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Young Republican President Jonathan Judge Responds to Attacks From GOP Establishment Goon Russell Gallo

September 27, 2010

Former City Council candidate Jonathan Judge, the President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans

He has been called “an existential threat” to the lame GOP establishment and is despised by the Bay Ridge Cabal for seeking reform.

In a very nice piece of writing, former City Council candidate and Brooklyn Young Republican President Jonathan Judge strikes at the heart of the GOP establishment.

Judge was responding to an attack piece posted against him and his Brooklyn Young Republicans by the uncouth, brutish 47th AD District Leader Russell Gallo, who has been waging a war with the 49th Assembly District along with his overlord, “Bay Ridge Duke” Craig Eaton, the chairman of the Brooklyn GOP.

You may recall this Russell Gallo came onto our blog and impersonated Mr. Judge online last year, writing under Judge’s name to make comments.

These are the kind of childish characters you find in the Bay Ridge Cabal.

So, from what I understand, Mr. Gallo wrote this nasty piece against Mr. Judge and the Young Republicans in furtherance of his continued vendetta against them for not kowtowing to the GOP establishment and doing their bidding (from what we’ve been told, Mr. Gallo is somewhat like Mr. Eaton’s faux political bouncer).

For a link to the story, click here.

Mr. Judge responded with the following in kind:

“Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” – Dr. Robert N. Anthony

When I was first informed about the Brooklyn GOP Radio Blog’s latest piece, “All Talk, No Action”, I thought it was the ironically appropriate new motto of the Brooklyn Republican Party’s blog talk program.

Of course, I quickly skimmed the subsequent diatribe from 47th Assembly District Leader Russell Gallo, a recently resigned (and hardly ever) Brooklyn Young Republican Club member, loudly proclaiming the supposed irrelevance of an organization and movement in which he never participated and to which he devotes a Wall Street Journal-length op-ed to smearing.

If it were not so important to rebuke this destructive and unproductive Brooklyn Republican Party mentality, I would have gladly left this unremarkable and silly critique to vanish into the cesspools of cyberspace.

Many Brooklyn YRs opted to go door-to-door to hand out literature for U.S. Senate candidate Gary Berntsen. (BrooklynYR.com)

The Brooklyn Young Republican Club, which has existed since 1880, for all intents and purposes, re-founded itself once again in 2008.  With a membership of 8 people at the time, almost no resources and no presence outside of Bay Ridge, the team of Young Republicans that have gotten involved in Brooklyn now spans the entire borough and has attracted statewide and national attention for our innovation and accomplishments in drawing the energies of young voters into principled political activism.  That’s why our club has hundreds of supporters in Brooklyn and counting.

While to-date our club has never endorsed a candidate, our members have always freely and willingly volunteered their money, time and services to Republican campaigns and causes throughout Brooklyn and around the state because they encountered them through our organization.  As we are a club of freely associating Young Republicans from Brooklyn, the elected leadership of our club has never sought to dictate which candidates people can or cannot support, nor have we attempted to bully anyone into a particular strain of Republican ideology.  We do not agree all the time, and some of us agree rarely.  But we still come together to build up—not sacrifice and tear down—the Republican Party and its principles.  That has been our key strength as a political organization.

At the Brooklyn Young Republican Club's January 2010 Meeting, Mike Grimm, the successfully elected Republican nominee for the 13th Congressional District, addressed the club, which allowed him to build volunteers and support in Brooklyn early in his campaign. Many Brooklyn YRs later went on to collect signatures on petitions for his campaign.

More recently, during the 44th Council District Special Election in March 2010, the membership of the club, freely and willingly, spent hours in blizzards collecting signatures, knocking on doors, doing literature drops, and donating money in support of my candidacy.  Had arcane election law procedure not prevented us from performing a full line-by-line recount of the signatures that we collected, my name would have, in fact, been on the ballot, which the Kings County Supreme Court clearly stated.  As much as I would have loved to have had club meetings during the short two-month campaign, dues-paying members strenuously objected to such a notion if it meant getting off the streets.  For their true dedication and support during that time, I am extremely grateful.

