eaton’s dogma of Political Failure and his targeting of the 49th Assembly District’s Republican candidate Lucretia Regina-Potter:
Meanwhile, the issue of the 13th Congressional race has been a focal point for many, with one of my colleagues comparing it to the recent Dede Scozzafava debacle upstate (that piece is well worth reading).
So, all in all, the Brooklyn GOP Revolution has not been good to Mr. Eaton, and I don’t imagine things will get much better for him. These attempts to foster further disunity and party disintegration are not being well received, and tolerance for status quo politics is at an all time low.
Overall, it would seem to me, the factors do not favor the establishment.
Please continue voting!