But more importantly, we have emphasized our commitment to government and political reform (inside and outside of our party), principled political activism, and the growth of civic and political infrastructure.  We have provided crucial resources and tools for Young Republicans to voice their concerns, advocate for the issues that matter to them, and resolve the problems they see in their own communities and party.  As such, we have been at the forefront of innovating for a 21st century approach to political organization and activism.  Naturally, the people of Brooklyn and beyond, in all parties, are now taking careful notice.

However, Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli—both Republican leaders handpicked by Brooklyn Democratic Boss Vito Lopez’s favorite Republican Chairman, Craig Eaton—vehemently disagree with this approach.

They seem to think that the Brooklyn Young Republican Club instead ought to compensate for and be complicit in the failures, ideological and moral compromises, and incompetence of an exclusive, do-nothing Republican Party establishment all for the glory and profit of the same people who have relegated it to this sad state.

2009 Brooklyn GOP Establishment FREE Invitation-Only Holiday Party at the Marty Golden Family's Bay Ridge Manor, squandering a whopping $9,836.00 of party donor dollars. Could that money have been spent better?

The Chairman of the Party blows the party’s funds on social gatherings for poll workers and every personal pet cause with which he has a personal connection.  The District Leaders are fattening themselves and their relatives on Board of Elections and other taxpayer-funded patronage jobs.  They, like 47th Assembly District Leader Russell Gallo, run “clubs-in-name-only,” consisting of just the local poll workers that they manipulate to collect signatures under threat of losing a measly $200-a-day, twice-a-year poll worker job, which is taxpayer-funded.

Those “club members”, in order to get the poll worker job with the Board of Elections, run to be County Committee Members at the direction of the District Leaders.  And if any of them don’t vote with the District Leaders, the District Leaders threaten to fire them from their jobs.  Likewise, if any of the District Leaders don’t vote with the chairman, the chairman threatens to fire the District Leaders from their patronage jobs.

And after all of this, do they manage to accomplish anything, even the occasional win?  Never.

The Brooklyn Young Republican Club's Call to Action connected Joe DioGuardi, the successfully elected Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, to nearly 100 local Republican voters one week before the Primary Election.

Is this the democratic, republican way to conduct politics?  No.  Rather, is this a communist-style top-down command hierarchy? Yes.

That model has failed miserably in the past.  It fails now and will continue to fail.  That’s why the Republican Party of Brooklyn is in the shambles that it is in.  And since the Democrats do the exact same thing (albeit with more success), is there any wonder why New York City and New York State government is a disaster?

Brooklyn YRs campaigning in front of local church

Worse yet, establishment apologists like Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli apparently think that right is still on their side.  But let’s look at the facts.  While they are critical that my campaign in the March 2010 Special Election, after learning we would not be on the ballot, chose to endorse the candidate most in alignment with core Republican principlesthey never once questioned or called out corrupt Democratic Boss Vito Lopez-approved Republican State Senator Marty Golden’s enthusiastic and unwavering support of Dem Boss Lopez’s handpicked candidate, David Greenfield, over that of a fellow party member.

Republican State Senator Marty Golden's Chief of Staff, Jerry Kassar (right), working with Dem Boss Vito Lopez operative, Bobby Carroll (left), to score another win for Boss Lopez in the 44th Council District Special Election.

They also chose to support, purely out of spite and Democratic deal-making, an unknown Republican who had lived in the City of New York less than a year compared to a candidate like myself who has been a lifelong resident of the district and has been very active in the community with city government issues.  That was even despite my personal reaching out to sit down and discuss my campaign so we could work together towards a win.

But the objective was not for an actual Republican to win, of course, since their endorsed Republican only garnered 332 votes out of nearly 13,000; it was for David Greenfield to get as much Democratic, Republican and Conservative Party support as possible to win.  That was just one of themany deals they made to prevent Republican State Senator Marty Golden from getting a serious Democratic challenger, and it was a deal they kept.

At the same time, they wonder why Young Republicans have tended to be more supportive of Lucretia Regina-Potter’s campaign for State Assembly in the 49th Assembly District over a largely civicly-disengaged and unknown 20-year-old former paid Bloomberg 2009 campaign staffer.  Despite two previous elections where the Brooklyn Republican Party chose to ignore and even undermine the efforts of Republicans like Regina-Potter in sections of Brooklyn outside Bay Ridge, this time they chose a strawboycandidate whom they used purely for revenge.  They then directed an unprecedented amount of money, resources and energy–at the expense of their own congressional candidate who lost–in order to defeat the genuinely better-qualified and better-situated Regina-Potter in a primary–and that by only a mere 173 votes with an 8% turnout.  Now he will face 24-year Democratic incumbent, Assembly Member Peter Abbate, a close, Vito Lopez-approved political ally to Republican State Senator Marty Golden.  (Hmm…I wonder how that race will turn out in the General Election?)

Brooklyn YRs Helping Former 44th Assembly District Leader Yvette Velazquez Bennett register new voters

Once again, establishment apologists like Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo have never put this much effort toward any candidate or organization that they actually genuinely supported–including their own underwhelming candidacies for public office–as compared to what they are willing to do to destroy independent, reform Republicans they never liked and have no interest in trying to get along with.  After all, where were all these establishment apologists for the Brooklyn Republican Party’s endorsed former candidates like Yvette Bennett, Glenn Nocera, Susan Cleary, John Chromczak, Pedro Monge, Sandy Serrano—among many others?  Young Republicans were there to help.  Where were they?

Brooklyn YRs campaigning in 2008 for Presidential Candidate John McCain, State Senate Candidate Glenn Nocera and State Assembly Candidate Yvette Velazquez-Bennett

Perhaps, it’s what 47th Assembly District Leader Russell Gallo himself revealed to me at the Republican State Convention earlier this year, that, after petitioning is over, any sincere campaign efforts cease because, to quote him, “Oh, c’mon, it’s not like any of these people are going to win anyway!”

If they have such little faith in the candidates that he and his colleagues pick, maybe it’s time for them to step down and let someone prove they can do it better.

Instead of criticizing the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, they would have been better off discussing how they could bring everyone together to build a true family of Republican voters and activists in support of a principled platform of reform for what ails government today, and then actually support it!

It is apparent, however, that they would rather be certain they are miserable in failure and servitude to the Brooklyn Democratic bosses in order to receive mere crumbs than risk being happy together in success with all of their fellow Republicans and neighbors.

Roy Antoun, Brooklyn YR Communications Co-Chair, successfully won a primary for a county committee seat in the 46th Assembly District in 2009.

Unfortunately for them, Young Republicans, and most voters, are allergic to this kind of self-serving hypocrisy and foolishness, and right now, that’s all this Brooklyn Republican Party establishment has to offer.

So, for the duration of my tenure as President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, I pledge, to our fellow members and to all the young people in Brooklyn who want to leave a better system for their children than the one we inherited from the establishment of yesterday, that:

We will continue to welcome all Republicans of all perspectives and ideologies, including those Democrats and other voters who tend to identify more with Republican principles (who eventually change their registrations to reflect that) in order to build broad support for Republican principles and policies;

We will continue to innovate, and to encourage young Republicans to pursue whatever roles in party or public office they seek, sharing our collective experience, knowledge, and resources with them to promote those common objectives;

And, most importantly, we will continue to pursue any and all reforms and changes of leadership inside and outside our party to ensure that the Brooklyn Republican Party no longer remains the exclusive club of vassals to Brooklyn Democratic Boss Vito Lopez’s corrupt agenda, but a functioning family of independent, principled Republicans who seek simply to do their best to make life better in Brooklyn and beyond for everyone.

I’m sure that as Russell Gallo wishes to divorce himself from this organization and its goals, so have most of his colleagues in the Brooklyn Republican Party establishment.  It’s now up to us to tell them their time at the helm is at an end.

We simply can no longer afford it.

***

What a piece!

There’s so much I could say, but I wouldn’t know where to start.

Allow me to offer some simple points.

First, the Brooklyn Young Republicans seem to me to be the organization with the most pull right now and the most momentum. A cursory inspection of their website reveals that they have had meetings or online sessions with many of the major candidates for public office that ran before the primary, including some important ones who won (such as Joe DioGuardi and Mike Grimm). They are innovative and use technology to their advantage, which is, as I’ve often said, the politics of the future (and now).

Second, the Young Republicans have goals that are within the mainstream of the current state of politics. Reform is the key buzz word of this year’s elections, and we here at Atlas were using it long before anyone else was. They have embraced reform wholeheartedly, earned the bizarre (to most) enmity of the establishment, and yet continue to attract candidates and followers to their organization.

Meanwhile, all the establishment can offer is a self-obsessed Tea Party fake and a blog radio program that barely anyone listens to (largely because it is openly sponsored by the GOP establishment).

Third, if what Mr. Judge has said is true (and if I recall the coverage of the 44th City Council race, I believe it is), his organization (apparently spearheaded by the Young Republicans) did things I could never imagine a bunch of younger people doing these days. I sometimes would pick up the local paper or go online and hear things about Mr. Judge’s group and be quite impressed. This is obviously something that has concerned the GOP establishment, which continues to perceive the Young Republicans to be a threat.

Finally, I think that Mr. Gallo’s alleged comments are very telling. He said: “Oh, c’mon, it’s not like any of these people are going to win anyway!” It only goes to show you that the Brooklyn GOP establishment has no intention of winning any of its races. It has become so content with failure and submitting to Vito Lopez’s will that losing has become accepted practice.

We’ve been reporting that for months.

Those remarks spoke volumes to me, and coming from a District Leader so close to Craig Eaton…

My only criticism of Mr. Judge’s piece is that, by responding to Mr. Gallo’s nonsense, he attached undue relevance to someone so insignificant.

But at least he had a good reason for doing so, from what I can tell.

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20 Comments
  1. Let the other guys pound pavement, JJ, you keep working the keys like Van Cliburn permalink
    September 27, 2010 11:26 pm

    You endorsed Michael Grimm and pounded your keys about it– he carried Brooklyn.

    They pounded pavement for Allegretti — he carried Golden’s home ED.

    Golden put his name on the line for Allegretti — he proved what his name was worth outside his home ED.

    Eaton did neither for Allegretti but did name him “Brooklyn’s own candidate” [Political Brilliance Trophy 2009-2010, awarded to Craig Eaton; then permanently retired] — Eaton was justly rewarded for his hubris and Allegretti for his selection of Eaton and Golden as his political champions.

  2. The Brooklyn Republican Eatablishment Is Whistling Past Its Own Graveyard permalink
    September 28, 2010 7:06 am

    Kids, things are getting scarier and scarier. As Halloween approaches and various political stories hit the newspapers, the Brooklyn GOP under Craig Eaton keeps wondering if it is going to be TRICK or TREAT this year.

    As a county-wide organization, the Kings County Republican Party has no footprint in most of Brooklyn. As far as some of the Kings County Republican Leadership is concerned that’s not a bad thing.

    With a little more than a month to go until Election Day most registered Republican voters in Brooklyn don’t even know the names of their local Republican candidates. That’s because in most of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods there is no Republican apparatus and not even a nominal Republican presence. Even filling the “Republican” Board of Elections slots in the various ADs throughout Brooklyn has proved to be an impossibility. That means no Republican eyes and ears in most of Brooklyn, where Democrats can run wild with their election day shenanigans and excesses.

    Right now, there are major news stories appearing almost daily in the city-wide press about several of the statewide Republican candidates; why is there no equivalent local coverage in the community weeklies and ethnic newspapers. Most of Brooklyn’s community newspapers never even mention the names of any local candidates who might be on the Republican line. That’s largely because they don’t have any press releases or other sources of copy given to them naming the Republican candidates for congress, state senate, and/or the assembly. Even in the less than a handful of “competitive” districts, most of coverage goes to the Democrats.

    All of this is largely because the Kings County Republican Party is trying to keep a low profile as part of its deals with the Democrats. That posture has paid one significant dividend, the Brooklyn Republican leadership has not yet been named in any of the scandals that have recently been reported in the News and Post. Right now, several Republicans like Craig Eaton and Marty Golden, and several members of the KCRP Executive Board are whistling past the graveyard hoping that the News and Post sticks with the Dems and doesn’t connect the dots to them.

    Scary stuff is coming, kids. Halloween always comes before Election Day, even for Republicans.

  3. No More Press permalink
    September 29, 2010 7:57 am

    Please write an article on this video by John “Racist” Press.

    • Press off his rocker! permalink
      September 29, 2010 2:02 pm

      This is a frightening man. As a conservative, pro-constitution minority living in a delightfully diverse community of Brooklyn, I refuse to associate with this man or his group. I have been heavily involved with Kellen and TeaParty 365. Press’ group, however, is not to be considered the voice of the real TeaParty activists of Brooklyn. This man cannot even accurately portray the problem with the mosque in Sheepshead Bay. The problem with building the mosque on that block is that it is residential and cannot accomodate the traffic and parking that the facility would generate. Culturalism (racism by another name) has nothing to do with it. It’s a shame Press had to get involved.

  4. Eaton's spokespeople are just like complicated dental work, only not as useful permalink
    September 29, 2010 7:29 pm

    Brooklyn GOP BlogRadio will be on tonight at 9:00 PM; quick, let me call my dentist and schedule a root canal in that time slot.

    How did everybody like “The Jig is Up Atlas” coverage of last night’s BRCC debates at Xaverian? In a word, “inspirational” – No, that wouldn’t be my first choice, either.

    I read all the features and comments that were in TJIUA at around 6:45 tonight — there’s about 25 minutes I’ll never get back again; life is just too short to spend it on that kind of Jigstuffin’. What a bunch of gafferteers and blunderoons! (I tried it the other way – this is better.)

    If Janele Hyer-Spencer, Mike DiSanto and McMahon’s spokesperson did nothing worse than what was panned in the Jigspace, then they must have had a great night. If Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Marty Golden and Mike Grimm said no more and did no better than what was trotted out in TJIUA, then their campaigns are about as useful as yesterday’s dish water.

    Eaton get somepeople who are a capable reporters, copywriters and editors to work on your Brooklyn GOP homepage and TJIUA. Your cutters and pasters, aka morons #1,#2,#3 and #4 have eaten too much of the paste and have spent too much time in the bogs sucking in sewer gas. They are hardly even passable hate bloggers anymore — expecting real reportage, political commentary and motivational blogging??? Craig, get real!!!

    Btw, Eaton don’t expect any real 49th AD Republicans to show up in your Bay Ridge backyard to support YOUR candidates there. You don’t really belong in the 49th and we don’t care to pay any social visits outside our own bailiwick. As for YOUR candidates inside the 49th, well that’s YOUR problem. As RINO Colin Powell once said – “You broke it, now it’s yours.”

    Or as set to song by someone just like the Ames Brothers, Craig:
    “You, you, you
    There’s no one else like you, you, you
    You could make my dreams come true
    ***
    If you really do, do, do
    What you oughta do, do, do
    To someone who’s really you, you, you”

    Good Luck, with that!

  5. Eaton's spokespeople are like complicated dental work, only not as useful permalink
    September 29, 2010 7:49 pm

    Brooklyn GOP BlogRadio will be on tonight at 9:00 PM; quick, let me call my dentist and schedule a root canal in that time slot.

    How did everybody like “The Jig is Up Atlas” coverage of last night’s BRCC debates at Xaverian? In a word, “inspirational” – No, that wouldn’t be my first choice, either.

    I read all the features and comments that were in TJIUA at around 6:45 tonight — there’s about 25 minutes I’ll never get back again; life is just too short to spend it on that kind of Jigstuffin’. What a bunch of gafferteers and blunderoons! (I tried it the other way – this is better.)

    If Janele Hyer-Spencer, Mike DiSanto and McMahon’s spokesperson did nothing worse than what was panned in the Jigspace, then they must have had a great night. If Nicole Malliotakis, State Senator Marty Golden and Mike Grimm said no more and did no better than what was trotted out in TJIUA, then their campaigns are about as useful as yesterday’s dish water.

    Eaton get somepeople who are a capable reporters, copywriters and editors to work on your Brooklyn GOP homepage and TJIUA. Your cutters and pasters, aka morons #1, #2, #3 and #4 have eaten too much of the paste and have spent too much time in the bogs sucking in the gas emanating therefrom. They are hardly even passable hate bloggers anymore — expecting real reportage, political commentary and motivational blogging??? Craig, get real!!!

    Btw, Eaton don’t expect any of the real 49th AD Republicans to show up in your Bay Ridge backyard to support any of YOUR candidates there. You don’t really belong in the 49th and they don’t care to pay any social visits outside their own bailiwick. As for YOUR two candidates inside the 49th , well, Craig they’re YOUR problem.

    As RINO Colin Powell once said many times (ref. Yogi B) — “You broke it, now it’s yours.”

    Or as set to song by someone just like the Ames Brothers, Craig:
    “You, you, you
    There’s no one just like you, you, you
    You could make our dreams come true
    ***
    If you really do, do, do
    What you oughta do, do, do
    To someone who’s really you, you, you”

    Maybe, Russell G. can lend you some kerosene — then we’ll all call you our “Bonfire Of The Vanities”!

    Good Luck, with that!

  6. ASIB quick poll permalink
    September 29, 2010 8:01 pm

    Which of the two truly wonderful comments directly above did you prefer?

    a)Merely witty; or

    b)Witty with a hint of Hannibal Lecter in “Red Dragon”.

  7. Gene B. Connected to The Jig permalink
    September 29, 2010 9:19 pm

    Sources have linked Gene Berardelli to The Jig is Up. They are saying that he and his gun-toting classmate Russell Gallo are working together on the hate blog. Indeed, I’ve heard evidence is out there that Gene is connected to the Jig.

    Gene has an opportunity to deny this right here, of course. But I don’t think he’s man enough to do it…

    • Gene Stinks permalink
      September 29, 2010 10:20 pm

      Gene B. smells. Literally. He needs a bath. That’s a fact.

      You’d think being a waterboy for Craig Eaton would imply showering at one point or another lol

      • Low Life Establishment Hypocrites permalink
        September 30, 2010 11:56 am

        I love how the GOP hate blogs go after Lucretia Regina-Potter on account of her looks (which, I don’t understand), Judge on being “lightly buzzed” and Roy Antoun on being a Muslim–all of which are untrue–but then fail to notice their own glaring physical inadequacies.

        Gerry O’Brien, for example, is so overweight, you have to wonder how he finds the time to engineer hate campaigns for Democrats and eat so much.

        Russell Gallo needs veneers for his gnarly teeth like he needs oxygen to breath. Looking at him is a chore to say the least. And doesn’t he live with his girlfriend who has has not married. In my day, they called that “living in sin.” Some “conservative” he is.

        Gene Berardeli smells worse than Staten Island, and one wonders if he can be seen from space, too.

        And Craig Eaton needs Bosley like an alcoholic needs a drink.

        Speaking of people who drink, didn’t Marty Golden run over some poor lady with his grotesque Escalade?

        These are the things the establishment “leaders” suffer from, and then they sick their attack dogs on the reformers and go after people’s looks and religious views?

        Hey establishment hypocrites: hope you can take it better than you give it. Otherwise, you’ll all be needing group therapy very soon.

        Oh, and I promise I’ll only tell the truth. After all, fair is fair, right?

      • Hypocrites Galore on Jig permalink
        September 30, 2010 2:28 pm

        The jig just coped your remarks word for word. How pathetic: a cheap blog that mirrors a respected blog and adds nothing to the discourse. Oh, and when are Russell and Gene planning on coming out of the closet on The Jig regarding their involvement with that blog?

        The question’s begging… LOL

  8. It Always Rolls Downhill permalink
    September 29, 2010 10:05 pm

    Gene B. Your gig is up.

  9. Because of Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio REALLY NOT ready for prime time permalink
    September 29, 2010 11:55 pm

    If you want to know why Eaton’s Brooklyn Republicans are disgusting just listen to Wednesday night’s “Brooklyn GOP Radio/ after Dark w/ Brian Doherty!” If you can stand it for more than a few minutes you’ve got a cast iron stomach or a serious hearing deficit, or both.

    It started out with Gallo and Berardelli calling Janele Hyer-Spenser a buffoon. Then Brian Doherty was introduced and it became three tough guys beating up on a woman that they didn’t debate the night before and who they can’t even vote against. Later on, either Moron #1 or Moron #2 had to go over how some other guy made Ms. Hyer-Spenser cry in a debate a few years ago. Then, either Moron #1 or Moron #2 had to take a dig at Lucretia Regina-Potter’s weakness as a candidate being able to bring out issues against her opponent in the 49th AD. Bottom line, there is some serious misogyny going on with Messrs. Gallo and Berardelli; and these are Craig Eaton’s chosen voices for the Republican Party in Brooklyn.

    Three Strikes and Brian Doherty’s Out as a legitimate candidate –

    Strike One: It was announced that Brian Doherty is now fully integrated into the Brooklyn GOP leadership – one of the biggest political disappointments all week; Doherty choosing Eaton-Golden hack-dom from the get-go.
    Strike Two: Doherty made stupidest remark from anybody who says they’re involved in politics in Southwest Brooklyn – he said he wouldn’t be able to pick Congressman McMahon out in a lineup – if true, Brian, better off to keep facts like that to yourself.
    Strike Three: Doherty said that he and Dov Hikind are not that far apart on the issues — great then why vote for somebody as green as you obviously are.

    I gave up at less than twenty minutes into the morass, but there was one good moment in the part of the program that I did hear, a clip of Denis Farina’s voice from “Midnight Run” asking for Moron #1 or Moron #2.

    btw, Brian Doherty, if you want to be a good guy, dump ALL the scumbags and come over to the good guys.

    • Atlas Sets The Table of Politics permalink
      September 30, 2010 1:56 am

      You left out how the first words out of Russell’s mouth are that he is an “establishment goon.” It goes to show how Atlas sets the table when it comes to GOP politics, both for reformers and the establishment.

  10. Playing TJIUA like Chester and Lester permalink
    September 30, 2010 7:07 am

    Love it, love it, love it!

    When you hurt Eaton’s hate bloggers, they show it. Well, at least they’re back to their strong suit – the cut and paste.

    “Reading anxiously…”!!! How full of themselves; they should be thankful somebody is reading at all. Besides, it’s almost October and this October will be wonderful, trust me. A REAL OKTOBERFEST!!!

    Last night we were not in the mood for the violin and Anne Sophie Mutter needed the break, so we played the Jigsboys like a Chet Atkins and Les Paul duet; needless to say, with Lester on one of his “Les Pauls”.

    btw, fyi, we can’t be “detractors” of TJIUA or Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio since there is nothing of value there to belittle or disparage. Next, Sister Craig will have them call us “calumniators”; and of course they always “Do what Sister says” – Russell and Gene are such dutiful little boys.

    • Shameful Conduct permalink
      October 1, 2010 8:38 am

      This Blog is supposed to be about politics, yet many choose to engage in critics on people’s appearances and related items.

      What does it matter their weight or appearance? Why do you think it is proper to make such nasty statements? If you are better looking or skinnier, then show your picture and let us all make our own decisions as to what we think of you.

      If these ridiculous posts continue, I will write to Worpress and demand this site be closed.

      • Wrong Blog, Sir/Madam permalink
        October 1, 2010 1:44 pm

        While I have read the occasional comment on Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn that has been somewhat vulgar (few and far between), those comments pale in comparison to the kind of statements made on the local GOP hate blogs. Whether the chairman or any other establishment figure is bald or overweight is irrelevant. I agree.

        What is relevant is how the GOP establishment only knows how to criticize people based on weight, appearance, and lifestyle choice, whereas here, the writers of the main pieces have not once (to my knowledge) said a single thing cruel or unkind about a person’s looks or physical appearance.

        Indeed, this blog has defended minorities, women, and people of non-Christian backgrounds who have been smeared by the establishment’s homophobic, brutish mudslingers.

        Rather than picking a fight on this blog, why don’t you go visit some of the GOP hate blogs, such as The Jig and their affiliates, and comment on their pages about how despicable they are? Why don’t you criticize their racist and ethnic slurs?

        Because, I can assure you, anything on this blog (what few comments there are) is dwarfed by the level of hate reached on the establishments sites.

        Think about that.

        (Incidentally, “critiques” is not spelled “critics.”)

  11. Gallo Has Doherty's Back. Is that a good thing? permalink
    October 3, 2010 9:39 am

    Snaggletooth Russell Gallo has taken to using his own photographic image as his icon at Eaton’s hate blog “The Jig is Up Atlas”; it just shows how the boy doesn’t know the impact of his image and likeness in some quarters. Then again, who knows how Vlad the Impaler would have handled the internet.

    For those that don’t know him, Moron #1 (or is it Moron #2) is Gallo’s warm and cuddly character. He has a serious MPD. Other spirits do live inside of him.

    A word to the wise…. Brian Doherty, you should know that having Russell Gallo watching your back is like having DeNiro’s “Taxi Driver” or “Cape Fear” characters as your household handymen. Just send the wife and kids away to the in-laws when Russell’s around.

  12. There must be another Russell Gallo that they're blogging about permalink
    October 3, 2010 5:08 pm

    Russell Gallo an “American Hero”! What did he ever do to deserve that appellation? I’ve heard that he’s the kind if guy that get’s off throwing teenage girls out of political gatherings; that surely isn’t heroic. Maybe, once upon a time he hunted a flamingo or two with a flamethrower or napalmed a mattress full of bedbugs, maybe even cleared out a shitter and kerosened the drums, but I’m sure that was a long time ago.

    As for the rest of the fawning pap that comes out of “The Jig is Up Atlas” about Gallo’s “leadership” that “mak [us] spew Wi’ perfect sconner”: Russell Gallo has earned his political position in the Brooklyn Republican Party by being a willing Eaton sycophant; Gallo’s next political insight will be his first; and Gallo’s blogging mis-speaks for itself.

    And just for the record, for what specific service(s) of Brian Doherty was/were Mr. Gallo thanking him? Having read two or three versions of Doherty’s biography (including probably at least one by him) perhaps it was easy to overlook. Of course Gallo’s hosannas are often unearned; look how he praises the likes of Eaton and Golden.

  13. Russell are you writing about yourself in the third person permalink
    October 3, 2010 5:43 pm

    Eaton’s idiots strike again!

    Who the hell wrote this crap? “…in Iraq and overseas…” where does that Jig is Up writer think Iraq is, somewhere west of New Jersey and east of California?

    More important, “fighting to keep our country safe in Iraq and overseas” even if it’s true does not make Russell Gallo or anybody else an American hero. Recognized heroic acts make one an American hero.

    Did Russell Gallo engage in any truly heroic acts? It’s a simple question.

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